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Sony A8 series (2019) vs Sony 850 series (2018)
The Sony A8 55" (2019) hasn't managed to earn a top spot in any roundups from sources that conduct trustworthy hands-on testing. Nevertheless, reviewers from sites, such as Techradar, Rtings, and PCmag all gave it a spot on their list.
As for the Sony X850 55" (2018), it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at Rtings, Techradar, and TrustedReviews enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.
We also performed a thorough Sony A8 55" (2019) vs. Sony X850 55" (2018) review score analysis - it turns out that all of the sources that have tested both TVs, including Techradar and Rtings, preferred the Sony A8 55" (2019) over the Sony X850 55" (2018).
Out of all the sources that reviewed them, the Sony A8 55" (2019) turned out to be most loved by Techradar, which gave it a score of 9, whereas the Sony X850 55" (2018) got its highest, 7.2, rating from reviewers at Lifewire.
Finally, we compared their average scores to all other TVs on the market. We found that the Sony A8 55" (2019) got reviewed considerably better than most of its competitors - it earned an average of 8.4, compared to the 7.7 out of 10 overall rating of other TVs - while the Sony X850 55" (2018) performed worse than most of its competition, with an average score of 6.5.