More than 95 LG TVs have been bought and tested by us. LG comes out with more TVs every year than any other company. LG was one of the first companies to make TVs with OLED panels, and they have quickly become their most popular line. They also have a wide range of LED TVs, from basic 4k models to high-end ones with Mini LED backlights. Most of their LED TVs have IPS panels, which don’t work very well in general.
1. LG G2 OLED
The LG G2 OLED is the best LG TV and the best LG OLED TV we’ve tried. It is a high-end TV with a unique look. It doesn’t come with a traditional tabletop stand. Instead, it has a custom wall mount with no gaps. With its thin bezels and uniform thickness, it fits right in with its surroundings. It also has a feature called Gallery Mode that makes it look like a piece of art when it’s not being used as a TV. It has a more advanced OLED panel than most other 2022 models, which makes it possible for it to have a great picture.
Like most LG TVs, it has a lot of extra gaming features, like the ability to play 4k @ 120Hz games on all four HDMI ports. This makes it a great choice for PS5 and Xbox Series X gamers, and it’s a good investment for the future. It also works with all three major variable refresh rate technologies, so you can play games from almost any source without tearing. Like all OLED displays, it has a response time that is almost instantaneous, so fast-moving objects look clear and there is no blur behind them. It also has low input lag, which makes it easy to play games on.
2. LG C2 OLED
The LG C2 OLED is the best LG OLED TV we’ve tried in the upper mid-range price range. It’s a great alternative to the LG G2 OLED, especially if you don’t want the unique wall-mount feature and just want a regular stand. Its picture quality is almost the same as the G2, but it isn’t quite as bright. Of course, like all OLED displays, it has great picture quality. It has a near-infinite contrast ratio that gives you perfectly dark blacks and bright whites, with no distracting blooming around bright spots in dark scenes.
It’s a great TV for gamers because it has a response time that’s almost instantaneous, so fast-moving objects look clear and there’s no ghosting behind them. It supports HDMI 2.1 on all four inputs, so you can play fast 4k @ 120Hz games on the Xbox Series S|X, PS5, or a recent PC graphics card. It runs on the 2022 version of LG’s webOS smart interface, which is smooth and easy to use, and it has a wide range of streaming apps.
3. LG NANO90 2021
The LG NANO90 2021 is the best LG TV in the middle price range. This one, unlike the LG OLED models like the LG C2 OLED, has an LED backlight and an IPS-type panel, so it looks much worse in a dark room than the OLED models. Still, it’s a good TV for a room with more light. It has a wide viewing angle, which makes it a great choice if you have a lot of seats or like to move around while watching TV. It does a great job of dealing with reflections and has a good peak brightness, so glare isn’t a problem.
Even though the picture quality isn’t as good as on LG’s more expensive models, it has the same smart interface and great gaming features. It has very low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. It also supports G-SYNC, FreeSync, and HDMI Forum VRR, so you can play games from almost any source without tearing. It also has two HDMI ports that can play games at 4k @ 120Hz, which is great for Xbox Series X or PS5 gamers. It also comes with LG’s easy-to-use Magic Remote and has the same great smart features as more expensive models.
4. LG UQ8000
The LG UQ8000 is the best LG TV we’ve tested in this price range. It is below the NANO Series TVs, like the LG NANO90 2021. The main difference is that the UQ8000 has a simpler panel design that can’t show as many colors. But it has the same smart interface and Magic Remote, which makes it easy to move through menus. Different sizes use different types of panels, so they don’t all work the same.
Unfortunately, models with an IPS-like panel, like the 65-inch one we bought, aren’t good for dark rooms because they have a low contrast ratio and make blacks look gray. It also uses pulse width modulation to dim its backlight at all brightness levels. Since it flickers at 120Hz, there is image duplication with fast-moving content, which can be distracting and cause headaches if you are sensitive to flicker. Also, it doesn’t get very bright in SDR, but if there are a few lights around, it can handle reflections pretty well.
LG’s OLED TVs are without a doubt high-quality products. This technology has been around for a while and is now pretty good. Unfortunately, these processes don’t show what their other TV shows are like. Even though every LG smart TV comes with its great webOS platform, the way it works often leaves a lot to be desired. They always have great viewing angles, but the picture quality in a dark room isn’t as good, which is the opposite of what they offer with their OLED TVs.