Sony A90J vs A80J : Which One Should You Choose?

Sony A90J and A80J come as two 4K OLED TV series from Sony’s 2021 TV lineup. There are three screen size options available for Sony A90J and A80J. Sony A90J comes with 83-Inch (XR-83A90J), 65-Inch (XR-65A90J) and 55-Inch (XR-55A90J) screen size options while Sony A80J comes with 77-Inch (XR-77A80J), 65-Inch (XR-65A80J) and 55-Inch (XR-55A80J). Which of them is the one that you should choose? We will talk about comparison between Sony A90J and A80J in this article so that we can find out which of them is the one to choose.

Sony A90J Review

Sony A90J
Sony A90J

Sony A90J is introduced as part of Sony’s 2021 TV lineup. It’s positioned as the Master Series, the higher 4K OLED TV series. Sony A90J comes with XR Triluminos Pro on top of its OLED panel so that we can enjoy rich and accurate color details with wide color gamut on the screen of Sony A90J. The color quality is also enhanced by XR Smoothing and Live Color Technology. XR Smoothing is able to reduce color banding to creates more natural color details while Live Color Technology can delivers more lively color details. OLED panel is also able to bring perfect black and infinite contrast since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously. The contrast of Sony A90J is also enhanced by OLED XR Contrast Pro, Pixel Contrast Booster, XR HDR Remaster and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer. OLED XR Contrast Pro can delivers better peak brightness for wider contrast range, Pixel Contrast Booster can delivers better pixel brightness level, XR HDR Remaster reproduce greater depth while Dynamic Contrast Enhancer adjust the contrast brightness according the lighting of the environment. To bring excellent picture clarity from both of original 4K content sources and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K, Sony A90J comes with XR 4K Upscaling on top of its 4K UHD resolution. The clarity is also enhanced by Dual database processing that reduce on-screen noise and XR Super Resolution that delivers real-world textures. Since Sony A90J already supports HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision, we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. XR Motion Clarity is the motion technology of Sony A90J that allows us to enjoy fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports as well as minimum lagging gaming experience from our favorite action gaming scenes. To bring more immersive gaming experience, Sony A90J already supports ALLM and VRR (with firmware update). Cognitive Processor XR is the picture processor integrated with Sony A90J that optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of this TV. Google TV is the smart TV platform that installed on Sony A90J. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers with fast internet connection provided by 802.11ac wireless. We can also run wide collection of smart apps on the screen of this TV with the access to PlayStore. Sony A90J also allows us to enjoy 4K HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment since it already comes with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV). The remote control that included with Sony A90J is Voice Remote Control that allows us to control this TV conveniently with our voice. We can also use Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby to control this TV since they are already supported. Sony A90J can delivers rich and powerful sound quality with its Acoustic Surface Audio+ speaker powered by 60W (20 W + 20 W + 10 W + 10 W) audio power output. Sony A90J also allows us to enjoy higher quality audio from more advanced audio formats by setup more advanced AV system as it already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

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Sony A80J Review

Sony A80J
Sony A80J

Sony A80J is introduced as the lower option of Sony 4K OLED TV from Sony’s 2021 TV lineup. With OLED panel, Sony A90J can delivers perfect black and infinite contrast as its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously. We can also find that the contrast of Sony A80J is enhanced by OLED XR Contrast, Pixel Contrast Booster, XR HDR Remaster and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer. OLED XR contrast is able to boost the contrast brightness on the bright part of the screen, Pixel Contrast Booster can delivers better pixel brightness, XR HDR Remaster reproduces greater depth while Dynamic Contrast Enhancer can adjust the brightness according to the environment. OLED Panel of Sony A80J is already completed with XR Triluminos Pro that can brings wide color gamut so that we can enjoy rich and accurate color details on the screen of this TV. The color of Sony A80J is also enhanced by XR Smoothing that creates more natural picture by minimizing color banding and Live Color Technology that delivers more lively color details. HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision are already supported by Sony A80J. It can delivers enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. Sony A80J is also able to bring fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports with XR Motion Clarity integrated as its motion technology. XR Motion Clarity is also able to bring non lagging gaming experience when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. The gaming experience is also enhanced by ALLM and VRR (firmware update) that already integrated with this TV. The color, clarity and contrast of Sony A80J are optimized by Cognitive Processor XR that integrated as the picture processor of this TV. Google TV is the smart TV platform that integrated with Sony A80J. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allows us to run wide collection of smart apps with the access to PlayStore. ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) is also integrated with Sony A80J that allows us to enjoy 4K HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment on the screen of this TV. Sony A80J can be controlled conveniently with its included Voice Remote Control as well as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby as they are already supported. The speaker system of Sony A80J is Acoustic Surface Audio+ with 30W (10 W + 10 W + 10 W). Although it’s not that powerful, we can still enjoy good sound quality from the internal speaker system of this TV. We can also setup more advanced AV system with Sony A80J to enjoy higher quality audio from more advanced audio formats since Sony A80J already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

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Table of Similarities & Differences

Before we talk more about comparison between Sony A90J and A80J, we need to look at their specs and features. The key specs and features can be found in the table of similarities and differences below.

Sony A90J
Sony A80J
Similarities
Introduced 2021 2021
Brand LG LG
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Display Technology OLED OLED
Clarity Technology
  • XR 4K Upscaling
  • Dual database processing
  • XR Super Resolution
  • XR 4K Upscaling
  • Dual database processing
  • XR Super Resolution
Color Technology
  • XR Triluminos Pro
  • XR Smoothing
  • Live Color Technology
  • XR Triluminos Pro
  • XR Smoothing
  • Live Color Technology
Contrast Technology
  • Pixel Contrast Booster
  • XR HDR Remaster
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
  • Pixel Contrast Booster
  • XR HDR Remaster
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
HDR Support
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Dolby Vision
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Dolby Vision
Motion Technology XR Motion Clarity XR Motion Clarity
Gaming Technology
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
Picture Processor Cognitive Processor XR Cognitive Processor XR
Operating System Google TV Google TV
Remote Control Voice Remote Control Voice Remote Control
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple AirPlay/HomeKit
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple AirPlay/HomeKit
ATSC 3.0(NEXTGEN TV) YES YES
Sound Technology
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
  • Dolby Atmos
HDMI/USB 4/3 4/3
Differences
OLED XR Version OLED XR Contrast Pro OLED XR Contrast
Audio Power Output 20 W + 20 W + 10 W + 10 W 10 W + 10 W + 10 W
Price More Expensive Less Expensive

83-Inch (XR-83A90J)

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77-Inch (XR-77A80J)

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Comparison of Sony A90J and A80J

Based on their specs and features that we can find in the table of similarities and differences above, we can talk more about comparison between Sony A90J and A80J.

Picture Technology

Both of Sony A90J and A80J come with OLED display that completed with XR Triluminos Pro to bring rich and accurate color details with their wide color gamut. The color quality of those two TVs is also enhanced by XR Smoothing that can creates more natural color by minimizing color banding and Live Color Technology that brings more lively color details.

OLED panel of Sony A90J and A80J can deliver perfect black and infinite contrast since their pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously. We can find that Sony A90J comes with OLED XR Contrast Pro while Sony A80J comes with OLED XR Contrast. OLED XR Contrast Pro is able to deliver higher peak brightness for Sony A90J than OLED XR Contrast of Sony A80J. We can also find that the contrast of Sony A90J and A80J are improved by Pixel Contrast Booster, XR HDR Remaster and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer. Pixel Contrast Booster can delivers better pixel brightness, XR HDR Remaster can reproduces greater depth while Dynamic Contrast Enhancer can adjust the screen brightness according to the environment.

4K UHD resolution of Sony A90J and A80J is completed with XR 4K Upscaling so that we can enjoy excellent clarity from both of original 4K content sources and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. Dual database processing and XR Super Resolution are also integrated with both of Sony A90J and A80J. Dual database processing is able to reduces on-screen noise especially for upscaled non 4K contents while XR Super Resolution can brings real-world textures after detects individual objects in a picture.

HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision are already supported by both of Sony A90J and A80J so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. We can also find that Cognitive Processor XR is already integrated as the picture processor of Sony A90J and A80J that can optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of those two TVs.

Motion and Gaming Technology

The motion technology of Sony A90J and A80J are similar. They both come with XR Motion Clarity. XR Motion Clarity allows us to enjoy fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports. It’s also able to bring minimum input lag when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor. We can also find that ALLM and VRR (with firmware update) are integrated with both Sony A90J and A80J to help you enjoy more immersive gaming experience.

Smart TV Platform and Remote Control

The smart TV platform that integrated with both Sony A90J and A80J are similar. They both come with Google TV. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers. It also allows us to run wide collection of smart apps as it’s already connected to PlayStore. 802.11ac wireless is already attached to Sony A90J and A80J to bring fast and stable internet connection. ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) is already integrated with both Sony A90J and A80J so that we can enjoy 4K HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment on the screen of those two TVs.

The remote control that included with Sony A90J and A80J are similar. They both come with Voice Remote Control that allows us to control those two TVs conveniently with our voice. We can also use Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple AirPlay/HomeKit since they are already supported.

Sound Technology

Both of Sony A90J and A80J come with similar Acoustic Surface Audio+ speaker that can delivers rich and beautiful sound quality. But when it comes to power output, we can find that Sony A90J and A80J comes with different power output. Sony A90J comes with 60W (20 W + 20 W + 10 W + 10 W) audio power output while Sony A80J comes with 30W (10 W + 10 W + 10 W) audio power output. With 60W power output, we can enjoy more powerful surround sound with Sony A90J. Both of Sony A90J and A80J also supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) so that allows us to enjoy higher quality audio from more advanced audio formats by attaching additional AV system to those two TVs.

Price

We can find that Sony A90J is normally offered at the higher price than Sony A80J for similar screen size option. How much is the price difference between those two TV series? It’s important for us to check their price before we can find the price difference between Sony A90J and A80J since TV prices often change over time.

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Which One Should You Choose?

After we talk about comparison between Sony A90J and A80J, we can find that Sony A90J is the model that positioned higher than Sony A80J. Sony A90J is the one that you should choose if you don’t mind to spend higher for better peak brightness and more powerful sound output. With more advanced OLED XR Contrast Pro and more powerful 60W (20 W + 20 W + 10 W + 10 W) audio power output, we can enjoy better peak brightness and more powerful surround sound in Sony A90J.

Sony A90J Prices
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Sony A80J is positioned as the lower series of Sony A90J. Sony A80J is basically similar to Sony A90J except that it comes with lower peak brightness and less powerful audio power output. In the price side, Sony A80J is normally offered at the lower price for similar screen size option. So if your budget is quite limited while you don’t mind with the lower peak brightness and less powerful built-in audio power output, then Sony A80J is the one that you should choose.

Sony A80J Prices
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