LG BX vs CX TV comparison 2022/03

The comparison between these two televisions from LG is really not easy, since they are absolute premium products, which are also very similar. So if you want to buy a high-end OLED TV, the question arises whether it is even worth to buy the more expensive OLED CX instead of the BX. We will have a closer look at both TVs to make your decision a little easier.

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LG BX and CX compared – Which TV is better?

Reflections Icon
Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
68%
LG BX OLED 55"
74%
LG CX OLED 55"
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle
Picture quality when sitting at an angle to the TV - Also relevant when sitting very close in front of a large TV.
90%
LG BX OLED 55"
90%
LG CX OLED 55"
SDR Image Quality Icon
SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
95%
LG BX OLED 55"
95%
LG CX OLED 55"
HDR Image Quality Icon
HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
77%
LG BX OLED 55"
83%
LG CX OLED 55"
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Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
86%
LG BX OLED 55"
88%
LG CX OLED 55"
Gaming Icon
Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
97%
LG BX OLED 55"
96%
LG CX OLED 55"
Sports Icon
Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
83%
LG BX OLED 55"
81%
LG CX OLED 55"
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Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
84%
LG BX OLED 55"
87%
LG CX OLED 55"
LG BX OLED 55"
LG CX OLED 55"
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LG BX OLED 2020

LG BX OLED


OLED Panel
OLED Panel

Due to the OLED construction meadow, the picture quality of the BX and CX is absolutely outstanding and it can, produce a great picture result especially in dark environments due to the theoretically infinite contrast ratio and perfect black. In addition, the BX has an extremely wide viewing angle so that the colors do not fade even at very extreme angles. Both TVs have been equipped with all the gaming features you could wish for the upcoming consoles, and Dolby Vision IQ is also on board, so the TV can adapt to the ambient brightness.

LG CX OLED 2020

LG CX OLED


OLED Panel
OLED Panel

Since the two models are quite similar, the LG CX has all the qualities of the BX. However, it can become a bit brighter, which is especially useful for HDR content. Furthermore, it was equipped with 4 HDMI 2.1 interfaces and not 2 like the BX – one of them being the HDMI eARC interface. Furthermore, with the alpha 9 Gen3 it has a more powerful processor. The alpha 7 processor of the BX is not quite on the same level as the CX, especially when it comes to image processing. The CX has a better color gradient and can display HDR details more effectively.

Detailed comparison: LG BX or CX

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Reflections Icon
Reflections Comparison
LG BX vs CX
68%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
540 Nits
Video technologies
74%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
820 Nits
Video technologies
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle Comparison
LG BX vs CX
90%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Viewing Angle
very wide
OLED Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
90%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Viewing Angle
very wide
OLED Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
SDR image Icon
SDR image Comparison
LG BX vs CX
95%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
540 Nits
DCI-P3
83%
Energy consumption SDR
104 kWh / 1000 Hours
95%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
820 Nits
DCI-P3
81%
Energy consumption SDR
106 kWh / 1000 Hours
HDR image Icon
HDR image Comparison
LG BX vs CX
77%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
540 Nits
DCI-P3
83%
REC 2020
74%
Energy consumption HDR
185 kWh / 1000 Hours
Video technologies
83%
Panel type
OLED Panel
OLED Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
820 Nits
DCI-P3
81%
REC 2020
61%
Energy consumption HDR
188 kWh / 1000 Hours
Video technologies
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Movies & Series Comparison
LG BX vs CX
86%
HDR Image Quality
SDR Image Quality
Environment & Reflections
Tuner
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
2.2 Channels with 40 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
88%
HDR Image Quality
SDR Image Quality
Environment & Reflections
Tuner
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
2.2 Channels with 40 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Gaming Icon
Gaming performance Comparison
LG BX vs CX
97%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
HDMI 2.1
2x Connections
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 15ms
96%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.3ms
HDMI 2.1
4x Connections
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 14ms
ca. 7ms
Sports Icon
Sports performance Comparison
LG BX vs CX
83%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
DCI-P3
83%
81%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.3ms
DCI-P3
81%
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Equipment Comparison
LG BX vs CX
84%
Operating System
webOS 5.0
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2.2 Channels with 40 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
2
HDMI 2.1
2
USB 2.0
3
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ45
1
3.5mm jack
1
Digital optical
1
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Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
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Amazon Alexa
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Ambilight
One Connect Box
87%
Operating System
webOS 5.0
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
2.2 Channels with 40 Watt
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
Audio formats
USB recording PVR
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 2.1
4
USB 2.0
3
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ45
1
3.5mm jack
1
Digital optical
1
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Ci+ 1.4
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
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Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
One Connect Box
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Our conclusion:
Very similar - but still a clear winner

The bottom line is that both TVs are really outstanding and will probably satisfy most users. There is no general answer to the question whether the CX is worth the extra price compared to the BX. Yes, the CX is better than the BX, but whether it is worth it depends on the current price and how well you can cope with the surcharge. But I think 100 to 200 Euro extra charge for the CX is quite reasonable.

But the CX is available in the sizes 48 and 77 inch. So if you are interested in a LG OLED in this size you will have to buy the CX.

LG BX OLED 2020
85%
LG BX OLED
  • Perfect Blacks
  • Contrast ratio: ∞:1
  • Clear movements
  • Viewing angle
  • 2 HDMI 2.1 ([email protected])
  • FreeSync & G-Sync &HDMI VRR
  • Dolby Vision IQ & Atmos
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)
  • Low brightness
LG CX OLED 2020
87%
LG CX OLED
  • Perfect Blacks
  • Contrast ratio: ∞:1
  • Clear movements
  • Viewing angle
  • 4 HDMI 2.1 ([email protected])
  • FreeSync & G-Sync &HDMI VRR
  • Dolby Vision IQ & Atmos
  • alpha 9 Gen3 processor
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)
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