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LG G Pad 8.3

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Comfortable and stylish design
  • Gorgeous high-res display
  • Battery life on par with similar Android tablets
Cons
  • Uneven performance
  • Glut of non-essential LG 'Q' apps
  • Slightly expensive compared to rival tablets
82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

60
encaria
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
80
kait
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
brucerray
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
79
Average Critic Score
Product Review
SlashGear
All 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.
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Android Central
LG'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.
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Android Community
... 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.
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CNET
It'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.
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TechRadar
The 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.
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PC Mag
At 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.
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GSM Arena
That 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.
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T3
At 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.
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TrustedReviews
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.
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Laptop Magazine
The G Pad 8.3 looks to be a solid return to the tablet market by LG. U.S.

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