Review: Lg G Pad Tablet 8.3

The LG G2 smart phone was a milestone among the launches of the South Korean company. With robust hardware configurations and software innovations, the product has been fulfilling LG’s expectation of positioning itself as one of the greats in the mobile phone market.

The good news for the consumer is that part of these innovations begins to migrate to other handsets. The LG G Pad 8.3 tablet is one of the first products to receive functions such as two-touch activation(Knock On) and Quick Memo and QSlide features. Our impressions of the newest tablet from LG to land in the Brazilian market are what you give in this analysis.

Benchmark tests

We submitted the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet to two benchmark tests: Vellamo Mobile Benchmark and AnTuTu Benchmark 4. In both, we compared the device directly with the following model: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, ASUS Nexus 7(2013) and Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

In the first benchmark, the LG G Pad 8.3 won in the Metal category and took second place in the HTML5 category, behind the Xperia Tablet Z. In the AnTuTu Benchmark 4 the LG G Pad 8.3 secured the first position. It is worth remembering that the tests are only a reference of the processing potential and the graphic quality of the devices.


Screen with Full HD resolution

One of the first points that draws attention in LG G Pad 8.3 is the quality of your screen. With a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels(Full HD), which results in a pixel density of 273 ppi, the tablet is proficient at displaying photos and videos exuberantly. The brightness settings, when set to the maximum, help to emphasize this aspect considerably.

The 8.3-inch screen format is not as conventional on the market, so it can be considered a differential between Android handsets. The result is a better-suited screen for displaying movies and widescreen content.

Construction design

Slim and elegant, the LG G Pad 8.3 leaves nothing to be desired in terms of design. The front features thin edges, and the curved sides facilitate the fit of the product in the hands. On the back there is a plastic finish on the top and bottom. The central part of the rear is constructed of brushed aluminum.

At the top of the tablet, you can access the micro SD card slot. It is worth remembering that the LG model does not have 3G compatible version, so there is no space for this entry – the back cover is not removable. Finally, it is also important to position the speakers on the side of the rear. This feature prevents you from covering your audio output when using the product upright.

Performance: Efficient for any task

The processor shipped with the LG G Pad 8.3 is not the latest generation, after all we are talking about the 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. However, the product has 2 GB of RAM, which makes the set more than enough to run with Tranquility the top games available on Google Play.

Conventional apps such as social networks, email accounts and internet access, likewise, can be run very quietly. In our tests, no application or game was locked or delayed in response time. The interface adopted by LG is also adequate, and the transition between screens and memory consumption are at quite satisfactory levels.

Sound quality

The tablet LG G Pad 8.3 is not accompanied by headphones and, because of this, the user must use some other model that already owns at home. However, the good news for the handset is that the audio quality of the handset of the South Korean company is the best possible.

Two audio outputs are located on the back, both on the side of the back of the product. The placement allows you to watch movies and series and play your favorite games without the worry that your hands will cover the speakers.

Battery life

With 4,600 mAh of capacity, certainly the battery is not an item with which you will need to worry a lot about LG G Pad 8.3. In our tests, it was possible to spend the day quietly using the device in a moderate manner, without the need to recharge. In fact, it took more than a day and a half of use for the battery to reach levels close to 10%.

Already in the case of a more excessive use, such as to watch Full HD movies continuously, in just under seven hours the battery has been completely discharged. However, these figures put you within the market average, matching your competitors.


My Account

We know that in a tablet the demands with respect to a camera are much smaller than the consumer expects of a smartphone. However, we expected a bit more quality from the 5 megapixel resolution available on the rear camera. The result of the captured images is acceptable, but a more careful analysis is enough to perceive a high level of noise even in photos taken in good lighting conditions.

The front camera, with a resolution of 1.3 megapixel, is only functional and does not go beyond that. For simple broadcasts via chat, such as Skype, the front camera is sufficient. However, for slightly more elaborate photos, keep in mind that the tablet is far from the best option.

Worth it?

Among all Android tablets that have gone through the writing of Tecmundo, we can say without a doubt that the LG G Pad 8.3 is one of the best we have seen here. The screen size of 8.3 inches is quite suitable for both the display of videos and for reading books and magazines. The quality of the display is another positive point.

With performance below average for a non-cutting-edge processor with slim and sleek design, the LG G Pad 8.3 also incorporates some technologies that have emerged in the LG G2 smartphone, one of the company’s greatest hits in the mobile market.

Our only caveat is the rear camera, whose resolution could be a little better. However, since this is not a fundamental item on a tablet, it is possible to highlight the poor performance in this regard. With a launch price of $ 1,099, the handset may be considered the best Android tablet option in the cost-benefit ratio within the category of models with 8-inch screen at this time.

The LG G Pad 8.3 tablet was loaned by LG to carry out this analysis.

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November 27, 2017

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