LG G1 vs C1 : What is the Reason to Choose LG G1?

LG G1 and C1 are two 4K OLED TV series introduced by LG as part of their 2021 TV lineup. LG G1 comes with 3 screen size options : 77-Inch (OLED77G1PUA), 65-Inch (OLED65G1PUA) and 55-Inch (OLED55G1PUA) while LG C1 comes with 4 screen size options : 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB), 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB), 55-Inch (OLED55C1PUB) and 48-Inch (OLED48C1PUB). LG G1 is the model that positioned higher than LG C1. What is the reason to choose LG G1 that positioned higher? Let’s find out the reason to choose LG G1 in this article by talking about the differences between LG G1 and C1.

LG G1 Introduction

LG G1
LG G1

LG G1 is introduced as 4K OLED TV series with Gallery design. With gallery design, LG G1 has unbelievably slim profile that can looks like a modern art when it’s mounted on your wall. LG G1 comes with OLED evo Display. OLED evo display comes as the improvement of LG’s standard OLED. It comes with an extra layer and more emissive material. OLED display is able to deliver perfect black and infinite contrast since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously (pixel level dimming). While OLED evo is able to make the pixels brighter. LG G1 is also able to bring wide color gamut that brings 100% color fidelity for rich and accurate color details. AI 4K Upscaling is the upscaling technology that integrated with LG G1. It allows us to enjoy excellent picture clarity not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. LG G1 is powered by α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K that can optimizes the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of this TV. The picture quality is also enhanced by AI Picture Pro. LG G1 supports HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. LG G1 comes with OLED Motion Pro that based on 120Hz native refresh rate so that we can enjoy fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports. LG G1 is also completed with G-SYNC, Game Optimizer, FreeSync Premium, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), HGiG and Stadia Cloud Gaming that allow us to enjoy more immersive gaming experience. WebOS is the smart TV platform integrated with LG G1. It can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers with fast internet connection from its attached 802.11ac wireless. We can also run wide collection of smart apps on the screen of this TV since it’s connected to LG Content/Apps Store. LG G1 is already completed with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) so that we can enjoy HDR and 4K contents Over The Air (OTA) on its screen. The remote control that included with LG G1 is magic remote that allows us to control this TV conveniently with its smart functions (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice). We can also control this TV with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Airplay2/Homekit since they are already supported. LG G1 is able to delivers rich and powerful sound with its 4.2CH 60W speaker system. If you are still not satisfied with that, you can also attach additional soundbar for more powerful surround sound. Since LG G1 already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), we can also setup more advanced AV system that can delivers higher quality audio from more advanced audio formats.

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LG C1 Introduction

LG C1
LG C1

LG C1 can be called as the standard 4K OLED TV model from LG’s 2021 TV lineup. It’s introduced as the successor of LG CX that was released as part of LG’s 2020 TV lineup. LG C1 comes with OLED Panels that can delivers wide color gamut that brings 100% color fidelity for rich and accurate color details. It’s also able to bring vibrant contrast since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously with pixel level dimming. 4K UHD resolution of LG C1 is completed with AI 4K Upscaling so that 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. Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10 and HLG are already supported by LG C1 so that we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources. The color, clarity and contrast of LG C1 are optimized by α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K that integrated as the picture processor of this TV while also enhanced by AI Picture Pro. LG C1 is powered by OLED Motion Pro that based on 120Hz native refresh rate. It can delivers fluid motion images for our favorite action movies and sports while also can brings minimum input lag when we use this TV as our gaming monitor. To bring more immersive gaming experience, LG C1 also supports G-SYNC, Game Optimizer, FreeSync Premium, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), HGiG and Stadia Cloud Gaming. We can enjoy wide range of premium entertainment on the screen of LG C1 with WebOS integrated as its smart TV platform combined with 802.11ac wireless that provides fast internet connection. WebOS is also connected to LG Contents/Apps store that allows us to run wide range of smart apps on the screen of this TV. Magic remote is included as the remote control of LG C1. It can controls this TV conveniently with its smart functions such as Point, Click, Scroll and Voice. LG C1 also can be controlled with our voice using Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Airplay2/Homekit. The speaker system of LG C1 is 2.2Ch 40W. Although it’s still able to deliver good sound quality, you may need to attach your favorite soundbar if you have higher audio expectation. We can setup more advanced AV system to enjoy higher quality audio since LG C1 already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

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Specs & Features Table

We can find the key specs and features of LG G1 and C1 in the specs & features table below. It’s important for us to look at their specs and features before we can talk more about their differences.

LG G1 LG C1
Introduced 2021 2021
Screen Size
  • 77-Inch (OLED77G1PUA)
  • 65-Inch (OLED65G1PUA)
  • 55-Inch (OLED55G1PUA)
  • 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB)
  • 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB)
  • 55-Inch (OLED55C1PUB)
  • 48-Inch (OLED48C1PUB)
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
TV Design Gallery Design Standard Design
Display Type OLED Evo OLED
Upscaling Technology AI 4K Upscaling AI 4K Upscaling
Clarity Technology
  • Double Step Noise Reduction
  • Sharpness Enhancer
  • Double Step Noise Reduction
  • Sharpness Enhancer
Color Technology
  • Billion Rich Colors
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Color Fidelity 100%
  • Billion Rich Colors
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Color Fidelity 100%
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
  • Game Optimizer
  • FreeSync Premium
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • HGiG
  • Stadia Cloud Gaming
  • G-SYNC
  • Game Optimizer
  • FreeSync Premium
  • VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
  • HGiG
  • Stadia Cloud Gaming
Picture Processor α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K
AI Picture AI Picture Pro AI Picture Pro
Smart Platform WebOS WebOS
LG ThinQ AI YES YES
Remote Control Magic Remote Magic Remote
Control Support
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple Airplay2 and Homekit
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Apple Airplay2 and Homekit
Built-in Wi-fi 802.11ac 802.11ac
ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) YES NO
Sound Technology
  • 4.2Ch 60W
  • AI Sound Pro
  • Dolby Atmos
  • 2.2Ch 40W
  • AI Sound Pro
  • Dolby Atmos
Audio Return Channel eARC eARC
HDMI/USB Inputs 4/3 4/3
Price More Expensive Less Expensive

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LG G1 and C1 Differences

We can talk more about LG G1 and C1 differences based on the specs and features of those two TV series that we can find in their specs and features table above.

1. TV Design

The main difference of LG G1 and C1 comes from their TV design. LG G1 comes with Gallery design while LG C1 comes with standard design. With Gallery design, LG G1 is not only able to delivers great picture quality but also looks beautiful like a piece of modern art when it’s mounted on your wall.

2. OLED Version

The OLED version that integrated with LG G1 and C1 are different. LG G1 comes with OLED evo while LG C1 comes with standard OLED. OLED evo can be called as the improvement of standard OLED that can delivers better contrast vibrancy as it can brings better peak brightness.

3. ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV)

LG G1 is already completed with ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV) that still can’t be found in LG C1. ATSC 3.0 allows us to enjoy HDR and 4K contents Over the Air (OTA) so that we can enjoy HDR and 4K contents on the screen of LG G1.

4. Speaker System

The speaker system that integrated with LG G1 and C1 are different. LG G1 comes with 4.2Ch 60W while LG C1 comes with 2.2Ch 40W. 4.2CH 60W is more advanced speaker system that can delivers richer and more powerful surround sound than 2.2Ch 40W.

5. Price

LG G1 is the model that positioned higher than LG C1 so it’s also usually offered at the higher price for similar screen size option as well. What about their price difference? It’s recommended for us to check the price of those two TVs before we can find their latest price difference as TV prices often change over time.

What is the Reason to Choose LG G1?

LG G1 and C1 are both introduced as 4K OLED TV series from LG’s 2021 TV lineup. LG G1 is the one that positioned higher than LG C1. What is the reason to choose LG G1? From our discussion above, we can find that LG G1 is the model that comes with Gallery design. It’s also the model that comes with brighter pixels using OLED evo while it’s also completed with ATSC 3.0 and more powerful 4.2CH 40W speaker system. But it’s indeed usually offered at the higher price. If you are interested in Gallery design as well as brighter OLED pixels, ATSC 3.0 for OTA 4K HDR and more powerful speaker system while you don’t mind to spend higher, then you have the reason to choose LG G1.

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LG C1 comes as the standard series that positioned below LG G1. It doesn’t come with with Gallery design, OLED evo and ATSC 3.0 while it’s also completed with less powerful 2.2CH 40W speaker system. But LG C1 is basically still an excellent OLED TV that can delivers perfect black, wide color gamut and excellent motion handling. If your budget is quite limited or you are simply not interested with Gallery design, OLED evo and ATSC 3.0, then LG C1 is the model that you should choose. We can also easily attach additional soundbar to bring more advanced sound to this TV since LG C1 already supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel).

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