We need to mention LG G3 and G2 as our options if we are looking for 4K OLED TV in 2023. LG G3 is the series introduced as the successor of LG G2. LG G3 comes as part of LG’s 2023 TV lineup while LG G2 was released as part of LG’s 2022 TV lineup. LG G3 is currently offered with 3 screen size options: 83-Inch (OLED83G3PUA), 77-Inch (OLED77G3PUA) and 65-Inch (OLED65G3PUA) while there are 5 screen size options for LG G2: 97-Inch (OLED97G2PUA), 83-Inch (OLED83G2PUA), 77-Inch (OLED77G2PUA), 65-Inch (OLED65G2PUA), 55-Inch (OLED55G2PUA). As the successor of LG G2, why is LG G3 a better choice? This article will talk about comparison between LG G3 and G2 to find out why LG G3 is a better choice.
Specs & Features Table of LG G3 and G2
We need to look at the specs and features of LG G3 and G2 before we can talk more about their comparison. The key specs and features of LG G3 and G2 can be found in the specs & features table below.
|LG G3||LG G2|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Display Technology||OLED evo||OLED evo|
|TV Design||Gallery Design||Gallery Design|
|Upscaling Technology||AI Super Upscaling 4K||AI 4K Upscaling|
|Dimming Technology||Pixel Level Dimming||Pixel Level Dimming|
|Contrast Technology||Brightness Booster Max||No|
|AI Picture||AI Picture Pro||AI Picture Pro|
|Picture Processor||α9 AI Processor Gen6||α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K|
|Smart TV Platform||WebOS 23||WebOS 22|
|Built-in Wifi||Wi-Fi 6E||Wi-Fi 6|
|Remote Control||Magic Remote w/ NFC||Magic Remote w/ NFC|
|TV Tuner||ATSC 3.0, Clear QAM||ATSC 3.0, Clear QAM|
How is LG G3 Compared to LG G2?
From the table of specs and features above, let’s talk about comparison between LG G3 and LG G2.
Both LG G3 and G2 come with OLED evo panel. OLED evo panel is able to deliver perfect black and infinite contrast since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously. Additionally, LG G3 is completed with Brightness Booster Max that we can’t find in LG G2. Brightness Booster Max is able to deliver higher peak brightness to bring better contrast range between the brightest and darkest part of the TV screen. OLED evo panel of LG G3 and G2 also allows us to enjoy Wide Color Gamut with 100% color volume to bring rich and accurate color details on its screen.
4K UHD resolution of LG G3 and G2 are completed with upscaling technology. LG G3 is completed with AI Super Upscaling 4K while LG G2 is completed with AI 4K Upscaling. Although they are slightly different, both AI Super Upscaling 4K and AI 4K Upscaling can upscale non 4K contents into near 4K picture quality with AI technology. Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG are already supported by LG G3 and G2 so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources.
Both LG G3 and G2 are powered by α9 processor but they are different in version. LG G3 is powered by α9 AI Processor Gen6 while LG G2 is powered by α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K. As the new version of α9 picture processor, α9 AI Processor Gen6 is able to deliver better optimization for the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of LG G3. Additionally, AI Picture Pro is also integrated with LG G3 and G2 to enhance the picture quality delivered on the screen of those two TVs.
Motion and Gaming Technology
Both LG G3 and G2 already come with 120Hz native refresh rate. 120Hz native refresh rate is able to bring fluid motion images for our favorite action movies and sports while also can bring non-lagging gaming experience when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor. LG G3 and G2 also support FreeSync, G-Sync, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and HGiG to bring more immersive gaming experience when we use them as our gaming monitor.
Operating System and Remote Control
WebOS is the operating system integrated with LG G3 and G2 although they are different in version. LG G3 comes with webOS 23 and LG G2 comes with webOS 22. As the new version, webOS 23 comes with improvements from webOS 22 to make it more user-friendly and powerful. WebOS can deliver wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allowing us to run additional smart apps on the TV screen. LG G3 and G2 already come with more advanced built-in Wifi (LG G3: Wi-Fi 6E, LG G2: Wi-Fi 6) that enables faster internet connection for those two TVs.
We can also find Magic Remote with NFC included with both LG G3 and G2. It allows us to control those two TVs conveniently with its smart functions (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice) as well easy smartphone connection with NFC. We can also use Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit/Air Play to control LG G3 and G2 as they are already supported.
LG G3 and G2 come with similar 4.2Ch speaker systems. It’s completed with AI Sound Pro to bring more realistic sound experience. Both LG G3 and G2 also support Dolby Atmos. With 4.2Ch speaker system with AI Sound Pro, we can enjoy rich and astonishing sound experience. Both LG G3 and G2 also support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) that can help us enjoy higher quality audio formats with additional AV system.
We can find LG G3 that comes as the successor series is normally offered at a higher price for a similar screen option than LG G2. Since TV prices often change from time to time, it’s recommended for us to check the price of LG G3 and G2 to find their latest price difference.
Why is LG G3 a Better Choice?
Based on our discussion about comparison between LG G3 and G2, we can find that there are few improvements in LG G3. The main improvement of LG G3 comes from the additional Brightness Booster Max that can bring better peak brightness on the screen of LG G3. We can also find minor improvements in the new version of processor (α9 AI Processor Gen6) and webOS (webOS 23). The new version of processor brings better picture optimization while the new version of webOS brings better user experience. So, basically LG G3 is a better choice than LG G2 but it’s indeed normally offered at a higher price.
|LG G3 Prices|
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LG G2 is the predecessor series of LG G3. It also comes with gallery design while all other specs and features are mostly similar except that it doesn’t come with Brightness Booster Max and uses the older version of processor and WebOS. So, if you don’t mind with the absence of Brightness Booster Max and use the older version of picture processor and WebOS, then LG G2 is a good choice for you when your budget is more limited.
|LG G2 Prices|
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