Summary: Fast and has a great screen. All the stuff listed on the feature page is nice, but the main points are it's fast and has a great screen. We had 4 tablets in the house and I didn't want another slow one. Great build quality too. The double-tap feature is a really handy.
Summary: The G Pad 8.3 is almost an incomparable device. The screen size makes it perfect for videos and web browsing. It is fast and smooth. The only flaw is the display's ability to handle shadows and shades of gray. People more knowledgeable than me have said the gamma is incorrectly set. There are work around apps but having to set them is annoying. Despite this display flaw, I highly recommend the device. Just be prepared.
Get Rid of the LG Baggage and ROOT to turn into a GEM.
David E., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Summary: Also the Wall wort is really a wall wort. It's plain ugly and huge. What were they thinking. Take a cue from Apple.
Pros: Lets start by saying that this is amazing hardware except for the fact that the speakers are oddly placed offset in the back of the tablet. When I fold back the case (IVSO) it muffles the sound. However the case is excellent and it was cheap.
Cons: This device comes in 2 flavors the V500 (this one) which comes with the incredibly horrible LG vampire battery sucking software or the V510 Google Play edition @ $350 which is for all intensive purposes a huge ripoff except if you buy the V500 and have no rooting skills, you will be highly disappointed. Now some of the LG software is nice and I really like the keyboard, but the rest is serious bloatware and just makes the O/S too complex and useless. I run the O/S for...
Summary: I bought this for my son for Christmas to replace a 10 inch tablet. I was concerned he wouldn't like it as much because it was smaller. I was wrong. He LOVES it. The screen is absolutely gorgeous. He says the 7 inch tablet is actually easier to use. No complaints at all on this tablet so far.
Summary: The speaker ports are on the back of the unit. The volume is reasonable, but the quality is average at best. For basic usage it seems suitable, for hi-fidelity music or audio you'll need to get a nice set of earbuds.
Pros: Price - Very competitive pricing!. With recent price reductions and sales, an 8" tablet with these specs for sub $250 is a steal!
Cons: The metal backing plate is quite cool to the touch until the unit has been operating a bit. This may bother some people if they prefer the rubberized or plastic feel of other units that do not feel cold to the touch. If the unit is used in a case, clearly this wouldnt be an issue.
Summary: Ok,first off I ended up buying this from another site but wanted to tell people about how great it is and don't let the higher price make you buy a lesser tablet. This thing is incredible. Super fast with a flawless interface. Well worth it. I'm an HTC diehard that always hoped they would get in e tablet game. Since they didn't I looked around at the Nexus, Samsung Galaxy 8.0 and the Ipad. They dont even come close to this table.
Summary: The LG 8.3 has been great so far. The display is exactly the right size and resolution, movies look perfect, and it is quick to load all apps. Its getting easier to find a case for it. Just search and you'll find one in no time.