LG C1 vs GX Similarities & Differences : Which One is More Suitable for You?

We should mention LG C1 and GX in our choice list if we talk about 4K OLED TV in 2021. LG C1 and GX are actually introduced by LG from different lineup year. LG C1 comes as part of LG’s 2021 TV lineup while LG GX was released as part of LG’s 2020 TV lineup. There are 4 screen size options available for LG C1 : 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB), 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB), 55-Inch (OLED55C1PUB) and 48-Inch (OLED48C1PUB) while there are 3 options for LG GX : 77-Inch (OLED77GXPUA), 65-Inch (OLED65GXPUA) and 55-Inch (OLED55GXPUA). LG C1 comes as the latest 2021 version of standard LG 4K OLED TV while LG GX is 4K OLED TV with Gallery design from LG’s 2020 TV lineup. Which of them is more suitable for you? Let’s talk more about similarities and differences between LG C1 and GX so that we can find out which of them is the one that more suitable for you.

Similarities of LG C1 and GX

As two LG 4K OLED TV series, we can find that there are a number of similarities between LG C1 and GX. The similarities of LG C1 and GX can be found in the table of similarities below.

LG C1 LG GX
Display Technology OLED OLED
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Upscaling Technology AI 4K Upscaling AI Upscaling
Dimming Technology Pixel Level Dimming Pixel Level Dimming
Color Technology
  • Intense Color (Wide Color Gamut)
  • Billion Rich Colors
  • Intense Color (Wide Color Gamut)
  • Billion Rich Colors
Contrast Technology Dynamic Contrast Enhancer Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
HDR Support
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Dolby Vision
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Dolby Vision
Motion Technology OLED Motion Pro (120Hz Native) OLED Motion Pro (120Hz Native)
Gaming Technology
  • FreeSync Premium
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • HGiG
  • G-SYNC
  • FreeSync
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • HGiG
  • G-SYNC
Smart TV Platform WebOS powered by LG ThinQ AI WebOS powered by LG ThinQ AI
Remote Control Magic Remote Magic Remote
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple AirPlay/HomeKit
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple AirPlay/HomeKit
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac 802.11ac
Audio Return Channel eARC eARC
HDMI/USB 4/3 4/3

 

LG C1

LG C1

After we look at the similarities of  LG C1 and GX in the table of similarities above, let’s discuss more about those similarities.

1. 4K UHD Resolution with AI Upscaling

Both of LG C1 and GX come with 4K UHD resolution. 4K UHD Resolution of those two TVs is also completed with Upscaling powered by AI (LG C1 : AI 4K Upscaling, LG GX : AI Upscaling). With Upscaling powered by AI, we can enjoy excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality.

2. OLED Display

Both of LG C1 and GX come with OLED display. OLED panel comes with pixel level dimming that can delivers perfect black and infinite contrast on the screen of those two TVs since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously. The contrast is also enhanced by Dynamic Contrast Enhancer that adjust the screen brightness according to the environment. OLED panel also allows us to enjoy wide color gamut so that we can enjoy rich and accurate color details on the screen of LG C1 and GX.

3. HDR Support

Both of LG C1 and GX already support HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. We can also find that the color, clarity and contrast of those two TVs are optimized by α9 picture processor although they are different in version.

4. Motion and Gaming Technology

The motion technology of LG C1 and GX are similar. They both come with OLED Motion Pro that based on 120Hz native refresh rate. OLED Motion Pro allows us to enjoy fluid motion images for our favorite action movies and sports. It’s also able to brings minimum input lag when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor. Both of LG C1 and GX also supports FreeSync (LG C1 FreeSync Premium Pro), VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), HGiG and G-SYNC that allows us to enjoy more immersive gaming experience.

5. Smart TV Platform and Remote Control

The smart TV platform integrated with LG C1 and GX are basically similar WebOS that powered by LG ThinQ AI. WebOS allows us to enjoy wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allows us to run wide collection of smart apps since it’s already connected to LG Contents/Apps Store. 802.11ac wireless is already attached to both LG C1 and GX to bring fast and stable internet connection. Magic Remote is included with both LG C1 and GX that allows us to control those two TVs conveniently with its smart functions (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice). We can also control those two TVs conveniently with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit/AirPlay since they are already supported.

Differences of LG C1 and GX

We can also find that there are a number of differences between LG C1 and GX besides a number of similarities that we have talked above. The differences of LG C1 and GX can be found in the table of differences below.

LG C1 LG GX
Introduced 2021 2020
Panel design Standard Design Gallery Design
Picture Processor α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K
ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) NO YES
Speaker System 2.2Ch 40W 4.2Ch 60W
Price Less Expensive More Expensive
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LG GX

LG GX

The table above tells us about differences between LG C1 and GX. I’m sure that it’s a good idea to talk more about their differences.

1. Screen Design

The screen design of LG C1 and GX are different. LG C1 comes with standard design while LG GX comes with Gallery design. Gallery design is able to make LG GX looks excellent like a piece of art when it’s mounted on the wall while it’s also able to deliver excellent picture quality.

2. Picture Processor

Both of LG C1 and GX are powered by α9 Processor. But we can also find that the version of α9 Processor integrated with those two TVs are different. LG C1 is powered by α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K while LG GX is powered by α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K. α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K is the newer processor version that can delivers better optimization for the color, clarity and contrast on the screen of LG C1 than α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K of LG GX.

3. ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV)

LG C1 doesn’t come with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) while LG GX already comes with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV). ATSC 3.0 allows us to enjoy 4K HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment on the screen of LG GX. Without ATSC 3.0, we can’t enjoy 4K HDR OTA entertainment on the screen of LG C1.

4. Speaker System

We can find that the speaker system integrated with LG C1 and GX are different. LG C1 comes with 2.2Ch 40W speaker system while LG GX comes with 4.2Ch 60W speaker system. 4.2Ch 60W speaker system of LG GX is able to delivers more powerful surround sound than 2.2Ch 40W speaker system of LG C1. We can also setup more advanced AV system with those two TVs to enjoy higher quality audio formats since both LG C1 and GX already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

5. Price

Although LG C1 is the newer model that comes from LG’s 2021 TV lineup, but it’s normally still offered at the lower price than LG GX for similar screen size option. Before we can find their latest price difference, it’s important for us to check the price of LG C1 and GX as TV prices are changing over time.

Which of Them is More Suitable for You?

We have talked about similarities and differences of LG C1 and GX. Which of them is more suitable for you? From our discussion above, we can find that LG C1 is the model that comes with the newer version of α9 picture processor. With the newer version of α9 processor (α9 Gen 4), we can enjoy relatively better picture quality on the screen of LG C1. So if you are looking for better picture quality, then LG C1 is more suitable for you.

LG C1 Prices

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LG GX is the older model from LG’s 2020 TV lineup that comes with Gallery design. It’s also completed with ATSC 3.0 and more powerful 4.2Ch 60W speaker system. So if you are looking for 4K OLED TV that also looks beautiful when it’s mounted on your wall, then LG GX is more suitable for you. You can also find ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) attached with it to enjoy 4K HDR OTA entertainment and 4.2CH 60W speaker system that can delivers more powerful surround sound.

LG GX Prices

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