The LG G3 OLED TV is here, bringing another dose of brightness-enhancing excellence to the OLED TV market.
We got our first look at the new G Series OLED on showroom floor at CES 2023, along with the rest of LG’s 2023 OLED lineup, which includes the LG C3, LG B3, LG Z3, and the new M3 Wireless.
The G Series model is known as the brightest of LG’s 4K OLED range, and this year is no different. New lighting control engineering hardware combined with LG’s existing Brightness Booster Max technology is claimed to make it brighter than last year’s Evo OLED panels, with up to 70% more brightness over the LG B3’s primary OLED screen, meaning the G3 will likely Have the best home theater screen in LG’s new range.
If you want complete information about the LG G3 OLED, including possible price, expected release date, and all the features on this premium display, you’re in the right place.
LG G3 OLED: price and release date
The LG G3 OLED will likely come in the same sizes as last year’s LG G2, from a standard 55-inch to a whopping 83-inch. There’s no talk of a replacement for the 97-inch G2, though last year’s model is still available if you need a larger screen.
We expect the LG G3 to be released around March/April and it will cost roughly the same as the G2 launch prices, which we have listed below:
- 55in: $2,199 / £2,399 (about AU$3,200)
- 65in: $3,199 / £3,299 (about AU$4,700)
- 77in: $4,199 / £4,499 (about AU$6,100)
- 83in: $6,499 / £6,499 (about AU$9,300)
LG G3: Design and Features – What’s New?
The LG G3 OLED has all the premium features you’d expect from an LG OLED and then some.
This TV is made to be wall mounted, to start; While LG ditched the “Gallery Series” naming convention from last year’s model, this display is still designed to be displayed proudly, like a painting in the Louvre.
The G3 features an impressively slim bezel and “zero gap” design that helps the TV stand up against the wall when wall-mounted (it comes with a special wall bracket). The screen housing is made of lightweight composite fibers to reduce its weight over previous years. The G3 doesn’t ship with a dedicated TV stand, though LG sells feet or a floor stand if you want your TV to stand on its own.
The G3’s main talking point is its brightness. LG traditionally rolls out new lighting-improving technology in its more expensive G Series models before introducing those features to the lesser models, and this year it’s no different.
While the LG C3 uses OLED Evo technology, only the G3 uses LG’s Brightness Booster Max technology, which LG says “includes a new light control architecture and light boost algorithms to increase brightness by up to 70 percent. Brightness and control mapping on a pixel-by-pixel basis, resulting in sharper, more realistic images.”
That number is compared to 70% with traditional OLED as used in the LG B3 — screens that LG has been putting in its flagship TVs for about 3 years — so it’s not quite as radical as it sounds. But given OLED’s notoriously limited brightness, any ground gained on that front is welcome.
The G3 uses a new sixth-generation Alpha a9 AI processor, which should perform pretty much the same as previous models, with some upgrades to LG’s AI Picture Pro and AI Sound Pro modes, which adjust audio and video output depending on the content you want. Rewatch. The former provides “enhanced bass” and object detection, while the latter mimics “virtual 9.1.2 surround sound” on the TV’s 3.1.2 channel speakers.
You’ll get four HDMI 2.1 ports, with one port supporting eARC for hands-on two-way communication with a connected speaker. There’s also the usual 10ms input lag, custom game modes, VRR support, and premium Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos modes for true cinema fans — along with an upgraded webOS platform geared around custom user profiles, and a fast media switching feature that It jumps more smoothly between content sources.
The G3 and Z3 models come with a built-in ATSC 3.0 tuner to meet the latest signaling standards in US TV broadcasts – and you won’t find this in the cheaper C3/B3 models.
LG G3 OLED: What we think of it so far
Like its predecessors before, the LG G3 OLED is the smart buy for movie buffs who want market-leading picture quality. The G3’s OLED panel uses the latest brightness-boosting technology for stunningly bright highlights and vivid color reproduction, and is specifically designed for a flush, wall-mounted application.
The LG G3 OLED isn’t a significant upgrade from the TVs that came before it, but even a small advance is a good thing. LG’s OLED range is already an exceptional fleet of TVs, with very good picture quality, plenty of high-tech specs, and features for sycophant gamers, movie buffs, and casual viewers alike. Even with LG’s experiments with wireless displays and crystal clear TVs, it’s clear most shoppers are after a TV that does the main job exceptionally well—and the G3 fits the design brief, with a dose of luxury design. We fully expect it to be one of the best TVs on the planet this year.