LG OLED55B8PLA vs LG OLED55B9PLA Detailed Comparison
SCORE:
79
SCORE:
88

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Overview

Here we are comparing LG OLED55B8PLA to LG OLED55B9PLA to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

Let us first have a glance at the highlights of the models.

LG OLED55B8PLA Highlights

LG OLED55B9PLA Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α7 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG OLED55B9PLA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG OLED55B8PLA

LG OLED55B9PLA

DISPLAY
88
VIDEO FEATURES
81
AUDIO FEATURES
67
OTHER FEATURES
59
CONNECTIVITY
75
FORMAT SUPPORT
60
OVERALL
79
DISPLAY
92
VIDEO FEATURES
86
AUDIO FEATURES
88
OTHER FEATURES
96
CONNECTIVITY
84
FORMAT SUPPORT
60
OVERALL
88

Advantage of LG OLED55B9PLA over LG OLED55B8PLA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED55B9PLA over LG OLED55B8PLA.

LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
Auto Low Latency Mode
Noise Reduction NR Quad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy Pro
Sharpness Frequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone Mapping Enhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AI Sound
WiSA Ready
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 5.0
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
HDMI Version 2.0b 2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) Side, HDMI 2 eARC (HDMI 2)
More RAM 2 GB 3 GB
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI Recommendation Default: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Magic Link Default: off
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App
Hotel Mode
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR

Common Strengths of LG OLED55B8PLA and LG OLED55B9PLA

STRENGTHS LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
High Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz 100 Hz/120 Hz
Wide Viewing Angle Perfect Viewing Angle Perfect Viewing Angle
Color Depth 1.07 Billion 1.07 Billion
Contrast Ratio
HDR10
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD DTS-HD
Clear Voice Clear Voice III Clear Voice III
Bluetooth Audio Playback

Common Weaknesses of LG OLED55B8PLA and LG OLED55B9PLA

WEAKNESSES LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
No 3D Capability
No HDR10+
No IMAX Enhanced
No AMD Freesync™
No NVidia G-Sync
No VRR
No HGIG Compatibility
No Filmmaker Mode

Detailed Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG OLED55B8PLA and here - LG OLED55B9PLA.

BASICS LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
BrandLGLG
Country VersionGermanyUK
SeriesB8B9
ModelOLED55B8PLAOLED55B9PLA
Release Year20182019
Size55"55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Display TechnologyOLEDOLED
Panel TypeWRGBWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Dimming/Self Lighting PixelPixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
Backlight NameSelf-luminous pixels (no backlight)Self-luminous pixels (no backlight)
ContrastInfinite ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Contrast Ratio
VIDEO LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
HDR
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Intelligent Processorα7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler4K Upscaler
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Active Depth Enhancer Object Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Adaptive Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionNRQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy Pro
Ultra Luminance Pro Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel2.2 Channel
Speaker Type and ConfigurationDown FiringFront Firing
Speaker Power Rating4 x 10 W40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED SurroundDolby Surround / OLED Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice IIIClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/nIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.25.0
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland) Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland) 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.0b2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) Side, HDMI 2 eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs22
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
CPU Cores44
GPU Cores22
RAM2 GB3 GB
Storage8 GB8 GB
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
Teletext Flof Flof
Teletext Page2000 pages2000 page
PVR Function
On-Screen Display Languages3636
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Magic Remote required Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
Music Player
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App
Hotel Mode
Screen Share
Digital Recording
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
HEVC
VIDEO FORMATS LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2 HDDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2DVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 1.4CI+ 1.4
GENERAL LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
Energy Efficiency ClassAA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)110 W107 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 707 mm x 47 mm1228 mm x 706 mm x 46.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 752 mm x 220 mm1228 mm x 744 mm x 246 mm
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg18.9 kg
Weight With Stand17.8 kg19.9 kg
ACCESSORIES LG OLED55B8PLA LG OLED55B9PLA
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18Magic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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