LG G Pad 8.3 officially announced; slate rolls out in North America during Q4

LG G Pad 8.3 officially announced; slate rolls out in North America during Q4
LG has made it official. The LG G Pad 8.3 has been officially announced by the Korean manufacturer and has the first FHD display on an 8 inch slate. The actual size of the glass is 8.3 inches, carrying a resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). A quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor is under the hood. Using the QPair app, each call and message that appears on a smartphone will also appear on the tablet and simple replies can be send through the G Pad.

With the 8.3 inch screen, the LG G Pad 8.3 offers an updated version of QSlide, which lets you choose between three different apps at the same time thanks to the larger glass. With Slide Aside, using a three finger slide allows you to move an open app off to the side of the screen and open a new one. The KnockON feature allows users to turn the slab on or off by tapping on the screen.

The LG G Pad 8.3 features 2GB of RAM, with 16GB of native storage. The back and front facing cameras weigh in at 5MP and 1.2MP respectively and a 4600mAh cell keeps the lights on. Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed and the tablet will be available in black and white, weighing 338g.

The game plan is to have the tablet launched in the fourth quarter in North America, Europe, Asia and other regions. Pricing will be revealed down the road. As we pointed out before, the LG G Pad 8.3 looks like the big brother of the LG G2.


source: LG

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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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42 Comments

1. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Nice specifications !! and I like less bezel design.

2. hawkeye7

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Sounds good..

3. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Not bad,but why no snapdragon 800 in it!!!!

9. saravanan083

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

hahahaah r u kidding it s a tablet and 600 is more than u need and currently its the top hardware any tablet could offer

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Actually, I think the A6x and the Exynos A15 dual is still more powerful. They basically can't even run on a battery the same size as a phone battery. They need like 9000 mah or higher. If they didn't have their 2500 x 1600 screens to push, they would benchmark much higher than the s600. Basically those two beasts were designed for tablets and the S600 was designed for phones.

32. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

It isn't. This link isn't really proof, but something to consider http://cpuboss.com/cpu/Samsung-Exynos-5-Dual It's just a little better in benchmarks than the old S4 Pro, which means it's probably not gonna give the S600 much to worry about.

34. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It is. You just listed a website that has the Exynos 4412 A9 ranked higher than the Exynos 5 dual A15. Not very reputable at all. Like I said, if the Exynos 5 dual was benched with a resolution lower than 2560 x 1600 it would crush the S4pro and most likely the S600 as well. It is an entirely different architecture. Just look at the Chromebook benchmarks at Anandtech and the A6X benchmarks. Different tier entirely. I didn't even mention the i5 in the Surface Pro which would make that dude's comments even more ridiculous.

35. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

It's entirely reputable, as long as you understand that their scores aren't entirely based on CPU and GPU performance. You can see the individual categories and take away what's most important to you.

36. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

and also, that particular benchmark test they're reporting is an offscreen test. The resolution of the devices the chips are running isn't a factor. And looking at anandtech's page full of graphics benchmarks, the S600 tops the Exynos 5 dual in the vast majority of the tests, some off screen and some on screen. Naturally they'll both lose to the A6X in a graphics test, but the A6X trails them both in CPU performance. So anyway, I'm not convinced that either of them are on a higher "tier" than the S600. Benchmarks don't support that idea, unless you're talking about an entirely different set of behcmark tests run by anandtech...

37. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Benchmarks don't mean jack squat especially when the Xperia Z with the exact same internals as the Nexus 4 crushes the Nexus 4 in benchmarks despite the Xperia Z pushing more pixels and a heavier skin. Yes the Nexus 4 has thermal throttling but I am pretty sure the Xperia Z does as well on a lower scale. Which leads me to the obvious, the Exynos 5 Dual is meant to run on a 9000 mah or higher battery with no thermal throttling and the Mali on it is much better than the Adreno in the S4 pro and S600. If you understood the architectures better you would see. In theory the Exynos 5 Dual is probably crazier than the Exynos Octa which smokes the S600 in all benchmarks. Reason? Well it uses the 2 A15 cores at ALL TIMES with no thermal throttling involved because it doesn't need to power down for a small 2300 mah battery and can run full throttle with a 9000 mah. It also does not need to resort to some weaker power saving cores so it runs at A15 pipelines at all times. If you think resolution isn't a factor, well just look at the huge differences between the Samsung Chromebook and the Nexus 10 both running the Exynos 5 Dual. Also look at how the Nexus 10 smokes the Nexus 4(which runs a S4 pro which is a slightly weaker S600) in benchmarks despite pushing a lot more pixels. So if you follow the knowledge instead of the s600 with Touchwiz or Sense 5 out bench marking the Exynos 5 Dual with stock android(notoriously poor at bench marks despite being the lightest Android skin), you would see that the true A15 architecture and no handicaps designed for tablets and netbooks Exynos 5 dual should easily out muscle fake A15 architecture designed for everything but mostly phones S600. And the A6X is definitely on a higher tier. It's much more powerful than the one they use on the iphone 5 and the one on the iphone 5 was meant for phones and small batteries just like the S600 is.

38. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

You cannot say: "Benchmarks don't mean jack squat especially when the Xperia Z with the exact same internals as the Nexus 4 crushes the Nexus 4 in benchmarks despite the Xperia Z pushing more pixels and a heavier skin." And then pretend this has no significance: "Yes the Nexus 4 has thermal throttling but I am pretty sure the Xperia Z does as well on a lower scale." You just explained the difference yourself, don't try to downplay it... Oh and I never said resolution isn't a factor, I said it isn't factored in to tests that are conducted off screen, how hard is that to understand? If I understood architectures better I would see that? Despite all your talk, all we have are tests where the Exynos 5 loses. If the Exynos 5 dual is better, why can't it put up the numbers? If it was so much better why isn't it outshining the competition in the same enviornment? Oh it needs a bigger battery? So its superiority is conditional? Where I come from that isn't really superiority at all, if it NEEDS certain conditions to perform then it's just worse until those conditions are met, and in a tablet, those conditions haven't been met. Sure it's designed for tablets, tablets with 9000mah batteries...of which there are none. At the end of the day the comment you replied to said this "currently its the top hardware any tablet could offer", which might not be accurate anyway. Still you replied by going to bat for the Exynos 5 dual, which whether or not you think is superior when properly equipped, FAILS to outdo the S600 in any benchmark in which the two are tested. You can talk about architectures, pipelines, batteries, So to this date, as far as android tablets and even windows tablets as far as I can tell, the S600 is better, there's no way around it. Until the Exynos 5 actually does outperform it, all your reasons and rationale as to why it would, could, or should, don't mean much.

41. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Thermal throttling doesn't explain why a phone with the EXACT same processor and a lot heavier workload out benches an S4pro with a lot lighter workload. That is solid evidence that benchmarks mean jack all. UM the Nexus 10 and the ipad 3/4 ave batteries 9000 mah or higher. You obviously have no clue about technology. So are you seriously taking unfair benchmarks with totally different software over knowledge about architecture when deciding which chips are superior? The A15 arhcitecture is too powerful to run on a cellphone battery without power saving cores. Anyone with half a brain would take that over benchmarks any day. Especially since weak phones like the Xperia Z and iphone 5 kill benchmarks with weak hardware. It isn't rationale, it's a fact. An A15 architecture will out perform a non A15 architecture. That is from ARM, the inventor of mobile chips mouth, not mine.

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2361; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Most likely because they are going to try and offer the tablet at the $300 price range. If they offered the Snapdragon 800 processor then it would cost closer to $350 which would enter into the larger 10 inch tablet territory in terms of price range.

42. Ezzy123

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 08, 2011

Because when they tested it on here it started heating really quickly.

4. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Take that Samsung and Apple!!

13. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

The 8" screen size tablet war starts now. I think 7" will be no more. And yeah, LG beat them to it. Releases their tablet early. Now its time for Samsung and Apple to release theirs.

18. shennawew

Posts: 3; Member since: May 24, 2013

How about Galaxy Note 8.0? Or Galaxy Tab 3 8.0? Not a samsung fan, but samsung already released them before this LG Gpad

23. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The iPad Mini is 7.85", that's close enough isn't it? Especially when part of the screen real-estate isn't taken up by buttons?

5. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Is it me or most of its specs are almost the same as my LG Optimus G Pro?

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Is the back brushed aluminum? If so, it looks really nice. They should have done that for the G2.

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well it sure does look nice.

8. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

The black one looks sexy...

10. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Looking forward to a comparison between this and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

11. red_fox unregistered

I wish that LG front logo disappears, it kinda of ruining the design.

12. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Good hardware!!good one!!

14. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Got sd card or not ? 16gb is enough for apps and games but not for media

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Looks like Samsung 2 is making a move on Samsung's product line up.

17. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I hear ya dude... I too think Samsung and LG is the same "PERSON". Hehehe. +1 from me.

19. Patrik69

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

When are manufacturers going to learn the speakers go on the front of the device?

20. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

As much as we like them, sometimes there are design engineering restrictions with certain hardware component placements. This is a mid-ranged tablet at best.

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