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LG 32UL950-W Review

True Score

70
70
4

Experts

78
235

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

While critics were pleased that the LG 32UL950-W had an impressive picture clarity, high color accuracy and a low 9ms input lag, they were not too happy with its low contrast, low refresh rate and poor ergonomics.

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG 32UL950-W is a premium 32-inch display announced in late 2018. With highlights such as a 4K screen, wide viewing angles, and a low input lag of 9ms, it gets pretty close to competing with some of the best gaming monitors on the market. With a 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color scale, the monitor’s color accuracy is pretty high, and even though its 60Hz refresh rate is relatively low compared to some of the highest-rated gaming monitors, its large screen provides enough real estate for multitasking. The display also has support for HDR content, and its ergonomics are better than that of the LG 32UL500-W. Its viewing angles are broad, and with a Delta E rating of 0.4, its color accuracy can also get relatively high after calibration.

Rankings (recommended in)

Best For

  • LG

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG 32UL950-W is a 4K screen resolution display that critics have praised for its having impressive picture clarity. During their experiments, product testers from Gadget Guy were quite impressed with its high color accuracy after calibration, as this had the display deliver rich saturated colors, and had a super low Delta E score of 0.42. They were also pleased that the display had good gaming responsiveness thanks to a low 9ms input lag, and even though its 19.3ms response time was no match for the LG 34GN850-B’s rapid 5.8ms, they were still satisfied since they did not encounter any ghosting during their experiments. Top testers from Monitor Nerds also found out that its viewing angles are better than that of the Samsung G7, and agreed that this made it ideal for group viewing.

However, experts were not pleased with the LG’s poor ergonomics and sub par contrast ratio, as they felt that made its black colors appear gray in a dark setting. They also didn’t like its low 60Hz refresh rate as they felt that this made it unsuitable for gaming, and were also not satisfied with its single 2.0 HDMI port.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Sharp picture clarity
  • High color accuracy
  • Low input lag
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Good text clarity

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor ergonomics
  • Low contrast levels
  • Low refresh rate

LG 32UL950-W Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time5 ms
Screen size32"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)412
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)1,336
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)70
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.7
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)85
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9
Response Time (ms)8.7
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)39
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)40
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)35
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)32
Reflections % (Total Reflections)7.5

All Tests

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The LG 32UL950-W is a premium 32-inch display announced in late 2018. With highlights such as a 4K screen, wide viewing angles, and a low…

The LG 32UL950-W is a premium 32-inch display announced in late 2018. With highlights such as a 4K screen, wide viewing angles, and a low input lag of 9ms, it gets pretty close to competing with some of the best gaming monitors on the market. With a 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color scale, the monitor’s color accuracy is pretty high, and even though its 60Hz refresh rate is relatively low compared to some of the highest-rated gaming monitors, its large screen provides enough real estate for multitasking. The display also has support for HDR content, and its ergonomics are better than that of the LG 32UL500-W. Its viewing angles are broad, and with a Delta E rating of 0.4, its color accuracy can also get relatively high after calibration.

li>Unfortunately, the LG 32UL950-W does not get as bright as the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB since it has a peak brightness level of 720 nits, which…

li>Unfortunately, the LG 32UL950-W does not get as bright as the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB since it has a peak brightness level of 720 nits, which is much more than the LG monitor’s 450 nits. The Philips monitor also has a higher 6888:1 contrast ratio compared to the 32UL950-W’s 2883:1 and is, therefore, more ideal for dark room viewing.

The LG 32UL950-W(This review) is outmatched by the LG 32UD99 courtesy of its higher 1613:1 contrast ratio, which is better than the 32UL950-W’s 1336:1. The…

The LG 32UL950-W(This review) is outmatched by the LG 32UD99 courtesy of its higher 1613:1 contrast ratio, which is better than the 32UL950-W’s 1336:1. The 32UD99 also has slightly better ergonomics and a flicker-free backlight that makes it a lot less difficult to view.

The LG 32UL950-W gets significantly brighter than the LG 32UN880-B since its 450 nit brightness rating is slightly higher than the 32UN880-B’s 350 nits. With…

The LG 32UL950-W gets significantly brighter than the LG 32UN880-B since its 450 nit brightness rating is slightly higher than the 32UN880-B’s 350 nits. With a 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, it is also more capable of a wider color gamut compared to the 32UN880-B, which has a decent 95% coverage.

Display Type

LCD

VA

HDMI Inputs

1

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Panel Type

IPS

VA

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

60 Hz

Response Time

5 ms

4 ms

Screen size

32"

43"

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

70

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

78

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

70

Any product with a True Score above 70 is a Mixed Reviews

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The LG 32UL950-W is a good monitor for media creation. The high resolution screen allows… Read More

    By:

    Adam Babcock
  • MacRumors
    60.53

    Category Trust Rating

    NR

    By:

    Juli Clover
  • 9To5Mac
    44.14

    Category Trust Rating

    NR

    By:

    Jeff Benjamin
  • Monitor Nerds
    60.13

    Category Trust Rating

    NR

    By:

    Paolo Reva

Customer Scores