Sony A8F OLED
Sony A8F OLED VS. Sony A9F OLED
Sony A9F OLED

Sony A8F OLED vs. Sony A9F OLED

November 14, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

Sony A9F is a bit better when we compare Sony A8F Vs A9F because it has better color volume and displays gradients better, has lower input lag, native support for 1080p @ 120Hz, great for Xbox One S/X owners, and all its four ports support HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth. It also has faster smart features as it has newer version of Android TV smart OS and newer chipset.

DESIGN

Stand; the two TVs have stands.

Wall mount; Sony A8F has VESA 300×200 whereas Sony A9F has VESA 400×200

Borders; both TVs have 0.34” (0.9cm)

Max thickness; Sony A8F is 2.24” (4.7cm) while Sony A9F is 3.62” (9.2cm)

Max temperature; Sony A8F has 95oF (35oC) whereas Sony A9F has 97oF (36o)

Average temperature; Sony A8F has 81oF (27oC) while Sony A9F has 86oF (30oC)

Bottom Line design
the two TVs are similar.
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PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; both TVs have Inf:1

Local dimming: the two TVs don’t have local dimming.

SDR real scene peak brightness; Sony A8F has 270cd/m2 whereas Sony A9F has 284cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; Sony A8F has 635cd/m2 whereas Sony A9F has 634cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Sony A8F has 8.5 whereas Sony A9F has 8.6

50% Std. Dev; Sony A8F has 1.745% whereas Sony A9F has 1.406%

50% DSE; Sony A8F has 0.123% whereas Sony A9F has 0.125%

Viewing angle; Sony A8F has 8.8 whereas Sony A9F has 8.6

Black uniformity; both TVs have 10

Native Std. Dev; Sony A8F has 0.293% whereas Sony A9F has 0.357%

Total reflections; Sony A8F has 1.4% whereas Sony A9F has 1.3%

Pre calibration; Sony A8F has 8.5 whereas Sony A9F has 8.3

White balance dE; Sony A8F has 2.48 whereas Sony A9F has 3.06

Color dE; Sony A8F has 1.41 while Sony A9F has 1.57

Gamma; Sony A8F has 2.15 while Sony A9F has 2.14

Post calibration; Sony A8F has 9.4 whereas Sony A9F has 9.6

White balance dE; Sony A8F has 0.22 whereas Sony A9F has 0.33

Color dE; Sony A8F has 1.54 while Sony A9F has 0.78

Gamma; Sony A8F has 2.20 while Sony A9F has 2.19

Color gamut; both TVs have 8.6

Color volume; Sony A8F has 6.8 while Sony A9F has 7.9

Bottom Line picture quality
Sony A9F is better.
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MOTION

100% response time; Sony A8F has 2.3ms while Sony A9F has 2.5ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs are not flicker-free.

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); the two TVs have optional BFI.

Motion interpolation; both TVs have motion interpolation 30fps and 60fps.

Variable refresh rate; the two TVs don’t have.

Native refresh rate; both TVs have 120Hz.

Bottom Line motion
the two TVs have the same motion features.
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INPUTS

Input lag; Sony A8F has 7.9 whereas Sony A9F has 8.6

Supported resolutions; the two TVs have 9.6

Total inputs; the two TVs have 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Digital optical audio out, 1 Analog audio out 3.5mm, 1 composite in, 1 Tuner (Cable/Ant), 1 Ethernet and 1 IR in.

Inputs specifications; each TV supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2, USB 3.0, Variable Analog audio out and Wi-Fi.

Audio pass-through; each TV supports ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS.

Bottom Line inputs
Sony A9F is better.
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SOUND QUALITY

Low-Frequency Extension; Sony A8F has 63.50Hz whereas Sony A9F has 67.27Hz

Max; both TVs have 91.5dB SPL

Weighted THD @ Max; Sony A8F has 6.153 while Sony A9F has 7.199

IMD @ Max; Sony A8F has 9.95% whereas Sony A9F has 9.88%.

Bottom Line sound quality
Sony A8F is better.
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SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; Sony A8F operates on Android TV version 7.0 whereas Sony A9F on Android TV version 8.0

Interface; Sony A8F has average ease of use and not smooth whereas Sony A9F has average ease of use and smoothness.

Ads; Sony A8F is ad-free whereas Sony A9F has ads.

Apps and features; both TVs have apps and features.

Remote; the two TVs have large remotes.

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls.

Bottom Line smart features
the two TVs are the same.
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Conclusion

Sony A9F is better in this review as it has better color volume and displays gradients better, has lower input lag, native support for 1080p @ 120Hz, great for Xbox One S/X owners, and all its four ports support HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth. It also has faster smart features as it has newer version of Android TV smart OS and newer chipset.

$ 1799.00