LG has released G Pad 8.3 a tablet for the high end user , with good performance and a sensational display .
Following the example of manufacturers like Asus and Samsung , LG has made this tablet having a 8.3 inch diagonal with Full- HD screen and powered by a Quad -Core processor .
The tablet has a special design with a metallic case manufactured as carefully as those in Apple products . The frame is very thin surrounding the 8.3 inch screen of the tablet , and as colors there are combinations of white the tablet having a metallic back .
This tablet is quite ergonomic , we worked holding it in one hand and typing with the other, and everything was ok , it wasn’t uncomfortable in any way.
On the back of the tablet we have a 5 MP camera that takes quite good pictures if you have enough light in the room.
Front camera is a standard 1.3 MP being designed for applications such as Skype or similar. The display fascinated us on this tablet.
1920 x 1080 resolution is perfect for the 8.3 screen and rendered images are exceptional. IPS display ensures perfect visibility from every angle and touch-screen responds extremely accurate.
We ran the 2 demonstration video uploaded in the tablet‘s gallery and may declare that we were amazed by the 8.3 inch G Pad. Although Samsung Galaxy Tab 8-inch display is very good , our opinion is that LG exceeds it by far.
Not to mention the Asus Memo Pad 8 that’s way off the new product launched by LG (at least in terms of colors and contrast ) .
It also can be seen in the video presentation of the tablet all these mentioned above .
Performance and OS
Tablet performances are above average , powered by a Snap Dragon Quad- Core processor of 1.7 GHz and also having 2GB of RAM . We have a tablet that can be used for both multimedia and also productivity, and ready to respond to all our requests without blocking ( as we met cases with famous tablets )
We ran some demanding games , and opened several applications simultaneously but this tablet functioned within normal parameters and haven’t noticed lags or other problems when running the apps.
The operating system is Android 4.2.2 , but considering we’re talking about a small beast then hopefully the people from LG will implement the new Android KitKat .
As software we have the same applications and new stuff from the LG G2(the top smartphone ) transferred to G Pad. The tablet comes installed with dozens of applications among which : Knock On, QRemote , Qslide or Slide Aside .
Also we find a Quick Memo ( an extremely practical application) and we have another app – Q pair – an application that allows pairing the tablet with the smartphone we own. When pairing done we can receive any notification , text message or even answer a call directly from the tablet without searching the phone . Isn’t it convenient ?
The nearly 5,000 mAh battery should provide the tablet with enough autonomy , but this depends very much on what applications or games we run, and just how powerful we set the brightness and contrast of the screen .
Although the price is slightly higher than competition’s , we are sure it’s not an impediment to own one of the best 8-inch tablets available on the market.
We loved the tablet screen and construction and the new applications introduced by LG .
To be a little bit mean we can say that it could have a better camera performance to take better photos in order to keep it on the same line with the other features, or that the price should have been slightly lower considering that’s an LG . But as we know nothing and nobody is perfect.
Finally back to what we said at the beginning. LG G Pad is a tablet clearly above average, better in many ways than rivals Samsung Galaxy Tab and Asus MemoPad 8, and we’re sure you’ll get the same feel after testing this tablet .