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The 4 Best OLED TVs - Spring 2023 Reviews

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Best OLED TVs

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 couple of 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 40 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.


  1. Bestย OLED TV

    The LG G3 OLED is the best OLED TV we've tested, especially if you want to upgrade your home theater experience. It stands out from the other OLED TVs on this list thanks to its use of its Micro Lens Array (MLA) layer, which acts as a focusing lens to enhance the brightness of the TV's WOLED panel. Indeed, it's the brightest OLED we've ever tested. It has many additional features, like support for every VRR technology, full HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all its HDMI ports, and very low input lag for super responsive gaming.

    What makes this a home theater standout is its support of Dolby Vision HDR, allowing it to deliver an incredibly immersive movie-watching experience that perfectly recreates the content creator's intention. 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. It's the most versatile OLED TV on the market.

    See our review

  2. Best Living Room OLED TV

    If you're looking for a new TV for a bright living room and don't care about advanced home theater features, check out the Samsung S95B OLED. It's very similar to the Sony A95K OLED and very close in performance to the LG G3 OLED. Still, you're losing out on a few advanced features like Dolby Vision HDR support, 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. What you lose in features, you gain in price: the S95B is significantly cheaper than the A95K or the G3.

    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. What stands out most, however, is its color performance. It displays a wider color gamut than traditional OLED displays like the LG C2 OLED or even the LG G3 OLED. The colors are much brighter and more vibrant, delivering a more realistic viewing experience. It's been replaced in 2023 by the Samsung S95C OLED, which is almost as bright as the G3, and while the S95C is certainly one of the best OLED 4k TVs you can get, it isn't currently worth the price difference over the S95B. As the price decreases, it'll eventually become the better buy, but for now, get the S95B.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range OLED TV

    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 because it has 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 from the Samsung S95B OLED, so it's not as bright in HDR, and colors aren't as vivid. On the other hand, it's available in a wider range of sizes than the S95B, 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 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.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget OLED TV

    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.

    Thanks to its incredibly low input lag and nearly instantaneous response time, it's excellent for gaming, so you'll enjoy a smooth, responsive gaming experience with very 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.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • LG G2 OLED: The LG G2 OLED is a fantastic TV available in an even wider range of sizes than the LG C2 OLED, up to a massive 97-inch model, and it's brighter. It's also a lot more expensive due to its gallery design, which is meant to be wall-mounted with the included mounting bracket. It's not as versatile, though, and it's not worth the price difference for most people. See our review
  • Sony A95K OLED: The Sony A95K OLED delivers image quality that's almost identical to the Samsung S95B OLED, but it also supports advanced home theater features like Dolby Vision HDR and DTS:X. However, it has worse input lag, so it's worse for gaming, and it's currently more expensive and harder to find, so we recommend the Samsung TV over it. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 23, 2023: Replaced the Sony A95K OLED with the LG G3 OLED as our pick for best OLED TV, added the Sony A95K OLED as a Notable Mention, and refreshed the text.

  2. Mar 27, 2023: Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text throughout. Added a mention of the Samsung S95C OLED.

  3. Feb 13, 2023: Moved the Sony A95K OLED to the top position in the article. Refreshed the text throughout for clarity and to better reflect current market conditions.

  4. Jan 12, 2023: Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency, and refreshed the text.

  5. Dec 08, 2022: Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency with other articles, and made some slight changes to the text.

All Reviews

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.