LG G1 vs GX Differences

LG G1 comes as the successor of LG GX. They both are introduced by LG as 4K OLED TV with Gallery design. LG G1 from LG’s 2021 TV lineup while LG GX was released as part of LG’s 2020 TV lineup. Both of LG G1 and GX come with 3 screen size options : 77-Inch (OLED77G1PUA, OLED77GXPUA), 65-Inch (OLED65G1PUA, OLED65GXPUA) and 55-Inch (OLED55G1PUA, OLED55GXPUA). As the successor model of LG GX, is there any improvement in LG G1? This article will talk about the differences between LG G1 and GX so that we can see if there is improvement in the LG G1 as the successor of the LG GX.

LG G1

LG G1

LG G1

LG G1 comes with Gallery design and use OLED evo as its display technology. Gallery design makes this TV looks beautiful like a piece of modern art while it’s able to delivers excellent picture quality with OLED evo panel. OLED evo panel comes with an extra layer and more emissive material so that It can delivers better peak brightness besides its ability to delivers perfect black and infinite contrast with its pixel level dimming. OLED panel of LG G1 is also able to delivers wide color gamut so that we can enjoy rich and accurate color details with its 100% color fidelity. LG G1 supports Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10 and HLG so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. The color, clarity and contrast of LG G1 are optimized by α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K that integrated as the picture processor of this TV. The picture quality is also enhanced by its AI Picture Pro. To bring fluid motion images on its screen, LG G1 comes with OLED Motion Pro. OLED Motion Pro that based on 120Hz native refresh rate is also able to bring non lagging gaming experience when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. We can also find that LG G1 already supports G-SYNC, FreeSync Premium, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), HGiG and Stadia Cloud Gaming to help us enjoy more immersive gaming experience. The smart TV platform of LG G1 is WebOS. WebOS allows us to enjoy wide range of premium entertainment with fast internet connection provided by 802.11ac wireless. It also allows us to run wide collection of smart apps as It’s already connected to LG Contents/Apps Store. The remote control that included with LG G1 that allows us to control this TV conveniently with its smart functions (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice). We can also control this TV with our voice using Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Airplay2 /Homekit as they are already supported. We can also enjoy 4K and HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment on the screen of LG G1 since It already comes with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV). The speaker system integrated with LG G1 is 4.2Ch 60W. It’s able to deliver rich and powerful surround sound for this TV. We can also enjoy higher quality audio from more advanced audio formats since LG G1 already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

LG G1 Price

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LG GX

LG GX

LG GX

As the predecessor model of LG G1, LG GX also come with Gallery design so that it looks beautiful when it’s mounted on the wall. OLED panel is able to deliver perfect black and infinite contrast since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously. OLED panel also can delivers rich and accurate color details since It brings wide color gamut. Since It already supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ and HLG, we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR contents on the screen of LG GX. We can also find α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K integrated with LG G1 to optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of this TV. AI Color Pro is also integrated with this TV to enhances its picture quality. We can find OLED Motion Pro that based on 120Hz native refresh rate integrated with LG GX. It can delivers fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports. It’s also able to brings minimum input lag when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. To bring more immersive gaming experience, LG G1 also supports G-SYNC, FreeSync, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and HGiG. We can enjoy wide range of premium entertainment with WebOS that integrated as the smart TV platform of LG GX. We can also run wide collection of smart apps as WebOS is already connected to LG Contents/Apps Store. To bring fast and stable internet connection, 802.11ac wireless is also attached to LG GX. Since WebOS is already connected to LG Contents/Apps Store, we can also run wide collection of smart apps on the screen of this TV. LG GX can be controlled conveniently with its included magic remote (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice) as well as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Airplay2 /Homekit since they are already compatible. LG GX comes with 4.2Ch 60W speaker system that allows us to enjoy rich and powerful sound quality. With eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) integrated with it, LG GX also can delivers higher quality audio from more advanced audio formats.

LG GX Price

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Similarities & Differences Table of LG G1 and GX

It’s a good idea to look at the specs and features of LG G1 and GX before we can talk further about their differences. The key specs and features of LG G1 and GX can be found below with similarities and differences format.

LG G1 LG GX
Similarities
Brand LG LG
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Display Technology OLED OLED
Gallery Design YES YES
Upscaling Technology AI 4K Upscaling AI Upscaling
HDR Support
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Vision IQ
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Vision IQ
  • HDR10
  • HLG
Motion Technology OLED Motion Pro (120Hz Native) OLED Motion Pro (120Hz Native)
Gaming Technology
  • G-SYNC
  • FreeSync
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • HGiG
  • G-SYNC
  • FreeSync
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • HGiG
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 Airplay2 /Homekit
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple Airplay2 /Homekit
ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) YES YES
Speaker System 4.2Ch 60W 4.2Ch 60W
Audio Return Channel eARC eARC
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac 802.11ac
HDMI/USB 4/3 4/3
Differences
Introduced 2021 2020
Panel Type OLED evo Standard OLED
Picture Processor α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K
FreeSync Version FreeSync Premium FreeSync
Stadia Cloud Gaming With Firmware Update NO
Price Commonly Higher Commonly Lower
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What are Their Differences?

We can talk more about the differences of LG G1 and GX after we look at the similarities and differences table above. Let’s find out more about the differences between those two TV series.

1. OLED Panel Type

Although both of LG G1 and GX come with OLED Panel, we can find that their OLED panel are slightly different. LG G1 comes with OLED evo while LG GX comes with only standard OLED. OLED evo comes with extra layer and more emissive material that allows its pixels to delivers better peak brightness than standard OLED.

2. Picture Processor

While they both come with α9 picture processor, we can find that the α9 picture processor integrated with LG G1 and GX are different in version. LG G1 comes with α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K while LG GX comes with α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K. The newer picture processor version is able to deliver better optimization for the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of LG G1.

3. FreeSync Premium and Stadia Cloud Gaming

Both of LG G1 and GX already support FreeSync. But they are different in version. LG G1 supports FreeSync Premium while LG GX only comes with standard FreeSync. FreeSync Premium is able to deliver better FreeSync gaming experience than standard FreeSync. We can also find that Stadia Cloud Gaming is already integrated with LG G1 (with firmware update) while It still can be found in LG GX.

4. Price

When It comes to price, LG G1 that comes as the successor model is usually offered at the higher price than LG GX for similar screen size option. Before we can find the latest price difference between those two TVs, we need to check the price of LG G1 and GX as TV prices are changing over time.

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Is There Any Improvement in LG G1?

As the successor model of LG GX, we can find that there are few improvements in LG G1. It comes with OLED evo that brings better peak brightness for its pixels, better picture optimization with the newer version of α9 Processor (α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K) while It supports more advanced version of FreeSync (FreeSync Premium) and Stadia Cloud Gaming. But in the price side, LG G1 is usually offered at the higher price than LG GX for similar screen size option. So if you don’t mind to spend higher for OLED evo, the newer version of α9 picture processor as well as FreeSync Premium and Stadia Cloud Gaming support, then LG G1 is the one that you should choose.

LG G1 Price

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LG GX is the predecessor of LG G1. It’s a good choice if you have more limited budget and looking for 4K OLED TV with Gallery design. Although It doesn’t come with OLED evo, it’s still able to deliver excellent contrast and color with its OLED panel. α9 Gen 3 picture processor is also still able to delivers excellent optimization for the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of this TV. LG GX is also still able to deliver excellent gaming experience with its OLED Motion Pro that support G-SYNC, FreeSync, VRR, ALLM and HGiG.

LG GX Price

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1 Comment

  1. Jay

    Thank you for comparing the differences between the GX and the G1. I am trying to justify the $700 price difference. Your article was so much easier to follow than LG’s site.

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