The Sony A8H OLED and the LG CX OLED have almost identical performance. Sony offers slightly better image quality, as it has better gradient handling and much better color volume. The S95B's ability to overcome that obstacle is one of the main reasons it's our new choice. The QD-OLED panel preserves all the good things about OLEDs and bridges the brightness gap with quantum dot LCD screens, achieving more than 1000 nits of brightness without any of the potential drawbacks seen in LED backlighting on LCD televisions, such as blooming or brightness around bright objects in a dark scene.
Panasonic makes excellent high-performance OLED televisions. Unfortunately, they are generally not sold in the U.S. In the US, although sometimes you can find selected models exclusively through Value Electronics. The company's newest model is the LZ2000, which comes in 55, 65 and 77 inch sizes.
You can read about it here. The “G” in G1 stands for “Gallery” and reflects the frame-like design of the set. While most OLED televisions have a thin panel section and a thicker area that houses the electronics, speakers and connections, the LG G1 models have a uniform thickness of only 2 cm (0.9 inches) and a flat back. The idea is to mount it on the wall: LG includes a wall mount embedded in the box and, if you want feet, you'll have to pay more.
It's an honor even in terms of HDR, since both sets are compatible with HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision, but not with HDR10+. The LG G1 also features Dolby Vision IQ, which works together with a sensor to provide the ideal Dolby Vision image regardless of ambient lighting. On the other hand, the Sony A90J is compatible with IMAX Enhanced, which is not strictly an HDR format, but a certification aimed at guaranteeing a quality similar to that of IMAX both in image and sound. There isn't much content improved with IMAX, but it does rank high in Bravia Core.
LG refers to its new technology as OLED Evo, which uses an updated panel construction and a new light element, as well as new processing. The Sony A90J obviously has a different processing, but it is said to use the same panel as the G1 (LG supplies all OLED panels to all manufacturers), but most televisions are still using the “standard” panel, including all LG models except the G. The A90J also features a unique aluminum panel that basically acts as a heat sink and allows for even greater brightness. The test of which implementation is the best will, of course, be in the quality of the image.
That said, if you're an inveterate gamer or the LG's photo frame design is very attractive, the G1 is a gorgeous TV that will keep you happy for years to come. However, the viewing experience is not identical. This is where Sony really shines, offering some of the best image qualities in the industry. Although both companies offer extraordinary color accuracy and the class-leading contrast that only OLEDs can offer, Sony has consistently offered slightly better image quality than LG on its OLED televisions for several consecutive years.
This is largely due to video processing, where Sony offers increased brightness at the pixel level, object-based image processing and a wider color spectrum than even LG TVs that use the same panels. Motion management, color quality, contrast and HDR performance are undoubtedly better. Just about every other OLED TV you buy today uses an LG Display WRGB panel, which means there's a white sub-pixel included with the usual trio of red, green and blue sub-pixels. If there's anything to follow from previous years, the LG G1 is likely to end up with more discounts than the Sony A90J, which could make the gap between the two even greater, but time will tell.
In terms of light, the great attraction of the LG G1 and Sony A90J over their predecessors and siblings is that they use next-generation OLED technology that promises greater maximum brightness and, therefore, more impressive images, especially with HDR content. Android TV is also the only smart TV platform that offers a challenge to LG's offering of dual voice assistants. The ever-smaller sizes offered by LG make it the clear winner in screen size, and the only option if you want an extra large 77-inch OLED TV for your home theater, or a more compact 4K OLED that's small enough to use as a desktop monitor or set up an incredible gaming platform in a bedroom or apartment where a larger TV may not fit. In terms of seamless app and game selection, everything is LG, but when it comes to pure audiovisual performance, Sony triumphs.
Sony has an app-related advantage over rival LG (and all non-Sony TVs) in the form of the exclusive streaming service Bravia Core, which offers blockbuster movies at higher bit rates than any other streaming service. Both Sony and LG have addressed these problems with their latest models, which feature the same OLED Evo panel manufactured by LG. Still, LG's OLED TVs are far from disappointing if you're a movie buff, and it might make even more sense to opt for LG if budget is an issue. LG and Sony compete on several fronts when it comes to their OLED televisions, but in terms of sizes and prices, LG has an advantage.
LG didn't sign an agreement with Freeview Play last year, meaning that its televisions lacked standard apps for catching up in the UK, such as BBC iPlayer. . .