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

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LG OLED GX vs Samsung the Frame 2020 LS03T Review

Samsung the Frame 2020  and LG OLED GX are not just a TV, but they are also specifically designed in order can act as gallery wallpaper on the wall. Although they both are designed to blend into your decor, they both also have excellent picture quality. Nevertheless, although they are both Gallery TV, they use different panel technology.  Samsung the Frame adopts the panel technology of Samsung’s QLED TV lineup that means it uses VA LED panel with quantum dot technology. On the other hand, the LG GX is a part of LG’s 2020 OLED TV lineup that means it uses OLED panel Technology. And as we have known, there is no absolute win between OLED and LED. Each of these technologies has advantage and disadvantage to the other.

In the market, the LG OLED GX is only available on 3 screen sizes variants including 55 inches (OLED55GX), 65 inches (OLED65GX), and 77 inches (OLED77GX). On the other hand, Samsung the Frame comes in more screen sizes variants. From the smallest, there is 32 inches (QN32LS03T), 43 inches (QN43LS03T), 50 inches (QN50LS03T), 55 inches (QN55LS03T), 65 inches (QN65LS03T), and 75 inches (QN75LS03T). Meanwhile, with the same screen (OLED55GXPUA vs QN55LS03TAFXZA, OLED65GXPUA vs QN65LS03TAFXZA), the LG GX is sold hundreds dollars more expensive than the Frame. So, what are the advantages of each and which is a better choice between them?

LG OLED GX vs Samsung the Frame 2020S Specification

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

LG OLED Color Technology

 As we have mentioned above, the LG OLED CX and Samsung the Frame 2020 are TVs with different panel technology.  The LG GX use OLED panel while Samsung the Frame or LS03T uses VA panel with quantum dot technology. As we have known, since OLED panel has individual self-lighting pixel, it can produce native contrast ratio, allowing it can produce nearly perfect black. Since each pixel of OLED panel can individually emit its own light, this makes OLED panel has pixel diming. This is equivalent to LED TV with Full array local dimming that has dimming zones is equivalent to the number of pixel. On the other hand, although not as perfect as OLED panel, the VA panel of the LS03T or Samsung the Frame also has extremely high native contrast ratio that makes it can also produce extremely deep dark. But unfortunately, the Frame 2020 doesn’t have any local dimming feature that can further improve its performance in a dark room.

Image Processor

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

HDR Support

Except dynamic HDR, Samsung the Frame 2020 and LG OLED GX support the same HDR format. They both support HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), a HDR format for broadcasting purpose. Bu even so, that distinguishes among them is about Dynamic HDR that is supported by them. For this case, the LG GX supports Dolby Vision (a proprietary HDR format by Dolby Laboratories) while the LS03& supports HDR10+, an improvement of HDR10 format developed by Samsung and its alliance. Meanwhile, LG GX also has a feature called Dolby Vision IQ that can improve its Dolby Vision Experience. With this feature, the brightness level of Dolby Images can change in life time based on the brightness level of surrounding.

Motion Technology

The LG OLED GX has 120 Hz native refresh rate panel. On the other hand, the native refresh rate panel of the LS03T is depending on the screen. For 50 inches variant and smaller, their native refresh rate panel is 60 Hz while for the 55 inches model and bigger, their native refresh rate panel is 120 Hz. In addition to native refresh rate, the OLED GX also supports Variable Refresh Rate that is compatible with some gaming features like FreeSync, HDMI Forum VRR, and GSync. Regardless the resolution of the content is 1080p, 1440p, or 4K, its refresh rate can range between 40 Hz and 120 Hz. On the other hand, for the Frame 2020, the support of VRR technology also depends on the screen sizes variant. For the 32 inches variant (32LS03T), it doesn’t support any VRR technology, while for the 43 inches (43LS03T) and 50 inches (50LS03T), its VRR technology is compatible with HDMI forum only. And for the 55 inches variant or larger, in addition HDMI Forum, they also support FreeSync. But even so, it doesn’t support GSync. Unlike LG GX where its VRR ranges at the same frequency no matter the resolution of the content, frequency range of VRR Technology of the Samsung LS03T is depending on the resolution. With 4K resolution, it ranges between 48 Hz – 60 Hz, while with 1080p and 1440p content, it ranges between 20 Hz – 120 Hz. Special for the 55 inches variant and lower, since they have 60 Hz native refresh rate only, their VRR ranges between 20 Hz – 60 Hz.

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

Connectivity

Both of Samsung the Frame 2020 and LG OLED GX are equipped with 4 HDMI ports. Their HDMI have almost the same ability. 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 bit difference is about the HDMI 2.1 support  where all of HDMI ports of the LG GX supports HDMI 2.1 while for the Frame 2020, only HDMI port that supports, which is 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.  Additionally, for improving their gaming experience, all of their HDMI ports also support ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) that make them can automatically change to game mode once there is a signal from game console is detected.

While they have the same number of HDMI ports, the USB ports of the OLED GX is a bit more than the Samsung the Frame. If LG GX has 3 ports, the LS03t has 2 ports only. But even so, none of their USB ports that support USB 3.0. But 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 USB and HDMI, they also both have 1 Tuner In, 1 Ethernet port, and 1 Digital Audio OUT (optical). Special 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 can act as wallpaper frame on your wall. Instead black screen when you turn of the TV, it can display landscapes, paintings, artworks, or even your personal photos. The good points, 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 for free, but you can upgrade to get a wider variety of paintings and the like. But to upgrade it, you must buy monthly subscription. On the other hand, the LG GX doesn’t have this feature.

Smart TV Platform

Tizen vs WebOS 5.0

As their smart TV platform, 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 interface and are also equally easy to use. Additionally, as their preinstalled app, they also both have good selection. There are most popular streaming Service like Netflix, Amazon Videos, YouTube, Etc, Web Browser, Live TVs, Games, and the number of useful apps. Additionally, they also both have an excellent apps store that has great selections of apps you can directly download from your TV. If on the Frame 2020, there is Samsung Apps Store, on LG GX, there is LG Apps store. Furthermore, they both also have built-in voice navigation platform, where Tizen comes with Samsung’s Bixby while the WebOS comes with LG ThinQ AI. In addition its own platform, they both also supports some voice platform like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. In general, smart features offered by these smart TV platform is not much different.

Meanwhile, as their 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 built-in microphone for voice navigation, universal remote, CEC support, etc. A bit advantage of LG’s magic remote, it has clickable scroll wheel on the center, allowing it can act as a mouse on PC. Additionally, the LG remote also can act as a pointer, allowing you to move the cursor by moving the remote.

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Samsung the Frame 2020 / LS03T LG OLED GX
32 Inches QN32LS03TBFXZA on Amazon
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LG OLED GX vs Samsung the Frame 2020 Performance

Design

As we have known, both of these TVs don’t just sell picture quality, but also design. And they both have outstanding design. But even so, the LG GX is thinner than the Frame 2020. If the LG GX has a thickness of 2.4 cm, the thickness of the Frame is 4.2 cm. Additionally, the border of the LG GX is also 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. Nevertheless, in general, the LG GX may be thinner than the Frame 202. But the highlight of the LS03T is that it has customizable frame. This means, instead its black frame as default, you can change with other colors you can customize with the color of your wall. But of course, to change its frame with other colors, you must buy its frame separately.

Both of these TVs are actually specifically designed to be mounted on the wall. However, it is possible that they are also place on the table. But even so, special for the LG GX, its stand is not included in its buying package, so you must buy its stand separately if you want place it on the table.  Meanwhile, the material of their back side is different. If the back of the LG GX is made out of metal, the back of the Frame 2020 is mostly plastic. They both have dedicated wall-mount that allow them are mounted on the wall with almost no gap. Special for the Frame 2020, all of their inputs/outputs are housed on separated box called “One Connect Box. This allows it only has small groove on the back that serves as cable management. On the other hand, although the inputs of the LG GX are located at the back, but they are covered by L-Shape that makes its cable management is also excellent. Compare between them, the LG GX is a bit better. In addition it is thinner, it also has better build quality since most of it is made out of metal.

Winner: LG GX

Contrast and Black Level

oled-black-level

The image is only an illustration

 

As we have known, as an OLED TV, the LG OLED GX has infinite native contrast ratio that makes it can produce nearly perfect black. Additionally, since it doesn’t has a backlight, this also makes it has perfect black uniformity. Not only is that, its individual self-lighting also makes the LG GX has pixel dimming level. Combination of infinite contrast ratio, perfect black uniformity, and pixel level dimming certainly makes performance of the LG GX in showing dark scene is outstanding, even when it is 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, deep enough to make black look really black in a dark scene. Additionally, although not as perfect as LG GX, the LS03T also has excellent black uniformity. But unfortunately, the Frame 2020 doesn’t have any local dimming feature that can minimize blooming and improve its performance in dark room. And of course, when it is showing small highlight in dark scene like subtitle in movies, some blooming may be still noticeable surrounding.

Winner: LG GX

SDR Peak Brightness

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

Winner: Samsung the Frame

HDR Peak Brightness

While SDR peak brightness of the Frame LS03T is brighter, HDR peak brightness of the LG OLED GX is brighter. With real content, the LG GX can hit brighter than 650 nits, while Samsung the Frame 535 nits, a bit brighter than its SDR peak brightness. Just like its SDR peak brightness, except on 2% white window where it hits 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 2% and 10% white window where it reaches its highest peak brightness, it hit a bit brighter than 700 nits. Meanwhile, on 25% window, its peak brightness drop to around 400 nits and on 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 pop the way they should be.  On the other hand, HDR peak brightness of the Frame may be bright enough to show good HDR images in a dark room. But in bright room, HDR images displayed on its screen doesn’t look much different to SDR images.

Winner: LG GX

Color Gamut and Color Volume

Both of these TVS already support wide color gamut, but for this case, the LG OLED GX can deliver 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 cover around 89% and 94%. Meanwhile, on Rec.2020 xy and uv color space, the Frame LS03T cover around 66% and 73% while the LG GX cover around 71% and 75% of color space. While color gamut of the LG GX is better, the Frame 2020 is better in color volume. In general, except very bright blues, Samsung LS03T can show its wide color gamut at its entire brightness range. On the other hand, LG GX may also can show deep dark colors excellently, abut at the top, it can well show pure white only. As we have known, the use white sub-pixel on its OLED panel may make it can produce pure white, but on the other hand, it will de-saturate bright colors, making it cannot produce saturated bright colors. But ignoring their advantages and disadvantage, combination of their color gamut and color volume makes HDR images can be shown colorfully and full vibrant color on their screen.

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

Color Gradient

Both of Samsung the Frame LS30T and LG OLED GX has excellent color gradient. On the screen of the LG GX, there may be still a bit noticeable banding in grays and greens while on the screen of the Frame 2020, there is also some noticeable banding in reds and greens. But even so, this banding should be hard to notice in normal content and in general, their color gradient is equally very smooth. But even so, if you feel banding still bother you, both of them have a feature that can remove banding.  On LG GX, there is “Smooth Gradation” while on Samsung LS03T, there is “Digital Clean View”. Enabling these features is very effective to remove banding that may bother you, but on the other hand, in certain scene, this will cause the image lose some fine details. Meanwhile, compare between them, color gradient is a bit better than the Frame 2002, albeit their difference is not too significant.

Winner: LG GX

Side Viewing Angle

OLED vs LED Side Viewing Angle

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As we have known, side viewing angle is one of the major advantages of OLED TV. On the contrary, it becomes the main shortcoming of a LED TV that use VA panel including Samsung the Frame. On the screen of the Frame LS03T, black level will rise started at around 15 degrees off center and front, while on the screen of LG GX, black level can be maintained up to around 70 degrees. Additionally, brightness level also can be maintained better on the screen LG GX than the Frame. If on the Frame 2020, brightness level will drop started at around 30 degrees, on the screen of LG GX, it can be also maintained up to around 70 degrees. Not only is that, color accuracy also can be maintained better on the screen of the LG GX. If on the Frame 2020, color will shift and look washed out started at around 25 degrees, on the screen 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 Frame LS03T.

Winner: LG GX

Motion Handling

Pixel response time also becomes the main advantage of the OLED TV than LED TV. The response time of the LG GX is nearly instantaneous, which is around 2 ms and it is more than enough to make motion look very clear on their screen. Following fast moving object, there is only a very short faint trail most people should not notice that. But as we have known, the instantaneous response time will cause motion appears to stutter, particularly when it is 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, pixel response time of Samsung the Frame 2020 may be not as low as the LG GX, which is around 14 ms. But it is still low enough to make motion look clear with almost no motion blur. A faint trail that is following fast moving object is also not noticeable for most people. The better point, the stutter is less noticeable on its screen.

OLED vs LED TV Motion Blur

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Meanwhile, when playing 24p movies, they both also can do a great job in handling 24p judder. Regardless 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 their screen with judder-free. TO remove judder, on the Frame LS03T, you just need to enable “Picture Clarity” and se both “Judder” and “Blur” Reduction to “0”. Meanwhile, on the LG OLED GX, you just need enable “Real Cinema” with “OLED Motion” is not set to “High”. Keep in mind, set the “OLED Motion” to “High” cannot remove judder, even if Real Cinema is enabled.

Winner: LG GX

Input Lags

Both of them also have excellent input lags in Game mode. But for this case, input lags of Samsung the Frame 2020 is lower than the LG OLED GX.  With 60 fps content, the input lags of the LG GX are around 14 ms, regardless the resolution. Meanwhile, input lags of the Frame 2020 are around 10 ms on almost all resolution, except on 4K with HDR where its input lag is around 15 ms. With 120 fps content, input lags of the Frame 2020 is around 6 ms on all resolution while input lags of OLED GX are around 7 ms. But even so, with VRR enable, their input lags are almost similar, which are around 6 ms at all resolution they support. With their input lags, can be ascertained, the 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 fast reflexes. But even so, ignoring their difference, they both are great TVs for games. In addition they both have low input lags, they both also have 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 Samsung the Frame when used for watching movies in a dark room. Combination of infinite contrast ratio, nearly perfect black uniformity, and pixel dimming level make its performance in a dark room is nearly perfect. Additionally, the OLED GX also can do a great job in handling 24p movies, allowing you to watch any movies with judder-free, regardless the source. Its nearly instantaneous response time may make 24p appears to stutter on its screen, but thus can be solved by enabling its BFI mode or motion interpolation. On the other hand, although it is not as good as the OLED GX, 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 scene looks fairly well in a dark room. Just like the LG GX, its performance in handling 24p judder is also great. But unfortunately, it doesn’t have local dimming feature that can 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 Frame 2020 may have brighter SDR peak brightness, but reflection handling of the LG GX is much better. Additionally, the LG GX also has much lower pixel response time than the Frame 2020, making fast sports look smoother and clearer on its screen than the Frame 2020. Not only that, the OLED GX also has much better side viewing angle coverage, making it is much better when used for watching a big game a long with a group of your family and friend. On the other hand, the Frame 2020 is also a good TV for watching Sports. Although not as good as LG GX, it also has good reflection handling, motion handling. The only bad thing of the Frame 2020 is that its side viewing angle coverage is poor. And of course, it is not suitable when used for watching a big game with a group of your family or friend.

Winner: LG GX

Video Games

Both of the LG OLED GX and Samsung the Frame LS03T are also equally good TV for playing video games. But even so, performance of the OLED GX is still better. Input lags of the Frame LS03T may be a bit lower, but the difference is not too significant and not pronounced when used for playing games. Additionally, they both also already support VRR technology that can improve their gaming performance.  But even so, the LG GX has much faster response time, making fast video games appears smoother and clearer on its screen. Not only that, the LG GX also has better side viewing angle, making it is better when used for playing video games with a group of your friend or family. Overall, LG GX is better, but gaming performance of the Frame 2020 is also great.

Winner: LG GX

HDR Performance

HDR performance of the LG OLED GX is also better than Samsung the Frame 2020. In dark section, the LG GX has infinite contrast ratio, pixel level dimming, and better black uniformity. This makes shadow details of HDR images will look more detail on its screen. On color reproduction, their performance is almost similar. Although the Frame 2020 has a bit better color volume, but its color gamut and color gradient is a bit worse than LG GX. And that is not less important, the LG GX has brighter HDR peak brightness, making HDR images can be shown brighter on its screen than on the screen of the Frame. If HDR peak brightness of LG GX is bright enough to bring out small highlight of HDR images, the Frame 2020 can deliver good HDR images in a dim to moderately lit room. While in a bright room, HDR images displayed on its screen doesn’t look much different to SDR images. Overall, they both have good HDR performance but LG GX is still better than the 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 we have discussed a lot above, overall, the LG OLED GX is better than Samsung the Frame 2020. In addition to it is thinner and has better build quality, it also has better performance for any usage. On the other hand, the advantage of the Frame LS03T is that it has Art/Ambient mode that allows it can display artwork, painting, your own photos, etc when it is standby. Additionally, color of the frame of the Samsung LS03T is also can be changed. So, you can customize it to the color of your wall. Meanwhile, with all advantages that offered, with the same screen size, the LG GX is sold hundred dollars more expensive than the Frame 2020. So, which is a better choice between them? If picture quality also becomes your main consideration in buying gallery TV, the LG OLED GX certainly is better. But even so, performance and picture quality of the Frame 2020 is also fairly good. Now, the decision certainly comes back to you according to your budget and your own preferences.

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Samsung the Frame 2020 / LS03T LG OLED GX
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