LG G3 OLED TV review: supreme picture quality outshines confusing OS

Smart adjusting picture settings mean everything looks its best – apart from the menu and controls.

A 55-inch LG G3 OLED TV
(Image: © Future)

Our Verdict

The LG G3 OLED TV offers a truly brilliant 4K HDR picture that adjusts itself based on what you're watching, has good native speakers and the option to display artwork on it when it's not in active use adds a touch of refinement and class to a product that's already squarely in premium territory, where the already-massive 55-inch option we tested feels even bigger than it is. But the infuriating and confusing remote, menu and OS stop it short of getting a full house from us.

For

  • Fantastic picture quality
  • Great auto adjustment options
  • Art frame is a classy touch

Against

  • Wand-like remote controls infuriate
  • The menu and OS is confusing
  • Swimmingly expensive

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The LG G3 OLED TV is one of respected screenmaker LG's flagship products, a 4K HDR television with an OLED panel, and stacked with software and hardware innovations. We reviewed the LG C2 last year, and as the G3 is supposed to be even better, we decided to borrow one for a few weeks to try it out.

Already ranked at the top of our list of the best TVs for PS5 based on our initial impressions and other expert reviews, we decided to test it properly ourselves, and after three weeks of putting the LG G3 through its paces, we can definitely see the appeal of that gorgeous OLED panel and its Micro Lens Array tech (which makes it 70% brighter than entry-level OLEDs). 

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Screen sizes:55, 65, 75 and 83 inches
Panel:4K Ultra HD OLED
Operating system:webOS 23
Connectivity:4x HDMI 2.1, 3 x USB, eARC, Optical out, LAN, SPDIF, HDMI CEC, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
The Verdict
4.4

out of 10

LG G3 OLED

The LG G3 OLED TV offers a truly brilliant 4K HDR picture that adjusts itself based on what you're watching, has good native speakers and the option to display artwork on it when it's not in active use adds a touch of refinement and class to a product that's already squarely in premium territory, where the already-massive 55-inch option we tested feels even bigger than it is. But the infuriating and confusing remote, menu and OS stop it short of getting a full house from us.

Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.