Which TV is better to choose: Samsung or Lg


Today, TV manufacturers offer a wide range for every taste and budget of the consumer. Some of the most popular brands are Samsung and Lg. Which one is better to choose for registration in your home is not an easy question, because both have excellent characteristics in all respects. Everything will depend on the preferences of the future owner.

Samsung or LG

What criteria to look for

Which TV is better — Samsung or Lg? When buying a new TV, we often rely on the opinion of the sales assistant, which can be biased. In order to objectively compare the capabilities of devices, you should focus on factors such as:

  • image quality;
  • type of matrix used;
  • smart capabilities;
  • design;
  • sound quality;
  • ease of management.

Consider what these famous brands offer us.

Imaging technologies

Let’s start comparing Samsung and Lg TVs with the main thing — the picture on the screen. The quality of the image on the TV depends not only on the matrix used, but also on the technologies that are used in its construction. It is wrong to think that the device simply displays the available content on the screen. Previously, a number of actions are taken on it to improve the quality. To do this, any brand has a set of technologies.samsung curved tv

LG Image Enhancement

When choosing an LG TV, you can find a lot of obscure terms in its description. Let’s figure out what they mean.

  1. ColorRefiner is a technology that renders colors differently in different parts of the TV. Due to this, even at sharp angles, the picture is not inverted, and the colors continue to look natural.
  2. IntelligentEye — automatically adjusts brightness and contrast depending on the level of lighting in the room.
  3. MicroPixelControl is a technology for controlling individual pixel areas, thanks to which it is possible to achieve a better color transition between dark and light areas. Its essence is that in order to create black, some of the pixels in the right place are simply turned off.
  4. LEDPlus is a technology for dimming individual backlight areas on edge-lit TVs (EDGE), thanks to which it is possible to compensate for backlight.
  5. NanoCell is a new backlight technology. The bottom line is that between the layer of pixels and the LEDs there is an additional layer with an increased number of holes. Passing through it, the radiation from the LEDs is scattered more evenly and provides natural color reproduction without excessive brightness, contrast and saturation.LG Nano Cell 4K
  6. UHDResolutionUpscaler is a technology for software enhancement of the input signal. Used in UHDTV. The point is that even FHD content on such devices, the chipset is trying to «reach out» to 4K.
  7. XDEngine is a set of software tools that runs the Triple XD Engine processor installed in expensive TVs. This is an improvement of the picture in online mode by comparing frames with embedded scenes in the database.
  8. MCI is an indicator that evaluates how well a TV displays dynamic scenes. It is measured in Hz and is therefore often confused with the sweep frequency. But in fact, MCI uses a number of characteristics for calculation and is a more plausible indicator.

Technology to enhance Samsung’s picture

Samsung does not lag behind its main competitor and offers even more branded «buns».

  1. ClearMotionRate is a dynamic scene enhancement technology.
  2. EcoSencor is a sensor that adjusts the image quality based on the level of lighting in the room.
  3. HyperRealEngine is a set of software tools for online frame-by-frame content enhancement. The processor compares the frame with the scene database and adjusts the settings to get the closest to the «ideal» frame.
  4. MicroDimming is a technology for dimming certain areas of the screen by turning off the backlight of pixels.microdimming technology
  5. UltraClearPanel is a display technology that eliminates the effect of bright or artificial lighting. It consists in applying an additional film to the screen. In addition to eliminating glare and a pale picture, it improves the transmission of black.
  6. WideColorEnhancer — image processing in such a way that colors are transmitted as naturally as possible.
  7. AutoDepthEnhancer — giving a two-dimensional picture «depth», which makes the user «immerse» in what is happening. Applies to Curved TVs only.
  8. Precision Black — backlight control for better reproduction of transitions between colors. Used only in expensive TV companies.
  9. PurColor is a color enhancement technology. It is used in expensive TV of new generations.
  10. CleanView — software-based noise removal.
  11. UHDUpscaling — improving the incoming signal by increasing the resolution by software. Used in 4K TV to improve FHD signal.

In summary, it’s easy to see that both companies have a huge array of image enhancement technologies that are basically equivalent.

Advice! When choosing between Samsung and LG, you should simply compare two TVs on the same content and buy the one that you like the picture better.


The premium TVs of both companies differ from other series in the type of matrix. Samsung uses a proprietary development called QLED, LG uses OLED.QLED vs OLED

In essence, modern QLED TV — this is the same LED, but with the addition of another layer of light filters based on quantum dots. This allows you to get the best image quality in terms of color, contrast, brightness, dynamic range. The quality of the picture here is of the highest level, matrices start from 49 diagonal. At the same time, the cost of the technology is relatively affordable.

OLED matrix based on organic light emitting diodes. Under the influence of current, they themselves emit a glow — this means that the light does not scatter. Therefore, the brightness is higher here, and this results in advantages in color reproduction, contrast, and, more importantly, only OLED matrices are capable of transmitting true black. Such matrices are thinner, consume less energy, show a better response, which is important in games, but there are also disadvantages. Their service life is shorter, production is more expensive, so OLED screens start from 55 diagonal.LG OLED TV

The conclusion is as follows: according to the indicators, OLED is better, but in reality, the perception of each person is different. Therefore, the final choice should be made on the basis of a personal assessment of the image of both types of matrices.


Both companies have smart TVs in their arsenal. It is impractical to compare operating systems, since in fact they differ in interface, but are the same in terms of convenience and capabilities. However, in addition to the OS, Samsung and LG TVs have other useful options.


  • AllShare — a technology for creating a local network between different devices using DLNA;
  • Anynet+ allows you to combine different brand equipment into a single network;
  • Multi-View — two users can watch different content on the same TV in two windows;
  • SmartView — simultaneous viewing of content on TV and smartphone, communication is carried out via Wi-Fi;
  • SmartHub — app store;
  • ScreenMirroring — screen broadcast from a Samsung smartphone.

smart hub samsung


  • SmartShare is a technology for connecting devices into a single local area network via DLNA;
  • WiDi is a technology for duplicating the screen from laptops, smartphones or tablets to a TV screen.


From the point of view of ease of management, LG showed itself better. Both brands have universal remotes that are compatible between different TV models, support voice input (for smart TVs). However, LG created MagicRemote — remote control with gyroscope, which works like a pointer, that is, the cursor on the screen moves behind the remote control. This is very convenient for using smart TV functions and allows you to abandon the mouse. Samsung remotes feature improved ergonomics and are generally sleeker, but LG is the leader in terms of ease of use.

LG Magic Remote

LG Magic Remote


In terms of sound quality and volume, the two companies are broadly the same. In expensive devices, both manufacturers periodically use the services of third-party manufacturers, such as Bang & Olufsen. In addition, in addition to the increased number of speakers, they put a subwoofer in the TV.

Depending on the models, both companies provide support for DolbyDigital (surround) and DolbyAtmos — sound encoding so that it is reproduced in accordance with the way it was created during filming, that is, the user hears it “correctly” in accordance with the idea of ​​the content creator.DolbyAtmos


The issue of design is a subjective matter, but in general, without comparing the line of expensive devices, LG is more massive: thick frames, large legs. Samsung is sticking to a more minimalistic design with thin bezels and legs that are often designed to make the screen appear to float.

Separately, Samsung is worth noting the Frame series — these are TVs with wooden side panels that have a “picture” mode and display works of art while waiting.

Samsung frame

Samsung Frame TV looks like a work of art

If you touch expensive series, then LG looks more interesting here — with a design approach not only to the legs, but also to the TV case. So, in the premium line there are very expensive TVs with a case thickness less than the diameter of a coin, which, in principle, do not require legs and are hung on the wall by means of magnetic mounts.

Customer reviews and price

You can not ignore the reviews of experienced users. On the relevant thematic forums, they are divided into two opposing camps. Some like Lg for its thoughtfulness to the smallest detail, where you can change the settings to your liking (for example, remove the button illumination on the remote control). Some people find themselves in awe of the speed of the Samsung, where everything is done almost instantly.

Lji has connectors on one side, while Samsung has them on the opposite side. This may affect how the device is placed, which side it will rest against the wall.

Finally, it is worth mentioning such an important criterion as cost. Both brands have models of different price categories and technical capabilities.

So, in a dispute over which TV is better — Samsung or Lg, personal preferences win. However, if you study the ratings, you will notice that Samsung often occupies the top lines, but Lji is already in second place. But in any case, the final choice remains only with the buyer.


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