Review: Sony XG8305BU 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV Range

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As manufacturers push the market towards 55-inch sets and beyond, the quality of 43-inch models has taken a tumble. The Sony KD43XG8305BU is a mid-range model, but that doesn’t mean it can’t excel! As a 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, this model is sure to be in demand by our loyal customers. After all, it offers an amazing picture quality with loads of features and functions.

The design of the TV itself is sleek and elegant. The slim bezel and angled stand with built in cable management keeps cables neatly hidden in the stand, so you can focus on what matters most – the picture. The Sony TV not only maintains the quality of the 2018 XF range, but it builds on the image quality thanks to the new X1 HDR Processor and the next generation TRILUMINOS Display. 

The Sony TRILUMINOS display will create a more life-like colour and vibrancy meaning that colour accuracy is much better. This means that you get incredible image quality alongside the benefits of a 4K Ultra HD resolution. This TV also boasts a refresh rate of 100HZ, this means that it refreshes the image 100 times per second, reducing any motion blur that may occur.

It’s no surprise that Sony chose Android TV as its smart platform as it includes one of the widest ranges of catch-up and streaming services available on TVs in 2019. Anything from BBC iPlayer to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video can be accessed directly from the TV, providing a wide range of entertainment without an external box being required. Watch all of the latest original content, classic films and series plus catch up on your favourite programmes when it suits you best with BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and My5. The TV also feature built-in Chromecast, which lets you display content from other devices such as Android and IOS phones.  

X1 4K HDR Processor comparison with standard processor.

Sony TVs (from the 8 series onwards) come with Google Assistant built-in, making it a great set for those who have taken advantage of the low-priced voice-controlled technology. With the Voice Remote, you can talk to the remote to find your favourite online programs and films, change the channel, switch apps or even have your questions answered. You can also connect your Alexa-enabled devices to the TV for hands-free control – turn your TV on, dial up the volume and more, all with only your voice.

Not only does this TV have loads of amazing extra features and technological functions, but it also does the simple things amazingly well. For example, it has 4 HDMI slots, 3 USB slots, an optical port, a headphone jack, uses Freeview HD, and is wall mountable. All of these simple features are often expected in modern TVs but manufacturers don’t always deliver.

As you can see, this TV isn’t a top of the range 8K OLED that cleans your floors and makes you a drink at the end of the day, but it is a TV that has a lot of simple yet effective features. This makes it easy to use and great to watch! Having such a good display makes it one of the best mid-range TV’s available. It’s a terrific TV at a realistic price with great smart features that most people would be extremely happy with. For more information, take a look online or visit us in-store for full product specifications and a friendly chat with our knowledgeable team of tech gurus.