LG OLED55E8PUA Review and Specs

LG OLED55E8PUA (USA version)

SCORE:
73

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG OLED55E8PUA Overview

LG OLED55E8PUA was introduced in 2018. It has a OLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 900 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor®. Its powerful α9 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG OLED55E8PUA TV 73 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
80
VIDEO FEATURES
75
AUDIO FEATURES
70
OTHER FEATURES
49
CONNECTIVITY
72
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
73

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2018 E8 series is 2017 E7 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES LG OLED55E8PUA LG OLED55E7P
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® Yes No
4K HFR Yes No
2K HFR Yes No

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model OLED55E7P. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED55E8PUA vs LG OLED55E7P where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG OLED55E8PUA.

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
Powerful Picture Processor 👍
Speaker Channels 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
Clear Voice 👍
Bluetooth Audio Playback 👍
CONS
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

Selected Features

OLED Display

LG OLED55E8PUA has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. OLED displays also have better viewing angle than IPS panels. However, OLEDs are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG OLED55E8PUA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryUSA
Series 2E8
ModelOLED55E8PUA
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
DesignPicture-On-Glass
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeOLED
Panel TypeWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
Backlight NameSelf-luminous pixels (no backlight)
ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage75%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage99%
Brightness400 nits
Peak Brightness900 nits
Contrast Ratio
Input Lag15 ms
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®Yes
IMAX EnhancedNo
4K HDRYes
HDR EffectYes
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRYes
2K HFRYes
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture Processorα9 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
Depth EnhancementYes Object Depth Enhancer
AI PictureNo
Auto Genre SelectionNo
Face EnhancingNo
Image EnhancingNo
Color EnhancerYes Adaptive Color Enhancer
Deep Learning AI PictureNo
AI BrightnessNo
True Color AccuracyYes Pro
Ultra LuminanceYes Pro
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.2 Channel
Speaker TypeHeight + Front Firing
Speaker Power Rating60W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
Dolby AtmosYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio OutputYes
AI SoundNo
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA ReadyNo
Bluetooth Audio PlaybackYes
LG Sound SyncYes
Smart Speaker CompatibleNo
LG Smart SpeakerNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version4.2
Apple AirplayNo
LG TV Plus AppNo
Smart ThinQ AppNo
ChromecastNo
Google HomeYes Google Home device sold separately
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes Amazon Alexa device sold separately
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component InputsNo
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputNo
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet BrowserYes Full Web Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Application StoreYes LG Content Store
PVR FunctionYes
USB HDD RecordingYes
LG AI ThinQ®Yes
Speech to TextYes
LG Voice SearchYes
Amazon Echo CompatibleNo
AI UXNo
AI HomeNo
AI RecommendationNo
Intelligent EditNo
Home DashboardNo
Auto Device DetectionNo
Apple HomePodNo
Voice RecognitionYes Magic Remote required
Magic LinkNo
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)Yes
Gallery ModeYes
Multi-viewYes
DIALYes
360 VRNo
Mobile TV OnNo
Wi-Fi TV OnNo
Bluetooth Low Energy OnNo
Instant Game ResponseNo
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)No
Hotel ModeNo
Channel PlusYes
Screen ShareYes
Content ShareYes
Time ShiftYes
Watch & RecordYes
Auto CalibrationYes
Time Machine (DVR)No
Analog DVRNo
IP ControlYes
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPYes
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFNo
DivXYes
Flash VideoYes
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1Yes
VP7No
VP8No
VP9Yes
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMNo
WMVNo
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXYes
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACYes
LPCMYes
M4ANo
MIDINo
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGYes
RealAudioYes
WMAYes
WAVNo
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFNo
JPEGYes
JPSYes
MPOYes
PNGNo
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerNo
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)No
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)90 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 30.6" x 2.0"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 30.9" x 8.7"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)52.9" x 33.3" x 6.9"
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand48.1 lbs
Weight With Stand51.4 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)64.6 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18BA.AUS
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes
Magic Remote Control CompatibleYes
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor

Successor

The 2018 E8 series has a successor - 2019 E9 series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES LG OLED55E9PUA LG OLED55E8PUA
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor α9 Intelligent Processor

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model OLED55E9PUA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED55E8PUA vs LG OLED55E9PUA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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