LG UN7300PUF 4K HDR TV Review

LG UN7300

A Quick Look at LG’s 65UN7300PUF 60Hz Smart LED TV

Intro

The UN7300PUF is part of LG’s entry-level/budget 7300 Series and is available in 43”, 50”, 55” and 65” screen sizes.

Last year’s UM7300PUA was a very popular model with consumers. It offered commendable performance for an entry-level model and was an amazingly affordable 4K TV from a major manufacturer. The UN7300PUF continues this trend and picks up where the UN7300PUA left off.

Design/Features

LG UN7300PUF side view

Side View

The UN7300 is very similar in appearance to last year’s UM7300. They both have the same bezel design which is a bit thicker than many of the razor-thin designs that are quite common by today’s standards. The feet of the UN7300 are placed very close to the outer edges of the screen and cannot be repositioned. Nonetheless, the feet give the panel good stability.

The UN7300 is primarily made of plastic yet has a decent build quality and doesn’t appear to be cheaply made. Its panel depth is a bit on the thick side and measures approximately 3.5” deep.

The UN7300 uses direct-LED lighting to illuminate the screen which contains a semi-gloss finish. I should also mention this model uses an IPS panel which allows for better wide-angle viewing when compared to most TVs that use VA panels. On the downside, IPS panels don’t produce very good contrast or black levels, which is very important for optimal picture quality when viewing in a dark room.

However, if viewing this TV in a well lit or moderately lit room environment, its IPS shortcomings will not be a major issue.

Feature Highlights

  • LG ThinQ AI – The ThinQ AI system is designed to provide enhanced personalized entertainment and control for your compatible smart home devices.
  • Quad-Core Processor – This processor is designed to improve images by reducing video noise and motion blur, enhancing sharpness and portraying accurate colors.
  • 4K Active HDR – LG’s tone-mapping technology provides scene-by-scene picture adjustment and supports the HDR10 and HLG formats.
  • FilmMaker Mode – See and watch films as the director intended
  • TruMotion 120 helps reduce motion blur (60Hz refresh rate)
  • High Dynamic Range HDR10 and HLG formats supported for extended picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content (this TV does not support Dolby Vision HDR)
  • Direct-lit LED backlighting
  • IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD panel provides good off-axis viewing
  • 4K Upscaler upconverts standard-def and high-def video to near-4K quality
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) reduces input lag while video gaming
  • Google Assistant Built-in “works with” Google Assistant
  • Alexa Built-in “works with” Alexa
  • Apple Airplay 2, Apple Homekit
  • Bluetooth Surround Ready – Connect LG Bluetooth speakers for wireless surround sound
  • LG’s webOS 5.0 smart TV interface

LG UN7300PUF webOS

The Magic Remote is one of my favorites to use and offers very good functionality. I really enjoy using its “point-and-click” feature which uses an on-screen mouse pointer to control certain TV functions. It also uses voice recognition via the remote’s built-in microphone and enables voice command for live TV, internet apps, web browser, input selection and volume control.LG Magic Remote

Connectivity

  • 3 HDMI 2.0 inputs (HDCP 2.2 compliant)
  • 1 Composite/component video input (shared)
  • 2 USB inputs – version 2.0
  • 1 Ethernet input
  • 1 RF input for antenna/cable/satellite
  • 1 Digital optical audio output
  • Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • ARC (audio return channel – HDMI 2)
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones
LG UN7300PUF rear ports

Rear Ports

Specs:

Model year: 2020

Screen size reviewed: 65″

Dimensions:

With stand: (W x H x D) 57.6″ x 35.8″ x 10.0″

Without stand: (W x H x D) 57.6″ x 33.5″ x 3.5″

Weight:

With stand: 47.4 lbs.

Without stand: 47.0 lbs.

Warranty: One year parts and labor

Review Summary
LG UN7300PUF angle view

Product Name: UN7300PUF

Product Description: 4K HDR featuring LG's tone mapping technology for picture adjustments | Direct-lit LED backlighting for increased contrast | IPS panel for good wide-angle viewing performance | webOS 5.0 smart TV platform | Google Assistant & Alexa voice control built-in | ALLM | FilmMaker Mode

Brand: LG

  • LG 65UN7300PUF
3.5

Bottom Line

LG’s UN7300PUF is a good entry-level 4K TV. I was very happy with its performance for such an inexpensive model, with the exception of its HDR performance which is mediocre at best due to the lack of HDR picture brightness. So if good HDR performance is important to you, I suggest you look elsewhere.

When compared to other budget models such as Samsung’s TU7000, the UM7300PUF has better overall picture quality in my opinion and ranks as one of the better budget models currently available.

I really liked the UN7300PUF and give it a solid recommendation for an entry-level TV; it offers great value, good features and satisfying performance in most areas and is ideal for anyone looking for a decent entry-level 4K big screen TV that won’t break the bank.

 

Performance

Pros

  • Sharp and detailed 4K and 1080p picture images
  • Very good image clarity and three-dimensional imaging quality allows for very good image depth
  • Vibrant color reproduction delivered accurate and nicely saturated color tones
  • IPS panel allows for good wide-angle viewing performance
  • The UN7300 delivered sufficient SDR (standard dynamic range) picture brightness in a room with lots of natural and artificial room lighting and does a very good job at reflecting light away from the screen
  • Excellent webOS 5.0 smart TV platform
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) feature helps deliver very low input lag –approx. 9.5ms
  • Motion rendering was generally smooth on this TV. You may experience some slight motion blur with some fast action content

Cons

  • Lackluster contrast and black level performance due to IPS panel
  • Mediocre black screen uniformity – some clouding visible throughout a completely black screen
  • Limited peak brightness output when viewing HDR content
  • Mediocre sound quality

Image credit LG

2 comments

  • Are you sure this model is IPS?
    did you try tapping on the screen and see whether it flashes white lights ?

    • Hi Arian,

      The UN7300PUF actually uses different panel types depending on the screen size. According to my sources, the 43″ and 65″ models use IPS panels. The 50″ model uses a VA panel and the 55″ uses a ADS/IPS panel which is said to improve wide-angle viewing performance over standard IPS panels.

      I usually rely on technical specifications to determine the panel type. But when I do use a physical method, I prefer not to tap on the panel and instead use a magnifying glass to get a closeup view of the pixel structure to determine panel type.

      Regards,
      Milton
      HDTVs and More

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