The pre­de­ces­sor of this mod­el, Sony KD-43XE8005 in 2017, dur­ing the test tests, delight­ed us with its pic­ture qual­i­ty and sound. But the Japan­ese man­u­fac­tur­er did not stop there, equip­ping the next mod­el with an improved UHD pan­el with the widest view­ing angle and even more remark­able speak­ers.

Test results

Despite the fact that the over­all assess­ment of the Sony KD-43XF8505 TV accord­ing to the test results is only sat­is­fac­to­ry, in gen­er­al, you can hard­ly find fault with the image qual­i­ty. The IPS pan­el of the TV stands out above all for its wide view­ing angles, high bright­ness and excel­lent con­trast ratio. The sound qual­i­ty is very good, and the equip­ment can even be called excel­lent. This is cur­rent­ly the max­i­mum you can get from a 43-inch TV.


excel­lent image qual­i­ty at wide view­ing angles
HDR sup­port
ful­ly func­tion­al Android TV sys­tem


rel­a­tive­ly high ener­gy con­sump­tion
no DivX sup­port

Sony KD-43XF8505 test results

  • Price-qual­i­ty ratio
  • Place in the over­all rank­ing
    1 of 20
  • Val­ue for mon­ey: 78
  • Image qual­i­ty (50%): 100
  • Sound qual­i­ty (5%): 81.4
  • Equip­ment (25%): 100
  • Ergonom­ics (15%): 95.2
  • Ener­gy effi­cien­cy (5%): 69.2
Test results
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Successful improvement

About image qual­i­ty: The 43-inch IPS pan­el, thanks to HDR sup­port, pro­duces a good pic­ture from cur­rent Blu-ray play­ers and game con­soles. The qual­i­ty of the inte­grat­ed TV tuner is slight­ly worse, but it can also be called accept­able. But what real­ly impressed us was the view­ing angle: the max­i­mum screen con­trast is 4410: 1, and only start­ing from 61 degrees hor­i­zon­tal­ly and 80 degrees ver­ti­cal­ly does less than half remain. These are won­der­ful fig­ures. Thus, Sony KD-43XE8005 is suit­able for fam­i­lies who will­ing­ly watch TV togeth­er: after all, not every view­er can sit right in front of the screen.

The rest of the results of lab­o­ra­to­ry mea­sure­ments also turned out to be quite con­vinc­ing. In par­tic­u­lar, the 43-inch pan­el pro­duces a good checker­board con­trast ratio (190:1) and shines with a bright­ness of 427 cd/m2. Dual 10W speak­ers deliv­er rich, nat­ur­al sound con­tin­u­ous­ly. Thus, despite the rel­a­tive­ly small screen size, the TV is real­ly capa­ble of deliv­er­ing plea­sure.

Sony KD-43XE8005
Incred­i­ble image den­si­ty: The 43-inch Sony KD-43XE8005 pan­el has a res­o­lu­tion of 3840x2160 pix­els (UHD). Pho­to: Sony

Excellent equipment and Android TV

The Sony KD-43XF8505 inte­grates a Triple-Twin tuner with DVB-T2 sup­port, as well as four HDMI inputs and three USB ports, so you can ful­ly enjoy superb pic­ture qual­i­ty. The lat­ter serve not only to play video and music, but can also be used to record TV pro­grams on a PC via USB. The TV can be con­nect­ed to the Inter­net via a LAN cable or, option­al­ly, using a fast ac WLAN mod­ule.

Once the TV is con­nect­ed to your home net­work (and thanks to the ease of oper­a­tion, it will be very fast), the rich world of Android TV opens up to you. You will have access to all pop­u­lar video-on-demand ser­vices such as Net­flix, Max­dome and Prime Video. In addi­tion, you can install many games and pro­grams through Google Play. You can even set up voice con­trol through Ama­zon Echo.

Anoth­er advan­tage over oth­er Smart TV sys­tems is the num­ber of sup­port­ed for­mats. Android TV can not only han­dle AC3 codec, but also can play DTS for­mat. Only DivX files are not sup­port­ed.

Power consumption as a 50-inch

The pow­er con­sump­tion of the pre­vi­ous mod­el was with­in rea­son, but the Sony KD-43XF8505 draws quite a lot of elec­tric­i­ty from the out­let in nor­mal oper­a­tion. On aver­age, it requires 76 watts — for a TV of this size, this is too much. For com­par­i­son, the Pana­son­ic TX-50EXW784, which is more than the aver­age 50-inch device, con­sumes only 77 watts. At the same time, pow­er con­sump­tion in Stand­by mode is nor­mal: only 0.3 watts. Despite this, this mod­el is only “B” in terms of ener­gy con­sump­tion. How­ev­er, giv­en the high cost of the device itself, which is approx­i­mate­ly 63,000 rubles, this most like­ly will not upset you very much.


Sony KD-43XE8005

Sony KD-43XF8505 test: a small TV for a large familyDespite the fact that the Sony KD-43XE8005 has already been replaced by a new gen­er­a­tion, it still deserves a rec­om­men­da­tion. This 43-inch TV offers a great pic­ture, very good sound and a com­plete equip­ment list. It also uses Android TV as an oper­at­ing sys­tem, and in terms of pow­er con­sump­tion, it even sur­pass­es its suc­ces­sor. The same applies to the cost: at present, this TV has reduced the price to 50,000 rubles.

LG 43UJ635V

Sony KD-43XF8505 test: a small TV for a large familyEven cheap­er is LG 43UJ635V: this 43-inch device will cost you only 32,000 rubles. Nev­er­the­less, dur­ing the test tests, he dis­tin­guished him­self by very good image qual­i­ty, rich­ness of sound and rich­ness of equip­ment. While LG’s own Smart OS can’t match Google’s com­pe­ti­tion, it still has all the fea­tures and apps you need. Its con­sump­tion lev­el is also low, so this mod­el from LG deserves the title of a real hit in terms of price and qual­i­ty.

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Features and test results Sony KD-43XF8505

Price-qual­i­ty ratio
Screen and back­light type
local dim­ming
Screen size
43 in.
UHD (3.840 x 2.160 pix­els)
Image qual­i­ty: HD TV
Image qual­i­ty: Blu-ray
Max­i­mum bright­ness
427 cd/m²
Max­i­mum Con­trast
Checker­board con­trast
3D: tech­nol­o­gy
3D: glass­es includ­ed
Hor­i­zon­tal view­ing angle (1/2 max con­trast)
Ver­ti­cal View­ing Angle (1/2 Max Con­trast)
Pow­er con­sump­tion dur­ing oper­a­tion
76 W
Stand­by Pow­er Con­sump­tion
Ener­gy class
Pow­er sav­ing mode
Stand: swiv­el joint
Dig­i­tal Cable TV Tuner
2 tuner
Dig­i­tal satel­lite TV tuner
2 tuner
Con­nec­tors: HDMI
4 con­nec­tors
Con­nec­tors: Scart
Con­nec­tors: Com­pos­ite (FBAS)
1 con­nec­tor
Smart TV: Face­book
Smart TV: Ama­zon Instant Video
Smart TV: Net­flix
Smart TV
Smart TV
Smart TV: Youtube
Smart TV: Installing addi­tion­al soft­ware
Smart TV: Brows­er
HBBTV Ser­vices
3 con­nec­tors
USB: TV record­ing
Net­work: DLNA sup­port
Head­phone out­put
1 con­nec­tor
Dig­i­tal audio out­put
1 con­nec­tor
2 x 10W (Sinus), no sub­woofer
Dimen­sions (with stand)
97 x 63 x 28 cm
Width (with­out stand)
60 mm
The weight
no data

Sony KD-43XF8505 test results

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