LG G Pad 8.3 is positioned as the first full HD tablet ever! First its specs and design were announced ahead of IFA 2013 in Berlin, but now we have official information about the device optimized for one-handed use. Let’s take a closer look at the main reasons to choose the G Pad 8.3.
Official LG G Pad 8.3 Specs
- Display: 8.3-inch 1.920×1.200 pixels full HD
- Battery: 4600mAh
- Processor: 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
- Memory: 16GB of internal memory + 2GB of RAM
- Cameras: 5 MP rear + 1.3 MP front
- OS: Android 4.2.2. Jelly Bean
- Colors: black and white
- Weight: 338g
- Dimensions: 216.8mm x 126.5mm x 8.3mm
LG G Pad 8.3 Pros & Cons
LG G Pad 8.3 Pros
1. The G Pad 8.3 model that was unveiled at IFA 2013 in Berlin is not the final version of the device, though we may assume it’s the truest prototype of the phone customers will get by the end of the month. The tablet is part of LG flagship G series line that includes the recently announced G2 and Optimus G Pro handsets.
2. The G Pad is QPair, meaning that you may sync calls and messages from the phone onto the tablet.
3. The tablet comes as a bigger version of its predecessors and boasts a silver aluminum backing.
4. With its 8.3-inch 1,920 x 1,200 IPS panel you may enjoy watching videos from various angles.
5. The tablet is pretty light (weights 338 grams only) and thin (8.3 mm), which makes it easier to hold in one hand. Besides, the G Pad 8.3 fits in a jacket pocket.
6. There is a 1.3 MP camera on the front panel, power button as we’ll as volume rocker on the right edge, while the left one was left completely clean. On the top you will find a mic jack, a micro-SD card slot and IR blaster, while on the bottom edge only a micro-USB port is placed. On the rear panel you will find a 5 MP camera with two speaker grilles.
LG G Pad 8.3 Cons
1. The G Pad has 1,920×1,200 pixel resolution, which is similar to what Google’s Nexus 7 offers. So, the pixels density is not the highest LG now offers, but still it’s enough for watching TV shows and movies on your tablet.
2. You might find the tablet too big to fit your jeans pocket, so you will likely need to buy a handbag to handle it.
3. You won’t be the first in line to get Android updates simply because it’s not a Nexus device.
A hands-on video below will let you take a closer look at the LG G Pad 8.3 specs and design.