Review 132: 09.04.2021 at 02:30 pm
🕷 It is hard to choose to buy a TV these days, especially with all the technology available now. A company uses QLED technology in their new TV while the other uses Nano Cell technology.
Let’s make a comparison between two TV, one from Samsung with QLED technology and the other form LG with the new Nano Cell technology.
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Here, we have two screens, each one is 55, Every TV has technologies packed in it. Each company think their products are the best with great technologies.
The first TV is the Q series from Samsung, and the second TV is from LG with the new Nano Cell technology.
Nano Cell technology is in direct competition with other technologies. Let’s check what TV is the best.
Let’s start with the LG TV design. It comes with thin bezels and 55 size. The screen is LED LCD with 3840×2160 resolution.
The Samsung screen comes with 55 size with thin frame and 3840×2160 resolution. Both TVs come with thin bezels and a standing base. TVs now have OS just like your phone has Android or OS. TVs have an OS and an app store. Wth apps, you can do more. It is normal that either of these TVs have an OS.
The Samsung screen runs Tizen OS, while the LG runs Web OS. Both of these OS receive updates to fix bugs and add more functionality, just like phones.
New TVs run lots of software and are packed with lots of technologies. LG run Web OS while the Samsung run the Tizen. We will talk about them in the upcoming points.
I will talk about the technologies packed in these TVs now starting from the LG. We will talk about the important technologies as this TV is packed with lots of it. The screen supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
You can change the picture mode to Cinema mode, home theatre, standard, vivid and gaming mode. But the most important technology is the Nano Cell. This technology enhanced the color panel of the screen. It is called Nano because the size of it is 1 nanometer. It also supports Timpet technology for color depth.
The Nano Cell technology offers more depth colors with a wide viewing angle. The IPS panel will also help in this. IPS is usually used in tablets and phones.
This will be better if there were more than one person watching the TV with you. Or you’re in a room and you don’t want to sit directly in front of it.
Samsung TV is QLED and it is packed with lots of technologies, like Q color, Q contrast, Q HDR and other Q technologies. Samsung still uses a panel called VA to provide great blackness, but colors are distracted when viewing them from an angle. You will enjoy watching the screen when you are directly in front of it or with a slight angle, not acute one.
The more the angle of watching widens, the more the colors will distract. Let’s discuss the OS. LG runs Web OS, which uses the A7 CPU. The OS offers lots of apps like Youtube and Netflix. It also supports Gallery Mode, which is basically a screensaver, which will turn your device into a huge portrait of photos. It also comes with Remote Control from LG. It supports voice commands. You can use it as a mouse to control the TV.
Once you are used to it, it will be very easy to use. You can also use your phone to control it. You can use an LG phone or other Android devices like Samsung, Huawei and others.
You can use the LG TV+ app. It is also available on iOS. You can use the phone as a touchpad and also view the content on your phone. But it was hard for me to find the keyboard on the app.
You can view your phone content on the screen. Tizen OS also offers a lot of apps similar to LG’s apps. The TV comes with a Q Engine CPU. Once you plug in PS4, it will recognize it. If you have a Samsung phone, you can control the TV without having to install any app.
You can download the app on iOS and Android. Basically, there are two apps, Smart Things, which is an remote control alternative. You can log in to your own Samsung account with it. You can add your TV to the app. The usability of it is medium as you have to get used to it. At first, you will think the experience is really bad.
There is another app called Smart View. With this app, you can run apps and broadcast your phone’s content on the TV, You can also use the remote control that comes with the TV. It supports voice commands, but the LG remote control offers more usability.
Less buttons is eye appealing, but it is a little bit slow to use as you need to use a precise voice command or press multiple buttons to reach what you want. Both TV support voice commands, and you can use the remote control to activate it. Let’s start with the LG.
Open Web Browser, There could be an update where you can use many language for voice commands. The browser has opened.
The same thing applies to Samsung TV. Press the Mic button and say the voice command.
Open Web Browser: Wait a minutes: Open Web Browser, I can’t set that mode, Open the Internet Explorer, It has opened a small window for search.
Every company has different voice commands. You’ll have to check the OS that has better voice commands. But let’s be realistic, not all of use Voice Commands.
The remote control is the main device to control the TV with. One of these two remotes have a great design, while the other offers more functionality. It also turns to be a mouse.
You’ll have to check which remote suits you the best. I personally think the Samsung remote control is more beautiful. But with the LG remote, you can have quick access to different apps and settings. It is also easy to use as a mouse for typing. It is a matter of opinion. The LG one has more functionality, while the Samsung you can use your phone.
One of the important things about TVs are ports. LG TV comes with ports built into it. The ports are AV, Optical, Lan, USB 3, receiver cable port and ANT port. There are also 2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports and an HDMI ARC port.
Samsung opted with making their TV thinner, that’s why they include a separate ports box. This box contains all the ports. You can plug this box to the screen using a very thin cable. This box must be plugged in to electricity, and the screen itself must also be plugged in.
The LG screen comes with one electricity cable, while the Samsung one comes with 2 electricity cables. The box contains 3 HDMI ports, 1 HDMI ARC port, 3 USB ports, Optical port and ANT port.
Sound system with big screens is important, which might be great as you don’t have to buy another surrounded sound system. »
LG TV comes with Dolby Atmos technology. It is the latest system developed by Dolby company. It is widely spread with phones. The sound system is called 2 Way 4 Speakers. It consists of 2 speakers and 2 woofers.
The Samsung TV supports Dolby system but not Atmos. The sound system is called Dolby Digital Plus. It also has woofer speakers.
What’s great about the Atmos is that is tries to distribute sound all over the room using Dolby Atmos channels. It gives you a surround sound system. Do I need good sound system with a TV? Yes. If you are in a room not in an open place, then the sound will make a huge difference.
On the Samsung TV, there is the Dolby Digital Plus technology, while on the LG, there is Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos is the latest technology from Dolby company.
Content creators can use both of these technology to adjust their sound. It is true that content creators use Atmos technology to adjust their sound, but also, the system itself analyze the sound and distribute it accordingly. It is very unique to have a Dolby Atmos system on a TV. It is popular on tablets and phones, but this time, LG adopted it on their TVs.
Dolby Digital Plus is great with Samsung if you have a sound bar. This bar gives you more depth and enrichment to the sound.
The LG sound system is better as it Atmos, but your content must be Atmos-Ready to enjoy it. If you only watch TV channels, then what I just said isn’t important to you. One of the most important aspects of this comparison is the experiment.
When we used PS5 on the LG, we faced a problem with the Ultra Deep Color technology when enabling HDR.
To be honest, the problem was from the HDMI port.That’s why you should use an original HDMI cable 2.0 version or above.
LG TV automatically recognizes HDR content unlike the Samsung TV. You’ll have to enable it from the settings. Both TV provide great performance with Input Lan when enabling gaming mode. If you want to use it for gaming, then enable the Gaming mode.
At the beginning of the review, I said something regarding Nano Cell and QLED. QLED technology is advanced, and blacks are blacks. While in the Nano Cell technology, LG decided to remove the Q panel and add Nano Cell technology, where cells are 1 nanometer.
These cells are supposed to make colors better. Colors are supposingly better on this TV, but the QLED provides better contrast and blackness.
On the LG, the colors have more depth. If you are a specialist, you will find some differences with Ray Tracing. Sometimes, the Samsung TV shows some scenes that won’t be available on the LG. Dolby Vision will work better. Both are competing with technologies, but you will have to be a specialist to know the difference. At the end, what’s cheaper is better for you.
The one that supports the content you watch is the one more suitable for you. And the one that supports better gaming, is more suitable for you. The lag on both screens is very great.
I advise you to enable gaming mode before you play as it makes a huge difference. The CPUs inside these TV will work at 100% to provide better gaming experience. Notifications will stop and latency will be less.
HDR on the LG offers great color and lightening. It is great as it supports Dolby Vision. HDR on the Samsung is better despite not supporting Dolby Vision.
This doesn’t mean that Dolby Vision is worse than HDR. The panel used in the TV is what determines the colors. HDR technology has levels. Dolby Vision is one of these levels. Netflix offers HDR in some of their content. If your TV supports Dolby Vision, there are few details that you won’t be able to see.
The only TVs that support these technologies are from Samsung and LG. It is a positive thing, but there are no enough content to support it. With experiment, we released that Samsung TV is better with black color. It performs better when viewing dark scenes. Blacks are better on the OLED screens.
Whether from LG or Sony, There is huge difference between LED and OLED. Both of these screens are LED.
To make the comparison more accurate, we used a 4K splitter. LG offered better colors, but Samsung offered better contrast. This experiment didn’t include HDR. LG TV has a protective layer on it. You can feel it when you touch it.
There won’t be any effects unlike the Samsung screen, where when you touch it, it will show marks. If you have kids, the screen might be affected, but if you don’t have kids, you shouldn’t worry about it.
Protective layer is always a good idea. You might suffer while unboxing the LG TV, unlike the Samsung TV, which offers great unbox experience. When you turn on the Samsung TV for the first time, a video will be played to let you know that your money were well spent hhh…
Some people don’t know this information, but the screen size is in correlation with the size of the room it is in. There is a specific distance between the screen and you that you must follow. The distance varies depending on your content whether it is 4K or FHD.
Both TVs are on market since 2019, The LG TV costs 1100 USD, while the Samsung TV costs 1199 USD. WIthout sales, the price difference could be 200 USD. LG TV is 200 USD cheaper than the Samsung. HDR term is heard frequently.
Dolby Vision is the alternative of HDR on the LG TV, while the Samsung supports HDR, and there are content that support it. What’s the benefit of HDR, even on our phones?
When you use the HDR, there will be a balance between the light and the object you’re taking a picture of. This photo was taken on a phone with HDR setting enabled.
Without this technology, the outcome will be like this. There are more aspects to HDR in content creating. The more better HDR there is, the more you will enjoy the content.
LG supports HDR10. HDR10 is the higher standard of HDR. It is different than the HDR10+ available on Samsung devices. There are content available for HDR10. Both screens support HDR10.
By the way, there are more than one specialized person to test these screens… Both of these TV compete with each other.
🕷 Let’s discuss which TV is better:
🕷 If you only want to use it to watch TV channels, then this review won’t be helpful for you.
If you are a content watching lover, then this review is for you.
If you have paid membership of platforms like Netflix or have an Xbox or PS5, then you must get the best experience for your investment. You must enjoy what you watch or play. This decision is up to you.
WIth all the comparisons we’ve done in this review, the LG might be better.
But if you like accurate black color with high brightness, then go for the Samsung.
This doesn’t mean that the Samsung isn’t good. On the contrary, it provides a very good experience. Especially if you have a smart home.
The last thing I want to say and wrap this review with is, I am not talking about OLED technology. These TVs are from the mid-range category. OLED TVs are higher. Sony and other companies that make OLED TVs are higher and better.
These TVs are economic. They don’t cost 2600 USD. These LG and Samsung TVs cost significantly less than OLED TVs.
The price difference between both of these TVs is about 200 USD. You can save money and buy a device compatible with your Smart Home.
What do you think of this Review guys? Should we continue making reviews about TV?
🕷 This is the end of this review, see you soon on the news pages and more phones reviews…
Wow, nice review, i like LG! 😍
I like LG!
I think Apple TV is the best….🍏