Sony A90J VS. LG C1 TV, which is the better OLED TV?

Barend Ray

There must be some top OLED flagship battle in the market of TV, especially Sony and LG, as two veteran TV manufacturers, this year's release of Sony A90J and LG C1 is also highly anticipated. So, Sony A90J and LG C1, which is the better OLED TV?

Model NameSony A90JLG C1
Display TypeOLEDOLED
Resolution4K (2160p)4K (2160p)
High Dynamic Range FormatHDR 10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dolby VisionDolby Vision, HDR 10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
Refresh Rate120Hz120Hz
Smart PlatformGoogle TVwebOS
Featured Streaming ServicesParamount+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Sling TV, YouTube, PeacockHBO Max, Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, Hulu, Paramount+, Peacock, YouTube TV, Spotify, iHeartRadio
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI 2.1 Inputs24
HDMI 2.0 Inputs20
HDMI HDCP 2.2 Inputs44
Works WithAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantGoogle Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit
Voice Assistant Built-inAmazon Alexa, Google AssistantGoogle Assistant, Amazon Alexa
Picture Quality Enhancement Technology4K HDR ProCinema HDR
USB 2.0 Ports23

1. Image

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LG C1, this TV with a piece of LG's own OLED screen, 4K resolution, support 120HZ refresh, OLED Dynamic Mode PRO, to bring a smoother picture experience, OLED restore natural colors, bring immersive picture enjoyment, with LG's free dynamic range video technology HDR 10 PRO, by enhancing the brightness to adjust every picture color.

Sony A90J is also 4K resolution, the same is a top OLED screen, not only supports 120HZ refresh rate, but also supports 4K 120HZ game frame rate, the rest of the VRR, ALLM are no longer too much introduction, game mode to their own star product PS5 has a bonus, the rest of the game is not as good as LG C1 optimization.

2. Chip

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The LG C1 TV adopts an AI audio/video chip α 9 Gen4 4K processor, which can accurately identify sources and optimize them through Al's autonomous deep learning, and enhance AI sound adjustment to give users a better viewing experience.

Sony A90J sound and picture effect is also top-level, thanks to Sony's own XR cognitive chip, can simulate the human eye viewing effect, the picture analysis and secondary enhancement, presenting a more suitable for human eye viewing picture, the same AI chip enhancement technology, Sony A90J is obviously more suitable for human eye viewing habits.

3. Audio and Video

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In terms of audio and video playback, the LG C1 supports Dolby Vision IQ/Dolby Atmos and Bluetooth Surround Sound. The most surprising feature is the "Filmmaker Mode", which maintains the original aspect ratio, color and frame rate of the movie while restoring the original frame rate, just to express the director's original production intentions.

And Sony in the A90J with XR Terry Phantom color display technology PRO, as well as XR sharp dynamic, the picture contrast, smoothness, color and other comprehensive enhancements, even ordinary sources can have 4K effect, if you want to see the OLED cross-genre technical innovation, Sony A90J more suitable for users to choose.

Of course, the Sony A90J sound is not bad, with four speakers, using its own flagship version of the screen sound field, 3D surround sound field conversion, with the XR chip sound field positioning technology, so that the film is also improved in the sound, the user can hear the difference between the sound of different locations on the screen.

4. Game

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The LG C1 TV also has a gaming mode that automatically optimizes for games and is compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC and FreeSync technology, which reduces frame drops and screen extensions when playing games, basically making it a gaming-grade screen that those who like to play games will love.

The Sony A90J focuses more on audio and video effects, providing users with better audio and video experience, while in terms of game support, in addition to its own PS5, LG does better on other game devices.

5. Summary

If you want to experience the brilliant picture quality of OLED, in fact, the two levels are similar, LG C1 will even be a small victory, and LG C1 has the price advantage.

If you want better movie and TV viewing, choose Sony A90J is obviously better, this TV is very accurate to the user viewing habits, this is far from other TV can be compared. If you just like to play games and only play PS5, Sony A90J is a good choice. if you also play other game consoles, LG C1 will bring a better gaming experience.


Sony A90J with a new OLED panel, brighter, XR chip for the image quality is also very strong. two HDMI 2.1 interface, one of the eARC interface, A90J does not support G-sync and free-sync, VRR is not yet updated.

LG C1 price is cheaper than Sony A90J. LG C1 adds a game optimization adjustment, which automatically adjusts and optimizes the graphics to cope with the needs of different games, with white and black stabilizers, which can fine-tune the dark and light areas, which is very practical for gamers.

Both C1 and A90J are very strong OLED TVs. Just choose according to your needs