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LG G Pad 8.3

Specifications

LG G Pad 8.3Notebook: LG G Pad 8.3 (G Pad Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 8.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.338kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 83.06% - good
Average of 33 scores (from 50 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 83%, features: 76%, display: 88% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the LG G Pad 8.3

86% Review LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet | Notebookcheck
Smartphone genes. LG promises that you will find many features of the LG G2 in the G Pad 8.3. The smartphone got a "very good" in our review at that time. Now we want to know how well the tablet derivative does.
77% LG G Pad 8.3 review: Good-value 8.3-inch Android (4.2) tablet
Source: Zdnet.com English
The G Pad 8.3 is a well-thought-out tablet. Some may find the software extras a bit much, but there's a lot of utility in there. The hardware spec, like the device as a whole, is good value for money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 77%
Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 LTE review
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
As we mentioned earlier in the review, the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE serves as a nice middle ground for those who want something between the 7 and 10 inch form factors. This one offers a bit more screen real estate and manages to keep things in a form factor that is still easy to hold with one hand. Not to mention, the display, day to day performance and battery life left us with little reason for concern or worry. In fact, we've suggested this device to a few family members that had been asking about tablets. At present Verizon has the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE selling at $199.99 on a two-year agreement. Bottom line, we've liked the WiFi only models of the LG G Pad 8.3, and like it even better as a Verizon connected model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2014
83% Review: LG G Pad 8.3
Source: PC Authority English
Overall, however, the benefits do outweigh the flaws, and hopefully this is a product that will continue to improve in the next revision. And with rumours that LG could be manufacturing the next Nexus tablet, it’s a strong sign of things to come.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
80% LG G Pad 8.3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The LG G Pad 8.3 was never going to win as much attention, or sell as many units, as a rival from Samsung or Apple. However, as with the LG G2, LG deserves some praise for making a sensibly-priced, solid tablet that can stand tall next to virtually any rival. Its software needs some tweaks to remotely shine and there are some spec compromises involved in sliding the tablet in under the £200 mark. However, we didn’t encounter any serious issues, making this the best affordable 8-inch iPad alternative you can get right now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
100% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: Gadget Show English
It's truly remarkable how far the Android tablet sector has come in recent months, and the LG G-Pad 8.3 is arguably one of the best small-screen slates we've seen so far. The larger screen, better design and expandable memory all help it put the Google Nexus 7 in the shade, and low retail price is also a massive plus point. A faster processor wouldn't have gone amiss, but that's a relatively small complaint when you look at the bigger picture. If you're in the market for a new Android tablet, then this should be near the top of your shopping list.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Smartphone’s best friend
Source: Inside HW English
LG G Pad 8.3 is an interesting tablet made out of high-quality components that looks great. Unusual screen size and its resolution enable surprisingly large workspace which is much larger than its 7-inch cousins. At the same time, it weighs as much as they do, enabling prolonged usage without getting tired.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2014
Google Nexus 7 vs LG G Pad 8.3 vs Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 review: What's the best small and cheap Android tablet?
Source: PC Advisor English
Despite being the oldest tablet here, the Nexus 7 remains our top-pick. It's the best all-rounder but the other two contenders are still worth a shout. The G Pad feels the best and has some extra software features which are really handy. Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 8 is cheap, good looking and has a great design – just be prepared for lower grade hardware and performance if you opt for this one.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2014
80% LG G Pad 8.3 review: A great Android tablet at a great price
Source: PC Advisor English
The G Pad 8.3 is undoubtedly LG's best tablet to date and at £199 it's a bit of a steal. A nice selection of hardware and software make this a great choice for a small tablet. However, occasionally laggy performance means the Nexus 7 might be a better choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
LG G Pad 8.3 video review: An 8in Android tablet for £199 is a steal
Source: PC Advisor English
The tablet has a large battery and unless you set the screen brightness to maximum and play games constantly, it won't let you down – it holds its charge very well. The G Pad 8.3 is undoubtedly LG's best tablet to date and at £199 it's a bit of a steal. A nice selection of hardware and software make this a great choice for a small tablet – earning it four stars and our recommended award.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2014
80% LG G Pad 8.3 review: A great Android tablet at a great price
Source: PC Advisor English
The G Pad 8.3 is undoubtedly LG's best tablet to date and at £199 it's a bit of a steal. A nice selection of hardware and software make this a great choice for a small tablet. However, occasionally laggy performance means the Nexus 7 might be a better choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
100% LG G Pad 8.3 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Although the Nexus 7 is cheaper, the G Pad 8.3 has a substantially larger display, a faster processor and a microSD card slot for adding extra storage. Right now there’s no better 8in Android tablet available, and arguably no better small Android tablet of any size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
60% LG G Pad 8.3 review
Source: T3 English
This is a good, but just not exceptional, tablet. It's well built and nicely designed, and LG has dressed Android without taking it over. It's good that the G Pad gets away from the standard 7-inch screen size, but it means it's right up against the iPad mini in comparison terms. And since the arrival of the Retina display model, the mini shines a lot brighter than the LG G Pad can. LG at least has the edge when it comes to price and the additional versatility that a memory card slot offers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition
Source: PC Mag English
The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is a fine tablet, and basically the only stock Android tablet you can get with a microSD card slot—a feature conspicuously missing from every Nexus device, though somewhat stilted here. But beyond that, it doesn't make a compelling case for choosing it over the Nexus 7£132.99 at Amazon Marketplace, unless you absolutely need a bigger canvas to work on. And hate LG's skin all you want, but the Google Play Edition misses out on some genuinely useful features on the original G Pad. There's also no price break between the original G Pad and the Google Play Edition, so this is really just for die-hard stock Android fans. Even then, I'd recommend saving the $120 and going with the Nexus 7.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% LG G Pad 8.3 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The 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 - but that will, of course, depend on how well it sells. So it's over to you, dear reader. But that's a reflection of our thoughts, and others will disagree because optimal tablet size is a matter of personal taste. If you want something a bit different, that's bigger than a Nexus 7, smaller than an iPad mini and a noticeable amount smaller than one of the many 10-inch tablets out there then the G Pad could be the one for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Review: LG G Pad 8.3
Source: Reseller News English
The G Pad 8.3 comes with 16GB of internal memory but a microSD card slot obviously allows users to expand the on-board storage. The G Pad 8.3 is a Wi-Fi only tablet, so there's no 3G or 4G models available in Australia. The G Pad 8.3 has a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls. Like most tablet cameras, LG seems to have considered image and video capture an afterthought.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/29/2013
70% LG G Pad review: an Android tablet that's all beauty, no brains
Source: TechHive.com English
But the tablet is still too mediocre in some areas to warrant its relatively high price point (it's about $350 at Best Buy). The battery hardly lasts a day on a full charge and the interface takes a bit of work before you get into its groove. LG 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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% LG G Pad 8.3 review
Source: Techradar English
Would we recommend the LG G Pad 8.3? Yes. It's a great tablet which offers a wide array of features and a beautiful screen at a price which pips Apple's latest offering. If you're in the market for a smaller sized tablet then the Google Nexus 7 is still the pick of the bunch, but if you fancy a little more screen and can stretch your budget a little further the G Pad 8.3 is a solid shout. The LG Pad 8.3 is one of the best tablets in the 8-inch sector, but with the iPad mini 2 soon to be released there will be some serious competition to contend with.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% LG G Pad 8.3 review
Source: Stuff TV English
We love unexpected gadget champs and the G Pad 8.3 sure is one of those. Gorgeous hardware, especially in white, one of the best screens we’ve come across on a tablet of any size and accomplished day-to-day performance and battery life. Throw in the microSD expandability, sorely lacking on some key rivals, and that £260 price doesn’t look as high as it might at first seem. If you approach the G Pad 8.3 with eyes already open to the shortcomings of Android tablet apps, you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 100% workmanship: 100%
LG G Pad 8.3 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The 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. With the 32GB Nexus 7 priced at $269 and the 32GB iPad mini retina priced at $499, LG sits in a middle ground with a path that is difficult to predict.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2013
60% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: Laptop Mag English
The LG G Pad 8.3 represents a solid effort from a company just getting back into the tablet market. The device offers many of the same great multitasking features found on LG's smartphones, and you get both strong audio and a built-in IR blaster. Unfortunately, while the G Pad boasts a full HD screen, it's on the dim side. Plus, competing tablets last longer on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
well-designed, but priced too high
Source: Engadget English
LG's G Pad is a nice surprise. For a company that's only ever tried to make its mark in the US with smartphones, this 8.3-inch tablet is a welcome change of pace and a solid Android option, to boot. Yes, it has its shortcomings: There's the herky-jerky responsiveness and LG's overbearing software add-ons.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2013
70% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: PC Mag English
The LG G Pad 8.3 is a slim, handsome tablet, but it's outflanked by three other competing tablets. The $379 Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 delivers everything you find here plus pressure-sensitive pen support, which actually makes a big difference. We recommend it over the very similar G Pad, unless you really can't think of ever using the pen. Our top picks for small Android tablets are much less expensive than these models, as long as you can do without an SD card slot and multi-window multitasking, which are, admittedly, big "ifs." The $229 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX$229.00 at Amazon is the easiest-to-use tablet on the market. And the $229 Google Nexus 7 is powerful, flexible and slimmer. The Nexus 7's amazing balance of price and performance keeps it our Editors' Choice for small tablets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G Pad 8.3 hands-on review: A crack at the Nexus 7, Galaxy Note 8.0 and iPad mini
Source: PC Advisor English
LG's latest stab at the tablet market is the G Pad 8.3 which will compete with the iPad mini and Nexus 7. Here's our hands-on review of the LG G Pad 8.3 from IFA 2013. The name of the G Pad 8.3 signifies not only the size of the screen but how thin it is, 8.3 mm. The tablet joins the G2 smartphone in the G Series of products and has a similar and stylish design, but doesn't have its buttons on the back. We prefer the black model over the white alternative, but both have a predominately aluminium rear cover.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/07/2013

Foreign Reviews

87% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: Computerbild - Heft 9/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
88% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
100% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: PC News - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% Günstiges, aber schnelles Android-Schnäppchen mit HD-Bildschirm
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% features: 85% display: 90% ergonomy: 90%
77% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: Com! - Heft 4/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 77%
93% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 93%
90% Kompakt, leistungsstark, günstig
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
90% Tests Das Lg G Pad 8.3 Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Das LG G Pad 8.3 Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% Schickes Tablet mit Full-HD-Display
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 78% features: 76% display: 88% mobility: 83%
83% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: Chip (Print) - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 77% display: 88% mobility: 83% emissions: 82%
86% LG G Pad 8.3 im Test: Android-Tablet mit vielseitiger Software
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 87% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 82%
Schnelles Android-Tablet in schickem Gewand
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: slim tablet; compact format; high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2014
80% LG bringt sich gegen Apple und Google in Stellung
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: very good display; fast processor; slim and chic chassis; useful and appealing interface
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Die größere Nexus 7-Alternative
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good workmanship; good performance; diverse software functions Negative: mediocre battery runtime; small storage
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2013
LG G Pad 8.3 Review en Español
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display with wide viewing angles; good performance. Negative: "Ugly" user interface of the software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2014
Análisis del tablet LG G Pad 8.3 y prueba a fondo
Source: Teknofilo Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; light and slim; full HD display; good performance; useful software; micro-SD card slot. Negative: Relatively battery life; no 3G/4G; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2014
90% LG G Pad 8.3 : Du tout bon
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% LG G Pad 8.3
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% Recenzja tabletu LG G Pad 8.3
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 92%
LG G Pad 8.3 V500 – Планшет С Серьезными Намерениями
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: FHD IPS display; good performance; high-quality and stylish case; loud speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2014
Обзор Lg G Pad 8.3: Металлический Планшет С Full Hd Экраном
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Good design with metal case; Negative: Brightness, color gamut of the screen; average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2013
Đánh giá chi tiết LG G Pad
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful appearance; big screen; microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2013
LG G Pad 8.3:做工极佳竞争力十足
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Thin panels and high-quality materials; gorgeous appearance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2013
Сравнение на Google Nexus 7 (2013), LG G Pad 8.3 и Lenovo Yoga 8 – кой е най-добрият малък Android таблет?
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2014
Ревю на LG G Pad 8.3 – таблетът, който изненада конкуренцията
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Slim and beautiful body; Intuitive and versatile interface; quality camera; high performance. Negative: Mediocre battery life; relatively low brightness of the screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2013

Comment

Model:

Despite its low price tag, the build of the LG G Pad 8.3 is in no way compromised. The mixture of aluminum and plastic alongside toughened glass makes the LG G Pad 8.3 feel very solid and robust. The 8.3 inch screen is also noteworthy. The 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution provides crystal clear full HD displays. For its price, this is certainly above expectations.

The LG G Pad 8.3 runs on a 1.7 GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor, which may not be the fastest, but is certainly not slow. Coupled with 2 GB of RAM, the LG G Pad 8.3 provides smooth and seamless usage, lag-free. High requirement games can be played without much issues.

The 4800 mAh battery lets the device run for roughly 7 hours with moderate usage. This isn't something extremely great, but it's a nice thing to have. Sadly, the software of the LG G Pad 8.3 is a little outdated, such as the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

In short, the LG G Pad 8.3 excels in most common criteria for judging a tablet. It may not have the best software, but this can be tweaked. The important thing is that LG got the hardware right. Furthermore, the tablet supports 4G LTE, which is a neat feature to have.

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


600 APQ8064T: High-end quad-core SoC with four Krait-300 CPU cores and an enhanced (higher clocked) Adreno 320 graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.3": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.338 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


LG: LG Electronics is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

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83.06%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-09-18 (Update: 2013-09-18)