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Sony X89J Review: Totally worth it

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Sony usually offers good quality in most of its televisions, in fact, today we are going to talk about the Sony X89J that came out last year, however, it is still an interesting alternative for the upper-middle range, since over time it has dropped its price and we can even find it on sale for these dates. It does not mean that it is too cheap, but due to its characteristics it may be worth it.

Exterior design of the Sony X89J

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It has a striking appearance thanks to the good construction that has been given to this model

The first thing to note about the Sony KD-50X89J is that it has a striking aesthetic that starts from the inclusion of some thin bezels that with the correct placement will provide elegance, which is accompanied by a black chassis that provides an even more presence. deep.

Another interesting detail is that we are talking about the 50-inch version that, due to dimensions, we can recommend it for both medium-sized and slightly small rooms or rooms. The VESA support will be of great help to facilitate the installation. The construction feels very sturdy.

Sony X89J
Sony X89J

Connectivity

The Sony BRAVIA KD-50X89J integrates four HDMI connectors that will surely be the most used, in addition, for this version they already have version 2.1 that offers better performance when transmitting the signal from compatible devices. Do not forget that we can also use two USB .

These allow you to play and record content, likewise, there will be other interesting physical connections that you can verify in the specifications table. Place where we have also placed the compatible tuners. The wireless theme allows us to use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth .

Image quality and functions

The Sony KD50X89JPAEP presents an acceptable image that stands out for its optimization, which is accompanied by a 4K resolution that seeks to show realism when playing content. Of course, due to the LED backlighting , we may notice quality losses in dark environments.

The good thing is that being a high-end television it will have a good variety of improvements, which will work on essential parameters such as color , contrast , brightness and even movements . Speaking of these, it should be noted that this model has a 120 Hz frequency.

We also find compatibility with HDR formats that also do an outstanding job, although we mostly notice the improvement in content that is compatible.

Sound

It has two speakers and a maximum power of 20W that will not be anything special, in fact, there is content that requires more power, so it is possibly a weak point of the television. However, it includes features such as Dolby Atmos , DTS Digital Surround and X-Balanced speaker that provide an immersive and accurate experience, however, after thoroughly testing the sound quality is still missing.

Analysis of the software / Smart TV

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It has one of the best systems currently, therefore, we are going to enjoy a pleasant experience

The Sony KD-50X89J works with Google TV or Android TV , which would be the same system, only that certain users know it differently. We are facing an intuitive system that presents good optimization, in addition, it offers an application store with more than 7,000 options.

Another attraction is that it is compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa , two assistants that allow voice control. To stream content, it offers built-in Chromecast compatible with various devices, likewise, the Sony BRAVIA KD-50X89J offers Apple AirPlay and Apple Homekit .

Sony X89J: Pros and cons

PROS:

  • Design
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Image Enhancements
  • HDR
  • voice control
  • integrated chromecast
  • Apple AirPlay and Apple Homekit

CONS:

  • Does not include USB 3.0

 

Specifications:

Make model Sony KD50X89JP
Size 50″ (127cm)
Resolution 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frequency 120 Hz (hertz)
backlight Direct LED
Smart TV Yes Google TV
Integrated Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
3D Nope
usb recorder Yes
tuners
  • Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S2
Sound
  • 2 x 10 W (watts)
  • 2.0CH
  • Bass reflex speaker
  • X-Balanced speaker
  • DTS Digital Surround
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Audio
Dimensions without stand (H x W x D) 71.9 x 124.3 x 7.1cm
Dimensions with stand (H x W x D) 78.7 x 124.3 x 33.8cm
Weight (Without / With support) 15.7kg / 16kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 300 x 300mm
HDMI ports 4
USB ports two
other connectors
  • DLNA
  • RJ45 Ethernet
  • composite video input
  • digital audio output
  • headphone output
  • antenna (RF)
CI+ Integrated Yes
Energy Class Category G
Content / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • power cord
  • user’s Guide

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