Act fast! The best LG OLED TV ever is now $800 off — you can’t miss this epic deal

LG G3 OLED TV deal
(Image credit: LG)

I’ve owned a lot of material possessions in my life. And I’ve never loved one even close to as much as my 77-inch LG G3 OLED. What. A. TV. It’s so ludicrously good, I can just about get over the fact I bought it three months too early and missed out on some seriously epic Black Friday deals last fall. But I have good news for you.

Right now, the LG “77 G3 OLED 4K TV is $3,499 at Best Buy. That’s an impressive $800 price drop from the $4,299 it usually retails for. If you’re looking for a smaller model, the LG “65 G3 OLED 4K TV is reduced to $2,229 at Best Buy — $700 from the regular $2,999 retail price. Still a bit too big? The LG “55 G3 OLED 4K TV is on sale for $1,899 at Best Buy, which is a juicy saving of $200, as it normally goes for $1,499.  

LG G3 77" 4K OLED: was $3,499 now $2,495 @ Best BuyHurry!

LG G3 77" 4K OLED: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $3,499 now $2,495 @ Best Buy
Hurry! The LG G3 OLED is the latest set in LG’s “Gallery Series” of top-tier 4K/120Hz TVs. This is an astounding panel that can reach over 1,300 nits peak brightness in HDR mode. How does it achieve such a remarkable number? Through its brightness-boosting Micros Lens Array panel. It's still a lot of cash, but this incredible OLED is hanging on my living room wall right now as I type.

LG G3 65" 4K OLED: was $2,999 now $2,299 @ Best BuyEditor's choice:

LG G3 65" 4K OLED: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $2,999 now $2,299 @ Best Buy
Editor's choice: The LG G3 is one of the best high-end OLED TVs you can buy. In our <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">LG OLED G3 review, we said the Editor's Choice TV delivers perfect blacks, superlative picture quailty and a beautiful physical design. It's also ideal for gamers with thoughtful Game Optimizer features and a 120Hz refresh rate. It offers Dolby Vision/HDR 10/HLG support, four HDMI 2.1 ports, built-in Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant/Apple HomeKit support, and LG's Magic Remote.

LG G3 55" 4K OLED: was $2,299 now $1,899 @ Best Buy

LG G3 55" 4K OLED: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $2,299 now $1,899 @ Best Buy
This is the smallest size the LG G3 OLED comes in. 55-inches probably remains the sweet spot for many viewers and with this sensational Micro Lens Array screen now $400 off, there's never been a better time to jump into the wonderful world of OLED.

Throughout the years I’ve owned an unreasonable number of LG OLED televisions. What’s “unreasonable”, you ask? Probably close to ten in the last decade. Yes, my beleaguered bank balance does hate me. My constantly bewitched eyes could care less, though, because the LG G3 OLED is comfortably the best TV I’ve ever owned. 

What makes the LG G3 so special and such a radical improvement over its close sibling (the still excellent) LG C3 OLED? An extremely clever combination of hardware and software. The G3 is the first OLED television LG has ever produced that contains a Micro Lens Array (MLA) panel. It then combines this extraordinary screen tech with an algorithm known as META. The combined results produce an OLED TV that is comfortably brighter than any other LG OLED. 

I was lucky enough to own the LG C2 OLED, which we considered to be the best TV available here at Tom’s Guide for most of its first year on sale. But if you pitted the non-MLA model up against the G3 in a boxing match, the older model would be looking up at little birdies in round one. If that sounds hyperbolic, it’s really not. The numbers tell the story. Without Micro Lens Array — a process that involves placing billions of convex lenses on top of an existing OLED screen — the LG C2 can only achieve peak HDR brightness of around 800 nits, while the G3 is capable of reaching 1,361 nits. Having owned both TVs, I can tell you that the difference is stark and immediately apparent. 

Super Mario Bros. movie on LG G3 OLED TV

Even pretty bad movies like Super Mario Bros. are immensely watchable on the LG G3 OLED.  (Image credit: LG)

With its incredible brightness levels and infinite blacks, the LG G3 OLED is an incredibly good TV to watch the best Netflix movies on. It’s also a phenomenal screen for gaming. With four HDMI 2.1 ports capable of displaying a 4K/120Hz signal, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and support for both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium, TVs simply don’t come any more loaded with gaming-friendly features than this. And if you switch the G3 to Game Mode, it outputs just 5.5ms of input lag at 4K/120Hz. That’s super low (and subsequently super buttery) for a TV.

As such, it’s pretty much the perfect TV to pair with either a PS5 or Xbox Series X. Games like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Tekken 8 and even The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on the underpowered Nintendo Switch look startlingly vibrant on the G3. I’m particularly impressed by how good Link’s latest adventure looks on my TV, because a lot of the time sub-1080p Switch games can look rough on a set of this size. Trust me, I’ve owned two other 77-inch LG OLEDs before the G3 and both made Super Mario Odyssey borderline unplayable to my obsessive eyes. That’s not the case with the G3. The upscaling is so good on this “Gallery Series” panel, it handles 1080p signals confidently, making them crisp but not too sharp.

If space is at a premium and you can’t fit the 77-inch LG G3 OLED into your home, I’d heartily recommend the deals above for either of the 65- or 55-inch inch models. Functionally, they’re identical to the 77” edition, though you should know you’ll need to buy a separate stand from LG if you’re not planning to wall mount your screen. Still, that’s a minor blemish on what’s otherwise a masterpiece of an OLED TV.

Dave Meikleham
UK Computing Editor

Dave is a computing editor at Tom’s Guide and covers everything from cutting edge laptops to ultrawide monitors. When he’s not worrying about dead pixels, Dave enjoys regularly rebuilding his PC for absolutely no reason at all. In a previous life, he worked as a video game journalist for 15 years, with bylines across GamesRadar+, PC Gamer and TechRadar. Despite owning a graphics card that costs roughly the same as your average used car, he still enjoys gaming on the go and is regularly glued to his Switch. Away from tech, most of Dave’s time is taken up by walking his husky, buying new TVs at an embarrassing rate and obsessing over his beloved Arsenal.