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The 5 Best LG TVs of 2024 Reviews and Smart Features

Best LG TVs

We've bought and tested more than 110 LG TVs. LG releases many TVs every year, as much as any other manufacturer. LG was one of the first brands to release TVs with OLED panels, and that's now their most popular lineup. They also have a wide selection of LED TVs, ranging from entry-level 4k TVs to high-end models with Mini LED backlights. Unfortunately, most of their LED TVs use IPS panels and don't perform very well overall. But if you're looking for a brand with a large variety of excellent OLED TVs, LG is it.

You can vote on which LG TVs you want us to buy and test, or check out our 2024 TV lineup page.


Best LG Smart TVs

  1. Best LG TV

    The LG G3 OLED is the best LG TV and the best LG OLED TV we've tested. It's a premium TV with a unique design. Instead of a traditional stand, it comes with a no-gap wall mount, so it blends into your surrounding environment well. Additionally, its Gallery Mode feature is designed to look like a piece of art while it isn't in use as a regular TV. It uses a technology called Micro Lens Array, or MLA, making it one of the brightest OLEDs on the market; this is one of the few OLEDs that looks great in very bright rooms. It's a fantastic home theater TV due to its very good image processing, Dolby Vision HDR support, and advanced DTS audio format passthrough. Ultimately, the G3 can do it all at very high levels of brightness.

    Like most LG TVs, the G3 has a great selection of additional gaming features, including support for 4k @ 120Hz gaming on all four of its HDMI ports, so it's a perfect choice for PS5 or Xbox Series X|S gamers. It also supports all three major variable refresh rate (VRR) technologies, ensuring a nearly tear-free gaming experience from almost any source. Like all OLED displays, it has a near-instantaneous response time, resulting in crystal-clear motion with no distracting blur behind fast-moving objects. The TV is available in four sizes: 55, 65, 77, and 83 inches; however, the biggest size doesn't have MLA, so it's not as bright as the smaller models.

    2024's LG G4 OLED is also now available. It gets a bit brighter in HDR, so bright highlights in HDR content pop a little bit more. It also maintains its brightness better while in Game Mode, so you don't have to trade in brightness for the best performance. Unfortunately, it's very expensive near its release date, and since the upgrades it offers are quite minor overall, you're better off buying the G3 while it's on sale. The one exception is the 83-inch model of the G4, which now uses MLA technology like the smaller sizes for better brightness. If you want a huge top-of-the-line LG OLED and don't want to sacrifice brightness, the G4 is a better option than the G3.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range LG TV

    If you don't need the absolute best LG OLED TV or prefer saving money, there are a few upper mid-range and mid-range OLEDs to consider, like the LG C3 OLED. Although it gets less bright than the LG G3 OLED, it's still a great alternative, especially if you aren't interested in that TV's unique wall-mount feature and instead want a normal stand. Of course, like all OLED displays, it delivers incredible picture quality, with a near-infinite contrast ratio that provides perfectly deep inky blacks, with no distracting blooming around bright spots in dark scenes. Overall, it has very good image processing and supports Dolby Vision HDR and advanced DTS audio formats, making it an excellent home theater TV.

    Like the G3, it's an incredible TV for gamers with a near-instantaneous response time that delivers crystal-clear motion. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four inputs, meaning you can enjoy fast 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 or a recent PC graphics card. It runs the 2023 version of LG's webOS interface, which is smooth and easy to use, and there's a great selection of streaming apps available to download. The cherry on top is the sheer number of sizes you can buy the C3 in; from a small 42 inches to a very large 83 inches, there's something for everyone.

    The 2024 LG C4 OLED is also available to purchase. It supports up to 4k @ 144Hz and gets a bit brighter in HDR than the C3. Unfortunately, it also has a noticeable green tint when viewed from an angle, so the C3 is better for use in a group setting. Unless you want those very minor upgrades and can live with the green tint, you're better off getting the cheaper LG C3 OLED while it's on sale.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range LG TV

    If you'd like an OLED but don't need four HDMI 2.1 ports or high HDR peak brightness, the LG B3 OLED is a great mid-range TV and can serve as an excellent entry point into the OLED market. The TV has most of the features of the more expensive LG C3 OLED, but the B3 is dimmer and has only two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports. It still delivers outstanding picture quality, especially in a dark room, with its near-infinite contrast ratio delivering deep, inky blacks with no distracting blooming. The B3 is available in a more narrow range of sizes when compared to the more expensive LG: 55, 65, and 77 inches.

    Like the C3, this TV has a wide color gamut and is extremely accurate without any calibration, so movies look as the content creator intended. This TV is also great for gaming, with its two HDMI 2.1 ports offering up to 4k @ 120Hz support. It is compatible with every VRR technology, has a fantastic response time, and extremely low input lag. It also has Dolby Vision HDR, supports DTS advanced audio formats, and has very good image processing, making it a fantastic mid-range home theater OLED. Finally, it runs the same great webOS smart interface as the more expensive models, which is still smooth and easy to use on this model.

    The LG B4 OLED is now available. It has improvements like better overall brightness and HDR gradient handling, and LG has increased the number of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports to four. The B4 is also available in a new 48-inch model, which is great for small rooms. Unfortunately, it's currently very expensive, so unless you want those upgrades, you're better off getting the B3 while it's on sale. If you want those upgrades or need a 48-inch model, you can get the LG C3 OLED for less than the cost of a B4.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range LG TV

    If you'd rather get a cheap LED TV but don't want to lose out on features, the best lower mid-range LG TV we've tested is the LG QNED80 2023. It's not as good as the OLEDs, but it's cheaper and doesn't skimp on features. It doesn't support Dolby Vision like the OLEDs, but it supports DTS advanced audio formats like other 2023 LG models, which is great for physical media lovers as DVDs and Blu-rays often use DTS for their main audio tracks. It's also a fully featured gaming TV with two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports capable of outputting up to 4k @ 120Hz. It supports every VRR technology, has a very good response time, and has a superbly low input lag.

    By going with this model, you are losing out on picture quality, as this TV has terrible contrast, and its local dimming is very poor overall, so the TV looks better with it off. Still, it's a colorful TV with a wide color gamut. It's accurate without any calibration, is bright enough to look good in a moderately lit room, and has a wide viewing angle, so you're getting a pleasant viewing experience overall. It's available in five sizes: 50, 55, 65, 75, and a huge 86-inch model. This TV's predecessor, the LG QNED80 2022, is nearly identical, but it lacks DTS audio support and is a bit dimmer.

    Although we don't know specific details about the LG QNED80 2024, LG's 2024 QNED lineup will include an upgraded processor that brings some new features and is supposed to improve overall picture and sound quality. These improvements will likely be incremental, so you're better off getting the cheaper QNED80 2023 while it's on sale.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget LG 4k TV

    LG offers two different lineups targeted at those looking for a budget-friendly TV: the NANO lineup, which has the LG NANO75 2022, and the cheaper entry-level lineup, which includes the LG UR9000, the best budget LG TV we've tested. There's little difference between this TV and the NANO Series TVs, except that the UR9000 can't accurately display as many colors. However, it comes with the same smart interface and the same Magic Remote that makes menu navigation feel smooth. This TV's predecessor, the LG UQ9000, is similar overall but is now hard to find brand new.

    Otherwise, this TV is available in different sizes, from a small 43-inch to a big 75-inch. Sadly, this TV, like the LG QNED80 2023, isn't good for use in dark rooms, which is typical of most non-OLED LG TVs, as they have a low contrast ratio, and blacks look gray. It doesn't get very bright in SDR either, but it at least has good reflection handling if you have a few lights around in your room. It's also light on features, with no Dolby Vision or DTS audio format support, and is limited to HDMI 2.0 on all its ports. Still, it's by far the cheapest TV on this list and has a wide viewing angle, so it's a great choice as a cheap TV that you can watch while moving around your house.

    See our review

Compared To Other Brands

  • OLED options.
    LG's best TVs all use OLED displays, and they remain the biggest player in this market, but other brands are starting to catch up.
  • Great viewing angle.
    Both their LED and OLED TVs generally have wide viewing angles, making them great for wide seating areas.
  • Great smart platform.
    LG's proprietary smart platform, webOS, remains one of the best platforms compared to the competition. It's user-friendly, and the LG Magic Remote makes menu navigation feel smooth.
  • Excellent gaming features.
    Most of their mid-range models and up have a great selection of additional gaming features, including variable refresh rate support, low input lag, and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.
  • LED TVs have a low contrast.
    Aside from their high-end OLED models, most LG TVs won't have great blacks, meaning their picture quality is limited.
  • Uniformity issues.
    LG LED TVs often have issues with gray uniformity, like dirty screen effect (DSE), that can get distracting during sports.
  • Poor value.
    Besides their OLEDs, their TVs don't offer good value for what they offer in terms of performance, and better options are available.

LG vs Samsung

Samsung TVs typically have better picture quality than most LG LED TVs. This is thanks to their use of VA-type LCD panels instead of LG's IPS panels, which trade contrast directly in front for wider viewing angles. While Samsung is now making QD-OLED TVs with brighter colors than LG's WOLED TVs, LG offers more OLED models at affordable prices.

LG vs Sony

Sony is a direct competitor of LG since their lineup also includes LED and OLED models. LG's OLEDs have better gaming performance and generally cost less. However, Sony's LED options usually have VA panels, making for a better dark room experience than LG's LED models, and they have better color accuracy and superior image processing.

LG's OLEDs are among the best on the market, with stunning picture quality, and they're often cheaper than OLEDs from other brands. However, their LED TVs aren't anything special and don't offer good value. While their IPS LCD offerings have wide viewing angles, which is helpful for larger living rooms, the competition with VA panels often outperforms them in overall picture quality.

2024 LG Lineup

LG announced their 2024 lineup at CES in early January. Most of their marketing and media coverage has been around their new transparent LG Signature OLED T, but their other OLED models have also received noticeable upgrades. The lineup remains relatively unchanged from 2023, but there are new versions of the M, G, C, and B Series OLEDs and minor changes to the less common sizes on certain models. LG also made some interesting software announcements, the most notable of which is the new Re:New program. LG is committing to bring webOS updates to all new TVs for five years, starting with the 2022 models. If you currently have a B/C/G2 TV, you'll receive webOS updates until 2027. They're not just talking about UI updates, either, as LG has confirmed that those TVs will also receive the upcoming update that adds Google Chromecast support. It's nice to see LG taking steps to improve the longevity of their products.


LG has made some noticeable changes to their 2024 OLEDs, shifting some models considerably and making it a bit trickier to choose the best OLED. The M4 and G4 use an improved brightness-boosting MLA panel, and LG claims that they can now reach over 3,000 cd/m² in some scenes. The 55-inch and 65-inch models of the G4 now come with a stand in North America, but the larger sizes still include LG's Slim Wall Mount. In the UK, you can get the 55-inch and 65-inch models with either a stand or the wall mount.

LG has also joined the 144Hz bandwagon, with the C, G, and M-Series TVs supporting 144Hz gaming with the latest gaming PCs. Unlike the competition, though, LG has also submitted its TVs to NVIDIA for G-SYNC compliance testing, ensuring that you get the best gaming experience possible with NVIDIA-certified drivers for the latest NVIDIA GPUs. It's not all good news, though, as LG has entirely dropped support for ATSC 3.0 (NEXTGEN TV) due to an ongoing patent dispute, and the brightness-boosting MLA technology featured on the G4 and M4 hasn't made its way down to the C4. Despite this, the C4 is a bit brighter than the C3, and they've managed to squeeze a few more nits out of the smaller 42- and 48-inch sizes as well. It seems like these panels have peaked, though, and it's unlikely they'll get much brighter in future generations without more significant structural changes.

The LG B4 OLED is one of the most interesting models this year, as it now features four high-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 ports, closing the gap between it and the C4. The biggest difference between them this year is the refresh rate, as, unlike the C4, the B4 is limited to a 120Hz refresh rate (but still G-SYNC certified). The B4 also steps down the picture processing, as it's powered by the weaker α8 chip that also powers the higher-end QNED models. Still, if you're mainly into console gaming and don't care about picture or motion-enhancing features, the B4 is a great alternative.


OLEDs aren't the only TV technology that LG has been working on. They've also announced updates to the QNED line, including the QNED90, QNED85, and QNED80. These TVs are powered by LG's α8 and α5 chipset, which offer significant improvements to picture and motion processing. We don't have many details on these new models yet. LG's marketing and press releases focus heavily on the so-called "AI" image processing capabilities while mentioning that these TVs will be available in larger sizes than in previous years.

Signature T

By now, you've probably heard all about LG's new transparent OLED, the LG Signature T OLED. Instead of the deep, inky blacks that you've come to know and love in an OLED, the T uses an almost completely transparent OLED panel with a roll-up "Contrast Enhancer" screen for when you want to watch regular content. We had a chance to look at it in a private LG event, and it's one of the most interesting new technologies we've seen in a while.

LG is still working out the fine details of the design and stand, but from what we were told, the TV itself is near final. The display has two main portions: the transparent screen that makes up about 85% of the screen and a thick bottom portion that houses the electronics. The front of the electronics box is also a screen, and in one demo LG showed us, the bottom portion of the screen was used to display a news ticker with weather information while the top of the screen was off.

As impressive as this new product is, it's hard to see a significant market for it, at least for home use. LG is also looking at potential commercial applications like the bakery stand you see here. The front screens are transparent OLEDs that allow customers to view the products behind the shelf while also allowing you to display anything from prices or pairing suggestions to nutritional information or even ads.

Product Naming

LG has a large lineup that covers everything from cheap and small lower-resolution TVs to very high-end with their OLEDs. The naming scheme changes depending on the lineup. Generally speaking, the first set of letters represents the lineup it's in, like QNED or NANO, and the next set of numbers represents its position in the lineup, with higher being better.

  • QNED* = Premium model with Mini LED backlighting
  • NANO* = Premium LED model
  • U* = Entry-level 4k TV
  • *R = 2023
  • *Q = 2022
  • *P = 2021

For their OLED lineup, the model numbers start with a letter, followed by a number representing the year (2 = 2022, 3 = 2023, 4 = 2024). Example: G1 = 2021 Gallery Design; CX = 2020 C Series OLED TV.

LG Smart Features

Besides aesthetic changes, LG's webOS hasn't changed much over the years, which is good. A few years ago, it was, by and large, the best smart platform. While competition has tightened up since then, incremental and polishing updates allowed it to remain at the top. LG updated the platform in 2021 to include a full home page instead of the banner found in past models.


LG Smart Interface

LG overhauled the interface in 2021 with the release of webOS 6.0, and it's still one of the best-looking platforms. The redesign replaces the menu ribbon of previous versions with a full-screen smart hub, complete with various widgets. Despite the new look, it has the same smooth functionality and features, making it one of the best smart platforms. It's colorful, and its animations are both intuitive and beautiful. Everything feels responsive and snappy, and you're rarely left waiting for something to happen.


LG Ads

WebOS has one glaring issue: the inclusion of advertising sprinkled around the operating system, including in the app store and web browser. The worst is that there isn't a good way to disable them from within the TV itself. However, most smart platforms are like this, as you'll get ads no matter what brand you go with.

Apps & Features

The LG content store delivers just about every app one would look for on a smart TV. Essentials like Netflix, Amazon Video, and YouTube are all installed by default, but the range continuously expands. Overall, LG TVs have one of the widest selections of apps available on any smart platform.

Voice Controls

WebOS TVs that come with LG's Magic Remote have voice control. The manufacturer redesigned the remote in 2021, but it has the same functionality as in past years. There's a big microphone button in the center of the remote, and the voice control helps search for content. Unfortunately, the voice assistant doesn't have very in-depth control of the settings, so you can't adjust the brightness without leaving what you're watching. You can't turn the TV off or change the volume, but you can still switch inputs, open apps, search for specific content, or ask what the weather is like.

In 2018, WebOS 4.0 added a new voice control processor with ThinQ AI. The system can perform advanced searches similar to Siri on Apple TV. It can identify actors, search for sports scores, and find pictures in your favorite cloud service based on keywords. It can also communicate with a multitude of smart home-connected devices, including lights and thermostats. Newer LG TVs can also interact with Google Home or Amazon Alexa-connected personal assistants.


LG Smart TV Remote

LG's Magic Remote offers motion-controlled point-and-click functionality, making navigating menus much simpler. It isn't the smallest remote, but it's nicely sculpted and very comfortable to hold.

There are many more buttons on this remote than on other remotes, but they're clearly labeled and make it quicker to pick up and use. Some lower-end versions come with this Magic Remote, but the entry-level models have a basic remote without voice control, like the remote on the LG UN7000.

Remote App

LG Smart TV Remote App

LG's remote app, called LG TV Plus, offers quick access to most controls and is compatible with all LG smart TVs. It isn't as advanced as some other remote apps, but it does stream content from your phone or tablet to the TV. It can launch apps and change inputs directly without using a navigation button to navigate the on-screen menus.

Known Issues

There aren't many issues with LG webOS. The previous version had some performance issues, with occasional hiccups and frequent dropped frames in animations. They've fixed most of these issues, and the latest version performs extremely well, but the interface can still hang sometimes.

Recent Updates

  1. May 16, 2024: Refreshed text throughout the article for accuracy and clarity.

  2. Mar 19, 2024: Mentioned the upcoming LG QNED80 2024, LG B4 OLED, LG C4 OLED, and LG G4 OLED in the 'Best Lower Mid-Range LG TV,' 'Best Mid-Range LG TV,' 'Best Upper Mid-Range LG TV,' and 'Best LG TV' categories, respectively. We also refreshed some text for clarity.

  3. Jan 22, 2024: Added information on the 2024 lineup.

  4. Nov 27, 2023: Replaced the LG QNED85 with the newer and better LG B3 OLED as the 'Best Mid-Range LG TV'. Also updated the text throughout to remove mention of the LG G2 OLED and LG C2 OLED, as they're now unavailable.

  5. Sep 29, 2023: Replaced the LG G2 OLED, LG C2 OLED, LG QNED80 2022, and LG UQ9000 with the LG G3 OLED, LG C3 OLED, LG QNED80 2023, and LG UR9000, respectively. Also added the LG QNED85 as the 'Best Mid-Range LG TV'.


LG undeniably offers top-shelf products with OLED TVs. This technology is now quite mature and is an industry leader, but not all their TVs are great. Their LED models consistently have great viewing angles, but that comes at the cost of having mediocre picture quality in a dark room, quite the opposite of their OLED offerings. Luckily, all their smart TVs come with the user-friendly webOS platform built-in, making it easy to watch your favorite content.

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