LG B3 OLED Review (2023 4K OLED TV)

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Product Name: LG B3 OLED

Product Description: 2023 4K OLED TV

  • Build Quality - 8.9/10
  • Image & Audio - 8.9/10
  • Connectivity - 9/10
  • OS & Smart Features - 9.2/10
  • Price / Quality - 9.2/10


Reviewed at $1,199.00 (55″)


  • Amazing blacks
  • Great colors
  • Plenty gaming features
  • webOS


  • Not very high HDR brightness
  • Motion stuttering
  • Only two HDMI 2.1 ports
  • No 144Hz support

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OLED has come a long way since its early days. Once considered the best in TV technology, you would have to spend a lot to get a TV that would show these amazing deep blacks. But with new technologies appearing OLED has become more affordable than ever. And today in our LG B3 OLED review we are testing their 2023 mid-range offering.

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The LG B3 OLED sits comfortably between the 2023 LG C3 OLED and their low-tier LG A3 OLED. It is replacing the 2022 LG B2 OLED, which unfortunately we didn’t test last year. And in terms of specifications it looks similar but is also very different from the LG C3 OLED. But more on this a bit later.

First, let’s go over the specs real quick. The LG B3 OLED uses a traditional WOLED panel with a 120Hz frequency along with LG’s a7 Gen 6 AI processor. It comes with two HDMI 2.1 ports at full 48Gbps bandwidth, supports the usual HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision HDR formats and for its OS is using the latest webOS 23.

Just from the specs above we can already see some differences compared to LG‘s most popular OLED TV the last few years. But what is crucial is that if the lower price of the B3 OLED has any significant impact on the image quality you are going to get. Keep reading to find out.


As always we start with its design. The LG B3 OLED seems to borrow its looks from the 2022 LG B2 OLED. Both TVs are very similar, if not entirely the same. Although all OLED TVs have similar design lines there are small differences to tell them apart.

As for its quality, the B3 OLED is very well constructed. The unit felt robust and we didn’t notice any defects from the manufacturing process. It’s the usual LG quality we see in many top and mid-tier models.


Thickness of the TV is about 1.8″ (4.6 cm) which is just about what to expect from an OLED model. Such a thin TV will surely look nice if placed on a wall.

Its borders were measured 0.38″ (1.0mm) making the screen look very immersive.

Back Side

The back side of the TV is made of brushed metal with a nice texture to it. The electronics box is rather small but extends further to the sides in comparison to the LG C3.

All ports are all on the right side but in this one we have two groups with some looking sideways and the rest looking towards the back.

As for cable management, you can attach a special clip at the center, just above the stand and route all your cables through that for a cleaner look.

The rest of the back side is clear of any other elements and only the VESA wall mount holes are visible at the center.

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The stand that comes with this model seems to be the same as the one LG included in the B2 last year. It has a smaller footprint than the one found in the C series which is good as this way you can place the TV on even smaller furniture.

But on the other hand being smaller and because it’s made out of plastic it can wobble more than what we would like. The C series features a metal stand which feels more stable so the stand is another part where LG cut some corners in order to bring the cost slightly down.

Another thing to mention is that while the stand leaves enough space between the TV panel and the surface, you should take measurements beforehand just to be on the safe side. As some soundbars are tall enough and could hide part of the screen.


As for the remote, this is exactly the same one we saw in all other 2023 LG TVs including the LG G3 OLED and the LG C3 OLED. To be honest the one provided is really good as LG made slight updates on it last year. And it seems that LG feels comfortable with this design to keep it exactly the same for one more year.

All functions remain the same with LG’s unique pointer system, the same universal remote functionality and smart features. Also the reduced number of buttons is a welcome one while we still get six dedicated buttons as before.

These feature Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, LG Channels, Sling and Amazon Alexa. The only change is the switch from Google Assistant to Sling which is a rather strange one. But we have noticed that in some regions this is used for other functionality. So it really depends on the market.

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Video Quality

Processor technology used

The processor in the B3 OLED is the new α7 Gen 6 AI Processor 4K and as usual the details on these chips are very slim. All manufacturers are shy of giving too many details on them other than the usual marketing material.

But as always AI is the key word for one more year as LG is heavily promoting the AI processing capabilities of these chips that use a combination of machine learning algorithms in conjunction to a huge image database in order to offer an improved overall image and superior AI upscaling.

The a7 processor is missing a few of the more advanced features found in the a9 processor. We still get LG’s AI Picture Pro and AI Sound Pro suites. But it seems that the B3 loses the OLED Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro, as it has to settle with a less efficient system.

Resolution and Up-scaling

As always first comes our upscaling testing. We run a few videos in different resolutions ranging from ultra low quality ones, some 480p DVDs, some in 720p and obviously 1080p resolutions. We tried broadcasting signals, streaming content and discs to have a better, all around idea of the TV’s capabilities.

Low quality content looked good enough. There was very little loss of details while macro-blocking was kept to a minimum in the test content we tried.

With lower resolution videos the B3 OLED performed equally good. We noticed only minor loss of details in the final upscaled 4K images. Text was distinct enough across most sizes that appeared on screen.

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Audio Processing

In terms of audio we are going to talk in more detail in our dedicated section below. But the a7 Gen 6 supports 5.1.2 up-mixing along with many additional audio features.

Lighting technology used

The B3 OLED uses a WOLED panel without the addition of a heatsink like we saw in some more advanced OLED releases.

OLED Technology

The benefits of OLED technology are well known and it results in higher light control and precision. It also has the ability to turn off completely its pixels meaning that you can get totally black levels which is as good as it gets in any TV. And this really elevates the image quality tenfold compared to what we see in most LED LCD panels.

Due to the lack of a backlight the B3 OLED does not show any blooming that creates bright halos around bright objects when these appear on dark backgrounds. Also its image quality is not dependent on how many zones the backlight has as all FALD and mini LED LCD TVs do.  So in this regard all OLED panels behave the same.

But as with everything, OLED has a few shortcomings. The first one is that all OLED TVs, due to the technology they use, cannot be as bright as LCD TVs can. And this is the reason why QD-OLED and MLA OLED were invented. In the early years there were small advancements in this but the last few yearly OLED releases seem to have reached their peak potential.

And the second shortcoming is that OLED technology is more prone to permanent burn-in. We have seen manufacturers adding special features to combat this. But nevertheless OLED has slightly increased risk of burn-in due to the use of organic materials and should be handled with care.

But the reality is that the last couple of years OLED TVs have become very burn-in proof with all the safeties that manufacturers have added into them.

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Number of Dimming Zones

As the TV can turn on and off each individual pixel you can claim that an OLED TV comes with million of dimming zones. Around 8.3 million to be more precise. This is why OLED TVs are so good with blacks that have no blooming visible.


In our blooming test patterns the B3 OLED did perfect, as you should expect from an OLED TV. Showing a bright object in a completely dark background without any blooming on sight is as good as it gets.

And this shows why OLED TVs remain some of the best TVs, even after so many years in the market. If blooming is your number one concern, OLED is one of the options you should consider. And the B3 OLED is an excellent low cost choice to go for.

SDR and HDR Brightness

Next we will be looking at the brightness of the TV.

First test is the SDR brightness over a 10% window and the number we got was 395 nits which is good enough. With SDR the B3 OLED may not be the brightest TV we have seen but considering its price, its more than enough.

We then switched to HDR content and in our HDR brightness over a 10% window test we measured 592 nits. For a traditional OLED panel this number is very good. Obviously with QD-OLED and MLA OLED TVs now available this may seem low in comparison. But as always, the saving grace of OLED is its deep blacks. This makes, even the relatively low brightness output of the B3 OLED look really good.

Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)

As with all OLED TVs, the B3 OLED comes with an Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL). This lowers the overall brightness of the screen when large parts of it become very bright for a long period of time. This may not be very obvious when watching a movie for example. But is more obvious with bright static images, or if you use the TV as a computer monitor.

The ABL on this TV is slightly aggressive but not so much to become noticeable during normal viewing. The image would dim significantly compared to it before the ABL kicks in. But as we mentioned above this will happen only if you leave a bright static image for some time. With real world content you are not going to pay much attention to it most of the time.

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Brightness Accuracy

Brightness levels followed the EOTF reference values almost perfectly up to its relatively sharp roll-off point. Although the tracking is not 100% perfect, it is a close one. And for such a low cost OLED offering, this is certainly impressive.

Contrast Performance

In terms of contrast, using an OLED panel means that the B3 OLED can switch off it’s pixels entirely. This means it gains almost infinite contrast ratio resulting in true deep blacks compared to greyish blacks we see in many LCD models.

Viewing Angles

Another advantage of OLED technology is the extremely good viewing angles this can achieve. This is another area where LED LCD TVs fail to achieve the same results. These have to rely on extra layers in order to somewhat improve this. But can never reach the numbers we see with OLED panels.

The B3 OLED is capable of retaining its image integrity at almost perfect levels up to 45 degrees of angle with a maximum of 50 degrees before the image starts to degrade a lot. But you most probably are not going to look at the TV at such extreme angles anyway.

With OLED’s amazing viewing angles it makes this TV an excellent choice not only for home theater rooms but also for any family setup, with all family members sitting in different positions in the living room.

HDR Support

Nothing changed in the HDR front for one more year. LG continues to support the same HDR formats while being firmly behind the Dolby Vision bandwagon the whole time.

As such the B3 OLED supports the basic HDR10 that is needed for 4K UHD playback, it also supports the more advanced Dolby Vision which uses dynamic metadata for more accurate HDR representation and HLG that is used mostly for broadcasting.

The obvious omission is HDR10+. And we don’t see LG supporting this any time soon as this is pretty much Samsung’s territory.

Dolby Vision IQ is making a return once again and this basically uses an external light sensor on the body of the TV. This can automatically adjust the Dolby Vision dynamic tone mapping according to the ambient light in the room and also according to the material that is displayed on screen at each moment.

Obviously you can turn this off if you don’t want the TV to do such processing. And if you crave for image accuracy this is your best option, as it can really change the final outcome of the image.

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Color Coverage

Next we will measure the TV’s color performance.

The B3 OLED was measured to cover 99% of the DCI-P3 color space while in the wider REC.2020 we measured 75% coverage. These numbers are really good and in fact are the same as our measurements of the LG C3 OLED.

Color Accuracy

Before calibration the TV had very good color accuracy, but there were a few inconsistences. On the one hand all colors managed to stay under the DeltaE limit of three. On the other hand white balance was a bit off, gamma was slightly higher than its target value, while color temperature was colder (6,800K) than it should.

After calibration the TV was much better, reaching almost perfect accuracy. We managed to fix the white balance, gamma was spot on and color temperature was really close to its 6,500K target.

Obviously after calibration the TV performed far better. But even its out-of-the-box settings were extremely good. This surely will satisfy you either you are a casual user that doesn’t like to spend much time calibrating or if you like to get the most out of your TV.

Color Gradients

Color gradients were ok for the most part. But we did observe some obvious banding in some color shades, especially greens and darker greys.

Strangely this is the exact same behavior we saw in the LG C3 OLED. Obviously with real content this is not so much bothering. But the problem is obviously still there.

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Panel Uniformity

Panel uniformity of the B3 OLED was really good but not perfect. Most colors displayed perfectly but with a dark grey background we did notice some subtle vertical banding. But this is typical in many OLED panels we have tested so it’s not something new or specific to this TV.

Black uniformity on the other hand was perfect. There was no clouding or any other undesired effects on the screen.

Motion Performance

Next we have our motion performance tests.

The TV uses a 120Hz panel, and being an OLED, doesn’t need a backlight to light its pixels. While in theory this makes the TV flicker free in reality this is not the case but the flicker is so small that is not visible to the naked eye at all.

In terms of motion the TV did good with almost no blur visible in fast action scenes. This is obviously the result of the TV’s fast response times which is a well known OLED characteristic. On the other hand a lot of stutter shows up with low framerate content that you can fix only by enabling motion interpolation.

The TV can also remove judder either from 24p or 60p content, which is great for any kind of content.

Motion Interpolation

As we mentioned above, the TV comes with the usual motion interpolation feature, which LG calls OLED Motion. This can smooth motion and remove blur and judder from fast camera movements. Motion interpolation in the B3 OLED behaved almost the same as in many other top-tier TVs the last few years.

Obviously in very demanding scenes we did see some motion artifacts appear. The more complex the scene and the faster the camera moved the more obvious and visible these artifacts became.

And lastly, using very aggressive settings will make the “Soap Opera Effect” to appear so you have to adjust the settings accordingly. You can enable Motion Interpolation in the TruMotion setting in the menu. You can set that to User and then adjust the De-blur and De-judder sliders according to your preferences.

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Black Frame Insertion (BFI)

Black Frame Insertion (BFI) is also available which basically is a motion interpolation technique that inserts a black frame between every two individual frames and this can really create much smoother motion.

With BFI the B3 OLED was able to smooth motion considerably but you have to accept a few downsides this has.

The first is that brightness takes a visible hit. Which is detrimental with any TV that cannot achieve extremely high brightness output. And with the B3 OLED reaching only moderate levels of peak brightness you will have to think twice before using this.

The second is that BFI can work only with 60Hz. It doesn’t work with 120Hz so this means you cannot use it for 4K@120Hz gaming.

Overall Motion Impressions

The TV did not hold many surprises here. Its motion performance was in line with many other OLED models. And specifically some LG TVs of this year, like the LG C3 OLED.

OLED has specific strengths and weaknesses that are well documented. And the B3 OLED showcased most of them. In general we are happy with what we saw. But if you find stuttering very bothering, a low setting of motion interpolation can definitely help.

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Input lag Measurements

Next we will test the TV’s input lag performance.

According to our measurements the B3 OLED measured an average of 11.0ms input lag in both 1080p and 4K resolutions at 60Hz. At 120Hz we measured 5.7ms in both 1080p and 4K resolutions which is as good as it can get.

With such low numbers, you will have no problems gaming whatsoever. But in order to get so low values you need to use the available Game mode with the Boost mode selected in the Game Optimizer menu. Outside Game mode we measured input lag at 154.5ms which unfortunately is a bit high. Even for slow paced, offline games it is a bit on the high side.

As we mentioned in some of our other LG TV reviews, one area where Samsung beat LG is that many of their TVs now support 144Hz. Unfortunately LG has yet to release a TV that can do such high refresh rate. And the B3 OLED is no different.

Other Gaming Features

LG TVs were always at the forefront of gaming. And some of their included features make them the best gaming TVs you can get. The B3 OLED may be a low cost OLED offering but still retains LG’s gaming mentality.

First we find the Game Dashboard & Optimizer menus. These two menus provide easy access to a wealth of gaming settings without the need to navigate through a myriad of menus. This way you can focus on what matters the most, which is having fun.

There is also support for Cloud Gaming with GeForce Now available.

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) is also available. This will work when it detects any devices that support that, like the PS5 and Xbox consoles.

And lastly we find HGiG Mode which is HDR Gaming Interest Group’s technology. This ensures you enjoy HDR games the way that their creators and developers intended.

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VRR Support

The B3 OLED comes with support for all VRR technologies including HDMI Forum VRR, AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync. You can enable all of them in the Game Optimizer menu.

The TV supports Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) which means that VRR can be enabled even in very low refresh rates below 20Hz and can reach up to the maximum refresh limit of the panel, which is 120Hz.

Trying Out a Few Games

As we usually do, to get a feel of the TV’s responsiveness we connected both our PS5 and Xbox series X to one of the HDMI 2.1 ports of the B3 OLED. The games of choice are F1 2022 which supports both 60Hz and 120Hz and Dead Space which is a 60Hz game only.

In both games our experience was as good as it gets. It has all the gaming characteristics of more expensive models so if you are looking for a low cost gaming OLED TV, then this one should be at the top of your list. During testing we didn’t experience any slow response times and all our actions would register on screen almost instantly, either it was in 60Hz or 120Hz.

The TV may be missing a few very specific gaming features like 144Hz support or 4K@120Hz with Dolby Vision. But very few TVs support these so far and we were not expecting to find these in the B3 OLED.

Overall Image Quality Impressions

Overall we are really happy with what the LG B3 OLED can do. It has all the merits of OLED technology in a more affordable price. It may not be the most bright of TVs but its true blacks are its saving grace. Its out-of-the-box accuracy is commendable but you can still improve it if you spend the time calibrating it correctly.

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Audio Quality

With the slim factor of OLED TVs it is extremely difficult to incorporate any good performing audio system in them. And taking into consideration the low cost nature of the B3 OLED you should not expect anything extraordinary in this area.

Audio System – Channels & Power Rating

The TV uses a 2.0 channels configuration with 20 watts of power output. Power distribution is 10 W + 10 W. This is as basic an audio system as it gets.

Audio Formats Support

The AI Sound Pro suite included in the TV can up-mix 2 channels audio to virtual 5.1.2 surround sound which gives you the illusion of a wider sound stage and more immersive sound.

Obviously you shouldn’t be fooled by this 5.1.2 channels marketing thing as the TV cannot really portray a fully immersive surround experience as its virtual capabilities are very limited.

It just doesn’t have the necessary hardware to create immersive sound and virtual technology can do so much. Up-mixed audio may sound having more depth and space coverage but the hardware available cannot place you in the middle of the action.

Dolby Atmos is once again available and can be used either through some streaming service or through the HDMI eARC connection. Obviously the TV lacks the necessary hardware to make Dolby Atmos real justice but nevertheless support is there for you to have.

If there is one thing we are surely excited about when it comes to sound is the return of DTS support. For the last few years we have been complaining that LG stopped supporting DTS sound. Finally they heard our cries so the B3 OLED supports it once again.

But there is one thing we should note here. The TV can playback DTS sound but not DTS:X. DTS:X can only pass-through the eARC to an external sound device that supports it. Not a big deal anyway as the TV lacks the hardware to render DTS:X properly anyway.

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Audio Features

A feature included in many LG TVs that makes a comeback is Bluetooth Surround ready. With it you can use the TV’s Bluetooth to connect rear speakers to your TV setup.

But there is a catch here as you cannot use this audio setup in order to playback true 5.1 surround audio. The TV will use legacy 2.0 channels audio and up-mix it to the channels available. So the end result is not as good or accurate as a real 5.1 surround mix.

Overall Audio Performance Impressions

The TV cannot do anything better than offer the basic audio experience you will get from most TVs nowadays. For casual viewing it is more than adequate. Casual TV series, broadcasting content and sports sound nice with enough volume and good clarity. Dialog is also very distinct and clear.

But if you want to get the best immersive audio output then you will definitely need to combine the TV to a dedicated surround system. Or at least a good Dolby Atmos soundbar.

Ports and Connectivity

Next we will be looking at all the connection ports available.

As we previously mentioned there are two groups of ports. One looking sideways and one looking backwards.

In the one looking sideways we find two USB ports and two HDMI ports. On the other group there are two more HDMI ports, an Ethernet port, an optical digital audio output, an RS-232C port and the usual antenna/cable connector.

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HDMI Specifications

While most top tier LG TVs feature four HDMI 2.1 ports the LG B3 OLED comes only with two. And both of them are the ones looking backwards, which makes it hard to reach if the TV is wall mounted. The two side looking ones are the older HDMI 2.0.

Another problem with the HDMI 2.1 ports in the B3 OLED is that one of them is also the one with ARC/eARC functionality. So if you plan on using that then you are left with a single HDMI 2.1 port. But at least the HDMI 2.1 ports in the B3 OLED provide full bandwidth in order to allow high frame rate gaming and all HDMI 2.1 gaming features.

The two HDMI 2.1 ports support all new and old features including 4K@120Hz, ARC, eARC, ALLM, VRR, G-Sync, FreeSync, HFR and HDMI-CEC. For the first time we also find support for QMS (Quick Media Switching) which is an HDMI 2.1 feature that eliminates the black screen when the TV has to switch between different framerates.

No 144Hz here unfortunately as LG still does not support this in any of their TVs.

Connectivity Observations

Again, the Ethernet port is still the usual 100Mbps one. But this does not surprise us, as we have yet to see a TV making the transition to Gbit adapters.

Streaming requirements and internet connections have greatly advanced the last few years. This made the 100Mbps limit obsolete a while back. And while most TVs update their WiFi capabilities (some models even support WiFi6 this year) the Ethernet adapters are still the same.

And lastly the USB ports are the older 2.0. Very few TVs come with USB 3.0 and this doesn’t seem to change any time soon.

Wireless Capabilities

When it comes to its wireless capabilities the TV supports WiFi5 (802.11ac) along with Bluetooth 5.0.

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OS, Apps and Features

Naturally the TV is using LG’s latest webOS 23, which is found in all their 2023 releases. While the OS is fundamentally the same it seems that LG decided to make a facelift this year. The previous design, that we got in 2021, could use some updating. So LG’s plan was to improve things a bit.

What we have here is exactly the same software we tested in the G3 OLED and C3 OLED recently. So this part of our review will be similar, but we will make changes wherever we deem necessary.

WebOS 2023

The WebOS’s UI is still taking up the whole screen and provide you with far more visual information than any of the old versions ever did. This was a change made in 2021 and seems to continue well in 2023.

The latest webOS looks a lot like Google TV and its layout. It seems that smart TV platforms opt for a more personalized experience and as such the new webOS 23 tries to provide you with options that are tailored for your viewing habits. As such there are personalized ads, recommendations based on your viewing patterns both for streaming services and broadcasting channels and even shopping suggestions.

One feature that appeared for the first time in 2022 was user profiles. And obviously LG kept it for 2023 also. With it each family member can have their own favorite settings and streaming apps. Keep in mind that these user profiles do not extend to the image settings of the TV itself as these will remain universal.

In 2023 version the main screen is basically divided into three sections. At the top we get sponsored content. Below it there is a row with quick tabs that you can select and lastly a row of installed apps. Each quick tab opens specific sections like Games or Music for fast access.

In the second screen, which you can access by pressing the down button, you will find highlighted content as well as the “Now Streaming” section. This includes tabs from various streaming services among others.

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Home Dashboard

For another year we find what LG calls Home Dashboard which is a nice little feature that lets you have an overall look at all the connections of the TV. From last year the Home Dashboard has been fully intergraded into the webOS Home screen making its access faster than before.

Streaming Capabilities

One thing that hasn’t changed in 2023 is app support. As such you will find all the apps you may need with more available from the online store for downloading. All the big players are present with Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Prime, HBO, Vudu, Hulu, Google Play Movies, Disney+ and Apple TV+ just to name a few of the most notable ones.

Other available apps include Apple Airplay 2 and Apple Homekit. With Airplay 2 you can stream content from other Apple devices on your TV. While HomeKit lets you control certain aspects of the TV through your mobile device.

Sports Alert

Another feature that makes a comeback this year is Sports Alert. You can set your favorite team on the TV and the B3 OLED will inform you when a match will be shown. It will also inform you in which channel it is in while it can also give you score updates and the likes. The Sports Alert feature is working with the internal tuner and it gives you the ability to choose from a wide range of teams and sports.

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Voice Control

And since we are talking about a smart TV platform we cannot do without voice control functionality. LG has included not only their own ThinQ AI that you can use to search for various information. But also the two most used voice control platforms including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

By using the Magic Remotes built-in microphone you can issue your commands. These can be search for a specific TV show or control your TVs volume and channels changing.

Mobile App Support

There is also mobile app support if you prefer that instead of using the included remote. LG is using their ThinQ app that is supported both by Android and iOS devices. And with it you can issue some basic commands to your TV from your mobile device. Since it is free we suggest you give it a try.

Compared to other TVs

Our first comparison is to the 2023 LG C3 OLED. Now obviously this is not a fair one as the C3 OLED is obviously better. But since many people ask which one to go for we decided to add it in our comparison. For the higher price of the C3 OLED you basically get more brightness, better processing and four HDMI 2.1 ports. These are their basic differences.

Our next comparison is to the 2023 Samsung S90C. Again this may not seem as a fair comparison as the Samsung is far more expensive than the LG. But what do you get for the higher price? You will get higher brightness, better colors, four HDMI 2.1 ports and 144Hz support. On the other hand the LG B3 OLED supports Dolby Vision and DTS, with the Samsung does not.

The most obvious comparison we left for last and this is the 2023 Sony A75L. Both feature the same OLED technology and are priced exactly the same. In a way the Sony is the only real competitor in this price. The Sony has better image processing and slightly higher HDR brightness. On the other hand the LG supports FreeSync. This is almost a tie but we will give a slight edge to the Sony here.

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Final Thoughts

With new panel technologies now available, classic OLED TVs are more affordable than ever. And the LG B3 OLED is one of the best examples of how affordable these are nowadays. And what is important is that they do not have to sacrifice image quality to offer this kind of quality.

The LG B3 OLED is every bit as good as all OLED TVs are. Its true blacks are second to none, its colors are amazing, it has solid upscaling capabilities, it’s really good with gaming while its webOS platform will provide you with all the smart functionality you seek.

On the other hand the TV showcased all the same weaknesses most OLED panels have. Its peak brightness is average and there is some pretty obvious stuttering with low framerate content that can be improved only by using motion interpolation. It also has only two HDMI 2.1 ports while it is missing 144Hz support.

We reached the end of our LG B3 OLED review and we can safely say that this TV is one of the few options you have, if you look for an affordable OLED unit. It is obviously not perfect but surely there is so much you get in this price that it’s hard to deny its value for money status. Highly recommended.

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4 thoughts on “LG B3 OLED Review (2023 4K OLED TV)”

  1. Hey Stratos, 

    I didn’t know that the B3 was so good. Basically it is like a traditional OLED. I always thought that the B series were much more toned down compared to the C series. And having a 120Hz panel is a definite plus for me. It adds so much more value. I hate it when I see some OLEDs come with 60Hz capabilities. It’s a pity to say the least.

    • Indeed the B3 comes with all the qualities most traditional OLEDs have. And the price is right especially now that the new 2024 models are announced. I am sure we will see further discounts on it.

  2. Recently, I came across the LG B3 OLED and was quite impressed with its features. However, I’m curious about how it compares to its predecessor in terms of picture quality and overall performance. Is the upgrade significant enough for someone who already owns an older LG OLED model? Also, how does it perform in brightly lit rooms? Any insights would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hello Corey. As I mentioned in the article, we didn’t have the chance to test the B2 OLED last year. So we cannot do a real comparison between the two. If you already have a TV with a traditional OLED panel then don’t expect to see much of an upgrade. As the B3 OLED performed similarly in many areas. As for a bright room it really depends how demanding you are and how bright a room are we talking about. in general it will do ok but with extreme ambient light it surely will have some problems.


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