Type : LED     Resolution : 1080p     Refresh Rate : 60 Hz

The Sony W672E is a Smart TV with 1080p resolution. The picture quality is good but the TV lacks high end features found in expensive models. The picture looks good even when viewed at an angle. The TV is very good at handling motion and has very little motion blur. The downside however is poor contrast ratio. The TV has amazing sound quality.

Advantages:
  Excellent motion handling
  Low input lag
  Amazing sound quality
  Good viewing angle
  Judder free
  Good build quality
Disadvantages:
  Bulky
  Expensive

Design

Curved : No

The TV has a basic design which looks good and is similar to last year models. There is an illumination LED at the bottom.

Stand

The stand is made of good quality plastic and has a matte finish. The stand has a narrow footprint and holds the TV well.

Borders

Top Border : 0.5" (1.3cm)
Side Border : 0.6" (1.5cm)
Bottom Border : 1.2" (3.0cm)

The borders are simple and have a matte finish which looks good. The borders have an average width.

Back

The back of the TV looks bulky with a reflective plastic finish. The input ports at the back will be hard to reach if the TV is wall mounted. Though ports at the side and buttons at the bottom will be easily accessible.

Thickness

Max Thickness : 2.9" (7.3cm)

The TV has an average thickness mainly because of the bottom part which is very thick. If wall mounted, the TV comes out and looks little odd.

Build Quality

The build quality is very good. Everything is neatly made with a good quality plastic.

Picture Quality

The W672E has slightly above average picture quality. The panel has poor native contrast ratio and the blacks are not deep. There is no local dimming feature for a good dark room performance and the peak brightness is also very low. The viewing angle is good and the TV displays a good range of colors resulting in good pictures. The TV is very good when it comes to motion performance.

Contrast Ratio

Black : 0.145 cd/m2
White : 124.385 cd/m2
Contrast : 855:1

The TV has an IPS panel and due to this the contrast ratio is very low. Blacks appear grayish when seen in a dark room.

Peak Brightness

Peak 2% Window : 290.0 cd/m2
Peak 100% Window : 289.9 cd/m2

The peak brightness is average. Since the TV lacks the local dimming feature, peak brightness is same for all the different sized windows. This is not enough to avoid the strong reflections in a bright sunny room.

Viewing Angle

Panel type : IPS

The viewing angle is good. When the TV is viewed from the side, picture looks very good with a slight loss in colors. The TV is very good for those having a wide sitting in a room.

Panel Uniformity

Max Colour Dev. (50% pattern) : 1.9
Avg Luminance Dev. (5% pattern) : 13.89%

The color uniformity is very good with a minor error which is not visible during normal viewing. Luminance uniformity is also very good and the screen has a uniform brightness.

In the test picture, clouding is visible on the TV screen, but this is not visible during normal viewing.

Native Resolution - 1080p

The TV has a Full HD or 1080p resolution. The picture looks good, sharp and crisp.

Reflections - Bright Room

The TV has a semi-gloss screen and is average while dealing with reflections. This can cause issues in a very bright room but for an average room this is good and will not be a problem.

Local Dimming

Local Dimming : No

The TV does not have local dimming feature. As seen in the test picture, entire backlight remains ON even when a single pixel line is displayed on the edges and the middle.

Gamut Coverage

sRGB gamut coverage : 96.15%
Adobe RGB gamut coverage : 71.96%

The TV supports a good range of colors and this is enough to cover the Rec.709 color used by high definition content.

Pre Calibration

White Balance dE : 8.91
Color dE : 5.33
Gamma : 2.00

Prior to calibration, results are not good. White balance is OFF at all the levels. This is mainly because of the cool color temperature.

Post Calibration

White Balance dE : 1.77
Color dE : 2.99
Gamma : 2.16

The results became good just with a warmer color temperature. There are few controls to adjust the picture, hence only basic adjustments are made to improve the picture.

Motion

Motion Blur

The response time is great resulting in very little blur following the moving object.

Motion Interpolation

The TV has no motion interpolation feature.

Inputs

Input Lag

Game mode : 19.8 ms
Outside Game mode : 20.3 ms

The TV has an excellent input lag. The lag is not high even outside the game mode. Due to this, the W672E is a very good TV for gamers.

Side Inputs

USB : 2 Ports
HDMI : 2 Ports
Headphone Out : 1 Port
RF Connection (Cable/Antenna) : 1 Port

Rear Inputs

Ethernet : 1 Port
Composite In : 1 Port

Total Inputs

USB : 2 Ports
HDMI : 2 Ports
Headphone Out : 1 Port
RF Connection (Cable/Antenna) : 1 Port
Ethernet : 1 Port
Composite In : 1 Port

Input Specifications

USB 2.0 : Yes
USB 3.0 : No
HDMI 1.4 : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : No
HDMI ARC : Yes
HDMI DVI : No
HDCP 2.2 : No
HDCP 1.4 : Yes
HDMI (CEC) : Yes
HDMI (MHL) : No
Variable Analogue Audio Out : No

Smart TV

Smart Features

The Sony W672E is a basic Smart TV. The TV has the Sony (native) Smart platform. Other smart features include WiFi Direct, Inbuilt WiFi, Screen Mirroring and an Ethernet port.

The Smart user interface is clean and easy to use but the TV takes a lot of time while connecting a mobile device using screen mirroring or WiFi Direct.

Apps

The apps can be used by pressing the Home button on the TV remote. There is a dedicated button for Youtube and Netflix app. Also initially there are few apps but once connected to the internet, various other apps also start showing.

The TV has following apps.

Opera TV
Netflix
Sony Liv
Picture frame mode
Web browser
Youtube
Serial abtak
FM Radio
5px
BigFlix
Photo sharing plus

Miscl.

TV Controls

There are some basic controls located behind the right side of the TV. The controls are easy to access if the TV is wall mounted.

Power Consumption

Power Consump (Max) : 27.52w
Power Consump (Standby) : 0.0w

The TV consumes a bit high power. The readings are taken after calibration.

Remote

The remote is basic similar to supplied with other models. Its made of good quality plastic and seems durable. The remote has a dedicated YouTube and Netflix button.

In the Box

- Remote
- Table Stand
- Power Adaptor
- Power Cord
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
- Screws
- Batteries
- Cable Tie

Conclusion

The Sony W672E is amongst the few TVs which has Full HD resolution in 32 inches. The two important points that makes it stand out from the competition is good build quality and good sound quality.

Picture quality is okay with good motion handling, viewing angle and panel uniformity. It is a good pick for those looking for a Smart TV with good picture and sound quality plus decent overall performance.

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