LG Nano85 Review

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The LG Nano85 is LG’s low-end NanoCell TV. It has wide viewing angles for enjoying TV with company, fantastic out-of-the-box color accuracy, and gamers will love the 120Hz refresh rate on newer consoles. However, it has a low contrast ratio, middling black levels, and subpar brightness levels.

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The LG Nano85, released in 2020, is one of several budget models from the LG NanoCell TV lineup that satisfies both gamers and movie lovers. LG NanoCell TVs aim to bring color to life with its real 4K nanocell display, which uses a nanoparticle filter to allow only the best colors for the best image quality. Part of its success is thanks to its a7 Gen 3 Processor 4K, creating great picture and sound with AI Sound and 4K upscaling. Continue reading our LG Nano85 review to see if it holds up to expert testimony. If not, the top-rated TVs are a click away.


our Verdict

The LG Nano85 is a great mid-range LG NanoCell TV for watching TV shows and the Big Game Day with friends and family. It has wide viewing angles and great out of the box color accuracy. Gamers will appreciate the 120Hz refresh rate for next gen consoles. However, it has a low contrast ratio, middling black levels, and subpar brightness levels.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent out-of-the-box color accuracy
  • Wide viewing angles
  • 120Hz refresh rate

Reason to Avoid

  • Grey rather than deep, rich black levels
  • HDR performance was held back
  • Subpar brightness levels

LG Nano85 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatHDR10
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeIPS
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)84.67
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)90.77
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)62.56
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)70.9
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)1,558
SDR Brightness (nits)305
HDR Brightness (nits)485
Input Lag (ms)15.8
Response Time (ms)15.6
Color Washout (Degrees)30
Color Shift (Degrees)48
Brightness Loss (Degrees)33
Reflections (%)3.3
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)80
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db5.12
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db5.1
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.401
Intermodulation Distortion @80db2.96
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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