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LG G1 OLED Review Rundown

LG ElectronicsPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 21 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of LG G1 Gallery Design 4K OLED TV
Neoscore* 92%
  • Excellent picture quality for the price
  • Excellent motion processing
  • Excellent HDR performance
  • Excellent gaming features
  • Bright lighting could be better
  • Not the best for gaming

Summary

The new LG G1 Gallery Series is the most advanced and promising OLED TV yet. Armed with LG's so-called OLED evo panel, advanced processing, and a WebOS smart TV makeover, the G1 ties together the best of everything LG's got for its OLED lineup this year. LG appears to be the only TV maker so far that offers four HDMI 2.1 ports, support for both G-Sync and FreeSync Premium, and the kind of gaming-specific picture adjustments.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
LG's G1 OLED TV is a bit brighter than the CX, but color was nearly identical. New for 2021 is a Game Optimizer mode that puts all of the TVs' gaming-related settings in one place. But for people who don't have money to burn, the G1 probably isn't worth the extra money.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Improved video processing and uniformity
  • Improved Game Optimizer mode
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as the CX or CX

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 97%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The LG G1 Gallery Series is the most advanced and promising OLED TV yet from the company that has pioneered OLED TVs since it unveiled the first 55-inch model in 2012. Armed with LG's so-called OLED evo panel, advanced processing, a WebOS smart TV makeover, HDMI 2.1, and an entire dashboard built for gamers, the G1 ties together the best of everything LG's got for its OLED lineup this year.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful OLED evo panel
  • Great picture quality
  • WebOS smart TV makeover
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techadvisor[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The G1 is a follow-up from last year's LG GX so the firm has swapped to a numbering system for 2021. This year, the G1 owns LG's 4K performance high ground, thanks to a new Evo high brightness panel. Freeview Play is back on-board this year, which means we get a return of all the main catch-up TV apps.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful Evo panel
  • Dolby Vision IQ and HLG support
  • Good HDR performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 96%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
LG is hyping 'OLED evo' as its next-generation display type, with the forthcoming LG G1 series. OLED evo offers an increase in luminance, so it's here to solve one of OLED's few weaknesses in the back-and-forth battle of OLED vs QLED. The G1 is poised to set a new bar for LG's already impressive OLED TVs, with brightness, color and contrast amped up.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bright, punchy OLED evo display
  • Impressive HDR10+ and Dolby Vision
  • Improved Game Optimizer menu
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 101%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
LG G1 OLED is the follow up to the sleek Gallery OLED model that debuted last year. Adds a new high-efficiency ‘Evo' panel design and enhanced colour system. Big improvement to LG's AI Picture Pro video processing. Support across all four HDMIs for all the big new 4K, HDR, VRR and 120Hz gaming features.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic black level and local contrast
  • Evo panel is a huge improvement
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The LG G1 OLED TV features an all-new panel called ‘evo,' advertising a brighter image and better color range than existing OLED screens. Compared to the LG GX OLED TV, one of the sleekest sets I reviewed last year, the G1's upgrades feel more exclusive. All LG 2021 TVs ship with webOS 6.0, a redesigned interface that looks nothing like the platform has in the past.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Eliminated evo panel
  • Improved sound performance
  • Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre color accuracy

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 97%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
LG's OLED65G1 is the first model in the G1 series to get the 'evo' panel. This means there's now a clear difference in picture quality between each part of LG's OLED range. LG's AI Picture Pro option could benefit greatly from the addition of new Scenery Analysis and Body/Object identification systems.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Impressive HDR performance
  • Improved motion handling
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

whathifi[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 100%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The G1 is without a doubt the best LG OLED we've tested so far. Unlike most OLED TVs, which combine an ultra-thin panel section with a thicker area housing the electronics, speakers and connections, LG's G-series models have a uniform thickness and flat back. This year's models will be getting Freeview Play and therefore the the full set of catch-up apps, including BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Slim, minimalist design
  • Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10 support
  • Great HDR performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ LG G1 OLED TV review: Sets the picture quality bar just a bit higher. Cnet. 2021-04-16. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  2. 2. ^ LG G1 Gallery Series OLED TV review: Bright, beautiful, smart. Digitaltrends. 2021-03-17. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  3. 3. ^ LG G1 OLED (2021) review. Techadvisor. 2021-04-20. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  4. 4. ^ Hands on: LG G1 Gallery Series OLED TV review. Techradar. 2021-02-16. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ LG G1 Gallery OLED TV (OLED65G1) review. Techradar. 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  6. 6. ^ LG G1 OLED TV review. Tomsguide. 2021-05-30. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  7. 7. ^ LG OLED65G1 Review. Trustedreviews. 2021-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  8. 8. ^ LG OLED65G1 OLED Evo TV review. Whathifi. 2021-03-17. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  9. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  10. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  11. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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