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Sony KD43X8305C

£775.12
£549.99 £225.13 cheaper than 44 days ago
43" 4K Ultra HD Edge-LED Flat Apr 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £118.41 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Popular choice
Does not have a good contrast ratio
6 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This television received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review site avforums.com.

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,413 expert and owner reviews (including 161 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range. 88% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Popular Choice

The KD-43X8305 is one the most popular television currently on sale.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this TV was released.


Energy

Running Costs Are Low

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the KD-43X8305 has an average running cost of £119 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 19% of all 306 televisions of this spec and age.


Design

Robust

One Sony KD-43X8305 reviewer concluded that the Sony KD-43X8305 was well made. Jimbi83uk wrote in their review of this TV “I do find it a bit slow going between TV guide to channel, wish the guide feel more built in and not”.

Good Product Quality

One Sony KD-43X8305 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. In April last year Chu5 gave the Sony KD-43X8305 a rating of 6 stars and said “All that being said, when it is working the picture quality is amazing” in their review of the Sony KD-43X8305.

Easy to Handle

One Sony KD-43X8305 owner who bought it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Avforums.com mentioned two years ago “Good upscaling and handling of relatively poorquality sources” but they only gave this TV a score of 1 stars.


Display

Good High Def TV

One Sony KD-43X8305 reviewer mentioned that the Sony KD-43X8305 was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Avforums.com wrote “The X8305 sits toward the bottom of Sony's rather confusing range of 2015 Bravia 4K Ultra HD television range” in their Sony KD-43X8305 review.

Does Not Have a Good Contrast Ratio

Three Sony KD-43X8305 reviewers who bought the Sony KD-43X8305 wrote that it did not have a good contrast ratio. Avforums.com wrote “Weak blacks and contrast” in their review of the Sony KD-43X8305. Avforums.com also mentioned “Black levels and colour aren't as rich as hoped” in their review.

One Sony KD-43X8305 owner wrote that it did not have good picture quality. Avforums.com mentioned “No shadow detail” in their Sony KD-43X8305 review.

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Not 3D

The KD-43X8305 is not 3D, unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

TVs which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Sony KD-49X8505 (£449.99), the Philips 40PUS6809 (£471.59), or the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (£479.99).

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-43X8305 was heavy and bulky. Zack wrote in his review of the Sony KD-43X8305 “Bose, what a disapointment! Your headphones are bulky, ear pieces do not fit properly which make them uncomfortable”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KD-43X8305 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

Alternative televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the TX-55DX650, or the TX-40CX680 (£449.99) both from Panasonic or the Sony KD-49X8505 (£449.99).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-43X8305 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Has a Bluetooth

The KD-43X8305 has a Bluetooth, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-43X8305 has a Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other televisions that have been around for more than two years also have a Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-43X8305 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Two Sony KD-43X8305 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Avforums.com wrote in their review of this TV “Great price for a Sony 4K TV” . Avforums.com also mentioned “Well priced” in their review.

Price Has Gone Down by £225.13 (29%)

The price has dropped from £755.12 to £549.99 in the last 44 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 89% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 11% chance that the price will actually go back up. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Smart TV

Good Apps

Three Sony KD-43X8305 reviewers concluded that the product had good apps. Avforums.com said in their review of this TV “Numerous apps” . Avforums.com also mentioned “Some key apps, including 4K video streaming, Android TV gives you more freedom than the rest” in their review. In April last year Chu5 said on Johnlewis.com “All this means if you wish to watch live TV you will regularly miss the start as the software has to reboot or apps have to update” however they only scored the product 61.764460931285 out of 100.

Supports Screen Mirroring Function

The Sony KD-43X8305 supports screen mirroring function. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV also support screen mirroring function.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-43X8305 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as this television.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-and-Picture Function

The Sony KD-43X8305 has a picture-and-picture function, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Has a Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-43X8305 has a Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television also have a Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KD-43X8305 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Performance

Features Parental Control

The KD-43X8305 features parental control, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony KD-43X8305 features face detection, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-43X8305 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Supports 24p Support

The KD-43X8305 supports 24p support. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support 24p support.

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Features Voice Control

The Sony KD-43X8305 features voice control, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Other Features

Has an HDD Recording

The KD-43X8305 has an HDD recording, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDCP

The KD-43X8305 has an HDCP. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also have an HDCP.

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Audio

Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

Two Sony KD-43X8305 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it did not have good sound quality. Two years ago Avforums.com mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-43X8305 “Fairly weedy sound”. Chu5 said “The issues include producing sound and menus” in their Sony KD-43X8305 review.

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV is 8W and the highest is 120W. At only 20 Watts, the KD-43X8305 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Support

Poor Support

One Sony KD-43X8305 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kd43x8305cbu, agnostic kd43x8305cbu, sony kd43x8305cblack, sony kd43x8305cbu, agnostic kd43x83c, sony 43x8305c, sony x8305c, sony x83c
Barcodes 00635131626852, 04548736003422, 04548736003446, 05054629771860

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