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Sony A8 series (2018) vs LG SM8600
While the Sony A8 OLED 55" (2018) wasn't able to make it to the very top of any roundups from sources that perform quality hands-on testing, it still got featured in a large number of them. HomeTheaterReview.com, Rtings, AVForums, Expert Reviews, TrustedReviews, Techradar, and What Hi-Fi? have all deemed it worthy of a place on their respective shortlists.
As for the LG SM8600 75" - Rtings, a source that conducts reliable hands-on testing, has featured it in its LG SM8600 TV Review roundup. However, it didn't make it to any of the top spots.
When we thoroughly analyzed their review scores, we learned that all of the sources that tested both TVs, including Rtings, preferred the Sony A8 OLED 55" (2018) over the LG SM8600 75".
We also took a look at which sources they managed to impress the most. The Sony A8 OLED 55" (2018) was liked best by T3, which gave it a score of 10, while the LG SM8600 75" got its highest, 9.3, score from techaeris.com.
Lastly, we averaged out all of the reviews scores that we could find on these two products and compared them to other TVs on the market. We learned that both of them performed far better than most of their competitors - the overall review average earned by TVs being 7.7 out of 10, whereas the Sony A8 OLED 55" (2018) and LG SM8600 75" managed averages of 8.4 and 8.2 points, respectively.
Due to the difference in their prices, however, it's important to keep in mind that a direct Sony A8 OLED 55" (2018) vs. LG SM8600 75" comparison might not be entirely fair - some sources don't take value for money into account when assigning their scores and therefore have a tendency to rate more premium products better.