Feb 12, 2020
The present LG 49SK8000PUA review will provide you with all the necessary information about this entry-level TV, launched in 2018. This model belongs to the SK800 series which includes the middle-cla...Read More
The idea to compare two mid-range units – LG 49SK8000PUA vs Sony KD49X720E – was born to find out the diversities between LG of SK800 series (2018) and last-year Sony of X720E series. Both TVs are 4K HDR models and can upscale any content up to 4K. They have IPS panels with a good viewing angle and support almost the same audio and video formats.
LG 49SK8000PUA has Artificial Intelligence ThinQ tech with the built-in Google Assistant for the voice control. It is based on α7 Intelligent processor to make upscaling close to a cinematic experience.
Sony KD49X720E has its brand refresh tech Motionflow XR to enhance motion clarity in fast-moving videos. Its ClearAudio is responsible for a high-quality sound and let us hear all the dialogs clearly.
The test Sony KD49X720E vs LG 49SK8000PUA demonstrated the lack of Sony KD49X720E’s local dimming. That’s why it produces not very deep blacks in dark scenes and movies versus LG 49SK8000PUA’s ability to provide deep blacks in any content. However, Sony KD49X720E has the Dynamic Contrast Enhancer to make tonal gradation completely natural. LG 49SK8000PUA offers accurate colors with a wider spectrum due to its Nano Cell Display.
Both TVs speakers’ total power is not great to make the soundbar connection desirable. However, LG 49SK8000PUA supports Dolby Atmos for the high clarity and detailing of every sound whether from the main scene or the background. LG 49SK8000PUA has a wide range of apps. Besides, it has great motion handling and extremely quick response time to play any game or to watch sport.
Both units are flat and thin. LG 49SK8000PUA is gray and Sony KD49X720E is black. Sony KD49X720E has a hidden cable panel to look neat and its brand center stand with a good support. Its back panel is plastic and common. All the inputs are easy to access.
LG 49SK8000PUA has a slim metal frame and aluminum backing. It also has a curved metal stand that looks great but makes the TV wobble a little. Besides, its inputs are not very easily available when the TV is on the wall.
LG 49SK8000PUA is better TV in this comparison. Check LG 49SK8000PUA price