LG G Pad 8.3: Review and user experience

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The Android tablets have grown like wildfire in recent years, what started as an experiment ended up being a success. They come in all sizes, for those who prefer compact for use as mobile and other devices with screens 10 inches or even 12 (as the latest NotePro TabPro and Samsung), authentic ” bugs. “

LG made his bet a few months ago, presenting G Pad 8.3 , a tablet halfway between 7 and 10 inches, although playing well with the overall size of the device, and thanks their discounted frames , is ideal to move from side to side.

We were able to spend a few weeks with the LG G Pad 8.3 and here we leave our analysis and user experience with it, enjoy the latest version of Android, and I received a few days ago officially KitKat, as we told you. Here we go:

Review of the LG G Pad 8.3

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As usual, we begin with a review by the technical features offered by this LG G Pad 8.3 . As the name suggests, the manufacturer has chosen surconeano include screen of 8.3 inches, a figure which, incidentally, coincides with its thickness, in millimeters clear, being very thin. This IPS panel has a resolution FullHD (1920 × 1080) so any content looks great on him.

Inside are Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 600, known manufacturer SoC cores with four 1.7GHz accompanied by an Adreno 320 GPU these components along with 2GB of RAM make the move G Pad 8.3 with full fluency by applications, especially since upgrading to KitKat, with which it has corrected this lag at times.

LG G Pad 8.3 Features

  • Screen 8.3 inch IPS FullHD (1920 × 1080)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor 600 1.7GHz quad-core
  • GPU Adreno 320
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • 5MP Rear Camera / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery 4600mAh
  • WiFi, GPS + Glonass, Bluetooth
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3 mm
  • 338 grams

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In As for storage internal, this tablet is only available in 16GB model though thankfully has microSD slots with this capacity to expand up to 64GB more. Its battery is 4600mAh with good battery life (we will see further below) and the photographic section we have a 5MP rear camera with no flash, to get by, and a basic 1.3MP front.

Design and Construction

The LG G Pad 8.3 presents a very interesting design, as body combines crystal on the front, with plastic of the edges and smooth finish aluminum of much of its back, which gives it a nice touch and adds a sense of quality to grab. Our unit is white, with its brushed aluminum in color, but can also be found in black with aluminum in that tone.

The truth is that despite being 8.3 inches, LG has made a great job with the reduction edges and thickness, you can grab smoothly with one hand (normal size) and weighs less than 340 grams, thanks to the time of transport .

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front FullHD find the big screen, on which we have the front camera and the proximity sensor and light, nothing more, because the buttons are virtual within the interface and LG da customization options and organization to suit the user.

On the right side are the only physical power and volume buttons, although the latter is rarely used given the very great utility KnockOn LG function, which enables on and off the screen with a double click. On the top we have the audio jack and connect the microSD slot, while the bottom is a microUSB input and microphone.

Meanwhile, back is flat, where the large aluminum plate and discreet camera predominates. In one side there are two small aluminum two small openings where speakers that, given its location, are blocked full supporting the G Pad on a surface are.

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generally has a solid construction does not creak or give feeling of being weak, feels good in the hands, not too hot (which helps to aluminum) and repeat, its size is compact enough to be 8.3 inches.


panel mounts a 8.3-inch IPS with FullHD resolution, giving a pixel density of 273ppi . All types of contents are enjoyed much on this screen, the colors are vivid, no over-saturation and invites size to read, review, news, surf the net, view videos or play. The viewing angles are great and the speed of response is appreciated.

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By putting a “but” whites are still not completely pure and brightness is not the highest , so this tablet is not the best if you use on the outside continuously. Where are interior habitat areas, no problem with brightness, perfectly fulfills .

LG has opted for a halfway measure between 7 10 but with a total size of the device nearby, a big decision because, despite having a lower pixel density, are still seen at a glance and increased only 1.3 inches and note is appreciated on the day.

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The LG G Pad 8.3 includes a 1.3 MP front camera, just for casual video calls, while the rear has a 5MP sensor without flash . The truth is that they are quite poor components and positions just seem “to have cameras.” Its usefulness is limited, but it’s not like we’re going to spend all day taking pictures with the tablet. The pictures you take are enough to share on social networking sites, send them by mail, courier and little else.

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The shots in low-light out for the amount noise that have more than quality. Regarding the Camera application , here we find a choice of shooting modes : HDR, Panoramas (various types), burst mode, skin softening, sport or night.

In the configuration section have camera activation voice, brightness adjustment, balance, focus type, ISO, and color effects. Here you have some photos made with the LG G Pad 8.3, you can see them full size on this link:

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use and software Experience

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Surely LG G Pad 8.3 this is one of the best Android tablets in the market. Its components are enough to move any existing applications on Google Play all enjoyed in the big screen, transitions are very fluid and switching between apps, too. Before receiving KitKat and worked fine, maybe he could be criticized for some small lag and waits tenths loading icons but after we receive the upgrade to Android 4.4, improved performance much.

For games 600 Snapdragon, Adreno GPU and 2GB of RAM do their job, but in those titles that require high requirements such as Real Racing Asphalt 8 or full detail, it looks a little short and sometimes stalls. The FullHD resolution at this 8.3-inch panel, despite not having the highest density market invited to read, review news and surf the web comfortably .

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As for the software This tablet runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat (that’s Update available ), although it is not stock, but custom interface comes with LG layer that adds some aesthetic details and functions of the manufacturer. Among them are QSlide a utility that allows you to open different apps in floating windows, that way you can be watching a video, The Free Android browsing and taking notes all at the same time.

QSlide is present in the notification area , a part which in my opinion is too overloaded with quick settings bar brightness and sound. It will be a personal preference but I prefer a cleaner and with enough space for notifications center listings. LG also have Backup , for backing up data, LG Life Square as a multimedia diary and QuickRemote to use the G Pad as a remote control for other equipment.

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With QPair can be paired smartphone and tablet, making us alert you of calls, messages, transfer notes, etc., and QuickMemo allows you to capture screen, being able to write about them or mark items to share later. Finally, this device also has the function KnockOn to lock and unlock the screen in just two taps, without resorting to the button.

It may seem a minor role, but is tremendously KnockOn useful, sometimes misses a tad, but it takes very little getting used to, leaning less to change phone or tablet. As for the sound LG G Pad 8.3 has two speakers located in the back, hidden under two metal grids.

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Admittedly sound is very high, but the quality leaves much to be desired. The high volume is even annoying, treble and bass sound much absent. Moreover, given its position, to take the tablet with two hands in landscape effect eco friendly nothing is created, the same thing happens to rest on flat surfaces, which are also a bit clogged.

Performance and


As in each analysis, here we leave the test results or performance benchmarks. Some tests that may seem repetitive to say, do not give evidence of the actual experience the user gets to use the device only numerically compared with other terminals. As we see, the LG-V500 (technical name Pad 8.3 G) is placed in positions near HTC One M7, with which it shares processor or Note 2 depending on the test in which we look.

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Battery and autonomy

4600mAh is the total capacity of the battery LG G Pad 8.3, is the highest figure in the market but neither is insufficient. In our tests we have a varied use, using the tablet for everything from news and review feeds or surf the web, to playing and reviewing social networking intensively

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With normal use, controlling shine, can easily achieve s 6-7 hours of screen , obtaining a full day to spare thanks to the low output at rest (let alone from KitKat). If used sporadically, turning off and other wireless connections is reached within 2 days “past”. Maybe they made need a bit more autonomy, but we can say that for the battery capacity, the results are good.

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The LG G Pad 8.3 not disappoint to those looking for a larger device in which to enjoy their favorite Android apps on a big screen. LG has done a great job both performance featuring your tablet and the design of it. Despite the 8.3-inch size is really content and is very comfortable to use at home or anywhere.

The aluminum just and the rest polycarbonate gives a good feel in the hand and now with Android KitKat, this is without doubt one of the best tablets on the market in its segment halfway to 10 inches, too many. Moreover, although it does not last Qualcomm processor (Snapdragon 600) his price is really tight and can easily be found for about € 230 from online retailers.

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against , the display, though of good quality, are missing some points of brightness for use in comfort in any situation, the cameras could be better and their greater autonomy. Also LG has yet to narrow your much customization layer , which will make sure the LG G3 (such as has been leaked ), but we’ll see if that comes to latest Optimus UI devices.

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