LG C2 vs C3: Features, Audio and Display Quality, Gaming Support Comparison

By Naila Syifa
Updated September 2023

LG C2 vs C3: Features, Audio and Display Quality, Gaming Support Comparison

LG offers a wide range of OLED TVs. Its C series has been a popular choice for those who want a high-quality viewing experience with advanced features.

LG C2 OLED TV was chosen by many to be the best OLED TV in 2022. However, with the latest release of the upgraded LG C3 OLED TV, you might be wondering whether the newer model makes a better investment.

In this article, we'll compare both LG C2 and C3 based on a few key consideration aspects to help you decide which one is the most suitable for your needs, budget, and preferences.

SpecsLG C2LG C3
Size Options42”, 48”, 55”, 65”, 77”, 83”42”, 48”, 55”, 65”, 77”, 83”
Display TechnologyOLEDOLED
Refresh Rate120Hz120Hz
Processora9 AI Processor Gen5a9 AI Processor Gen6
Dolby VisionYesYes
Dolby AtmosYesYes
Filmmaker ModeYesYes
Operating SystemwebOS 22webOS 23
Cloud GamingNVIDIA GeForce NOWNVIDIA GeForce NOW, Utomik
Response Time<1 ms<0.1 ms

Key Takeaways

The LG C3 has a better Gen6 processor than the C2's Gen5, offering improved image quality and faster processing speeds, resulting in faster gaming response time (<0.1ms) compared to C2's (<1ms). C3 is also slimmer and has webOS 23, an upgrade of C2's webOS 22, with "Quick Cards" feature.

LG OLED evo C2 4K Smart TV

LG OLED evo C2 4K Smart TV

2022 Version

✓ a9 AI Processor Gen5
✓ webOS 22
✓ Supports Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, Apple AirPlay
✓ Supports gaming and home cinema

LG OLED evo C3 4K Smart TV

LG OLED evo C3 4K Smart TV

2023 Version

✓ a9 AI Processor Gen6
✓ webOS 23
✓ Supports Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, Apple AirPlay
✓ Supports gaming and home cinema

#1 Price

LG OLED evo C3 4K Smart TV

LG OLED evo C3 4K Smart TV

Both the C2 and C3 have varying prices depending on the screen size, with larger screens costing more. As a comparison, the 65-inch C2 OLED TV is priced at $1,596.99, while the 65-inch C3 OLED TV is priced at $2,196.99. The $600 price difference is not small and it can be an important factor to consider whether the newer model is worth the additional cost.

#2 Design

LG OLED evo C2 4K Smart TV

LG OLED evo C2 4K Smart TV

In terms of design, both the C2 and C3 models are sleek and modern with slim bezels and a minimalist look. However, with an ultra-slim design, the newer C3 OLED TV has a thinner design with an almost invisible bezel for a seamless look.

Both C2 and C3 OLED TVs provide 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports. They can be either placed directly on a table, mounted on a wall, or placed on a stand. When wall-mounted, the TV leaves virtually no gap, making it appear as if it is part of the wall. Additionally, when not in use, the TV can be set to display paintings, photos, or other artwork that blends into your wall or home decor. However, bear in mind that the wall mount and TV stand are sold separately.

#3 Display and Sound Quality

LG OLED evo C3 4K Smart TV

LG OLED evo C3 4K Smart TV

The C2 and C3 OLED TVs are both known for their exceptional picture quality, with deep blacks, vibrant colors, and excellent contrast. LG's 8 million self-lit OLED pixels and 4K resolution provide an immersive viewing experience with sharp details and accurate colors. Both models also feature Brightness Booster (not available on the 42" and 48" screen sizes), which is a feature that enhances the brightness levels of the TV, making it easier to view in bright rooms.

An immersive home theater experience is also supported by both models with their numerous features including Dolby Vision for extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness, Dolby Atmos for wrap-around sound, Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro for optimal HDR, and Filmmaker Mode for a cinematic experience just as the director intended.

The primary difference between LG C2 and C3 is the processor. LG C2 uses the a9 AI Processor Gen5, while the C3 uses the a9 AI Processor Gen6. The latter is more advanced, providing improved picture quality and faster processing speeds. AI-assisted deep learning also automatically adjusts the TV's settings based on the content you're watching for improved picture and sound quality.

#4 Gaming Support

LG OLED evo C2 4K Smart TV

LG OLED evo C2 4K Smart TV

If you're a gamer, you'll be happy to know that both the C2 and C3 are great for gaming. Both models boast low input lag and fast response times, featuring Auto Low Latency Mode and HGIG compliance. Variable Refresh Rates also help to reduce screen tearing and stuttering, added by support for NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium which further enhance the gaming experience.

The main differences between LG C2 and C3 are in the response times and cloud gaming options. LG C2 has <1ms response time and supports cloud gaming via NVIDIA GeForce Now. On the other hand, LG C3 has a faster response time of <0.1ms and supports cloud gaming via both NVIDIA GeForce Now and Utomik.

#5 Smart Features

LG OLED evo C3 4K Smart TV

LG OLED evo C3 4K Smart TV

LG C2 and C3 OLED TV support Apple HomeKit and Apple AirPlay 2, and have built-in Alexa and Google Assistant for voice commands. Both models also come with Magic Remote that allows you to control the TV by pointing, clicking, scrolling, or with voice commands.

You also have access to 300 free channels with LG Channels, a full web browser, and connection to popular streaming services including Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, Paramount+, Peacock, YouTube TV, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and more (may require service subscription). App Store is also available for additional app downloads.

One primary difference between both models is the operating system. LG C2 relies on webOS 22 while LG C2 uses webOS 23. The latter has a better user interface with many additional options for customization and personalization. The newer webOS 23 also has "Quick Cards" that provide easy access to frequently-used apps or content.

LG C2 vs C3 OLED Smart TV

Final Thoughts

LG OLED evo C2 4K Smart TV

LG OLED evo C2 4K Smart TV

LG C2 OLED TV offers many of the same features as the newer C3 model. However, at a higher price, the C3 model offers significant upgrades, including a more advanced processor, faster response times, more cloud gaming options, a newer OS, and a more seamless design. Ultimately, it is your decision whether the additional cost of the C3 is worth the added benefits.

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