LG 86SM9070PUA

Sony XBR-85X950G

SCORE:
93
SCORE:
92

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) NanoCell Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X-Wide Angle
  • X1™ Ultimate Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 86SM9070PUA to Sony XBR-85X950G to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG 86SM9070PUA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG 86SM9070PUA

Sony XBR-85X950G

DISPLAY
92
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
97
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
93
DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
85
OTHER FEATURES
83
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
92

Selected Features

Nano Cell Technology on LG 86SM9070PUA

LG 86SM9070PUAuses nanocell technology on its LCD display. This technology uses particles to absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. In addition, they create subtler, more accurate colors that stay true, even at wide viewing angles. So, even if the whole family is gathered around the TV, everyone has the best seat in the house, whether they’re front and center, or across the room and off to the side.

VA Panel on Sony XBR-85X950G

Sony XBR-85X950G has a vertical alignment (VA) panel. Such panels are most commonly used in LCD TVs as they provide deeper blacks compared to the IPS panels. However, they are still limited with the viewing angles compared to the IPS panels or OLED displays.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TVs have Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the displays. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

HDR10

LG 86SM9070PUA and Sony XBR-85X950G support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

LG 86SM9070PUA and Sony XBR-85X950G also support Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Advantage of LG 86SM9070PUA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 86SM9070PUA over Sony XBR-85X950G.

LG 86SM9070PUA vs Sony XBR-85X950G
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated vs
More Speaker Channels 2.2 Channel vs 2
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 40W (WF:20W) vs 10 W + 10 W
WiSA Ready Separate Dongle Purchase Required vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
3GPP vs
Flash Video vs
MPEG-4 vs
TS vs
VC-1 vs
VP9 vs
AAC vs
aptX vs
HE-AAC vs
OGG vs
RealAudio vs
JPS vs

Advantage of Sony XBR-85X950G

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony XBR-85X950G over LG 86SM9070PUA.

LG 86SM9070PUA vs Sony XBR-85X950G
IMAX Enhanced vs
Chromecast vs
HDCP Version 2.2 vs 2.3
USB 3.0 Ports vs 1
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
More Storage 8 GB vs 16 GB
WebM vs
WMV vs
Xvid vs
M4A vs
MIDI vs
WAV vs
GIF vs
PNG vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Slim Direct LED
👍   Full Array Local Dimming
👍   Wide Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   2K HFR
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   New HDMI 2.1
WEAKNESSES
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No VRR
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG 86SM9070PUA and here - Sony XBR-85X950G.

BASICS LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
BrandLGSony
CountryUSAUSA
SeriesSM90X950G
Model86SM9070PUAXBR-85X950G
Release Year20192019
Size86"85"
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
Display TypeNanoCellLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)85.5"85" (214.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSVA
LED TypeSlim Direct LEDDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color ProTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AngleX-Wide Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen2 Intelligent ProcessorX1™ Ultimate
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240Motionflow™ XR
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel2
Speaker Poer Rating40W (WF:20W)10 W + 10 W
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD
WiSA Ready Separate Dongle Purchase Required
CONNECTIVITY LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.04.2
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2) eARC
HDCP Version2.22.3
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
CPU Cores44
RAM3 GB3 GB
Storage8 GB16 GB
Operating SystemwebOSAndroid
Internet Browser Full Web BrowserVewd
Application Store LG Content Store Google Play Store
Teletext
VIDEO FORMATS LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-MNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
GENERAL LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)157.3 W417 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)75.8" x 38" x 2.9" 75 1/4" x 43 3/8" x 2 7/8"
1.910x1.099x73 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)75.8" x 46.6" x 18.3"75 1/4 x 46 1/2 x 16 1/4
1.910x1.179x412 mm
Stand Size47.1"Width: 69 5/8 inch/1.766 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)83.3" x 47.8" x 11.2"79 7/8 x 48 1/2 x 11 1/4
2.026 x 1.231 x 284 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)600 mm x 400 mm400 mm x 400 mm
15-3/4" x 15-3/4"
Weight Without Stand119.3 lbs101.4 lbs/46 kg
Weight With Stand127 lbs108 lbs (49 kg)
Weight of Package (Gross)159.8 lbs141 lbs (64 kg)
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor1 Year
ACCESSORIES LG 86SM9070PUA Sony XBR-85X950G
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19RMF-TX600U

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