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What Hi-Fi?
What Hi-Fi?
Lewis Empson

The LG C3 OLED TV finally drops to the price we've been waiting for thanks to this tempting deal

LG C3 OLED TV in a modern apartment living room with a turtle on screen .

When LG launched the C3 OLED TV in 2023, we had reservations based on the inflated price compared to its predecessor, which initially held it back from a five-star review. However, subsequently testing the 42- and 48-inch models softened our opinion somewhat, especially as the prices had dropped fairly significantly since they launched. 

That being said, we've still been waiting for a deal on the C3 that truly rivals the depths that we saw the C2 prices sink to; and we might finally be in luck. Seveoaks is currently running a promotion on all sizes of the LG C3 OLED TV which nets you 10 per cent off the asking price. You can use code GD10PC for 10 per cent off all models, as well as an additional code to save a further £50, £100 or even £200 depending on which model you opt for.

The LG C3 OLED TV certainly grew on us with each size option we tested. While we're still not enamoured by LG's decision to raise the price without introducing tangible upgrades over its predecessor, it's still a very good TV in its own right. Not only that, it's also consistent, with each size we've tested it at (42-, 48- and 65-inches) providing similarly impressive results. 

It's also still an unmatched gaming TV, with the 42-inch variant snatching up two What Hi-Fi? Awards for best best 40-43 inch TV and best gaming TV. The 48-inch model also earned itself an Award for best premium 48-50-inch TV.

So what makes these TVs so good? Obviously, LG has practically mastered the OLED panel, as it has provided consistently excellent sets for many years now. While competition from Sony and Panasonic is rife, these sets are also more expensive, and we're always conscious of the pound-to-performance ratio here. 

LG's picture strengths include deep, inky black depths and punchy, rich colours that immediately draw the eye. Pair that with crisp details and striking contrast, and it's hard to pick holes in the LG C3. Sony's A80L OLED TV does edge the C3 out thanks to its slightly more natural colour presentation and even more impressive contrast, but it's also more expensive and doesn't come in as many size options as the LG.

The LG C3 also outpaces the Sony regarding features, especially if you're a keen gamer. With four full bandwidth HDMI 2.1 sockets capable of handling 4K/120Hz gameplay with VRR and ALLM enabled, anyone with a PS5 and an Xbox Series X will likely be drawn to the C3. Pair this with LG's excellent game mode menu that displays vital information at the touch of a button, and you can probably see why this is our favourite gaming TV. 

When it comes to non-gaming features, the C3 is equally impressive, thanks to its support for Dolby Vision and its extensive webOS software. It's easily one of the best TV operating systems on the market, with formidable app compatibility and intuitive navigation; although it has become slightly more ad-heavy as of late. 

The one area where we have to slow our enthusiasm with the C3 is its sound performance. Each model has left us disappointed in this regard, as the built-in speakers sound dull and lifeless. However, this is a trend we see with many OLED TVs thanks to their super slim frames not having room for quality sound systems, so it can be forgiven somewhat. We'd recommend using the money you'll save with this excellent deal to pick up a Dolby Atmos soundbar

Ultimately, the LG C3 is still an excellent TV, and at this price it's a very tempting offer; just be sure to use code GD10PC for the full savings. We expect to see the C3 continue to decline in price now that LG has announced the C4 OLED TV, but that TV looks like a subtle upgrade over the C3, meaning the 2023 model might be the better option; especially if you're looking to save some cash.


Check out our full list of the best OLED TVs

And our picks for the best TVs overall

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