Best LG TVs Buying Guide: Welcome to What Hi-Fi?'s round-up of the best LG TVs you can buy in 2023.
When it comes to buying a new TV, it obviously pays to do your research and shop around, especially with so many deals on offer. But if you've previously owned an LG TV and want to stick with the same look and feel, or you fancy one of the company's high-tech OLEDs, we can help you make the right choice.
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It almost goes without saying, but LG makes some of the best 4K OLED TVs around. Indeed, it pioneered OLED panel technology and sells its OLED panels to rival manufacturers such as Sony, Panasonic and Philips. In short, there's no greater authority in OLED tech than LG.
All of the TVs recommended below are LG's own. All are 4K OLEDs that support HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (but not HDR10+), and all have HDMI 2.1 sockets that support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).
Love gaming? You'll want to make sure you buy a TV with next-gen gaming features such as VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode).
LG TVs use LG's own colourful 'webOS' operating system. On the surface it looks good and is pretty simple to get to grips with, but if you've been reared on Android TV or Samsung's Tizen system, the menus can take a bit of getting used to.
Bigger is better but size isn't everything. If you're going for a 65-inch or 75-inch model, make sure you have room to sit far enough back to enjoy the full effect.
And finally, with new models from the LG 2022 TV line-up in stores now, it's a great time buy. Here's our pick of the best LG TVs you can buy right now...
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LG's C-series OLEDs aim to balance performance with price. This year's model, the C2, is a cracker of a TV, featuring the ‘Brightness Booster’ technology from last year’s high-end G1.
There is plenty of punch and is significantly greater contrast and dark detail compared to last year's C1. Crucially, there’s no downsides here. There is nothing artificial to the image – it’s elevated naturally, with no detriment to the colours or black depth.
Gaming features are top-drawer, too. Four HDMI 2.1 sockets support 4K/120 gaming, VRR and ALLM. There's also Dolby Vision Game mode for Xbox Series X/S gamers to take advantage of. Input lag is supremely low, measuring under 10ms in our test, and sound is decent enough.
We've now tested the C2 at 42-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch sizes, and each version has been Award-winningly exceptional – even the 42-inch version which, along with the 48-inch model, goes a little less bright than the larger variants.
Those with bigger budgets should consider the G2 (below), but if you want the best picture at the best possible price, the C2 is 2022's pound-for-pound champion.
Read the full LG OLED42C2 review
Read the full LG OLED65C2 review
Read the full LG OLED77C2 review
The OLED65G2 is easily LG’s best OLED TV yet, and a solid improvement over the firm's 2021 G series in terms of sound, picture and design.
Images are richer and the extra brightness it achieves thanks to its new heat sink and new processor delivers nothing but positives, enhancing everything from basic HD SDR to sparkling 4K HDR. It's brilliant with the latest gaming devices, too, extracting the maximum clarity out of next-gen consoles and PC graphics cards.
LG TVs are not renowned for their sonic abilities, but the G2 is a step up compared to last year's G1. Particularly pleasing is how much more dynamic the sound appears when running in Dolby Atmos mode.
The ‘Gallery’ design, optimised for wall mounting (this TV has a depth of just 2.4cm), now boasts a high quality metal ‘wrap’ that gives the G2 a superbly premium look to match the legendarily deep black tones that LG OLED TVs have long been known for.
All in all, the G2 is truly a thing of beauty. It might be targeted at the no-expense-spared crowd, but if you have the budget, it could tempt you to step up to it from the mid-range C2 (above).
Read the full LG OLED65G2 review
The Award-winning C1 remains the standout model in the LG 2021 TV line-up. Despite being over a year old, it's still one of the most recommendable OLED TVs available right now – especially if you can get it at a reduced price.
Picture performance and features are exemplary for the money. A strong app selection includes Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Apple TV, all with full support for 4K, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. You also get an improved webOS menu system and new Cinematic Movement motion processing.
The 2021 LG G1 offers an even better picture in terms of brightness and sharpness, but we're not talking huge margins. On the downside, sound is pretty average so you should budget for a separate sound system or soundbar to accompany your new TV.
When you balance the price against the stunning picture, the C1 remains near the top of our list of the best LG TVs around. We've tested the 65-inch and 48-inch (see below), but it's also available as a 55-inch, 77-inch and 83-inch.
Read the full LG OLED65C1 review
For the last few years, LG's C-class model has offered the tech giant's latest and greatest picture processing tech at the most affordable price. But for 2021, LG introduced us to a new ‘OLED Evo’ panel that promises increased brightness and sharpness.
If you're willing to splash out the extra cash, you'll be handsomely rewarded with one of the best OLED TVs around (even though it has now been superseded by the 2022 G2, above). It's a stunning picture performer packed with apps and next-gen HDMI features, including 4K@120Hz on all four sockets, making it a great choice for gaming.
Sound is less impressive, but, as always, we'd still recommend adding a separate soundbar to make the most of this stunning premium set.
Downsides? The G1 is designed to be wall-mounted, hence why there's no stand or feet in the box. Bespoke feet can be bought separately but they’re not what you'd call cheap.
Still, if you want a wall-mounted LG OLED with a sleek 'Gallery' design, but don't want to splash out on the newer G2, the G1 could be the best LG TV for you.
Read the full LG OLED65G1 review
With a minimalist design, the LG OLED77Z2 looks similar to the brand's flagship 4K TV, the G2. Unlike the G2, which comes with no stand at all, the Z2 comes with feet for tabletop placement but be warned, they are ugly and flimsy and frankly have no right to be tasked with supporting such an expensive TV.
The Z2 boasts four HDMI 2.1 sockets capable of supporting 8K/60Hz signals, should 8K sources materialise at some point in the future. In the meantime, those connections can handle 4K/120Hz signals from the Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and high-end gaming PCs, and gamers will also enjoy support for VRR and ALLM. What's more, the Z2 has an excellent HGiG mode that gives you more accurate HDR performance from many games and a Dolby Vision game mode – something LG is currently alone in providing.
This is an 8K TV with a 7680 x 4320 resolution. That’s over 33 million pixels, and because this is an OLED TV, every one of those pixels can be lit and coloured independently of the rest. Colours are well judged, with an overall balance of naturalism and vibrancy. There’s a consistent subtlety of shading that ensures skin tones, in particular, are very convincing. Images are crisply defined without looking exaggerated.
If you absolutely must have an LG OLED and 8K, then the Z2 is the TV for you. But while the Z2 is an exceptional performer, most buyers will be best served by a (significantly cheaper) 77-inch G2.
Read the full LG OLED77Z2 review
How we test TVs
Here at What Hi-Fi? we review hundreds of products every year – and that includes loads of TVs. So how do we come to our review verdicts? And why can you trust them?
We have state-of-the-art testing facilities in London, Bath and Reading, where our team of expert reviewers do all of our testing. This gives us complete control over the testing process, ensuring consistency.
All products are tested in comparison with rival products in the same price category, and all review verdicts are agreed upon by the team as a whole rather than an individual reviewer, again helping to ensure consistency and avoid any personal preference.
The What Hi-Fi? team has more than 100 years experience of reviewing, testing and writing about consumer electronics.
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