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LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus is a T-Mobile exclusive, now available

The LG G Pad X2 8.0 PLUS, exclusive to T-Mobile. (Source: LG)
The LG G Pad X2 8.0 PLUS, exclusive to T-Mobile. (Source: LG)
If media consumption or productivity are your primary reasons for buying a new tablet, T-Mobile's new offering is an attractive proposition. The LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus has a Full HD screen, stereo sound, an octa-core processor, a micro SD slot, and a sturdy-looking kickstand. The included Plus Pack increases the tablet's battery life more than two-fold, making it great for binge-watching sessions.

T-Mobile's new tablet is finally here, and it comes with a rather useful accessory. The LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus is a mid-range, 8-inch device with a modest battery capacity that can be boosted substantially by using the included Plus Pack, which attaches to the tablet's back and almost triples the its battery life.

Specs-wise, here's what you will find inside the new G Pad:

  • 8-inch Full HD (1920x1200) display
  • Unspecified Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4 GHz octa-core processor
  • 32 GB of internal storage, expandable up to a theoretical 2 TB via micro SD
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with HDR and 4x digital zoom
  • 5-megapixel front camera with HDR and auto-shot
  • 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n/u WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 2,900 mAh battery, plus an additional 4,400 mAh with the Plus Pack, for a total of 6,300 mAh

The new G Pad ships with Android Nougat 7.0, so it's not outdated from the start like other budget tablets. It has a stereo speaker and a kickstand, so it works well as a portable media player. A full-sized USB port and bundled Microsoft Office productivity apps make it equally suitable for work or study. Finally, when docked with the Plus Pack, the new G Pad serves as a "night stand companion," displaying the time and date along with weather information and more.

RAM amount is the only detail neither LG nor T-Mobile seem to mention, but given the rest of the tablet specs it's safe to assume about 2 or 3 GB.

You can get the LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus from the T-Mobile webstore for US$240 outright. Finance options include either $192 upfront and $2 per month for 24 months, or $0 upfront and $10 per month for 24 months, depending on your credit. A SIM Starter Kit, which enables cellular connectivity, costs an additional $25, and requires that the tablet be added to a new or existing data plan.

Tablet in portrait orientation.
Tablet in portrait orientation.
Rear view.
Rear view.
Side view with kickstand and attacked Plus Pack.
Side view with kickstand and attacked Plus Pack.

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John Garcia, 2017-09- 3 (Update: 2017-09- 3)
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