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Should You Buy an LG TV?

Matthew
Updated 16 June 2020
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should you buy an LG TV?

LG is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors, washing machines and optical disc drives.

If you are thinking about buying an LG TV then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of TV brands is compiled by analysing over 160,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,300 TVs.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $150 for the 24LF452B which has a display diagonal of 24", a thickness of 53mm and is a full hd TV and go up to $10,000 for the 86UH9500 which has a display diagonal of 86", a thickness of 67mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new LG TV is $1,751.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs.

Is LG the Best TV Brand?

So are LG TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.

LG is ranked the No. 1 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the actually best TV brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
70,865 reviews
#2
South Korea
95%
95%
178,880 reviews
#3
United States
87%
87%
6,627 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
3,430 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
84%
84%
3 reviews
#6
Japan
76%
76%
2,136 reviews
#7
74%
74%
3,279 reviews
#8
China
69%
69%
2,353 reviews
#9
Curtis
Canada
68%
68%
1,114 reviews
#10
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#11
Netherlands
65%
65%
7,602 reviews
#12
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,744 reviews
#13
Japan
64%
64%
649 reviews
#14
TCL
64%
64%
1,255 reviews
#15
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#16
PROSCAN
56%
56%
0 reviews

Let's look at how LG TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All TV Brands
LG TVs

There's a wide selection of LG TVs available compared to other TV brands, with over 80 LG TVs currently on the market in the US. LG also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a LG TV being 88%.

The average review score for a LG TV is 88%.

LG have a number of great features including OLED technology, LG ThinQ AI and Ultra Surround which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of LG TV is $29 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.

However LG TVs tend to be more expensive than most other TV brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$897
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $5,499
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$1,751
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $11,999
Price Distribution of LG TVs

What Do the LG TV Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every LG TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for LG and then compared this to the other TV brands.

LG logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1,365
4 stars
1,387
3 stars
333
2 stars
57
1 star
0
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
48,917
4 stars
12,505
3 stars
2,058
2 stars
921
1 star
1,712
LG has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its TVs than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for LG TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of LG TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, well designed and has useful technical features. Their TVs have also won 580+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to LG TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
CNET.com logo
77%
221 reviews
77%
169 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
84%
47 reviews
81%
180 reviews
80%
99 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
168 reviews
80%
100 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
135 reviews
79%
72 reviews
80%
32 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
100 reviews
80%
72 reviews
83%
34 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
105 reviews
67%
68 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
129 reviews
80%
37 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
56 reviews
90%
58 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
95 reviews
63%
59 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
41 reviews
87%
68 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
reviewed.com logo
76%
92 reviews
71%
45 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
61 reviews
81%
54 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
89%
68 reviews
82%
33 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
61 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
39 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
parentesis.com logo
75%
57 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
68%
57 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
88%
40 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
60 reviews
76%
24 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,433 reviews
76%
1,071 reviews
76%
370 reviews
78%
300 reviews
68%
100 reviews
Average
82%
3,140 reviews
79%
2,336 reviews
74%
811 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 589 industry awards for LG TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by LG to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

LG has won 589 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
avforums.com logo
124
27
17
6
7
Techradar logo
68
50
26
2
12
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
28
53
42
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
81
23
15
4
11
reviewed.com logo
66
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
39
13
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
18
9
2
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
27
18
2
4
areadvd.de logo
17
16
10
6
1
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
CNET.com logo
25
21
3
01net.com logo
13
21
5
2
6
homecinemachoice.com logo
24
8
10
4
soundandvision.com logo
19
10
3
3
prohardver.hu logo
7
17
5
3
1
hardware.info logo
20
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
3
1
Which? logo
8
11
4
Other Expert Sites
230
183
48
51
5
Total
964
589
215
131
64

How Reliable Are LG TVs?

We checked over 160,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG TVs. over 1,300 of these reviews mention reliability of which 87% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

87% of reviewers think LG TVs are reliable.

So, most people think that LG TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for LG TVs that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Still waiting for replacement for damaged tv " NOT HAPPY
amazon.co.uk
There is a robust Smart TV platform
televisioninfo.com
There is a robust smart TV platform
reviewed.com
Beautifully engineered
Pocket Lint
built in Wi-Fi
gadgetshow.channel5.com
Throw impressive build quality into the mix
techadvisor.co.uk
The LG UF6800 is a 4K ULTRA HD TV with a sophisticated 4K up-scaler built in
4k.com
it’s a shame there are no HD tuners built in
theregister.co.uk
Do buy the LG E7 if you like fancy design along with slightly better sound quality built in
Digitaltrends.com
whilst the build quality is excellent for a TV at th
avforums.com
what if you could buy a new TV that has an upgraded sound system built in
whathifi.com

NOT RELIABLE

we'd be slightly worried if the images on display didn't look up to scratch
whathifi.com
the $2,499 OLED55B6 lacks the build quality
Techradar
Taking it out of the box its FRAGILE
Bestbuy.com
Poor Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
so clearly LG have some reliability problems
Amazon
TV arrived completely broken with the screen smashed
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On LG TVs

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of LG TVs that set them apart from the competition. These include OLED technology, LG ThinQ AI and Ultra Surround.

LG OLED Technology

OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle.

LG TVs that feature OLED technology include the LG OLED77C9PUB ($3,799), the LG SIGNATURE OLED65E8PUA ($2,000) and the LG OLED65C9PUA ($2,300).

LG ThinQ AI

LG TVs that feature LG ThinQ AI include the LG 65SM8600PUA ($976), the LG NanoCell 55SM8600 ($748) and the LG 49SM8600 ($630).

LG Ultra Surround

LG TVs that feature Ultra Surround include the LG 65SM8600PUA ($976), the LG NanoCell 55SM8600 ($748) and the LG 49SM8600 ($630).

LG True Color Accuracy

LG TVs that feature true color accuracy include the LG 65SM8600PUA ($976), the LG NanoCell 55SM8600 ($748) and the LG 49SM8600 ($630).

What is the Best High End LG TV?

LG OLED77C9PUB

$3,799.00
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LG OLED77C9PUB
Buy Now
LG OLED77C9PUB
77"
46.9mm
THICK
$193
OVER 5 YEARS
A

If you're looking for a high end LG TV then the LG OLED77C9PUB takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 87, but is a bit more expensive at $3,799.

Features We Love:
OLED technology
Large display diagonal (77")
Features OLED technology
Thinner than average (46.9mm)
Supports timeshift

An OLED and award winning 4K 46.9mm thick TV, with very low running costs and display diagonal. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, has a game mode and features voice control. Our review analysis indicates that this TV has brilliant picture quality and colour saturation but it's expensive.

98
Reviews
1,095 Reviews + 1 Award
88
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
76
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Running Costs
$190 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG OLED77C9PUB has outstanding expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this television to others.

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The LG OLED77C9PUB is 1,228mm wide, 706mm tall, 46.9mm thick and weighs 18.9kg.

LG OLED77C9PUB front view

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