LG OLED evo G2 vs LG OLED evo G1 TV comparison 2022/07

In this brand-internal comparison of the LG OLED evo G2 vs LG OLED evo G1, two absolute top models compete against each other and try to convince not only in terms of picture quality and features, but especially when it comes to the external look. Therefore, both the G2 and the G1 feature the so-called Gallery Design, which makes them very slim.

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LG OLED evo G2 and LG OLED evo G1 compared – Which TV is better?

Reflections Icon
Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
83%
LG G2 OLED 65"
80%
LG G1 OLED evo 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 G2 OLED 65"
92%
LG G1 OLED evo 65"
SDR Image Quality Icon
SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
95%
LG G2 OLED 65"
96%
LG G1 OLED evo 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.
89%
LG G2 OLED 65"
88%
LG G1 OLED evo 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.
91%
LG G2 OLED 65"
90%
LG G1 OLED evo 65"
Gaming Icon
Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
99%
LG G2 OLED 65"
99%
LG G1 OLED evo 65"
Sports Icon
Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
86%
LG G2 OLED 65"
84%
LG G1 OLED evo 65"
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Equipment
Smart TV features, connections and general equipment of the TV
90%
LG G2 OLED 65"
88%
LG G1 OLED evo 65"
LG G2 OLED 65"
LG G1 OLED evo 65"
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LG G2 OLED 2022

A thin look with extra cooling


Heat Sink
Heat Sink
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel

The LG OLED evo G2 is the successor of the G1 and features an additional heat sink. This provides even more brightness and shows its full potential especially at HDR content. Excellent viewing angle stability and the included wall mount round off the feature list further. Due to the low installation depth, the photo frame TV was ideally suited for local wall mounting.

LG G1 OLED evo 2021

Ultra slim with evo panel


OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel

Unlike most other TVs from LG’s portfolio, the OLED evo G1 features the so-called Gallery Design. Compared to its successor, it actually makes this one even a bit slimmer. The Evo panel ensures a high picture performance and lets this truly slim TV compete with the top OLEDs. The skinny shape makes the device – which is intended for wall mounting – look extraordinarily understated when it is hooked up.

Detailed comparison: LG OLED evo G2 or LG OLED evo G1

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Reflections Icon
Reflections Comparison

Deductions for reflection resistance

Both Gallery models are on the same level in terms of reflection behavior in our comparison of the LG OLED evo G2 vs LG OLED evo G1 and thus do not show any clear differences. However, it is noticeable that both TVs – due to the anti-reflective coating – emit a slight pinkish cast in bright lights.

However, the G2 benefits from its higher maximum brightness and can slightly outperform the G1 especially at HDR content at high ambient light. Nevertheless, top models with backlight still retain their supremacy and are ahead due to their better brightness values and a comparatively high reflection resistance.

83%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
1170 Nits
Video technologies
80%
Reflections
Reflections visible
No layer against reflections
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
Video technologies
Viewing Angle Icon
Viewing Angle Comparison

Image stability at its best

The Evo panel operating in both models performs excellently here and does a great job even in strong oblique viewing. Colors are reproduced superbly and the screen remains pleasantly bright.

In this respect, the Gallery models in our direct comparison of LG OLED evo G2 vs LG OLED evo G1 do not give each other an advantage at all. LCD LED TVs can only keep up insufficiently well in this category.

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
SDR image Icon
SDR image Comparison

Plenty of contrast on both panels

Standard Dynamic Range reproduction is performed to a consistently high quality standard on both sides in our head-to-head comparison of the LG OLED evo G2 vs LG OLED evo G1 and come away with no weaknesses. If we look at the power consumption, the G2 is a step ahead.

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
96%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
DCI-P3
86%
Energy consumption SDR
128 kWh / 1000 Hours
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HDR image Comparison

The advantage for the G2 thanks to Heat Sink

Since HDR content is displayed even brighter, the G2 can take a few points away from the slightly darker G1 here and place itself at the top in this section in our comparison of LG OLED evo G2 vs LG OLED evo G1.

In terms of average energy consumption, the difference is still in favor of the 2022 model compared to the playback of SDR content, but clearly smaller.

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
88%
Panel type
OLED evo Panel
OLED evo Panel
Contrast
infinite :1
Max. Brightness
850 Nits
DCI-P3
86%
REC 2020
61%
Energy consumption HDR
226 kWh / 1000 Hours
Video technologies
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Movies & Series Comparison

Black levels that can't be beaten

In terms of picture performance, both TVs are more than suitable for regular streaming. When it comes to sound, things are a bit different. A multi-channel output with 4.2, DTS and Dolby Atmos is hidden in each case.

Should that turn out to be a problem, you can add a soundbar to your setup via the eARC port for better audio performance. Depending on your type of use, such an upgrade could be a good idea.

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

Two photo frame TVs with lots of gaming features

There is no need to worry about gaming in our direct comparison between the LG OLED evo G2 and the LG OLED evo G1. LG brings both Gallery models into the arena with a long list of features. However, one important difference remains alongside the variety of features – namely the HDMI bandwidth.

The G1 only has a bandwidth of 40 Gbps. However, this applies only to a color depth of 12 bit with full sampling rate and [email protected]

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
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
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Sports performance Comparison

Fast movements are captured great

Together with the refresh rate of 120 hertz, the fast response time leads to consistently sharp scenes. These performance indicators are supported by a clean display of large color areas across the entire screen.

Our comparison between the LG OLED evo G2 vs the LG OLED evo G1 shows the best possible setup for sports fans who prioritize picture quality and clarity.

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

Its the update that makes the difference

Although the G1 in our comparison has basically all the features you need in a modern Smart TV, the G2 can expand this package in some places due to the current webOS 22 software update.

The in-house OS update now offers the possibility to create several individualized user profiles. Thanks to LG’s Hands Free Voice Control feature, you can now directly control one of several voice assistants without a remote control. ThinQ AI, Alexa and Google Assistant are available.

As our comparison of the LG OLED evo G2 vs LG OLED evo G1 shows, the Gallery Mode turns your flat-screen TV into a real work of art that fits into your interior in a great way and does not look like a conventional television anymore, at least not at first glance.

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
88%
Operating System
webOS 6.0
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
1
Digital optical
1
Ci+ Slots
Ci+ 1.4
Timeshift
Apple Airplay
Apple Homekit
Assistants
Google Assistant
integriert
Amazon Alexa
integriert
Ambilight
One Connect Box
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Both TVs are definitely something for design-conscious heads, who do not want to do without top picture quality and a wide range of features at the same time. The included, practically invisible wall mounts ensure a high wall flushness and let the OLEDs hang quite inconspicuously on the wall thanks to the flat design.

If you already own the G1, the step to the G2 is hardly worth it and is rather something for technology fans who regularly place high value on the latest products and state of the art tech. Although both TVs have a high brightness for OLEDs, the current model from the 2022 lineup performs a bit better due to the additional heat dissipation.

However, for consumers who often use their TVs during the day, are strongly affected by bright spots, and have generally a bright living space, the G2’s better brightness performance could be a weighty argument for buying overall. Nevertheless, both TVs are at a very high level.

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
LG G1 OLED evo 2021
90%
LG G1 OLED evo
  • OLED evo panel
  • Perfect Blacks
  • Contrast Ratio: ∞:1
  • Motion Handling
  • Viewing Angle
  • HDMI 2.1 ([email protected])
  • HDMI VRR & G-Sync Compatible VRR
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Alpha 9 Gen 4 AI Prozessor
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)
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