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Sony A90J Review Rundown

Sony Electronics | Published on 25 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 04 Jun 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Sony A90J
  • Extremely bright OLED panel
  • Hands-free Google Assistant
  • Strong audio performance
  • Not as bright as LED TVs

Summary

The A90J is Sony's latest flagship OLED model, as well as its best TV to date. The aluminum-laminated OLED panel is only a fraction of an inch thick, though the plastic back of the TV thickens out to 1.6 inches.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Master Series A90J is Sony's latest flagship OLED model, as well as its best TV to date. It offers advanced features including far-field microphones for hands-free Google Assistant voice control and an XR Sound system that's good enough to replace a dedicated soundbar. The 83-inch model has a third configuration that moves the feet from the edges of the TV closer to the middle.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, contrast-rich OLED panel
  • Google Assistant lets you use voice commands to control compatible smart home devices
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as high-end LCD TVs

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Master Series A90J is Sony's latest flagship OLED model, as well as its best TV to date. It offers advanced features including far-field microphones for hands-free Google Assistant voice control and an XR Sound system. The 83-inch model has a third configuration that moves the feet from the edges of the TV closer to the middle. Sony is moving on from Android TV as its preferred smart platform in favor of Google TV.
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Pros[**]
  • Extremely bright OLED panel
  • Google Assistant and far-field microphones
  • Excellent sound quality
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as high-end LCDs

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 95%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The Sony A90J OLED is an amazing 4k TV from Sony's Master Series. While it doesn't get as bright as an LED TV, it's bright enough to bring out most highlights in HDR. It has a wide color gamut, and its perfect black levels create a near-infinite contrast ratio, which helps make highlights pop. It's Sony's flagship 4k OLED in 2021 and sits directly above the Sony A80J OLED.
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Pros[**]
  • Extremely fast response time and perfect black levels
  • Super-fast response time
  • Great HDR gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • Very dim in real scenes
  • Not as bright as LED TVs

techhive[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from Techhive have found the following[***]:
Sony's Bravia XR Master Series A90J 4K UHD OLED TV is upper crust all the way. The OLED-behind-glass design makes for a rich picture, but an almost mirror-like negative space when the TV is turned off. The operating system is the latest version of Google TV (née Android TV)
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 4K UHD picture
  • Bright, rich, and accurate OLED panel
  • Sleek design
Cons[**]
  • Slightly off-kilter motion tests

whathifi[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
Sony's XR-55A90J is the company's first OLED TV. It's £1000 ($1000) more expensive than the 55-inch version of the LG C1. There are no cable channels in the Sony's feet, so if you opt for the TV's soundbar position but don't fill the gap, the cables dangling out of the TV will be visible. Sony has long been rather behind when it comes to HDMI technology but has sought to close the gap.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive picture and sound
  • Cognitive AI is a step behind the competition
Cons[**]
  • Dolby Vision is disabled
  • Lacks a headphone socket

whathifi[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The Sony A90J uses the same next-gen panel as LG's G1 OLED Evo model, which boasts higher brightness than that of OLED TVs before it. Sony is sticking with its highly successful Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology, which involves actuators that vibrate the whole screen, creating sound from the display itself. You can even use the TV as the centre speaker in a surround system, thanks to the speaker terminals on the rear. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV are here in all of their 4K, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos glory.
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Pros[**]
  • Great picture for the price
  • Great sound quality
  • Google Chromecast support
Cons[**]
  • Lacks Dolby Atmos and HDR10 support
  • Lacks Google Assistant support

references

  1. 1. ^ Sony Master Series XR-55A90J Review. Pcmag. 2021-03-17. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  2. 2. ^ Sony Master Series XR-83A90J Review. Pcmag. 2021-04-28. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  3. 3. ^ Sony A90J OLED TV Review. Rtings. 2021-04-06. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  4. 4. ^ Sony Bravia XR Master Series A90J 4K UHD OLED TV review: Luscious picture quality and fantastic design. Techhive. 2021-03-12. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  5. 5. ^ Sony XR-55A90J review. Whathifi. 2021-05-08. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  6. 6. ^ Sony XR-65A90J OLED TV review. Whathifi. 2021-06-02. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  7. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  8. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  9. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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