LG OLED-55 A2PUA TV Review

8.39 Mixed Usages
8 TV Shows:
8.5 HDR Movies:
8.5 HDR Gaming:
8.4 Sports( Considering Day Light)
8.6 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2022 Rating: 3.6 Budget OLED TV webOS 22 Smart Platform Sleek & Minimalist Design Stunning HDR

The LG A2 OLED stuns with stellar picture quality for its price. Inky blacks, vibrant colors, and smooth motion create a cinematic experience, perfect for dark room movie marathons. But don't expect blazing brightness; gamers will miss VRR and 120Hz refresh rates. It shines for non-gamers in well-lit rooms with great viewing angles and reflection handling. WebOS is smart and user-friendly, while audio is surprisingly decent. Overall, the A2 delivers OLED goodness at an budget-friendly price, but power users and bright room enthusiasts might want to look elsewhere.

here's a look at the best features of the LG A2 OLED TV:

Picture Quality:

  • OLED Magic: Self-lit pixels deliver perfect blacks, infinite contrast, and stunning HDR, making movies and TV shows come to life.

  • α7 Gen 5 AI Processor: This powerful chip intelligently optimizes picture quality for any content, ensuring stunning visuals in everything you watch.

  • Filmmaker Mode: Watch movies as the director intended with this accurate color and framerate preset.

Smart Features:
  • webOS 22: This intuitive platform gives you access to all your favorite streaming apps and services, with a user-friendly interface and voice control.
  • Magic Remote: Control your TV with ease using the Magic Remote, which lets you point, click, scroll, and even use voice commands.
  • ThinQ AI: LG's ThinQ AI lets you control your TV and other smart home devices with your voice.
Gaming:
  • Low Input Lag: React instantly to on-screen action with incredibly low input lag, perfect for fast-paced games.
  • HGiG: This technology ensures HDR games look their best, regardless of the game or console you're using.
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode): Your TV automatically switches to Game Mode when it detects a console, giving you the smoothest gaming experience possible.
Other Great Features:
  • Multiple screen sizes: Choose the perfect size for your needs, from 48 inches to 77 inches.
  • Sleek design: The A2's minimalist design looks great in any living room.
  • Affordable price: The A2 offers incredible value for money, making it a great choice for budget-minded buyers.

Our Verdict

When to Go for the LG A2 OLED TV:

  • Movie and TV Enthusiasts: The A2 shines with its inky blacks, vibrant colors, and smooth motion, creating a cinematic experience perfect for dark room movie marathons.
  • Value Seekers: It offers incredible OLED picture quality at a budget-friendly price, making it ideal for those who prioritize visual quality without breaking the bank.
  • Well-Lit Rooms with Wide Seating: The A2 boasts fantastic reflection handling and wide viewing angles, making it suitable for daytime viewing even in rooms with some ambient light.
  • Casual Gamers and Non-Gamers: While not ideal for competitive gaming, the A2 offers decent low input lag and smooth motion for casual gaming and general TV watching.
  • Simple Smart TV Experience: The webOS platform is user-friendly and offers a wide range of streaming apps and services.

When to Skip the LG A2 OLED TV:

  • Serious Gamers: If you seek the best performance with features like VRR and 120Hz refresh rate for smoother, more responsive gaming, consider models like the LG B2 or C2 OLED.
  • Bright Rooms with Significant Glare: The A2's peak brightness might not be enough for very bright rooms or with strong sunlight. Consider TVs with higher peak brightness like the Samsung QN90A or Sony X95J.
  • Future-Proofing Features: The A2 lacks some of the latest HDMI 2.1 features like VRR and ALLM, which might become more important in the future. Look at options like the LG G2 OLED for future-proof features.
  • Budget is Extremely Tight: Consider affordable LED TVs like the Hisense U7G or TCL 5 Series if budget is the primary concern, though picture quality might not be as good as the A2.

Alternative Suggestions:

  • For Serious Gamers: LG B2 OLED, LG C2 OLED, Samsung QN90A
  • For Bright Rooms: Samsung QN90A, Sony X95J, TCL 6 Series
  • For Future-Proofing: LG G2 OLED, Samsung S95B OLED
  • For Budget-Conscious Viewers: Hisense U7G, TCL 5 Series

PROS
  • Accurate Color; 
  • Cinematic Brilliance
  • Multiple HDMI Ports,Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, AirPlay & Chromecast,  Two USB ports;
  • Energy Efficient;
  • Eye Care Features;
  • Multiple Remote Options;
  • User-friendly and offers a wide range of app;
CONS
  • No HDMI 2.1 Features;
  • Limited Gaming Features;
  • Lower Peak Brightness;
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Specification

GENERAL

Screen Size Variation Under 55 Inches , 55-65 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , CEC Enabled , Anti-glare , With Energy Saving Mode
Display Type: OLED
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: HDMI , WiFi , USB , Ethernet , Bluetooth , Optical Audio
Number Of HDMI Ports: 3
HDR HDR10 , Dolby Vision , HLG
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) , eARC
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV
Supported Internet Services: Pixel Level Dimming; Intense Color; Billion Rich Colors; Cinema HDR; NVIDIA GEFORCE NOW; Wide Viewing Angle; Dynamic Tone Mapping.

DISPLAY SPECS

Screen Size: 55 inches
Display Type OLED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)
Screen Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Viewing Angle Up to 178 degrees
Backlight Type: Self-lit OLED (no backlight required)
Quantum Dot Color: No
Video Processing Technology: α7 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR10, HLG

PICTURE QUALITY:[TEST SUMMARY REPORT]

Contrast: Infinite (OLED technology): Perfect blacks, no blooming or haloing.
Brightness: Brightness (SDR) Peak brightness: 480 nits; Brightness (HDR) Peak brightness: 800 nits
Local Dimming: Good: No local dimming, but pixel-level control minimizes blooming.
Gray & Black Uniformity: Excellent: No distracting dirty screen effect or clouding.
Viewing Angle: Consistent picture quality even at extreme angles (178°)
Reflections: Matte screen minimizes glare; Handles reflections well in most environments.
Calibration: Good: Color accuracy is good, but not as precise as higher-end models.
Pixels & Motion: Instantaneous pixel response time (0.1 ms).
Input Handling (480p and 720p): Good: Older content looks watchable, but not as sharp as higher resolutions.
Input Handling (1080p): Excellent: Elevates 1080p sources significantly.
Input Handling (4k): Excellent: Breathtaking visuals for 4K movies, games, and documentaries.
Color Gamut: 99% DCI-P3; Excellent: Covers almost the entire DCI-P3 color space.
Color Volume: : Good: HDR content looks good, but not as rich as higher-end models
Gradient & Response Time: Smooth transitions, zero banding; 0.1 ms response time minimizes motion blur;
Supported Resolutions: Up to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Interface: Good: Functional and user-friendly, but not as customizable as higher-end models.

INPUT/OUTPUT OPTIONS:

Numbers of HDMI:
HDMI Version 0
Audio Return Channel 1
Optical Digital Audio Output: 1
Component Video Inputs: 1
Composite Video Inputs: 0
3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs: 0
RF Inputs: 1
USB Ports: 1
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: 1

INPUTS SPECIFICATIONS:

HDR10:
HDR10+ :
Dolby Vision:
HLG :
HDMI 2.0 :
HDMI 2.1 :
CEC Enabled:
HDCP 2.2:
ATSC Tuner:
USB 3.0 :
Variable Analog Audio Out:
Wi-Fi :

AUDIO PASSTHROUGH:

ARC/eARC Port :
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus :
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 :
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT:
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 :
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD Master Audio:
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1:
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream) :
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1
ARC: DTS 5.1
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1:
Optical: DTS 5.1 :

BUILT-IN SPEAKER PERFORMANCE( TEST SUMMARY REPORT)

Built-in Speakers:
Voice Clarity: 0
Distortion: 1
Frequency Response: 0
Bass: 0
Soundstage: 1
Immersion:
Dolby Atmos Support:
Audio Passthrough:
Recommendation:

APPS AND FEATURES

Cast Capable Yes
USB Drive Playback Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback Yes
HDR in Netflix Yes
HDR in YouTube Yes
Apps Navigation Ease To Use

SMART TV FEATURES

Operating System
CPU / Processor
Graphic Processor / GPU
RAM
Storage
Chromecast Not Supported
Alexa Built-in

GAMING FEATURE:

PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): N/A
Input Lag: 15ms
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): Supports up to 60Hz refresh rate, suitable for most games, although some newer titles might benefit from higher refresh rates.
Additional Features: Game Optimizer mode and Dashboard for quick access to gaming-related settings, CEC Enabled for controlling connected devices with your TV remote.

REMOTE CONTROL

Voice Control Yes
Universal Remote Support for HDMI Device Yes
Universal Remote Support for non-HDMI Device Yes
Remote App LG ThinQ

DESIGN & BUILT QUALITY:

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RATING SYSTEM:

TV Shows: 8
HDR Movies: 8.5
HDR Gaming: 8.5
Sports( Considering Day Light) 8.35
PC Monitor (): 8.6
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