LG G Pad 7.0
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the LG G Pad 7.0
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
The G Pad 7.0 is a decent choice if you're seeking portability in a tablet. It's about the size of a book and is therefore easy to slip into your bag. While it maintains parity with the G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 in some respects, the lower internal memory and weaker main camera make it a less appealing prospect, purely when it comes to specifications. To be brutally honest, the 8.0 model is only slightly larger and doesn't cost a great deal more – it's arguably the smarter choice, even if it's not quite as portable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: Stuff TV Archive.org version
The LG G Pad 7.0 is not the kind of tablet that’s going to get pulses racing. It’s a low-cost device, and there are signs of that, particularly in its screen. However, it also gets you a bunch of features not often seen in smaller tablets. The IR transmitter gives it lounge skills missing from the Nexus 7, multi-tasking is given a lot of promotion for a tablet this small and it can pair with your phone for extra notifications juice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
The G Pad 7.0 is a solid enough tablet product, but simultaneously feels like a disappointment compared to last year's G Pad success. It's not going to steal the Nexus 7 crown by any means, but that's to compare it against the wrong rank. In the world of Asus MeMo Pad 7 and Tesco Hudl the LG G Pad 7.0 holds its own. It's a solid product that would make a decent coffee-table tablet for the whole family.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The LG G Pad 7.0 makes a few compromises to achieve its low price, but overall it's a pretty good bargain. The tablet boasts a vivid 1280 x 800 screen, outstanding audio quality and epic battery life, all for the very reasonable cost of $150. However, LG did make some trade-offs to hit this budget price: Photos and videos look grainy and washed out, and the tablet delivers middling performance compared with other 7-inch slates.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The LG G Pad 7.0 doesn't do a lot to stand out from the crowded field of small-screen tablets, but some unique and useful software features coupled with an aggressive price give it a leg up on competitors. Spec for spec, it's the Galaxy Tab 4's equal, but Samsung charges $50 more, and I'd argue LG's software execution is superior. The G Pad 7.0 offers great value if you can deal with relatively modest performance and a simply average display. Our Editors' Choice for small screen tablets remains the Google Nexus 7, which has a sharper full HD panel and stock Android experience with guaranteed timely updates.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: GSM Arena Archive.org version
Any way you look at the G Pad 7.0 it's hard to find much to frown at. Not much to get excited about either - after all the Nexus 7 had the exact same specs two years ago. 7-inchers have since been trying to beat Google's price without making too much compromise. Well, they're finally getting there. HD resolution on a 7" diagonal is the new entry level in tablets, at still a safe distance from Apple and with no dime-a-dozen WSVGA devices from white label manufacturers crowding the space. If you're shopping for your first tablet, the LG G Pad 7.0 is very much an option but so are a bunch of tablets from of Samsung, Acer, Asus and Huawei.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/04/2014
Source: Cyberbloc DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2014
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/04/2014
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: High build quality; good viewing angle display; decent performance; excellent battery runtimes. Negative: Mediocre speakers; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Great user interface with many features and options; nice design; excellent battery life. Negative: Low resolution main camera; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2014
LG is getting into the tablet game with a few different tablets. Their G Pad 7.0 is the smallest of their current line and is targeted towards the budget-conscious consumer. It sports a 7-inch IPS display with a native resolution of 1280 x 800. The resolution is nothing to shout about but it won't look too bad on a 7-inch screen. The IPS technologie ensures good viewing angles and nice colors.
The tablet is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and 1 GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 400 chipset provides solid enough performance for normal use. The lack of RAM doesn't help with multitasking, but normal web browsing and standard apps run well enough. However, running high-quality 3D games are not possible.
The LG comes with 8 GB of storage, not much but manageable. The camera options are 3.15 MP for the rear and 1.3 MP for the front. The Optimus UI's signature feature, knocking to unlock, is available here. While the LG G Pad 7.0 is not going to blow any of its competition out of the water, it's a very affordable option to consider.
Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
400 MSM8226: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core with up to 1.2 GHz and manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of LG Group. It is a South Korean company and was founded as Goldstar Co, Ltd, in 1958. The group offers products in the fields of information technology, consumer electronics and mobile communications, and home appliances. LG Electronics is the world's third largest home appliance manufacturer. As a notebook manufacturer, LG only became known to a wider audience in the German-speaking market in 2005. After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. The product range includes OLED, LED/LCD and plasma TVs, home theater systems, Blu-ray players as well as audio and video players.
73.33%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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