Sony OLED A80J TV Review

Sony OLED A80J TV review

The Sony A 80 J is a great OLED 4K TV. Its self-emitting pixels create an almost infinite degree of contrast with the perfect black color without the concomitant halo effect.

The A 80 J is second to the A90J but is on par with other OLED analogs and provides a good HDR display thanks to its wide color range and endless contrast.

Gamers will be impressed by the almost instantaneous response and the small delay of the incoming signal A80J. In addition, the TV is equipped with two HDMI 2.1 ports and is capable of receiving a 4K/120Hz signal. Unfortunately, the stated VRR support is not yet available and will be provided later through the software update. The A80J screen may be subject to burnout, which is typical of OLED panels, but the risk is small if you view various content.

Pros: the almost infinite degree of contrast, the wide-angle of the view, the instant response, the smooth transmission of dynamic scenes, the smooth transmission of dynamic scenes, the brilliantness of the glare, the small delay of the incoming signal


  • 1 What is the Sony A80J
  • 2 Functional rating
  • 3 verdict
  • 4 Positioning in the market
  • 5 design
  • 6 Image quality
  • 7 Transfer of movement
  • 8 Connection
  • 9 Sound quality
  • 10 Smart features
  • 11 A line of sizes diagonally
  • 12 Comparison with other TVs


Functional rating

Overall rating 8. 8 Sony A80J is an excellent TV for a variety of uses.

It’s perfect for viewing in a dark room, including video games, thanks to an almost endless degree of contrast. A80J has instant response, translating into a clear transmission of dynamic scenes in sports programs and video games. This TV doesn’t shine in high brightness, but the HDR format looks great on its screen thanks to its wide color and OLEDpanel benefits.

The Sony

An 80 J is powered by a Cognitive XR processor that uses “live intelligence technology” for the first time, according to The 9.4 Sony A 80 J, a stunning home theater TV.

It can display pure black tones without a halo effect due to its almost infinite degree of contrast, making it an ideal choice for watching movies in the dark. A80J perfectly scales low-resolution content and eliminates image tremors when played from any source. However, due to the rapid response, the frames in the live video may hang.

TV program 8.1 Sony A 80 J – a great TV tv to watch.

It scales content well in low-resolution and offers a wide viewing angle. A semi-glossy coating of its screen has excellent anti-glib properties, which somewhat negates that the TV has a modest brightness. However, the Sony A80J may not be the best choice for very light and sun-drenched rooms.

Sports programs 8.5Sony A 80 J – an excellent choice for watching sports programs.

The TV has instant response, qualitatively transmitting scenes with fast-moving objects. And its wide viewing angle allows you to enjoy your favorite game in a large circle of friends. Unfortunately, the Sony A80J has a modest brightness, so the quality of viewing in a very light room may not be the best. On the other hand, the TV screen has stunning anti-glib properties.

It has instant response, providing a smooth transmission of dynamic scenes, and shows a small delay of the incoming signal. The almost endless contrast of its screen with deep black tones is ideal for playing in a dark room. The TV is equipped with two HDMI 2.1 ports and can receive a 4K/120Hz signal. Unfortunately, the declared VRR function has not yet been activated.

HDR 8.8

HDR Movies are another strength of Sony A 80 J.

Although this TV does not dazzle with its brightness, the revenue comes from an almost infinite degree of contrast and a wide color scheme. Its screen can create deep black tones without a halo effect and perfectly scales small resolution content. Unfortunately, movies with low frame rates can be displayed with a suspension due to the fast response of the TV.

HDR 8.9 Sony A80J is a great HD video game TV.

It provides smooth transmission of dynamic scenes with a quick response to user commands thanks to instant response and a small delay in the incoming signal. Its screen shows an almost infinite degree of contrast with a wide color and deep black tones, which creates a spectacular image of the HDR format even though the TV does not have high peak brightness.

Using the 8.4 Sony A 80 J as a PC monitor can play the role of a PC monitor perfectly.

The TV offers a wide viewing angle and supports the color subdiscrete 4:4:4, providing a high definition of texts, but unfortunately has compatibility issues with the resolution of 1440p.


Positioning in the market

The Sony A80J is part of the Sony Bravia OLED 4K premium line, another representative of the Sony A90J. Its main competitors are other OLED TVs, such as the LG C1 and Panasonic J’1500.


of the Sony A 80, J TV is similar to the Sony A90J except for the back panel with a lattice pattern.

With a sleek body, it will look great in any living room.

Racks can be regulated in three

positions. In a standing position, the TV is pressed against the surface of the installation, with the legs can be shifted to the center if you have a small bollard. And in the upper position, he rises to place a soundbar in front of him.

The back panel is made of textured plastic and looks good, but there are no wiring solutions.

The A80J has the same thin frame around the screen as the A90J, but it doesn’t look as elegant because of the more solid metal rim.

The maximum depth of the A 80 J case is 5.3 cm. Part of the joints is sent downwards, which can cause inconvenience during wall installation.

The build quality of the 9.5 TV build is excellent.

It is made of expensive materials, and the racks firmly hold the body in place. The back panel bends slightly under pressure, mostly at the edges, but there are no claims to the assembly in general.


Image quality

Image quality

Contrast 10Thanks to the self-emitting pixels of the Sony A 80 J has an almost infinite degree of contrast with the deep black color. This screen is ideal for night film screenings.

The peak brightness of SDR 6.8 Peak brightness of the real image – 298 cd/m2 Peak brightness SDR is on the same level as other OLED TVs, and in real scenes, it was even slightly higher than the Sony A90J, although the difference is negligible.

The Sony A80J provides good viewing quality in moderate lighting, but it can worsen with strong lighting.

The peak brightness of HDR 6.8 Peak brightness of the real image is 593 kg/m2 Peak brightness HDR satisfactory, but the screen OLED Sony A 80 J shows a good result.

As with the SDR format, the brightness varies greatly depending on the scenes, partly due to the aggressive operation of the ABL function. The wider the light areas, the more darkened the entire frame. The HDR format looks pretty good, although bright objects are not so spectacular.

ABL (Automatic Brightness Limiting)- Automatic Brightness

Based on OLED technology with self-emitting pixels, the Sony A80J works without rear lighting and therefore does not need a local blackout function.

The TV screen creates the perfect black color without leaks of light.

The gray 8.6Sony A 80 J uniform has a magnificent gray uniform with little or no dirty screen effect, although this option can vary from TV to TV.

The uniformity of the black 10Sony A 80 J has an OLED screen that can completely disable individual pixels, leaving in their place the points of perfect black without the halo effect around bright objects.

The 8.3 Sony A 80 J viewpoint offers an excellent viewing angle, making this TV a great choice for collective viewing in a wide range of friends and family.

The Glare 9.0 Screen Sony A 80 J has a slightly matte coating, unlike the Sony A90J and other OLED TVs we tested.

As a result, the reflections are muted more and scattered wider across the screen than in the case of a typical glossy coating. Thus, the A80J copes perfectly with the glare, but still, place the TV in front of the window or light source is not recommenAccordingrding to some information, also note that ion, the modification of the 195 cm diagonal has a glossy coating. The conclusions for it in this section may be different.

The 8.5 Sony A 80 J colors show an excellent color range wide enough to transfer HDR to quality according to our testing criteria.

It fully covers the DCI-P3 space and shows a good result on the broader Rec.2020 standard.

Left: DCI-P3 xy coverage – 97.89%, DCI-P3 uv – 98.88% Right: REC 2020 xy coverage – 71.34%, REC 2020 uv – 73.69% Color volume 7.3 Color volume satisfactory.

Because of the limited brightness, light-saturated tones are the weak point of the TV, and dark saturated tones are better.

The 9.4Sony A 80 J shows off a great gradient.

Minor fluctuations are visible only in gray and green colors. Turning on the Smooth Gradation feature smooths the transitions but can lead to a loss of image detail.

Temporary residual image 9.5Immediately after the high-contrast image was reproduced within 10 minutes. We found a weak residual image that quickly faded.

Keep in mind that this test only checks the screen’s temporal response, not the permanent effect of burnt-out pixels. Its results can also range from TV to TV.

The risk of screen burnout 2.0Like all OLED TVs, the Sony A 80 J is at risk of catching up with pixels in places where static elements like channel logos or computer interfaces are long-lasting.

However, we do not consider this threat to be serious for most viewers who view various content. In addition, the Sony A80J has protective features that minimize this risk. This is “The Pixel Shift” and “Panel Update.”


Transfer of movement

The response time of 9.5 Sony A 80 J demonstrates an instant response time of 2.7ms, which is typical for OLED. As a result, most dynamic scenes look exceptionally clear. At the same time, you may still notice the blurring behind fast-moving objects, but this refers to the after-laminography and the mechanism of perception of our eyes.

The 10 Sony A 80 J screen flicker, being an OLED TV, has no backlights.

However, the work of latitude-pulse modulation is emulated by turning the pixels on/off. As a result, the screen flickers at 120 Hz, which is not noticeable for viewers.

The black frame

insertion in the Sony A 80 J features the insertion of a black frame into the image at regular intervals to reduce its blur.

To activate it, go to the individual Motionflow menu mode and set “Clearness” at 1 or 2 for 120 Hz and 3 for 60Hz.

Personnel Interpolation

Sony A80J has a function to increase the frequency of video to 120 Hz to smooth out dynamic scenes and achieve the so-called soap opera effect.

In slow scenes, it works well, but when the dynamics are accelerated, artifacts appear on the screen. To enable it, set Cinemotion to a high level and Smoothness in the Individual Motionflow menu mode to the maximum.

Image 5.1 Suspension Of The Fast Response, low-frequency content can hang as each frame lingers longer on the screen.

If you are concerned about this phenomenon, use personnel interpolation.

The tremor of the image in the video at 24 frames per second 10 Sony A 80 J eliminates this effect when the signal is played from any source.

No additional settings are required when the 24p source is connected. When playing 24p video from 60p/60i sources or embedded video applications, set Cinemotion to a high value and, going into individual Motionflow menu mode, set Smoothness and Clarity to 0.

Variable Update Frequency 0 For Sony A 80 J TV, support for the VRR upgrade variable is officially stated.

However, it is expected to be activated later through a software update.



Inbound signal delay 9.3 4K/120Hz – 8.7 ms 4K/60Hz – 16.7 ms 1080r/120Hz – 8.9 ms 1080r/60Hz – 16.9 ms TV Sony A 80 J offers a very short time delay in incoming signal in game mode, although its performance is not the best on the market. However, they should suit most gamers.

Compatibility with the next-generation Sony A80J TV consoles supports most PS5 and Xbox Series X permissions.

There is no ALLM feature, but the TV automatically goes into a game mode when You connect compatible Sony devices if you turn on the Image.


Sound quality

The 7.5 frequency performance of the Sony A 80 J is much better than the Sony A90J. This is especially true of low frequencies. In general, the sound is well balanced with clear dialogues.

XR Surround technology converts ordinary sound into a 3D Distortion of incoming audio signal 6.8 At maximum volume. There is noticeable strong distortion. Still, at a medium volume, the picture is much better.

However, this option depends on the content, and not every user can recognize it.


Smart features

The interface of platform 8.0 Like other Sony TVs 2021, Sony A 80 J works on the Google TV platform, which has replaced Android TV. It is a little more orderly and works smoothly.

The presence of advertising 0 On the home page and in the catalog, there are advertisements and recommendations for viewing.

Apps and 9.0 features are available to users in a wide range of apps in the Google Play Store.

The 8.5Sony A 80 J is similar to the Sony A90J but has no light on the motion and is black-trimmed.

It has fast-access buttons and has a versatility that depends on the region and the controlled devices. For example, in our case, he worked with PS5, but not with the Blu-ray player. With it, you can give voice commands to change the source of the signal, control the volume and some settings, search for content.


A line of sizes diagonally

A line of sizes diagonally

XR-55A80J – 140 cm XR-65A80J – 165 cm XR-77A80J – 195 cm On testing in the editorial office was the model Sony A80J diagonal 140 cm. The outcome of this review is generally expected to be fair for other dimensions. However, according to some information, the 195 cm version has a glossy screen covering, which is typical of OLED TVs instead of the semi-glossy coating of the sample tested by us.


Comparison with other TVs

The Sony A 80 J is great in every way TV with a rich set of features and stunning screen quality OLED. It’s very similar to the Sony A90Jflagship, but it doesn’t use the XR OLED Contrast Pro technology, which enhances the peak brightness of the HDR format, and its range of sizes offers a 195-centimeter version instead of a 211-centimeter version. Unfortunately, the VRR feature available in many competing models has not yet been activated by the manufacturer.

The Sony OLED A90JA 80 J and A90J are two very similar premium TVs with great image quality.

The main difference is that the A90J uses new heat-draining technology to enhance the brightness of the HD format, but the difference is negligible. In addition, the older model is equipped with a more advanced control panel with a backlight, which is included in the movement. Another difference is the range of sizes: for the A80J, the largest diagonal is 195 cm, and for the A90J – 211 cm.

If these differences are not critical to you, then the A 80 J is a great choice, less than inferior to the older fellow.

The LG OLED C1Sony A80J and LG C1 are excellent TVs with the ability to individually disable individual pixels to play deep black and achieve an almost infinite degree of contrast.

Both models are a worthy choice, but LG has a more pronounced gaming bias with four HDMI 2.1 ports and VRR and ALLM support.

Sony OLED A8Model Sony A 80 J replaced the Sony A8 (A85) and, accordingly, received several updates that give it a slight advantage in this pair.

The most significant of these is the appearance of two ports, HDMI 2.1, which is great news for gamers. In addition, A80J has a VRR feature that will be activated through future software updates. Finally, the new model is available in a large diagonal of 195 cm. For its part, the A8 demonstrates a slightly higher brightness in both SDR and HD format. In general, both TVs offer excellent image quality.

The LG OLED CXSony A 80 J and LG CX are two top-notch OLED DVDs with an infinite degree of contrast and a rich set of features.

However, “Korean” is the preferred choice for gamers, offering four HDMI 2.1 ports with VRR and ALLM support. At the same time, the VRR function is also provided for the A80J, though through a future update. In addition, the LG CX has a slightly higher brightness.

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