Best LG Refrigerators In India
LG is one of the market leaders in the refrigerator segment with a 38% market share. Their refrigerators are intelligently designed, have energy-efficient and durable compressors and thanks to their pan-India presence after-sales service is prompt in most cases. Their refrigerators constantly find themselves in our list of best refrigerators.
In this article, we take a look at some of the distinguishing aspects of LG refrigerators and an overview of their top-selling models in the single, double and side-by-side refrigerators segment.
Among the single door refrigerators, LG GL-D201ARGY is the best option with a 190-litre capacity and an unrefrigerated drawer for root vegetables. Among the double door refrigerators, we highly recommend LG GL-I292RPZL with a 260-litre capacity and a 3-star energy rating. It is competitively priced and has excellent performance too.And finally, among the side by side refrigerators, the LG GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN with a 687-litre capacity, Inverter Linear Compressor, Wi-Fi connectivity and excellent interior organization, is an excellent choice.
Which Are The Best LG Refrigerators In India?
- LG 190 L 4 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator GL-D201ARGY
- LG 190 L 4 Star Inverter Direct-Cool Single Door Refrigerator GL-B201ABPY
- LG 260 L 3 Star Frost Free Double Door Refrigerator GL-I292RPZL
- LG 335 L 3 Star Inverter Frost-Free Double Door Refrigerator GL-T372JDS3
- LG 437 L 2 Star LG ThinQ(Wi-Fi) Inverter Linear Frost-Free Double-Door Refrigerator (GL-T432FPZU, Shiny Steel, Convertible)
- LG 687 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN
- LG 594 L Inverter Frost-Free Side-By-Side Refrigerator (GC-B22FTQPL, Matte Black)
- LG 668 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator(GC-L247CLAV.APZQEBN, Shiny Steel, Inverter Compressor)
Now, let us take a look at the most prominent features of LG refrigerators before looking at the top selling models in detail.
The compressor is the heart of a refrigerator. LG has phased off the conventional reciprocatory compressors and uses smart inverter compressor in its low-medium segment refrigerators and inverter linear compressor in the higher-end segment.
Smart inverter compressor adjusts its speed depending on factors like external climate, food kept etc to improve the energy and cooling efficiency. Whenever there is an increase in temperature, the compressor runs faster and reduces the internal temperature quickly. This not only reduces temperature variation to enhance the life of produces kept inside but also reduces energy bill and durability.
The inverter linear compressor( ILC) is a newer improved design whereby the rotating piston is replaced and the piston that moves linearly. Friction and energy loss is minimal in this design. Refrigerators with linear inverter compressors are 25 per cent quieter and save 51% energy compared to conventional reciprocatory compressors.
LG provides a 10-year warranty on both types of compressors. In the US, there was a class action suit on LG as their ILC failed and caused troubles after 2-3 years of use. LG claims that the design was modified in 2019 to resolve this problem. Though we contacted LG India for a comment on this matter, there was no response from them.
Moist N Balance Vegetable Crisper
An optimal humidity has to be maintained for leafy vegetables and greens to stay longer in the vegetable box.
In LG’s Moist N Balance Crispers, the excess moisture from vegetables gets evaporated and condenses on the lattice structured lid. When the humidity falls, the moisture captured on the lattice lid is reintroduced into the box so that the vegetables always stay at optimal humidity.
LG claims that this keeps the fresh produce in up to 20% better moisture.
Door Plus Cooling
In most refrigerators, cool air enters the refrigerator from vents at the back panel. LG however has vents at the front and in certain models on the doors too. This ensures that all the sections of the refrigerator maintain a uniform temperature. Moreover, this also helps bring down the internal temperature quickly after you introduce a new food or keep the door open for long.
Auto Smart Connect
LG refrigerators are very energy efficient. Not only do they consume less energy for operation, but also for kickstarting itself on. This makes it possible to run the refrigerator on the home inverter. Not only LG, Samsung too has this feature in its newer models.
Almost all new models of LG refrigerators are capable of working on solar energy.
Stabilizer Free Operations
Just like other popular refrigerator brands, LG too runs stabilizer-free in case of voltage fluctuations. When comparing different brands, you need to see what is the voltage range at which the refrigerator can operate. And in this aspect, LG fares better than most other brands as it can operate between 90 to 310 Volts.
LG has a reasonably good network of after-sales centres- many of which are outsourced. But even so, LG seems to have a good monitoring mechanism to ensure timely service. In case of regular complaints, you can expect timely service. But from various online portals, we find that if you face unusually troublesome complaints like failed compressor or leaks that are hard to be fixed, you may be taken for a ride.
Now, let us take a look at some of the best LG refrigerators that are highly rated and best-selling.
Best LG Refrigerators In India
LG single door refrigerators are available in different colors, but primarily in two designs- one with the base drawer for storing dry vegetables and the other without the base drawer. In this drawer, you can keep potatoes, onion and such vegetables that do not require refrigeration.
The refrigerator comes with smart inverter compressor which is highly energy and cooling efficient. Owing to this, the refrigerator has a 4 star energy rating and consumes just 131 units of energy annually.
It has a total capacity of 190 litres. Out of this 168 litres is for fridge and 22 litres for the freezer. Under the freezer, there is a fresh zone which is an enclosed space to keep dairy and other temperature sensitive produces. Further, it has 3 hardened glass shelves and the Moist N Fresh Vegetable box with a vent to control the moisture level inside.
As with all LG refrigerators, it too has stabilizer free running capacity between 90 to 300 Volts; Auto Smart Connect.
Being a Direct Cool Refrigerator, you have to manually defrost the freezer every 2 weeks or so. Otherwise, the refrigerator rates high on performance, cooling and durability.
This model is available in different colors and also at a higher capacity of 235 Litres.
Priced around Rs. 500 lesser than the previous model, you get the LG GL-B201 range of single door refrigerators that do not have the base drawer.
Other than this, all other features including the interior design remain the same.
This refrigerator is also available at a higher capacity of 270 litres. If you are someone who doesn’t really use the freezer, and if you are willing to go through the hassle of defrosting, then this is an excellent option as it is quite competitively priced.
LG GL-I292RPZL is one of the best selling refrigerators in India. It is competitively priced, has excellent cooling and is fairly spacious too.
Consuming 194 units of electricity annually, it has a 3 star energy rating. The refrigerator uses a smart inverter compressor for excellent cooling and energy efficiency.
The refrigerator has a gross capacity of 260 litres and net capacity of 237 litres. The fridge space is around 183 litres and freezer space is 77 litres.
In order to distribute the cool air throughout the refrigerator, it has multiple vents along the back and also on the door underneath the egg trays.
In the fridge, there are 3 hardened glass shelves and the lid of the vegetable crisper too can be used as a rack. The door has 2 smaller trays at the tops for eggs and small jars, the middle one for keeping 2 litre bottles and the lowest one is for keeping smaller sauce and juice bottles.
The Moist N Balance Crisper comes with a moisture control vent that can be closed to preserve the moisture and opened to let off the excess moisture inside.
The interiors are designed well. But a drawback is that the height of the shelves are not adjustable.
Just like other LG refrigerators, it has smart diagnosis, Auto Connect and stabilizer free working and solar connect.
If you are looking for a convertible refrigerator, then LG GL-T372JDS3 could be a good option to choose.
While Samsung sells both 3-in-1 and 5-in-1 refrigerators with twin cooling, LG sells refrigerators in which the freezer can be just converted to a fridge. LG claims that the freezer converts to the fridge 35% faster than conventional system.
The refrigerator comes with a gross capacity of 335 litres. The fridge has 248 litres capacity, while the freezer has 87 litres capacity.
One of the advantages of this refrigerator is that it uses an Inverter Linear Compressor. As mentioned earlier, it results in up to 51% energy savings, 25% lesser noise compared to reciprocatory compressors. Moreover, it ensures that the temperature doesn’t vary more than 0.5 degree Celsius. LG claims that this results in fresh produce lasting for as long as 14 days.
Talking about the design, the freezer comes with a double twist ice tray and has two door shelves. Inside the fridge, there is a pull-out tray on the top and three hardened glass shelves underneath.
Yet another advantage of this model is that there are 2 crispers- one of which is a convertible crisper in which you can keep fruits or vegetables or non veg food as per your needs.
The temperature of the convertible box can be independently controlled using a lever. Moving it to the left, you can store fruits or vegetables and moving to the right, you can store non-veg food. This way, the temperature inside the box can be adjusted from 4 to -1 degree Celsius.
The next is a Moist N Balance Vegetable Crisper that retains moisture in a better manner to preserve fresh produce for longer.
Just like other LG double door refrigerators, it has an air vent at the back as well as the front right panel. This ensures uniform cooling throughout all the sections of the refrigerator.
Overall, it is an excellent option for those who are looking for a flexible refrigeration solution. But compared to Samsung’s 5-in-1 convertible refrigerator, it is a bit overpriced.
LG 437 L 2 Star LG ThinQ(Wi-Fi) Inverter Linear Frost-Free Double-Door Refrigerator (GL-T432FPZU, Shiny Steel, Convertible)
Those who are looking for a large refrigerator, but don’t want a side by side refrigerator could consider this refrigerator with 437 litre capacity.
The fridge has a gross capacity of 301 litres while the freezer has 136 litre space. Being a convertible refrigerator, you can convert the freezer to fridge if necessary.
This refrigerator too uses Inverter Linear Compressor which results in better cooling, lesser energy consumption and noise. In addition to the vents at the back, there is a door cooling feature too which ensures thorough distribution of air throughout the refrigerator for uniform cooling.
A noteworthy feature is that the refrigerator can be controlled through your mobile phone using the SmartThinQ app. You can adjust the temperature, express freeze to quickly cool the freezer and also troubleshoot errors using Smart Diagnosis Feature.
As per the latest BEE rating, the refrigerator has just a 2 star energy rating as it consumes 291 units of electricity annually.
The freezer design is standard with double twist ice tray and two door shelves. Inside the fridge, the top section is a fresh zone which is an enclosed temperature sensitive space for dairy and deli products. Underneath, there are 3 large hardened glass shelves and a Moist N Fresh Vegetable Box with a moisture control vent. The refrigerator also has a Hygiene Fresh Filter that removes bacteria and deodorizes the cabin.
Talking about the drawbacks, the fridge is very wide rather than being tall. Energy efficiency could have been better. This is probably because it is an older model. Hopefully, the newer models will have better energy efficiency.
LG GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN is one of the best side by side refrigerators in India suitable for a large family.
The refrigerator comes with 687 litre gross capacity. The fridge has 422 litre capacity and the freezer has 265 litre capacity.
Being a high-end refrigerator from LG, it uses Inverter Linear Compressor. It also has multiple air flow vents at all shelf levels in order to uniformly distribute the cool air throughout the refrigerator.
On the door, you have a touch control panel. Touching on “Fridge” and “Freezer” you can adjust the temperature of each section. Express Freeze is for instantly reducing the temperature of the freezer if you need to freeze something quickly. In this mode, after maintaining the low temperature for an hour, it resumes back to the normal temperature. The refrigerator also has a Child Lock.
You can also control the temperature and run Smart Diagnosis App using your Mobile through LG’s SmartThinQ App
The refrigerator and freezer have 4 hardened glass shelves each for keeping various foods. In the fridge, there is a dairy corner, which is an enclosed space; a fresh zone and a Moist Balance Crisper where you can store fresh fruits and vegetables. The crisper has a moisture control vent using which you can let off the excess moisture or preserve it as per your needs. In addition, the Hygiene Fresh filter helps eradicate bacteria and keep the refrigerator odour free.
The freezer section too has 2 enclosed space where you can keep fresh meat and fish without worrying about odour mixing. It also has a double twist ice tray on the door.
The refrigerator also has a door alarm that rings if the doors are kept open for more than a minute.
Overall, it is an apt choice for large families or those who buy groceries in bulk and freeze food in large quantities. But if you need a refrigerator with water and ice dispenser, then you may have to opt for LG GC-L247CLAV.APZQEBN
There are a lot of similarities between GC-B22FTQPL and the previous side by side refrigerator in the list. The control panel on the fridge is the same. It too has Wi-Fi connectivity which enables you to control temperature and run diagnostics through the mobile app. The refrigerator works on Inverter Linear Compressor, has multiple vents and Hygiene Fresh Filter. It too has two crispers for fresh produce and 2 enclosed spaces in the freezer for storing fish and meat.
The difference mainly lies in the design and capacity.
The refrigerator has a lower capacity of 594 litres with fresh food capacity being 344 litres and freezer being 250 litres. When you take the fridge to freezer ratio, you will find this option better for those who freeze a lot of food and store lesser quantities of food in the fridge.
While in GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN, the left side was freezer and the right was fridge, in this refrigerator, the top is fridge and the bottom is freezer. An advantage of this design is that you can open just the section which you want and thus minimize cold air escaping out. But of course if you forget in which section you have kept the food, you will have to open all the doors to search and then this design doesn’t really benefit you.
Overall, if you are looking for a slimmer design and a larger freezer space, then this refrigerator will be the one for you. However, note that it is more expensive than the larger LG B247SLUV.APZQEBN.
LG 668 L Frost Free Side-by-Side Refrigerator(GC-L247CLAV.APZQEBN, Shiny Steel, Inverter Compressor)
Here again, rather than going through all the specifications, we will just focus on the similarities and differences between this model and the LG GC-B247SLUV.APZQEBN.
Just like the previous option, this refrigerator too comes with a linear inverter compressor, has Hygiene Fresh Filter, Multiple air flow vents and Wi-Fi Connectivity. It too has a touch display where along with temperature control, Wi-Fi, Express Freeze and Lock, you can dispense cold water, crushed ice or cubed ice.
The difference lies in the design and capacity.
As you can see, it has an in-built water and ice dispenser. The tank has 4 litre capacity which should suffice a day for a medium sized family.
In the interiors, there is a wine rack, utility box and a BPA free box in addition to the usual tempered glass shelves and vegetable crispers.
So if you are looking for a side by side refrigerator with water and ice dispenser and need a more organized space for keeping your food, then this option from LG would be the one for you.