LG G3 confirmed with WOLED, One Wall Design and webOS 23
LG has announced its lineup of OLED TVs for 2023, and there are several reasons why the G3 should be on your wish list.
Last year’s C2 was a surprise TV that brought almost everything from the LG G2, but for less. However, it was the G3 that took the leap in terms of updates this year.
The main feature is the new WOLED panel, which makes it up to 70% brighter than a typical OLED TV. W is for white, meaning an extra white pixel in addition to red, green, and blue. 70% compared to the LG B3 over the G3’s predecessor, although it’s still 30% lighter than the G2.
Additionally, the C3 is only 20% brighter than the B3, which makes a big difference if you choose the G3, especially if you’re watching a lot of HDR content.
This upgrade is thanks to LG’s display and its 3rd generation Micro Lens Array (MLA) technology with a new structure to “significantly increase illumination”. LG also claims to improve viewing angles by 30%.
WOLED technology has another advantage over other types of OLED, namely the QD-OLED found in the Samsung S95B, which LG claims is less susceptible to screen burn-in. So you can say goodbye to the faint Netflix logo in the corner for good.
However, there is a caveat. Not all G3 sizes will have this new ultra-bright WOLED panel. It’s available in 55-, 65-, and 77-inch models, but not the 83-inch model, which is 30% brighter than regular OLED. Again, everything is sold as OLED evo.
However, this is great news for many buyers, especially in the UK where 83 inches is too big. The C3 has the same problem as its predecessor, where the 42-inch and 48-inch sizes don’t get the bright OLED evo panel.
You’ll find that all of this technology is rounded off with Brightness Booster Max (Brightness Booster only on the C3) and Super Reflective Coating, another reason to go for the G3 this year as it improves clarity and contrast. LG says it’s 25% less reflective than the LG C2.
This year, the G3 has a new look that LG calls One Wall Design (formerly known as Gallery Design). The TV is still designed with wall mounting in mind and there is no longer any ‘gap’ between the TV and the wall and the extra part of the bracket neatly suspends the new SC9 soundbar below.
Whichever 4K OLED TV you choose to buy, you’ll get the latest alpha9 AI 4K Gen6 processor powering everything, including webOS 23. It comes with a simplified interface that loads faster and has maps for you. Content can be grouped like an app. folders on your phone.
There are new features like an improved quick settings menu and an AI Image Wizard that helps you tweak your image to your liking, if that means nothing like sharpness and gamma. Other new features include AI Super Upscaling, HDR Expression Mapper, and Adaptive Sound Control.
Those wanting 8K OLED should look to the LG Z3 in the company’s 2023 lineup, while the B3 and A3 remain entry-level options. And don’t forget there’s the LG M3 coming as a wireless option later this year. It can send all inputs from the wireless box, so it only needs electricity.
As usual, LG has not confirmed pricing or release information for its 2023 TV lineup. If you’re looking to buy a new TV right now, you’ll find deals in our collection of the best TVs.
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