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XR-50X90J
$850Out of stock
$800Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Sony X90J generally performs better than the Sony X85J, with improved picture quality, making it a good choice for those who prioritize superior contrast, deeper blacks, and better HDR performance, which is essential for watching movies and gaming in a dark room. However, this comes at a higher cost compared to the X85J. The X85J, on the other hand, offers a better sports viewing experience and is less expensive, which could be more appealing if you often watch sports or if budget is a concern. Both TVs might not be the best in very bright rooms, but they handle reflections decently. For gaming, the X90J offers a slightly better experience due to its lower input lag and quicker response time. Both models have similar sound quality and lack built-in great speakers, which means you might want to invest in an external audio solution for a more immersive sound experience. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Picture Quality

7.3
KD-50X85J
XR-50X90J
7.8
The Sony X90J (LCD) and Sony X85J (LCD) both have good picture quality, though the Sony X90J (LCD) has somewhat better picture quality.

Movies & TV

6.5
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XR-50X90J
7.9
The Sony X90J (LCD) is good for movies & TV, while the Sony X85J (LCD) is only fair.

Gaming

7.6
KD-50X85J
XR-50X90J
8.2
The Sony X90J (LCD) is very good for gaming, while the Sony X85J (LCD) is good.

News, Talk, & Other TV

8.2
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XR-50X90J
8.9
The Sony X90J (LCD) and Sony X85J (LCD) are both very good for news, talk, & other TV, though the Sony X90J (LCD) is somewhat better.
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Key similarities

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Sports

7.2
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XR-50X90J
7.1
The Sony X85J (LCD) and Sony X90J (LCD) are both good for sports.

Cartoons & Animation

8.6
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XR-50X90J
8.3
The Sony X85J (LCD) and Sony X90J (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation.

Bright Room

7.3
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XR-50X90J
7.6
The Sony X90J (LCD) and Sony X85J (LCD) are both good for bright room.

Cost

$850
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$800
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The Sony X85J (LCD) has a price of $850 and the Sony X90J (LCD) costs $800.

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How the Sony X85J (LCD) and the Sony X90J (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Sony X85J (LCD)Sony X90J (LCD)
Sony X85J (LCD)Sony X90J (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$850
$800
Brand
SonySony
Year Released
20212021
Full name
KD-50X85JXR-50X90J
Screen Size
50"50"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TVAndroid TV
Sound Quality Score
7.5/107.3/10
NextGen Ready
YesYes
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
7.3/107.8/10
Bright Room Score
7.4/107.7/10
Gaming Score
7.6/108.2/10
Movies & TV Score
6.6/107.9/10
Sports Score
7.3/107.1/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
25.5" x 44" x 2.8"25.5" x 44" x 2.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
28.1" x 44"28.1" x 44"
Weight without Stand
28.0 lbs29.8 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
7.9/107.6/10
Local Dimming
2.5/108/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.0
Speaker Power
20 w20 w
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
Up to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass onlyUp to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better PictureSony X90J (LCD)
Better for GamingSony X90J (LCD)
Better Sound Roughly equal
Better for MoviesSony X90J (LCD)
Better for NewsSony X90J (LCD)

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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