LG UN8500 Review

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The LG UN8500 is a good TV for most use-cases, thanks to its wide viewing angles, judder removal, and low input lag. But watch out for the low native contrast ratio and disappointing black levels.


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Product Snapshot


Launched in January 2020, the LG UN85000 is a mid-range 4K TV that features an IPS LCD panel. LG advertises this TV to have wide viewing angles and active HDR technology along with Dolby Vision IQ for providing an outstanding HDR performance. Also, it boasts LG’s easy-to-use WebOS 5.0 UI, which promises fluid navigation. Overall, it’s a good option for gamers looking for a 4K TV on a budget. Keep reading our LG UN8500 review below to learn more about what TV reviewers said about it and how it compares to other highest-rated TVs available in the market.


our Verdict

The LG UN8500 is a great mid-range UHD TV for gamers. It has wide viewing angles, judder removal, and low input lag. But watch out for the low contrast and not-so-great black levels.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Wide viewing angles
  • Good color accuracy after calibration
  • Fast response time
  • Low input lag
  • Judder removal
  • Excellent reflection diffusion
  • Support for Dolby Vision HDR
  • HDMI 2.1 support
  • ALLM, and eARC

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Awful black levels
  • Bad screen uniformity
  • 4K UHD upscaling issues
  • No BFI feature
  • Wobbly stand
  • No HDR 10+
  • No VRR

LG UN8500 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeIPS
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65", 85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)77.9
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)85.59
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)56.07
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)62.88
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)1,131
SDR Brightness (nits)261
HDR Brightness (nits)321
Input Lag (ms)15.1
Response Time (ms)13.4
Color Washout (Degrees)27
Color Shift (Degrees)57
Brightness Loss (Degrees)28
Reflections (%)5.9
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)113.14
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.82
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.23
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.058
Intermodulation Distortion @80db3.62
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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    The LG UN8500 is an okay overall TV. Its IPS panel provides fairly wide viewing… Read More


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