The best LG TVs on the market right now offer some of the highest quality screens you can find – and many of those screens use OLED tech of course, since LG are the leader in the development of this technology. With this guide at your disposal, finding the best LG TV for you should be much more straightforward.
Some of the best 8K TVs are LG TVs as well, so if you're ready to make the jump up to the next-gen resolution then LG has you covered. That said, the manufacturer isn't all high-end, high price tag either: you can bag some great LG bargains, as our guides to the best TVs under £1000 and the best TVs under £500 attest.
Whether you’re looking for the best OLED TVs or you simply love the LG brand (and we don’t blame you!), this guide has a whole range of LG TVs to suit all budgets. Once you've picked a favourite, we recommend investing in one of the the best soundbars to get audio that matches the amazing picture quality of LG TVs.
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The best LG TVs of 2023: The top 3
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Overall, the best LG TV overall is the LG G3, which features a simply stunning OLED display. It's one of the best TVs on the market at the moment, from any manufacturer, and you'll find it at the top of many people's best TV lists.
The G3 is pretty pricey, though, so our best LG TV for most people is the LG C2, which delivers an unbeatable combination of features, performance and price – especially if you can find a good deal for it online.
Our pick for the best budget LG TV is the LG UP7700, a 4K TV that represents remarkable value within the company's non-OLED lineup. The competitive pricing is combined with an impressively good picture and HDR performance.
We were quite blown away when we reviewed the LG G3 – we wrote that "TV doesn't get better than this", which shows what high regard we hold this particular television set in. You get a simply stunning picture, with 4K resolution and HDR support, and it shows off just how fantastic OLED technology can be.
This comes at a price of course, and if you're on a budget then some of the other OLED LG TVs that we've listed below might suit you better. However, if money is no object and you want the best that there is at the moment, it's hard to look past the LG G3. We can't imagine that anyone is going to be disappointed with this set.
There's a lot here to interest gamers as well, with the four HDMI 2.1 ports offering 4K 120Hz, VRR, and ALLM technologies. For all the information you need on this set, including how the Micro Lens Array technology achieves such high levels of brightness for an OLED, consult our full LG G3 review.
The LG C2 is the upgraded 2022 version of the LG C1 we mentioned further above, and at sizes 55 inches and up, it features a brighter screen than the LG C1, meaning even more impressive HDR performance. It also introduces the first 42-inch OLED 4K TV to LG's line-up, making premium image quality even more accessible.
So why isn't it further up this list? There's a huge gulf in price between the brand-new LG C2 and the now-heavily-discounted LG C1, and for a lot of people, the C1 will be the smarter buy right now. It's also worth noting that the 42-inch and 48-inch models don't include the brighter screen, and have the same brightness levels as the C1.
However, this is still a five-star TV – and we gave it that score in our full LG C2 review. Testing the 65-inch version with the brighter screen, we said "Thanks to its brighter panel and all-new Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor, LG has managed to deliver a new level of picture performance from the C2 OLED… at sizes of 55 inches and up. 4K images are refined and smooth, with pronounced dynamic range, and upscaling has never looked better. Simply put, this is a gorgeous TV to watch."
And with a great smart TV platform and HDMI 2.1 support on all four ports, it's totally future-proofed for next-gen connectivity, and is ideal for gamers.
So much emphasis gets put on LG's OLED TVs, it's easy to forget they make some excellent LED models as well: the UQ80 is undoubtedly one of the best LG TVs for those on a limited budget, delivering big and bright 4K pictures without breaking the bank. There’s effective upscaling and image accuracy, and vibrant HDR performance as well.
The competitive pricing does require a degree of compromise of course, and you're not going to get the deepest of deep blacks that OLED can offer. The sound could be better too, but you can't expect best-in-class at this price. You do get HDMI 2.1 functionality, but only on the most expensive 86-inch model.
A key area where the TV doesn't compromise is its smart platform. It sports the full webOS system, with a complete set of features, comprehensive selection of streaming apps, and the superb Magic Remote to make navigation intuitive and responsive. This excellent LG TV proves that just because you have a limited budget you don't have to settle for a substandard TV.
Best LG TVs 2023: The best of the rest
LG doesn't just produce some of the most advanced OLED TVs, it also offers some of the cheapest. The LG A1 is the best LG TV to buy for anyone who wants to enjoy the cinematic benefits of OLED without having to bust their budget. In fact the A1 is so competitively priced that it even beats less credible brands in terms of value-for-money.
Not only does the LG A1 offer a wide choice of screen sizes, but also the inherent strengths of OLED with its incredibly deep blacks and pixel-precise highlights. This model might not be as bright as the LG G1, but it still retains the accurate colours and controlled contrast of LG’s OLED TVs – resulting in an incredibly rich HDR performance.
You also get LG’s superb smart TV platform, which is not only easy to use, quick to navigate, and highly response, but also boasts every streaming app imaginable. Of course something has to give at this price, so the image processing is less advanced, there’s no future-proof HDMI 2.1, and the sound quality could be better, but otherwise the LG A1 is hard to beat for bang-for-buck with today's technology. Here's our LG A1 vs LG B1 guide, if you want to see how it compares directly to the other budget OLED model (which is also in this list).
When it comes to TVs, size does matter, and while not everyone can squeeze a 77-inch OLED into their lounge, the reality is that many struggle to accommodate even a 55-inch model. Thankfully LG offers 48-inch versions of the C1 (as well as the A1), and if you want maximum performance from minimum space, then this is the best LG TV for you. Of course, it's excellent at other sizes too.
The LG C1 is a sweet spot in the manufacturer’s OLED line-up, and while it might not have the G1’s brighter ‘evo’ panel, it has just about everything else. That means you get HDMI 2.1 with eARC, 4K 120Hz, VRR, and ALLM, plus the C1 also works with Freesync and G-Sync. So this OLED TV is ideal for anyone who wants a screen for gaming… but it's processing just as advanced as LG's highest-end 4K TVs, meaning that's wonderful with movies too.
The C1 also includes Dolby Atmos and LG’s AI Sound Pro, which means you get a virtual height challenge with immersive audio, although like most modern TVs, built-in sound isn’t its strong point. As with all of LG’s TVs there’s no HDR10+, but you get all the other HDR formats. So whatever your desired screen size, this capable LG OLED has you covered – here's our full LG C1 review.
The LG G2 is highest-end OLED TV from LG's 2022 range, and it features the brightest screen in any LG OLED so far, delivering up to 950 nits of HDR brightness compared to more like 700 from the LG C1. But it still delivers the perfect black levels and per-pixel precision contrast control that OLED is famed for. And that's not in some super-vibrant mode that nobody ever uses: that's in Filmmaker mode, which is the most sedate and realistic option.
As a result of the panel tech and LG's next-gen processing, image quality really is best-in-class. In our full LG G2 review, we said "Once you combine this with OLED’s pixel-precision and LG’s class-leading dynamic tone mapping, you have some of the best HDR images we’ve ever seen. The colours are also bright and vibrant, with the LG reaching 99% of the DCI-P3 colour space used for HDR… you get sharp and detailed images regardless of the original resolution of the content. The motion handling is also impressive."
We also found its built-in speakers to be surprisingly effective for such a uniformly thin TV, and with four HDMI 2.1 ports, it's something of a gamer's dream too.
The downsides are that it's designed for wall-mounting, and comes with a flush wall bracket instead of any kind of stand. You can buy feet or and 'Gallery' floorstand for it, but it's an extra cost on an already pricey screen.
Perhaps you don't necessarily want to pay the very top prices for an LG OLED TV, to which we'd say fair enough. The LG A2 offers some of the best features – and best pictures – you can get from a television, while making some trade-offs that ensure the set is a bit more on the affordable size.
Those trade-offs come in terms of brightness and refresh rate for example. It's also worth noting, especially if you're a gamer, that there are no HDMI 2.1 ports, so you don't get the full 4K 120Hz experience with extras such as VRR. Of course you can game on this set, but not to the level that enthusiasts might want.
You still get a fantastic-looking OLED picture that processes all kinds of video inputs well, decent sound performance, and LG's usual webOS software (which is one of the best around). It's a superb value-for-money option and definitely deserves a place on your shortlist.
LG's TV range might be dominated by OLED TVs, but not everyone will be enticed by the format's charms (or indeed price). For some, the best LG TV for you might be the Nano76, with its NanoCell technology – designed specifically to improve the colour performance of the set and create punchy HDR performance.
It certainly scores highly in those departments, and while you don't get the very deepest blacks like you do with OLED, you won't be disappointed with the picture here. The television is particularly good at upscaling content that's less than 4K in resolution, and displaying sports and TV shows.
On the gaming side, the low input lag is sure to appeal, but you only get HDMI 2.1 ports – complete with the 120Hz refresh rate for 4K pictures – if you go for the high-end 86-inch model. It's decent enough for connecting up a console or gaming PC, but serious gamers will perhaps want to look elsewhere.
If anyone ever tells you that you have to pay top dollar to get the best LG OLED TVs, don't believe them: the LG B2 is evidence that there are very capable models at lower price points. You get a superb picture and excellent performance, although there are some areas (like brightness and sound) that aren't at the highest level.
When it comes to gaming, the HDMI 2.1 ports enable a 120Hz refresh rate at a 4K resolution, plus extras such as variable refresh rate (VRR) and auto low latency mode (ALLM). if you have one of the newest games consoles to put under your television set, then you'll know just how important those specs are.
HDR performance is impressive, and the TV works well as a PC monitor as well as a television set, if you need it to. In fact, the LG B2 has so much going for it that you may well wonder why you would spend more – it's available for some very appealing prices if you have a shop around online.
The awe-inspiring LG Z2 really has to be seen to be believed – this gigantic 77-inch OLED TV offers a resolution of 8K, so naturally it doesn't come cheap. However, if you can sort out the logistics and the finances to get hold of this particular television, then we'd say you're in for a treat.
It's fair to say that there's not a huge amount of 8K content around at the moment, but if you can find it (on YouTube for example), then it looks stunning. Thankfully, the TV does a very good job of upscaling videos at a mere 4K (or even lower) resolution, so you can enjoy everything that you currently watch.
It's got the excellent on-board webOS software and integrated, intelligent image processing that the best LG TVs are known for, and the sound is pretty ear-catching too. There's full HDMI 2.1 support with all the extras for gamers, though you're unlikely to have a PC rig capable of outputting 8K resolutions.