QNED is LG’s fresh 2021 TV tech, joining OLED and Samsung’s QLED televisions to overjoy our eyeballs. But which screen type produces the best 4K/8K visuals? Here we dive into QNED vs OLED vs QLED, seeing how Samsung has evolved its own televisions into the fresh Neo sets, and how mini LED stacks up against the new micro LED tech.
OLED is still the champion for infinity contrast, thanks to each pixel having the ability to switch on or off. In contrast, QNED and QLED use backlighting to produce their images – but mini LED technology means a crazy number of lights are crammed into a tiny space. So contrast on the upper-end TV models is comparable to OLED, while you can also enjoy higher brightness, natural colours – or poppy in-your-face visuals too.
As an added benefit, LG’s QNED and Samsung’s QLED televisions are generally more affordable than those OLED panels. Although you can still drop quite a lot of cash on a top-end flagship 8K TV from these guys, and even the 4Ks aren’t exactly wallet friendly.
As an added aside, you might not want to invest in a micro LED set any time soon, which boast incredible clarity vs the mini LED screens thanks to even greater concentrations of even tinier lights. These are mostly commercial sets, thanks to the huge size and prohibitive cost.