If you want a great 4K TV at a low price, but don’t want to settle for a sub-par set, check out this awesome Sony deal.
Argos has discounted the Sony 55-inch KD55X8005CBU Smart UHD TV to £699, saving you anywhere between £80 and £300, depending on where you look.
This Sony TV spans an impressive 55-inches, and features a 4K screen resolution. It also runs on Google’s Android TV operating system, giving you access to a wide range of Google Play content.
Other features include:
- 178-degree viewing angle
- 1x SCART, 3x USB, 4x HDMI
- Wi-Fi enabled
- Dolby Digital Plus sound system
- Freeview HD digital tuner
What we said
We haven’t reviewed this particular model, but we gave the similar Sony KDL55W805C a 9/10 score. We praised its beautiful picture quality, exceptionally space-saving design, and content-rich smart system. Here’s our verdict:
“If 4K isn’t for you, and you’re prepared to consider adding an external audio system at some point, the 55W805C’s picture quality is just about as good as HD will likely ever get.”
Bear in mind that just because this similar model scored well, it’s not possible for us to vouch for the quality of the TV included in today’s deal.
What owners say
On Amazon, this Sony 55-inch TV has a 4.1 score based on 152 user reviews. Users wrote:
“What can I say? For the price, the quality is exceptional and the TV punches well above its weight. Overall an amazing TV set and happy with my purchase.”
“Overall, we are very pleased with the TV, especially the picture quality. It ticks all of the boxes which we personally needed it to.”
“Brilliant TV for the price and excellent picture quality and connectivity. Built-in Freeview with YouView and Free-to-air Satellite tuners so you can get a good selection of TV channels right out of the box. As it’s an Android TV, the selection of apps available is brilliant and much more than any other smart TV I have used.”
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How good a deal is this?
Now that 4K content is fairly abundant, this is a great time to buy a 4K TV. So it’s good to see a quality deal on a television built by Sony, a respected brand.
Argos lists the saving as £80 on its own website, but the TV is currently available on Amazon, but for a significantly higher price of £829.99. According to CamelCamelCamel, the lowest price on Amazon to date was in mid-June, when it was priced at £739 – still higher than the Argos price. It also lists the original price as £999, which dates back to October last year.
Ultimately, whether the saving is huge or not is irrelevant, because you’re getting great hardware for a low price. If you’re thinking about investing in 4K, this is certainly not a bad deal to pick up.
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