Friday, December 11, 2015

LG G Pad 8.3 Review for knew everything

The LG G Pad 8.3 its like  the tablet iPad mini with Retina display high end appointments in an Android tablet. LG G Pad  The 8.3 G has a 1920 x 1200 display, very fast quad core CPU and a rare thing among today's Android tablets: a metal back. The G Pad 8.3 is available in black or white and it lists for $349, though it's often on open sale in $299 or less. This is a good design of tablet that compact enough to fit in a large purse or pocket, but it feels roomier than the Nexus 7 thanks to the 1.3" diagonal increase in screen real estate. Speaking of the Nexus, for those who prefer a pure Android experience, there's the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition that sells for $349 on the Google Play Store.
When the G pad8.3 released in November 2013,it just Wi-Fi only tablet in online available and this brand is best buyed in retail stores with beginning price $349.99. after its initial roll out,two other versions have been launched,including a Google Play Edition and 4G LTE Model for VERIZON.

 Design

We could say “this is the few Android tablets that goes for the metal look, classy”. In fact it does look and feel nice in hand, and we particularly appreciate the curved sides that make this wide little tablet easy to hold in one hand (unless you have small hands). It's more comfortable to hold in one hand than the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and iPad mini thanks to tapered sides that don't dig into your palms. It's available in your choice of black or white. The front is cleanly save for the LG design motif and a small front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.
 The tablet like an usual usual make selection of Android ports and controls: volume, power, a micro USB port, 3.5mm combo audio jack, built in stereo speakers with mic and a microSDXC card slot. The speakers fire from each side when held in landscape mode, which makes more sense than shooting from the bottom where there's more less stereo separation. The speakers sound is better than average for a small tablet and with adequate volume and full sound that's not harsh or tinny.

The screen, which measures 8.3 inches across the diagonal corners, has a resolution of 1,920 by 1,200 pixels, giving a pixel density of 273ppi. There are higher-resolution small-tablet screens around, notably Samsung's Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 (359ppi), the iPad mini with Retina display (324ppi) and the 2013 Google Nexus 7 (323ppi). Even so, we had no complaints with LG's 273ppi IPS display.

But while its build quality is solid, the device's plastic trimmings dampen its overall aesthetic, and compared to other small tablets, the G Pad just doesn't look as chic.
On the device's top edge you'll find a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot that's expandable up to 64GB, and an infrared blaster (more on this later). The right houses a sleep/power button and volume rocker. At the bottom is a Micro-USB port for charging and transferring files.

Weight in pounds
0.74
0.66
0.7
0.68
Width in inches (landscape)
8.5
7.8
8.2
7.9
Height in inches
5
4.5
4.8
5.3
Depth in inches
0.33
0.34
0.27
0.28
Side bezel width in inches (landscape)
0.63
1
0.75
0.81



Features

The device runs LG's Optimus 3.0 user interface, and it introduces a new function called QPair. QPair is an interesting app that connects your Android smartphone using Bluetooth (any brand, just download the phone app from Google Play) to your tablet so you can view calls, text messages and social networking messages on your tablet. You can decline a call via on-screen control on your tablet, but you can't take a call on your tablet.
This one is enables you to connect your G Pad to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Now you can see when you're getting an incoming call, hang up on a call, or respond to a call with a text--all directly through the tablet.
Powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core qualcomm snapdragon 600 SoC with 2GB of RAM, the LG G Pad 8.3 is a mid-range tablet — the high-end Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, by contrast, has a faster 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800. Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0 HS and dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wi-fi. GPS is present, but there's no mobile broadband option.
Internal stotage is 16 GB of which 11 GB is accessible out of the box. The 5-megapixel rear camera maybe disappoint some as it’s average in capability and lacks a flash, but the most significant downside of the G Pad 8.3 is that it runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean rather than the up to date version 4.4 Kitkat. This is mitigated in part by the array of extras that LG adds to the devices.indeed,there are so many features and usability tweaks that some might accuse LG of commit “software bloat”.for me, the extras are mostly useful and well thought out.
PERFORMANCE & BATTERY LIFE
Faster small form-factor tablets are available, but we had no complaints about the responsiveness of the quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600-powered LG G Pad 8.3 — especially given its attractive price.

Battery life is reasonably good, with the tablet's 4,600mAh cell performing pretty well in everyday usage. On days when we did a lot of music playing or video watching, the inevitable mid-afternoon power boost was needed, but on lighter days we got through a day's work and play on a full charge. LG doesn't provide a battery life estimate on its website.

The two rear-mounted stereo speakers deliver loud enough volume for our taste, and would suffice for a multimedia presentation in a small room. Unfortunately the sound quality isn't as good as it might be, becoming ragged and over-trebly at the highest volumes. It's a shame, as a little more attention to detail here would have been a big plus.

Media

The LG Pad 8.3 is certainly capable of being a well rounded media device with its full HD 8.3-inch display, powerful quad-core processor and expandable storage option.
With just 16GB of built in storage, and almost 5GB of that taken up by the Android Jelly Bean operating system, power users will find their G Pad 8.3 filling up fast.
That means the addition of a microSD slot on the rear of the tablet is more than welcome, and it's able to support cards up to 64GB in size.
Using a microSD card is also the easiest way to get content onto the tablet, as it saves you from having to dig out the bundled USB cable and hook the G Pad 8.3 up to your computer.
If you do opt for the physical, wired connection then all you'll need to do is the simple drag and drop process between folders to get media on and off the tablet.
Plug in a pair of headphones to the LG G Pad 8.3 and a bar will appear at the top of the screen offering you some related applications to get you where you need to go quicker.
The music player, video player and YouTube apps as default, although these can be edited to include other apps such as Spotify and Netflix.
The LG G Pad 8.3 is a sharp high end Android 8" class tablet. It has a strong quad core CPU, a greater than full HD IPS display, good speakers, expandable storage, USB host support and multi-window multi-tasking. Yes, it costs more than some other tablets on the market, but you're getting stronger internals and a metal back. The only Android 8" tablet that beats it is the even more expensive Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4.

4G LTE Data Performance

We tested the 4G LTE model in our San Francisco offices on Verizon's network. Though data speeds were consistent and adequate, they were surprisingly a bit slower than expected for the Big Red. On average, it took 12 and 40 seconds for the CNET mobile and desktop sites to load, respectively. The New York Times mobile site clocked in at 8 seconds, while its full page finished in 39 seconds. ESPN, meanwhile, took 25 seconds to load the mobile version, and 24 seconds for the desktop. The 44.22MB game Temple Run 2 downloaded and installed in 7 minutes and 37 seconds on average. Ookla's speed test app showed 2.08Mbps down and 1.12Mbps up.
Verdict

If LG continues participating in the tablet industry, the G Pad 8.3 is a solid restart. Its zippy performance, expandable memory, and crystal-clear screen fulfill most of what users are looking for.
Verizon customers who want a 4G LTE device will benefit most from this tablet. Priced at $199.99 on-contract, it's one of the cheapest tablets on the carrier (beaten only by the $99.99 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the $149.99 Verizon Ellipsis 7). Furthermore, the Nexus 7 is $50 more expensive than the G Pad on Verizon whether users agree to a two-year contract or not.
However, as a Wi-Fi only device, $350 is a lot to shell out for this small tablet. Consider another expensive tablet: the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display is only $50 more, but features supreme build quality, a brighter, more vivid screen, and access to the largest app ecosystem.
The G Pad 8.3 is a well-thought-out tablet. Some may find the software extras a bit much (we've only touched the surface in this review), but there's a lot of utility in there. The hardware spec, like the device as a whole, is good value for money too.

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