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Should You Buy an LG TV?

Matthew
Updated 27 August 2021
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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, soundbars and washing machines.

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 240,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,600 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 $1,993.

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%
152,703 reviews
#2
South Korea
93%
93%
307,644 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
4,569 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
6,619 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
82%
82%
2 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
1,966 reviews
#7
Japan
76%
76%
9,044 reviews
#8
Curtis
Canada
71%
71%
254 reviews
#9
China
69%
69%
5,578 reviews
#10
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#11
68%
68%
3,346 reviews
#12
Viewsonic
Taiwan
66%
66%
9 reviews
#13
PROSCAN
66%
66%
66 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,734 reviews
#15
TCL
64%
64%
1,866 reviews
#16
China
64%
64%
2 reviews
#17
RCA
63%
63%
155 reviews
#18
Neovo
Taiwan
58%
58%
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 50 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 89%.

The average review score for a LG TV is 89%.

LG have a number of great features including OLED technology and LG ThinQ AI 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
$818
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $10,499
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$1,993
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,999
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
1,926
4 stars
1,899
3 stars
416
2 stars
80
1 star
2
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
107,960
4 stars
26,440
3 stars
4,956
2 stars
2,159
1 star
4,421
LG has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 92% of user reviews for LG TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of LG TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, carefully designed and a good size. Their TVs have also won 690+ 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%
249 reviews
77%
157 reviews
75%
30 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
87%
34 reviews
82%
210 reviews
80%
109 reviews
76%
38 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
185 reviews
82%
114 reviews
83%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
69%
24 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
84%
149 reviews
80%
83 reviews
82%
42 reviews
84%
11 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
116 reviews
81%
79 reviews
84%
41 reviews
87%
9 reviews
66%
16 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
71%
109 reviews
68%
76 reviews
78%
22 reviews
89%
13 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
81%
133 reviews
81%
40 reviews
78%
23 reviews
86%
5 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
101 reviews
62%
59 reviews
75%
11 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
5 reviews
Chip.de logo
88%
59 reviews
90%
62 reviews
89%
36 reviews
91%
12 reviews
83%
11 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
38 reviews
86%
81 reviews
83%
38 reviews
86%
10 reviews
90%
6 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
66 reviews
83%
65 reviews
68%
23 reviews
67%
6 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
72 reviews
81%
43 reviews
88%
24 reviews
87%
3 reviews
74%
7 reviews
reviewed.com logo
76%
90 reviews
72%
45 reviews
39%
1 review
62%
8 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
68 reviews
72%
45 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
86 reviews
87%
36 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
computerbild.de logo
79%
51 reviews
81%
43 reviews
81%
26 reviews
80%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
71%
60 reviews
77%
45 reviews
70%
7 reviews
61%
9 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
85%
51 reviews
84%
34 reviews
91%
20 reviews
88%
6 reviews
85%
4 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
78%
57 reviews
78%
40 reviews
81%
10 reviews
83%
6 reviews
70%
1 review
4k.com logo
83%
68 reviews
83%
38 reviews
79%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
78%
1,618 reviews
77%
1,273 reviews
75%
467 reviews
79%
309 reviews
69%
106 reviews
Average
81%
3,460 reviews
79%
2,668 reviews
78%
932 reviews
82%
503 reviews
71%
283 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 694 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 694 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
avforums.com logo
128
30
17
5
7
Techradar logo
78
55
22
3
12
Trusted Reviews logo
94
34
26
4
11
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
107
32
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
17
52
41
15
3
reviewed.com logo
59
24
2
whathifi.com logo
47
12
11
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
33
14
16
5
Expert Reviews logo
39
13
10
2
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
19
13
3
2
audiovision.de logo
12
30
12
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
35
16
2
4
prohardver.hu logo
11
33
6
4
areadvd.de logo
18
18
10
6
1
CNET.com logo
31
19
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
13
19
10
8
01net.com logo
13
19
5
2
6
hardware.info logo
22
16
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
20
12
3
3
EISA.eu logo
11
16
9
1
Other Expert Sites
278
211
96
53
4
Total
1,091
694
315
138
62

How Reliable Are LG TVs?

We checked over 240,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG TVs. over 2,700 of these reviews mention reliability of which 84% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

84% 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

There is a robust Smart TV platform
televisioninfo.com
There is a robust smart TV platform
reviewed.com
built in Wi-Fi
gadgetshow.channel5.com
a decent level of build quality
avforums.com
Beautifully engineered
Pocket Lint
The LG UF6800 is a 4K ULTRA HD TV with a sophisticated 4K up-scaler built in
4k.com
it's well built for a mid-range edge-lit LED
gizmodo.com.au
what if you could buy a new TV that has an upgraded sound system built in
whathifi.com
Do buy the LG E7 if you like fancy design along with slightly better sound quality built in
Digitaltrends.com
Throw impressive build quality into the mix
techadvisor.co.uk
it’s a shame there are no HD tuners built in
theregister.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Anyone reading the AV press recently could be forgiven for thinking that a format war has broken out over 3D TV
avforums.com
broken up by an unusual dip in the lower-right edge where the power-on light glows blue or red
Mac World
the $2,499 OLED55B6 lacks the build quality
Techradar
their sometimes lacking build quality I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely this thing is put together
Amazon
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
they are not built with enough memory to support the features they offer
Argos.co.uk
agree with a couple of the other reviewers who lamented the inadequate build quality of the stand legs provided with this model (“cheap plastic” comes to mind
Bestbuy.com
Only downside is the in built guide option takes a long while to load
ao.com

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 and LG ThinQ AI.

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 OLED65E9PUA ($2,797), the LG OLED77C9PUB ($2,999) and the LG OLED55B9PUA ($1,000).

LG ThinQ AI

LG TVs that feature LG ThinQ AI include the LG OLED55B9PUA ($1,000) and the LG OLED55B8PUA ($1,299).

What is the Best Mid-Range LG TV?

LG OLED55C9PUA

$1,996.99
eBay
LG OLED55C9PUA
Buy Now
LG OLED55C9PUA
55"
46.9mm
THICK
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
$126
OVER 5 YEARS
A

A great mid range choice, priced at $1,996.99 is the LG OLED55C9PUA, which has a Kagoo Score of 79.

Features We Love:
OLED technology
Large display diagonal (55")
Features OLED technology
Thinner than average (46.9mm)
Supports timeshift

A multi award winning and fully featured 4K 55" TV, with very low running costs and OLED technology. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, has a game mode and features voice control. Our review analysis indicates that it has superb picture quality and sound quality, and it's very good-looking.

96
Reviews
1,676 Reviews + 25 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
81
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that LG OLED55C9PUA has exceptional expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

Trusted Reviews Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews Recommended
Techradar Best in Class
Pocket Lint Recommended
T3.com Platinum Award
lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 6 Star
audiovision.de Highlight Award
profesionalreview.com Platinum
ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended
M3.idg.se Recommended
rtvmaniak.pl 5-Star
homecinemamagazine.nl Award
hardware.info Ulitmate
pricerunner.dk Premium Choice
flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation
altomdata.dk Recommended
Les Numeriques.com 5 Star
whathifi.com 5 Star
flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended
homecinemachoice.com Best Buy
techgoondu.com Approved
Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
pocnetwork.net Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended
Test: LG C9 OLED TV za 2019. godinu - OLED55C9PLA
Test: LG C9 OLED TV za 2019. godinu - OLED55C9PLA
LG OLED65C9PLA - Review (Consumentenbond)
LG OLED65C9PLA - Review (Consumentenbond)

The LG OLED55C9PUA is 1,228mm wide, 706mm tall, 46.9mm thick and weighs 18.9kg.

LG OLED55C9PUA front view
LG OLED55C9PUA top view

The cheapest price that we could find for the OLED55C9PUA in the US is $1,996.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the LG OLED77C9PUB (77") for $1,002.01 more.

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