Samsung UN65KS8500 vs Sony XBR-65X850
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Samsung UN65KS8500vsSony XBR-65X850

Samsung UN65KS8500

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

Samsung UN65KS8500

$2,264.98
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-rated 64.5" 4K television, with very low running costs and a good price
97
Reviews
259 Reviews
72
Value for Money
Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Running Costs
$93 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
64.5" 4K No No Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 64.5"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D No
Release Date Apr 2016
Sony XBR-65X850

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Sony XBR-65X850

$1,108.49
Our Verdict:
The most economical 4K TV available, with a good price and great features
90
Reviews
2 Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Running Costs
$340 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
64.5" 4K No 78mm Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 64.5"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 78mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Samsung UN65KS8500

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

Samsung UN65KS8500

$2,264.98
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and top-rated 64.5" 4K television, with very low running costs and a good price
97
Reviews
259 Reviews
72
Value for Money
Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Running Costs
$93 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
64.5" 4K No No Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 64.5"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D No
Release Date Apr 2016
Sony XBR-65X850

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Sony XBR-65X850

$1,108.49
Our Verdict:
The most economical 4K TV available, with a good price and great features
90
Reviews
2 Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Running Costs
$340 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
64.5" 4K No 78mm Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date
Display Diagonal 64.5"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 78mm
Release Date Apr 2015

Top Prices

Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
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NEW Samsung UN65KS8500FXZA UN65KS8500F LED-LCD TV 65-in 65in Curved 4K SUHD (Brand new, unopened) - on
$2,264.98
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Samsung UN65KS8500 Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)
$4,100.00
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Tech For Less
Sony BRAVIA XBR-65X850E 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV - 3840 x 2160 - Motionflow XR 960 - HDR Processor X1 - Wi-Fi - HDMI
$1,108.49
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Sony XBR-65X850E 65" 4K UHD HDR Smart Android TV HDMI (2017 Model) XBR65X850E (Brand new, unopened) - on
$1,197.99
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Sony XBR65X850E 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
$1,198.00
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Reasons For

Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
4 Reasons For
A Lot Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Samsung UN65KS8500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 240Hz, however the Sony XBR-65X850 is only a 120Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (120Hz slower).

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

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Cheaper to Run by $261 Over Five Years
Over five years the Samsung UN65KS8500 is $261 cheaper to run than the Sony XBR-65X850.
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Considerably Better User Reviews
Based on 237 reviews, the Samsung UN65KS8500 has an average user review score of 98%, whereas the Sony XBR-65X850 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
Better Brand
Samsung TVs have an average rating of 91.5%, but Sony has an average rating of 68.9%.
4 Reasons For
3D
The Sony XBR-65X850 is 3D, but the Samsung UN65KS8500 is not 3D.

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

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Cheaper by $1,156
The Sony XBR-65X850 is $1,156.49 cheaper than the Samsung UN65KS8500.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
More Popular
The Sony XBR-65X850 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

Reasons Against

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Samsung UN65KS8500 has better user reviews than the Sony XBR-65X850. The average user reviews score for the Samsung UN65KS8500 is 98% based on 237 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony XBR-65X850 is 80% based on 1 review.
Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Best
5 stars
217 reviews
4 stars
17 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Samsung has a better average brand rating than Sony. The average brand rating for Samsung is 91.48% based on 114,841 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Sony is 68.92% based on 4,983 reviews.
Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Samsung

91

91

Based on 114,841 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,983 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Samsung UN65KS8500 than the Sony XBR-65X850 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 83.1% recommend the product, based on a total of 249 reviews for the Samsung UN65KS8500 and 249 reviews for the Samsung UN65KS8500.

Date Released

Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
22 months old Best 34 months old

Key Features

3D

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Best
No
Yes

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Samsung UN65KS8500
Samsung
UN65KS8500
15 trees 0.57 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony XBR-65X850
Sony
XBR-65X850
54 trees 2.1 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Display Diagonal 64.5" 64.5"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 240Hz
BEST
120Hz
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Video Mode
2160p 1080i
1080p 720p
480i 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
2160p 1080i
1080p 720p
480i 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
 
 
 
Audio Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Subwoofer RMS Power 20W Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
Standard Music
Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
 
 
 
Power Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Power Consumption (typical) 70W 261W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Maximum Power Consumption 220W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
TV Tuner Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Processor Cores 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11ac 802.11a
IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
802.11ac 802.11a
IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
 
 
 
Management Features Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Number of OSD Languages 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Thickness Unknown - Click to provide data 78mm
Weight 23.2kg
BEST
24.1kg
Weight With Stand 23.7kg
BEST
25.5kg
Depth (with Stand) 297.2mm 265mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 906.8mm 892mm
Width (with Stand) 1,442.72mm
BEST
1,452.88mm
Height 830.6mm 844mm
Width 1,442.72mm 1,452.88mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2
BEST
1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 3 3
HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Packaging Data Samsung UN65KS8500 Sony XBR-65X850
Package Weight 33kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 942.3mm
BEST
943mm
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 224mm
Package Width 1,560mm 1,553mm
BEST

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