Screen Size: 49”
Display Type: Nano Cell Display
Display Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160)
Wide Viewing Angle: Yes (IPS Technology)
Backlight Type: Edge
Local Dimming: Yes
Picture Processor: α7 Gen 2
Refresh RateTruMotion: 240 (Native 120Hz)
HDR (High Dynamic Range): 4K Cinema HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG), HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
Color: Nano Color Accuracy, Advanced Color Enhancer, Billion Rich Colors
Resolution Upscaler: 4K Upscaler
LG ThinQ® AI: Yes
Google Assistant: Yes
Alexa Built-In: Yes (Available via firmware update)
Google Home Compatible: Yes (Google Home device sold separately)
Amazon Alexa Compatible: Yes (Amazon Alexa device sold separately)
Intelligent Voice Recognition: Yes
Operating System: webOS
Magic Remote Control: Yes (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice)
Universal Remote Control: Yes (Auto Device Detection)
LG Content Store (App Store): Yes
Full Web Browser: Yes
Speaker System: 2.0 Channel
Output Power: 20W
DTS Decoder: DTS-HD
Dolby Atmos: Yes
WiSA Ready: Yes
Bluetooth Audio Playback: Yes
LG Sound Sync: Yes
Wi-Fi® Standard: Wi-Fi Certified 802.11ac
Bluetooth® Support: Version 5.0
IP Control: Yes
HDMI-CEC (Simplink): Yes
TV Tuner: ATSC, Clear QAM
Smart Phone Connectivity: Yes
HDMI Input (HDCP 2.2): 4
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC): ARC (HDMI 2)
USB Ports (v 2.0): 3 (2 rear, 1 side)
RF Connection Input (Antenna/Cable): 1 (rear)
Composite Input (AV): 1 (rear)
Ethernet Input: 1 (rear)
Digital Audio Output (Optical): 1 (rear)
Magic Remote Included: Yes
LG 49SM8600PUA has a very good picture quality thanks to the 4k resolution which is four times greater than full HD. The most important display feature is the 4K Active HDR which brings the content to life thanks to the beautiful colors it displays and it is very useful when watching nature documentaries or when playing games. Also we have good news for the movie lovers because this TV supports local dimming. Local dimming technology dims the backlight of the screen where the colors are black thus providing deeper blacks which makes the movie watching experience very good. It is also equipped with Nano cell technology which was developed two years ago by LG and is said to improve viewing angle and colors. The colors are also very good thanks to the color accuracy technology. We will give 4.5/5 points for the LG 49SM8600PUA review part of the picture quality.
LG 49SM8600PUA is a smart TV so you can connect it to the internet and browse online content. You can find some useful apps in the app store and you can stream movies from the biggest streaming companies. LG takes pride on its new artificial intelligence called ThinQ. It is a bit helpful but depends how much you will use it because this TV also comes with a magic remote included which makes the browsing and the general use of the TV much easier then conventional remotes. It also has Google assistant and is compatible with Google home and Alexa devices. So as far as the AI goes this TV is well equipped. It also has all the essential connectivity including Bluetooth and you can also connect it with your smartphone. We will give 4.5/5 point for the LG 49SM8600PUA review part of the features.
LG 49SM8600PUA has two built-in speakers with 10W power each. The total output of 20W is usually enough, unless you are standing too far from the TV. If that is the case, you should consider buying external speakers that will turn your room into a home cinema. The ultra surround mode is good, especially if you buy external speakers. The sound is also clear but that depends on the content quality. We will give 4/5 points for the LG 49SM8600PUA review part of the sound.
LG 49SM8600PUA has a very good design overall and the color looks good. The build quality is also very good mainly due to the fine material used. The frame is quite thin which will make the TV look good if you wall mount it. Also some of the connection ports are on the side so shouldn’t be a problem if you wall mount it. The stand looks good and has a nice color. We will give 5/5 points for the LG 49SM8600PUA review part of the design.
LG 49SM8600PUA Review Conclusions
LG 49SM8600PUA is a very good TV in general. The picture quality is very good thanks to the 4k resolution, active HDR technology and Nano cell technology. It also comes with new features like Google home and Alexa devices compatibility. The sound is also loud and clear but that also depends on the content quality. Design is also very good and the price is not bad either. We hope our LG 49SM8600PUA review has been helpful to you.
Should I buy LG 49SM8600PUA?
We made the LG 49SM8600PUA because this is a good TV for its price. However we also recommend taking a look at this other TV Samsung UN49RU8000.