Samsung and LG are two of the top brands when it comes to big screen TVs. Both have thousands of satisfied customers. But what we want to know today is: who makes the better TV? We’ll look at a few different factors in this Samsung Tv vs. Lg TV faceoff, and then let you decide for us who’s best. The electronics competitions can go on and on.
What We’ll Compare:
- Available models and features
- Customer Satisfaction
Samsung’s Models and Features
When it comes to top of the line televisions, Samsung currently has four main categories that their products fall under. These are their QLED TV, the Lifestyle TV, the Premium Ultra HD, and the Ultra HD televisions. Each of these are slightly different, so we’ll need to look at each a bit more closely to give Samsung a fair hearing.
The QLED TV has at least four different varieties, all measuring 65 inches, but other sizes are available depending on the precise model that you want. All have 4K resolution, and you can opt whether you wish to have the curved screen or the flat screen. Compared to other televisions, this model has perfect color thanks to he QLED technology that determines the brightness. The standard competing model has, on average, brightness of only 84 percent while the QLED stands at 100 percent. This helps dark colors to pop off the screen, even in a dark room.
The Lifestyle models are designed to look more like a piece of artwork than they are your traditional television screen. These TVs all have 4K UHD and come in a variety of sizes ranging from 40 to 65 inches.
The Premium UHD TVs all come with 4K resolution and come in different sizes ranging from 49 inches to 82 inches. There are a few different styles, allowing you to pick either the flat panel or the curved screen. These are a step up from the UHD TVs. Again, these televisions all come with 4K UHD resolution and they come in a variety of sizes. You can find them from 40 up to 65 inches. The main difference is these are smaller overall and come with less addon features which makes them a high quality TV, but at a slightly lower price than the others that Samsung offers.
If you are looking for a smaller screen Samsung TV (less than 25 inches), it is possible to find these TVs for less than $200. This makes Samsung accessible to almost everyone. The larger screen televisions (55 inches and up) start at about $800 and go up to $20,000 for the 88 inch QLED. Depending on what you are looking for, you can find a Samsung TV that will fit any budget, large or small. This has given the Samsung range a large customer base because of the diverse products that they carry.
A quick online search shows that Samsung products are well-liked. Most of their TVs have received 4 or more stars out of 5. A handful, such as the 40 inch LED TV have slightly lower reviews. However, the general consensus is that Samsung TVs are 4.2 out of 5 stars, on average. The most common complaint regarding Samsung TVs is that some of their models do not have HDMI ports, but rather use a One Connect port. This is not ideal for everyone, but being aware of it beforehand might help.
LG’s Models and Features
LG’s line of televisions can be broken down into three main categories. These include the Signature OLED, the OLED, and the Super Ultra High Definition models. These have some subtle differences between them, so let’s take a look at each type separately.
The Signature OLED TV is LG’s top of the line product. These TVs all have 4K Ultra High Def resolution. They come in a variety of sizes, but 65 inches is the most commonly used. You can find bigger sizes if you want. The TVs have HDMI and USB ports. The big feature is the Perfect Black, which allows viewers to experience vivid dark colors on the screen even in a pitch black room. These Smart TVs can connect to an ethernet cable if you wish, or you can use Wi-Fi.
The OLED is a step below the Signature series. They are very similar when it comes to specs, including the 4K UHD resolution and Perfect Black. The main difference is that this type of television doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that the Signature model has. Thanks to this, the OLED series is a lot cheaper. The downside is that the largest this screen comes in is 65 inches, while that is the smallest size that the Signature series comes in. You can also purchase this as a 55 inch screen. OLEDs can come as either flat screens or curved panels, depending on what you’re looking for.
The Super UHD series of LG TVs has LED backlighting, which is a step down from their OLED lighting. However, many of the same features that come with the higher models are still present with these TVs. Their big screen models range from 65 to 86 inches, and they all have 4K HD resolution.
The 77 inch version of LG’s top Signature model has a suggested retail price of $15,000. This is extremely expensive and out of range for most consumers. To put it in comparison, the 55 inch model of their least expensive OLED TV has a suggested price of $2,000. This brings it back down to earth and puts it in the range that most people in the market for a top rated TV can afford. Lower end LG TVs start at about $500 for screens 48 inches and up. If you are looking for something that is 25 inches or smaller, it is possible to spend less than $200, depending on what you are looking for.
LG TVs receive pretty good online reviews. They weigh in with an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars. Some of their older products have lower reviews, but in recent years it appears that the quality of LG’s televisions have been met with better customer satisfaction. One of the more common gripes about LG’s TVs is that the black levels are not as impressive in the lower end models as they are in the more expensive ones. This is reflected in their ratings—the more expensive the LG TV is, the better its ratings tend to be.
Are you a Samsung or an LG fan? Which brand makes the better TV? This look at Samsung TV’s vs. LG TV’s should have given you some good information in your decision. Be sure to let us know!