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OLED48C1VS
XR-55X90K
$1,300
$988
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prefer superior picture quality, especially in dark rooms, and are willing to pay more, the LG C1 OLED might be suitable. However, if you're looking for a more affordable TV that performs well in both bright and dark environments, the Sony X90K LCD could be a better choice. The Sony is less expensive but won't offer the same level of picture quality as the LG, particularly with black levels and wide viewing angles. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Picture Quality

8.5
OLED48C1
XR-55X90K
7.7
The LG C1 (OLED) has very good picture quality, while the Sony X90K (LCD) has good picture quality.

Movies & TV

8.9
OLED48C1
XR-55X90K
7.5
The LG C1 (OLED) is very good for movies & TV, while the Sony X90K (LCD) is good.

Sports

8.3
OLED48C1
XR-55X90K
7.1
The LG C1 (OLED) is very good for sports, while the Sony X90K (LCD) is good.

Gaming

9.0
OLED48C1
XR-55X90K
8.1
The LG C1 (OLED) is excellent for gaming, while the Sony X90K (LCD) is very good.

Bright Room

7.1
OLED48C1
XR-55X90K
8.0
The Sony X90K (LCD) is very good for bright room, while the LG C1 (OLED) is good.

Cost

$1,300
OLED48C1
XR-55X90K
$988
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The LG C1 (OLED) has a price of $1,300 and the Sony X90K (LCD) costs $988.
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Key similarities

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Cartoons & Animation

8.2
OLED48C1
XR-55X90K
8.0
The LG C1 (OLED) and Sony X90K (LCD) are both very good for cartoons & animation.

News, Talk, & Other TV

8.6
OLED48C1
XR-55X90K
8.7
The Sony X90K (LCD) and LG C1 (OLED) are both very good for news, talk, & other TV.

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How the LG C1 (OLED) and the Sony X90K (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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LG C1 (OLED)Sony X90K (LCD)
LG C1 (OLED)Sony X90K (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$1,300
$988
Brand
LGSony
Year Released
20212022
Full name
OLED48C1XR-55X90K
Screen Size
48"55"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
webOSAndroid TV
Sound Quality Score
7.8/108/10
NextGen Ready
NoYes
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
8.5/107.7/10
Bright Room Score
7.2/108/10
Gaming Score
9/108.1/10
Movies & TV Score
9/107.5/10
Sports Score
8.4/107.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
24.3" x 42.2" x 1.8"28" x 48.5" x 2.8"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
25.6" x 42.2"29.2" x 48.6"
Weight without Stand
32.8 lbs38.5 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 200300 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
10/107.4/10
Local Dimming
10/107.2/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.22.0
Speaker Power
40 w30 w
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoUp to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better PictureLG C1 (OLED)
Better for GamingLG C1 (OLED)
Better Sound Roughly equal
Better for MoviesLG C1 (OLED)
Better for SportsLG C1 (OLED)
Better in a Sunny RoomSony X90K (LCD)

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Techradar

Al Griffin | December 2022
"As Sony’s next-to-flagship LCD TV, the X90K series delivers impressive performance for the price. The XR90K had fairly accurate out-of-box color. The TV’s multi-position stand lets you either set the screen flush with any stand its mounted on or elevate it to clear space for a soundbar. With the latter option, you get around 3 inches of clearance enough to accommodate most soundbars. The X90K’s excellent suite of gaming features ranks it up there with the best 120 Hz 4K TVs."

About LG

LG, a prominent TV brand from Korea, has played a significant role in popularizing OLED TVs. OLED technology is hailed as the future of TV technology. Their TVs employ WebOS, a proprietary smart TV software that not only offers seamless functionality but also includes gaming-specific features, earning praise from players worldwide. Often regarded as the gateway to unparalleled viewing experiences, LG's mid-range OLEDs come highly recommended, making them a worthwhile investment for those willing to stretch their budget for superior quality.

About Sony

Sony stands as a highly experienced and widely trusted TV manufacturer, earning a reputation that surpasses all others. A Japanese company, Sony has been making TVs for far longs than it has been making Playstation game consoles. Sony's high-end TVs are often regarded as the ultimate choice for videophiles, representing the epitome of quality, albeit at a premium price point. Renowned for their advanced and precise motion handling, as well as their cutting-edge local dimming algorithms, Sony consistently delivers unparalleled performance in these areas. They include Google TV software with all their TV sets, which grants access to the largest selection of apps available and they also include Bravia Core which is a movie streaming platform specifically for Sony TVs that offers higher picture quality by using more bandwidth.

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