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G1 vs. A80J: Which is the Better OLED Gaming TV?

The G1 and A80J are both OLED television sets that came out in 2021. So, which of these TVs is better for gaming on systems such as PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Nintendo Switch?

You can find out in this comparison between the LG and Sony OLEDs.

Quick Summary

When compared to the Sony A80J, the LG G1 comes with two additional HDMI 2.1 ports (4 in total). The G1 is also the only one out of these two TVs to support FreeSync, GSYNC and Variable Refresh Rate right out of the box.

When it comes to performance, the G1 can output at higher brightness levels in addition to having less input lag than the A80J.

Last but not least, while both TVs supports 120 frames per second at 1080p and 4K, only the LG G1 can display 120 fps at 1440p.

If you are interested, you can purchase either of these OLED television sets on Amazon via the following links:

You can also see how the A80J compares to the X95J with this article.

G1 vs. A80J Comparison Chart

You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the LG G1 and Sony A80J below.

 LG G1Sony A80J
Screen Sizes55" (OLED55G1PUA)

65" (OLED65G1PUA)

77" (OLED77G1PUA)
55" (XR-55A80J)

65" (XR-65A80J)

77" (XR-77A80J)
HDMI PortsHDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1
HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.0

HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.0

HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1
Legacy Consoles SupportAntenna/cable inputAntenna/cable input

Composite input via adapter (not included)
HDR FeaturesDolby Vision

HDR10

HLG

Wide Color Gamut
Dolby Vision

HDR10

HLG

Wide Color Gamut
HDR Real Scene Highlight601 nits567 nits
HDR Peak 2% Window835 nits875 nits
HDR Peak 10% Window811 nits725 nits
HDR Peak 25% Window420 nits488 nits
HDR Peak 50% Window289 nits294 nits
HDR Peak 100% Window168 nits155 nits
HDR Sustained 2% Window652 nits753 nits
HDR Sustained 10% Window765 nits669 nits
HDR Sustained 25% Window396 nits475 nits
HDR Sustained 50% Window274 nits293 nits
HDR Sustained 100% Window162 nits152 nits
HDR ABL0.0930.096
Native Refresh Rate120 Hz120 Hz
Adaptive Sync SupportFreeSync

GSYNC

Variable Refresh Rate
Variable Refresh Rate via future firmware update
Input Lag at 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.3 ms16.9 ms
Input Lag at 1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)5.7 ms8.9 ms
Input Lag at 1080p resolution and Variable Refresh Rate5.3 msN/A
Input Lag at 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.3 ms17.5 ms
Input Lag at 1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)6.0 msN/A
Input Lag at 1440p resolution and Variable Refresh Rate5.5 msN/A
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.2 ms16.7 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled)10.3 ms16.9 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:410.2 ms16.8 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)5.5 ms8.7 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and Variable Refresh Rate5.4 msN/A
Input Lag at 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)48.4 ms143.9 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)48.8 ms152.1 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate With Interpolation99.1 ms143.9 ms
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Screen Sizes

Both the G1 and A80J comes in the 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch screen sizes.

You can find the model number for each size below:

G1:

  • 55″ (OLED55G1PUA)
  • 65″ (OLED65G1PUA)
  • 77″ (OLED77G1PUA)

A80J:

  • 55″ (XR-55A80J)
  • 65″ (XR-65A80J)
  • 77″ (XR-77A80J)

HDMI Ports

As for the HDMI ports, the G1 comes with four HDMI 2.1 ports, which is twice as many as the HDMI 2.1 ports of the A80J.

You can check out the HDMI port versions for both of these OLEDs below:

G1:

  • HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1

A80J:

  • HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.0
  • HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.0
  • HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1

Legacy Consoles Support

Both the G1 and A80J come with an antenna/cable input that can be used to connect very old school consoles like the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super NES, Sega Master System and Sega Genesis.

While Sony’s A80J includes a composite input, an AV Component Adapter Cable is needed to be able to directly connect systems such as the Nintendo 64, GameCube, Nintendo Wii, PS1, PS2, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast and Xbox.

HDR Features

The G1 and A80J support the Dolby Vision, a format being used by Microsoft’s Xbox Series S and X game consoles.

These TVs also support HDR10, a common format used by the PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.

You can check out a full list of HDR features for both TV sets below:

  • Dolby Vision
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Wide Color Gamut

Game Mode HDR Brightness

According to tests done by RTINGS.com, the LG G1 can get a little bit brighter than the Sony A80J. When using the game mode settings, the G1 can reach 601 nits, which is 34 nits more than the A80J.

Overall, both are considered to have good HDR brightness for an OLED.

You can take a look at RTINGS’ HDR brightness output tests results for the G1 and A80J below:

HDR Real Scene Highlight

  • G1: 601 nits
  • A80J: 567 nits

HDR Peak 2% Window

  • G1: 835 nits
  • A80J: 875 nits

HDR Peak 10% Window

  • G1: 811 nits
  • A80J: 725 nits

HDR Peak 25% Window

  • G1: 420 nits
  • A80J: 488 nits

HDR Peak 50% Window

  • G1: 289 nits
  • A80J: 294 nits

HDR Peak 100% Window

  • G1: 168 nits
  • A80J: 155 nits

HDR Sustained 2% Window

  • G1: 652 nits
  • A80J: 753 nits

HDR Sustained 10% Window

  • G1: 765 nits
  • A80J: 669 nits

HDR Sustained 25% Window

  • G1: 396 nits
  • A80J: 475 nits

HDR Sustained 50% Window

  • G1: 274 nits
  • A80J: 293 nits

HDR Sustained 100% Window

  • G1: 162 nits
  • A80J: 152 nits

HDR ABL

  • G1: 0.093
  • A80J: 0.096

Native Refresh Rate

While both of these televisions support 120 Hz, only the LG G1 is capable of display games at 120 frames per second in 1080p, 1440p and 4K.

The Sony A80J can display 120 fps at 1080p and 4K but not 1440p.

Adaptive Sync Support

The G1 supports the full slate of adaptive sync modes as it is compatible with FreeSync (made for PCs with AMD graphics cards), GSYNC (made for PCs with NVIDIA graphics cards) as well as Variable Refresh Rate (made for the new PS5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles).

While the A80J currently does not support any adaptive sync, it should add Variable Refresh Rate compatibility via a future firmware update for the TV.

Input Lag

According to tests done by RTINGS.com, both the LG G1 and Sony A80J are pretty good when it comes to having low input lag.

With that said, the G1 does feature lower latency than the A80J when you compare the same resolution and refresh rate settings.

You can find RTINGS’ input delay test results for the G1 and A80J below:

1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • G1: 10.3 ms
  • A80J: 16.9 ms

1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • G1: 5.7 ms
  • A80J: 8.9 ms

1080p resolution with Variable Refresh Rate

  • G1: 5.3 ms
  • A80J: N/A

1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • G1: 10.3 ms
  • A80J: 17.5 ms

1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • G1: 6.0 ms
  • A80J: N/A

1440p resolution with Variable Refresh Rate

  • G1: 5.5 ms
  • A80J: N/A

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • G1: 10.2 ms
  • A80J: 16.7 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled)

  • G1: 10.3 ms
  • A80J: 16.9 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4

  • G1: 10.2 ms
  • A80J: 16.8 ms

4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • G1: 5.5 ms
  • A80J: 8.7 ms

4K resolution with Variable Refresh Rate

  • G1: 5.4 ms
  • A80J: N/A

1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)

  • G1: 48.4 ms
  • A80J: 143.9 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)

  • G1: 48.8 ms
  • A80J: 152.1 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate With Interpolation

  • G1: 99.1 ms
  • A80J: 143.9 ms