Samsung QLED vs LG OLED – Flagship TV Shootout

We compare two of the finest televisions that 2017 has to offer: the Samsung QLED and LG OLED.

Samsung’s brand new QLED line of TVs is a series coined by the company that means “quantum light emitting diode”. The new branding is an attempt to distinguish this TV as Samsung’s most premium television and has the capacity to produce an image that’s brighter than an OLED TV. The QLED suffers from an acute viewing angle, that requires the viewer to be in the middle of the TV, and could pose a problem if there are multiple people watching it.

With LG’s OLED TV, the image is produced by starting with perfect black. With true blacks being produced, it’s hard to beat the OLED in terms of picture quality. The color is spot on straight out of the box, and its motion is smoother than the QLED.

Although each TV has their strengths and weaknesses, the Samsung QLED and LG OLED both rock a well functioning on-screen interface, but we still have to give it to LG’s OLED TV, with its amazing, true black picture quality.

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34 thoughts on “Samsung QLED vs LG OLED – Flagship TV Shootout

  • June 4, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Lg oled is best pict but there is a major issue arround there. Decision is yours!

  • June 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I gotta say, i've had 2 samsung 4K TVs and i had always felt there was something missing with them. i recently just bought the LG b7 and i can now say there is NOTHING missing, it really is as beautiful as they say. Only thing i've noticed is that my samsung nano crystal tv was quite a bit brighter (as you'd expect) and the HDR gaming mode sucks ass – but sticking on standard looks a hell of a lot better and the difference in input lag isn't noticeable at all.

  • June 6, 2018 at 11:24 am

    So they didnt even use or mention the cable management that the qled has.

  • June 7, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    if i buy an expesive tv, im buying it for picture quality, i really dont care about how the back, or the sides look, if its a thick panel or not.

  • June 9, 2018 at 2:07 am

    You can take your OLED burn in and shove it. QLED all the way. Love my Samsung QLED TV. Hate my LG OLED phone. Burn in was a problem on screens 20 years ago. OLED is not progressive advancement, it's regressive.

  • June 9, 2018 at 2:26 am

    I saw an LG OLED TV on craigslist for $1.

    There was gay porn burnt into the screen.

    And I'm being 100% serious.

  • June 9, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Ive been a loyal samsung fan but my s8 6 months in, has burn in problems already,with my amazon app lol. ive never had a problem with my samsung tvs waiting on both tvs because of price anyway and stick to my curved 6 that time,both tvs will be cheaper and will have perfected the craft even more.

  • June 11, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Qleds are just led tvs with a colour filter, oled is on another level, the picture from an oled way more natural. Sony and LG are the top level now, Qleds doesn't compare and anyone telling you otherwise is just a Samsung fan boy. At the moment, I'd get the sony Af8, stunning tv.

  • June 12, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    The LG picture looks bluish in direct comparision for me.

  • June 12, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I'll just wait until there's more competition and drives down the price. $2k+ for a tv? no thanks.

  • June 15, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    QLED is confusing because they call it LED INSTEAD of LCD OR QLCD.
    They use Q to look like an O to FOOL consumers to think it is ORGANIC LED.

  • June 16, 2018 at 2:00 am

    LG model (to your right) was larger, closer to viewer and with a better viewing angle (which matters to QLED) than the Samsung sample (to our left) . Nice ´unbiased´ comparison…

  • June 16, 2018 at 2:41 am

    watching on my Samsung S8 … felt like both screen had that perfect black then i realized I'm watching on my Super Amoled Screen

  • June 16, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Just got a Samsung 65inch 4k qled and its a pos netflix didnt work u have to bluetooth the remote to tv but it picked up my cable and was never able to get it fixed so took it back got a vizio and so easy to use and perfect 4k uhd hdr tv

  • June 17, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    oled is good but i think not in lg they will get burn through times.. i think samsung is good for quality, they have separate box to connect everything you need to connect and very user friendly.

  • June 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    LG in comparison is way better. I compared them in person and I wasn't pleased with the Samsung.

  • June 17, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Samsung has long lost the Battle. Oled prevails

  • June 17, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Well. I have a Samsung LED. after 1 year I see burn in. As I said it is Samsung. Now about LG OLED. When you find burn in? after 12 hours! SEE? 12 HOURS. who watches 12 hours? or do I play for 12 hours constantly?
    A question. If OLED white color is near to blue why at the end of this review LG is brighter and white color is better? Why in shops we see extreme white color but in some (just some) reviews like this you show blue color? well, look carefully at the end of this review OLED white color is really great and colors are rich. lets say hello to OLED.

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