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Sony XE85xx (2017) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 686 reviews of Sony XE85xx (2017) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and sound are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the remote control and durability.

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durability, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony XE85xx (2017) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony KD-55XE8596


The 55XE8596 is a new 55-inch TV from the middle of Sony's latest 4K range. It still supports HDR despite only costing £1,290, uses edge LED lighting with whole frame dimming, and deploys a combination of YouView and Android TV for its smart features.

Jun, 2017

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Sony KDL-65XE85


Having dropped the ball with its key XD85 range in 2016 by building the models around low-contrast IPS panels, Sony looks to be on much firmer ground with 2017's XE85.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KD-55XE8596 review


A pretty affordable 55in 4K TV, but the HDR performance needs to be better

Natural, neutral, balanced pictures ; Handles motion well ; Good detail, particularly in blacks ; Easy to use

Dull HDR performance ; Upscaler isn’t particularly impressive

A solid Sony but lacks the dynamism to do HDR justice.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price


After struggling to impress with its mid-range TVs for the past couple of years, Sony has turned things round handsomely with the 55XE8596.

This 4K Sony mid-ranger features a striking space-saving design and provides a much better performance with HDR and SDR pictures than you’ve any right to expect for its money

It’s not very bright for an HDR TV ; Its build quality is a bit flimsy ; And its Android TV smart system can be frustrating

After struggling to impress with its mid-range TVs for the past couple of years, Sony has turned things round handsomely with the XE85.

Aug, 2017

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony BRAVIA X850E (XBR-65X850E) review


A 4K HDR TV that doesn't destroy your bank account

Great value ; Good HDR pictures ; Excellent SDR pictures

HDR isn’t very bright ; Android TV is frustrating ; Slightly flimsy build quality

Considering it costs well under two grand, the 65X850E manages to cling on to a startling amount of relatively high-end features - including, most notably, Sony’s excellent X1 picture processing system. This joins a much-improved backlight system in...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Vincent Teoh (

Sony Bravia XE85 (KD-55XE8596) review: Good but not great


An excellent TV with great black level response and superb motion handling but it isn't great at HDR

Deep black for an LED LCD TV ; Accurate colours ; Smooth motion handling

Limited viewing angle ; Low peak brightness for HDR

That wouldn’t be a huge problem if the Sony Bravia XE85 was cheaper, but at the time of writing this TV will set you back £1,000 and that puts it in an awkward place. For only £200 more you can get the Sony Bravia 55XE90 which has a full-array...

Jan, 2018

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Sony X85E (XE85)


X85E in the US and XE85 in Europe is a 2017 mid-range TV from Sony. It is the successor to last year's X85D (XD85) but differs in one key area, namely that it switches from an IPS LCD panel to a VA LCD panel. This alone should increase contrast...

SDR & 4K picture quality ; Reduced input lag ; Motion processing ; Built-in Chromecast ; Value-for-money

Poor HDR ; Android TV still not great ; Viewing angles ; Speakers ; Clouding

Sony has been dancing to a strange beat with the 85 series. Over the years, it has sometimes taken 2 steps back and sometimes another 2 to the side. It has been switching between IPS LCD and VA LCD and with the 2017 X85E (XE85 in Europe), VA LCD is...

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Sony X85E (XE85) received


Sony X85E receivedWith the 2017 version Sony will once again use a VA LCD panel after having briefly switched to IPS LCD in last year's 85 series. We expect the VA LCD panel to improve contrast. X85E also offers 4K resolution, HDR (HDR10 and HLG) and...

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Sony KD65XE8577SU review

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A dazzling 65-inch screen is an impressive sight in any store, but before you splash out on the Sony KD65XE8577SU be sure to consult our review. We've seen big-screen TVs miss the mark before and it's a costly mistake to make. Read the full review for...

Jun, 2017

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Sony KD-55XE8596 4K LED TV Review


Sony's lower range XE85 might not have the extreme processing and solid build quality of their higher end models but it still manages to be a cracking...

Accurate calibrated greyscale & colours ; Excellent performance with SDR ; Good motion handling ; Low input lag ; Decent set of features ; Great price

HDR performance could be better ; Narrow optimal viewing angles

The XE85 really impressed in our testing, delivering a great all-round performance that, when combined with its low price, makes it a cracking buy. Whilst the Sony might not have a direct LED backlight or local dimming, the even nature of the edge LED...

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