Review: Sony Bravia XH81 LED 4K HDR Android TV

Sony Bravia XH81 Smart 4K TV series review

Relax in style and escape from the dreariness of reality with the amazing Bravia XH81 series of 4K Android TVs by Sony! Available in four different sizes to fit every space, starting with the 43” and going all the way up to a 65”, this TV is guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained. 

Designed with a narrow bezel to keep you focused on the flawless picture quality, this TV looks luxurious and refined, but there are some changes that should be noted depending on the selected size. One of these differences is what’s included in the box.  The 43” and 49” come with an AC adaptor and power cord whereas the 55” and 65” do not need the AC adaptor to receive power. This is a minor change compared to the other significant difference – the sound quality! The 55” and larger sizes feature an X-Balanced speaker which creates crystal clear sound that is designed to complement the sound quality and sleekness of the TV. However, don’t worry if you need a smaller model! Each of the Sony Bravia XH81 TVs come with Dolby Atmos, which provides immersive, cinema-like surround sound that effortlessly fills the room. The noteworthy addition of Dolby Atmos creates a truly multi-dimensional experience, with audio coming from the top of the TV as well as the sides, making your favourite TV shows and films even more realistic.

Sony have created the XH81 series to create a superior viewing experience. Enjoy stunning detail that the whole family can appreciate thanks to the X1 4K HDR processor, which uses advanced algorithms to cut noise and boost detail. On most conventional TVs, watching sport and fast action goes by in a blur. Sony have countered this with their Motionflow XR technology which keeps movement smooth and clear. Full of life-like colour and bold contrasts, even subpar images can be upscaled to 4K resolution by the X-Reality™ PRO feature. By widening the colour spectrum, Sony’s spectacular TRILUMINOS technology reproduces more colours than a conventional television. It does this by analysing and processing data from every image to make colours even more natural and precise for true image accuracy.  

These smart Android TVs combat boredom using an unbeatable selection of 5000 apps to choose from! Browse through a wide variety of movies, shows, music, games, sport and much more. Finding your favourite content has also never been easier using the handy Voice Search feature. There’s no more complicated navigation or tiresome typing, just press the corresponding button on your Sony remote and ask away. The Sony Bravia XH81 series is a recommended Netflix TV, this means they have been identified as a high-performance TV with easier app access and new features, making for a higher quality smart TV. 

Connect your Alexa-enabled devices for hands-free control of your Sony TV. This enables you to power up your TV, change channels, control the volume and much more. If you don’t have an Amazon Alexa device, don’t worry! It is also compatible with Google Home and can connect to Apple products via Apple Air Play, allowing you to watch your favourite videos and shows from the Apple TV App.  

In summary, the Sony Bravia XH81 series may have some features that differ depending on the model size but each unit is packed full of apps to suit the whole family. Never struggle to find something to watch ever again and navigate through the wide range of content with ease thanks to the voice control and smart capabilities. The display promises great results, no matter what genre you are watching, thanks to the 4K X-Reality Pro, Motionflow XR and TRILUMINOS technology. Need more information? Visit our product page here for the full specifications and choose from our home delivery or Click & Collect services.