The display quality on the LG G2 is incredible. Capable of reaching 1000nits of peak HDR brightness, the telly is well suited for all manner of HDR streaming and if you really want to enjoy the LG G2 OLED, the HDR content is where the fun starts. The LG G2 Gallery Edition handles bright and dark scenes in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power with incredible fidelity. The whites are whiter and the blacks are simply deeper because it's an OLED. However, part of what makes the LG G2’s quality an all-rounder of sorts is that it can perform very well in lit room conditions. There’s a filter on the display that kicks out most of the glare and if your viewing conditions are in the living room with some ceiling lights, the LG G2 is quite capable of maintaining richer colours and deeper blacks. LG says the Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro feature scans across 5000 blocks across the screen to deliver better HDR tones. Whatever the LG Alpha 9 Gen 5 AI Processor is doing, it’s working. The whites are even brighter than our award-winning LG C1. It’s also brighter than the LG C2 which makes this G2 delectably eye-searing when an episode from The Rings of Power decides to pan towards brighter scenes in Dolby Vision.
Filmmaker Mode pops up when you decide to binge anything that is a worthy cinematic spectacle. The black and red hues in The Batman are handled with cinema precision. Watching the movie in Standard mode isn’t the same as watching it in Filmmaker Mode. LG simply cut the work for you and anyone who wishes to sit and calibrate this thing. It’s done very well and you will enjoy the colour fidelity out of the box.
The LG G2 handles motion processing extremely well too. None of that soap opera effect and you won’t find it to be a jittery mess either. It’s done just about right. Again, LG G2’s picture presets are a cut above the rest. The Cinema Mode is another shining example of how even if you lack the basic sensibilities of tuning the picture quality, the LG will present you with options that make the right choice a lot easier.
The brightness is what makes the LG G2 OLED Gallery Edition a true rival to Samsung’s QD-OLED. It’s got a bigger heatsink to drive the brightness higher and keep the thing from burning out. Higher brightness means brighter colours.