LG G Pad 8.3 Review



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If HTC was not enough to their horns to strike Samsung in the Android market, LG is actually excelling both of them. The LG G Pro and LG L2 were rated better than the GS4 and HTC One by many people. Now they storm to the tablet market with the LG G Pad 8.3. There are two versions the Google Play Edition and the one having the LG UI. Let’s have a closer look.


Design

LG G Pad 8.3If this tablet did not have anything great on it, the built and the design would still stand out. I think apart from the iPads, the LG G Pad 8.3 looks a class apart. Yes, it is much better than most of the tablets in it’s class. The LG G Pad 8.3 has much closer bezels which along with the sleek thin design makes the tablet look really nice. Holding the LG G Pad 8.3 is worth it. The built quality is really smooth and you won’t like to get your hands off it anytime soon when you hold it.

Display

I say this in every review I guess, that if you have a tablet, IT HAS TO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DISAPLY. All of that makes it worth having one. So basically, as the name goes “LG G Pad 8.3”, it has an 8.3 inch state of the art display. The quality of glass encasing this beautiful slate is also of the best quality. LG G Pad 8.3 has a full HD 1920×1200 pixels resolution. Watch a movie on it all day long and you still won’t get enough of it. Gaming graphics are equally awesome.

Camera

LG G Pad has a 8.3 inch primary camera. It takes pretty decent photos. Decent enough for you to use it on Snapchat or Instagram or use it as profile picture. But no the LG G Pad 8.3 does not produce photography materialistic photographs. The 1.3 MP front facing camera comes in very handy and produces some brilliant clean quality video calls.

Software

LG G Pad 8.3LG G Pad 8.3 comes with “THE” latest Android version, the Android v4.4.2 KitKat. If you know about the features that were staged on the LG G Pro and LG G2 then you would know what all tweaks this tablet has. Along with that, this one has a much cleaner UI. The customization surely looks great and as far as initial testing goes, it is not sticky.

Performance

LG G Pad 8.3 comes with a Snapdragon 600 processor along with 2GB RAM. These are the two notes in your musical sheet that will work in great harmony to orchestrate a seamless user experience. Thanks to Android v4.4.2 KitKat, the tablet seems to work with no lag at all. Eventually it will slow down a bit but right now its strikingly fast. It does not have NFC sadly but provides you with the usual Bluetooth. LG G Pad 8.3 gives you 16GB of internal memory which is expandable to 64GB.

Final Thoughts

I really like this tablet. If there was no iPad, I would have bought this instead of the Nexus 7. It is shocking that Google’s own does not have the latest Android on board and this one goes out and stomps the floor to announce it’s coming. LG G Tab 8.3 is an amazing tablet to own period.

GENERAL2G Network
SIMNo
Announced2013, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, October
BODYDimensions216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3 mm (8.54 x 4.98 x 0.33 in)
Weight338 g (11.92 oz)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1200 x 1920 pixels, 8.3 inches (~273 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, Polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 64 GB
Internal16 GB, 2 GB RAM
DATAGPRSNo
EDGENo
SpeedNo
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
BluetoothYes
Infrared portYes
USBYes, microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0
CAMERAPrimary5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, panorama, HDR
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps, check quality
SecondaryYes, 1.3 MP, 720p
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetQualcomm APQ8064 Pro Snapdragon 600
CPUQuad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300
GPUAdreno 320
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, compass
MessagingMMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
RadioNo
GPSYes, with GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsBlack, White
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4600 mAh battery



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Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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