Today, we are taking a closer look at one of the 2018 OLED TV of LG, the LG OLED C8 4K TV. OLED, as we know it, offers excellent picture quality. By far the best one in our opinion. However, despite offering excellent performance overall, it still comes with its issues.
LG is definitely dominating, if not then one of the major players in the television industry. From its affordable 4K TVs such as the LG UK6300 up to their premium OLED TVs. In fact, their rivals are buying OLED panels from them with the exception of Samsung, Hisense, and TCL forming a QLED alliance.
So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the LG OLED C8 4K ultra HD TV.
LG OLED C8 TV
|4K Ultra HD||1.7 ms Response Time|
|Wide Colour Gamut||21 ms Input Lag|
|Self Dimming Lighting Pixel||WRGB Panel|
|Ultra Luminance Pro||LG webOS 4.0|
|Perfect Viewing Angle||2.2 CH 40W DTS Speakers|
|Billion Rich Colour||3x USB | 4x HDMI|
|HDR10 | HLG | Advanced HDR | Dolby Vision||LG ThinQ AI|
|α9 Intelligent Processor||Infinite Contrast|
|HDR by Technicolor||Amazon Alexa | Google Assistant|
|120 Hz Refresh Rate||Quad Core Processor|
|OLED TV||10 Bits Panel Depth|
The design of the 2018 LG OLED C8 is by far elegant. No matter how many times you have seen this TV, it still gives off that premium looking TV. It features a wide but very sturdy and well-built stand as well as an almost bezeless frame around the screen. The frame and the stand are made of aluminium. In fact, its stand is actually designed to also redirect the sound throughout the room.
In terms of its available colour, the C8 is only available in black and dark grey.
Due to the design of the stand, it will be impossible to place a soundbar directly at the front or under the TV. The top half of the screen is exceptionally thin while the bottom half houses the electronics. It’s thin panel definitely adds up to its overall aesthetics. The overall build quality of the C8 is excellent. It has a solid build and there were no obvious or noticeable issues.
The back of the LG OLED C8 features 4 HDMI 2.0 ports that support 4K and HDR inputs. It also features 3 USB ports and has a basic cable management as well as all the standard ports. Though difficulties can be experienced when accessing the composite ports if the TV is wall mounted.
Now looking at the frame of the TV, the LG OLED C8 has a very thin bezel. in fact, it’s almost bezeless when it comes to its first row of pixels.
In terms of picture quality, the LG OLED C8 is by far the best OLED TV we have seen to date. It offers excellent picture quality overall. Like any OLED TVs, the LG OLED C8 features infinite contrast ratio. This allows the TV to deliver and produce perfect blacks, making this TV an excellent TV for watching movies and videos in a dark room. Furthermore, with perfect black, colours become more life like and rich. Colours become more natural and vivid.
This TV also features a perfect viewing angle. That means there are no colour discolouration or saturation when viewed at an angle. Furthermore, this TV handles reflection quite well when placed in a large bright room.
Since LG C8 is an OLED panel TV, its contrast ratio is infinite. Basically, an infinite contrast ratio is achieved because its individual pixels can be turned off. This then results in perfect blacks when viewed in a dark room.
The LG OLED C8 offers excellent uniformity for its grey, black, and white with clouding issues or whatsoever.
The LG OLED C8 TV displays excellent performance in gradient. It has a very smooth flow of colour with no significant banding. However, banding is noticeable in large areas of similar, if not the same, colour.
In terms of the pixel structure, OLED uses four subpixels namely White, Red, Green, and Blue a.k.a. WRGB OLED. This allows the TV to produce better contrast, colour and brightness.
This TV handles HDR contents quite excellently. It can produce very bright and saturated highlights.
The LG OLED C8 handles motion quite excellently. With a native refresh rate of 120Hz, it is capable of handling and fast-moving scenes without losing any details or causing any issues at all.
In terms of video gaming, any gamers, hardcore or casual gamers, will love the LG OLED C8. It has a very low input lag of 21ms with a response time of 1.7ms. So the C8 is a very responsive OLED TV to gamers or PC users. Furthermore, the 120Hz refresh rate will allow any gaming system to play supported games at 120 frames per second. Giving any gamers a very smooth gaming experience. Lastly, this TV support HDR gaming.
For HDR gaming, the TV feels very responsive as well. Its input lag is very low and its motion handling is excellent. The ability to flicker the image and clear up motion gives it an advantage to other TVs. Its picture quality is also fantastic, and the TV can make HDR scenes stand out due to the high peak brightness of highlights and the ability to produce very deep colours. However, not all is well. It is important to note that there is a risk of burn-in with OLED TVs. So for people who play games with any sort of static contents, this is an important issue to take note of.
The LG OLED C8 4K TV features a 40W 2.2CH built-in speakers. However, it has about an above-average audio quality and loudness level. In terms of loudness, this TV can get pretty loud and it has a bass with a punch. It also has a well-balanced treble range, which is important for clear dialogues. However, at maximum level, the audio of this TV its bass produces a bit of pumping and compression issues. It crackled sometimes and it sounded muddy. For a better sound quality and experience, we highly recommend a dedicated soundbar.
Check out this LG SK8 Soundbar on Amazon. It’s a 360W 2.1CH speakers that features Dolby Atmos, High Resolution Audio, Sound Up-converting, 4K Pass-through, Chromecast built-in, and it works with Google Assistant too.
The LG OLED C8 4K Ultra HD TV is by far the best OLED TV we have had our hands on to date. Picture quality is amazing overall. It’s definitely a TV to look out for. With its capabilities and performance, it’s a TV with a wide range of usage. It offers perfect blacks and handles motion extremely well. The picture also remains accurate when viewed at an angle, which is great for those with a big family or a number of audiences.
- Excellent Picture Quality
- Perfect Blacks
- Perfect Viewing Angle
- Outstanding Response Time
- Risk of Permanent Burn-In | Read More About It Here
- Some Occasional Banding Issue
- Above Average Audio Quality | We’re expecting something better for its price…