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LG G1 OLED Review

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The LG G1 Gallery Series OLED TV is a top-notch TV for most users, as it features fast response time, VRR, and deep inky blacks. But, watch out for the risk of screen burn-in and the absence of HDR 10+.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG G1 Gallery Series OLED TV is LG’s highest-end consumer-grade 4K HDR OLED TV released in February 2021. Thanks to its organic LED display, it can deliver better black levels and contrast than LCD, Quantum Dot, and even mini LED TVs.

In addition, it has a near-instantaneous response time. It also boasts LG’s WebOS UI 6.0 for a fluid experience. The G1 OLED targets buyers who want the absolute best of the best performance in every regard.

If you want to learn more about reviewers’ opinions, continue reading our LG G1 Gallery Series OLED TV review below. And don’t forget to take a look at the highest-rated TVs available today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG G1 Gallery Series OLED TV is a great choice for gaming, movies, and streaming. Its OLED panel offers deep blacks, top-notch contrast, 120 Hz refresh rate, and fast response time.

Gamers will appreciate the HDMI 2.1 with VRR and ALLM support. Just be aware that there’s a slight risk of display burn-in and no HDR 10+ support.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Fantastic peak brightness
  • Best in class black levels and contrast
  • 120Hz native refresh rate
  • Full HDMI 2.1 support
  • VRR, ALLM, and eARC available
  • Good color accuracy
  • Extremely smooth WebOS
  • Fantastic upscaling
  • Near instantaneous response time

Reason to Avoid

  • Slight risk of permanent display burn-in
  • No support for HDR 10+
  • The built-in speakers could have been better
  • It doesn’t include any stand or feet in the box

LG G1 OLED Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeNo
Display TypeOLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels4.2
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65", 77"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output60 watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)99.1
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)99.79
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)72.86
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)77.17
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)133.92
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)398
HDR Brightness (nits)798
Input Lag (ms)12
Response Time (ms)2.4
Color Washout (Degrees)65
Color Shift (Degrees)26
Brightness Loss (Degrees)63
Reflections (%)1.3
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)63.5
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3.65
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.3
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.896
Intermodulation Distortion @80db1.35
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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86

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    89
    The LG G1 OLED is an amazing overall TV. It delivers stunning picture quality for… Read More

    By:

    Kelsey Linhares
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The LG G1 OLED TV is the first set with OLED evo, a new technology… Read More

    By:

    Kate Kozuch
  • CNET
    89

    Category Trust Rating

    84
    Like: Best picture quality we’ve ever tested – Slightly brighter than previous models – Beautiful… Read More

    By:

    John Archer
  • T3
    33

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The LG G1 is beautiful to look at when it’s switched off, and impossible to… Read More

    By:

    David Katzmaier

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