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LG CX vs Sony A8H Review (55OLEDCXPUA vs XBR55A8H, 65OLEDCXPUA vs XBR65A8H)

by on August 13, 2020
 



Sony A8H vs LG CX Review

The LG CX and Sony A8H are mid-price OLED TVs which have great performance. The LG CX is the newest model of the LG’s OLED TV C Series while the Sony A8H is the newest model of Sony OLED TV A8 Series. They both may be not budget buys yet, but they ware first launched, they both have cheaper prices than their predecessors. Additionally, compare to the higher model like LG GX, Sony A9H, etc which have sold much more expensive, picture quality and features offered by them are not much different. This is due to most of OLED TVs which available in the market use the OLED panel that has the same technical platform, including the LG CX and Sony A8H that is OLED panel made by LG. So, can be ascertained, the difference between LG CX and Sony A8H or with the higher model is just about design and features. So, if you want to buy OLED TV that offers the best balance of capability and price, you may consider one of them.

In the market, the LG CX is available on 4 screen size variant. In addition that found on the predecessor C9, which are 55 inches (55OLEDCXPUA), 65 inches (65OLEDCXPUA), and 77 inches (77OLEDCXPUA), it also comes in 48 inches variant (48OLEDCXPUB). Special for its 48 inches variant, it is the first smallest OLED TV launched by LG. On the other hand, the Sony A8H has 2 screen sizes variants only, 55 inches (XBR55A8H) and 65 inches (XBR65A8H). Meanwhile, with the same screen sizes (55OLEDCXPUA vs XBR55A8H, 65OLEDCXPUA vs XBR65A8H), the A8H is sold hundreds dollars more expensive than the LG CX. So, which is a better choice between them?

Short Review of LG CX and Sony A8H

LG CX vs Sony A8H Key Specification

Specs and Features LG CX (OLED CX) Sony A8H
Resolution 4K (2160 x 3840) 4K (2160 x 3840)
Screen Sizes Available 48 Inches (LG OLED48CXPUB, 55 Inches (OLED55CXPUA), 65 Inches (OLED65CXPUA), 77 inches (OLED77CXPUA) 55 Inches (XBR55A8H), 65 Inches (XBR65A8H)
Panel Type OLED OLED
Dimming Pixel Level Dimming Pixel Level Dimming
Picture Engine Alpha 9 Gen 3 Processor 4K HDR Processor X1 Ultimate
4K Up-scaling AI Up scaling 4K X Reality Pro
HDR Format Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Dolby Vision IQ Yes No
HDR Enhancement 4K Cinema HDR, HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro, Dolby Vision IQ -
Contrast Enhancement Object Depth Enhancer, Ultra Luminance Pro, Face Enhancing Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, Object Based HDR Remaster, Pixel Contrast Booster
Color Enhancement Intense Color, Billion Rich Colors, Advanced Color Enhancer, True Color Accuracy Pro, 4 Colors Sub Pixel Live Color Technology, Precision Color Mapping, Super Bit Mapping HDR, TriLuminos Display
Clarity Enhancement Quad Step Noise Reduction, Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer Dual Database Processing, Object Based Super Resolution
Motion Enhancement OLED Motion Pro X Motion Clarity, Auto Mode
Refresh Rate Panel Native 120 Hz Native 120 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate Support HDMI Forum VRR, G-Sync (NVidia Certified), FreeSync is on a future firmware update, HGiG No
Platform WebOS 5.0 Android 9.0 Pie
AI TV (Artificial Intelligence) LG ThinQ AI, Google Assistant, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Intelligence Voice Recognition, AI Picture Pro, AI Sound Pro, AI Brightness, Apple AirPlay 2, Apple Home Kit Google Assistant, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, , Apple AirPlay 2, Apple Home Kit
Remote 2020 of LG Magic Remote 2020 model of Sony Voice Remote
HDMI 4 4
HDMI Supports HDMI 2.1 Full bandwidth (All), HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth (All), HDCP 2.2 (All), ARC (HDMI 2), eARC (HDMI 2) HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth (All), HDCP 2.3 (All), ARC (HDMI 2), eARC (HDMI 2)
USB 3 3
Ethernet 1 1
RF (Terrestrial Cable) 1 1
Composite In (AV) 1 1
Component In No No
Channel 2.2 2.2 Channel
Total Audio Output 40 Watt(WF : 20 Watts) 40 Watt(WF : 20 Watts)
Speaker Type N/a Acoustic Surface Audio
Speaker Configuration Front Firing (Reflector) Actuator X2, Subwoofer X2
Dolby Atmos Support Yes Yes

Technologies and Features of Sony A8H and LG CX

Panel Technology

On this section, there is no fight between the Sony A8H and LG CX. As we have mentioned above, even though the A8H is produced by this Japanese Company, but just like other models of Sony’s OLED TV, it also uses a 2020 LG OLED Panel. This means, the LG CX and Sony A8H use the OLED panel which have the same technical platform. So, can be ascertained, their performance which affected by their panel such as contrast, pixel response time, black level, black uniformity, color gamut, reflection handling, etc are not much different.

WRGB OLED

As we have known, each pixel of OLED panel can produce its own light, so OLED panel doesn’t need backlight. Not just produce its own light, each pixel of OLED panel also can switch on/off/dim individually without affected by the condition of others pixels surrounding. This allows the OLED panel has pixel dimming level. Just like FALD on the LED panel, but the number of its dimming zones are equal to number of pixels. This allows the OLED panel has infinite native contrast ratio. Meanwhile, to boost its brightness, in addition standard RGB sub-pixel, it uses additional white sub-pixel. This allows it can produce pure white, though, in other hand, the use of white sub-pixel de-saturates bright colors. In addition to native contrast ratio, the other major advantages offered by OLED panel are nearly instantaneous pixel response time and excellent wide angle coverage.

Image Processors

As we see on comparison table above, the Sony A8H is powered by 4K Processor X1 Ultimate while the LG CX is powered by the third generation of Alpha 9 processor or called Alpha 9 Gen 3. We will discuss about the image processor of the A8H first. As we just have mentioned, the Sony A8H is powered by X1 Ultimate engine, the top variant of X1 engine. In last year, this processor was used by the Master series A9G. This means, the A8H takes some features that only found on A9G Master Series and brings them to a more affordable price. In addition to what featured by X1 Extreme of the A8G as its predecessor, there is Object Based Super Resolution that designed to intelligently analyze and enhance the definition of individual objects in an image. Additionally, there is also pixel contrast booster, an improved version of Object-Based HDR Remaster, and X-Motion Clarity motion processing where all of them are not available on the A8G predecessors.

Meanwhile, the LG CX is powered by the Alpha 9 Gen 3 images processor where it is the next generation of the Alpha 9 Series. Compared to the previous model or Alpha 9 Gen 2, it brings an upgrade on the artificial intelligence algorithm. One of them is AI Picture Pro, which LG says will “enhance the resolution and sharpness of contents by an algorithm learned via a LG Deep Learning technique”. Additionally, its AI Sound Pro feature is also upgrades like LG says “provides the optimal sound or Virtual 5.1 surround, depending on the watching genre”. Not only that, the performance of its up-scale engine is also improved. With AI-based up-scaling engine, the LG CX can produce more consistent, more detail look, and cleaner HD images after it has been up-scaled to 4K resolution.

HDR Format

The LG OLED CX and Sony A8H support the same HDR formats. In addition to HDR 10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), they both also support Dolby Vision, a proprietary HDR format by Dolby Laboratories that already use dynamic metadata. Nevertheless, they both still don’t support HDR10+, the other HDR format that also use dynamic metadata and as a rival of Dolby Vision. Special or the LG CX, it has a feature called Dolby Vision IQ that will further improve its Dolby Vision experience. And for this case, the A8H doesn’t have this feature. You need to know, it is a feature that will calibrate the picture in real time depending on the level of the ambient light where it is used. By combining the metadata of Dolby Vision Content and the reading result of the embedded light sensor on the TV, it will calibrate multiple aspects of Dolby Vision Images in real time, this feature will keep the Dolby Images resulted will look consistently, no matter how much light condition of a room change. With other words, the brightness level and other parameter of Dolby Vision images displayed on its screen will change in real time to suit the light condition of a room where it is used.  So, you will no longer see Dolby Vision images that are too dark or too bright. Meanwhile, on the A8H, you will only see one kind of Dolby Vision images, regardless the light condition of a room where it is used.

Motion Technology

The LG CX and Sony A8H both have 120 Hz native refresh rate panel. This allows them can processes any content with frame rate up to 120 Hz. Special for the Sony A8H, even though it has native 120 Hz refresh rate panel, but it supports native 1080p @ 120 Hz content only, while for 1440p and 4K resolution, it doesn’t support. On the other hand, the LG CX supports all of 1080p, 1440p, and 4K resolution at 120 Hz. Additionally, its native 120 Hz refresh rate panel also make them can interpolate lower frame rate content up to 120 Hz. Special for the LG CX, it also already supports VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) technology that support some gaming features like GSync and HDMI Forum VRR. Currently, it may be not support FreeSync, but with a future firmware update, it will also support FreeSync.  Meanwhile, when its VRR is enabled, regardless the content resolution is 1080p, 1440p or 4K, their refresh rate can range between 40 Hz – 120 Hz.  As we have known, VRR technology will please most gamers with screen tearing-free game experience.

Meanwhile, to further improve their performance in handling motion, the LG OLED CX is powered by OLED Motion Pro while the Sony A8H is powered by X-Motion Clarity. These features actually are based on BFI (Black Frame Insertion) technology. You need to know, since OLED panel doesn’t have backlight, to dim their screen, they don’t use PWM Dimming system like on LED TV. This makes their screen has almost flicker-free, which means it is excellent. But even so, sometimes flicker is required to improve motion appearance. And for this case, by making some certain setting, their screen can flicker at 60 Hz and 120 Hz, depending on the setting. On the Sony A8H, set “MotionFlow” to “Custom” and set “Clearness” to “3” will make their screen flicker at 60 Hz. Meanwhile, set “Clearness” to “1 or 2” and “ while “MotionFlow” is still in “Custom” will make its screen flicker at 60 Hz. On the other hand, On LG CX, to enable its 60 its 120 Hz BFI mode, you just need to set the picture mode to “Game” while VRR is disabled. You need to disable VRR because its BFI is not available when GSyns is enabled. Meanwhile, to enable its 60 Hz BFI mode, you just need set “TruMotion” to “User” and “OLED Motion on “High”.

And to maximize their performance in improving motion appearance, it is just simple. When the source has 60 fps of frame rate, you just need set its BFI to 60 Hz while when the source has 120 Hz of frame rate, you just need set its BFI mode to 120 Hz. But keep in mind, since enabling their BFI mode will make their screen flicker at 120 Hz or 60 Hz, its screen flicker may bother some people, particularly for them who sensitive to flicker.

Connectivity

The LG CX and Sony A8H both have 4 HDMI ports as their major connectivity. All of their HDMI ports support HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, CEC, ARC (Audio Return Channel), and HDCP 2.2. Special for the LG CX, all of their HDMI ports also support HDMI 2.1. But even so, it only has 40 Gbps of bandwidth that means it doesn’t support full bandwidth, which 48 Gbps. This makes it is only able to accept HFR (High Frame Rate) signal up to 40 Gbps like 4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4 10-bit, while for 12 bit that requires 48 Gbps of bandwidth, it is not capable. Additionally, all of the HDMI ports of OLED CX also support ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) that allows it can automatically change to “Game” mode when a compatible game console is detected. Meanwhile, the Sony A8G doesn’t support both HDMI 2.1 and ALLM. But even so, its HDMI ports already support HDCP 2.3. Additionally, although A8H doesn’t support HDMI 2.1, but like LG CX that supports eARC (HDMI 2), one of its HDMI ports (HDMI 3) also supports eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel). This allows them can send high audio quality signal via their HDMI ports to the external speaker.

Additionally, they both are also equipped with 3 USB ports. The difference is that all of USB ports of LG CX are USB 2.0 and none of them are USB 3.0. On the other hand, the Sony A8H has 1 USB 3.0 while the rests are USB 2.0. In addition to USB and HDMI ports, they both also have 1 RF In, 1 Composite In (AV IN) 1 Ethernet port, 1 Digital Audio Out (optical), and 1 Analog Audio Out (Mini Jack 3.5 mm). But even so, although they both already have AV In, but you need an adapter to use it. In this case, an adapter is already included on LG CX buying package, while on Sony A8H, it is not included. And for wireless connection, they both have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Sound

 

Acoustic Surface Audio

One of things that makes the Sony A8H is different to other TVs is its sound configuration. Just like most of premium TVs, it also comes with 2.2 channel speaker system with total o sound output is 40 watts. But even so, instead of traditional speakers, it utilizes its own screen to produce sound and this technology called Acoustic Surface. This means, by vibrated by two actuators, its screen can produce sound, making a sound as if coming out of an object of images directly. Meanwhile, two sub-woofer systems will improve sound produced in low frequency or bass. On the other hand, the LG CX also comes with 2.2 channel speaker system with total of sound output is 120 Hz. But it comes with front firing speaker configuration that also supported by two sub woofer systems.

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LG CX (OLED CX) Sony A8H
48 Inches LG OLED48CXPUB on Amazon
55 Inches LG OLED55CXPUA on Amazon XBR55A8H on Amazon
65 Inches LG OLED65CXPUA on Amazon XBR55A8H on Amazon
77 Inches LG OLED77CXPUA on Amazon

LG CX vs Sony A8H Performance

Black Level and Contrast Ratio

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As we have mentioned, infinite contrast ratio is one of the major advantage of OLED TVs including Sony A8H and LG CX the Led TV cannot match.  Since their panel has individual self-lighting pixel and doesn’t use backlight, when showing black, there is no light emitted at all from the black area. The result, black produced by them is nearly perfect. And since black produced by them is perfect, regardless where the black area on the screen, this makes them also have black uniformity.  On the other hand, their pixel level dimming allows them to show small highlights in dark scene with more focus look and blooming-free.  So, when it is showing dark scene, particularly when showing HDR content, dark scene looks excellent with more detail look.

Winner: Draw

Peak Brightness

The Sony A8H and LG CX both have decent SDR peak brightness.  With Real content, they both hit a bit brighter than 300 nits. But even so, their peak brightness slightly varies depends on content. On 2% and 10% window where they both hit their highest peak brightness, they both hit a bit brighter than 400 nits. Special for LG CX, it even can hit brighter than 450 nits for a short time, though, once stabilized, it drops to around 400 nits. Meanwhile, just like other OLED TVS, on 100% window (entire screen is bright), their peak brightness is drop significantly by their ABL (Automatic Brightness Limiter) to prevent the excessive power consumption. And for this case, the ABL of the LG CX is more aggressive where its peak brightness is drop down to around 150 nits while the Sony A8H is drop down to around 180 nits. But even so, in general, their SDR peak brightness is bright enough to combat the glare in most bright rooms. And combined to their excellent reflection handling, the picture displayed on their screen looks fairly obviously in most bright rooms, except in very bright room.

With HDR content, they both can hit brighter peak brightness than their SDR peak brightness. With real content, the A8H is able to hit around 650 nits while the LG CX is around 680 nits. Just like their SDR content, their HDR peak brightness also varies depends on the content but their behavior is a bit different. The Sony A8H hit its highest peak brightness at 2% window where it hit around 780 nits and drop to around 700 nits once it is stabilized. Meanwhile on 2% window, the LG CX hit around 800 nits for a short time and will drop to around 750 once it is stabilized. But even so, the highest peak brightness is precisely reached by LG CX on 10% window where it hit brighter than 800 nits for a short time but it will stable at around 775 nits. Just like their SDR peak brightness, on 100% window, their HDR peak brightness is also drop significantly by their ABL to around 150 nits. With their behavior, their HDR peak brightness may be not as bright as premium LED TV such as Sony X950H or Samsung Q90T, but it is still bright enough to show HDR images as bright they should be and bring out small highlight in HDR, particularly when they are set in dim to moderately-lit room.

Winner: LG CX

Color Reproduction

Since they both use the OLED panel that has the same technical platform, their performance in delivering color gamut is also not much different. The difference between them is more caused by panel variance. In both DCI P3 xy and uv color space, the Sony A8H can cover around 97%. Meanwhile, the LG CX covers around 97% in DCI P3 xy and around 99% in DCI P3 uv. This means, their color coverage in DCI P3 color space is nearly perfect, make almost all colors of HDR images mastered in DCI P3 like HDR10 can be shown fairly accurate. Meanwhile, their color coverage in Rec.2020 is also good. In Rec.2020 xy, the Sony A8H covers around 73% while LG CX covers around 72%. Additionally, in Rec.2020 uv, the A8H can cover around 77% while the OLED CX is around 76%. This means, although not perfect, it is still wide enough to show HDR images mastered in Rec.2020 like Dolby Vision content colorfully. While their color gamut is almost similar, the Sony A8H has better color volume than the LG CX. At different luminosity levels, the A8H can show its color gamut better than the OLED CX.  Since they both have nearly perfect black, they both can produce deep, dark shades of colors excellently. But as we have mentioned above, the use of white sub-pixel may make them can produce pure white, but this will de-saturate bright colors, make them cannot produce very bright saturated colors.

Wide color gamut

The combination of X1 Ultimate image processor and LG OLED panel makes the Sony A8H has outstanding color gradient and including the best ever. On its screen, there is only a bit banding in certain darker shades of colors, but this should not be noticeable in normal content. On the other hand, although not as excellent as the A8H, color gradient of the LG CX is also excellent. Even though some little banding is more noticeable in certain colors, but just like on the screen of the A8H, this should not also be noticeable in normal content. Nevertheless, if you feel banding still bother you, they both have a feature called “Smooth Gradation” that can remove it. But keep in mind, enabling this feature can cause the image lose some fine details in certain scene.

Winner: Sony A8H

Side Viewing Angle

OLED vs LED Side Viewing Angle

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Additionally, since they both use the OLED panel that has the same technical platform, their side viewing angle coverage is also not much different. Just like other models of OLED TV, when viewed from the side, black level will look consistent up to around 70 degrees off center and front. Additionally, their brightness level is also still consistent up to around 60 degrees. In certain angle, color of images displayed on their screen may still shift and be washed out, but it is still wider than LED TV where colors started to shift at around 30 degrees and washed out at around 50 degrees. With this behavior, when viewed from the side, the quality of the picture displayed on their screen will look not much different when viewed from the front and center. This will very useful particularly when used for watching a big game with a group of your friend and family.

Winner: Draw

Motion Handling

Just like other models of OLED TVs, both of the Sony A8H and LG CX also have nearly instantaneous pixel response time.  Their pixel response time is even much faster than the fastest reached by LED panel. The result, when they are playing fast moving images likes fast movies or fast games, there is almost no motion blur appears. Following fast moving object, there is only a very short faint trail that is very hard to notice. But you need to know, on the other hand, the nearly instantaneous pixel response will caused image stuttering, particularly when they are playing low frame rate content like 24p movies. But you need to worry because it is can be solved by enabling their BFI mode or Motion Interpolation.

OLED vs LED TV Motion Blur

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As we have mentioned, to further improve motion appearance, they both have an optional BFI mode called X-Motion Clarity on the A8H and OLED motion Pro on the LG CX. This feature is very helpful to make motion smoother, particularly when they are playing 60 fps content or 120 fps content. For 60 fps content, you just need set their BFI to 60 Hz while for 120 Hz content, you just need set their BFI to 60 Hz like we have discussed above. Meanwhile, when playing 24 movies, their performance is also great. No matter the source of the movies, both of the A8H and OLED CX can show them with judder-free. To remove the judder on LG CX, you just need to enable “Real Cinema” while OLED Motion must be disabled. Enabling “Real Cinema” while “OLED Motion” is enabled will cause always judder.  Meanwhile, on the A8H, you should set “Cinemotion” to “Auto”, “MotionFLow” to “Custom” and “Smoothness” to “0”.

Winner: Draw

Input Lags

The LG CX and Sony A8H both also have excellent input lags in game mode. With 60 fps content, regardless the resolution, the input lags of the OLED CX is around 14 ms while the input lags of the A8F is around 19 ms. The input lags of the A8H may be not as low as the OLED CX, but it is still low enough to make it fairly responsive for any games even for fast paced games which requires fast reflexes. Meanwhile, their input lags at 120 fps content are also excellent. At 1080p and 1440p resolution, the input lag of the OLED CX is around 7 ms while at 4K resolution, its input lag is around 11 ms. Meanwhile, for A8H, it only supports native 1080p and doesn’t support native 1440p and 4K resolution at 120 Hz. And for this case, its input lag at 1080p is around 11 ms.  As we have mentioned, the LG CX also supports VRR technology. When VRR is enabled, its input lags are around 6 ms at 1080p and 1440p resolution, while at 4K resolution, its input lag is around 11 ms. This means, regardless the resolution and frame rate of games, they both are very responsive when used for playing video games and this will please most gamers.

Winner: OLED CX

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LG CX (OLED CX) Sony A8H
48 Inches LG OLED48CXPUB on Amazon
55 Inches LG OLED55CXPUA on Amazon XBR55A8H on Amazon
65 Inches LG OLED65CXPUA on Amazon XBR55A8H on Amazon
77 Inches LG OLED77CXPUA on Amazon

Conclusion

For Watching Movies

As we have discussed above, both of the LG OLED CX and Sony A8H have exceptional performance in a dark room. This is because they both have infinite contrast ratio that makes them can produce nearly perfect black and excellent black uniformity. Additionally, their pixel dimming level make you will not distracted by any blooming around bright objects. Combination of these great aspects makes them have exceptional performance in a dark room. And since most people watch movies in a dark room, of course, their performance when used for watching movies in a dark room is really excellent. Furthermore, their performance when handling 24p judder also great, allowing you to watch any movies with judder-free. But just we have mentioned, since movies have frame rate of 24 fps, their instantaneously pixel response time may make the images appear stuttering in certain scenes, though, it can be solved by enabling their BFI or Motion Interpolation feature.

Winner: Draw

For Watching Sports

Performance of the LG CX and Sony A8H when used for watching movies is also great. Combination of their nearly instantaneous pixel response time and an optional BFI mode allows you to watch sports with clear and smooth look. Additionally, the combination of their decent SDR peak brightness and excellent reflection handling also allows you to watch sports in most bright rooms obviously and without distracted by glare. And their excellent side viewing angle coverage makes them great choice for watching a big game with a large group of your family or friends.

Winner: Draw

Video Games

For this case, the LG CX is better than the Sony A8H when used for playing video games. They both may have excellent motion handling that makes fast games look very smoothly and clearly on their screen. Additionally, they both also have similar picture quality. But even so, for this case, the OLED CX has lower input lags, particularly with 60 fps games, makes it is more responsive than the A8H when used for playing 60 fps games. Additionally, the other advantage of the LG CX is that it also already supports VRR technology that compatible with some gaming features such as GSync and HDMI Forum VRR. Currently, the LG CX may don’t support FreeSync, but with a future firmware update, it is planned that it also supports FreeSync. As we have known, the VRR technology can improve its gaming features, allowing you to play games with screen tearing-free. Additionally, the LG CX also supports ALLM Auto Low Latency Mode) that make it is able to automatically change to Game Mode once the compatible console is connected, so you don’t need change it manually. On the other hand, although the Sony A8H doesn’t support these features and its input lags are not as low as the LG CX, it still has good performance when used for playing games.

Winner: LG CX

HDR Performance

Just like other models of OLED TVs, they both have excellent HDR Performance. Their ability to deliver perfect black and excellent black uniformity allow them can show shadow details of HDR image with more detail look, as detail the way they should in HDR. Additionally, their HDR peak brightness may be not as bright as the premium LED TV or still below 1000 nits as the target of content creator, but as least, their HDR peak brightness is still bright enough to bring out highlights in HDR. And for OLED TVs, their HDR peak brightness is great. Not just that, they both also have nearly perfect color gamut coverage in DCI P3 and good coverage in Rec.2020, makes colors of HDR content can be shown fairly accurate. Their color gradient is also great, even for A8H, it is including the best ever. They both may have excellent HDR performance, but compare between them, the LG CX can show a bit brighter HDR images while the Sony A8H is better in color reproduction and color gradient. But in general, their HDR performance is equally great.

Winner: LG CX can get brighter while Sony A8H is better in color reproduction and gradient

Summary

As we have discussed a lot above, in term of picture quality, their performance is not much different. Both of them have exceptional picture quality with almost all aspects of picture quality are strong. This is because they use the OLED panel that has the same technical platform. Meanwhile, the fight between them is more on their picture engine performance and features. One of the major advantages offered by the LG CX is that it supports VRR technology and some gaming features, makes it is better than the Sony A8H when used for playing games. On the contrary, the A8H also have a major advantage that not found on LG CX, which is Acoustic Surface Audio where it utilize its own screen to produce sound instead of traditional speaker. And on other aspects, they beat each other. The LG CX is has a bit brighter HDR peak brightness and lower input lags, on the other hand Sony A8H is a bit better in color production and gradient. So, which is a better choice between them? The decision certainly comes back to you according to your own preferences. But keep in mind, with the same screen sizes, the Sony A8H is sold hundreds dollar more expensive than the LG CX.

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LG CX (OLED CX) Sony A8H
48 Inches LG OLED48CXPUB on Amazon
55 Inches LG OLED55CXPUA on Amazon XBR55A8H on Amazon
65 Inches LG OLED65CXPUA on Amazon XBR55A8H on Amazon
77 Inches LG OLED77CXPUA on Amazon

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