The Which Hi-Fi? The award-winning LG C2 OLED TV is one of the best TVs we’ve ever tested. With excellent picture quality, sleek design and a great webOS smart TV platform, the C2 hits the sweet spot between performance, features and price.
The C2 is available in six sizes: 42-, 48-, 55-, 65-, 77-, and 83-inches. We’ve reviewed the 42-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch sizes, so we’re perfectly placed to help you make the best choice at checkout (and, of course, guide you to today’s lowest C2 prices ).
For the uninitiated, LG’s C-class models are the best bang for the buck in LG’s OLED TV range, thanks to flagship panel technology and picture processing, but without the improved sound, niche design and higher price of the higher end segment G series.
The 2022 C2 is the first C-series TV to feature an OLED Evo panel, which is about 30% brighter than the average OLED panel, and while it’s true that the G2 now has a heatsink that takes the brightness even further can be ramped up, we believe the extra brightness won’t be entirely worth the extra cost for most buyers.
(We should also note here that the 42-inch and 48-inch versions of the C2 aren’t quite as bright as their bigger siblings)
Whether it’s movies, TV or gaming, the LG C2 excels. The whole image pops and dark details are spectacular. Plus, the C2’s feature set is impeccable and includes everything a next-gen gamer could want.
So, which LG C2 is best for you? And where can you find the best deals on LG C2 OLED TVs right now? The answer to both questions is ‘just below’…
LG OLED42C2 (42-inch)
The LG OLED42C2 is simply the best 42-inch TV we’ve tested. There’s very little competition there, of course, but even against Sony’s XR-42A90K the C2 proves to be the more satisfying performer thanks to its fantastic contrast, colors and punch.
The beauty of LG’s smallest OLED TV is that it fits comfortably on almost any desk, so it doubles as a gaming monitor. Like its siblings, the C2 has everything you need for next-gen gaming, including four 48Gbps HDMI 2.1 connections that can handle 4K/120Hz signals from the Xbox Series X, PS5 and leading PC graphics cards.
More of a binge watcher? You’ll be equally enamored with the C2’s webOS22 platform, which offers almost every streaming service you can think of. More importantly, all content that should be in 4K, Dolby Vision and/or Dolby Atmos is. Nice.
Of course, the smaller the TV, the weaker the sound, especially in terms of volume and bass weight. The 42-inch C2 doesn’t go against that trend, but a decent soundbar could quickly remedy that.
The launch price of the OLED42C2 was £1399 / $1400 / AU$2695, which we felt was a very steep price to pay for a 42-inch TV. Fortunately, prices have come down significantly since then and you should be able to grab the OLED42C2 below for much less.
LG OLED48C2 (48-inch)
The main difference between the 42-inch C2 and its 48-inch sibling is in the speaker arrangement. Both models pack in a 2.2-channel sound system, but while the 42-inch outputs 20W, the 48-inch produces 40W.
Another minor difference is that while both models deliver 4K resolution, the 42-inch has a slightly higher pixel density simply because it crams the same number of pixels into a smaller screen. This may make it better suited for close-up viewing (when used as a gaming monitor, for example).
Essentially though, this should just be a scaled-up version of the excellent 42-inch model. Since both versions normally retail for about the same money, this 48-inch model will be the better buy for many people.
LG OLED55C2 (55-inch)
The 55-inch model is where the brighter OLED panels come into play. We haven’t tested the 55-incher, but in theory it should just be a more compact version of the fantastic 65-inch model, which we gave five stars to in our review.
The 55-inch has pretty much the same specs as the other C2 models, including the same new Alpha 9 Generation 5 processor seen on the more expensive G2. This builds on its predecessor’s already impressive image enhancement tricks and performs brilliantly across the board.
Finally, it’s worth noting that the 55-inch model comes with a kickstand, while the 42-inch and 48-inch come with blade-like feet designed to take up less desk space.
Hunting for a bargain? We’ve listed today’s best 55-inch LG OLED C2 deals below.
LG OLED65C2 (65-inch)
This one Which Hi-Fi? The winner of the 2022 Awards is a class act from start to finish, offering better image quality than last year’s excellent LG G1. The improvements are particularly noticeable when playing Dolby Vision content, which is clearly clearer on the new C2.
There’s no real difference between the 55-inch and 65-inch C2 other than screen size, which isn’t a bad thing. The C2 Series features a webOS platform packed with apps, impressive next-generation gaming features and AI-powered image processing that delivers authentic – rather than artificial – enhancements.
As for sound, there are few TVs that wouldn’t be improved by a simple soundbar, but the C2, while sounding decent, is easier to upgrade than you’d expect from a TV costing this much.
Ready to buy? We’ve listed today’s best LG OLED65C2 deals below:
LG OLED77C2 (77-inch)
If you crave a seriously cinematic TV then the 77-inch C2 is the perfect combination of size, performance and price.
Another Which Hi-Fi? The winner of the 2022 Awards, the OLED77C2 amazed us with its spectacular size. It’s just as good as its smaller but still large 65-inch sibling, but that extra foot of screen space really adds to the overall experience.
Sources in sub-4K resolutions tend to look worse on larger screens than smaller ones, but the 77-inch C2 does an admirable job of making most content look better than it probably should.
It’s somewhat disappointing that the 77-inch settles for the same 40W, 2.2-channel sound system as the 65-inch model, but during the review we found the 77-inch to produce engaging sound with fairly well-projected and detailed dialogue. We’d still recommend budgeting for a separate sound system though – a soundbar would do the job, but a good surround sound system would be a more suitable partner for this magnificently large TV.
LG OLED83C2 (83-inch)
If 77 inches just isn’t big enough for you, the 83-inch C2 is all written for it.
As you might have guessed, the OLED83C2 is identical in size to the 77-inch. Same color reproduction, same next-gen gaming features, same webOS smart TV platform and same 2.2 channel, 40W sound system.
In reality, on an inches-per-pound (or dollar) basis, the 83-inch C2 is less awesome than the 77-inch version, but there’s no substitute for size if you really want the movie theater experience at home. Plus, we’ve already seen huge discounts on the 83-inch C2. Below you can see the latest, lowest prices.
Check out our LG OLED42C2 review and our LG OLED65C2 review
LG C2 vs G2: what is the best LG OLED TV?
As well as ours list of the best OLED
And all best 4K OLED TV deals