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LG OLED GX vs Samsung the Frame 2020 Review (OLED55GXPUA vs QN55LS03TAFXZA, OLED65GXPUA vs QN65LS03TAFXZA)



Samsung the Frame 2020  and the LG OLED GX are each not just a regular TV, they are also specifically designed to be decorative on the wall. Both are nicely designed to blend into your room decor while also having excellent picture quality. Although they are both Gallery televisions, they each use different panel technology.  Samsung the Frame adopts the panel technology of Samsung’s QLED TV lineup which means it uses a VA LED panel with quantum dot technology. On the other hand, the LG GX is a part of LG’s 2020 OLED TV lineup and it uses OLED panel Technology. And as we have seen, there is no absolute advantage between OLED and LED. Each of these technologies has its advantages and disadvantages to offer.

Currently the LG OLED GX is only available in 3 screen size variations including 55 inch (OLED55GX), 65 inch (OLED65GX), and 77 inch (OLED77GX). Samsung the Frame comes in more screen sizes. The smallest being 32 inch (QN32LS03T), 43 inch (QN43LS03T), 50 inch (QN50LS03T), 55 inch (QN55LS03T), 65 inch (QN65LS03T), and 75 inch (QN75LS03T). Meanwhile with the same screen (OLED55GXPUA vs QN55LS03TAFXZA, OLED65GXPUA vs QN65LS03TAFXZA), the LG GX is sold for hundreds more than the Frame. So what are the advantages of each and which is a better choice for you?

LG OLED GX vs Samsung the Frame 2020S Specifications

Technology and Features Samsung the Frame 2020 / LS03T LG OLED GX
Screen Size Available 32 inches (QN32LS03TBFXZA), 43 Inches (QN43LS03TAFXZA), 49 inches (QN49LS03TAFXZA), 55 inches (QN55LS03TAFXZA), 65 inches (QN65LS03TAFXZA), 75 (QN75LS03TAFXZA) 55 inches (OLED55GXPUA), 65 inches (OLED65GXPUA), 77 inches (OLED77GXPUA)
Resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) 4K (3840 x 2160)
Panel Technology VA Panel with QLED Technology OLED Panel
Backlight Technology Edge-Lit LED Edge-Lit LED
Local Dimming Technology No Pixel dimming level
Processor Quantum Processor 4K Alpha 9 Gen 3
HDR Supports HDR10, HLG, HDR10+ Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
HDR Enhancement Quantum HDR 4X 4K Cinema HDR, HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro, Dolby Vision IQ
Contrast Enhancement Supreme UHD Dimming Object Depth Enhancer, Ultra Luminance Pro, Face Enhancing
Color Enhancement Quantum Dot Intense Color, Billion Rich Colors, Advanced Color Enhancer, True Color Accuracy Pro, 4 Colors Sub Pixel
Clarity Enhancement 4K AI Up-Scaling Quad Step Noise Reduction, Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer, AI Up-scaling
Interpolation Technology Motion Rate 240 (32” variant : Motion Rate 60, 43” and 50” variant : Motion Rate 120) OLED Motion Pro
Native Refresh Rate Panel 120 Hz (32”, 43”, and 50” variant : 60 Hz) 120 Hz
VRR Support HDMI Forum and FreeSync (32” variant : Not Support VRR, 43” and 50” variant: HDMI Forum only) HDMI Forum VRR, G-Sync (NVidia Certified), FreeSync is on a future firmware update, HGiG
Smart TV Platform Tizen 2020 with Bixby Voice Assistant WebOS 5
Support Google Assistant Yes Yes
Support Amazon Alexa Yes Yes
Remote TM2050C LG’s magic Remote 2020 model
Speaker Channel 2.2 channel (32”, 43” 50” variant: 2.0) 4.2 Channel
Total Sound Output 40 watts (32”, 43” 50” variant: 20 watts) 60 Watt(WF : 20 Watts)
HDMI Ports 4 4
HDMI Supports HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.1 (HDMI 4) HDMI 2.1 (All), HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth (All), HDCP 2.2 (All), ARC (HDMI 2), eARC (HDMI 2)
USB 2.0 2 3
USB 3.0 No No

Features and Technology of Samsung the Frame 2020 and LG OLED GX

Panel Technology

As we have mentioned above, the LG OLED GX and Samsung the Frame 2020 are televisions with different panel technology. The LG GX uses an OLED panel while the Samsung the Frame 2020 model LS03T uses a VA panel with quantum dot technology. Since the OLED panel has individual self-lighting pixels, it can produce native contrast ratio allowing it to produce nearly perfect black. Since each pixel of the OLED panel can individually emit its own light, this allows the OLED panel to have pixel dimming. You can say that this is equivalent to an LED TV with Full array local dimming that has it dimming zones equivalent to the number of pixels. On the other hand and not as perfect as the OLED panel, the VA panel of the LS03T (Samsung the Frame 2020) also has an extremely high native contrast ratio that makes it produce an extremely deep dark picture. Unfortunately, the Frame 2020 doesn’t have any local dimming feature that can further improve its performance for a dark room.

Image Processor

Both of the LG OLED GX and Samsung the Frame 2020 (LS03T) are powered by an intelligent image processor. The LG GX is powered by innovative Alpha 9 Gen 3 which is the third generation of the Alpha 9 smart processor. Samsung the Frame is powered by an image processor called Quantum Processor 4K. These image processors both have the ability to provide some AI-related features. The LG GX has AI Picture, AI Brightness, AI Volume and AI Sound, while the Samsung has Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Volume, and Adaptive Sound. In principle, these AI-related features are almost the same, utilizing the sensors in the TVs to automatically adjust some setting based on the room condition. Additionally both also use machine learning and an AI Up-scaling algorithm that can further improve performance in up-scaling lower resolution contents up to 4K resolution.

HDR Support

Except for dynamic HDR, the Samsung the Frame 2020 and LG OLED GX support the same HDR format. They both support HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), which is an HDR format for broadcasting purposes. Even so, what distinguishes them is Dynamic HDR which is supported by each. The LG GX supports Dolby Vision (a proprietary HDR format by Dolby Laboratories) while the LS03T supports HDR10+, an improvement of HDR10 format developed by Samsung and its alliance. The LG GX also has a feature called Dolby Vision IQ that can improve the Dolby Vision Experience. With this feature, the brightness level of Dolby Images can change in real time based on the brightness level of the surroundings.

Motion Technology

The LG OLED GX has a 120 Hz native refresh rate panel. On the other hand, the native refresh rate panel of the Samsung LS03T line is dependent on the screen size. For the 50 inch variant and smaller, the native refresh rate panel is 60 Hz while for the 55 inch models and larger, their native refresh rate panel is 120 Hz. In addition to native refresh rate, the OLED GX supports Variable Refresh Rate which is compatible with some gaming features such as FreeSync, HDMI Forum VRR, and GSync. Regardless whether the resolution of the content is 1080p, 1440p, or 4K, its refresh rate can range between 40 Hz and 120 Hz. For the Samsung Frame 2020, the support of VRR technology also depends on the screen size. For the 32 inch model (32LS03T it doesn’t support any VRR technology; the 43 inch (43LS03T) and 50 inch (50LS03T) has VRR technology compatible with HDMI forum only. And for the 55 inch and larger, in addition to HDMI Forum, those also support FreeSync. Even so, it the Samsungs don’t support GSync. Unlike the LG GX where its VRR ranges at the same frequency no matter the resolution of the content, the frequency range of VRR Technology of the Samsung the Frame LS03T is dependent on the resolution. With 4K resolution, frequency ranges between 48 Hz – 60 Hz, while with 1080p and 1440p content it ranges between 20 Hz – 120 Hz. For the 55 inch screen and smaller, since they have a 60 Hz native refresh rate only, their VRR will range between 20 Hz – 60 Hz.

Since the OLED panel of the LG GX doesn’t have a backlight to dim the screen, it doesn’t use a PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) dimming system. This allows its screen to be almost flicker-free and the picture is excellent. On the other hand to dim its backlight, Samsung the Frame 2020 uses PWM Dimming system and normally it flickers at 240 Hz. Its dimming frequency is high enough to make its backlight flicker not perceptible for most people, and its picture is also good. But even so in certain conditions, particularly when playing fast moving images, flicker is required to help make motion smoother. And in this case, both have an optional BFI (Black Frame Insertion) mode that can change the flickering frequency to 120 HZ or 60 Hz. On the LG OLED GX, set TruMotion to “User” and “OLED Motion” to “High” and this will make the screen flicker at 60 Hz. Keeping it still set for “TruMotion” to “User” and leaving “OLED Motion” on any setting except “High” will make its dimming frequency change to 120 Hz. On the other hand, on the Samsung the Frame 2020, enabling “Picture Clarity” will change its dimming frequency to 120 HZ and enabling “LED Clear Motion” will lower the dimming frequency further to 60 Hz. As we have seen, enabling BFI mode is very effective in improving motion appearance. Although this can product flicker that may bother some people, particularly for those who are sensitive to flicker.

Connectivity

Both the Samsung the Frame 2020 and the LG OLED GX are equipped with 4 HDMI ports. Their HDMI have almost the same abilities. All of their HDMI ports support HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth, HDCP 2.2, and CEC. They also have 1 HDMI ARC (HDMI 2 on LG GX and HDMI 3 on LS03T) that also support eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel).A slight difference i the HDMI 2.1 support  where all of HDMI ports of the LG GX support HDMI 2.1 while for the Samsung Frame 2020, only HDMI port supports HDMI 4. But just like most other models in 2020, they only support 40 Gbps of bandwidth instead of Full bandwidth that requires 48 Gbps of bandwidth.  And for improving the gaming experience, all the HDMI ports also support ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) that can make them automatically change to game mode once a signal from the game console is detected.

While they have the same number of HDMI ports, there are more USB ports for the OLED GX compared to the Samsung the Frame. The LG GX has 3 ports, the Samsung LS03t has 2 ports. None of the USB ports support USB 3.0. Even so, although they both don’t support USB 3.0, the bandwidth of the USB 2.0 is more than enough to play content from USB files. In addition to USB and HDMI, they also both have 1 Tuner In, 1 Ethernet port, and 1 Digital Audio OUT (optical). Just for the LG GX, it also has analog audio out (mini jack 3.5mm), 1 Composite IN (AV In), and IR In.

Art Mode/ Ambient Mode

One of the distinctive features of Samsung the Frame series is Art Mode or Ambient mode. This feature allows the Frame to act like a wallpaper frame on your wall. Instead of the typical black screen when turning off the TV, instead it can display landscapes, paintings, artworks, or even your personal photos. The good point is that Samsung has partnered with a number of renowned galleries and museums such as the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, the V&A and Saatchi Gallery in London, and many others from around the world. When you buy this TV, technically you will get 20 images for free, and you can even upgrade to get a wider variety of pain. But to upgrade it, you must buy monthly subscription. On the other hand, the LG GX doesn’t have this feature.

Smart TV Platform

As their smart TV platform, the Samsung the Frame 2020 runs Tizen OS 2020 version while the LG OLED GX runs WebOS 5.0. These smart TV platforms both have intuitive interfaces and are also equally easy to use. Additionally, as to their preinstalled apps, both have a wide selection. There are most of the popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Videos, YouTube, Etc; you also get a Web Browser, Live TV, Games, and a number of useful apps. They both have an excellent apps store with a wide selection of apps that you can directly download t your TV. On the Frame 2020, there is the Samsung Apps Store, on the LG GX, there is the LG Apps store. Furthermore they both have a built-in voice navigation system, where Tizen comes on Samsung’s Bixby while the WebOS comes with LG ThinQ AI. In addition its own platform, they both also support some voice platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. In general, the smart features offered by each of these smart TV platforms is not much different.

For the controller, the Frame 2020 comes with Samsung’s smart controller while the LG GX comes with LG’s magic remote. In general, they both have the same features like a built-in microphone for voice navigation, universal remote, CEC support, and more. A small advantage to LG’s magic remote is that  it has clickable scroll wheel on the center, allowing it to act similar to a mouse on a PC. Additionally the LG remote can act as a pointer, allowing you to move the cursor by waving the remote.

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LG OLED GX vs Samsung the Frame 2020 Performance

Design

As we have seen, both of these TVs don’t just sell picture quality, but also functional design. And they both have an outstanding design. The LG GX is thinner than the Samsung Frame 2020. The LG GX has a thickness of 2.4 cm, while the thickness of the Frame is 4.2 cm. Additionally, the border of the LG GX is a bit thinner than the Frame LS03T where its border has 0.9 cm of thickness while the border of the frame has 1.2 cm of thickness. In general, the LG GX may be thinner than the Samsung Frame 2020. But the highlight of the Samsung Frame 2020 LS03T is that it has a customizable frame. This means that instead of its black frame as the default, you can change to other colors you can customize with the color of your wall. Of course, to change its frame with other colors, you must buy the frame separately.

Both of these TVs are specifically designed to be mounted on the wall. However, it is possible that they can be place on the table. Special for the LG GX, is that its stand is not included in the package, so you must buy its stand separately if you want place it on the table.  Also the material of the back side is different. The back of the LG GX is made out of metal, while the back of the Samsung Frame 2020 is mostly plastic. Both have a dedicated wall-mount that allows them to be mounted on the wall with almost zero gap. Special for the Frame 2020, all their inputs/outputs are housed on separated box called “One Connect Box.” This allows it to only need a small groove on the back of the unit which serves for cable management. Although the inputs of the LG GX are located at the back, they are covered by an L-Shape which also makes its cable management excellent. Compared between them, the LG GX is slightly better. In addition to being thinner, the LG also has better build quality since most of it is made out of metal.

Winner: LG GX

Contrast and Black Level

As an OLED TV, the LG OLED GX has infinite more native contrast ratio which means that it can produce a nearly perfect black. This means that since it doesn’t have a backlight, it can also have perfect black uniformity. Not only that, its individual self-lighting panel also allows the LG GX to have a pixel dimming level. The combination of infinite contrast ratio, perfect black uniformity, and pixel level dimming certainly makes performance of the LG GX in showing dark scenes outstanding, even when set in a dark room. On the other hand, Samsung the Frame 2020 also has excellent native contrast ratio. With around 8000:1 of native contrast ratio, it can produce around 0.01 nits, which is deep enough to make black look really black on a dark scene. Although not as perfect as the LG GX, the Samsung the Frame 2020 also has excellent black uniformity. Unfortunately, the Frame 2020 doesn’t have any local dimming features to minimize blooming for improving performance in a dark room. So when it is displaying a small highlight in a dark scene (like subtitles in movies), some blooming may still be noticeable surrounding.

Winner: LG GX

SDR Peak Brightness

Samsung the Frame 2020 (LS03T) has a brighter SDR peak brightness than the LG OLED GX. With real content, the Frame 2020 can get around 500 nits while the LG GX gets around 300 nits. Meanwhile, the good point of the Frame is that its peak brightness is remarkably consistent across different content, except for a 2% window. On most of the white window sizes, the LS03T gets around 530 nits while on a 2% white window, its peak brightness is much dimmer, which is around 275 nits. On the other hand, peak brightness of the LG GX varies depending on the content. On a 2% and 10% white window, it gets its highest peak brightness, which is around 370 nits. Even so, its peak brightness quickly becomes dim with large, bright areas. On a 25% and 50% white window, it drops to around down to around 340 nits and 290 nits, while on a 100% window, its peak brightness drop down to around 170 nits. The SDR peak brightness of Samsung the Frame2020 is great and bright enough to fight glare even in very bright rooms. On the other hand, peak brightness of the LG GX is not as bright as the Frame and its only bright enough to fight the glare in a dim to moderately lit room, but not for bright rooms.

Winner: Samsung the Frame

HDR Peak Brightness

While SDR peak brightness of the Samsung Frame LS03T is brighter, HDR peak brightness of the LG OLED GX is brighter. With real content, the LG GX can get brighter than 650 nits, while Samsung the Frame 535 nits, which is a bit brighter than its SDR peak brightness. Just like its SDR peak brightness, except on a 2% white window where it gets around 300 nits, its HDR peak brightness is also fairly consistent, which is around 560 nits. On the other hand, peak brightness of the LG GX varies depending on the content. On a 2% and 10% white window where it reaches its highest peak brightness, it hit a bit brighter than 700 nits. Meanwhile on a 25% window, its peak brightness drops to around 400 nits and on a 50% and 100% white window, its peak brightness drop to around 270 nits and 130 nits. With its peak brightness characteristic, HDR images on the screen of the LG GX can be shown with small highlight pops the way they should be. On the other hand, HDR peak brightness of the Samsung Frame may be bright enough to show good HDR images in a dark room. But in a bright room, HDR images displayed on its screen doesn’t look much different than SDR images.

Winner: LG GX

Color Gamut and Color Volume

Both of these TVS support wide color gamut, but the LG OLED GX can deliver a wider color gamut than Samsung the Frame 2020. In DCI P3 xy and uv color space, the OLED GX can cover around 96% and 98% while the Frame 2020 covers around 89% and 94%. Meanwhile on Rec.2020 xy and uv color space, the Samsung Frame LS03T covers around 66% and 73% while the LG GX covers around 71% and 75% of color space. While the color gamut of the LG GX is better, the Samsung Frame 2020 is better in color volume. In general, except very bright blues, the Samsung Frame LS03T can show wide color gamut at its entire brightness range. On the other hand, the LG GX may show deep dark colors excellently, but at the top it can well show pure white only. As we have seen, the use of a white sub-pixel on its OLED panel may make it produce a pure white, but it can de-saturate the bright colors, such that it can not produce saturated bright colors. Ignoring these advantages and disadvantages, the combination of color gamut and color volume makes HDR images shown as colorfully with full vibrant color on the screen.

Winner: LG GX is better in color gamut, the Samsung Frame better in Color Volume

Color Gradient

Both the Samsung the Frame LS30T and LG OLED GX have excellent color gradient. On the screen of the LG GX, there may be a bit of noticeable banding in grays and greens while on the screen of the Samsung Frame 2020, there is some noticeable banding in thereds and greens. This banding should be hard to notice in normal content and in general, the color gradient is equally very smooth. If you feel the banding is bothering you, both have a feature to remove banding.  On the LG GX, there is “Smooth Gradation” feature while on the Samsung Frame LS03T, there is a “Digital Clean View” setting. Enabling these features is very effective for removing banding if it bothers you — on the other hand, in certain scenes, this will cause the image to lose some fine details. Compared between them, color gradient is a little better on the LG than on the Samsung Frame 2002, although the difference is not significant.

Winner: LG GX

Side Viewing Angle

As we have seen, the side viewing angle is one of the major advantages of an OLED TV. Yet that becomes the main shortcoming of LED TVs that use a VA panel and this includes the Samsung the Frame. On the screen of the Samsung Frame LS03T, black level will rise starting at around 15 degrees off center and front, while on the screen of the LG GX, black level can be maintained up to around 70 degrees. Additionally the brightness level can be maintained better on the screen LG GX than the Samsung Frame. On the Samsung Frame 2020, brightness level will drop starting at around 30 degrees, while on the screen of the LG GX, it can be maintained up to around 70 degrees. Not only that, color accuracy can be maintained better on the screen of the LG GX. On the Samsung Frame 2020, color will shift and look washed out starting at around 25 degrees, on the screen of the OLED GX, color will start to shift at around 35 degrees and look washed out at around 50 degrees. This means when viewed from the side, the picture displayed on the screen of the LG GX will look much more consistent than on the screen of the Samsung Frame LS03T.

Winner: LG GX

Motion Handling

Pixel response time also becomes another advantage of OLED TV technology compared to LED TV. The response time of the LG GX is nearly instantaneous, which is around 2 ms and it is more than sufficient to make motion look very clear on screen. Following a fast moving object, there is only a very short faint trail the most people should not notice at all. The instantaneous response time could cause motion to appear to stutter, particularly when playing low frame rate content like 24p movies. But don’t worry, this can be solved by enabling its BFI mode or Motion Interpolation. On the other hand, the pixel response time of the Samsung the Frame 2020 may be not as low as the LG GX, being around 14 ms. It is still low enough to make motion look clear with almost no motion blur. A faint trail following a fast moving object is also not noticeable for most people. The better point is that the stutter is less noticeable on its screen.

When playing 24p movies, both can do a great job in handling 24p judder. Regardless of the source, whether it is native 24p movies like movies from Blu-Ray or DVD movies, via 60i signal like movies from satellite TV, via 60p signal like movies from streaming devices, or movies from native apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or YouTube — all of them will be clearly displayed on screen and judder-free. To remove any slight judder, on the Samsung Frame LS03T, you just need to enable “Picture Clarity” and set both the “Judder” and the “Blur Reduction to “0”. On the LG OLED GX, you just need enable “Real Cinema” with the “OLED Motion” not set to “High”. Keep in mind that on the LG, setting the “OLED Motion” to “High” cannot remove judder even if Real Cinema is enabled.

Winner: LG GX

Input Lag

Both series also have excellent input lag in Game mode. But the input lag of the Samsung the Frame 2020 is lower than the LG OLED GX.  With 60 fps content, the input lag of the LG GX is around 14 ms, regardless of the resolution. Meanwhile input lag of the Samsung Frame 2020 is around 10 ms on almost all resolutions, except for 4K with HDR where input lag is around 15 ms. With 120 fps content, input lag of the Samsung sFrame 2020 is around 6 ms on all resolution while input lag of OLED GX is around 7 ms. With VRR enabled, the input lag is almost similar between the two series, which is around 6 ms at all resolutions that they support. With their input lag, the Samsung Frame 2020 is more responsive than the LG GX when used for playing games. And this will be more pronounced when they are used for playing fast paced games that require quick reflexes. But even so, ignoring these differences, they both are great TVs for games. In addition to both having low input lag, both also have a VRR mode that can improve their gaming performance.

Winner: Samsung the Frame

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Conclusion

For Watching Movies

The LG GX is much better than the Samsung the Frame when used for watching movies in a dark room. The combination of infinite contrast ratio, nearly perfect black uniformity, and pixel dimming level make the LG’s performance in a dark room to be nearly perfect. Additionally, the LG OLED GX can do a great job in handling 24p movies, allowing you to watch any movies judder free, regardless of the source. Its nearly instantaneous response time may make 24p content appear to stutter on its screen, but this can be solved by enabling BFI mode or motion interpolation. On the other hand and although not quite as good as the LG OLED GX, the Samsung the Frame 2020 is also a good TV when used for watching TV in a dark room. It has high contrast ratio and good black uniformity, making dark scenes look fairly well in a dark room. Just like the LG GX, performance in handling 24p judder is great. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a local dimming feature to further improve its performance in a dark room.

Winner: LG GX

For Watching Sports

When used for watching sports in a bright room, the LG OLED GX is also better than the Samsung Frame 2020. The Samsung aFrame 2020 may have a brighter SDR peak brightness, but reflection handling of the LG GX is much better. Additionally, the LG GX has a much lower pixel response time than the Samsung Frame 2020, making fast sport look smoother and clearer on its screen than on the Samsung Frame 2020. Not only that, the LG OLED GX has much better side viewing angle coverage, making it a better choice when used for watching a big game with a group of family and friends. The Samsung Frame 2020 is also a very good TV for watching Sports. Although not as good as the LG GX, it has good reflection handling and motion handling. The only bad thing about the Samsung Frame 2020 is that its side viewing angle coverage is poor. This makes it less suitable when used for watching a big game with a group of your family and friends.

Winner: LG GX

Video Games

Both the LG OLED GX and the Samsung the Frame 2020 LS03T are equally good TVs for playing video games. Although performance of the LG OLED GX is a little better. Input lag of the Samsung Frame 2020 LS03T may be a bit lower, but the difference is not significant and not pronounced when used for playing games. Additionally, they both support VRR technology that can improve their gaming performance.  Even so, the LG GX has a much faster response time, making fast video games appear smoother and clearer on screen. Not only that, the LG GX also has better side viewing angle, making it a better choice when used for playing video games with a group of your friends and family. Overall the LG GX is a better choice, but gaming performance of the Samsung Frame 2020 is also great.

Winner: LG GX

HDR Performance

HDR performance of the LG OLED GX is also better than the Samsung the Frame 2020. In dark sections, the LG GX has infinite contrast ratio, pixel level dimming, and better black uniformity. This makes shadow details of HDR images look more detailed on screen. For color reproduction, their performance is nearly similar. Although the Samsung Frame 2020 has a bit better color volume, its color gamut and color gradient is not quite as good as the LG GX. And the LG GX has brighter HDR peak brightness, making HDR images shown to be brighter on its screen than on the screen of the Samsung Frame. The HDR peak brightness of the LG GX can be bright enough to bring out small highlight of HDR images, while the Samsung Frame 2020 can deliver good HDR images in a dim to moderately-lit room. While in a bright room, HDR images displayed on screen don’t look much different than SDR images. Overall both models have good HDR performance but the LG GX is still better than the Samsung Frame 2020.

Winner: LG GX

Summary

Performance LG OLED GX Samsung the Frame LS03T
Movies (4.7/5) (3.6/5)
TV Shows (4.1/5) (3.9/5)
Sports (4.4/5) (3.8/5)
Video Games (4.6/5) (4.2/5)
HDR Performance (4.4/5) (3.8/5)
Smart TV (4.1/5) (4/5)

As discussed above, overall the LG OLED GX has better performance than the Samsung the Frame 2020. In addition to being thinner and having better build quality, it also offers better performance for just about any usage. On the other hand, the advantage of the Samsung Frame 2020 LS03T is that it has an Art/Ambient mode that allows it to display artwork, paintings, and even your own photos, when the TV is on standby. Additionally, a nice feature is the color of the frame of the Samsung Frame 2020 LS03T is  can be changed. You can customize it to match the color of your wall. With all the advantages offered, comparing the same screen size, you’ll see that the the LG GX is sold for hundreds more than the Samsung Frame 2020. So which is a better choice for you? If picture quality is your main consideration in buying a gallery TV, the LG OLED GX is the better choice. But if the combination of really good performance, nice picture quality and surrounding aesthetics is your concern (along with saving some money) then the Samsung Frame 2020 is a very good choice. The decision comes back to you according to your budget and your own preferences and both TVs are an excellent choice.

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