LG 27UD59 review: successor of inexpensive 4K monitor tested

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Specifications and test results

On this page you can find the complete specifications and test results of the LG 27UD59.

Product name27UD59-B
Product code27UD59-B.AEU
DetailsProduct info
Panel characteristics
Screen size27 inch
Pixel density163 ppi
TFT panel typeIPS
Curved screen
Aspect ratio16:9
Pixel size0.155 mm
3D support
Overdrive function available
120 Hz
144 Hz
AMD FreeSync
AMD FreeSync min. freq.40 Hz
AMD FreeSync max. freq.60 Hz
Nvidia G-Sync
Maximum refresh rate60 Hz
Dolby Vision
D-Sub input
HDCP compatible
DVI input
HDMI input
Number of HDMI inputs2
Highest compatible at HDMI version2.0
DisplayPort input
Mini-DisplayPort input
Number of Display Port inputs1
DisplayPort output
Highest supported DisplayPort version1.2
USB Type-C input
Picture in Picture
Picture by Picture
HDMI audio output
3,5mm jack audio in
Integrated USB HUB
Integrated speakers
Built-in webcam
Memory card reader
Built-in TV tuner
Physical specifications
Size - Width63.3 cm
Size - Height47.7 cm
Size - Depth21.3 cm
Height adjustable
Minimum height top bezel47.7 cm
Maximum height top bezel47.7 cm
Maximum height adjustment0 cm
Portrait mode
Mounting SizeVesa 100x100mm
Weight5.6 kg
Manufacturer specifications
Colours1070 mln
Total response time5 ms
Brightness250 cd/m²
Contrast ratio1000 : 1
Maximum horizontal view angle178 °
Maximum vertical view angle178 °
Flicker reduction
Power consumption (active)37 W
Power consumption (standby)0.5 W
Pixel policy / Warranty
Warranty period2 year(s)
Included accessories
Remote control
Digital video cable included
Response times and input lag
Overdrive on by default
Response time (0%-100%)9 ms
Response time (100%-0%)8.3 ms
Response time (100%-0%-100%)17.3 ms
Response time (20%-80%)15 ms
Response time (80%-20%)11.4 ms
Response time (20%-80%-20%)26.4 ms
Response time OD (0%-100%)6.6 ms
Response time OD (100%-0%)8.2 ms
Response time OD (100%-0%-100%)14.8 ms
Response time OD (20%-80%)4.6 ms
Response time OD (80%-20%)8 ms
Response time OD (20%-80%-20%)12.6 ms
Overshoot OD max30 %
Undershoot OD max3 %
Response time OD opt. (0%-100%)7.6 ms
Response time OD opt. (100%-0%)8 ms
Response time OD opt. (0%-100%-0%)15.6 ms
Response time OD opt. (20%-80%)7.8 ms
Response time OD opt. (80%-20%)9.4 ms
Response time OD opt. (20%-80%-20%)17.2 ms
Overshoot OD opt.9 %
Undershoot OD opt.3 %
Name OD opt.Middle
Input lag comp. to CRT0 ms
Input lag low (top)2.2 ms
Input lag average (center)9.8 ms
Input lag high (bottom)17.2 ms
Image display time15 ms
Power consumption
Energieverbruik 150 cd/m² (white)25.3 W
Energieverbruik 150 cd/m² (black)24.4 W
Energie consumption (white)34.9 W
Energie consumption (black)34.1 W
Energie consumption (standby)0.2 W
Energie consumption (off)0.2 W
Standard display brightness and contrast
Standard display profile settingCustom
Minimum brightness white63.03 cd/m²
Maximum brightness white235.5 cd/m²
Maximum brightness black0.26 cd/m²
Contrast maximum brightness905.8 : 1
Contrast 150 cd/m²938 : 1
Checkerboard contrast 150 cd/m²898 : 1
Fullscreen brightness white 150 cd/m²150.48 cd/m²
Fullscreen brightness black 150 cd/m²0.16 cd/m²
Fullscreen contrast 150 cd/m²940.5 : 1
Lowest vs highest white82 %
Average vs brightest white90 %
Lowest brightness white126.00 cd/m²
Highest brightness white154.00 cd/m²
Lowest vs highest black81 %
Average vs highest black90 %
Lowest brightness black0.14 cd/m²
Highest brightness black0.17 cd/m²
Viewing angles
45° left remaining brightness40 %
45° left avg. colour deviation ΔE 200018.8
45° left SD colour deviation ΔE 20004.5
45° right remaining brightness39 %
45° right avg. colour deviation ΔE 200018.3
45° right SD colour deviation ΔE 20004.6
45° above remaining brightness26 %
45° above avg. colour deviation ΔE 200022.9
45° above SD colour deviation ΔE 20006.4
45° below remaining brightness25 %
45° below avg. colour deviation ΔE 200022.5
45° below SD colour deviation ΔE 20007.1
Standard mode color fidelity
Measured color spacesRGB
Brightness white 150 cd/m²150.06 cd/m²
Brightness black 150 cd/m²0.16 cd/m²
Color temperature white6131 K
Deviation from ideal color temperature369 K
Contrast 150 cd/m²938 : 1
Standard gamut coverage96.6 %
Color deviation white ΔE 20006.24
Color deviation grey 80 ΔE 20003.45
Color deviation grey 65 ΔE 20003.39
Color deviation grey 50 ΔE 20003.41
Color deviation grey 35 ΔE 20003.1
Color deviation black ΔE 20001.99
Color deviation skin dark ΔE 20001.78
Color deviation skin light ΔE 20002.67
Color deviation sky blue ΔE 20001.92
Color deviation leaf green ΔE 20001.12
Color deviation flower blue ΔE 20001.5
Color deviation blue-green ΔE 20001.82
Color deviation orange ΔE 20002.47
Color deviation purple-blue ΔE 20001.53
Color deviation medium red ΔE 20002.63
Color deviation purple ΔE 20001.13
Color deviation yellow-green ΔE 20001.58
Color deviation orange-yellow ΔE 20001.31
Color deviation blue ΔE 20001.31
Color deviation green ΔE 20001.22
Color deviation red ΔE 20002.61
Color deviation yellow ΔE 20001.78
Color deviation magenta ΔE 20001.73
Color deviation cyan ΔE 20001.45
Color deviation 100% Red ΔE 20004.47
Color deviation 100% Green ΔE 20001.32
Color deviation 100% Blue ΔE 20001.48
Color deviation 100% Cyan ΔE 20003.38
Color deviation 100% Magenta ΔE 20001.59
Color deviation 100% Yellow ΔE 20001.74
SD color checker deviation ΔE 20001.13
Avg. color checker deviation ΔE 20002.24
SD color deviation ΔE 20000.77
Avg. color deviation ΔE 20001.9
Gamma 0%2.2
Gamma 10%2.15
Gamma 20%2.20
Gamma 30%2.21
Gamma 40%2.21
Gamma 50%2.21
Gamma 60%2.20
Gamma 70%2.19
Gamma 80%2.17
Gamma 90%2.16
Gamma 100%2.2
SD gamma0.05
Average gamma2.18
Gamma (deviation from 2.2)0.02
Grayscale deviation 0% ΔE 20002.00
Grayscale deviation 10% ΔE 20001.12
Grayscale deviation 20% ΔE 20001.08
Grayscale deviation 30% ΔE 20002.11
Grayscale deviation 40% ΔE 20002.48
Grayscale deviation 50% ΔE 20002.65
Grayscale deviation 60% ΔE 20003.17
Grayscale deviation 70% ΔE 20003.41
Grayscale deviation 80% ΔE 20003.42
Grayscale deviation 90% ΔE 20003.48
Grayscale deviation 100% ΔE 20006.26
SD grayscale deviation ΔE 20001.29
Avg. grayscale deviation ΔE 20002.76


two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

LG 27UD59-B

27 inch, 3840x2160, 163 ppi, IPS, AMD FreeSync, 60 Hz, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 5 ms, 250 cd/m², 1000 : 1

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LG 27UD59-W

27 inch, 3840x2160, 163 ppi, IPS, AMD FreeSync, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 5 ms, 250 cd/m², 1000 : 1


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