LG NanoCell 80 Series Review

The LG NanoCell 80 Series Review embodies the next level of OLED display innovation and picture quality. Through its enhanced panel, nano-crystal technology delivers an image that is unmatched in accuracy, detail and clarity.

The back view of the LG NanoCell 80 Series

LG NANO 80 LCD TV is one of the 2020 NanoCell brand releases. Like all LCD TVs of this type (unlike their best-selling and highly acclaimed OLED 4K HDR TVs), it is equipped with an IPS technology.

This implies wide viewing angles, but leads to a negative trade-off in terms of weak black levels and contrast.

The LG NanoCell 80 Series is a high-performance LED TV, featuring an immersive image quality that far outpaces rival LCD TVs for an unmatched size-to-performance ratio.

UltraClear 4K UHD resolution, nano cell technology and built-in Dolby Atmos® soundtracks ensure this TV meets all your entertainment needs while showcasing unprecedented levels of depth, color intensity and clarity you never thought possible on a screen this size.

This article will be discussing on the LG NanoCell 80 Series Review with the different features of this amazing TV.

LG NanoCell 80 Series Review

The LG NanoCell 80 Series Review 2020 is a lower-midrange 4k TV with okay overall performance. It’s a larger variant of the LG NANO81 and offers similar performance and features, except there isn’t any local dimming.

The Nano Cell technology adds a layer of nano crystals between the panel and the backlight. LG says this improves light flow through the displays, making colors and brightness on screen richer and stronger, while reducing reflections.

This is a 4K/UHD TV with outstanding picture quality when viewed in-store in all environments. Images are sharp, with vibrant colors and fairly deep blacks via OLED.

When placed in a home with high levels of ambient lighting, however, dark scenes lose some of their luster, as details can be difficult to discern. Regardless, it’s an excellent TV that features versatile smart features.

It has an IPS panel with fairly wide viewing angles, but that comes at the cost of its low contrast ratio, and blacks appear gray when viewed in the dark. Despite missing many gaming features, it has a decent response time and incredibly low input lag, so it’s a good choice for casual gaming.

the front view of the LG NanoCell 80 Series

The NanoCell 80 Series has a fully customizable OS that includes an app store (similar to Roku), smart TV features and an Ultra HD streaming app. It’s decent for watching TV shows or sports and performs best in wide seating arrangements due to its wide viewing angles.

LG NanoCell 80 Series has a stylish design. The stand consists of two widely spaced legs that hold the TV well. Vibrations, if you touch the TV, are very moderate. The back of the TV is made of plastic and has a soft matte texture. There are no grooves for guiding the cables.

The build quality is decent. Thin bezels (about 1 cm) give the TV an elegant look. However, almost all connectors “look” back. This can make it difficult, firstly, to install close to the wall, and secondly, to connect devices. The gap between the screen and the stand is not very big, but it is enough to hold the TV firmly.

LG NanoCell 80 Series has a sturdy foot, so you can place it on a flat surface. The power supply is placed on the right side of the TV, under a slanted arm. This means that you must be careful to keep your hands away from this area.

There are no pre-defined slots for wall mounting or for VESA mount support (such as for installations in commercial buildings).

On the LG NanoCell 80 Series Review, contrast ratio does not improve if local dimming is enabled . This is due to the fact that the TV side lighting and local dimming cannot be divided into zones with a “checkered” pattern.

In other words, local dimming does not help. There is always a backlight leak or halo around a bright object on the screen. If you want to at least slightly correct the situation, then it is better to select the “Medium” local dimming parameter.

Peak brightness, as in almost all budget models, leaves a lot to be desired. Of course, for SDR content with standard dynamic range, the actual peak brightness of 250 nits is sufficient. But in HDR (high dynamic range) mode, 300 nits is not enough to adequately display the brightest parts of the scene.

On board the NanoCell 80 model there are 4 HDMI 2.0 connectors. ARC Audio Reverse Channel is supported. One USB connector at the back and one side. There is a LAN port for connecting to the Internet. Composite and component inputs are required for analog video viewing. The CI + slot is on the side.

At the back are an optical audio output and two antenna jacks for receiving terrestrial and satellite programs. Wireless communication is via a Wi-Fi adapter, which is single-band in this budget option. There is also a Bluetooth connection version 5.0.

There is an interesting feature (first found in the OLED model) called Nano Leadership. If you press the button on the remote control, a blue light will be lit behind the LCD display, indicating that LG has optimized its technologies for this TV.

This is to show that LG has made a marked improvement in the performance of the NanoCell 80 Series.

There is also a “quickMemo” function for creating text messages, which is nice. You can enter text on the TV, but LG does not provide an input for handwriting recognition (as it does with some models from Samsung).

The menu is controlled with a well-designed interface. We have only one button on the remote control, but there are still plenty of functions: “Mute”, “Entertainment”, “Up/Down Arrow” and “OK/Cancel” buttons.


The LG NanoCell 80 Series Review, is an exceptionally great 4K/UHD TV with vibrant colors and deep blacks. It’s great for viewing in all environments, but it won’t be as good as the more expensive LG C8 OLED TV.

Its main drawback is its poor peak brightness, which means it won’t perform as well when you watch HDR content in dark environments (like a home theater room). The Local Dimming feature doesn’t really help either.

LG has done a great job making the NanoCell 80 Series very smart. The software and smart features are easy to use and it’s intuitive. It is worth considering for people looking for a TV in this price range, but it’s not as impressive as LG’s C8 OLED TV.

At this price point, the LG NANO 80 is a decent 4K/UHD TV with some unique features. The best part about this model is its NanoCell finish on the back of the screen, which boosts the viewing angle. From an aesthetic point of view, this definitely appeals to many potential customers.

Despite being an entry level set, this TV model has received high ratings in most consumer electronics review sites such as Best Buy and Amazon.

the  LG NanoCell 80 Series showing it's picture quality

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