Sony X70G / XG70 Review: Vivid colors with greater intensity

Sony XG70 / X70G
Sony XG70 / X70G

All TechWeek writers are indepentent and from many different countries. Some english misspelling and grammar mistakes may occur. Want to contribute? Join the team

Since most Sony’s televisions stand out for the good quality they present, obviously there are exceptions and on this same page we have analyzed models that have left much to be desired, however, they normally deliver good equipment. Today we will talk about the Sony KD-55XG7005 , which came out in 2019, but continues to be a great option, especially for users looking for a good brand without spending too much. Without further ado, we are going to know both the good and bad of this television.

Exterior design of the Sony KD-55XG7005

Aesthetically we have a nice TV that has good details, which make it look a little more attractive

Something interesting is that the televisions of this firm usually have pleasant designs regardless of the category. We’re not saying it’s an amazing look either , in fact, it will have negative details. However, a good placement can give us a more attractive aesthetic.

The first thing to take into account is its size, which seems ideal for medium and large rooms, so you must have the right place for its placement, although our recommendation is to purchase the VESA support , which stands out for its ease of installation. gives.

Especially if we want to position it on the wall, which we also recommend , since the most striking aspect of the television is presented on the front, which implements slightly thin bezels, which stand out for generating a more elegant style for a more striking appearance.

We also point out that its construction offers resistant materials, in fact, this detail is what normally raises its cost. The least attractive is in the back , and this is because it has a more voluminous space, which takes away from the television.

Connectivity

We have three HDMI 2.0 inputs that allow us to connect external devices and send their signal to the television. For the version we will have a correct data transmission. We also have three USBs that allow us to record and play content. Highlighting one in version 3.0.

We are going to find other notable physical connections such as its Ethernet port , its audio output , its headphone jack and its antenna . Similarly, we highlight that it is compatible with several first and second generation tuners. For better channel scanning.

Now let’s talk about the wireless issue that Wi-Fi Direct offers us , which allows us to use the internet at a distance without the need to use the network cable. We also have DLNA to stream content from your smartphone. Unfortunately this model does not include Bluetooth.

Image quality and functions in general

Possibly the most remarkable thing about the Sony KD-55XG7005 is its image, which has a correct optimization to display our content. Here we find a 4K resolution that, due to its power, seeks to deliver better details, which can show realistic images .

We find a Direct LED backlight that is possibly the weakest point, since it does not have Local Dimming, therefore, its lighting will not be enough when we are in very dark or bright environments, therefore, the placement will be a very important factor .

It also has a VA panel that seeks to offer us better contrast and brightness, therefore, whites and blacks reach greater purity . Likewise, we noticed that there are almost no light leaks. However, there will be negative points, especially in the colors that feel weaker.

In fact, we noticed that the transmission has less fidelity and precision. The viewing angles of this panel are lower than what we have in the IPS. Fortunately, some enhancement technologies are included that will improve certain parameters , which are essential for the image.

These features dramatically improve color, contrast, and brightness for smoother, more visually appealing scenes. We also have support for HDR10 and HLG , technologies that usually work quite well, although for this the content must be compatible.

Sound

We have the typical mid-range audio that presents us with two integrated speakers that provide 20W total. Which will offer adequate sound for not so demanding content. The only draw is that it includes enhancement technologies like DTS Digital Surround , Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Atmos that try to generate a more immersive experience. However, it is best to purchase an external sound bar.

Analysis of the software / Smart TV and more notable features

We have a basic system that allows us to interact with some applications that are already pre-installed

So far the Sony KD-55XG7005 seems to be a good option due to the image and other features that we have seen, however, the system that it includes turns out to be quite basic, therefore, we cannot take much advantage of it, since it has basic entertainment functions .

The only interesting thing is that it includes some pre-installed applications such as Netflix , Prime Video and YouTube to watch movies, series and documentaries. However, we cannot install other options, which seems to us to be a negative, since we have a fairly simple TV.

It also does not have compatibility with voice assistants, however, we can solve this by purchasing a TV Box. The good thing is that there are now affordable options with good performance . This way we can take advantage of the characteristics that the television has.

Sony XG70: Pros and Cons

PROS:

  • front design
  • USB3.0
  • Picture quality
  • functions in general
  • HDR Compatible
  • cost

CONS:

  • back design
  • without Bluetooth
  • sound power
  • Operating system

Specifications

Make model Sony KD-55XG7005
Size 55″ (139.7cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frequency 50Hz / 60Hz (Hertz)
Backlight DirectLED
SmartTV Yes, Smart TV
Integrated Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth No
3D No
usb recorder Yes
tuners
  • Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S2
Sound
  • 2 x 10W (watts)
  • bass reflex
  • DTS-Digital Surround
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Atmos
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 721 x 1241 x 79mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 785 x 1241 x 336mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 15.4kg / 16.5kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 200 x 200mm
HDMI ports 3
USB ports 3
other connectors
  • dlna
  • EthernetRJ45
  • Satellite input (Main; F-type female)
  • AV input
  • digital output for audio
  • headphone output
  • Antenna (RF) (female)
IC+ Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class Category A
Content / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • current cable
  • user’s Guide