Sony KD-43X85J Review and Specifications

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Sony KD-43X85J Overview

Sony recently announced the 43″ Sony KD-43X85J 4K HDR Smart TV to bring smooth, crisp, and lifelike entertainment with the new 4K HDR processor X1™. The TV was launched along with the 50″ variant KD-50X85J.

The Sony KD-43X85J TV includes a ton of features like Smart Remote, Chromecast built-in, Google Assistant, Alexa, Variable Refresh Rate,  Auto Low Latency Mode, Bluetooth, and enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC). Also, check the Sony XBR-75Z8H review.

Features

  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • Alexa
  • App Store – Google Play
  • Apple Airplay
  • Apple Homekit
  • CALMAN Auto Calibration
  • Chromecast
  • Dynamic Backlight Control
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer Object-based HDR remaster
  • Frame Dimming
  • Google Assistant
  • Light Sensor
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode
  • Triluminos Pro Display
  • Voice Search
  • XR Super Resolution
  • ARC
  • ALLM
  • eARC
  • VRR

Inclusions

  • Quick Start Guide
  • AC Power Cord
  • Batteries
  • Operating Instructions
  • Table Top Stand
  • Voice Remote Control

Pros

  • 43″ 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
  • Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet
  • eARC, ALLM, VRR
  • Triluminos Pro Display
  • Chromecast Built-in
  • Smart Remote
  • Google Assistant, Works with Alexa

Cons

  • No HDR10+

Specifications

BrandSony
CountryUSA
SeriesX85J
ModelKD-43X85J
Release Year2021
Size43 inch
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5 inch (108 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate40 Hz – 120 Hz
Backlight TypeLED
Color30 bits
Color Depth1.07 billion
Display TypeLCD
Display Area91.81%
LED TypeDirect LED
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Frame Rate Control (FRC)
Panel TypeVA
Screen DesignFlat
Viewing Angle178 °
Aspect Ratio16:9
VIDEO
2K HFR
3D Capability
4K HFR
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
AMD Freesync™
Auto Low Latency Mode
Black Frame Insertion
Dolby Vision
Filmmaker Mode
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow XR
Frame Interpolation Value800
HDR10
HDR10+
High Dynamic Range Processing
HGIG Compatibility
HLG
IMAX Enhanced
Noise Reduction
NVidia G-Sync
Upscaling4K HDR processor X1™
VRR
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating10W + 10W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Audio
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
DTS StudioSound™
DTS TruSurround
Room Compensation
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11ac 2×2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth4.2
DLNA
Wi-Fi Direct
Chromecast
Google Home
Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Component Inputs
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDMI Inputs
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI-CEC
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Optical Audio Output
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) InputsOne
USB 3.0 Ports
USB Ports2
OTHER
Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile App
Closed Captions
CPU Cores4 (ARM Cortex-A73)
RAM4GB
Storage16GB
Mobile App
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French (60+ other languages)
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Teletext
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
Accessible Menu System (CVAA)
ASF
AV1
AVCHD
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
GIFV
H.263
H.264
H.265
M2TS
MKV
MOV
MP4
MPEG-2
MPEG-4
OCG
QuickTime
RealVideo
RM
TS
VC-1
VOB
VP7
VP8
VP9
VRO
WEBM
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
3GP
AA
AAC
AAX
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
AU
CDA
DSS
DVF
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
GSM
HE-AAC
IVS
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
OPUS
ORG
RAW
RealAudio
SLN
TTA
VOC
VOX
WAV
WMA
IMAGE FORMATS
BAT
BMP
CGM
EPS
Exif
GIF
GIF
HEIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
PPM
RAW
SVG
TIFF
WebP
TUNER
Number of Tuners1
Tuner Channel Coverage (Analog)VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69/CATV: 1-135
TV System (Digital Terrestrial)ATSC/ATSC 3.0(NEXTGEN TV)
Tuner Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial)VHF: 2–13/UHF: 14–69 (14–36 for ATSC 3.0)
TV System (Digital Cable)Clear QAM
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)37.95 x 22.17 x 2.72 inch (96.4 x 56.3 x 6.9 cm)
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)37.95 x 24.72 x 11.26 inch (96.4 x 62.8 x 28.6 cm)
Package Dimension42.13 x 27.36 x 5.55 (107 x 69.5 x 14.1 cm)
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Interface300 x 300 mm
Weight With Stand23.59 lb (10.7 kg)
Weight Without Stand22.49 lb (10.2 kg)
Operating Temperature0 °C – 40 °C
Operating Humidity10% – 80%
WARRANTY
Warranty1 year limited warranty

Final Verdict

The 43 inch Sony KD-43X85J 4K HDR is an amazing feature pack TV that comes at a decent price.

Sony KD-43X85J Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where can I find the Sony KD-43X85J manual?

    You can get the KD 43X85J user manual here.

  2. Does Sony KD-43X85J have Bluetooth?

    Yes, it has Bluetooth version 4.2.

  3. Is Sony Bravia worth it?

    Definitely! With Sony, you’ll find every penny you spent worth it.

  4. What is the Sony KD43X85J release date?

    May 25, 2021.

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