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The new G Pad ships with Android Nougat 7.0, so it's not outdated from the start like other budget tablets.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.

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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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