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LG A2 OLED TV Review

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The LG A2 OLED TV delivers incredible picture quality with perfect blacks, wide viewing angles, and fantastic reflection handling, making it excellent for movie lovers. However, you can get these features and better brightness for the same price from competitors.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2022, the LG A2 OLED TV is one of the best TVs, offering a compelling package for entertainment enthusiasts.

With its OLED technology and a 4k resolution, it delivers perfect black levels and an incredible near-infinite contrast ratio, creating stunning visuals for movies and nature shows.

The wide viewing angle and fantastic reflection handling make it an excellent choice for TV shows and sports in well-lit rooms with multiple seating areas.

The LG A2 holds its own as one of the best OLED TVs on the market, coming with LG’s webOS smart platform, offering a wide range of apps for streaming content.

The TV lacks brightness, making it less effective in combating glare in brightly lit environments, but that’s also a hallmark of many of the most energy efficient TVs. If you want to see more TVs by LG, check out our LG 80 TV review.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG A2 OLED TV has near-perfect black levels and no blooming around bright objects but falls short in brightness. When tested, peak brightness was 309 cd/m² meaning it struggles to combat excessive glare in brightly lit environments.

Overall, it delivers deep, inky blacks and near infinite contrast ratio of Inf: 1, ideal for watching movies in dark rooms. Additionally, the TV’s wide 70-degree viewing angle and fantastic reflection handling make it a great option for TV shows and sports in well-lit rooms.

While it offers good upscaling for lower-resolution content, it lacks advanced gaming features, limiting its potential for gaming enthusiasts. It also only has 3 HDMI inputs.

The user interface and remote control pose challenges when accessing menus, and the voice control not functioning reliably.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent image quality
    • The self-emissive OLED tech provides incredible image quality for TV shows, HDR content, and gaming. The 99.25% tested color gamut provides vibrant displays, which ranks it near the top of the OLED category.

  • Outstanding contrast ratio
    • Delivers deep blacks for watching high-quality content in dark rooms, as it has a superb Inf :1 contrast ratio.

  • Effective motion handling
    • The TV has no blur during fast-moving scenes, given its immediate response time, tested at 0.3 ms. Similarly, it has responsive game controls and quick command inputs, as its input lag tests in at 11.2 ms. Both response time and input lag perform at the top of the OLED TV market.

  • No blooming around bright objects
    • Near-perfect black uniformity means no blooming effects around lighter objects

  • Wide viewing angles
    • Great for large-audience viewings, as it has wide, 70-degree viewing angles.

Reason to Avoid

  • Low peak brightness
    • Images degrade and dim during HDR and even regular content, as tests show peak brightness reaches 300 nits. The brightness is very low for our tested OLED TVs

  • Low refresh rate
    • Experiences some tearing during high frame rate content, given it only has a 60 Hz refresh rate.

  • Lacks VRR support
    • Doesn’t support high frame rate games that come with newer gaming consoles

  • Lacks high-quality inputs

LG A2 OLED TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeNo
Display TypeOLED
HDMI Inputs3
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeOLED EVO
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size48", 55", 65", 77"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyNo
VRRVRRNo

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)98.2
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)99.25
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)71.89
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)77.78
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)294
HDR Brightness (nits)545
Input Lag (ms)10.5
Response Time (ms)4.6
Color Washout (Degrees)70
Color Shift (Degrees)24
Brightness Loss (Degrees)69
Reflections (%)2.1
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)84.76
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3.78
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.74
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.095
Intermodulation Distortion @80db4.7
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0061
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0049
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0052

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Released in 2022, the LG A2 OLED TV is one of the best TVs, offering a compelling package for entertainment enthusiasts. With its OLED technology and…

Released in 2022, the LG A2 OLED TV is one of the best TVs, offering a compelling package for entertainment enthusiasts.

With its OLED technology and a 4k resolution, it delivers perfect black levels and an incredible near-infinite contrast ratio, creating stunning visuals for movies and nature shows.

The wide viewing angle and fantastic reflection handling make it an excellent choice for TV shows and sports in well-lit rooms with multiple seating areas.

The LG A2 holds its own as one of the best OLED TVs on the market, coming with LG’s webOS smart platform, offering a wide range of apps for streaming content.

The TV lacks brightness, making it less effective in combating glare in brightly lit environments, but that’s also a hallmark of many of the most energy efficient TVs. If you want to see more TVs by LG, check out our LG 80 TV review.

The LG A2 OLED TV has a great range of features for an affordable price and offers near-perfect blacks. Compared with an LG B2 OLED,…

The LG A2 OLED TV has a great range of features for an affordable price and offers near-perfect blacks. Compared with an LG B2 OLED, the main difference is that the B2 offers a more robust set of features for gaming, such as HDMI 2.1 and VRR support. It also delivers better peak brightness levels. Overall, the LG B2 OLED Series is superior to the A2, but the A2 is more affordable and still offers great quality for the price. Feel free to check out our LG B2 OLED TV review for more.

The LG A2 is an excellent option for movie lovers who crave near-perfect black levels and stunning OLED picture quality. However, with the LG A2…

The LG A2 is an excellent option for movie lovers who crave near-perfect black levels and stunning OLED picture quality. However, with the LG A2 OLED, you should be willing to deal with some UI and remote control issues and not mind the lack of advanced gaming features. The Sony A80K OLED delivers excellent picture quality with deep blacks, vibrant colors, and impressive HDR performance. Its Acoustic Surface Audio provides immersive sound, enhancing your movie and gaming experiences. While it may have some blooming and limited HDMI 2.1 support, it compensates with smooth motion and low input lag, making it an excellent choice for gamers.

The main difference between the LG A2 OLED TV and its predecessor, the LG  A1 OLED TV, is that the A2 enhances the brightness, leading…

The main difference between the LG A2 OLED TV and its predecessor, the LG  A1 OLED TV, is that the A2 enhances the brightness, leading to better HDR quality. The A2 also has an updated webOS platform that provides users with a wider range of profile features and support.

The LG A2 excels with its perfect black levels, making it ideal for movies, while the TCL 6 Series impresses with its deep blacks, vibrant…

The LG A2 excels with its perfect black levels, making it ideal for movies, while the TCL 6 Series impresses with its deep blacks, vibrant colors, and outstanding HDR performance. Both TVs have strengths and weaknesses, but the LG A2 may be better for movie enthusiasts who prioritize OLED picture quality and are okay with the UI and remote control issues. On the other hand, the TCL 6 Series could be a good option for gamers with its low input lag and excellent gaming performance, along with its Roku TV platform for easy streaming. Ultimately, it depends on whether you value perfect blacks and OLED quality or prefer a TV with good gaming capabilities and user-friendly streaming options.

Backlight Type

No

No

No

Display Type

OLED

OLED

OLED

HDMI Inputs

3

4

4

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

LED Panel Type

OLED EVO

OLED

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

120 Hz

120 Hz

Screen size

48", 55", 65", 77"

55", 65", 77"

55", 65", 77"

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  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    84
    PROS Perfect black levels. No blooming around bright objects. Fantastic reflection handling. Wide viewing angle…. Read More

    By:

    Alexander Tozzi
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The LG A2 OLED is far from the brightest set out there, but it offers… Read More

    By:

    Matthew Murray
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    LG’s A2 series may be the company’s entry level OLED sets, but that doesn’t mean… Read More

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    Al Griffin

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