LG C1 vs CX : Is There any Improvement in LG C1?

LG C1 is introduced as the successor of LG CX. LG C1 is the series introduced as part of LG’s 2021 TV lineup while LG CX was released as part of LG’s 2020 TV lineup. Both of LG C1 and CX come with 4 screen size options : 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB & OLED77CXPUA), 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB & OLED65CXPUA), 55-Inch (OLED55C1PUB & OLED55CXPUA) and 48-Inch (OLED48C1PUB & OLED48CXPUB). As the successor of LG CX, is there any improvement in LG C1? Let’s talk about comparison between LG C1 and CX in this article to find out the answer for that question.

LG C1 Introduction

LG C1
LG C1

LG C1 comes as the standard 4K OLED TV series from LG’s 2021 TV lineup. It comes with standard non-Gallery design that powered by α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K picture processor. α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K is able to optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered by this TV. The picture is also enhanced by its integrated AI Picture Pro. LG C1 is able to delivers rich and accurate color details since its panel can brings 100% color fidelity. OLED panel of LG C1 is also able to deliver vibrant contrast with its ability to delivers perfect black and infinite contrast since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously. 4K UHD resolution is completed with AI 4K Upscaling to bring excellent clarity from both of original 4K content sources and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K with AI technology. LG C1 already 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. OLED Motion Pro is the motion technology of LG C1. It’s based on 120Hz native refresh rate that can brings fluid motion images for our favorite action movies and sports. It also allows us to enjoy non lagging gaming experience when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. To bring more immersive gaming experience, LG C1 also supports G-SYNC, FreeSync, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and HGiG. WebOS is installed as the smart TV platform of LG C1. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allows us to run wide collection of smart apps as it’s also connected to LG Contents/Apps store. To bring fast and stable internet connection, LG C1 is already completed with 802.11ac wireless. Magic remote is the remote control that included with LG C1. It allows us to control this TV conveniently with its smart functions (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice). Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Airplay2/Homekit are also already supported by this TV. The speaker system integrated with LG C1 is 2.2Ch 40W. It’s good enough to bring rich surround sound for this TV. But if you have higher audio expectation, I’m sure that you need to attach additional soundbar to this TV. We can enjoy higher quality audio from this TV since It already supports more advanced audio formats with its eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

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LG CX Introduction

LG CX
LG CX

LG CX was released as part of LG’s 2020 TV lineup. It’s the predecessor model of LG C1. LG CX comes with 4K UHD resolution that completed with AI Upscaling so that It can delivers excellent clarity both from original 4K content sources and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. We can enjoy vibrant contrast across the OLED screen of LG CX since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously with its pixel level dimming. OLED screen is also able to deliver rich and accurate color details with its ability to brings wide color gamut. The color, clarity and contrast of LG CX are optimized by α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K that integrated as the picture processor of this TV. We can also find AI Picture Pro that enhances the picture quality delivered by this TV. LG CX is already able to delivers enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources since It already supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ and HLG. The motion technology integrated with LG CX is OLED Motion Pro that based on 120Hz native refresh rate. It’s able to delivers fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports while also can brings minimum input lag when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. LG CX also supports G-SYNC, FreeSync, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and HGiG. WebOS is the smart TV platform integrated with LG CX. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers with fast internet connection provided by its 802.11ac wireless. WebOS is also connected to LG Contents/Apps store to allow us running wide range of additional smart apps. We can control LG CX conveniently with Magic Remote that comes with smart functions such as Point, Click, Scroll and Voice. We can also control LG CX with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Airplay2/Homekit as they are already compatible. With 2.2Ch 40W speaker system, we can enjoy rich and quite powerful surround sound from LG CX. We can also setup more advanced AV system to enjoy higher quality audio format since LG CX already comes with eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

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Similarities & Differences Table

Let’s take a look at the specs and features of LG C1 and CX in the similarities and differences table below. It’s important for us to look at the specs and features of LG C1 and CX before we can talk more about their comparison.

LG C1
LG CX
Similarities
Brand LG LG
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Display Technology OLED OLED
Upscaling Technology AI 4K Upscaling AI Upscaling
Color Technology Wide Color Gamut Wide Color Gamut
Dimming Technology Pixel Level Dimming Pixel Level Dimming
HDR Support
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Vision IQ
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Vision IQ
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
AI Picture AI Picture Pro AI Picture Pro
Smart TV Platform WebOS WebOS
Remote Control Magic Remote Magic Remote
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple Airplay2/Homekit
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple Airplay2/Homekit
Speaker System 2.2Ch 40W 2.2Ch 40W
Audio Return Channel eARC eARC
AI Sound AI Sound Pro AI Sound Pro
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac 802.11ac
HDMI/USB 4/3 4/3
Differences
Introduced 2021 2020
Picture Processor α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K
FreeSync Version FreeSync Premium FreeSync
Stadia Cloud Gaming Firmware update No
Price More Expensive Less Expensive

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LG C1 and CX Comparison

We can find that there are several similarities and few differences between LG C1 and CX. Based on their similar and different specs that we can find in the table above, let’s talk more about comparison between those two TVs.

Picture Technology

Both of LG C1 and CX come with similar OLED panel. OLED panel is able to delivers perfect black and infinite contrast for those two TVs since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously. OLED panel also allows us to enjoy rich and accurate color details since it’s able to deliver wide color gamut.

4K UHD resolution of LG C1 and CX are completed with upscaling technology (AI 4K Upscaling/AI Upscaling) that allows us to enjoy excellent picture clarity both from original 4K content sources and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality.

We can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources since both of LG C1 and CX already supports Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10 and HLG. 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. LG C1 comes with α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K while LG CX comes with α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K. The newer version of α9 is able to provides better optimization result for LG C1.

Motion and Gaming Technology

OLED Motion Pro is integrated as the motion technology of LG C1 and CX. It’s based on 120Hz native refresh rate that can brings fluid motion for our favorite action movies and sports. We can also find that OLED Motion Pro allows us to enjoy minimum input lag when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor.

We can also find that G-SYNC, FreeSync, VRR, ALLM and HGiG are already supported by LG C1 and CX so to bring more immersive gaming experience for those two TV series. Additionally, we can find that the version of Freesync supported by LG C1 and CX are slightly different. LG C1 already supports FreeSync Premium while LG CX only supports FreeSync. FreeSync Premium provides better FreeSync gaming experience than the standard FreeSync. We can also find that LG C1 also supports Stadia Cloud Gaming with firmware update.

Smart TV Platform and Remote Control

The smart TV platform of LG C1 and CX are basically similar. They both come with WebOS as their smart TV platform. WebOS allows us to enjoy wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers. We can also run wide collection of smart apps on the screen of those two TVs since WebOS is already connected to LG Contents/Apps store.

The remote control that included with LG C1 and CX are similar. They both come with magic remote 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 Airplay2/Homekit since they are already supported.

Speaker System

The speaker system integrated with LG C1 and CX are similar. They both come with 2.2Ch 40W speaker system that powered by AI Sound Pro. It’s able to bring good sound quality for those two TVs. We can also find that both of LG C1 and CX already support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) that allow us to setup AV system to enjoy higher quality audio from more advanced audio format.

Price

From the price perspective, LG C1 is usually offered at the higher price than LG CX for similar screen size option. As TV prices are changing from time to time, it’s a good idea to check the price of LG C1 and CX before we can find their latest price difference.

Is There any Improvement in LG C1?

From our discussion about comparison of LG C1 and CX, we can find that there are few improvements in LG C1 as the successor model of LG CX. The first improvement comes from its integrated picture processor. LG C1 comes with the newer version of α9 processor (α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K) that can delivers better optimization than the older α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K of LG CX. The second improvement comes from their gaming technology. LG C1 comes with more advanced FreeSync Premium and Stadia Cloud Gaming (with firmware update) to bring more immersive gaming experience. If you don’t mind to spend higher for newer picture processor version and improved gaming specs, then LG C1 is the model that you should choose.

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LG CX is the predecessor model of LG C1. It’s basically similar except that It comes with the older version of α9 processor (α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K) and completed with more basic FreeSync support as well as no Stadia Cloud Gaming support. But basically LG CX is still able to deliver vibrant contrast, rich color details and excellent motion handling. If you have more limited budget and you don’t mind with the older α9 processor as well as more basic FreeSync and no Stadia Cloud Gaming support, then LG CX is the one that you should choose.

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