We've collated all the key information on Sony TVs in this handy guide. We've analysed over 250,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,600 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,300 TVs to impartially compare each TV brand.
Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $259 for the XBR-75X850 which has a display diagonal of 75", a thickness of 53mm and is a 4K TV and go up to $4,450 for the FWD-75X850 which has a display diagonal of 75", a thickness of 54mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new Sony TV is $1,339.
Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs.
Is Sony the Best TV Brand?
So are Sony TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.
Sony is ranked the No. 5 best TV brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sony is the 5th best TV brand out there.
Let's look at how Sony TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All TV Brands
Sony have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Sony TV being 80%. Sony also have a number of great features including OLED technology which sets them apart from the competition.
The average review score for a Sony TV is 80%.
When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Sony TV is $36 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.
There's a smaller selection of Sony TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 23 Sony TVs currently on the market in the US. Sony TVs also tend to be more expensive than most other TV brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of TVs
Average Price $818
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price $1,339
Price Distribution of Sony TVs
What Do the Sony TV Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Sony TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for Sony and then compared this to the other TV brands.
Sony has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its TVs than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 92% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for Sony TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.
Purchasers of Sony TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, good at displaying high definition TV and has useful technical features. Their TVs have also won 130+ awards.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Sony TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 133 industry awards for Sony TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by Sony to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 250,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sony TVs. over 200 of these reviews mention reliability of which 91% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sony TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
91% of reviewers think Sony TVs are reliable.
So, most people think that Sony TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Sony TVs that mention reliability:
the build quality is impressive
Sony proved that its HX850 series of HDTVs is able to deliver models that are very reliable
The Sony Bravia KD-65X9005A is a beautifully engineered
thanks to some ingenious engineering
One off the best features has to be the Google chromecast feature which is already built in the tv
Excellent Build Quality
You will probably need to use external speakers as the built in speakers aren't great
Once you've strapped on the stand it sits firmly upright - you don't need to worry about a heavy duty table to go underneath this one
Poor Build Quality
the glass is fragile (like 1/2 mm) so no food fights
The package was great with no damage
totally broke down within 4 months
The TV was broken during delivery
Features to Look Out For On Sony TVs
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Sony TVs that set them apart from the competition. These include OLED technology.
Sony OLED Technology
OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.
OLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle.
If you're looking for a high end Sony TV then the Sony XR55A80J takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at $2,298.
Features We Love:
Large display diagonal (55")
Features OLED technology
Thinner than average (33mm)
Features voice control
An OLED and multi award winning 4K 55" television, with a breathtakingly thin 33mm thickness and the latest technology. It features voice control and USB recording, has a smartphone remote app and supports Wi-Fi.
304 Reviews + 5 Awards
$540 Over 5 Years
Our review analysis indicates that Sony XR55A80J has superb expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 95%, based on 304 reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the XR55A80J in the US is $2,298.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.