By the very nature of the technology, all TVs on this list have much in common, regardless of price point. Even entry-level OLED TVs deliver fantastic dark room performance, with deep inky blacks and no distracting blooming around bright objects in dark scenes. New technologies like QD-OLED and MLA (Micro Lens Array) are starting to set the high-end models apart, with more vibrant colors and brighter highlights.
Note: Remember that we only buy and test products available in the United States. While this list is relevant regardless of your region, a few popular models from Panasonic and Philips aren't available in the US, so we haven't tested them.
We've bought and tested more than 45 TVs that use an OLED panel, and below are our recommendations for the best OLED 4k TVs you can buy in the US that we've tested. See our picks for the best TVs, the best TVs for Xbox One Series X, and the best TVs for PS5. Brands have started releasing their 2023 lineups, so vote on which ones you want us to buy and test. To learn more about the 2023 models, check out our 2023 TV lineup page.
The LG G3 OLED is the best OLED TV that we've tested. It stands out from the other OLED TVs on this list thanks to its Micro Lens Array (MLA) layer, which acts as a focusing lens to enhance the brightness of the TV's WOLED panel, easily making it the brightest OLED on this list. It has many additional features, like support for every variable refresh rate (VRR) technology, full HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for up to 4k @ 120Hz gaming on all its HDMI ports, and very low input lag for super responsive gaming.
The LG G3 is also a home theater standout. While Sony still has the best image processing of any TV manufacturer, LG has been working hard to improve its processing on its newer TVs, and it shows; the LG has great upscaling and excellent low-quality content smoothing capabilities. Furthermore, it supports Dolby Vision HDR, delivering an incredibly immersive movie-watching experience that perfectly recreates the content creator's intent. It also supports a wider range of advanced audio codecs, including DTS:X, one of the most widely used audio formats on UHD Blu-ray discs, ensuring you'll get the best audio experience possible when connected to a compatible A/V receiver or soundbar.
If you don't want the best of the best but would rather get the best bang for your buck, the Samsung S90C OLED is the best value OLED TV we've tested. It's very close in performance to the LG G3 OLED and is even better in some ways while being significantly cheaper than the LG. You are losing out on a few advanced features by going with the Samsung, like Dolby Vision HDR, so some movies don't look quite as good, as well as advanced audio features like DTS:X, so it's a bit more complicated if you want to take full advantage of a home theater receiver and surround sound. And while it isn't as bright as the LG, it has a wider color gamut, so it can output brighter and more vibrant colors overall. And, of course, like all OLED TVs on this list, it delivers fantastic picture quality, with deep, inky blacks and no distracting haloing or blooming around bright areas in otherwise dark scenes.
Compared to the LG, another win for the Samsung model is its four full HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports, all capable of doing up to 4k @ 144Hz. The TV also doesn't lose color vibrancy and brightness when in Game Mode; if anything, it's a tad overbrightened in that mode, but in turn, your games pop. It's otherwise a very accurate TV, requiring no calibration to look its best. It's the best OLED for most people. There's also a higher-end model, the Samsung S95C OLED, which competes directly with the LG model on price. While the S95C is certainly one of the best OLED 4k TVs you can get, it's less versatile than the LG and isn't worth the price difference over the S90C.
The LG C2 OLED is the best mid-range OLED TV we've tested. Although all OLEDs deliver similar fantastic picture quality, this one stands out for its value with its many gaming-oriented features. It provides the same stunning picture quality as other OLEDs in dark rooms, with perfect blacks and no blooming around bright objects. However, it uses a different OLED panel than the Samsung S90C OLED, so its colors aren't as vivid. It also doesn't have the LG G3 OLED's MLA layer, so it's not nearly as bright in HDR. On the other hand, it's available in a wider range of sizes, from a small 42-inch up to an impressive 83-inch size.
It's an amazing TV for gaming thanks to its nearly-instantaneous response time, low input lag, and a great selection of gaming features. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four inputs, meaning you can take full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X's capabilities with 4k @ 120 fps gaming. It has native FreeSync, HDMI Forum VRR support, and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing. It uses LG's webOS, a user-friendly smart platform with many apps available to download.
The TV's successor, the LG C3 OLED, is also a fantastic choice; it's a bit brighter, supports DTS audio formats, and has better image processing than its predecessor, making it better for a home entertainment setup. It's also more widely available than the LG C2, which can be hard to find in certain sizes. Unfortunately, the newer model is also significantly more expensive, making it compete directly on price with the generally superior Samsung S90C OLED, so only buy it if it's on sale.
No OLED TVs are available at a budget price point, but the LG A2 OLED is as close as possible. It's a great choice if you want to experience the impressive picture quality that OLED TVs deliver but don't care about the gaming features of the LG C2 OLED. It still provides stunning picture quality in a dark room, with deep, inky blacks that look perfect in the dark, with no distracting blooming around bright highlights in dark scenes.
Its incredibly low input lag and nearly instantaneous response time make it excellent for gaming; you'll enjoy a smooth, responsive experience with little blur behind fast-moving objects. It's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, so it can't take advantage of the high frame rates supported by the new-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, but it's a great choice if you prefer the 'Graphics' mode of your favorite games.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best OLED TVs available in the United States for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere, and we only test those available in the U.S.).
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of OLED TVs. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.