LG C1 Specs, Review, Pros and Cons : LG’s Standard 2021 4K OLED TV

LG C1 is positioned as LG’s standard 4K OLED TV from its 2021 TV lineup. As the standard 4K OLED TV from 2021 lineup, LG C1 is powered by α7 Gen 4 Processor 4K. There are 4 screen size options available for LG C1: 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB), 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB), 55-Inch (OLED55C1PUB) and 48-Inch (OLED65C1PUB). Why should you choose LG C1? To find out the reason to choose LG C1, it’s important for us to talk more about LG C1 and its pros and cons as well as look at its specs before we can find the reasons to choose it.

LG C1 Specifications

The key specs and features of LG C1 can be found in the table of specs below. Please note that some of the specs and review are still only estimation from previous year’s LG CX.

Key Features
Resolution 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Display Technology OLED
Upscaling Technology AI 4K Upscaling
Clarity Technology
  • Quad Step Noise Reduction
  • Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer
Color Technology
  • Billion Rich Colors
  • Advanced Color Enhancer
  • True Color Accuracy Pro
Contrast Technology
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer
  • Face Enhancing
  • Ultra Luminance Pro
HDR Support
  • Cinema HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG)
  • Dolby Vision IQ
  • HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
Refresh Rate Technology OLED Motion Pro (120Hz Native)
Gaming Technology
  • G-SYNC
  • FreeSync Premium
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • HGiG
  • Stadia Cloud Gaming (firmware update)
Processor α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K
AI Picture AI Picture Pro
Smart TV
Platform WebOS
Application Store LG Content Store
Compatibility
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple AirPlay/HomeKit
Remote Control Magic Remote Control (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice)
Connections
HDMI/USB
  • 1 (rear) / 3 (side)
  • 2 (rear) / 1 (side)
HDMI Type HDMI 2.1
eARC Support YES (HDMI 2)
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth Version 5.0
Digital Audio Out (Optical) 1 (rear)
Ethernet 1
Component Video Input NO
Composite Video Input 1
RF Connection Input (Antenna/Cable) 1
HDCP HDCP 2.2
HDMI-CEC (Simplink) YES
TV Tuner ATSC, Clear QAM
Audio
Speaker System 2.2Ch 40W
Speaker Direction Down Firing (w/Stand Front Firing)
Dolby Atmos Support YES
Surround Mode OLED Surround
AI Sound AI Sound Pro
WiSA Ready YES
Bluetooth Surround Ready YES
Audio Codec AC4, AC3(Dolby Digital), EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PCM, WMA, apt-X
Dimensions (estimation)
Product Size Without Stand (W x H x D)
  • 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB) : 67.8″ x 39.1″ x 2.2″
  • 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB) : 57.0″ x 32.7″ x 1.8″
  • 55-Inch (OLED55C1PUB) : 48.3″ x 27.8″ x 1.8″
  • 48-Inch (OLED48C1PUB) : 42.2″ x 24.3″ x 1.8″
Product Size With Stand (W x H x D)
  • 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB) : 67.8″ x 40.3″ x 10.6″
  • 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB) : 48.3″ x 27.8″ x 1.8″
  • 55-Inch (OLED55CXPUA) : 48.3″ x 29.1″ x 9.9″
  • 48-Inch (OLED48C1PUB) : 42.2″ x 25.6″ x 9.9″
Weight (estimation)
Product Weight Without Stand
  • 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB) : 58.9 lbs
  • 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB) : 52.9 lbs
  • 55-Inch (OLED55C1PUB) : 41.7 lbs
  • 48-Inch (OLED48C1PUB) : 32.8 lbs
Product Weight With Stand
  • 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB) : 79.1 lbs
  • 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB) : 71.9 lbs
  • 55-Inch (OLED55C1PUB) : 50.7 lbs
  • 48-Inch (OLED48C1PUB) : 41.7 lbs
Power
Power Supply (Voltage, Hz) AC 120V, 50/60Hz
Standby Power Consumption
  • 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB) : < 0.5 W
  • 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB) : < 0.5 W
  • 55-Inch (OLED55C1PUB) : < 0.5 W
  • 48-Inch (OLED48C1PUB) : < 0.5 W
Price
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LG C1 Review

LG C1

LG C1

Based on its specs and features that we can find in the table above, we can talk more about LG C1. LG C1 comes with OLED display that can delivers perfect black and infinite contrast since its pixels can be completed powered off and dimmed autonomously. OLED display also can brings wide color spectrum with 100% Color Fidelity so that we can enjoy rich and accurate color details on the screen of LG C1. 4K UHD resolution of LG C1 is also completed with AI 4K Upscaling so that we can enjoy excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. LG C1 already supports HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision as well as Dolby Vision IQ so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. 120Hz native refresh rate with OLED Motion Pro is already integrated with LG C1 so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. We can also enjoy more immersive gaming experience as LG C1 already supports G-SYNC, FreeSync, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), HGiG and Stadia Cloud Gaming (firmware update). The color, clarity and contrast of LG C1 are optimized by α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K and enhanced by AI Picture Pro. We can enjoy wide range of premium entertainment with WebOS integrated as the smart TV platform of this TV. We can also run additional smart apps as WebOS is connected to LG Contents/Apps store. 802.11ac wireless is already attached to this TV to bring fast and stable internet connection. Magic Remote control is already included with LG C1 to help us control this TV conveniently with its smart functions (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice). We can also use Google Assistant, Alexa, Apple Airplay2 and Homekit to control this TV since they are already compatible. The speaker system that integrated with LG C1 is 2.2Ch 40W. It’s completed with OLED Surround that powered by AI Sound Pro so that we can enjoy good sound quality. If you are looking for higher quality audio from more advanced audio formats, you can setup more advanced AV system since LG C1 already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

LG C1 Prices
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LG C1 Pros and Cons

Based on its specs and our review above, let’s talk more about the pros and cons of LG C1.

Pros

1. Excellent Contrast Ratio

With its OLED panel, LG C1 is able to deliver excellent contrast ratio. OLED Panel can delivers perfect black and infinite contrast since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously (pixel level dimming).

2. Wide Color Gamut (100% Color Fidelity)

LG C1 is able to delivers wide color gamut with 100% Color Fidelity using its OLED panel. With wide color gamut, we can enjoy rich and accurate color details on the screen of LG C1.

3. Outstanding Motion Handling

LG C1 comes with OLED Motion Pro that powered by 120Hz native refresh rate. OLED Motion Pro is able to bring outstanding motion handling so that we can enjoy fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports. We can also find that 120Hz native refresh rate provides minimum input lag when we use this TV as our gaming monitor.

4. Excellent Gaming Technology

LG C1 comes with excellent gaming technology. Besides its 120Hz native refresh rate that brings minimum input lag, LG C1 already supports G-SYNC, FreeSync Premium, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), HGiG and Stadia Cloud Gaming (firmware update).

Cons

1. Peak Brightness is only Good

Although it’s able to deliver perfect black and infinite contrast, the peak brightness of LG C1 is only good not excellent. The peak brightness of LG C1 can’t be too bright because of the OLED panel that can’t bring the pixels into similar bright level of the top LED TV model. But for sure with its perfect black we can still enjoy outstanding contrast on the screen of LG C1

2. Premium Price

OLED is still an expensive technology than LED. So LG C1 that comes with OLED panel is still more expensive than its comparable LED TV model. But for sure, OLED is able to provide perfect black, pixel level dimming and wide color gamut for excellent picture quality.

Why Should You Choose LG C1?

LG C1 is the standard 4K OLED TV from LG’s 2021 TV lineup. Why should you choose LG C1? From our discussion above, we can find that LG C1 is able to deliver outstanding contrast with its perfect black and infinite contrast. It’s also able to bring wide color gamut and delivers fluid motion images with its OLED motion pro. OLED C1 is also completed with advanced gaming technology that provides immersive gaming experience. In the other hand, LG C1 is indeed offered at quite premium price. So if you don’t mind to spend slightly higher for excellent picture quality, then you LG C1 is the one that you should choose.

LG C1 Prices
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