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LG G Pad 8.3 Hands-on

0. phoneArena 05 Sep 2013, 10:28 posted on

So, there we were, enjoying our sweet time at IFA 2013, and all of a sudden, we realized that it's high time we join LG for some hands-on time with their new tablet - the LG G Pad 8.3. And we've got to tell you, folks, as big as our excitement already was for this device, it literally went through the roof when we first put our hands-on this product. The G Pad 8.3 marks the return of LG to the tablet scene. After the release of the Optimus Pad quite some time ago, LG went MIA as far as tablets go, but now, it looks like the comapny is going for an epic comeback with the G Pad 8.3...

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posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:30

1. AfterShock (Posts: 1289; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Nice but I think Asus is going to eat its breakfast.
Price will play a big part.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:51 1

3. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Somehow I suspect this tablet will be $299. Could be $50 more, but I hope not.

Also, that speaker placement is not cool :( I wonder if the other companies patented every conceivable way to place the speaker anywhere else so that LG is forced to use the back if they refuse to license the patents to them?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 11:29

6. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Not with the specs the asus memo pad 8 has. Im sorry but asus seems to never want to go hard in the mid size tablet market.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:37 2

2. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


The brushed black metal backside looks amazing on this tablet!

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 11:01 4

4. McLTE (Posts: 620; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


now THAT is a sexy tablet!

Bummer about speakers on the back still.. but really, this is the first Android Tablet that I've really said wow.. looks awesome! Bezels look great too!

8.3" is a great size. 7" was too small and not really competitive with my Note 2.. 8" is a big enough size difference that I could find it useful.

Nice job LG! Now lets hope for a solid price!

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 11:16 4

5. papss (Posts: 3445; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Wow LG is bringing the heat. I may just get the G2 and this tab to go with it

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 12:06

7. Captain_Doug (Posts: 736; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Resolution is actually 1920x1200, not 1080.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 15:18

8. mc1191 (Posts: 28; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


4 soft-key button setup will look nice on this tablet.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 03:15

9. DONUT (Posts: 189; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


depending on how it's priced, i might get this to replace my Tab2 7.0

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 06:58

10. osaFromJava (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


what does 'kitchensink' mean??

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 14:44

13. SolusCado (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


It's a reference to the phrase "everything but the kitchen sink", which means that something either has or doesn't have every conceivable option.

So in this case, they are saying that rather than create a specific set of features that would be useful for one or more use cases, they just gave it every possible feature they could imagine. (Which seems like a good thing to me.)

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 14:52

11. jromy (Posts: 111; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


No SD card support? No thank you.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 16:05

12. chriscarlton10k (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


One other impressive tablet that compares to the LG G-Pad is the newly released Pipo M7 Pro which offers a very competitive price ($255) -- the 8.9\" Pipo M7 Pro is made by Pipo Electronics and the new Pro Series is getting much notice for its design, features and price point and packs in a solid device that offers an 8.9 inch 1900X1200 display that uses Samsung PLS technology, along with a Quad-Core processor - 1.6 GHz / 2GB Ram - 16GB memory; and also features built-in GPS navigation, Bluetooth, MicroSD memory, premium speakers, a long lasting 6300 mAh battery, Dual WiFi (2.4/5.0 GHz), quality Dual Cameras, and an option to use standard Android 4.2.2 O/S or a user friendly Windows style interface; there is also a 3G HSPA+ edition available for slightly more which works with GSM wireless carriers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile and provides Internet at 3G HSPA+ speeds.

Available in the U.S. through--T a b l e t S p r i n t

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 00:43

14. phissith (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


If LG hope to seriously compete with Note 8.0, I hope it will support stylus and similar apps like SNOTE series. I mean I didn't think I will ever need a stylus, why just use your finger, but then I realize how when I need to jot down things I still uses pen and paper which can be torn and misplace easily. So I decide to look into going digital and nothing beat S PEN!! So please LG, bring the heat on Note series from Samsung and you can have my MONEY!!

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