Sony XBR55X850D vs XBR55X700D : What are The Differences Between Standard and Basic Model?

In Their 2016 lineup, Sony introduce XBR55X850D and XBR55X700D as the standard and basic model for 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. As the near model, you can find similarities between them as well as few differences. If you are interested in those two TV models, I’m sure that you need to know what are the differences between them. We will talk about the differences of those two TVs before move forward and see which of them is more suitable for you on this article.

Sony XBR55X850D : Sony’s 2016 Standard 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV

Sony XBR55X850D

Sony XBR55X850D

Sony XBR55X850D is introduced as part of X850D model. It comes as the smallest screen size variant for X850D model. We can call Sony XBR55X850D as the standard model for 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV as It comes with standard specs and features that can bring excellent 4K picture and entertainment. Sony XBR55X850D comes with Triluminos display that bring lifelike color details in 4K UHD resolution. As the picture engine, 4K X-Reality Pro is able to bring brilliant picture quality not only from original 4K content sources but also from non HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. Sony XBR55X850D is already utilized with 4K HDR that can bring optimized High Dynamic Range contents so that you can enjoy it with better details and more dynamic brightness level. Sony Android TV is installed on this TV model as its Smart TV platform. With Sony Android TV, you can’t only enjoy premium entertainment from your favorite content providers, but you also can run your favorite android based apps with the access to large number of apps from PlayStore. Controlling the TV and its Smart TV platform is also easier with Voice Remote Control that comes with Sony XBR55X850D set.

How’s the customers’ feedback about Sony XBR55X850D? Most of the customers are satisfied with the picture quality delivered by Sony XBR55X850D. They said that the TV is able to deliver great 4K picture with great colors. They also said that the Smart TV works well and apps are also great. The Voice search also works well said the customers. Setup is also quite easy for most customers. If you want to know more about Sony XBR55X850D from the customers’ experience, you can read more Sony XBR55X850D customers’ reviews here…

Sony XBR55X700D : Sony’s Basic 2016 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV

Sony XBR55X700D

Sony XBR55X700D

As the most basic 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV, you can find Sony XBR55X700D. It comes as part of X700D that only comes with 55-Inch and 49-Inch screen size variant. As the basic 4K UHD TV, Sony XBR55X700D is not completed with any Triluminos display. The picture engine that installed on Sony XBR55X700D is 4K X-Reality Pro that can bring brilliant picture quality from original 4K content sources or HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. The refresh rate of Sony XBR55X700D is quite basic with 60Hz native refresh rate and Motion Rate 240 effective refresh rate. It’s indeed able to deliver smooth common contents, but maybe you notice a little motion lag when you are watching action movies or sports and use the TV as gaming monitor to play action games. Sony Android TV is installed on this TV model as its Smart TV platform. With Sony Android TV, you can enjoy your favorite premium contents, while you can also run additional smart functions with huge collection of Android Apps from PlayStore.

The majority of customers are satisfied with their new Sony XBR55X700D. They mostly talked about the great picture quality that delivered by this TV. A customer said that this TV model is able to deliver spectacular color, tone and precision while the other customer shared his best setting to achieve best picture quality. The set up is easy for most of the customers, while the Android based Smart TV is able to deliver netflix and Youtube without any problems. PS4 is also working fine with this TV based on what the customer said. The only complain from the customers is the remote that’s not the voice remote that can control the TV conveniently. Sound is good although few customers still use soundbar for stronger sound. Do you want to know more about the customers’ feedback? You can find out more Sony XBR55X700D customers’ comments on this page…

Similarities & Differences of Sony XBR55X850D and XBR55X700D

Let’s find out the similarities and differences of Sony XBR55X850D and XBR55X700D before we talk more about their differences. Their similarities and differences can be seen on the table below.

Sony XBR55X850D Sony XBR55X700D
Screen Size 55-inch 55-inch
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Backlight LED LED
4K X-Reality Pro YES YES
Advanced Contrast Enhancer YES YES
Smart TV Sony Android TV Sony Android TV
3D Feature NO NO
Built-in Wifi YES YES
HDMI/USB 4/3 4/3
Speaker System 2Ch 20W 2Ch 20W
Introduced January 2016 May 2016
Triluminos Display YES NO
X1 Processor YES NO
HDR 4K HDR YES (with Firmware Update)
Refresh Rate Motionflow XR 960 Motionflow XR 240
Voice Remote Control Included Not Included

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What are Differences of Sony XBR55X850D and XBR55X700D?

From the table above, We can see the differences of Sony XBR55X850D and XBR55X700D. But I’m sure that you need to know more about their differences as well. Let’s discuss more about those differences.

1. Triluminos Display

As the standard model,  you can find triluminos display is installed on Sony XBR55X850D, while as the basic model Sony XBR55X700D comes without Triluminos Display. With Triluminos display installed on its screen, you can find more lifelike color details on Sony XBR55X850D than what you can get on Sony XBR55X700D without triluminos display.

2. Refresh Rate Technology

The refresh rate of Sony’s LED TV is measured by Motionflow XR term. Sony XBR55X850D comes with Motionflow XR 960, while Sony XBR55X700D comes with Motionflow XR 240. Their native refresh rate is indeed different as well. Sony XBR55X850D comes with 120Hz native refresh rate, while Sony XBR55X700D comes with only 60Hz native refresh rate. You may not see the difference between those refresh rate if you use the TV to watch common TV contents, but you may notice that Motionflow XR 960 is able to deliver smoother fast action movies and sports as well as Action gaming scenes when you use the TV as gaming monitor.

3. X1 Processor

Sony XBR55X850D is powered by X1 processor to make its color, clarity and contrast optimized. While Sony XBR55X700D doesn’t come with any X1 processor. It only comes with 4K X-Reality Pro, that’s also installed on XBR55X850D. With additional X1 processor, you can get better picture in XBR55X850D as its color, clarity and contrast are optimized with X1 processor.

4. HDR

Sony XBR55X850D is completed with 4K HDR, while Sony XBR55X700D is by default not completed with any HDR. As what was announced by Sony, to enjoy HDR feature, XBR55X700D needs firware update. Although the HDR quality of XBR55X850D is indeed still better than the HDR of XBR55X700D with the firmware update.

5. Remote Control

Sony XBR55X850D and XBR55X700D are both compatible with Voice Remote Control. But Voice Remote Control is only included with Sony XBR55X850D, while Sony XBR55X700D only comes with standard remote control. So if you want to use your voice to control the XBR55X700D and its Smart TV platform easier and faster then you should purchase additional voice remote control.

6. Price

As different models, There’s price difference between Sony XBR55X850D and XBR55X700D. How much is the price difference? Sony XBR55X700D is offered at around $200 lower than Sony XBR55X850D. When We talk about percentage, We can see that Sony XBR55X700D is around 28% lower than Sony XBR55X850D. Please note that the price is not fixed and may be different over time.

Which One, Sony XBR55X850D or XBR55X700D?

As We have talked about Sony XBR55X850D and XBR55X700D, We can see that Sony XBR55X850D is the better model that comes with better picture technology and voice remote control. In Sony XBR55X850D, you can find Triluminos Display, better refresh rate technology and X1 processor. It’s also included with Voice Remote Control. It’s indeed priced at the higher price. So if you don’t mind to pay around additional $200 for better picture technology and voice remote control, then you should go ahead with Sony XBR55X850D. Where you can order one? You should consider to order Sony XBR55X850D here…

Sony XBR55X700D in the other side is an alternative choice for anyone with less budget for their next 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. It indeed comes without X1 processor, Triluminos Display and Voice Remote Control. It also comes with lower refresh rate. But in general It still can deliver good 4K UHD picture and Smart entertainment to your home screen. You can also purchase additional Voice Remote Control if you have any budget later. Where you should order Sony XBR55X700D? We recommend you to order Sony XBR55X700D here…


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