LG G Pad 8.3 review: Couch surfer

25 October 2013
Android slates are available in almost every screen diagonal under the sun, and LG had plenty of targets to aim for, planning their return to the tablet game. An 8.3-inch display looks like the right choice, considering how the scene has changed in the...

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  • AnonD-142628

People complaing bout poor camera quality? well i don't care about the camera on a tablet. who takes pics with a tablet anyway....thats stupid.

  • AnonD-142628

Great review. Sounds like serious competition for Nexus 7 2013. I was about to buy nexus 7, but i'll wait and try out LG G Pad first.I like the bigger screen..it's much wider. Only thing i don't like is LG UI. Nexus is 32 GB, LG only 16 GB, but LG is expandable. I read PDF's so guess the LG is the better choice. 10" is too big and too heavy to hold when reading in bed. 8.3" is perfect.

  • vicky

Anonymous, 27 Oct 2013The good thing about android is they give screen size choic... moregood

  • Reader

Reader, 04 Nov 2013"Google's 2013 edition Nexus 7 is also a serious conte... moreI have to correct myself. Both are 1920x1200, so the same formfactor. Sorry, my misstake.

  • Anonymous

Reader, 04 Nov 2013"Google's 2013 edition Nexus 7 is also a serious conte... moreYou're thinking of "aspect ratio", which is not the same as "resolution".

  • Reader

"Google's 2013 edition Nexus 7 is also a serious contender in this category, as it sports the same screen resolution panel on a 7-inch diagonal"
Thats not correct. The Nexus 7 ist a 16:9, while the LG ist 16:10, which is for me a big difference.

  • moses

Where is the led flash; I think it does not have one.

  • Anonymous

red, 26 Oct 2013Im using a 10.1" tablet as a replacement to netbook. A... moreThe good thing about android is they give screen size choice. I got rid of my nexus 10 and went with a tab 7.7. For me an 8.3 inch would be great.

  • Anonymous

the 7 hour battery life cripples this device. if you play graphics intensive games, it might not even last 2 hours. you'll end up charging it twice a day.

  • AnonD-48446

Hey GSMA you know youv'e got to compare this to the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 right? Maybe even compare LG G2 + Gpad8 vs Samsung GS4 + GTab8.... :)

  • Anonymous

Wowww.Even lower battery life than 1st generation iPad mini.Poor battery life.

  • AnonD-114814

Camera is very good, what you want, not on a digital camera

  • chris

Is multiuser enabled on this device ?

  • Anonymous

red, 26 Oct 2013Im using a 10.1" tablet as a replacement to netbook. A... morelarger tablets are on the works allready...and a couple of cheaper 13" is allready here with Rockchip dual core

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]4600 mAh

  • AnonD-58179

Wtf GSMArena did you clean the tablet's camera lens or shots really look like that? Damn, poor camera.

  • red

Im using a 10.1" tablet as a replacement to netbook. An 8.3" tablet is too small. I agree to 6" smartphone, but for a tablet, it should be 10.1" is the minimum screen size. On my opinion, tablets are more advantage than the netbook. Hoping that manufacturer will make a bigger screen like 12" like sony, but in affortable price.

  • Anonymous

this and the G2 is a match made in heaven...Q Pair

  • Bernard

the battery life is a huge letdown. 7 hours of usage per charge is a disappointment.

  • AnonD-3736

I really wish android for tablets goes back to honeycomb design guidelines, at least the notification area, the on screen buttons and the task switching interface.