Sony KD-55XF7096

Sony KD-55XE7096

SCORE:
86
SCORE:
83

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10 support
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Sony KD-55XF7096 to Sony KD-55XE7096 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. Sony KD-55XF7096 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

Sony KD-55XF7096

Sony KD-55XE7096

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
89
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
68
CONNECTIVITY
84
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
86
DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
81
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
65
CONNECTIVITY
83
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
83
 
 

Selected Features

VA Panels

Both TVs have vertical alignment (VA) panels. 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.

HDR10

Sony KD-55XF7096 and Sony KD-55XE7096 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.

Advantage of Sony KD-55XF7096

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-55XF7096 over Sony KD-55XE7096.

Sony KD-55XF7096 vs Sony KD-55XE7096
LED Type Direct LED vs Edge LED
Higher Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage 55% vs 53%
Lower Input Lag 17 ms vs 21 ms
HLG vs
Dolby AC-4 vs
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
USB 3.0 Ports 1 vs
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) vs

Advantage of Sony KD-55XE7096

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-55XE7096 over Sony KD-55XF7096.

Sony KD-55XF7096 vs Sony KD-55XE7096
Higher DCI P3 Color Space Coverage 70% vs 75%
Higher Brightness 300 nits vs 350 nits
Higher Contrast Ratio 3000∶1 vs 3300∶1
More Storage vs 4 GB
Higher Energy Efficiency Class A vs A+

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   DSEE
👍   Clear Phase
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
WEAKNESSES
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No Dolby Atmos

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 - Sony KD-55XF7096 and here - Sony KD-55XE7096.

BASICS Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
BrandSonySony
CountryUKUK
SeriesXF70XE70
ModelKD-55XF7096KD-55XE7096
Release Year20182017
Size55"55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6" (138.8 cm)54.6" (138.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeVAVA
LED TypeDirect LEDEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame DimmingFrame Dimming
Color
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage55%53%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage70%75%
Brightness300 nits350 nits
Contrast Ratio3000∶13300∶1
Input Lag17 ms21 ms
VIDEO Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processor
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 400Motionflow™ XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency400 Hz400 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
X-Reality™ PRO 4K 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Tech0logy
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
Speaker TypeBass Reflex SpeakerOpen Baffle Speaker
Speaker Poer Rating10 W + 10 W10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Sound ProcessingClearAudio+ClearAudio+
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front SurroundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pulse
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11b/g/n802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth
Smartphone ConnectivityScreen mirroring (Miracast™)
Media Connect
Photo Sharing Plus
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs33
HDMI Version2.02.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.32.2
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs11
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
Storage4 GB
Operating SystemLinuxLinux
Internet BrowserVewdOpera
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Vewd Store Opera Store
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
PVR Function
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / NTFSFAT16 / FAT32 / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
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 Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,IB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43PAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+
FM Radio
GENERAL Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
Energy EfficiencyAA+
Power SupplyAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz
Models with supplied AC adapter: 19.5 V DC
Power Consumption (Typical)183 W147 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1242 mm x 721 mm x 80 mm
49" x 28-1/2" x 3-1/4"
1238 mm x 722 mm x 58 mm
48-3/4" x 28-1/2" x 2-3/8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1242 mm x 784 mm x 356 mm
49" x 30-7/8" x 14-1/8"
1238 mm x 775 mm x 252 mm
48-3/4" x 30-5/8" x 10"
Stand SizeWidth: 1003 mm (39-1/2")Width: 519 mm / 20-1/2"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1348 mm x 833 mm x 160 mm
53-1/8" x 32-7/8" x 6-3/8"
1330 mm x 824 mm x 168 mm
52-3/8" x 32-1/2" x 6-5/8"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
7-7/8" x 7-7/8"
300 mm x 200 mm
11-7/8" x 7-7/8"
Weight Without Stand16.2 kg (35.7 lbs)17.7 kg (39.0 lbs)
Weight With Stand17.4 kg (38.4 lbs)18.6 kg (41 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)24 kg (52.9 lbs)26 kg (57.3 lbs)
Warranty1 Year1 Year
ACCESSORIES Sony KD-55XF7096 Sony KD-55XE7096
Optional AccessoriesWall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (not supplied)Wall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (not supplied)

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