LG G4 vs M4 TV: Same Except for 3 Things, Consider This!

By Naila Syifa
Updated March 2024


LG introduced four OLED TVs as part of its 2024 lineup, and the G4 and M4 models cater to high-end consumers who want the best of the best. Many reviewers said that the only thing that sets both models apart is the wireless design that the G4 offers, but there is more than what meets the eye! We have noted at least 3 differences, though little, that you should consider when making the decision between these two models. Let's take a closer look at them.

Key Takeaways

LG M4 has an advantage with its wireless design, but the G4 has advantages with more ports it offers and more size variants to suit different needs and budgets. Unless having a wireless design is an absolute must-have for you, we prefer to recommend the G4 for its versatility.


LG G4 OLED evo

High-End Premium OLED TV

✓ α11 AI Processor 4K
✓ MLA, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
✓ Virtual 11.1.2 Up-mix
✓ webOS 24


LG Signature OLED M4

Flagship Wireless OLED TV

✓ α11 AI Processor 4K
✓ MLA, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos
✓ Virtual 11.1.2 Up-mix
✓ Wireless HDMI

#1 Wired vs Wireless design, the most obvious difference



It is prominent that the main advantage that sets the M4 apart from the G4 is the wireless convenience it offers. Just like its predecessor LG M3, which was claimed by LG in 2023 as the "world's first wireless OLED TV", the M4 boasts a wireless design relying on the Zero Connect Box to connect all your devices without the need for visible cables.

Read also: LG M3 vs LG M4: Wireless OLED TV Compared

The Zero Connect Box serves as a separate media box that houses all the ports. You can place it up to 30 feet away and then connect various devices like gaming console, set-top box, Blu-ray player, or any other HDMI- and USB-compatible devices. The content will then be transmitted to the TV wirelessly, providing a clean and minimalistic look to your entertainment setup.

The LG G4, on the other hand, features a typical wired design with the ports built into the TV itself. This may not be as aesthetically pleasing as the wireless design because the wires can be visible and clutter the entertainment setup. However, take note that the LG M4 is not completely wireless as well, as it still requires a power cord to be plugged in to work.

#2 The number of ports is as important to consider



The LG G4 and M4 are different in terms of the number of ports they provide, and this may be an important consideration factor for some users. You may want to connect many devices to your TV simultaneously, and this is where the number of ports comes into play.

In this aspect, the LG G4 has an advantage with its 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports, which is more than what the LG M4 offers: 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports.

Zero Connect Box of LG M4

Zero Connect Box of LG M4

Now you may wonder how much this difference in the number of ports really matters to you. Let's say you have a set-top box you need to connect to your TV to stream your favorite shows, a gaming console to play your favorite games, a DVD or Blu-ray player to watch movies, and a soundbar to enhance your audio experience. You may even have more than one gaming console you want to connect.

So, having more ports gives more convenience and flexibility as you don't have to keep connecting and disconnecting your devices every time you want to use them on your TV.

#3 Consider the available size options and price points



Another factor to consider when choosing between the LG G4 and M4 OLED TVs is the available size options and their corresponding price points. Both TVs are available in 65”, 77”, 83”, and 97” sizes, but the G4 model offers a smaller 55" size that makes it more suitable for smaller rooms and also more accessible to those who want a high-end premium OLED TV at a more affordable price point.

If you have an even tighter budget but still want a high-end model, consider last year-released versions of both models, the LG G3 or M3, which will be cheaper but at the expense of some of the latest features.

Read also:
LG G3 vs LG G4 OLED TV: What's New
LG M3 vs LG M4: Wireless OLED TV Compared

#4 The rest is roughly equally impressive



Other than the mentioned 3 aspects, the specs and features of the LG G4 and M4 are very similar. Both feature the revolutionary Micro Lens Array (MLA) technology, which is currently the brightest OLED panel from LG. This makes both models the LG's brightest TV to date, with a brightness level that is 150% higher than the entry-level LG B4 OLED TV.

Both also are powered by the latest Alpha 11 AI Processor, which provides advanced image and sound processing capabilities, resulting in stunning picture quality and immersive sound experience. The new chip can now create a virtual 11.1.2 surround sound right from the TV's built-in speakers, so you don't necessarily need external speakers or a soundbar for a cinema-like audio experience.

LG G4 vs M4

Alpha 11 AI Processor 

As LG's 2024 OLED TV lineup, both the G4 and M4 run on the new webOS 24, which not only offers an intuitive and user-friendly interface but also has expanded user profiles up to 10 to allow for better personalized recommendations and content suggestions. In addition, you can now split the screen into 4 instead of only 2, and the MultiView now can display up to 2 HDMI inputs.

Gaming features are also impressive on both models, with support for ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), NVIDIA G-Sync, and AMD FreeSync Premium for a smoother, more responsive gaming experience. Both TVs can now also support 4K gaming at 144Hz, making them ideal for gamers who want the ultimate gaming experience.


Final Thoughts



Both models have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. The M4 lets you enjoy the future of wireless entertainment with its Zero Connect Box, but the price point is extremely high and it offers fewer ports than a typical OLED TV in the market.

The G4 doesn't offer the wireless convenience of the M4, but it makes up for it with more ports and size options available at more affordable price points.

Considering that both models share equally impressive performance, imaging, sound quality, and features, choosing to go with the G4 means you can have almost everything that the flagship M4 model has to offer at a considerably lower price point.

However, if having a wireless TV is a priority for you and you don't mind splurging on it, then do not hesitate to go for the LG M4.

If you like to read more about Smart TVs, check out our other relevant guides here:

LG B3 vs B4: Entry-Level OLED TV Gets Better

LG C3 vs C4: What's Improving?

LG B4 vs C4: 6 Differences

LG C4 vs G4: 6 Key Aspects

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