The best picks for all budgets

LG is arguably the godfather of OLED TVs. It was one of the first manufacturers to produce them on a wide scale, and LG Display is now the manufacturer making the vast majority of OLED panels for other TV makers, too.

Because of that, the company is able to offer one of the wider ranges of OLED televisions, and you’ll often find models at various price points. In fact, they are often priced pretty competitively towards the lower ranges, so an OLED TV is no longer prohibitive to those on more humble budgets.

Our recommendation: Which is the best LG OLED TV to buy?


LG G3 OLED evo

The best LG OLED TV overall

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The LG G3 is the flagship 4K OLED for 2023, and brings with it some suitably flagship tech to set it apart from the cheaper sets in the range. If you care about the very best in picture quality and have the budget to spend on it, the LG G3 is absolutely worth the extra outlay.


  • The brightest OLED pictures ever
  • Sensational contrast and black levels
  • Fantastic gaming support

  • Disappointing sound quality
  • Very slight desaturation in dark scenes
  • Desktop stand costs extra

  • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in, 77in, 83in, 97in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

It might seem clichéd to pick the flagship TV as the best LG OLED TV overall, but LG’s G3 OLED really is the pick of the bunch, and could be the best OLED you can buy this year.

That’s in large part thanks to the new Micro Lens Array (MLA) technology, powered by LG’s α9 AI Processor 4K Gen 6, which helps to reduce light loss and improve efficiency.

The result is a boost in light output from the screen towards the viewer, and means an even brighter screen than last year’s accomplishments. Combined with LG’s beefed up Brightness Booster Max algorithm, it’s claiming up to a 70 per cent increase compared with traditional OLEDs – like this year’s LG B3.

Certainly the brightness the G3 manages is unlike anything we’ve seen from OLED before, and really takes the fight closer to LED displays – which have traditionally been capable of getting much brighter – than ever. Combine this with fantastic colour handling and superb detail retrieval and you have a fantastic TV that has serves up very little to complain about.

The only thing worth pointing out some is that this TV is made to be wall mounted, thanks to its Zero Gap design, and as such there is no stand in the box. If you want to put it on a TV stand, you’ll need to buy one separately.

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The best LG OLED TV for midrange budgets

LG’s C Series has been the company’s best-selling range for years, and the C3 is going to be no different. There may not be such a stride forward from the C2 this year as in previous years, but it still a great option for those that need to balance out performance and price a little more carefully.


  • Refined, detailed picture performance
  • Fantastic upscaling
  • Great gaming features

  • Lacks some punch – particularly in bright rooms
  • Poor built-in sound

  • Screen sizes: 42in, 48in, 55in, 65in, 77in, 83in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

With such great TVs from LG’s C Series in ranges past, a lot of eyes will be on the LG C3 OLED this year. And while there aren’t such obvious strides forwards this year, it still delivers a great performance with little to grumble about.

Like the G3, the G2 and some of the C2 sizes, it uses LG’s OLED evo panel, which is capable of greater brightness than conventional OLEDs. This is coupled with LG’s proprietary Brightness Booster tech, which uses clever algorithms to improve brightness, while ensuring dark areas of the screen continue to be deep and involving. It gets slightly brighter than last year’s C2 but there isn’t loads in it.

There’s the new α9 AI Processor 4K Gen 6 running the show, which brings with it some subtle picture performance improvements, and a suite of HDMI 2.1a ports to ensure you can feed it the best source material – be that gaming or otherwise.

There’s a boost to the AI Sound Pro feature this year too, which is now capable of virtual 9.1.2 surround sound from the TV’s speakers. Team it with an LG soundbar and you’ll also unlock WOW Orchestra, which teams together the drivers in the TV and the soundbar for a fuller, punchier and more direct sound.

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The best LG OLED TV for value

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LG’s C2 was our TV of the year in 2022, and for good reason. Its brighter panel makes a huge difference to its performance, particularly in ambient light, and we love how cinematic it looks with 4K content. It does a great job with upscaling too, though, so HD and even SD content is safe here as well. Best of all it offered all of this at a price its competitors couldn’t come close to, making it a bit of a no brainer.


  • Stunning 4K picture quality
  • Good range of sizes
  • Game-friendly HDMI inputs

  • Screen sizes: 42in, 48in, 55in, 65in, 77in, 83in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

The 2022 LG C2 OLED TV comes in many sizes – a surefire way of knowing which TVs a manufacturer thinks will be popular. And LG wasn’t far wrong with this one. This was LG’s best-selling TVs last year – and our favourite TV of 2022 too.

The LG C2 continues to be on sale in 2023, and at a lower price too, which makes it a fantastic value buy, considering the moves forward by the LG C3 are relatively subtle.

The LG C2 debuted the brighter evo panel that was also seen on last year’s G2. It also runs on the α9 Gen5 AI processor, which helps to boost the visuals on the screen, along with support for 120Hz. There are four HDMI 2.1 too, making it a great TV for gamers as well.

There are different stands depending on the size you choose – and the 42-inch model introduced with the C2 means there’s a premium OLED TV at a smaller size, ideal for bedrooms.

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The best LG OLED TV for small budgets

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LG’s B3 will be the entry-level model in many countries – though some will also get the A3. Both use a traditional OLED panel, which is not capable of the brightness pricier sets will offer, but it remains a great option if price is at the forefront of your priorities.


  • OLED picture benefits
  • 120Hz panel is great for gamers
  • Great smart TV system

  • Dimmer screen
  • Lesser processor

  • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in, 77in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

The LG B3 is 2023’s entry-level OLED set for the US and UK, and will offer a traditional 100/120Hz OLED panel, without LG’s brighter evo tech.

This will also be joined by a less powerful processor – LG’s α7 Gen 6.

The combination of the two will have an impact on picture quality, but also on price – it might be less than $200 in the US, so do shop around to make sure opting for the C3, or even the C2 doesn’t make more sense.

However, if your budget is super strict and you’ll be watching in a dimmer room that won’t need the brightness improvements, the B3 is a good budget buy.

LG A2 OLED TV on a purple background
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The best LG OLED TV under $1000

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LG’s A2 is the entry-level OLED model for 2022, and while it scrimps a fair bit on features and performance, if you’re really keen for an OLED TV, you should be able to pick it up for a lot cheaper than the other sets in the range.


  • Great black levels
  • Accurate colour performance
  • Affordability

  • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in, 77in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

The LG A2 OLED is the set we don’t have an equivalent of in many markets, in 2023. That means this TV from 2022 remains on sale this year.

As you might expect, you’ll see further performance cuts on the B2, including a 60Hz refresh rate – so this isn’t a TV that’s going to suit gamers wanting top performance.

Otherwise, it offers a full range of TV tech to make your visuals look great, with at 4K resolution, Dolby Vision IQ, Filmmaker mode and all the rest, but like the B2 OLED, it uses the α7 Gen5 AI.

It’s more affordable, but it’s also slightly less premium with a more simple stand. Just be sure that the difference between this and the B2 – or even the C2 for that matter – makes sense at the screen size you want.

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The best LG OLED TV for 8K

If 4K isn’t enough for you, the LG Z3 is the company’s flagship 8K set for 2023. It’s only available in big screen sizes, though, and comes with a big price tag to match.


  • Stunning 8K performance
  • Bright picture
  • Fantastic upscaling

  • Only massive screen sizes
  • Prohibitively expensive

  • Screen sizes: 77in, 88in
  • OLED, 7680 x 4320 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

Want to go big in every sense of the word? The LG Z3 packs an 8K resolution, a choice of 77- or 88-inch screen sizes and has a huge price tag to match. And that’s no exaggeration – prices start at $14,999 but ramp up quickly to $24,999 for the larger size.

This year, the Z3 gets LG’s evo panel technology, so it should pack extra brightness compared with last year’s Z2, and the α9 Gen 6 AI processor. However, it doesn’t have the MLA technology of the G3, so unless you really want the extra pixels, you may find the G3 a better buy, particularly for the cost. We’ll be sure to let you know our thoughts as soon as we’ve clapped eyes on it for ourselves.

The bottom line: What is the best LG OLED TV?

If you’re truly looking for LG’s best OLED TV the LG G3 cannot be beaten when it comes to picture performance. It’s the best LG OLED TV you can buy, but arguably the best OLED TV you can buy in 2023.



LG G3 OLED evo

Editor’s Choice

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The LG G3 doesn’t just take OLED technology to another level – it elevates it to a whole new universe. The extra brightness makes HDR look incredible, and finally sees OLED parking its tanks on LCD’s lawn when it comes to delivering the picture goods – even in bright rooms.

However, our best value pick has to be the LG C2. The LG C3 is still a great buy for someone who wants the company’s latest midranger, but the C2 comes very close to it in performance at a better price than ever.

How did we choose the best LG OLED TVs?

We’ve tested almost all of the TVs in this list, and been hands on with the others at various demos and trade shows, so we can tell you with confidence why we feel the TVs above are the best for the various circumstances. Largely, it comes down to budget. LG’s OLED TVs are among the best you can buy so fit the model to your budget and you’re unlikely to be disappointed.

Why buy an OLED TV?

For many, OLED is the display type of choice for high-end televisions. From early on in OLED’s story, it became obvious that OLED gave a lot more freedom in design. Because of how the panel works, TVs could be thinner than rivals and that’s what LG become known for.

That’s still evident in LG’s OLED TVs – they are really slim – and whether you’re wall mounting or using the stand, they look great.

But, above that, OLED has become synonymous with quality. Because each pixel emits its own light (rather than relying on an additional layer for illumination) they can be turned off individually, leading to deeper blacks and less bleed across the panel between high and low lights. This drives OLED’s reputation for being able to deliver deep, involving black levels and more accurate colours than some other technologies.

Of course, LG has kept up with the HDR race too, offering Dolby Vision on its TVs for a number of years, as well as HDR10, plus the majority of its screens support 4K/120Hz gaming with four HDMI 2.1 inputs to boot.

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