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Sony XC85xx / X85C (2015) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1641 reviews of Sony XC85xx / X85C (2015) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony XC85xx / X85C (2015) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony XC85xx / X85C (2015) Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony XC85xx / X85C (2015) Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the sound and usability. The durability and reliability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the image quality and design, while many are negative about the size.

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42% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony XC85xx / X85C (2015) Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 445 user reviews of Sony XC85xx / X85C (2015) Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and reliability.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony XC85xx / X85C (2015) Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony XC85xx / X85C (2015) Series from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony KD-65X8505C

 

The Sony KD-65X8505C is the considerably more manageable and affordable 65in 4K UHD alternative to Sony's mammoth KD-75X9405C. It achieves this greater mass-market appeal predominantly by doing away with the front-firing, magnetic fluid-using speaker...

Mostly excellent picture quality ; Good connectivity ; Fair value

Backlight "flaring ; Slight luminance loss in the image's corners ; Android TV slows it down

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony KD-55X8505

 

Sony's 'entry level' 4K TV falls short of its flagship sibling

Pictures sometimes look sublime, Space-saving design, Good price for a well-specced 4K TV

Significant contrast shortcomings, Missing a few key video streaming services, 3D looks a little soft

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KD-65X8505C review

 

This big-screen Sony TV packs in a lot of tech and delivers a good picture...

Lovely colours ; Good sharpness ; Well specified

Needs stronger contrast ; Android TV needs work

Not perfect, but a commendable stab at affordable 4K

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KD-55X8505B

 

Sharp picture across the board, Lovely colours, Plenty of subtlety

Blacks could be better, Smart interface is not as comprehensive as rivals

Sony shows that you don’t need to pay a fortune to get a good 4K TV

Jul, 2014

hcc recommended

Expert review by : Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony KD-55X8505C review

 

The 55in KD-55X8505C is the honey trap for Sony's 2015 4K UHD models. Priced considerably below the ultra-slim X90C and the hi-res audio-capable X93C/X94C behemoths, this is UHD for the brand-buying mainstream.

Outstanding 4K clarity; great HD upscaling; integrated YouView platform with rollback catch-up TV on the way

Average audio; Android Smart TV platform is a chore; no HDR support

That said, picture quality on the X85C is superior to that of the much more expensive, ultra-thin X90C. Its images are punchier, boosted by a superior black level performance. So core Sony AV values remain strong, but with strong competition,...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony KD-55X5805 review

 

Gorgeously detailed, richly coloured images; slim design; attractive price; clean 3D

Below-par native contrast; contrast-boosting tools can distract; slightly soft 3D; average audio performance

Highs: Gorgeously detailed, richly coloured images; slim design; attractive price; clean 3D Lows: Below-par native contrast; contrast-boosting tools can distract; slightly soft 3D; average audio performance

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony KD-65X8505C review

 

Nice picture, fair price, messy smarts

Excellent contrast and colour ; Very sharp 4K/HD pictures ; Skinny frame design ; Good connectivity

Clumsy adaptive contrast ; Over-eager upscaling engine ; Android TV is marmite ; Uninspiring 3D

The 65X8505C is far from perfect. A couple of surprising - given the Sony branding - backlight and excessive sharpness issues together with merely average audio performance, uninspiring 3D and a currently cumbersome Android TV smart system take some of...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Steve May (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony KD-55X8505C review

 

It might not be a budget option but the Sony X8505C is one of the firm's more affordable 4K TVs and comes with Android.

This UHD screen is quite the charmer. It's well specified, with a strong connected proposition thanks to that integrated YouView roll-back EPG, and image quality is spectacular – in fact it performs better than the slimmer, more expensive X90C. All...

Nov, 2015

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Sony X85C

 

Sony has jumped on Google's bandwagon and adopted “Android TV”. We have already examined Android TV on media players, and Philips was actually first to launch TVs based on Android last year but they were running a mobile version of Android. This year,...

Good picture quality & homogeneity ; Android TV with Chromecast has clear potential ; Fair input lag ; Good motion resolution with MotionFlow activated

Android TV is still buggy and slow ; Out-of-box settings ; Mediocre speakers ; Remote controls ; Backlight lights up in left/right sides sometimes

Sony’s 2015 mid-range 4K TV, in the form of X85C, is also one of the first TVs with Android TV built-in. It gives us a hint of what is to come, and Android TV certainly has potential, but unfortunately it also feels underpowered and buggy in Sony X85C....

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sony KD-55X8507C review

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The Sony KD-55X8507C has a Triluminos display, designed to boost the colours you'll see on screen. We were impressed with the sound quality of this 4K ultra HD TV, but can it continue the good work with great, natural-looking pictures? Read on for our...

Sep, 2015

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