With 55-inch 4K HDR LED Smart TVs available for as little as Rs. 40,000 today, it becomes increasingly hard for reviewers like us to recommend spending amounts that run into lakhs of rupees simply for better performance. Indeed, there’s no point in trying to convince someone with a budget of Rs. 40,000 to consider a TV of the same size that costs Rs. 2,50,000, but if you do have the budget for a premium TV, then the benefits are plain to see.
One such TV is the Sony KD-55X9500G, the 55-inch model in Sony’s X95G series, which currently sits at the top of the Japanese company’s LED TV lineup in India. You could spend significantly more on an OLED TV from Sony if you wanted to — like one belonging to A9F series, for example — but the X95G lineup serves the needs of buyers who want a feature-filled TV, but don’t want to pay the premium that OLED TVs still command.
The Sony X95G range includes the 55-inch model on review here (priced at Rs. 2,49,900), a 75-inch variant (priced at Rs. 5,49,900), and an 85-inch variant (priced at Rs. 12,99,900), with all three having the same specifications apart from screen size.
For Rs. 2,49,900, the Sony KD-55X9500G offers a 55-inch 4K HDR LED screen, support for Dolby Vision and Dolby sound, smart connectivity through Android TV, and the promise of top-tier performance. This is an admittedly impressive set of features, but now we’re going to find out whether Sony has done enough to make the X95G offering worth its price, in our review.
Sony X95G design and specifications
Slim screen borders aren’t just popular on smartphones, and many premium TVs today are also going for the all-screen aesthetic. It’s a look that naturally suits TVs, and the front of the Sony X95G is all about the screen. There are thin borders all around, with the bottom being slightly thicker than the top and sides. The bottom has a Sony logo and an indicator light that tells you when the TV is on; it can be permanently turned off through the settings, though,…