Sony vs LG TV — We Put the Two Quality TV Brands Head to Head

We look at how the two TV giants compare, looking at their offerings for OLED, 4K, 8K, and more

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With new TV technology maturing and becoming more affordable, now is a great time to look at what is available. Whether you're looking to replace your current TV or want a new set for another room, the first thing you may be wondering about is which brand is offering the best value for money right now.

In this article, we will compare two of the biggest names in TVs—Sony and LG—looking at their pricing, technology, smart home integration, and more to see which is leading the way right now. For more thoughts on the whole market rather than this sliver, look at our guide to the best TV brands.

And to see how the pair compares against the third member of the 'big 3', read our head-to-heads for Samsung vs. Sony and Samsung vs. LG.

Sony vs LG TV: Pricing

  • Verdict: There's no way around the fact that LG offers lower prices across its range, offering even premium tech like OLED and 8K at more affordable prices than Sony.

Sony Z9K TV

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Sony vs LG TV: Display technology

  • Verdict: While the brands offer comparative technology, LG has a slight edge in offering QNED and premium sets for those for whom money is no object. Still, it's pretty close, with Sony offering a good range of models.


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Sony vs LG TV: Formats and operating systems

  • Verdict: As with many elements we compare in this article, LG benefits from offering more choices with a broader price range. That said, Sony does offer Alexa, whereas LG has opted for Google Assistant, and we're big fans of Google TV.

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Caroline Preece
Smart Homes Ecommerce Editor

Caroline is the smart home ecommerce editor for Livingetc, covering everything tech for the home, from smart speakers to air purifiers and everything in between. She is passionate about the role that technology and smart devices can play in daily life, enhancing the home without sacrificing personal style and carefully chosen interiors. In her spare time, she can be found tinkering with bulbs, soundbars, and video doorbells in an effort to automate every part of her small home. Previously, she lent her expertise to the likes of Expert Reviews, IT Pro, Coach, The Week, and more.