The Sony Bravia KD-43X8305C is a 43-inch LCD TV that has LED lighting on the edges of the display. Currently, it is the most reasonably priced UHD 4K resolution TV that the company has to offer. What you get in this TV is the latest Android TV smart platform and the new YouView catch-up offering. The real question here is that how much did Sony had to sacrifice in terms of picture quality to get to the lowest price possible?
Sony Bravia KD-43X8305C is the Company’s Most Reasonably Priced 4K TV
Let’s start of the with the build quality of the Sony Bravia KD-43X8305C, and well, truth be told it’s not going to win awards but it does work. It is by no means unattractive but there is just something about its plasticky look and feel that seems awkward for a 4K TV. To make this notion an even greater concern is its spectacularly slim architecture. It is less than a centimeter for the top, left, and for the right sides. The bottom is only a bit wider than the rest of the areas.
Sony continues their trend when it comes to their TVs desktop stand as it looks to be “barely there.” The stand is able to support the TV even though it does look like it will have some trouble because it is a single metal bar that will occupy the central half of the device’s width. Surprisingly, it poses no problem whatsoever holding the TV up.
When it comes to the picture quality of the Bravia KD-43X8305C, well, it does feel a bit disappointing as compared to Sony’s standards. When using the TV normally, the images portrayed are flat as compared to other higher-end Sony 4K TVs. Color does not stand out well and, by the looks of it, it has a cheaper set of color palettes.
There is also a lack of Sony’s Triluminous technology in this 4K TV so the images do not deliver that punch that you might be looking for. When it comes to the level of blacks within the images, it looks standard. While the blacks look okay for the TV, it doesn’t help to bring the images to life.
The Sony Bravia KD-43X8305C may be the tech giant’s most reasonably priced TV out in the market, but the company sacrificed a lot in terms of picture quality. You may still get to enjoy 4K resolution video on it, but the experience won’t be the same as compared to Sony’s other offerings.