1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG OLED48C26LB

LG OLED55B26LA

SCORE:
95
SCORE:
95

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED evo Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Colour (Wide Color Gamut)
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG OLED48C26LB to LG OLED55B26LA to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. They both get the same overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG OLED48C26LB

LG OLED55B26LA

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
96
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
100
CONNECTIVITY
93
FORMAT SUPPORT
89
OVERALL
95
DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
96
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
100
CONNECTIVITY
93
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
95

Advantage of LG OLED48C26LB

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED48C26LB over LG OLED55B26LA.

LG OLED48C26LB vs LG OLED55B26LA
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen5 AI Processor 4K vs α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
True Color Accuracy Pro vs
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel) vs 20 W
RealVideo vs
Xvid vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Pixel Level Dimming
  Perfect Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  Dolby Vision IQ
  HLG
  AMD Freesync™
  NVidia G-Sync
  4K HFR
  2K HFR
  VRR
  HGIG Compatibility
  α9 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  Filmmaker Mode
  Dolby Atmos
  AI Sound
  WiSA Ready
  Bluetooth Audio Playback
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  New HDMI 2.1
  HDCP 2.3
WEAKNESSES
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No DTS Digital Surround

Selected Features

OLED displays

LG OLED48C26LB and LG OLED55B26LA have organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. This makes them to be the best choice for dark rooms. OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just a few layers, OLED TVs are very lightweight and thin. OLED displays also have better viewing angles. However, they are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays which makes them less suitable in bright rooms.

HDR10

LG OLED48C26LB and LG OLED55B26LA support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

LG OLED48C26LB and LG OLED55B26LA also support Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG OLED48C26LB and here - LG OLED55B26LA.

BASICS LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
BrandLGLG
SeriesC2B2
ModelOLED48C26LBOLED55B26LA
Size48"55"
CountryUKUK
Release Year20222022
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
Display TypeOLED evoOLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)47.6"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Backlight DimmingPixel Level DimmingPixel Level Dimming
Backlight NameSelf-lit pixels (no backlight)Self-lit pixels (no backlight)
ContrastInfinite ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect ColorPerfect Colour (Wide Color Gamut)
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Contrast Ratio
Minimum Response Time1 ms1 ms
VIDEO LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ Precision Detail
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDRCinema HDRCinema HDR
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Gen5 AI Processor 4Kα7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
UpscalingAI 4K UpscalingAI 4K Upscaling
BlacksPerfect BlackPerfect Black
Black Frame Insertion OLED Motion OLED Motion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AI Picture AI Picture Pro AI Picture Pro
Auto Genre Selection SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR
Image Enhancing Image Enhancing on SQM
Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy Pro
Ultra Luminance Pro Pro
Dynamic Tone MappingHDR Dynamic Tone Mapping ProHDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel2.0 Channel
Speaker TypeDown FiringDown Firing
Speaker Poer Rating40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)20 W
Bluetooth Headset Support
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
AI Sound AI Sound Pro AI Sound Pro
Surround ModeOLED SurroundOLED Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice ProClear Voice Pro
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.05.0
Mobile Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2) eARC (HDMI 3)
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs22
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser Full Web Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days 8 days
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
Teletext Flof Flof
Teletext Page2000 page2000 page
On-Screen Display Languages3737
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: offDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: offDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM/HGIG VRR/ALLM/HGIG
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
HEVC 4K@120p, 10bit 4K@120p, 10bit
VIDEO FORMATS LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
3GPP
AV1 4K@60p, 10bit 4K@60p, 10bit
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit 4K@60p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
Digital Tuner 2 2
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2DVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 2.0 / CI+ 1.4CI+ 2.0 / CI+ 1.4
GENERAL LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
Energy EfficiencyGG
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1071 X 618 X 46.9 mm / 42.17" X 24.33" X 1.85"1228 x 708 x 46.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1071 X 650 X 251 mm / 42.17" X 25.59" X 9.88"1228 x 744 x 246 mm
Stand Size838 x 251 mm / 32.99" x 9.88"559 x 246 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1280 X 765 X 203 mm / 50.39" X 30.11" X 7.99"1446 x 810 x 207 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand14.9 kg / 32.85 lbs18.9 kg
Weight With Stand18 kg / 39.68 lbs19.9 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)22.9 kg / 50.49 lbs25.5 kg
ACCESSORIES LG OLED48C26LB LG OLED55B26LA
RemoteMagic Remote MR22GN w/ Magic Tap (NFC)Magic Remote MR22GA w/ Magic Tap (NFC)
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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