LG’s most premium 4K OLED TV for 2023 is the LG OLED65G3, which promises top-of-the-line OLED evo performance in a gallery-worthy package. Despite dropping the “Gallery Series” branding from the lineup, the set stands out as the company’s brightest-ever OLED TV, offering improvements over the LG G2 OLED TV (its predecessor).
The LG G3 OLED TV, which features the new Alpha 9 Gen 6 processor, could provide a full-fledged smart TV experience while also providing a 70% brighter overall picture than non-evo OLED TVs. WebOS 23 is also included in the latest “evo” experience, with a few improvements to content navigation as well as settings controls. Having said that, our lab tests and hours of watching will determine a large part of the LG G3 OLED TV’s ultimate success. Meanwhile, here are our first impressions from our hands-on LG G3 OLED TV demo at CES 2023.
Price and Release Date
There is no official price or release date for the LG G3 OLED TV yet, but based on past experience, these details should be announced in early spring. The LG G3 OLED TV, as well as the new LG C3 OLED TV and LG B3 OLED TV, should be available for purchase a few weeks later. Since this is the top-tier 4K OLED TV, expect the G3 to be one of the most expensive sets we’ll review this year. The 65-inch LG G2 OLED TV was originally priced at $2,999 before being discounted for OLED TV deals.
The LG OLED65G3 Tv isn’t a Gallery Series TV like its predecessor, but it does have a premium design that you won’t find on other LG OLED TVs. The TV is framed by a sleek metallic bezel, and the zero gap mount design allows it to hang as flush to the wall as we’ve ever seen. LG’s proprietary wall mount is included, as it was with previous versions of this TV. If you want to stand the TV up (rather than hang it on the wall), you’ll need to buy feet separately. Even so, this is a wall-mounted television.
The LG G3 OLED TV has four HDMI 2.1 inputs along with an ATSC 3.0 tuner for 4K over-the-air broadcasts in markets where NextGen TV is available.
The performance of the LG G3 OLED TV is powered by its Alpha 9 Gen 6 processor, which drives the TV’s image reproduction across all content. Although this TV promises high levels of brightness for an OLED TV, brightness as well as blooming control will be the main things we look at during testing. LG’s OLED TVs have a history of strong performance, but we’ll have to wait and see how the G3 compares and if it’s truly much brighter than other OLED TVs on the market.
We’ll test lag times in addition to colour accuracy and colour space reproduction. Similarly, LG’s OLED TVs are known for being some of the best gaming TVs, but we’ll have to wait and see how the G3 performs. Despite being equipped with cutting-edge gaming technology, the C series is our preferred LG OLED for gamers.
The LG OLED65G Tv runs WebOS 23, which has a slightly redesigned home screen that requires less scrolling down to access your favourite streaming services. There are also new ‘quick cards’ that assist you in finding content other than TV shows, such as gaming, home office, and smart home options. There’s even a dynamic sports card that displays real-time results from your favourite teams.
The new quick settings menu stood out the most in our hands-on session of all the new smart features. This menu allows you to specify which settings you want to have quick access to without completely interrupting what you’re watching on screen. For example, if you’re concerned about burn-in, you won’t have to click 7 times to access the important OLED care settings.
This menu also makes it simple to change your picture mode, and the personalised picture wizard is one of the new picture mode options in WebOS 23. With a “pick this or that” setup, you can discover your preferences for picture settings. The TV’s AI will analyse your selections to confirm your ideal picture.
Though there was little room for improvement over the LG G2 OLED TV, the LG G3’s promise of increased brightness combined with ostensibly useful WebOS upgrades has the makings of one of the year’s best TVs. Of course, before we can draw any conclusions, we’ll need to conduct a thorough LG G3 OLED TV review in our lab. Keep an eye out for updates on pricing and release dates as they become available. If you’re looking to buy a new OLED TV right now, you can find the LG G2 and LG C2 on sale.
The G3 has the same audio system as the G2 – a 60-watt, 4.2-channel setup that’s about as good as it gets for a TV that doesn’t have the words Bowers & Wilkins or Technics on it. However, the Alpha 9 Gen 6 processor also brings some AI Sound Pro smarts to the table. The WOW Orchestra feature is a slightly frantic way of describing the G3’s ability to pair with compatible LG soundbars to deliver a bigger, more detailed, and more dynamic presentation than the TV (or the soundbar) can do on its own.
It always depends on requirement and is also determined by price, followed by performance in comparison to similarly priced alternatives from other brands. That includes picture quality, sound quality, gaming performance, ergonomics, and everything else. But, let’s be honest: the LG G3 appears to have a good chance of making a big impression.