LG QNED TV Comparison 2022 – A Complete guide!

Comparison of LG QNED TVs 2022
Comparison of LG QNED TVs 2022

In 2022, LG has expanded its lineup of 4K UltraHD TVs LG QNED Mini LED. The 2021 models have been updated, but fundamentally new series have also been added. There are also new functions, along with an upgrade of the main ones. This, for example, support for the Wi-Fi 6 standard in the older QNED lines, and also the Always Ready option (Always ready).

The appearance of TVs has not undergone significant changes, the user interface has evolved (now it is webOS 22 instead of webOS 6.0) and the processor, which is already represented by the fifth generation. So, we will not set our task to identify any special differences between LG QNED 2022 and 2021.

Our task is to find out how the 2022 QNED LG TVs differ from each other. This should help those who are planning to buy LG QNED. Recall that QNED technology uses NanoCell technology together with Mini LED blue backlight. This makes it possible to significantly reduce the size of the backlight LEDs, while multiplying the number of zones for adjusting their brightness.


LG QNED TVs differences (2022)

Despite the differences, there are many points where LG’s 2022 QNED TVs are the same. Let us briefly dwell on the most important of them. Firstly, they all run on the webOS 22 smart platform, which means that they support smart home, voice control, multimedia functions, and a USB camera.

Secondly, all QNED models work with static HDR modes, namely HDR10 and HLG. In terms of image processing, QNED TVs use the same color enhancement algorithms and have an identical set of display modes. All have 10-bit color depth. There are no differences between them in terms of television reception. Now let’s move on to the main thing – the differences between QNED.

Matrix and backlight

The top three series of LG QNED99, QNED96 and QNED95 are 8K TVs with a resolution of 7680 × 4320. The remaining models have a resolution of 4K UltraHD 3840 x 2160. But something else is important here. In the younger series, LG began to use, in addition to IPS matrices, VA. These are the LG QNED82, QNED81 and QNED80 series. True, 86″ TVs still use IPS panels.

The main idea behind the creation of QNED TVs was to use Mini LED backlighting. In 2021, all LG QNEDs only had mini LED backlighting. But 2022 was marked by the appearance of Edge Lit side lighting, again in the LG QNED82, QNED81 and QNED80 TV series. With LG MiniLED QNED, they are united by the presence of quantum dots and NanoCell technology.


There are differences between QNED 2022 in the way the backlight is localized or local dimming is implemented. LG QNED99, QNED96 and QNED95 implement the Precision Dimming Pro + full-matrix backlight control algorithm. The LG QNED91, QNED90, QNED87, QNED86 and QNED85 series use Precision Dimming Pro with fewer dimming zones. Dimming Pro local dimming is also available in the LG QNED82, QNED81 and QNED80 side-lit series.

Processor and screen refresh rate

All QNED 8K series are based on the α9 Gen5 AI 8K intelligent processor. The LG 4K QNED uses its counterpart α7 Gen5 AI 4K. The difference is due to the fact that A9 processes 4 times more information than A7. The screen refresh rate of almost all QNED LG 2022 is 100 / 120 Hz. The exception is the LG QNED96 and QNED95 series. Their panels are updated at a frequency of 50 / 60 Hz.


What is the difference in QNED 2022? Firstly, the sound scheme, secondly, the power of the audio system, and finally, Dolby Atmos support. In the three junior series, this atmospheric technology is not supported, and the total power of the two-channel sound circuit is 20 watts. The top-end LG QNED99 TV has a total power of 60 W and a 4.2 channel circuit. All other models implement a 2.2 channel circuit with a power of 40 watts.


Basically, the LG QNED switching circuit is repeated from series to series, but there are quantitative and some qualitative differences. Let’s start with the fact that all QNED 4K have two HDMI2.1 connectors and two HDMI2.0 connectors. 8K models are different. LG QNED99 has all HDMI 2.1 connectors, while QNED96 and QNED95 have only four HDMI2.0 connectors. All 4K QNEDs have 2 USB 2.0 ports, and the 8K QNED versions add one more USB 3.0 port. Plus, QNED 8K TV works with WiFi6.


LG QNED 2022 Comparison Table

Series 99 96 / 95 91 / 90 87 / 86 85 82 / 81 80
Permission 8K 8K 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
Diagonal, inches 86, 75 75, 65 86, 75, 65, 55 86, 75, 65, 55 86, 75, 65, 55 86, 75, 65, 55, 50 86, 75, 65, 55, 50
Stand Sickle 96 – sickle / 95 – legs 91 – sickle / 90 – legs Sickle legs Sickle legs
Body color The black Gray titanium Gray titanium 87 – ice silver / 86 – dark titanium Gray titanium 82 – ice silver / 81 – black The black
Backlight Mini LED Mini LED Mini LED Mini LED Mini LED edge edge
Blackout Precision Dimming Pro+ Precision Dimming Pro+ Precision Dimming Pro Precision Dimming Precision Dimming Dimming Pro Dimming Pro
Refresh rate, Hz 120 60 120 120 120 120 120
CPU α9 Gen5 AI 8K α9 Gen5 AI 8K α7 Gen5 AI 4K α7 Gen5 AI 4K α7 Gen5 AI 4K α7 Gen5 AI 4K α7 Gen5 AI 4K
Dolby Vision Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Not
Dual tuner Yes Yes Not Not Not Not Not
Tuner ATSC Not Not Not Not Yes Not Not
always ready Yes Yes Yes Not Not Not Not
Audio Watts / Channels 60 / 4.2 40 / 2.2 40 / 2.2 40 / 2.2 40 / 2.2 20/2.0 20/2.0
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Not
WiFi 6 6 5 5 5 5 5
HDMI 2.1/2.0 4/0 0 / 4 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 2
USB3.0/2.0 12 12 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2

We have described only the main differences between QNED TV and LG. Although there are still quite a few of them, listing them all is an interesting, but very long, task. After all, their importance depends on your consumer preferences. For greater clarity and convenience, we have displayed significant positions in a separate table. We hope it helps you decide on a purchase. Good luck choosing!