Sony XBR49X900F vs Sony XBR49X800E

Two masterpieces from Sony – Sony XBR49X800E vs Sony XBR49X900F

Sony XBR49X800E vs Sony XBR49X900F

I had a chance to test and compare two great solutions provided by Sony - Sony XBR49X800E vs Sony XBR49X900F and this review should help people who are looking for a good TV. The Sony XBR49X800E belongs to the X800E series, while the XBR49X900F belongs to the X900F series, both series include other models with various screen sizes, but the X900F series include more models with bigger screens. The XBR49X800E is a 2017 year model, while the XBR49X900F is a 2018 year model. The XBR49X800E uses an ISP display, while the XBR49X900F uses an LCD display. However, both models use Direct LED backlight technology. These models belong to the middle price range – they will cost you around $500.

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Picture

Both models support the modern 4K HDR Ultra HD video format, but the Sony XBR49X900F vs Sony XBR49X800E refresh rate comparison shows the difference. The XBR49X800E is 60 Hz, while the XBR49X900F supports 120 Hz, preserving all the details during dynamic scenes. The XBR49X800E uses the Dynamic Contrast to Enhance technology to make the colors more vibrant, while the XBR49X900F uses the X-tended Dynamic Range Pro technology. Both models support the Triluminos Color technology.

Features and Performances

These Smart TVs use high-performance processors – you can easily navigate through the menu. The XBR49X900F uses the X1 Extreme processor, while the XBR49X800E uses the X-Reality PRO picture processing technology for image upscaling. Both models have many features, like Alexa, Google Assistant support and Android TV. However, the XBR49X800E supports the picture in picture mode.

Build Quality and Design

The Sony XBR49X800E vs XBR49X900F design comparison shows that both models have almost the same size – 43,14x27.2x9.9 in for the XBR49X800E versus 43.03x27.32x10.55 in for the XBR49X900F (with the stand). Both models can be wall-mounted. The XBR49X800E has a rectangle standing, while the XBR49X900F has the Y-shaped feet. Both models have extremely thin bezels. Both models have 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports.

Sony XBR49X800E

PROS:

  • The picture is amazing – it can be a great monitor as well. The resolution allows you reading text easily. The colors are stunning.
  • Good side visibility.
  • The Wi-Fi module works well.

CONS:

  • The interface may start lagging when you frequently switch between applications. It may be difficult to close an application using the built-in controller.

Sony XBR49X900F

PROS:

  • The image quality is stunning – no bleeding and the black color is well saturated.
  • The setup process is simple and it does not require major video adjustments.

CONS:

  • Some applications can make the TV unresponsive and you may have a lag downloading content via an application.
  • The built-in speakers are not great.

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Common

Product

Sony XBR49X900F
Sony XBR49X800E

Model

XBR49X900F
XBR49X800E

Brand

Sony
Sony

Rating

4.4 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

311
288

General

Series

X900F
X800E

Screen sizes in series

49, 55, 65, 75, 85
43, 49, 55

Display

Screen size, inch

49
49

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD
IPS

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, %

94.18
92.31

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

120
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

MKV, WebM, M2TS
WebM, MKV, TS, M2TS

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

QuickTime, Xvid
QuickTime

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

MIDI, M4A, LPCM
LPCM

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

109.3/43.03
109.6/43.14

Height, cm/in

62.9/24.76
64/25.19

Depth, cm/in

6.9/2.71
5.7/2.44

Weight, kg/lbs

13.6/29.98
12.2/26.9

Width with stand, cm/in

109.3/43.03
109.6/43.14

Height with stand, cm/in

69.4/27.32
69.1/27.2

Depth with stand, cm/in

26.8/10.55
25.2/9.9

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

14.5/31.97
12.9/28.4

Connections

HDMI

4
4

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

200 x 200
200 x 200

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

Vudu
Vudu

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

Motionflow XR
Motionflow XR

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Direct LED

Manufacturer

VA
VA

Native refresh rate, Hz

240
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

ARM Cortex-A53, Quad-core
Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Android 7.0 Nougat. Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 7.0 Nougat

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

Maximum power consumption, W

177
130

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

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