LG G1 vs Sony A90J TV comparison 2021/11

The LG OLED evo G1 is one of LG’s top models this year. In this review, we compare the LG OLED TV with the Sony A90J, which is a bit more expensive and is inferior to the competition in a few areas. It, too, is definitely on the podium of the best 2021 high-end TVs. The only question left is which one is better, or rather which one is better for which application.

Can the Sony compete with the LG or is it even better?

LG G1 OLED evo
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LG G1 and Sony A90J compared – Which TV is better?

Reflections Icon
Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
80%
LG G1 OLED evo 55"
74%
Sony A90J 55"
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle
Picture quality when sitting at an angle to the TV - Also relevant when sitting very close in front of a large TV.
92%
LG G1 OLED evo 55"
92%
Sony A90J 55"
SDR Image Quality Icon
SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
96%
LG G1 OLED evo 55"
95%
Sony A90J 55"
HDR Image Quality Icon
HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
88%
LG G1 OLED evo 55"
88%
Sony A90J 55"
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Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
90%
LG G1 OLED evo 55"
93%
Sony A90J 55"
Gaming Icon
Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
99%
LG G1 OLED evo 55"
83%
Sony A90J 55"
Sports Icon
Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
84%
LG G1 OLED evo 55"
81%
Sony A90J 55"
Equipment Icon
Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
88%
LG G1 OLED evo 55"
89%
Sony A90J 55"
LG G1 OLED evo 55"
Sony A90J 55"
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LG G1 OLED evo 2021

The Gallery OLED with a evo panel

OLED evo Panel
OLED Panel
The LG OLED G1 has the Evo panel, which should make it even brighter than LG's regular OLEDs. On top of that, it also has the Gallery design, which makes it predestined for the wall, where it really makes a good impression.
55" (139cm)
OLED55G1PUA
65" (164cm)
OLED65G1PUA
77" (195cm)
OLED77G1PUA

Sony A90J 2021

Sony's image processing with Heat Sink

Heat Sink
Heat Sink
OLED evo Panel
OLED Panel
For many, the Sony OLED A90J belongs to the top of the 4K TVs from 2021. It comes with the improved Evo panel and also has a heat sink, which is supposed to protect the organic LEDs even more, but also ensures a higher peak brightness.
55" (139cm)
XR-55A90JAEP
65" (164cm)
XR-65A90JAEP
83" (210cm)
XR-83A90JAEP

Detailed comparison: LG G1 or Sony A90J

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Reflections Comparison

Überraschend gut für OLEDs

Although the Sony A90J gets brighter than the LG OLED G1, the G1 does better in terms of reflection behavior.

Both are also sufficient for the living room with a side window, and here both TVs perform better than many other OLEDs, because that is often the biggest shortcoming of this display technology.

Thus, you do not have to worry about reflections on both!

80%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
Video technologies
74%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
890 Nits
Video technologies
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle Comparison

LG G1 vs Sony A90J – Wie üblich für OLEDs

Anyone who has had the pleasure of an OLED TV will already know: TVs with an OLED panel have a phenomenal viewing angle!

There are no problems here, even when watching TV with the whole family or at the far corner of the sofa.

92%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Viewing Angle
very wide
OLED Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
92%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Viewing Angle
very wide
OLED Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
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SDR image Comparison

Selbst SDR-Inhalte wirken beeindruckend

Since both TVs have an OLED panel and both LG and Sony have already gained a lot of experience with it, the picture quality with normal SDR material really only differs marginally from each other.

96%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
DCI-P3
86%
Energy consumption SDR
107 kWh / 1.000 Hours
95%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
890 Nits
DCI-P3
79%
Energy consumption SDR
113 kWh / 1.000 Hours
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HDR image Comparison

HDR: home theater flair

With HDR, a little more difference can be made out, but in my opinion it depends much more on what you do in HDR, but we’ll get to that in a moment.  All in all, both OLEDs are a great option for HDR as well.

88%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
DCI-P3
86%
REC 2020
61%
Energy consumption HDR
165 kWh / 1.000 Hours
Video technologies
88%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
890 Nits
DCI-P3
79%
REC 2020
67%
Energy consumption HDR
112 kWh / 1.000 Hours
Video technologies
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Movies & Series Comparison

Sony is in the lead

The more natural image processing of the A90J is slightly superior to that of the G1, although there may be personal preferences here. As a result, it still performs slightly better in movies and series.

90%
HDR Image Quality
SDR Image Quality
Environment & Reflections
Tuner
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
4.2 Channels with 60 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
93%
HDR Image Quality
SDR Image Quality
Environment & Reflections
Tuner
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
2.2 Channels with 60 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
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Gaming performance Comparison

LG remains at #1

When it comes to gaming, no one can currently hold a candle to LG’s OLEDs. The G1 lacks nothing here and every gamer gets their money’s worth. The A90J is definitely a great choice as well, but you will have to wait for the promised updates and be able to do without 2 HDMI 2.1 ports. Gamers on the PlayStation 5, on the other hand, will find nothing lacking in the A90J.

99%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
HDMI 2.1
4x Connections
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 13ms
ca. 5ms
83%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
HDMI 2.1
2x Connections
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 16ms
ca. 12ms
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Sports performance Comparison

Responsive action

The response time as well as the input lag are extremely low in both devices, which means that every sport should run smoothly and especially fast. The great picture quality also ensures that sports shows are simply magnificent and no action is lost.

84%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
81%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
Equipment Icon
Equipment Comparison

Top up to date!

In addition, both feature HDMI eARC, which allows the transmission of uncompressed Dolby Atmos if the appropriate hardware is available in the form of a soundbar or a HiFi system.

Both TVs come with the latest version of the respective operating system.

For unbiased users, the difference should simply not matter since both have the most popular streaming services and offer everything that is expected from new smart TVs.

88%
Operating System
webOS 6.0
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
4.2 Channels with 60 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 2.1
4
USB 2.0
3
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ45
1
3.5mm jack
1
Digital optical
1
Ci+ 1.4
1
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
integriert
Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
89%
Operating System
Google TV
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2.2 Channels with 60 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
2
HDMI 2.1
2
USB 2.0
2
USB 3.0
1
Ethernet RJ45
1
3.5mm jack
1
Digital optical
1
Ci+ 1.4
1
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
integriert
Amazon Alexa
kompatibel
Ambilight
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Our conclusion:
Decide depending on the application!

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Now we have all the details and it is obvious that the two OLEDs are not that different.

So we can simply say: if you want the gallery design or simply the best OLED for gaming, take the LG G1, the Sony A90J can’t keep up with it and LG is so far really exemplary in terms of gaming updates!

But if you want a TV for your home cinema with the best possible picture and sound quality for gripping blockbusters, then the A90J is the clear choice.

Maybe a quick word about the Playstation 5: It’s not guaranteed, but because it’s from the same manufacturer, you can bet that the A90J will support all the specifications that the Playstation delivers. That means, if the PS5 gets a variable refresh rate, then probably also the A90J. Then the A90J would be also gaming-technically, at least as far as this console is concerned, at least on the same level.

But I can’t guarantee that either, unfortunately.

LG G1 OLED evo 2021
90%
LG G1 OLED evo
More about the LG G1 OLED evo
  • OLED evo panel
  • Perfect Blacks
  • Contrast Ratio: ∞:1
  • Motion Handling
  • Viewing Angle
  • HDMI 2.1 ([email protected])
  • HDMI VRR & G-Sync Compatible VRR
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Alpha 9 Gen 4 AI Prozessor
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)
55" (139cm)
OLED55G1PUA
65" (164cm)
OLED65G1PUA
77" (195cm)
OLED77G1PUA
Sony A90J 2021
87%
Sony A90J
More about the Sony A90J OLED
  • Perfect Black
  • ContrastRatio ∞:1
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Peak Brightness
  • Clear movements
  • Viewing angle
  • Image processing
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)
55" (139cm)
XR-55A90JAEP
65" (164cm)
XR-65A90JAEP
83" (210cm)
XR-83A90JAEP
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