Conclusion: The LG G-Slate is a fine tablet with fine features, but because of its price and lack of configuration options, it is a tablet only meant for those who can afford an expensive price tag and monthly fee. No Wi-Fi-only version is available. Whoever decided to add red and blue 3D to this tablet made a big mistake as well. All it has done is add to the weight and cost of the unit.
Pros: Bright screen with wide viewing angle, 1080p video recording, Dual speakers work well, Pure Android experience, Android Market is filling with tablet apps
Cons: Cheesy red and blue anaglyph 3D, No SD card slot, Steep price tag, Screen is a bit small for finger typing, Feels heavy compared to iPad 2, Wonky volume rocker
Conclusion: Clearly looking at things on paper, there’s no denying that the T-Mobile G-Slate is a wonderful alternative to the pricier Motorola XOOM – especially when it outperforms it on so many levels. T-Mobile surely picked the perfect tablet to get Android 3.0 Honeycomb to its existing base of customers, however, it still falls short in some areas that prevent it from really rising above the current stack of competition out there.
Pros: Comfortable & solid build, One of the best displays seen on a tablet so far, Acceptable on-contract price
Cons: 3D video capture isn’t all that great, Large size for an 8.9” tablet, Pricey off-contract price
Summary: While the iPad 2 remains our top pick among tablets because of its vast app selection, those who are interested in Android 3.0 should take a good look at the T-Mobile G-Slate. In fact, we prefer the G-Slate in some ways to the Motorola Xoom because it has a better display and it weighs less (even though you get a smaller screen). To us, the 3D camcorder and glasses are just a bonus--and not a very compelling one at that.
Pros: Sharp and colorful display, Records 1080p and 3D video, Good graphics performance, Powerful speakers, Pre-loaded with Zinio for magazines
Cons: Buggy software, Slower 4G speeds than other T-Mobile devices, 3D feels gimmicky, Can't video chat over 4G