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Sony XBR48A9S 48 Inch 4K Smart TV

Sony XBR48A9S 48 Inch 4K Smart TV
Brand: Sony
Category: Smart TV

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.1 4.6 1
  • Picture quality 10 / 10
  • Sound quality 10 / 10
  • Overall performance 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 8 / 10
  • Build quality 9 / 10
  • Compatibility 9 / 10
  • Customer support 9 / 10

Sony 48″ A9S Master Series 4K HDR OLED Smart HDTV – XBR48A9S


Quick Specs

  • Screen Size (in) : 48
  • Resolution : 4K
  • Number of Speakers : 3
  • Speaker Power : 25W
  • Number of HDMI Inputs : 4
  • Number of USB Ports : 3

Key Features

  • 3840×2160 Resolution
  • Picture Processor X1 Ultimate
  • 4K X-Reality PRO
  • Dual Database Processing
  • Super Bit Mapping HDR
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • X-Motion Clarity
  • Works With Alexa, Google Home, Apple AirPlay, Apple HomeKit
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • IMAX Enhanced
  • Object-Based HDR Remaster
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • Chromecast Built-In
  • Android Operating System
  • Black Finish



Television Type OLED
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Yes
Screen Size (in) 48
Outdoor No
Series A9S Series 4K (2020)
Smart TV Yes
Resolution 4K
Curved Panel No
Number of Speakers 3
Speaker Power 25W
Built-In WiFi Yes
Number of HDMI Inputs 4
Number of USB Ports 3
Built-in-Tuner Yes
Input Connectors Ethernet, RF, Composite, HDMI, USB
Output Connectors Optical, Headphone
Wall-Mountable Yes


Width (in) 42.13
Panel Depth (in) 2.38
Depth With Stand (in) 10.13
Stand Width (in) 18.63
Height With Stand (in) 24.88
Height Without Stand (in) 24.63


Unit Weight With Stand (lbs.) 38.8
Unit Weight Without Stand (lbs.) 30.7


Sony XBR48A9S 48 Inch 4K Smart TV Price in United States


  • Enjoy the beauty of Sony quality OLED in a compact size. With deep blacks, vivid colors, and enhanced contrast, and sound in harmony with the picture, you’ll be completely immersed in the action. Further details of this product are coming soon so watch this space.


  • Reproduces a wider, more precise range of colors
    By widening the color spectrum, TRILUMINOS powered by our X1 processors reproduces more colors than conventional television. It analyzes and processes data in every image to make colors even more natural and precise so pictures are closer than ever to real life
  • Supreme resolution, whatever you’re watching
    Any kind of content can be upconverted to lifelike 4K resolution with Sony’s unique features. Our X1™ Ultimate, twice as fast as the X1™ Extreme, precisely analyzes and processes data to enrich 4K pictures with real-world detail and texture. Even images filmed in 2K and Full HD are upscaled close to 4K by 4K X-Reality™ PRO using a unique 4K database. Resolution of each subject is then optimized by Object-based Super Resolution to reproduce virtually real-world textures
  • Boosting color and contrast for extra depth and realism
    See real-world colors, discover the detail in deep shadow and bright highlights. With Pixel Contrast Booster, color and contrast are enhanced in bright areas so you can enjoy scenes full of lifelike shades and hues, more depth, fine texture, and the pure black contrast that only OLED can deliver
  • Beautiful colors from any angle
    Watching TV from the sides is now as satisfying as from the center. Our self-illuminating OLED panel keeps colors consistent and true, wherever you’re watching
  • Super Bit Mapping HDR
    There are thousands of tones, shades, and gradations of light in a sunset. Super Bit Mapping HDR reveals them. It creates smooth, natural 4K TV picture quality as you watch, without the “banding” that can occur on other TVs
  • Making fast-moving scenes bright and clear
    With pictures created by millions of individually controlled pixels, everything is sharp and clear on OLED. And with our X-Motion Clarity™ technology, even fast-action stays smooth and clear. Moving images are precisely controlled to minimize blur so that pictures remain true with less loss in brightness during high-speed scenes
  • Dual database processing
    One database is used to clean the picture, reducing on-screen noise. The other is used to upscale the resolution, improving clarity. These two powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving pixels in real-time. Each database has tens of thousands of references, amassed from our experience creating content for TV and movies over the years
  • Sound from the screen, incredibly immersive
    Sound on conventional TVs with a speaker located below the screen is often out of sync with the picture. With our Acoustic Surface Audio, the screen is the speaker. An innovative actuator behind the screen vibrates discreetly to create a sound so what you hear comes from the place in the scene where the action is happening—dialog from characters, engine noise from a car
  • Enjoy multidimensional sound with S-Force Front Surround
    Hear sound as you would from a separate multi surround speaker. By upconverting inputs, S-Force Front Surround virtually reproduces a multi-surround speaker system within your TV so you can enjoy all the thrills of more immersive sound
  • Clearly hear voices
    With Voice Zoom, you can hear human speech clearly without having to turn up the volume—ideal for news bulletins and documentaries
  • Supreme pictures and sound, whatever the environment
    Sit back and enjoy the best possible viewing experience. Sony’s unique ambient optimization technology automatically adjusts pictures and sound to your environment
  • Power your soundtracks
    With a subwoofer integrated into the rear of the TV, you’ll hear a more dynamic, bass-heavy sound—ideal for action movies and music
  • Narrow metal bezel
    Keeps you focused on the picture, not the television
  • Cable clutter minimized
    Cable holders keep wires neatly hidden so your television stays free of clutter and looks good from the front, the sides, and the back
  • Aluminum Central Stand
    Beautifully designed to match your living room
  • Say what you want to watch
    Find your favorite content faster than ever using the power of your voice. With Voice Search, there’s no more complicated navigation or tiresome typing—you just have to ask
  • Over 5,000 apps, more than any other smart TV
    Sony’s Android Smart TV has an unbeatable number of apps. Choose the ones that make your life more fun and entertaining
  • No more waiting
    Apps start fast and there’s no more waiting when you switch between apps—Netflix starts 3x faster than before
  • Our Android TVs are recommended by Netflix
    Netflix has created an easy way for you to identify TVs with better performance, easier app access and new features that make for a better smart TV. Netflix-recommended TVs help you enjoy popular shows and movies with a dedicated button and voice control
  • Control your TV and smart devices with your voice
    You can ask your TV with Google Assistant to connect and communicate with your smart devices, including security cameras and appliances. It’s truly effortless and offers the ultimate experience
  • Connect with your Alexa
    Connect your Alexa-enabled devices for seamless hands-free control of a Sony TV. With Alexa, you can power up your TV, change channels, control volume and more
  • Works with Google Home
    Connect Google Home for seamless hands-free control of your Sony TV. With Google Home, you can find and cast your favorite videos to your Sony TV, without lifting a finger
  • Send to a bigger, better screen with Chromecast
    Chromecast lets you cast your favorite videos, games, and apps from your mobile device, in full quality, to your TV. Just one tap of the Cast button on your Android or iOS screen is all you need to supersize the things you love. Cast your content, then continue browsing on your phone or tablet
  • Works with Apple AirPlay / Apple HomeKit
    With Apple AirPlay, you can stream video and audio to your television right from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Watch movies and shows from the Apple TV app, your favorite apps, or even Safari. Share your photos with everyone in the room
  • Beautifully designed
    Our premium design remote in brushed aluminum with a hairline finish feels good in the hand and harmonizes with your living room. Control your TV with Bluetooth connectivity even if there are objects in the way, and use a variety of simple one-push buttons to easily manage key functions
  • Google Play™: a world of content and apps
    Discover movies and TV shows, games, and much more from Google Play™. Enjoy a huge and ever-growing choice of apps on your TV in a brand new way
  • Easy control with smart remote
    Connect set-top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart commander. A slimmer, more rounded design with a built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it really easy to use, too
  • Clear Phase for smooth, balanced frequencies
    BRAVIA® uses a powerful computer model to analyze and compensate for inaccuracies in speaker response. It does this by “sampling” the speaker frequency with higher precision. This information is fed back to cancel out any peaks or dips in the speaker’s natural response — resulting in pure, natural audio with smooth, even reproduction of all frequencies
  • Enjoy studio quality with Netflix Calibrated Mode
    This mode was specially developed to enjoy Netflix originals and reproduce the same picture quality on a TV as on a studio evaluation master. With Netflix Calibrated Mode, the creator’s vision and intent is faithfully preserved
  • Bluetooth connectivity
    Connect BLUETOOTH® compatible devices to your TV for easy wireless entertainment. Pair your Bluetooth headphones or earphones with BRAVIA and enjoy TV shows and music in your favorite place—without any disturbances or interruptions
  • IMAX Enhanced
    This Sony 4K Smart TV is an IMAX Enhanced product, ready to meet high-quality color, contrast, clarity, and sound. Take comfort in knowing you’ll be enjoying a fully immersive at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
  • Preserving the passion of the creators
    To address color variations from the production process, this TV is ready to use Portrait Displays’ high-performance Calman auto-calibration software. This allows an unprecedented level of calibration, and the ability to fine-tune adjustments simply not possible through conventional picture settings. It delivers high-fidelity color reproduction that’s true to the original TV signal, and can even adapt to the subtlest changes in color that may occur over time. This TV is Calman Ready, allowing customers to benefit from software used by visual creators in post-production quality-control workflows, further demonstrating our commitment to deliver pictures with professional-grade-color-calibrated accuracy in the home
  • Embrace the thrills of the theater
    Enjoy cinematic thrills at home. Dolby Vision™ brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos™ fills the room with immersive surround sound
  • Object-based HDR remaster
    With an Object-based HDR remaster, the color in individual objects on screen is analyzed and the contrast adjusted, unlike most TVs where contrast is only adjusted along one black-to-white contrast curve. Because objects are remastered individually, this TV can reproduce greater depth, textures, and more realistic pictures


Screen Size

  • Screen Size (Measured diagonally): 48″ (47.5″)


  • Wi-Fi Standard: Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Ethernet inputs: 1 (Bottom)
  • Bluetooth profile support: Version 4.2; HID (mouse/keyboard connectivity)/HOGP (Low Energy device connectivity)/SPP (Serial Port Profile)/A2DP (stereo audio)/AVRCP (AV remote control)
  • Chromecast Built-In: Yes
  • Apple AirPlay: Yes
  • Apple HomeKit: Yes
  • RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Input(s): 1 (Bottom)
  • Composite Video Input(s): 1 (Side)
  • HDMI inputs total: 4 (1 Side, 3 Bottom)
  • HDCP: HDCP 2.3 (for HDMI™ 1/2/3/4)
  • HDMI-CEC: Yes
  • Features Specified In HDMI 2.1: eARC
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes (eARC/ARC)
  • Digital Audio Output(s): 1 (Bottom)
  • Headphone Output(s): 1 (Side)
  • USB ports: 2 (side), 1 (bottom)
  • USB drive format support: FAT16/FAT32/exFAT/NTFS

Picture (Panel)

  • Display type: OLED
  • Display resolution (H x V, pixels): 3840 x 2160

Picture (processing)

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatibility: Yes (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision)
  • Picture processor: Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate
  • Clarity enhancement: 4K X-Reality™ PRO, Dual database processing, Object-based Super Resolution
  • Color enhancement: Live Color™ Technology, Precision Color Mapping, Super bit mapping™ HDR, TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • Contrast enhancement: Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, Object-based HDR remaster, Pixel Contrast Booster
  • Motion enhancer (Native Hz): X-Motion Clarity, Auto mode
  • Video signal support: HDMI™ signal: 4096 x 2160p (24, 60 Hz), 3840 x 2160p (24, 30, 60 Hz), 1080p (30, 60, 120 Hz), 1080/24p, 1080i (60 Hz), 720p (30, 60 Hz), 720/24p, 480p
  • Picture modes: Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Game, Graphics, Photo, Custom, Dolby Vision Bright, Dolby Vision Dark, Netflix calibrated
  • Sensor: Light
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode: Yes

Sound (Speakers and Amplifier)

  • Audio Power Output: 10 W + 10 W + 5 W
  • Speaker Type: Acoustic Surface Audio
  • Speaker Configuration: Actuator x2, Subwoofer x1

Sound (Processing)

  • Dolby audio format support: Dolby™ Audio, Dolby™ Atmos
  • DTS audio format support: DTS Digital Surround
  • Acoustic Auto Calibration: Yes
  • Voice Zoom: Voice Zoom
  • Simulated Surround Sound: S-Force Front Surround
  • Sound Modes: Standard, Dialog, Theater, Music, Sports, Dolby Audio


  • Operating System: Android™
  • On-board Storage (GB): 16GB
  • Voice Search: Yes
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
  • Internet Browser: Vewd (not pre-installed)
  • Application Store: Yes (Google Play Store)
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Auto Calibration With CALMAN®: Yes
  • Closed Captions (Analog/Digital)
    • (Analog) Closed Caption
    • (Digital) Closed Caption

Power and Energy saving

  • Anual Energy Consumption: 192 kWh/Year
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): 0.5 W
  • Presence of lead: Yes
  • Mercury content (mg): 0.0 oz
  • Power Requirements (voltage/frequency)
    • 60 Hz for UL cUL 50/60 Hz for other
    • AC 120 V for UL cUL AC 110-240 V for other
  • Power Saving Mode/Back Light Off Mode: Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes


  • Bezel Design: Flush Surface
  • Bezel Color: Black
  • Stand design: Aluminum Central Stand
  • Stand Color: Dark Silver
  • Remote Control: Premium Remote

Built-in Tuner

  • Number of Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable): 1(Digital/Analog)
  • TV System (Analog): M
  • Tuner Channel Coverage (Analog)
    • VHF: 2-13
    • UHF: 14-69
    • CATV: 1-135
  • TV System (Digital Terrestrial): ATSC
  • Tuner Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial)
    • VHF: 2-13
    • UHF: 14-69
  • TV System (Digital Cable): Clear QAM
  • Tuner Channel Coverage (Digital Cable)
    • CATV: 1-135


  • Screen Reader: Yes
  • Audio Description (Audio key): Yes
  • Closed Caption: Closed Caption
  • Text Magnification: Yes
  • Accessibility Shortcut: Yes
  • Voice Search: Yes
  • VESA Hole Pitch (W x H): 300×300


  • Optional Accessories
    • Wallmount Bracket (SU-WL855 [Refer to Country/Area Handling Chart])
    • Depends on country selection

What’s In The Box

  • Table Top Stand
  • Voice Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • AC Power Cord
  • Operating Instructions
  • Quick Setup Guide

Approximate Dimensions

  • TV Without Stand (W x H x D): 42-1/8″ x 24-5/8″ x 2-3/8″
  • TV With Stand (W x H x D): 42-1/8″ x 24-7/8″ x 10-1/8″
  • Stand Width: 18-5/8″

Approximate Weight

  • Without Stand: 30.7 lbs
  • With Stand: 38.8 lbs
  • Shipping: 50.7 lbs

Warranty Information

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor


  1. An HDMI connection is required for soundbars without A2DP wireless audio support
  2. Hands-free feature (built-in mic) availability depends on language and may require a software updates. Please check the Sony support page for further information; https://www.sony.net/tv-hf-ww/
  3. 4K: 3,840 x 2,160 pixels
  4. Upscaled, simulated, and enhanced 4K images will vary based on source content
  5. The actual look may differ depending on the type of cable used and TV size
  6. Simulated UI. App availability varies by region and device. Use of this TV requires consent to Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Please visit http://www.google.com/policies/terms/,http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. Google, Google Play, Android, Android TV, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc. Network services, content, and the operating system and software of this Product may be subject to separate terms and conditions and changed, interrupted, or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration, and credit card information
  7. Hands-free feature availability depends on language and may require a software update. Please check the Sony support page for further information: https://www.sony.net/tv-hf-ww/
  8. Based on market research from June 2019
  9. Compared with Sony’s Android TV launched in 2016
  10. Amazon Alexa-enabled devices (sold separately) are compatible with Sony TVs powered by Android TV. Amazon account required. Subscriptions may be required to access certain content
  11. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates
  12. Google Home is a trademark of Google Inc. Google product model Google Home device (sold separately) compatible with select Sony soundbars. Requires compatible devices connected to the same wireless home network. Download the Google Home app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. Subject to third-party app terms and conditions. User must link compatible devices in order to control operation. Once the download is complete, the Google Home feature may be connected to the Sony device to access the voice control function
  13. AirPlay and HomeKit are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
  14. This feature will be available via a future firmware update
  15. Chromecast built-in compatibility dependent on app
  16. Controllable device and feature depends on country and device
  17. Apps must be compatible with TV
  18. Please check product specifications for details of Bluetooth® profile support. Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices vary. Applicable soundbar: https://www.sony.net/bluetooth-connection/
  19. Netflix streaming membership is required. 4K Ultra HD availability is subject to your Netflix subscription plan, Internet service, device capabilities, and content availability. Www.netflix.com/termsofuse
  20. IMAX Enhanced content enables the full IMAX Enhanced experience
  21. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, and the double-D symbol are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries
  22. Requires CalMAN® calibration software to be installed on your PC, a pattern generator, and a meter
  23. ©2020 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, EXTRA BASS, and its logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice


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