LG G2 vs G1 Differences

If you are looking for High-End 4K OLED TV, I’m sure that LG G2 and G1 are two choices that you are considering. LG G2 and G1 are two 4K OLED TV series from LG that come with Gallery Design. LG G2 is introduced as part of LG’s 2022 TV lineup while LG G1 was released as part of LG’s 2021 TV lineup. We can also easily call LG G2 as the successor of LG G1. There are 4 screen size options available for LG G2 : 83-Inch (OLED83G2PUA), 77-Inch (OLED77G2PUA), 65-Inch (OLED65G2PUA) and 55-Inch (OLED55G2PUA) while LG G1 was released with only 3 screen size options : 77-Inch (OLED77G1PUA), 65-Inch (OLED65G1PUA) and 55-Inch (OLED55G1PUA). Is there any improvement in LG G2? It’s important for us to look at the differences of LG G2 and G1 before we can find out if there are any improvements in the LG G2.

LG G2 Review

LG G2

LG G2

LG G2 is introduced as 4K OLED TV with Gallery Design. With Gallery Design, LG G2 is not only able to delivers good picture quality from its OLED panel but also can looks beautiful like a piece of art when it’s mounted on your wall. LG G2 comes with OLED Evo panel that comes as improvement of the standard OLED panel. Besides its ability to delivers perfect black, OLED Evo is able to delivers more excellent brightness range on the screen of LG G2. OLED Evo of LG G2 is also completed with Brightness Booster Max that allows us to enjoy higher peak brightness on the screen of LG G2. OLED Evo panel of LG G2 is also able to delivers 100% Color Fidelity with Billion Rich Colors so that we can enjoy rich and accurate color details on the screen of this TV. We can also find AI 4K Upscaling integrated with 4K UHD resolution of LG G2 to brings excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources, but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality with AI technology. LG G2 already supports Cinema HDR (HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG) as well as Dolby Vision IQ and HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. 120Hz native refresh rate is integrated with OLED Evo panel of LG G2 so that we can enjoy fluid motion images for our favorite action movies and sports while it’s also able to brings non lagging gaming experience when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), FreeSync Premium, G-Sync and HGiG are also supported by LG G2 to brings more immersive gaming experience. α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K is the picture processor integrated with LG G2. It can optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of this TV. WebOS is the operating system integrated with LG G2. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allows us to run additional smart apps with the access to LG Contents/Apps Store. 802.11ax (WiFi 6) is already integrated with LG G2 that allows us to experience faster internet connection. We can also enjoy 4K HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment on the screen of LG G2 since it already comes with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV). The remote control included with LG G2 is Magic Remote w/ Magic Tap (NFC). It allows us to control this TV conveniently with its smart functions (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice) while also can transfer and mirror contents conveniently using NFC. We can also control LG G2 with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit/AirPlay2 since they are already supported. The speaker system of LG G2 is 4.2CH 60W that completed with AI Sound Pro. It’s able to delivers rich and powerful sound quality. We can also enjoy higher quality audio formats with additional AV system since LG G2 already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

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LG G1 Review

LG G1

LG G1

LG G1 also comes as 4K OLED TV with Gallery Design from LG’s 2021 TV lineup so that it will looks beautiful like a piece of art if it’s wall mounted. It was among the first OLED TV of LG that use OLED Evo panel. OLED Evo panel use deuterium to enhances the brightness of the panel on top of the ability of OLED panel to delivers perfect black as its pixels can be completely powered off. OLED Evo of LG G1 is also able to Billion Rich Color with 100% Color Fidelity so that we can enjoy rich and accurate color details on the screen of this TV. We can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources since LG G1 already supports Cinema HDR (HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG) and Dolby Vision IQ. 4K UHD Resolution of LG G1 is completed with AI 4K Upscaling to delivers excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. The color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of LG G1 are optimized by α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K that’s also completed with AI Picture Pro. OLED Panel of LG G1 already use 120Hz native refresh rate that allows us to enjoy smooth motion images for our favorite action movies and sports while also can delivers minimum input lag when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. To bring more immersive gaming experience, LG G1 also supports VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), FreeSync Premium, G-Sync and HGiG. We can enjoy wide range of premium entertainment with WebOS integrated as the Operating System of LG G1. We can also enjoy 4K HDR OTA (Over the Air) entertainment with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) that’s already integrated with this TV. WebOS also allows us to run additional smart apps on the big screen of this TV since it’s already connected to LG Contents/Apps Store. LG G1 is completed with 802.11ac (WiFi 5) to connect this TV conveniently to our home network. We can control LG G1 conveniently with the smart functions (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice) of its included Magic Remote w/ Magic Tap (NFC). It also allows us to conveniently mirror and transfer contents from smartphone to this TV using NFC. Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit/AirPlay2 are also can be used to control LG G1 since they are already supported. The speaker system of LG G1 is quite basic 2CH 20W. It’s indeed still able to delivers good sound quality with its integrated AI Sound Pro, but it’s indeed a good idea to attach additional soundbar to enjoy more powerful surround sound. We can also setup additional AV system with eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) to enjoy higher quality audio formats.

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Table of Similarities & Differences

We need to look at the specs and features of LG G2 and G1 before we can talk more about their differences. The key specs and features of LG G2 and G1 can be found in the table below with similarities and differences format.

LG G2 LG G1 
Similarities
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Display Technology OLED Evo OLED Evo
Dimming Technology Pixel Level Dimming Pixel Level Dimming
Upscaling Technology AI 4K Upscaling AI 4K Upscaling
Color Technology
  • Billion Rich Colors
  • 100% Color Fidelity
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Billion Rich Colors
  • 100% Color Fidelity
  • Wide Color Gamut
HDR Support
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Vision IQ
  • HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Vision IQ
  • HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
Motion Technology 120Hz Native 120Hz Native
Gaming Technology
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • FreeSync Premium
  • G-Sync
  • HGiG
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • FreeSync Premium
  • G-Sync
  • HGiG
Smart TV Platform WebOS WebOS
Remote Control Magic Remote w/ Magic Tap (NFC) Magic Remote w/ Magic Tap (NFC)
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple Airplay2 /Homekit
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple Airplay2 /Homekit
ATSC 3.0(NEXTGEN TV) YES YES
Sound Technology
  • 4.2CH 60W
  • AI Sound Pro
  • Dolby Atmos
  • WiSA Ready
  • Bluetooth Surround Ready
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
  • 4.2CH 60W
  • AI Sound Pro
  • Dolby Atmos
  • WiSA Ready
  • Bluetooth Surround Ready
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI/USB 4/3 4/3
Differences
Introduced 2022 2021
Brightness Booster Max YES NO
Picture Processor α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K
Built-in Wifi 802.11ax (WiFi 6) 802.11ac (WiFi 5)
Price Higher Lower
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The Differences of LG G2 and G1

We can find that there are few differences between LG G2 and G1 after we look at the table of similarities and differences above. Let’s talk more about those differences together.

1. Brightness Booster Max

Brightness Booster Max is integrated with LG G2. It’s a new technology that we can’t find in LG G1. Brightness Booster Max is able to delivers higher peak brightness for LG G2 that can also brings wider brightness overall.

2. Picture Processor

The picture processor that integrated with LG G2 and G1 are slightly different. Although they are both powered by α9 AI processor, they are different in version. LG G2 comes with α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K while LG G1 comes with α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K. As the newer version, LG α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K is able to delivers better picture optimization than α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K.

3. Built-in WiFi

We can find that the built-in WiFi integrated with LG G2 and G1 are different. LG G2 comes with 802.11ax (WiFi 6) while LG G1 only comes with 802.11ac (WiFi 5). 802.11ax (WiFi 6) is capable of delivering faster internet connection than 802.11ac (WiFi 5).

4. Price

When we look at the price of LG G2 and G1, we can find that LG G2 is usually offered at the higher price than LG G1 for similar screen size option. If you are interested to know their latest price difference, it’s recommended for us to check the price of LG G2 and C1 since their price often change from time to time.

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Is There any Improvement in LG G2?

As the successor of LG G1, there are few improvements in LG G2 that we can find in our discussion above. The first improvement of LG G2 is Brightness Booster Max that can delivers better peak brightness and overall brightness range of LG G2. The second improvement comes from the newer version of α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K and the third one comes from the most advanced 802.11ax (WiFi 6) wireless. But we can also find that LG G2 is usually offered at the higher price for similar screen size option. If you are interested in Brightness Booster Max, α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K and 802.11ax (WiFi 6) wireless, while you don’t mind to spend higher then LG G2 is surely the one to choose.

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As a predecessor of LG G2, LG G1 is a good alternative choice for you if you are looking for LG 4K OLED TV with Gallery Design but you have more limited budget. While LG G1 is not completed with Brightness Booster Max, comes with the older version α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K and slower 802.11ac (WiFi 5), we can find that LG G2 already comes with OLED Evo panel as well as other advanced specs and features similar to LG G1. So if you have less budget and you don’t mind with the older version of α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K, the slower 802.11ac (WiFi 5) as well as the absent of Brightness Booster Max, then LG G1 is surely a good choice for you.

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