LG OLED evo C2 vs LG OLED evo G2 TV comparison 2022/07

This in-house comparison deals with the two top models of the 2022 lineup of LG. Namely, the LG OLED evo C2 vs LG OLED evo G2. While the C2 has adopted the evo panel from last year’s G1 model as an innovation, the G2 now comes with a so-called heat sink in LG’s portfolio. We will now tell you the differences between the TVs and the purpose for which they have been designed.

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LG OLED evo C2 and LG OLED evo G2 compared – Which TV is better?

Reflections Icon
Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
79%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
83%
LG G2 OLED 65"
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.
92%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
92%
LG G2 OLED 65"
SDR Image Quality Icon
SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
95%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
95%
LG G2 OLED 65"
HDR Image Quality Icon
HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
87%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
89%
LG G2 OLED 65"
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Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
90%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
91%
LG G2 OLED 65"
Gaming Icon
Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
99%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
99%
LG G2 OLED 65"
Sports Icon
Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
84%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
86%
LG G2 OLED 65"
Equipment Icon
Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
88%
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
90%
LG G2 OLED 65"
LG C2 evo OLED 65"
LG G2 OLED 65"
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LG C2 evo OLED 2022

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OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel

The model from the popular C-series was upgraded with a new panel this year. More specifically, LG’s OLED evo C2 now benefits from the picture performance of the Gallery G1 model, which was already launched in 2021, paired with the processing power of the 5th generation Alpha9 processor. This allows the successor OLED of the C1, which is popular among gamers, to take the lead in this series. Thanks to the latest software, the OLED also has other innovations to offer.

LG G2 OLED 2022

Additionally cooled and extra thin


Heat Sink
Heat Sink
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel

With the successor of the G1, LG continues the Gallery-Design introduced last year and wants to ensure as much visual inconspicuousness as possible with a slim casing. In addition, the South Korean electronics manufacturer gave the LG OLED evo G2 a heat sink that boosts the TV’s peak brightness to great values using a Brightness Booster and thus increases the picture performance in a reasonable way.

Detailed comparison: LG OLED evo C2 or LG OLED evo G2

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Reflections Comparison

Reflection sensitivity given

One issue that OLEDs continue to struggle with – and these two top models are no exceptions to this – is the reflection behavior. Accordingly, light sources and highlights show up noticeably on each of the screens — especially in dark scenes during our comparison of the LG OLED evo C2 vs LG OLED evo G2.

Even the higher peak brightness of the Gallery TV cannot compensate this. A slight pinkish cast is also visible during reflections on the G2. The reason for this is the anti-reflective coating and could already be observed in the predecessor.

79%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
Video technologies
83%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
1170 Nits
Video technologies
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle Comparison

A slanted view: No problem!

When it comes to the so-called viewing angle in the comparison between the LG OLED evo C2 vs LG OLED evo G2, both TVs perform in a completely different league and impressively demonstrate the strengths of an OLED panel.

For example, the picture retains enough brightness even when looking at the action from an angle and shows an excellent color performance. So, it practically does not matter where you position yourself as long as you can still see the content well due to the image distortion.

92%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Viewing Angle
very wide
OLED Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
92%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Viewing Angle
very wide
OLED Viewing Angle
Reflections
Reflections visible
Reflections visible
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SDR image Comparison

Sufficient contrast on either side

You do not have to worry about sufficient contrast. Both devices perform wonderfully in our comparison of the LG OLED evo C2 vs LG OLED evo G2 when it comes to content with standard dynamic range. In terms of power consumption, however, the G2 is less demanding and comes out on top.

95%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
DCI-P3
79%
Energy consumption SDR
119 kWh / 1000 Hours
95%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
1170 Nits
DCI-P3
78%
Energy consumption SDR
95 kWh / 1000 Hours
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HDR image Comparison

Heat sink provides clear lighting conditions

If we look at scenes in HDR, the G2 can exploit its full performance and really makes the screen glow for OLED standards thanks to the additional heat dissipation of the self-luminous pixels.

Even the C2 cannot keep up with that and is left with the short end of the stick. Furthermore, the difference in the Gallery TV’s power consumption in HDR mode is even bigger.

87%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
DCI-P3
79%
REC 2020
63%
Energy consumption HDR
248 kWh / 1000 Hours
Video technologies
89%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
1170 Nits
DCI-P3
78%
REC 2020
60%
Energy consumption HDR
213 kWh / 1000 Hours
Video technologies
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Movies & Series Comparison

OLED quality as expected

Whether you choose the C2 or the G2 is irrelevant in terms of streaming. You will find the same extensive offer on both devices. The flat Gallery version is slightly ahead in terms of pure picture performance in our LG OLED evo C2 vs LG OLED evo G2 comparision. The same applies to the sound.

Although LG provides DTS and Dolby Atmos as codecs, the C2 has to get by with two channels less. The sound is always clean and dialogs can be understood well, but it clearly needs more pressure in lower ranges.

90%
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
/
91%
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
4.2 Channels with 60 Watt
Audio formats
HDMI ARC / eARC
/
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Gaming performance Comparison

Two gaming battleships

Not only the C-series in our comparison of the LG OLED evo C2 vs LG OLED evo G2 is all about gaming, but the design flagship also has the entire range of features in its case that you need for a cultivated gaming session. The features on the spec sheet could hardly be more balanced.

Great response time, low input lag, 4K with 120 frames, AMD FreySync and Nvidia G-Sync. Even the small gap of 40 Gbps in the G1 has now been closed by the G2. This means that modern TVs can hardly be better positioned at the moment.

99%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
HDMI 2.1
4x Connections
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 13ms
ca. 5ms
99%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
HDMI 2.1
4x Connections
Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag [email protected] +HDR
ca. 13ms
ca. 6ms
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Sports performance Comparison

A sharp image even during fast movements

Both tvs in our comparison of the LG OLED evo C2 vs LG OLED evo G2 ensure an excellent display quality even during quick scene changes and fast movements. Uniform surfaces are also displayed without spots and are thus not subject to the so-called dirty screen effect. The result is a positive effect on sport broadcasts and an overall viewing impression on a very high level.

84%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
DCI-P3
79%
86%
Frequency
120Hz
Response Time
ca. 0.2ms
DCI-P3
78%
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Equipment Comparison

Software update adds new features

Both TVs score equally with many additional features and come to you with webOS 22 preinstalled. This, in turn, initially expands the feature list with Hand Free Voice Control. Friends of voice assistants in particular will be happy about this.

While you used to have to pick up a remote control every time you want to communicate with your TV, this is no longer necessary. From now on, voice commands will be accepted and implemented without further ado. You can use Alexa, Google Assistant or LG’s own ThinQ AI for that.

Setting up multiple users is now also possible on both TVs and ensures individualized profiles. The Gallery Mode is only available on the G2. With its help, you can transform the flat photo frame TV into a real work of art and adapt it to your setup in an interesting way.

Both are capable of recording via USB, timeshift and provide the Apple package. Unlike the C2, however, the G2 has the C+ 2.0 module standard.

88%
Operating System
webOS 22
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
Digital optical
1
Ci+ Slots
Ci+ 1.4
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
integriert
Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
One Connect Box
90%
Operating System
webOS 22
Bluetooth
Twin Tuner
Integrated soundbar
Audio
4.2 Channels with 60 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
Digital optical
1
Ci+ Slots
Ci+ 2.0
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
integriert
Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
One Connect Box
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Our conclusion:
Design-Fernseher vs Kostenentscheidung

In many respects, both devices can undoubtedly be called top models and thus rank quite high in the table of the best TVs. However, LG’s OLED evo G2 ultimately wins this comparison and ranks a bit better than LG’s OLED evo C2 – not least because of the built-in heat sink.

However, there is still something to be mentioned in favor of the C2: Depending on the size, the price decrease compared to the G2 can be quite high. Apart from that, the Gallery TV does not come with its own stand. Instead, LG provides you with a suitable mounting bracket in the delivery box. However, if wall mounting is not an option for you, you will have to purchase the base separately – extra costs that would not be incurred with the C-series model in such a case.

If you don’t care about the design and don’t want to mount the TV on a wall, you can go for the TV of the gaming series without any risk. However, the G2 could be a bit more interesting for fans of a well-matched interior design in combination with the Gallery mode and the higher brightness.

LG C2 evo OLED 2022
90%
LG C2 evo OLED
  • Precise color reproduction
  • Brilliant picture quality
  • High contrast image with perfect black
  • Great reflection behavior
  • Everything you need for gaming
  • Small risk of burn-in
LG G2 OLED 2022
91%
LG G2 OLED
  • Rich colors
  • Perfect contrast
  • OLED picture quality
  • Smarter TV through webOS
  • All gaming features for PS5 & Xbox Series X
  • Small risk of Burn-In
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