Ars Technica - LG latest flexible OLEDs suffer from serious quality issues

Sep 04, 2017

A couple of days ago we reported that Android Authority reviewed LG V30's display, which uses LGD's flexible P-OLED panels, with very positive results - saying that LGD's mobile OLEDs are highly competitive with Samsung's latest Super AMOLED displays.

LG V30 display quality (Ars Technica, Sep 2017)

Ars Technica also posted an early review of a pre-production V30 device, but its conclusions are very different. While the display sounds great on paper, Ars Technica says (and it's got photos to prove) that in a dark room the display suffers from a grainy image and horizontal banding. The light level is also woefully uneven, with hotspots blazing out of the left and right corners.

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Android Authority: LG's V30 P-OLED display is very competitive with Samsung's Super AMOLED display

Sep 02, 2017

Android Authority performed some preliminary tests of LG V30's display, which uses LGD's flexible P-OLED panels. AA says that the first impressions are very positive, and LGD's mobile OLEDs are highly competitive with Samsung's latest Super AMOLED displays (AA compared the V30 to the Galaxy S8, although to be fair SDC has since improved its OLEDs).

LG V30 photo

LG's color temperature is quite higher compared to the OLED of the GS8 - 8500K vs the GS8 7500K. On manual brightness both phones are able to reach almost the same brightness (421 nits on the V30, 398 nits on the GS8), while on automotive mode the LG reaches 606 nits and the GS8 only 535 nits (DisplayMate says the GS8 should reach 1,020 nits - but AA could not reach this high brightness in these tests). AA reviewers say that the LG V30 is quite comparable to Samsung's display in terms of black levels and vibrant colors.

DisplayMate: Samsung keeps enhancing OLED display quality, the Note 8 has the best mobile display ever

Aug 29, 2017

DisplayMate posted a review of the new flexible Super AMOLED display used in Samsung's latest phone, the Galaxy Note 8. This is a 6.3" Quad HD+ (2960x1440) flexible edge-type display and DisplayMate says it improves on Samsung's previous OLED display (the one used in the Galaxy S8) and it declares that this is the best mobile display ever tested.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 photo

DisplayMate says that the new OLED display has several improvements compared to the previous generation display, and Samsung also included several new display features and functions in the phone. The major improvement is that the Note 8 is 22% brighter compared to the GS8 - it reaches a peak brightness of 1,200 nits - the brightest mobile phone ever.

LG's OLED TV wins CE Week's annual TV shootout for the fourth time in a row

Jul 24, 2017

CE Week held its 13th annual TV shootout, and for the fourth times in a row, LG's OLED TV won. LG's OLEDE7 TV (65") won in all categories - and was crowned ‘King of TV’ in the Shootout.

LG OLEDE7 photo

For the first time ever the shootout included an OLED TV from another maker - Sony's A1E. The Sony TV came close to LG's OLED and won an honorary mention. LG's OLEDE7 TVs cost $3,500 for the 55" model and $4,800 for the 65" model. Sony's A1-E Bravia OLED TVs cost $3,999 (55"), $5,499 (65") and $19,999 (77").

Digital Trends: LG's OLED TV outperforms Samsung's QLED

Jul 01, 2017

Digital Trends posted that interesting flagship TV shootout, pitching LG's E7 OLED TV against Samsung's Q9 QLED TV. Both TVs offer great image quality, and both has their strengths and weaknesses - but Digital Trends says at the end of the day they prefer LG's OLED.

According to Digital Trends, pretty much everybody who looked at these two TVs stacked up against each other chose the LG as the best TV - if by a razor-thin margin. Credit is due to Samsung, who did manage to produce a very bright, sharp and great looking TV though.

DisplayMate: Samsung's Super AMOLED display in the Galaxy S8 is the best mobile display ever

Apr 05, 2017

DisplayMate posted a comprehensive review of the 5.8" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display used in Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S8. DisplayMate says that this display is the most innovative and high performance smartphone display that they have ever lab tested - and it earned DisplayMate’s highest ever A+ grade.

Samsung Galaxy S8 photo

Samsung incorporated several innovations in this new displays. First of all of course is the "Inifinity" design - the full screen display. This display is also a high-resolution 3K (2960x1440) one and it features a new and accurate 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, certified by the UHD Alliance for Mobile HDR Premium. The native color gamut is actually larger - it has a very impressive 113% of DCI-P3 and 142% of sRGB / Rec.709 gamuts. Samsung's latest AMOLEDs are brighter than before - with a peak brightness of 1,020 nits.

Hands-on review of LG's 65" OLEDB6 TV

Nov 20, 2016

When the nice guys from LG's Israeli public relations office reach out and offer to send an OLED TV for a review - you say yes. Naturally, I graciously accepted and received a new 65" OLEDB6 TV. Here's my hands-on review of LG's new TV.

The OLEDB6 was launched in early 2016, and is actually LG's entry-level OLED TV for 2016, alongside the curved OLEDC6. The B6 features a flat 4K WRGB (WOLED-CF) OLED panel, LG's latest WebOS 3.0 operation system, HDR support and LG's Color Prime Pro technology. The TV does not support 3D, but strangely LG did bundle a couple of passive 3D glasses with the TV. The B6 comes in two sizes - 55" and 65".

DisplayMate: LG's latest OLED TVs are "virtually perfect", the best TV ever tested

Oct 04, 2016

Our friends from DisplayMate posted an in-depth shootout of LG's 2016 OLED TV, the 65" 4K OLEDE6. DisplayMate finds this new TV to perform "exceptionally well" - in fact this TV offers an image quality that is "Visually Indistinguishable from Perfect". This is unquestionably the best performing TV ever tested at DisplayMate.

LG OLED65E6P photo

LG's OLED TV breaks many TV display performance records at DisplayMate: including the highest absolute color accuracy, the lowest screen reflectance , the highest absolute luminance accuracy, and the highest contrast ratio with perfect Black Levels of any TV ever tested. Almost all tests showed improvement over LG's 2015 OLED TVs.

Engadget: The OLED in Lenovo's X1 Yoga is so good, we want OLED displays in all our devices

Aug 29, 2016

Lenovo announced its OLED X1 Yoga laptop-tablet hybrid back in January 2016, and the high-end OLED laptop is finally shipping. Engadget posted a review, and it appears that the display is simply stunning.

Lenovo X1 Yoga photo

The reviewer says that the OLED display simply "blew his mind", and concludes his review saying that "the Thinkpad X1 Yoga is a reminder that OLED isn't just bright and bold, it's a transformative display technology. Now if only it weren't so expensive".