LG GX vs CX Differences




If we talk about OLED TV in 2020, we should mention LG GX and CX as two OLED TV models introduced by LG as part of their 2020 TV lineup. LG GX comes with three screen size options : 77-Inch (OLED77GXPUA), 65-Inch (OLED65GXPUA) and 55-Inch (OLED55GXPUA) while LG CX comes with four screen size options : 77-Inch (OLED77CXPUA), 65-Inch (OLED65CXPUA) and 55-Inch (OLED55CXPUA). We can easily guess that LG GX is the model that positioned higher than LG CX, but which of them is the one that we should choose? We need to know more about the differences between those two OLED TV models before we can decide which of them is the one that we should choose.

LG GX Introduction

LG GX

LG GX is LG’s 2020 TV OLED TV model that comes with gallery design. Gallery design is able to make this TV looks beautiful when it’s wall mounted. With OLED display, LG GX is able to deliver perfect black and infinite contrast since It comes with pixel level dimming. 4K UHD resolution is completed with AI 4K Upscaler that can bring excellent picture clarity from both of original 4K contents and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. The clarity of LG GX is also improved by Quad Step Noise Reduction and Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer. Quad Step Noise Reduction is able to reduce on screen noise especially for upscaled contents, while Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer can bring sharper details for better picture clarity. LG GX with OLED display is able to bring intense billion rich colors that improved by Advanced Color Enhancer and True Color Accuracy Pro. Advanced Color Enhancer can reproduce more natural color details while True Color Accuracy Pro can bring more accurate color details on the TV screen. The contrast of LG GX is improved by Advanced Contrast Enhancer, Face Enhancing and Ultra Luminance Pro. Advanced Contrast Enhancer can deliver greater depth on the TV screen, Face Enhancing can bring more natural contrast for faces while Ultra Luminance Pro can deliver better peak brightness for the bright part of the screen. We can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources since LG GX already support Cinema HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG), Dolby Vision IQ and HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro. LG GX comes with OLED Motion Pro as its motion technology that combined with 120Hz native refresh rate. It can deliver smooth motion images for our favorite action movies and sports while also able to bring non lagging gaming experience when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. LG GX is powered by α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K that can optimize the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on its screen. WebOS is the smart TV platform that integrated with LG GX. It can bring wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while we can also run additional apps since webOS is connected to LG Contents/Apps Store. 802.11ac is also integrated with this TV to bring fast internet connection to our favorite content providers. LG ThinQ AI is integrated with this TV and already support Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa so that we can control this TV with our voice. We can also control this TV with Magic Remote that included with this TV. Magic Remote comes with advanced control function such as Point, Click, Scroll and Voice. LG GX comes with 4.2Ch 60W speaker system that completed with Dolby Atmos so that we can enjoy beautiful and powerful sound from this thin TV. LG GX is already Wisa ready TV with separate dongle so that we can attach additional soundbar to this TV wirelessly.

LG GX Price

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LG CX Introduction

LG CX

LG CX

LG CX is LG’s 2020 OLED TV models that comes with standard (non Gallery) design. LG CX comes with 4K UHD Resolution that completed with AI 4K Upscaler that can bring excellent picture clarity from both of original 4K content sources and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. We can also find Quad Step Noise Reduction and Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer installed as the clarity technology of LG CX. Quad Step Noise Reduction can reduce on screen noise especially for the upscaled contents while Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer can bring sharper details for better clarity. LG CX comes with OLED display so that It can deliver perfect black since its pixels can be completely powered off. It also can deliver infinite contrast with pixel level dimming of OLED. The contrast is improved by Advanced Contrast Enhancer, Face Enhancing and Ultra Luminance Pro that integrated as the contrast technology of this TV. Advanced Contrast Enhancer can reproduce greater depth and textures while Ultra Luminance Pro can deliver better peak brightness for the bright part of the scenes. Face Enhancing is the new technology integrated in LG’s 2020 OLED TV lineup that can reproduce more natural contrast for faces. While LG CX with OLED display is able to deliver wide color spectrum that can bring intense Billion Rich Colors, It’s also completed with Advanced Color Enhancer and True Color Accuracy Pro as its additional color technology. Advanced Color Enhancer is able to bring more natural color details while True Color Accuracy Pro can bring more accurate color details. LG CX already supports Cinema HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG), 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. LG CX comes with OLED Motion Pro that combined with 120Hz native refresh rate to bring fluid motion images for our favorite action movies and sports while bring non lagging gaming experience for our favorite action gaming scenes. The picture processor of LG CX is α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K that can optimize the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of this TV. LG CX can deliver wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers with webOS that installed as the Smart TV platform of this TV. 802.11ac that installed on this TV makes sure that we can get fast and stable internet connection. While we can control this TV conveniently using magic remote that comes with smart functions such as Point, Click, Scroll and Voice, we can also this TV using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant since they are both already supported by LG ThinQ AI that comes as the AI technology of this TV. LG CX can deliver beautiful surround sound with 2.2Ch 40W speaker system that powered by Dolby Atmos. We can indeed attach additional soundbar easily to this TV if we are not satisfied with 2.2Ch 40W speaker system integrated with this TV. LG CX is already Wisa ready with additional dongle so that we can easily attach additional soundbar wirelessly.

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Similarities & Differences Table

Let’s take a look at the key specs and features of LG GX and CX in the similarities & differences table below. It’s important for us to look at the specs and features of those two TVs before we can talk more about their differences.

LG GX LG CX
Similarities
Introduced 2020 2020
Brand LG LG
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Display Technology OLED OLED
Upscaling Technology AI 4K Upscaler AI 4K Upscaler
Clarity Technology
  • Quad Step Noise Reduction
  • Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer
  • Quad Step Noise Reduction
  • Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer
Color Technology
  • Intense Color
  • Billion Rich Colors
  • Advanced Color Enhancer
  • True Color Accuracy Pro
  • Intense Color
  • Billion Rich Colors
  • Advanced Color Enhancer
  • True Color Accuracy Pro
Contrast Technology
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer
  • Face Enhancing
  • Ultra Luminance Pro
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer
  • Face Enhancing
  • Ultra Luminance Pro
HDR Support
  • Cinema HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG)
  • Dolby Vision IQ
  • HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
  • Cinema HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG)
  • Dolby Vision IQ
  • HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
Motion Technology OLED Motion Pro OLED Motion Pro
Refresh Rate Technology 120Hz (Native) 120Hz (Native)
Picture Processor α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K
Smart TV Platform WebOS WebOS
AI TV LG ThinQ AI with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support LG ThinQ AI with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support
Remote Control Magic Remote Magic Remote
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac 802.11ac
Dolby Atmos YES YES
WiSA Ready Yes (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) Yes (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
HDMI/USB 4/3 4/3
Differences
Gallery Design YES NO
Speaker System 4.2Ch 60W 2.2Ch 40W
Price Higher Lower
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The Differences of LG GX and CX

There are few differences between LG GX and CX that we can see in the similarities & differences table above. Let’s talk more about those differences together.

1. Gallery Design

The first and the most important different of LG GX and CX comes from the design of those two TV models. LG GX comes with gallery design while LG CX only comes with standard design. With Gallery design, LG GX has minimalist bezel while it’s very thin. Gallery design allows LG GX to looks beautiful when it’s wall mounted while It also can deliver excellent picture quality.

2. Speaker System

We can find that the speaker system integrated with LG GX and CX are different. LG GX comes with 4.2Ch 60W speaker system, while LG CX comes with 2.2Ch 40W speaker system. Basically, LG GX with 4.2Ch 60W speaker system is able to bring more powerful surround sound than LG CX with 2.2Ch 40W speaker system. But for sure, we can easily improve the sound quality of those two TVs using additional soundbar. Those two TVs already come as WiSA Ready TV models using additional dongle so that we can attach additional Wisa ready wireless speaker conveniently.

3. Price

In the price side, we can find that LG GX is usually offered at the higher price than LG CX. How much is the price difference between those two TV models? It’s important for us to look at their price before we can find their latest price difference since TV prices are changing from time to time.

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Which One Should You Choose?

We have talked about LG GX and CX and we can find that they are basically similar in the picture and sound technology except that LG GX comes with more powerful speaker system. The most important difference between the two is their design. LG GX is the model that comes with Gallery Design. Which of them is the one that you should choose? If you are interested in OLED TV models that’s not only able to deliver excellent picture quality but also looks beautiful on your wall, then LG GX is the model that you should choose. With its Gallery design, LG GX looks beautiful when it’s wall mounted.

LG GX Price

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LG CX is basically similar in specs & features to LG GX except that It comes with standard non Gallery design. It indeed comes with less powerful speaker system but we can easily improve it by attaching our favorite soundbar. So if you have more limited budget, of simply not interested in Gallery Design OLED TV, then LG CX is the model that you should choose.

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1 Comment

  1. Tom Moss

    What is your “favorite soundbar” for the LG CX (65″) tv? Thank you.

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