T3 India|July 2021
OLED evo is here, and it’s incredible – LG’s brighter panel is just the upgrade the technology needs


Display sizes 55, 65, 77 inches

Panel 3840x2160 120Hz OLED

Operating system webOS Smart TV

HDR Dolby Vision

CPU α9 Gen4 AI Processor 4K

Connectivity HDMI 2.1 x4 (eARC x1), USB x3, optical, Ethernet, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5

Dimensions 1225x706x23.1mm / 1446x830x19.9mm 1721x991x24.1mm

Weight 21.8kg / 29kg / 39.4kg

The LG G1 is a seriously big deal. It’s the first LG OLED in an age that offers a substantial hardware advance on its predecessors, rather than relying on new software and minor panel ‘tweaks’. What’s more, the biggest beneficiary of the new panel design is arguably OLED’s Achilles’ Heel: brightness.

Pictures on the G1, regardless of whether you’re watching TV or gaming, are consistently and jaw-droppingly spectacular.

As promised, for starters, pictures are brighter, enough to deliver a more satisfying and ‘complete’ HDR performance than any LG OLED before. Where an HDR image is mostly full of bright content, it presents it with much more full-screen brightness, while the very brightest parts of HDR pictures have a slightly more luminous quality to them.

This is supported by a further improvement in colour. With video sources this sees relatively pure blue and, especially, red and green tones enjoying both more subtle tonal delineations and a more natural feel. Especially when they’re presented in a bright situation.

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