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Sony KD-43X8305 Review
|Value for Money||
|2 Years Old|
|£119 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 64?
It has ok expert reviews and below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 63%. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £119 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Does not feature OLED technology
What is This TV Best Used For?Having compared the KD-43X8305 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is average for playing games, ranking number 145 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 491 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 419 in TVs for films.
Should You Buy it Now?
Sony KD-43X8305 In-Depth Analysis
Expert Reviews Are Average
This TV received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review website avforums.com.
Very Good Brand
Based on 3,185 owner and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Good Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £599.00 it is cheaper than 52% of TVs.
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Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the KD-43X8305 of 43" is fairly standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 43% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.
The highest resolution of the KD-43X8305 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Televisions HD types range from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KD-43X8305 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
The KD-43X8305 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.
The KD-43X8305's thickness of 60mm is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 52% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
The KD-43X8305 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-43X8305 of 800Hz is fairly fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 21% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
Supports HDD Recording
The Sony KD-43X8305 supports HDD recording, unlike 99% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The display brightness of the Sony KD-43X8305 of only 178 cd/m² is very dim compared to most other televisions. It is in the dimmest 2% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the televisions the display brightnesses range from 50 cd/m² to 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².
The Sony KD-43X8305 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.
The Sony KD-43X8305 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 76% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.
Has an Ambient Light Sensor
The KD-43X8305 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.
Supports Screen Mirroring
The KD-43X8305 supports screen mirroring. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.
The Sony KD-43X8305 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KD-43X8305 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
Supports Face Detection
The KD-43X8305 supports face detection. 98% of TVs do not support face detection.
The KD-43X8305 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.
Very Slow Response Time
The fastest response time of TVs is 0.002ms, the slowest is 180ms, and the average response time is 7.4ms. The response time of the KD-43X8305 of 178ms is in the slowest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.
Features Voice Control
The Sony KD-43X8305 features voice control, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution
The Sony KD-43X8305 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.
Supports Parental Controls
The Sony KD-43X8305 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
The KD-43X8305 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The KD-43X8305 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The KD-43X8305's RMS rated power of 20W is in the highest 24% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This TV was released in February 2015.
Running Costs Are OK
The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A. Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KD-43X8305 will cost £119 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.
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|Barcodes||00635131626852, 04548736003422, 04548736003446, 05054629771860|