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KD-50X85J
$877New
$850Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Samsung QN85B is often somewhat less expensive than the Sony X85J. However, if you're looking for a TV with a slightly lower price point, the Samsung QN85B may be a better option for you. Keep in mind that these are general trends and actual prices can vary based on sales and individual retailer pricing. Make sure to consider other factors such as screen size, features, and the types of content you plan to watch to ensure you get the best TV for your needs. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Movies & TV

7.3
QN55QN85B
KD-50X85J
6.5
The Samsung QN85B (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the Sony X85J (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

8.2
QN55QN85B
KD-50X85J
7.6
The Samsung QN85B (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the Sony X85J (LCD) is good.

Cartoons & Animation

8.0
QN55QN85B
KD-50X85J
8.6
The Sony X85J (LCD) and Samsung QN85B (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation, though the Sony X85J (LCD) is somewhat better.

Bright Room

9.2
QN55QN85B
KD-50X85J
7.3
The Samsung QN85B (LCD) is excellent for bright room, while the Sony X85J (LCD) is good.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

7.5
QN55QN85B
KD-50X85J
7.3
The Samsung QN85B (LCD) and Sony X85J (LCD) both have good picture quality.

Sports

7.1
QN55QN85B
KD-50X85J
7.2
The Sony X85J (LCD) and Samsung QN85B (LCD) are both good for sports.

News, Talk, & Other TV

8.5
QN55QN85B
KD-50X85J
8.2
The Samsung QN85B (LCD) and Sony X85J (LCD) are both very good for news, talk, & other TV.

Cost

$877
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KD-50X85J
$850
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The Samsung QN85B (LCD) has a price of $877 and the Sony X85J (LCD) costs $850.

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How the Samsung QN85B (LCD) and the Sony X85J (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung QN85B (LCD)Sony X85J (LCD)
Samsung QN85B (LCD)Sony X85J (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$877
$850
Brand
SamsungSony
Year Released
20222021
Full name
QN55QN85BKD-50X85J
Screen Size
55"50"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
TizenAndroid TV
Sound Quality Score
7.5/107.5/10
NextGen Ready
NoYes
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.6/107.3/10
Bright Room Score
9.2/107.4/10
Gaming Score
8.3/107.6/10
Movies & TV Score
7.3/106.6/10
Sports Score
7.2/107.3/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
27.8" x 48.3" x 1.1"25.5" x 44" x 2.8"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
30.2" x 48.3"28.1" x 44"
Weight without Stand
37.9 lbs28.0 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
5.6/107.9/10
Local Dimming
8/102.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.2.22.0
Speaker Power
60 w20 w
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoUp to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Picture Roughly equal
Better for GamingSamsung QN85B (LCD)
Better Sound Roughly equal
Better for MoviesSamsung QN85B (LCD)
Better in a Sunny RoomSamsung QN85B (LCD)
Better for AnimationSony X85J (LCD)

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What Hi-Fi?

John Archer | February 2023
"Particularly key to this is the fact that black levels are unusually good, on a level we haven’t seen from any IPS TV before. Build quality is impressive too, with a gleaming silver metallic frame and stand, and enough heft to suggest plenty of quality innards. High dynamic range content jumps off the screen with enough luminosity and intensity to really sell what makes HDR special."

About Samsung

Samsung, a South Korean electronics manufacturer, holds the title of being the largest global TV vendor in terms of units sold. They offer a diverse lineup of TV products that cater to various budget ranges. A notable achievement in recent years is the development of Quantum Dots, a technology that enhances color reproduction, resulting in richer and more vibrant hues. Samsung TVs are well-regarded for their high manufacturing quality and user-friendly software, making them an excellent choice for consumers seeking an intuitive viewing experience.

About Sony

Sony stands as a highly experienced and widely trusted TV manufacturer, earning a reputation that surpasses all others. A Japanese company, Sony has been making TVs for far longs than it has been making Playstation game consoles. Sony's high-end TVs are often regarded as the ultimate choice for videophiles, representing the epitome of quality, albeit at a premium price point. Renowned for their advanced and precise motion handling, as well as their cutting-edge local dimming algorithms, Sony consistently delivers unparalleled performance in these areas. They include Google TV software with all their TV sets, which grants access to the largest selection of apps available and they also include Bravia Core which is a movie streaming platform specifically for Sony TVs that offers higher picture quality by using more bandwidth.

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