LG G Pad 8.3 launches: $350 gets you 1920x1200 screen and premium chassis

LG G Pad 8.3 launches: $350 gets you 1920x1200 screen and premium chassis

We found the LG G Pad 8.3 to be one of the best additions to the Android slate stable, and it is now officially available in the US for a pretty good price point, considering its specs and looks.

The MSRP for the tablet in the US is $349.99 in places like Best Buy, for which you get an 8.3" 1200x1920 almost Full HD IPS display, a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory plus microSD slot, 5 MP BSI camera on the back, and a generous 4600 mAh lithium polymer battery. LG G Pad will be running Android 4.2.2. at launch.

The slate comes with the trim 8.54 x 4.98 x 0.33 inches (216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3 mm) dimensions, and just 11.92 oz (338 g) of weight, despite the brushed metal backplate. Yep, you read that right the 8.3" screen comes with the hearty 273ppi density, making the G Pad 8.3 one of the best value for money small Android tablets you can buy at the moment, barring the subsidized new Nexus 7.

source: BestBuy

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G Pad 8.3
  • Display 8.3" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh

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21 Comments

1. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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7. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Monday...

8. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I think Monday invites will go out for an October 28th event. At the event, they'll announce early November availability of the Nexus 5. Maybe KitKat before the end of October.

14. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Maybe...

19. moanismk unregistered

Next up is 3..... Half Life 3 confirmed?

2. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Too expensive

3. NAWF_SIDE

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Nexus 7 7" $229 ,, lg g pad 8'3 $350....bigger screen ect

9. taikucing unregistered

note 8 is more expensive but uglier & weaker

18. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

I have the note 8 and I really like it, I seriously wish it had a higher pixel density and that annoying camera hump was absent but other than that it runs smooth and is pretty practical. I only paid $200 for it on craigslist brand new.

4. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Noting beats my nexus 7 2013, its a BOSS

5. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Good luck against nexus 7. I think nexus line up is hurting all these android tablets because they cant sell a product with great specs without losing money.

15. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Asus can sell a product with great specs without losing money. Not just the n7 either, the transformer and memopad lines are sweet for the price.

6. yonith

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I would buy this in a heartbeat if it had the Snapdragon 800 in it. Too bad, LG, too bad.

10. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

The price will drop very quickly to $299 at most B&M shops and I suspect there will be rebate deals as well. Considering a slightly bigger screen, bigger battery, and a microSD slot, it's a pretty good buy once it hits below $300 price point.

11. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

dudes, the nexus 7 is only available in a few countries and this has better specs

12. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

This "8.3" 1200x1920 almost Full HD IPS display" is actually a higher resolution than Full HD. It's a little misleading.

13. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

One day all of these manufacturer's will get it, but until then this is what you get. LG drops it's slate into the line-up and it cost more than than the current Pure Google Nexus 7 starting @ $229, and on top of that it's higher than the ipad mini starting @ $329. If you want to make a mark then this baby should have been priced commensurate to it's surroundings!! DOA is my take.

16. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Decent pricing. Remember, not all countries get that subsidized price of the new Nexus 7. It is actually expensive where I am from.

17. Kartio

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

It's 300€ in Finland ( Nexus 7 32gb is 300€ too) so pretty good deal with that price :)

20. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

4.3 alone makes this not worth it, trim is pretty damn important.

21. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

its 16:10 not 4.3. And the bezel is pretty thin for a tablet. Looks like this tablet is about the same size as my Blackberry Playbook with its svelte bezels compared to the thick bezels of the PB. As far as the price range of $300-400

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