x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 vs LG Optimus Pad Size compare


Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 Remove phone

Posted: 22 Mar 2011
Market Status: Released

LG Optimus Pad Remove phone

Posted: 14 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released

Add phone to compare

Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (3.0)Android (3.0) 
Dimensions9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches (230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm)9.57 x 5.87 x 0.47 inches (243 x 149 x 12 mm) 
Weight15.98 oz (453 g)
the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
21.87 oz (620 g)
the average is 15.3 oz (437 g)
Physical size8.9 inches8.9 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1280 x 768 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

170 ppi168 ppi 

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Screen-to-body ratio63.07 %62.21 % 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera3 megapixels5 megapixels, Dual-lens (3D) 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus 
Software Features Digital zoom 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
3D capture Videos: Videos: 1280x720 (720p) (30 fps) 
Front-facing camera2 megapixelsYes 
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 NVIDIA Tegra 2 

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual-core, 1000 MHzDual-core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorYesYes 
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB 
Capacity6000 mAh6400 mAh 
TypeNot user replaceable, Li - IonNot user replaceable, Li - Ion 
specifications continue after the ad
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice recordingVoice recording 
Bluetooth3.0, EDRYes 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Features Mass storage device 

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Officially announced22 Mar 201114 Feb 2011 

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

Latest stories