The LG G3 was all the hype last Tuesday, May 27th, with the announcement of the LG G3. This could be one of the most highly-anticipated smartphones of the year, but that is not all LG had to show us. Though overshadowed by the exciting smartphones, we also got some good time with the LG G Pad series.
These include the LG G Pad 7, 8 and 10, which are named according to their screen sizes. All have the very same specs, albeit for the amount inches their screens extend. We had seen some of these in a leaked benchmark before, but it’s nice to finally get the details straight from the manufacturer.
These are slated to be affordable, yet fun and capable tablets. They are not the best around, but they offer a modest experience for the casual user, along with LG’s fun features and good looks. Exact price is still unknown, but the 8-inch version is rumored to cost around 200 Euros.
LG G Pad 7, 8, 10 specs
- 7,8 or 10-inch 1200x800p display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of internal storage
- 5 MP / 1.3 MP cameras
- IR blaster
- 4000 (LG G Pad 7), 4200 mAh batteries
One very cool feature these tablets offer is that you can link them to your smartphone and take calls. It will go straight into speakerphone, but it continues to be a great feature for those who prefer leaving their phone charging while they lounge elsewhere.
LG G Pad 7 hands-on
The LG G Pad 7 is the smallest of the three brothers, making for the best pixel density in the group. As such, it should offer a crisper viewing experience. Its size also makes the tablet very portable (sometimes “pocketable”).
This mid-end tablet is looking very good. It’s not your high-end smartphone, but it performs fairly well. It also feels very good, even if it’s built out of plastic. I also love that it does have stereo speakers, and its 8-10 hour battery life should be very convenient.
LG G Pad 8 hands-on
I believe the 8-inch form-factor is the best around. It is not so small that it sacrifices screen quality, yet not so big that it’s unbearable. With that said, the LG G Pad falls in just the right spot with its 8-inch screen.
It does sport the same specs as the others, as well as the same overall design, build quality and features. Like the others, it also runs fairly smooth and feels fairly solid for a device made of plastic. LG has always been good at making the best out of what it has, that is for sure.
LG G Pad 10
The largest of the three tablets is the 10.1-inch LG G Pad. Because they all have the same specs, this device does find itself a bit harmed in pixel density. The 1200x800p resolution looks much worse in a 10-inch display than it does in smaller bodies.
Other wise, the tablet is everything you can expect. It runs just as smoothly as the other tablets and touts the same aesthetics.