When we talk about 4K LED TV in 2021, we should mention Sony X95J and X90J in our choice list. Both of Sony X95J and X90J are introduced as part of Sony’s 2021 TV lineup. Sony X95J is introduced with 3 screen size options : 85-Inch (XR85X95J), 75-Inch (XR75X95J) and 65-Inch (XR65X95J) while we can find 4 screen size options of Sony X90J : 75-Inch (XR75X90J), 65-Inch (XR65X90J), 55-Inch (XR55X90J) and 50-Inch (XR50X90J). From their model number, it’s easy to guess that Sony X95J is positioned higher than Sony X90J. Why Sony X95J is a better choice? We need to know more about similarities and differences of Sony X95J and X90J to find out why Sony X95J that positioned higher is a better choice.
Sony X95J and X90J Similarities
We can easily guess that there are a number of similarities between Sony X95J and X90J since both of Sony X95J and X90J are introduced as Sony 4K LED TV series from Sony’s 2021 TV lineup. Before we talk more about their similarities, let’s take a look at their similar specs and features in the table below.
|Sony X95J||Sony X90J|
|Backlight Type||Full Array LED||Full Array LED|
|Dimming Technology||Local Dimming||Local Dimming|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Picture Processor||Cognitive Processor XR||Cognitive Processor XR|
|Motion Technology||XR Motion Clarity (120Hz Native)||XR Motion Clarity (120Hz Native)|
|Operating System||Android TV (Google TV)||Android TV (Google TV)|
|Remote Control||Voice Remote Control||Voice Remote Control|
|ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV)||YES||YES|
Based on the table of similarities above, we can talk more about similarities between Sony X95J and X90J.
1. Backlight and Dimming Technology
We can find that the backlight and dimming technology of Sony X95J and X90J are similar. They both come with Full Array LED backlight that completed with local dimming. Full Array Local Dimming backlight allows us to enjoy excellent brightness and contrast uniformity across the LED screen of Sony X95J and X90J.
2. Contrast Technology
On top of their similar Backlight and dimming technology, we can also find that the contrast technology of Sony X95J and X90J are also similar. They both come with XR Contrast Booster, XR HDR Remaster and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer. XR Contrast Booster can brings better peak brightness on the screen of those two TVs, XR HDR Remaster can reproduces greater depth and textures while Dynamic Contrast Enhancer can adjust the screen brightness according to the environment.
3. Clarity Technology
XR 4K Upscaling is integrated with 4K UHD resolution of Sony X95J and X90J. With XR 4K Upscaling, we can enjoy excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. We can also find that the clarity is also enhanced by Dual database processing that can reduces on-screen noise especially for upscaled non 4K contents and XR Super Resolution that detects objects in a picture then upscales their resolution for more realistic details.
4. Color Technology
Both of Sony X95J and X90J come with XR Triluminos Pro that can delivers rich and accurate color details with Wide Color Gamut. The color is also enhanced by XR Smoothing and Live Color Technology. XR Smoothing can delivers more natural color details by eliminating color “banding” while Live Color Technology brings more lively color on the screen of those two TVs.
5. HDR Support and Picture Processor
We can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources on the screen of Sony X95J and X90J since they both already support HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. We can also find that both of Sony X95J and X90J are powered by Cognitive Processor XR. It can delivers advanced optimization for the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of those two TVs.
6. Motion and Gaming Technology
The motion technology of Sony X95J and X90J are similar. They both come with XR Motion Clarity that based on 120Hz native refresh rate. XR Motion Clarity allows us to enjoy fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports. It also allows us to enjoy minimum input lag when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor. Both of Sony X95J and X90J also support VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) that can brings more immersive gaming experience on the screen of those two TVs.
7. Operating System and Remote Control
Google TV (Android TV) is integrated as the operating system of Sony X95J and X90J. It allows us to enjoy wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers with fast internet connection provided by 802.11ac wireless attached to those two TVs. We can also run wide collection of smart apps with the access to Play Store. We can also enjoy 4K HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment on the screen of Sony X95J and X90J since they are already completed with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV). We can control Sony X95J and X90J conveniently with our voice since they both already come with Voice Remote Control. We can also use Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit/AirPlay since they are already supported.
8. Speaker System
Both of Sony X95J and X90J come with Acoustic Multi-Audio speaker system although their audio power output are indeed different. Acoustic Multi-Audio basically can delivers good sound quality with Dolby Atmos support. We can also enjoy more advanced audio formats with additional AV system since both of Sony X95J and X90J already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).
Sony X95J and X90J Differences
Besides a number of similarities that we have talked above, we can also find that there are few differences between Sony X95J and X90J. Before we talk more about their differences, let’s take a look at their different specs and features in the table below.
|Sony X95J||Sony X90J|
|Audio Power Output||10W + 10W + 10W + 10W + 10W (50W)||10W + 10W (20W)|
|Premium Backlit Remote||YES||NO|
After we look at the table of differences above, let’s talk more about the differences of Sony X95J and X90J.
1. X-Wide Angle
We can find that Sony X95J comes with X-Wide Angle while Sony X90J doesn’t come with X-Wide Angle. With X-Wide Angle, we can enjoy accurate details from any side viewing angle on the screen of Sony X95J.
2. Audio Power Output
While both of Sony X95J and X90J come with similar Acoustic Multi-Audio speaker system, we can find that the audio power output of Sony X95J and X90J are different. Sony X95J comes with 10W + 10W + 10W + 10W + 10W (50W) audio power output while Sony X90J comes with 10W + 10W (20W) audio power output. With 10W + 10W + 10W + 10W + 10W (50W) audio power output, Sony X95J is able to delivers more powerful surround sound than Sony X90J with only 10W + 10W (20W) audio power output.
3. Premium Backlit Remote
Both of Sony X95J and X90J come with voice remote control. But they are indeed slightly different although their functions are basically similar. Sony X95J comes with premium backlit remote while Sony X90J comes with standard voice remote control that’s not completed with backlit. Backlit remote allows us to control Sony X95J conveniently when we are watching in completely dark lighting condition.
Sony X95J is normally offered at the higher price than Sony X90J for similar screen size option since Sony X95J is indeed the series that positioned higher. We need to check the price of Sony X95J and X90J before we can find their latest price difference as TV prices often change from time to time.
Why Sony X95J is a Better Choice?
Sony X95J is positioned higher than Sony X90J. Why Sony X95J is a better choice? From our discussion about their similarities and differences, we can find that Sony X95J is the series that comes with X-Wide Angle and more powerful audio output. Sony X95J is basically a better choice because it can delivers better viewing angle and brings more powerful surround sound as long as you don’t mind to spend higher for it. We can also get more advanced Premium backlit remote included with Sony X95J.
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Although it’s positioned lower, Sony X90J is basically similar in specs and features to Sony X95J except that it doesn’t come with X-Wide Angle, completed with less powerful audio output and non premium backlit remote. If you have more limited budget or simply not interested to spend more for X-Wide Angle, more powerful audio output and premium backlit remote, then Sony X90J is surely a good choice for you.
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