Sony Bravia A80L vs. A75L: Which 4K OLED Smart TV is Better?

The Sony A80L is one of the company’s top-tier/high-end 4K OLED TV. It’s an excellent TV for gaming, Console or PC, and media consumption in general. However, another option is the Sony A75L, one of the hottest 4K OLEDs recently released. Both the A80L and A75L are very similar, with the latter being cheaper than the A80L, confusing the would-be buyers. Let’s discuss their differences and find out the better deal between the two 4K OLED TVs.

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Sony BRAVIA XR A80L vs. A75L 4K OLED TV – Go Cheaper or Go Better?

The Sony A80L and A75L are very similar products that are at the same price point at the time of writing. Basically, the A75L is like the A80L but with some features removed. How many features were removed? About “5L” to be exact. Jest aside, let’s talk about their similarities first.

The same Cognitive Processor XR powers the A80L and A75L. Both 4K OLED TVs use the same 4K OLED panel made by LG too. The panel offers Pure black, lifelike brightness, and billions of accurate colors enhanced by XR OLED Contrast Pro and XR Triluminos Pro. They also support HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG.

For the gamers, you can connect the A80L or A75L to a console, like the PlayStation 5, or a gaming PC. They support 4K 120Hz via HDMI 2.1, and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM).

These 4K OLED Smart TV also has XR Clear Image, XR 4K Upscaling, and XR OLED Motion for a blur-free picture quality in fast-moving sports and action movies. Basically, there’s no visible difference when it comes to image quality and performance.

So, What’s the difference?

Luckily, there’s not a lot of difference between the A80L and A75L. The A80L features a built-in mic used for Google Assistant, but the A75L doesn’t have a built-in mic. Second, the A75L’s stand is fixed, but the A80L features a multi-position stand offering three variations (standard, narrow, and raised).

The most noticeable difference is in their built-in speakers. The A80L comes with Acoustic Surface Audio+ (with a Plus) and support for Dolby Atmos. Meanwhile, the A75L lacks the “plus” on the Acoustic Surface Audio. The A80L has a 3.2 channel setup with three actuators and two subwoofers, a 10W + 10W + 10W + 10W + 10W configuration. Meanwhile, the A75L only has a 2 channel setup with two full-range drivers (Bass reflex) and two actuators, a 10W + 10W + 10W + 10W configuration.

If you use the built-in speaker, this difference is definitely noticeable. However, if you use an external speaker or sound system, this is a non-issue. Preferably, to get the most out of your viewing or gaming experience, a much better sound system is a must.

Aside from those, the A80L is available in 55″, 65″, 77″ and 83″ sizes. Meanwhile, the A75L is only available in 55″ and 65″ sizes. So, there are only two TV sizes to choose from with the Sony A75L.

Pricing Difference

Obviously, there would also be a pricing difference since the Sony A80L is technically the better 4K OLED TV between the two. The A80L series has an MSRP of $1,699.99 (55″), $2,199.99 (65″), $3,199.99 (77″) and $4,499.99 (83″). Meanwhile, the Sony A75L is priced at $1,599.99 for the 55″ and $1,999.99 for the 65″.

However, since the Sony A80L has already been in the market for several months, its current selling price is discounted. Amazon often offers a deal for the A80L, making the 55″ A80L cheaper than the A75L’s 55″. Obviously, the A80L is the better buy, at least with the current pricing.

At the end of the day, it will come down to the pricing, aside from your other preferences. Both are excellent 4K OLED TVs, and you can’t go wrong with either, especially if it’s on a deal.

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Sony BRAVIA XR A80L Series OLED 4K TV is available on Amazon here.
Sony BRAVIA XR A75L Series OLED 4K TV is available on Amazon here.

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Peter Paul
Peter is a PC enthusiast and avid gamer with several years of hands-on experience in testing and reviewing PC components, audio equipment, and various tech devices. He offers a genuine, no-nonsense perspective, helping consumers make informed choices in the ever-changing world of technology.

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