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LG GX and CX OLED, Comparisons, Which is Better?

The LG GX and CX OLED are models from LG’s new OLED line-up for 2020. Thanks to the OLED screen, you can be sure of deep black levels and realistic colors with both televisions. The difference between the models is mainly in the design. In this comparison, you can read more about the differences between the 2 TVs.


LG OLED TVs: Quick Overview

LG has had a long-standing commitment to OLED TVs, regarded as being the first to release them on a wide scale.

Since then, it has refined the technology to be among the very best televisions out there. While also providing more affordable options.


It’s hard not to love OLED. And the LG CX OLED is no exception.

With its intense highlights and inky blacks, this $2,500 65-inch OLED (the LG OLED65CXPUA) boasts a crispness that still has LCD and quantum dot sets struggling to catch up.

For the uninitiated, unlike typical LCDs, OLED or organic light-emitting diode displays do not require a separate backlight to illuminate the picture.

The organic pixels emit their own light when activated.


This gives them a distinct advantage because each pixel can be completely turned on or off separately; there’s no blurring of images caused by the leaky backlights in LCD and quantum dot sets.

It translates into a striking picture that continues to be a head turner. 

LG has improved on this OLED, beefing up its video processing with a new Alpha 9 Gen 3 processor and its touted AI ThinQ software.

One of its primary functions is to differentiate between different types of on-screen objects, such as faces and graphics, for example, to deliver more detailed processing.

You can also set the software to detect what kind of content (sports vs. movies) is being watched and automatically adjust the picture.


Does G stand for gorgeous? The first thing you’ll notice about the LG GX OLED TV (starting at $2,499, $3,499 as tested) is how this high-end set was made for wall mounting.

It’s incredibly thin, radiating an elegance reserved for only the best TVs money can buy.

So yes, the LG GX OLED TV costs a pretty penny, maxing out at $6,000 for the 77-inch screen.

But for the splurge you get all the marquee features of the top-selling LG CX OLED TV in a sleeker, 20-millimeter wide build with improved viewing angles.

While we wish this Gallery Series model provided more obvious performance upgrades for the price, this LG GX OLED TV review explains why the clever AI processing, familiar smart TV interface, and distinctive flush-mount design make it worthwhile for anyone hoping to elevate their home theater experience.


GX: Gallery Design

With a thickness of only 2 centimeters, the GX is very suitable for mounting on the wall. LG calls this design the Gallery design.

With the included wall mount, you can hang the TV tightly against the wall. The thin bezel around the screen also contributes to this neat design.

With LG’s gallery mode, you can show photos on the TV. The TV hangs on your wall like a painting. Note: a stand isn’t included with this TV.


CX: Thin Screen with Wide Stand

With over 4.5 centimeters, the CX is slightly thicker than the GX. This TV stands on a wide brushed-metal stand, which protrudes slightly at the front.

The stand is slightly larger at the back, so the television stands firmly. You can also hide your cables in this stand.

This way, you won’t see a tangle of different cables at the back of the TV. The screen itself is very thin, sticking out above the slightly thicker plastic back.

GX: Available in Large Sizes

The GX is available in 3 different sizes. The smallest size of the GX is 55 inches, or 140 centimeters.

The middle size is 65 inches, which is equivalent to 165 centimeters. The 77 inches, or 195 centimeters, is the largest size of this TV.

So you can be sure that you get a larger television for your home with the GX. The stylish design also comes into its own in these sizes.

This way, you have a real eye-catcher on the wall.

CX: Available in a Smaller Size

The CX is available in the same sizes as the GX, but this OLED television is also available in a 48-inch size.

This size is useful for smaller rooms or if you want to use the television for gaming. With HDMI 2.1 support, you can benefit from the Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), for example.

This automatically adjusts the refresh rate of the image to the game you’re playing. This way, your gaming experience is extra smooth.


In terms of picture quality, the LG GX OLED and the LG CX OLED are two very similar TVs and any differences come down to panel variance.

Our unit of the CX has much better color accuracy, better gradient handling, and it gets slightly brighter. However, our unit of the GX has wider viewing angles.

The major difference between them is that the GX comes with a wall mount that makes it sit flush against a wall, while the CX comes with a stand.

The LG GX and CX OLED televisions offer roughly the same image quality and viewing experience. The difference is mainly in the design and the available sizes.

Are you looking for a stylish and thin TV for on the wall? If so, the GX is a good choice thanks to its sleek design and the included wall mount.

Do you prefer a high-quality television to use as a gaming TV or for in a smaller room? We recommend the CX.

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