LG 49SK8000PUA vs Sony KD49X720E

LG 49SK8000PUA vs Sony KD49X720E – Feature-Packed Affordable Devices

LG 49SK8000PUA vs Sony KD49X720E

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.

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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.

Features & Performance

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.

Design & Build quality

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 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Plenty of HDMI inputs to set any system to your liking.

Cons:

  • Requires the separate calibration for every streaming platform.

Sony KD49X720E Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • YouTube and Netflix buttons are built-in into the remote to offer streaming in one click.
  • It creates its own Wi-Fi direct connection with the other device.

Cons:

  • The bottom of the screen gets too warm when runs continuously.

LG 49SK8000PUA

LG 49SK8000PUA review

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...

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Common

Product

LG 49SK8000PUA
Sony KD49X720E

Model

49SK8000PUA
KD49X720E

Brand

LG
Sony

Rating

4.2 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

340
301

General

Series

SK800
X720E

Screen sizes in series

49, 55, 65
43, 49, 55

Display

Screen size, inch

49
49

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

IPS
VA

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

107.29/42.24
107.29/42.24

Display height, cm/in

60.35/23.76
60.35/23.76

Display area, %

91.04
90.96

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60
60

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10
HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not
has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

3GPP, MKV, TS, M2TS
MKV, WebM, M2TS

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

QuickTime, VC-1, VP9, Flash Video
QuickTime, Xvid

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

20
20

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

LPCM, RealAudio, aptX, HE-AAC
MIDI, M4A, LPCM

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

gray
black

Width, cm/in

110.24/43.4
110.2/43.38

Height, cm/in

64.52/25.4
64.6/25.43

Depth, cm/in

6.35/2.25
7.1/2.75

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.66
11.4/25.13

Width with stand, cm/in

110.24/43.4
110.2/43.38

Height with stand, cm/in

71.63/28.2
69.4/27.32

Depth with stand, cm/in

24.89/9.79
25.2/9.92

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

14.5/31.97
12.1/26.68

Connections

HDMI

4
3

USB

3
3

Component video input

0
1

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

300 x 300
200 x 200

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu, GooglePlay
Vudu, YouTube

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

TruMotion
Motionflow XR

Backlight technology

Edge LED
Edge LED

Manufacturer

LG Display
VA

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
240

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.027/0.011
0.027/0.011

Pixel density, ppi

91
91

Processor

Model

Alpha 7 Intelligent Processor, Quad-core
Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

webOS 4.0
Smart TV

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 240
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

Maximum power consumption, W

150
114

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

TVs HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 27.8
  • 22.6
  • 27.8LG 49SK8000PUA
  • 22.6Sony KD49X720E

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