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LG NANO80 2020 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.6
Reviewed Nov 20, 2020 at 09:29 am
LG NANO80 2020 Picture
6.6
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
5.9
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.3
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.0
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.6
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
5.6
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.7
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.9
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Sony X80J
Type LED
Sub-Type
IPS
Resolution 4k

The LG NANO80 2020 is a lower-midrange 4k TV with okay overall performance. It's a larger variant of the LG NANO81 and offers similar performance and features, except there isn't any local dimming. It has an IPS panel with fairly wide viewing angles, but that comes at the cost of its low contrast ratio, and blacks appear gray when viewed in the dark. Despite missing many gaming features, it has a decent response time and incredibly low input lag, so it's a good choice for casual gaming. Unfortunately, HDR content doesn't pop how it should because it doesn't get bright in that mode, but it displays a wide color gamut for HDR content. Lastly, LG's WebOS is easy-to-use and the LG Content Store has a great selection of apps available to download.

Our Verdict

6.6 Mixed Usage

The LG 75NANO80UNA is an okay TV for most uses. It's decent for watching TV shows or sports and performs best in wide seating arrangements due to its wide viewing angles. It's good for gaming thanks to its incredibly low input lag and decent response time. However, it's not a good choice for watching movies in dark rooms because it has a low contrast ratio and there's no local dimming feature.

Pros
  • Fairly wide viewing angles.
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Incredibly low input lag.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Poor HDR peak brightness.
5.9 Movies

The LG 75NANO80UNA is disappointing for watching movies. It has an IPS panel with a low contrast ratio and no local dimming feature, so blacks appear closer to gray when viewed in the dark. Fortunately, it upscales 1080p content well and removes 24p judder from Blu-rays.

Pros
  • Removes judder from native 24p sources.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming feature.
7.3 TV Shows

The LG 75NANO80UNA is decent for watching TV shows. It has fairly wide viewing angles and the image remains accurate even if you walk around while watching. It also upscales lower-resolution content without any issues. Sadly, it doesn't get very bright and has only decent reflection handling, so it's best to avoid using it in well-lit rooms.

Pros
  • Fairly wide viewing angles.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Doesn't get bright enough to combat glare.
7.0 Sports

The LG 75NANO80UNA is decent for watching sports. It has a decent response time that results in minimal motion blur, but you may notice image duplication due to the backlight's flicker. It has wide viewing angles if you want to watch the game in a wide seating arrangement. Unfortunately, it's best to avoid using it in a bright room as it has a disappointing peak brightness and only decent reflection handling.

Pros
  • Fairly wide viewing angles.
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Decent response time.
Cons
  • Doesn't get bright enough to combat glare.
  • Visible dirty screen effect in the center.
6.6 Video Games

The LG 75NANO80UNA is good for video games. It has incredibly low input lag and a decent response time, but you may notice image duplication because of the backlight's 120Hz flicker. Unfortunately, it lacks many features like variable refresh rate support or a Black Frame Insertion feature.

Pros
  • Decent response time.
  • Incredibly low input lag.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
5.6 HDR Movies

The LG 75NANO80UNA is disappointing for watching HDR movies. It displays a wide color gamut for HDR content and has decent gradient handling, but it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop. Also, it has a low contrast ratio and there's no local dimming, so it doesn't perform well in dark rooms.

Pros
  • Displays wide color gamut.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Poor HDR peak brightness.
6.7 HDR Gaming

The LG 75NANO80UNA is okay for HDR gaming, mainly due to its good gaming performance. It has incredibly low input lag and a decent response time for a responsive gaming experience. It displays a wide color gamut for HDR content, but it has low peak brightness, no local dimming feature, and a low contrast ratio.

Pros
  • Decent response time.
  • Incredibly low input lag.
  • Displays wide color gamut.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Poor HDR peak brightness.
7.9 PC Monitor

The LG 75NANO80UNA is good to use as a PC monitor. It has fairly wide viewing angles, so the image remains accurate if you sit close. It has incredibly low input lag and displays chroma 4:4:4, which is important for reading text. Unfortunately, even though it has decent reflection handling, it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare in well-lit rooms.

Pros
  • Fairly wide viewing angles.
  • Incredibly low input lag.
  • Displays chroma 4:4:4.
Cons
  • Doesn't get bright enough to combat glare.
  • 6.6 Mixed Usage
  • 5.9 Movies
  • 7.3 TV Shows
  • 7.0 Sports
  • 6.6 Video Games
  • 5.6 HDR Movies
  • 6.7 HDR Gaming
  • 7.9 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Mar 01, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.6.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The LG 75NANO80UNA is an entry-level TV in LG's NanoCell lineup and is a variant of the LG NANO81. It's sold at certain retailers for Black Friday, such as Best Buy. It's a new model in 2020 and competes with other large, budget-friendly options such as the Samsung TU6980, LG UN8500, and the TCL 4 Series 2020.

Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The LG 75NANO80UNA has a decent, yet simple, design. It doesn't have a premium look like other models in the NanoCell Series, such as the LG NANO81, and looks more like the LG UN7000. It has somewhat thick bezels and the stand consists of two feet instead of the center-mounted stand found on higher-end models.

Design
Stand

The stand is made of metal feet and it's almost as wide as the TV itself, so you need a large table to place it on. Sadly, the feet can't be placed inwards to accommodate smaller tables. The stand supports the TV well, but there's still some wobble.

Footprint of the 75" inch TV: 62.9" x 13.1".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 600x400

The back of the TV is made of smooth metal and doesn't have any patterns etched into it. Sadly, there's no cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.71" (1.8 cm)

This TV has fairly thick borders, which may be distracting.

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.68" (6.8 cm)

The TV itself is fairly thin, but it may stick out a bit when wall-mounted due to the bulge at the bottom.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The LG 75NANO80UNA has a decent build quality. It's mainly metal and feels fairly sturdy. However, the back where the inputs are flexes a bit, and the TV wobbles slightly, but it's not bad.

Picture Quality
6.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,021 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

The LG 75NANO80UNA has a mediocre contrast ratio, which is expected from an IPS panel. Blacks appear closer to gray when viewed in the dark, and there's no local dimming feature to further improve the black level.

5.3
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
207 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
221 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
220 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
219 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
219 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
218 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
220 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
219 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
219 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
219 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
218 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001

The LG 75NANO80UNA has disappointing SDR peak brightness. It maintains its brightness consistent across different content, but it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare in well-lit rooms. If you want something brighter, check out the LG UN6970.

We measured peak brightness after calibration in the 'Expert (Dark Room)' Picture Mode with Backlight at its max and Color Temperature set to 'Warm2'. We got the brightest image possible using these settings, as seen in the 2% window.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

Even though LG advertises that the LG 75NANO80UNA has a local dimming feature, it doesn't have one. The video above is provided for reference only.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming In Game Mode
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct
4.9
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Real Scene Highlight
247 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
190 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
264 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
263 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
263 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
262 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
189 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
263 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
263 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
262 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
262 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.023

The HDR peak brightness is poor. It doesn't get bright enough to make vivid colors stand out in HDR and small highlights are dim due to the TV's frame dimming.

We measured HDR peak brightness in the 'HDR Cinema' Picture Mode with Backlight and Contrast each at their max and Color Temperature set to 'Warm2'. Once again, we got the brightest image possible with these settings, as seen in the 10% window.

4.8
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Real Scene Highlight
242 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
188 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
262 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
262 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
261 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
261 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
187 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
261 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
261 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
261 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
261 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.023
6.8
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
6.379%
50% DSE
0.199%
5% Std. Dev.
0.707%
5% DSE
0.071%

Our unit has okay gray uniformity, but this may vary between units. The edges of the screen are visibly darker and there's dirty screen effect in the center, which can be distracting during sports. Uniformity is much improved in near-dark scenes.

6.1
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.958%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

This TV's black uniformity is unremarkable, but it's better than other LG TVs we've tested, such as the LG NANO81. There's some clouding throughout and there's backlight bleed near the bottom right corner. Note that black uniformity may vary between units.

7.2
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
31°
Color Shift
42°
Brightness Loss
34°
Black Level Raise
70°
Gamma Shift
39°

The LG 75NANO80UNA has fairly wide viewing angles, which is expected from an IPS panel. It's suitable for wide seating arrangements as the image remains accurate when viewing from the side.

7.3
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.5%
Indirect Reflections
0.5%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.9%

The LG 75NANO80UNA has decent reflection handling. It performs well in moderately-lit rooms, but the reflections may be too distracting with direct sunlight on it.

7.8
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
2.73
Color dE
2.16
Gamma
2.05
Color Temperature
7,338 K
Picture Mode
Expert (Dark Room)
Color Temp Setting
Warm 2
Gamma Setting
2.2

The out-of-the-box accuracy is good, but this may vary between units. Most colors and white balance are only slightly inaccurate, and it shouldn't be too noticeable for most people. However, the color temperature is much colder than our 6500K target, and gamma seems to follow a 2.0 target instead of 2.2, so most scenes are brighter than they should be.

9.2
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.39
Color dE
1.13
Gamma
2.19
Color Temperature
6,941 K
White Balance Calibration
22 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The color accuracy after calibration is outstanding. Any remaining inaccuracies with colors and white balance can't be spotted by the naked eye. Gamma follows the target almost perfectly, and the color temperature is much closer to the 6500K target, but it's still on the cold side.

You can see our recommended settings here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

The LG 75NANO80UNA upscales 480p content, such as from DVDs, without any issues.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

The LG 75NANO80UNA upscales 720p content, such as from cable boxes, well and there aren't any artifacts.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content, such as from Blu-ray players, looks almost as good as native 4k content.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

The LG 75NANO80UNA displays native 4k content perfectly and there aren't any obvious issues.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

This is a 4k TV that can't display an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels

Like the LG UN7300, the LG 75NANO80UNA uses an ADS (Advanced Dimension Switching) panel, which behaves like an IPS panel.

7.7
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
86.33%
DCI P3 uv
91.85%
Rec 2020 xy
62.40%
Rec 2020 uv
68.38%

The LG 75NANO80UNA has a good wide color gamut for HDR content. It has excellent coverage of the commonly-used DCI P3 color space, but its coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space is limiting.

The EOTF follows the target PQ curve fairly well until it rolls off at its peak brightness. The image is similar in 'Game' mode, as you can see in this EOTF.

If you find HDR too dim and want the brightest image possible, enable Dynamic Tone Mapping, set Dynamic Contrast to 'High' with Brightness and Contrast at their max. This results in a slightly brighter image, as you can see here.

6.3
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
70.9%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
23.6%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
55.6%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
18.5%

This TV has an unremarkable color volume. It's limited by its low peak brightness and low contrast ratio, and it can't display dark, saturated colors well.

7.4
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.117
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.121
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.098
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.190

The LG 75NANO80UNA has decent gradient handling. The most noticeable banding is with grays and greens, and there's some with reds and blues as well. Setting the Smooth Gradation feature to 'Medium' or 'High' doesn't affect the test pattern, but it really smooths out gradients in real content, at the cost of losing fine details.

10
Picture Quality
Temporary Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 2 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 4 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 6 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 8 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 10 min recovery
0.00%

There are no signs of temporary image retention, but this may vary between units.

10
Picture Quality
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
No

Although some IPS panels can suffer from temporary image retention, this doesn't appear to be permanent as seen in our long-term test.

Motion
7.4
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
5.6 ms
100% Response Time
15.8 ms

The LG 75NANO80UNA has a decent response time. There's some overshoot in darker transitions, so you may notice motion artifacts in dark scenes. You also may notice image duplication due to the backlight's flicker.

4.0
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
120 Hz

This TV uses Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to dim its backlight. It flickers at 120Hz at all brightness levels.

5.4
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
120 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
No
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
120 Hz

There's no Black Frame Insertion feature and the backlight always flickers at 120Hz.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

The LG 75NANO80UNA can interpolate lower-frame rate content up to 60fps. It performs somewhat well and smooths out motion in quiet scenes, but there are more artifacts in busy scenes. You also may notice image duplication due to the TV's 120Hz flicker.

See here for the settings that control the motion interpolation feature.

7.8
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
25.9 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.9 ms

Due to the slower response time, there's not much stutter with lower-frame rate content.

7.8
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

This TV removes judder from native 24p sources, such as native apps or Blu-ray players. For it to work, simply enable Real Cinema.

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDMI Forum VRR
No
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
VRR Supported Connectors
No VRR support

The LG 75NANO80UNA doesn't support any variable refresh rate technology.

Inputs
9.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.3 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
111.0 ms
1440p @ 60Hz
9.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz
9.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
9.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
9.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
99.0 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
99.0 ms
8k @ 60Hz
N/A
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p with Variable Refresh Rate
N/A
1440p with VRR
N/A
4k with VRR
N/A
8k with VRR
N/A

The LG 75NANO80UNA has incredibly low input lag, whether you're gaming in 4k or 1080p, as long as you're in 'Game' mode. It also has an 'Auto Low Latency Mode' that automatically switches the TV into 'Game' mode when a game from a compatible device is launched, ensuring the lowest input lag possible. For it to work, simply enable Instant Game Response.

8.3
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (native support)
1440p @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The LG 75NANO80UNA supports most common resolutions at 60Hz, including 1440p. It supports chroma 4:4:4 at any resolution, which is important for reading text if you're going to use it as a PC monitor. Set the icon for the input you're using to 'PC' in the Home Dashboard to display chroma 4:4:4. For full-bandwidth signals, simply enable HDMI Ultra HD Deep Color.

Inputs
Advanced Console Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
PS5, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, Variable Refresh Rate
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
Xbox Series X, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, Variable Refresh Rate
No
Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)
Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 4
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 1 (shared)
Composite In 1 (shared)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC
Yes (HDMI 2)
eARC support
No
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
No
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
Yes
5.1 DTS via ARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical
Yes
5.1 DTS via Optical
No

The LG 75NANO80UNA only supports Dolby Digital audio formats via ARC or optical but doesn't support any DTS formats. For ARC to work, set HDMI Input Audio Format to 'Bitstream' for the HDMI input you're using, Digital Sound Out to 'Pass Through', and Sound Out to HDMI ARC in the sound settings.

Sound Quality
6.5
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
106.79 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
2.57 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.03 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.30 dB
Max
85.7 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
4.00 dB

This TV has an alright frequency response, and it has a more-balanced sound profile than the LG NANO81. It doesn't produce much bass and doesn't get very loud, and you may notice compression artifacts at its max volume. There's a 'Digital Room Correction' feature in the 'AI Service' menu.

6.8
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.158
Weighted THD @ Max
0.842
IMD @ 80
3.13%
IMD @ Max
8.05%

The distortion performance is okay. There's some minor distortion at moderate listening levels, and it gets more noticeable at its max volume. However, this depends on the content and not everyone may hear it.

Smart Features
8.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS WebOS
Version 5.0
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Average
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
8 s
Advanced Options
Many

This TV runs on WebOS, which is easy to use and fairly smooth to navigate. Unlike the LG NANO81, we didn't experience any bugs during testing.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

There are ads on the Home Dashboard and in the LG Content Store, but we weren't able to take a picture of them.

8.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

LG's app store has a great selection of apps available and you can cast content from your device.

9.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Large
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
Yes
Remote App LG TV Plus

The LG 75NANO80UNA comes with the same Magic Remote found with other TVs in the NanoCell Series. You can use it as a point-and-press remote, like a computer mouse, or as a traditional remote with its navigation buttons. There are quick-access buttons to popular streaming services, and the voice control allows you to change inputs, search for content, or change the TV's settings.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button underneath the center of the TV that allows you to turn it On/Off, change inputs, volume, and channels.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote (with 2x AA batteries)
  • Cable management strap
  • User manuals

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 83 W
Power Consumption (Max) 168 W
Firmware 03.10.51

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 75 inch LG NANO80 2020, which is the only size available for this model in the United States and is only sold at certain retailers for Black Friday. This TV is a variant of the LG NANO81, which has a center-mounted stand and a local dimming feature. There are other sizes of the NANO80 available in Canada and Europe, which are listed below, and for the most part, we expect our results to be valid for the 49 inch, 55 inch, and 65 inch variants. The LG NANO79 is sold in Europe and seems to be a similar TV, but with a center-mounted stand as well.

Size US Canada Europe
49" -  49NANO80UNA

49NANO806NA

55" -  55NANO80UNA

55NANO806NA

65"

-  65NANO80UNA

65NANO806NA

75" 75NANO80UNA 75NANO80UNA  -

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their TV doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, such as the gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

The unit we tested was manufactured in September 2020 and you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The LG NANO80 2020 is an okay overall TV and provides alright performance for its price and size. However, there are better options out there, especially if you don't need wide viewing angles and prefer something with better contrast, such as the Samsung TU6980. Also see our recommendations for the best TVs for Xbox Series X, the best TVs for PS5, and the best 4k TVs.

Samsung Q60/Q60T QLED
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 75" 82" 85"

The Samsung Q60/Q60T QLED is much better than the LG NANO80 2020, although they use different panel types with different advantages. The Samsung uses a VA panel with a much better contrast ratio, gets significantly brighter, has better color accuracy, and better uniformity, but this may vary between units. The LG, however, has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, and it also has a quicker response time for less motion blur.

Samsung TU8000
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Samsung TU8000 is better overall than the LG NANO80 2020, although they use different panel types. The Samsung has a VA panel that provides a better contrast ratio and better black uniformity. It also gets a bit brighter and has a Black Frame Insertion feature. However, the LG has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles, it has a quicker response time, and it displays a wide color gamut for HDR content, which the Samsung doesn't.

LG NANO90 2020
55" 65" 75" 86"

The LG NANO90 2020 is much better than the LG NAN080 2020. The NANO90 gets brighter, has a full-array local dimming feature, VRR support, and a 120Hz panel. It also has a quicker response time and better reflection handling. However, the NANO80 has a lower input lag and slightly better gradient handling.

LG CX OLED
48" 55" 65" 77"

The LG CX OLED is significantly better than the LG NANO80 2020. The LG has an OLED panel that individually turns off pixels, resulting in an infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity. It also has gaming features like VRR support and a near-instant response time. However, the LG NANO80 2020's LED panel doesn't have the risk of long-term burn-in associated with OLEDs.

LG NANO81
55" 65" 75"

The LG NANO81 is better than the LG NANO80 2020. The NANO81 gets brighter, has much better reflection handling, and it has a local dimming feature, but it doesn't perform well. However, the NANO80 has a quicker response time and much better out-of-the-box color accuracy, but this may vary between units.

Samsung TU6980
70" 82"

The Samsung TU6980 is better than the LG NANO80 2020, but they have different panel types. The Samsung has a VA panel and displays much deeper blacks. It also gets brighter, has a quicker response time, and a  Black Frame Insertion feature. However, the LG has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles, it displays a wide color gamut, and has better gradient handling.

TCL 4 Series 2020
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The LG NANO80 2020 is slightly better than the TCL 4 Series 2020, but they have different panel types. The LG has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, it gets much brighter, displays a wide color gamut, has lower input lag, and a much quicker response time. However, the TCL has a VA panel with a better contrast ratio and it has much better gradient handling.

LG UN6970
75"

The LG UN6970 is slightly better than the LG NANO80 2020. The UN6970 gets much brighter, has wider viewing angles, and a quicker response time. However, the NANO80 displays a wide color gamut and has better color accuracy.

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