LG C2 VS Sony A90K 2022 OLED TV, Which is better?

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LG C2 VS Sony A90K 2022 OLED TV, which is better?​

2022 becomes the year when OLED TVs take over the market. LG and Sony are both excellent brands in the mid-to-high-end OLED TV generation. In this article, we will compare the LG C2 and Sony A90K OLED TVs released in 2022 in terms of price, design, picture, system, game performance, and other aspects. Let's kick it off!

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LG C2 VS Sony A90K Appearance Design​


The LG C2 and Sony A90K are of very high quality in terms of design and materials. They have very thin bezels on all three sides and a very sleek and modern design.

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The first difference is that the Sony A90K adopts a central base to support the TV. It is very close to the table but has a raised base. If you need to use it with a soundbar, then you can raise the TV so that it won't block visibility. The stand of LG C2 has only two metal feet. They support the TV on the table very smoothly, but the gap in between does not seem to be enough for soundbars.

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On the back, both the LG C2 and Sony A90K place the ports on the side. The Sony A90K TV has a checkerboard pattern on the back, while the LG C2 has a textured brushed metal back, which seems to be more elaborate.


LG C2 VS Sony A90K Price and Size​


When it comes to size and price, LG C2 shows a noticeable benefit. LG C2 offers six different sizes from 42 - 83 inches, with prices ranging from $999.99 - $3999.99. Sony A90K has only two models: 42'' and 48'', asking $1399.99 and $1499.99 respectively.

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This is the initial price on the official website, you may see cheaper prices on other platforms. This is the initial price on the official website, you may see cheaper prices on different platforms.
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For the same size, the LG C2 costs about $400 less than the Sony A90K TV, which is a great deal for many people.


LG C2 VS Sony A90K System and Platform​


The LG C2 and Sony A90K TVs run on two completely different systems, so they have completely different TV home screens.

LG C2 WebOS vs Sony A90K Google TV​


The LG TV runs webOS with Alpha 9 Gen 5 AI Processor, while the Sony A90K TV is powered by Android with Google TV and Cognitive XR Processor. You can see the main differences between LG TV and Sony TV systems in the comparison of WebOS vs. Android TV vs. Tizen OS.

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In a nutshell, LG webOS is a Linux-based operating system that aims to provide a simpler, more convenient, and faster smart TV system experience. The Android TV platform offers more apps than webOS and supports the installation of third-party apps, while the Sony A90K TV offers more Google TV-specific content.

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LG C2 α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K vs Sony A90K Cognitive Processor XR​


The LG C2 and Sony A90K also have their own technology when it comes to image processors. LG C2 features the α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K, which automatically optimizes audio and visual quality for ultimate immersion.

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Sony A90K is equipped with Sony's latest cognitive processor XR, which detects where humans tend to focus most, and performs various parts of the picture integration and adjustment to give the picture maximum depth and realism.
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In general, these two processors represent some of the best TV processors on the market, and they utilize their respective technologies to provide users with excellent audio and video experience.

LG C2 VS Sony A90K Picture Quality​


Due to the different chips and processing technology of LG C2 and Sony A90K TVs, they differ in picture performance, but neither will disappoint you. Let's take a look at the differences from the comparison of Sony A90K vs LG C2 in more detail.

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Both the LG C2 and Sony A90K OLED TVs have nearly infinite contrast, and OLED technology allows it to control the brightness of each pixel individually, so it can display bright highlights next to perfect blacks. Both the LG C2 and Sony A90K have excellent grayscale uniformity, and they both have virtually no dirty screen effect. However, OLED TVs have some fine vertical lines that are hard to detect. LG C2 may see faint vertical lines in the dark, but they have little impact.

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The LG C2 and Sony A90K OLED TVs have perfect black uniformity, and the LG C2 seems to be a bit brighter than the Sony A90K. The Sony A90K uses RWBG panels, also known as W-OLEDs, with four sub-pixels. LG C2 uses LG Display's new WBE panels, which they also call "Ex". These panels are advertised as brighter, dissipate heat better, and are less prone to aging.

Both the LG C2 and Sony A90K OLED TVs are excellent with picture quality. But overall, the LG C2 is a little better than the Sony A90K. LG is brighter in different modes, so it can overcome glare better.

LG C2 VS Sony A90K Gaming Performance​



It can be said without a doubt that both LG C2 and Sony A90K TV are very good gaming TVs. They both have response times as low as 0.2-0.3 milliseconds. The near-instantaneous response time allows for fast-moving gaming graphics without blurring. You can see in the comparison table of gaming features between LG C2 and Sony A90K that they both have many smart features to provide the most perfect gaming experience.

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For example, both LG C2 and Sony A90K TV support HDMI Forum VRR to reduce screen tearing. However, the Sony A90K does not support FreeSync, while the LG C2 does. As a whole, these two TVs do not let down in terms of gaming performance.

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LG C2 VS Sony A90K Connectivity​


The LG C2 and Sony A90K TVs are very complete when it comes to connectivity. The difference is that the LG C2 has one more USB port than the Sony A90K, and one of the HDMI on the LG C2 TV supports eARC while the Sony A90K supports ARC (Check comparison HDMI ARC vs. eARC). In addition, the Bluetooth 5.0 of LG C2 is faster and more stable than Sony A90KBluetooth 4.2 transmission.

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LG C2 and Sony A90K OLED TV Comparison Decision​

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By comparing the LG C2 and Sony A90K, we found that the LG C2 is a little better than the Sony A90K. They are both excellent OLED TVs for 2022, but the Sony A90K has fewer models and no price advantage over the LG C2. Also, the LG C2 is a little ahead in terms of gaming performance and connectivity, though they both perform well in many aspects.
 
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