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LG G2 OLED TV Review

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Considering its fast response time, wide viewing angles, and excellent brightness and black levels, the LG G2 OLED TV is worth the premium price for movies and gaming. However, mediocre upscaling performance, aggressive ABL, and purple tints from bright reflections can be a nuisance.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2022, the LG G2 OLED TV is a high-end 4K TV available in five sizes (55, 65, 77, 83, and 97 inches). With over 8 million pixels, the TV promises excellent black levels and clear on-screen details.

Voice assistants Google and Alexa are built-in for hands-free voice control, and the TV’s viewing angles are wide. You also get support for Nvidia’s GeForce Now, which is a cloud-based gaming service.

Like the best TVs, the LG G2 OLED TV boasts a sleek design made of premium parts and lacks a stand since it’s meant to be wall-mounted. Inputs include Bluetooth 5.0, four HDMI inputs supporting HDMI 2.1, and two USB ports. For gaming, there’s VRR support (HDMI Forum VRR, G-SYNC, and FreeSync), a native 120 Hz refresh rate, and an input lag under 1 ms.

Consensus

our Verdict

Although the LG G2 OLED TV’s ABL causes brightness fluctuations, its peak brightness (590.54 nits) is excellent for lit rooms.

All four HDMI ports support HDMI 2.1, which is perfect for connecting consoles, and the TV has movie-night-worthy black levels. However, despite the anti-reflective coating, bright lights appear as slightly purple tints.

The tested 2.3 ms response time and 120 Hz refresh rate breathe life into fast-paced gaming, while VRR prevents screen tearing. With an inf:1 contrast ratio, colors pop, but the processor is mediocre at upscaling 480p content.

The remote’s hassle-free point-and-play function and voice command help navigate the user-friendly WebOS software, viewing angles are ultra-wide (color washout at 68°), and the low input lag (5.3 ms at 1080p) ensures responsive gaming.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding picture quality
    • It is ideal for movie watching and gaming in dark settings due to its best-in-class and movie-night-worthy black levels. Additionally, its wide color gamut (with 98.58% coverage on the DCI P3 xy color space) ensures lifelike images and subtle shades, although some colors may appear slightly muted.

  • Good brightness and outstanding contrast ratio
    • Daytime movie viewing is satisfactory with its moderate peak brightness of 590.54 nits, which is higher than 45% of our tested TVs. The TV achieves precise distinction between black and white tones due to its inf:1 contrast ratio (which is among the best tested), resulting in vibrant and detailed picture quality.

  • Fast refresh rate and VRR support
    • You can experience ultra-smooth visuals during the most action-packed moments, courtesy of the impressive 120 Hz refresh rate. Plus, you won’t have to deal with unsightly screen tearing since it is compatible with VRR.

  • Quick response time and low input lag
    • For avid gamers in pursuit of a sharper, more immersive experience, the 2.3 ms response time and tested low input lag (5.3 ms at 1080p) are particularly enticing. Moreover, the input lag is among the best out of all our certified tested TVs.

  • Wide viewing angles
    • Family movie nights will be great due to its excellent off-center viewing, with colors washing out at 68°.

Reason to Avoid

  • Extra strong ABL
    • Noticeable brightness fluctuations caused by the automatic brightness limiter (ABL) in well-lit rooms can be off-putting while watching your favorite content.

  • Visible purple hue
    • Even with the TV’s anti-reflective coating, strong light sources appear as purple tints, affecting color accuracy.

  • Dissatisfactory upscaling performance
    • Screening older videos may not offer the visual appeal you seek since the TV‘s processor falls short in converting old 480p content into vivid 4K.

LG G2 OLED TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeOLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleYes
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeOLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels4.2
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65", 77", 83"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output60 watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)99.24
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)99.5
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)72.98
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)78.2
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)131.75
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)606
HDR Brightness (nits)926
Input Lag (ms)11.6
Response Time (ms)2.3
Color Washout (Degrees)68
Color Shift (Degrees)25
Brightness Loss (Degrees)68
Reflections (%)1.4
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)75.51
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db4.65
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db4.37
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.648
Intermodulation Distortion @80db1.06
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0086
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.004
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0038

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Released in 2022, the LG G2 OLED TV is a high-end 4K TV available in five sizes (55, 65, 77, 83, and 97 inches). With…

Released in 2022, the LG G2 OLED TV is a high-end 4K TV available in five sizes (55, 65, 77, 83, and 97 inches). With over 8 million pixels, the TV promises excellent black levels and clear on-screen details.

Voice assistants Google and Alexa are built-in for hands-free voice control, and the TV’s viewing angles are wide. You also get support for Nvidia’s GeForce Now, which is a cloud-based gaming service.

Like the best TVs, the LG G2 OLED TV boasts a sleek design made of premium parts and lacks a stand since it’s meant to be wall-mounted. Inputs include Bluetooth 5.0, four HDMI inputs supporting HDMI 2.1, and two USB ports. For gaming, there’s VRR support (HDMI Forum VRR, G-SYNC, and FreeSync), a native 120 Hz refresh rate, and an input lag under 1 ms.

Though the distinction is minute, the LG G2 OLED TV has a slightly brighter HDR display than the LG C2 OLED. In contrast, the C2…

Though the distinction is minute, the LG G2 OLED TV has a slightly brighter HDR display than the LG C2 OLED. In contrast, the C2 OLED comes with a stand, while the G2 doesn’t since it’s intended for wall mounting. The C2 OLED is further designed in two extra sizes (42 and 48 inches) in addition to the five standard sizes shared by both models (55, 65, 77, 83, and 97 inches). For a budget LG TV that comes in multiple sizes, read our LG Nanocell 75UQA TV review.

The LG G2 OLED TV’s HDR and SDR display is brighter than the Sony Bravia XR A90K 4K HDR OLED Series. Conversely, the Sony A90K…

The LG G2 OLED TV’s HDR and SDR display is brighter than the Sony Bravia XR A90K 4K HDR OLED Series. Conversely, the Sony A90K has superior upscaling performance in sharpening content than the LG G2. But unlike the G2, the A90K lacks FreeSync VRR support. For more information, read our Sony A90K OLED TV review. And if you want a VA panel TV with excellent HDR brightness, check out our Hisense U8H TV review

The Samsung QN90B Neo QLED TV has a great contrast ratio, but the LG G2 OLED TV achieves pure blacks with its infinite contrast ratio….

The Samsung QN90B Neo QLED TV has a great contrast ratio, but the LG G2 OLED TV achieves pure blacks with its infinite contrast ratio. Even off-center viewing is better with the LG G2 than Samsung QN90B. However, the QN90B has superior HDR brightness in Game Mode as opposed to the LG G2. If you’re looking for an OLED TV with deep blacks that curves for immersive viewing, read our LG Flex OLED TV review. And for a TV that’s fantastic as a PC monitor, read our Samsung S95B OLED TV review.

Backlight Type

Full-Array

Direct Lit

Full-Array

Full-Array

Display Type

OLED

LED

OLED

LED

HDMI Inputs

4

3

4

4

HDMI Type

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

HomeKit Compatible

Yes

Yes

No

LED Panel Type

OLED

NanoCell LED

OLED

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

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