Excerpt: Aaron reviews the LG G Pad 8.3 , a new tablet from LG that closely resembles the LG G2. Specifications include a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 8.3-inch display, 5-megapixel shooter, 16 GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi capabilities, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with LG's UI.
Summary: So far, the G Pad 8.3 is only available in a version with 16 GB of memory, and black or white case. A variant with LTE modem is not yet available, but rumors speak about an imminent release. Official accessories are meager, there are add-ons.
Pros: very good workmanship, smart design with a thin frame, Full HD display with IPS technology, weight, microSD slot, meaningful software enhancements
Cons: speakers, poor performance in everyday life, "only" Android 4.2, display a bit too dark for outdoor use, battery running time, camera
Summary: It's truly remarkable how far the Android tablet sector has come in recent months, and the LG G-Pad 8.3 is arguably one of the best small-screen slates we've seen so far. The larger screen, better design and expandable memory all help it put the Google Nexus 7 in the shade, and low retail price is...
Pros: High-quality build, Android 4.4, KnockON: This feature allows users to wake or sleep the tablet by double-tapping the center of the screen. It works whether the device is turned on or off., Good software, microSD card support, Fast and fluid interface, Good value, Great screen quality
Cons: Mediocre rear-facing camera : The front-facing camera doesn’t give particularly great pictures, even for a tablet – but very few people rely on their tablet for photography., Average sound quality : The sound isn’t the highest quality, although it does feature dual speakers, arranged along the le...
Conclusion: The truth is, if you're hunting for a cell-connected slate, you’ll probably be satisfied with either the Nexus 7 or the G Pad 8.3 LTE. But it seems clear to us that the G Pad 8.3 LTE, in this instance, is a better value.
Pros: High-res display, Thin, light, attractive, Advanced multitasking, Support for 64GB MicroSD cards, Reasonable price with no monthly contract
Excerpt: The Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 is a 8-inch Android tablet with a premium metal back and 1080P display that shoppers need to look at when buying an Android tablet with 4G LTE connectivity. Thanks to the metal back and nice build quality we called the LG G Pad 8.3 an Android iPad mini competitor […]
Summary: At $349, LG's slate is also somewhat expensive for what it offers. It's just $50 less than the iPad mini with Retina Display, which has a much higher resolution display in a thinner and lighter design.
Conclusion: That said, we’re confident that buyers of the G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition will find a lot to like about this slate. But we’re also confident that it’s priced $50 or so too high, and we think Google and LG would sell a lot more of them at $299 or so—the same price as the entry-model, non-Retina...
Pros: Full-HD display, Thin, light, and attractive, Decent performance and audio, MicroSD slot, Runs on latest Android (4.4 “KitKat”)
LG G Pad 8.3 Review: An Android iPad Mini Competitor
12 March 2014
Excerpt: After a long absence the G Pad 8.3 is the first foray into the Android tablet market in a few years for LG. Following a few failed tablets early on in Android’s life on bigger screens, they called it quits until the (you guessed it) 8.3-inch G Pad, and it’s one slate worth taking a […]
Summary: The LG G Pad 8.3 is the tablet for those who want iPad mini with Retina display high end appointments in an Android tablet. The 8.3" G Pad has a 1920 x 1200 display, a fast quad core CPU and a rare thing among Android tablets: a metal back.