LG’s OLED range is class leading and comes with 10 years of experience with LG being the brand with the longest history in the OLED TV marketplace. In 2023 their standout home TV has to be their “G Series” G3 which we’ve unboxed here in the EFTM Studio.

Usually, I’d look at a year on year TV review and think yeah, it’s better, but you’d struggle to notice, but it does seem LG has packed in a bunch of new tech into this OLED G3 which makes this a real standout in the market.

Key to that is brightness. One thing many of the harshest critics have said – rightly – about OLED in the past has been how it cannot match LED (or Mini LED for that matter) in brightness.

Thanks to a new micro lens technology, LG has now achieved brightness levels you can notice.

I looked at the same content with the same default picture settings on this year’s G3 and a two year old C series OLED i use for gaming here at EFTM. Apples and Oranges.

Doesn’t make me hate the OLED i have, not at all, but it makes me see how well LG has done to keep pushing OLED forward.

Speaking of gaming, it’s hard to argue with the excellent gaming interface and support here, it ticks every box and is hard to match in terms of gaming picture and response time.

The desktop stand for this TV is huge – so big, it doesn’t fit in the normal TV box, it’s separate – thing that’s highly unusual is the inclusion of a wall mount bracket with the TV..

That decision tells you everything you need to know about this TV. It’s made to be on the wall. I felt like a fool looking at it on desk.

(An earlier version of this article stated you had to purchase the Desktop stand separately, that was the case with the pervious G2, however this model it’s included with purchase.)

If you look at the side profile of this TV you’ll notice it lacks that iconic LG super thin screen. Normally up the top you have a TV thickness of about a $2 coin. In this case its far thicker, but it’s a consistent thickness from top to bottom. Your Traditional OLED has a thin screen for half the TV and then a solid bulk down the bottom. LG has essentially spread all that computing and processing plus the ports for connections out all across the TV to give it a thinner overall profile, and allow it to sit more flush with a wall.

I will say it’s not as thin as say Samsung’s NEO QLED which has a separate box for all the connections and such, something LG did once with their Wallpaper TV and could do well to consider again for their Gallery series OLED G3.

Anti-Glare is another fantastic upgrade this year, but it hasn’t in my view affected the colour reproduction or viewing angles, but it has made a stark impact on those light reflections you get classically on an OLED screen.

LG, like Samsung has really started to push their streamed channels and new user interface which is more a Netflix like carousel and “marketing” screen for content than just a quick way to find apps. I’d still prefer the home button to bring up a lower bar on the screen with app switching, rather than ending the content I was on and taking over the screen.

Sound is ok, but seriously you’re spending this kind of money but not buying a soundbar. Come on. That’s crazy, so don’t complain about the default TV sound.

It’s really a matter of two things when considering the LG OLED G3 – where are you putting your TV? And how deep are your pockets?

If you don’t plan to wall-mount your TV, head for the LG C3 series – just what you need.

The 55 incher here is selling now for around $3,500 – while they go as big as 83 inches where you’ll need five figures in the bank to afford that one.

LG supplied the OLED G3 on a short term loan to EFTM for the purposes of this review, and they are a proud supporter of EFTM so we’re able to prioritise this review ahead of others, however that association in no way impacts our editorial views or opinions.  EFTM is proudly and strongly independent in our views an opinions of all brands and products.