Sony X95L VS Sony X90L 2023 Bravia XR TV, What's Different?

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This article will compare Sony X95L VS Sony X90L TVs.

Sony was absent from CES 2023, but it returned a while ago with a host of new TVs and upgrades in TV performance. Sony 2023 Bravia XR TV lineup includes the X95L and X90L LCD TVs, as well as the A95L and A80L OLEDs. This article will compare the two LED TVs, so let's take a look at what they have to offer and what the differences are.

Sony X95L VS Sony X90L: Picture Quality​

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Although both models are LED TVs, the Sony X95L uses Mini LED backlight technology, meaning smaller and more LEDs are located in the full array screen.

The current mainstream TV screen is divided into OLED and LCD, admittedly, OLED screen quality is higher, and the panel is thinner. But there will be a screen burn-in problem, and the brightness is not as high as LCD.

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Therefore, Mini LED technology was born, which is an upgrade on the basis of LCD screen and is the product of technology after LED miniaturization and matrix.

MiniLED technology can maximize the performance of TV LCD panels, with high contrast, high brightness, high resolution, wide color gamut, and other characteristics, and more thin and light than ordinary LCD TV.

The X90L is a full array LED (FALD) and the X95L is a mini LED FALD, so the X95L's dimming control is relatively more precise and the panel is brighter. However, the X90L is also impressively bright, with Sony claiming that the TV's peak brightness is 30% brighter than last year's TV.

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Both TVs are equipped with Sony's Cognitive Processor XR and feature XR Contrast Booster, XR Triluminos Pro, and XR Clear Image to enhance image quality.

Sony X95L VS Sony X90L: Design​

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The Sony Bravia X95L Mini LED TV and Sony X90L TV look great, with a textured-looking aluminum bezel. The bezel-less design is simple and stylish, and the presence of the bezel is almost imperceptible from the front, so you won't be distracted.

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Both models are equipped with a 3-way aluminum wedge stand, which offers a wide range of mounting options in a variety of positions. You can choose to install the stand in a narrow or wide position according to the size of your desktop, or you can use the soundbar position to raise the screen.

Sony X95L offers three sizes: 65", 75", and 85", but only 85" in the U.S. Sony X90L offers more size options: 55", 65", 75", 85", 98", so if you want an extra large size or a smaller size, X90L is an option.

Sony X95L VS Sony X90L: Sound​

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The X90L model is equipped with Acoustic Multi Audio speakers that send sound through the tweeter, sounding like it's coming directly from the image.

The Sony X95L has the more advanced Acoustic Multi-Audio+, an audio feature that places the effect where it should be on the screen, which places the actuator behind the panel to vibrate to produce sound from the entire screen.

Sony X95L VS Sony X90L: System and Smart Features​

Sony X95L TV and Sony X90L running the Google TV platform, Sony has added two new menus to the interface this year. One is the Eco Dashboard which combines all energy-saving settings in one dashboard.

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The other is Sony's new Game Menu, which brings a dedicated game setup interface for Sony. The Game Menu puts all the settings useful for gaming together, allowing players to quickly and easily adjust specific options. For example, you can shrink the picture within the screen or raise the black tones.

The X90L and X95L have two HDMI 2.1 ports (four HDMI ports in total) and support 4K 120Hz and VRR, making them good partners for the PS5. The difference is that the Sony X95L has three USB ports, while the Sony X90L has two.

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The Sony X95L TV has Sony's X-Anti Reflection screen, which effectively reduces screen reflections from ambient light. In addition, the X95L uses Sony's X-Wide Angle technology, so it offers a wider viewing angle. The image remains accurate when you view the screen from a wider angle. However, the Sony X90L does not have these features.

Sony X95L VS Sony X90L: Summary​

Overall, the Sony X95L and Sony X90L are both LCD TVs with upgraded brightness, the most significant difference being that the X95L uses miniLED FALD backlight technology, which allows for more precise control of the screen backlight.

In addition, Sony X95L has better screen technology than X-Wide Angle and X-Anti Reflection and is also equipped with a better sound system.

However, if you wish to purchase a smaller or larger TV, the Sony X90L offers more size options than the X95L.