82
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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.

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LG G Pad 8.3 review: well-designed, but priced too high

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.

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
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Model

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer) (no)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
Google Play Edition

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (KitKat [4.4])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card ( GB) () (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-polymer)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB