LG G Pad 8.3
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LG's G Pad is a beautifully designed 8.3-inch tablet with an equally beautiful display. But its uneven performance combined with its relatively steep $350 price make rival Android tablets look like a steal.
- Comfortable and stylish design
- Gorgeous high-res display
- Battery life on par with similar Android tablets
- Uneven performance
- Glut of non-essential LG 'Q' apps
- Slightly expensive compared to rival tablets
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LG G Pad 8.3
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- 79AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE16 ReviewsCNET80LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition review: DependablAndroid purists will find Google's mid-sized LG G Pad 8.3 more compelling, but it's pricier than the model that's overlaid with LG's skin.EngadgetNot RatedLG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition hands-on... you won't be able to enjoy the Knock On (aka "double-knock") feature, nor will you have Slide Aside or access to a litany of LG's Q-branded functions like QPair, QRemote or QSlide ... Aside from software changes, you're not going to see anything different on the outside.Laptop Magazine60LG G Pad 8.3 ReviewAt $349, LG's slate is also somewhat expensive for what it offers ... Overall, the G Pad 8.3 is a pretty good choice, but there are better options available.ZDNet90LG G Pad 8.3 review: Gorgeous Android tablet and hThe LG G Pad 8.3 has a lot going for it, including solid hardware and functional software. If I could return my Nexus 7 or sell it for a good price, then I would buy the LG G Pad 8.3 for myself. I am not a fan of the name though.Engadget80LG G Pad 8.3 review: well-designed, but priced tooLG's G Pad is a beautifully designed 8.3-inch tablet with an equally beautiful display. But its uneven performance combined with its relatively steep $350 price make rival Android tablets look like a steal.CNET80LG G Pad 8.3 Zippy and reliable, but priceyWith its speedy and reliable performance, the LG G Pad 8.3 is a solid small-sized tablet, but it can't outpace the smoother, less expensive Google Nexus 7.PC Mag70LG G Pad 8.3The well-built 8-inch LG G Pad is a good smaller Android tablet, but it doesn't do anything to stand out from the crowded pack. Especially given its high $350 price.Laptop MagazineNot RatedLG G Pad 8.3 Hands-on: An 8-inch Slate with a CrazThe G Pad 8.3 looks to be a solid return to the tablet market by LG. U.S.PC MagNot RatedHands On With the LG G Pad 8.3At 8.3 inches, the G Pad just about qualifies as a one-handed tablet, but if you have small hands, it might be a bit too much to hold comfortably in portrait mode for too long. Switch over to landscape mode for that binge watching.CNETNot RatedLG G Pad 8.3 packs 1,920x1,200-pixel display, takeIt's powered by a beefy 1.7GHz quad-core processor, backed up by 2GB of RAM. Those are some pretty decent specs and they certainly made the slate seem nippy in my hands. How it stacks up against the tablet Goliaths remains to be seen.MashableNot RatedLG G Pad 8.3 Is First Google Play Tablet Not FromUnlike the original version, which was announced in September, the Google Play edition comes pre-installed with Google-focused apps such as Google Now, YouTube, Chrome and Gmail.Pocket-Lint90LG G Pad 8.3 reviewThe LG G Pad represents a strong return to the tablet market for LG. We hope the firm carries on making devices of this calibre - it feels premium thanks to top build quality and has enough strong features to make it well worthy of consideration ...Android Authority80LG G Pad 8.3 reviewThe device doesn’t truly shine in any specific area, but its design, build quality, display, and some of the software features all make it worthy of your attention.TechHive70LG G Pad review: an Android tablet that's all beauLG was looking to tackle the premium tablet market with the G Pad, but it might do better next time if it declutters its interface and sticks to something a little more simple.Pocket-LintNot RatedLG G Pad 8.3: Hands-on pictures with the Nexus 7 cIn our time with the tablet, we found that it felt nice and solid, looks nice and wowed us with the screen. The interface was snappy too ... the battery is a 4,600 mAh pack, so you should get a really decent amount of use out of each charge, even with that big and high resolution screen.PC World AustraliaNot RatedLG G Pad 8.3 Android tablet (preview)The G Pad 8.3, as its name suggests, has an 8.3in IPS touchscreen. LG says the aspect ratio of 16:10 means the screen is better suited to movie playback and entertainment than many smaller tablets on the market.SlashGearNot RatedLG G Pad 8.3 hands-onAll in all, it’s an impressive device, with the screen our favorite feature but the whole package highly usable. LG’s added features aren’t too intrusive, and some – like KnockON to wake the tablet by double-tapping the screen – are actually pretty useful. We also like the QuickPad cover, which can be opened to different degrees to unlock different features.Computer ShopperNot RatedHands on with the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play EditionAll in all, the new G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is a slick device at a reasonable price.Digital Versus80Review: LG G Pad 8.3, The Big G Is BackLG's success here wasn't a given, but it stepped up to the plate and pretty much hit a home run. G2 and Optimus G Pro fans will feel right at home with a similar experience, a few added extras and, of course, a bigger toy to play with.Ubergizmo80LG G Pad 8.3 ReviewThe LG G Pad 8.3 is a very good tablet, and if I had to boil it down, I would say that the amazing display and some of the LG customization (like the remote control) may be sway factors. However, it is priced high enough ($349) to make it a non-obvious sale.Android Central90LG G Pad 8.3 reviewI’ve never met an Android tablet that’s more capable, more gorgeous, or more easy to use. Its lightweight and premium design is the ideal balance of size and portability, and that 8.3-inch display is as stunning as LG has spoiled us with in the past.GSM Arena80LG G Pad 8.3 review: Couch surferThe LG G Pad 8.3 is certainly one of the most compelling tablet choices on the market right now. It's among a special few to offer Full HD resolution on a sub-9" tablet, and has an excellent design to go with it.T3Not RatedLG G Pad 8.3 review: Hands-onAt first glance, this is one of the most impressive tablets we've seen in this size range and could prove to be a serious contender in the head to head battle with the iPad Mini and Google Nexus7 2.GSM ArenaNot RatedIFA 2013: LG Optimus G Pad 8.3 hands-onThat said, LG has managed to fit a fairly large screen considering the tablet doesn't feel big in our hands. The aluminum unibody design is a definite plus too. The expandable storage and the stereo speakers are another two.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: LG G Pad 8.3 review A surprisingly niftyThe design was actually much more premium than we expected, and the overall feel of the tablet worked well in the hand - with the lower bezel allowing for the larger screen to have a comfortable hold.Android CentralNot RatedLG G Pad 8.3 hands-onLG's gone to great lengths to make all this synergy pretty seamless. Want to tether from your phone? It's one-touch access — far more simple than what we have on any other device at this point.TrustedReviews80LG G Pad 8.3 reviewIts software may not be perfect, but a good price, sound specs and attractive hardware make the LG G Pad 8.3 one of the best-value tablets of the moment.Android CommunityNot RatedLG G Pad Google Play Edition hands-on first impresFor bone stock Android fans (of which I am one), this is a welcome addition to the family. At 8.3-inches, it gives users the middle ground between the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 many had longed for.Android Police70LG G Pad 8.3 Review: A Potentially Good Device ThaIf you buy this tablet, you'll probably like it. If you're on the fence however, I'd recommend waiting to see what else is on the horizon in the eight-inch form factor.Digital Trends80LG G PAD 8.3 REVIEWAt $350, the LG G Pad 8.3 is too expensive if stacked next to its top competitors, but if you have the money, it’s an absolutely fantastic tablet.TrustedReviewsNot RatedHand's on: LG G Pad 8.3 review Read more at http:/The LG Pad 8.3 is a great looking tablet, has an amazing full HD screen and plenty of power under the hood. Whether that’s enough to opt for it over a iPad Mini or a Nexus 7 we are not so sure and will depend on the price.Android CommunityNot RatedLG G Pad 8.3 hands-on... the company has taken a more direct approach and slotted in a model in the highly usable mid-size segment. We’ll have to put it through its paces in a full review to see how the promise holds up, but for now we’re impressed.
- 88AVERAGE USER SCORE13 ReviewsEngadget Reader60December 16, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80December 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 14, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great tablet for the money. Love the build quality and the aluminum back plate.Easy to use. Great HD display,Dan90March 7, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90February 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 18, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I waited for this to go on sale (dropped from $350 to $299 USD) and jumped on it. I use a tablet mostly for web activity, reading, and reviewing MS Office & PDF files. As a result, I look for the higher resolution and the MicroSD slot as Must-Have features. I like the look and feel, and the extra screen real-estate. My only real complaint was that Best Buy didn't stock ANY cases or sleeves for this device. It's too long for a Tab 3 8.0 case, and too narrow for an iPad Mini case. Fortunately, I was able order an IVSO case from Amazon that will keep the fingerprints off of it ($17 + shipping). BB didn't even have screen protectors - which should be a minimum. Battery Life is not bad, but not yet what I expected. I will search for optimization tips, I guess.Engadget Reader90January 12, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Just buy this laptop and trust me this the best display android tablet in the market till now...Works fine with just minor hiccups but nothing to complain...Engadget Reader80January 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!If you've owned a 7" tablet for a few years like I did, I thought an extra 1.3" might be nice. I was wrong. It's a step too far. Despite my old SGT7" being very old, slow and low resolution, I miss it. This is new, fast/powerful, with a fantastic display, but annoying to hold with it's very narrow border/rim between the edge of the screen and the edge of the device. Those Kindle Fire big bezels might look ugly but it's something to hold onto.Engadget Reader90January 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Got the tablet about 15 days ago.The size of the tab is perfect for browsing the internet or reading docs.I have a LG 4XHD with a 4.7" screen. I have used a 7" Ainol aurora tablet earlier. I felt both are not convenient to read or browse for a long time. The G Pad is of perfect; with 8.3" of good display, reading for hours is not an issue at all. The tablet is not heavy and hence, easy to carry around. One can easily fit it in a coat pocket.The brushed metal back is a finger magnet, however, it does give a premier look to the tablet.Although the GPE version is expensive than the non-GPE version, opted for it, as I wanted stock 4.4. The battery lasted for two good days after using it to watch a movie, browse for few hours and install apps, etc.Mike100January 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I loved the specifications-I'd said I was getting a Nexus, expecting them to drop a few pounds after Christmas-They didn't here (UK) anyway, so when I saw this expandable device for just 25 more than the Nexus' 199 in the UK I decided to go for it.And I am totally convinced I made the right decision.(And it pairs beautifully with my Samsung phone, allowing me to see & reply to texts etc, & switch on & off it's wi-fi hotspot for tethering!Superb device....(And I thought I'd sold my soul to Samsung!)George80November 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought this device after I returned my iPad Mini, when comparing the two the device is just a joy. A slightly better camera, around the same weight. With it's snapdragon 600 it performs well with a ting of lag due to LG's odd way of doing the unlock. XDA Forums are up, so it's only a matter of time before we see custom roms to bring it back to reality and not LG's meh skin.Engadget Reader100November 23, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is really one of the best tablets on the market in Q4 2013. If you like OS Android, however Nexus 7 II is too small, or Nexus 10 is too big, this one will be the best choice with 8.3'' screen and great screen resolution. LG G Pad 8.3 is really on the same level like Nexus 7 II or iPad Mini 2.
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