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

0. phoneArena posted on 01 Sep 2013, 00:26

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 resolution of 1920 x 1200 resolution (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...

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posted on 02 Sep 2013, 17:29

40. Patrik69 (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)

We'll just have to agree to disagree... Mid-Range? I don't think you'll find many tablets with a Snapdragon 600 processor. Not even Sony's tablet has one. This is the highest specced tablet I've seen. And putting speakers on the front isn't a huge design challenge. Samsung, Blackberry, and HTC have done it. And if cell phones have an earpiece speaker and microphone at the other end well it doesn't take much engineering to replace those with tiny little speakers.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 08:26

21. cR203 (Posts: 204; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)

Wow. The design looks great. I like the way they designed the bezels. I may actually consider buying this. This is a very solid tablet from lg with a great design and great specs. They should've gave the camera a flash though.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 09:27

22. amn70 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

From the pictures I am not seeing any indication of an SD card slot. The side and bottom edges don't appear to have any. Possibly on the top edge which isn't shown. I like the stereo speakers though I wish they would've put them on the front. There is plenty of bezel for them on the left and right side when the tablet is held in landscape. LG missed the mark on that one.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 10:18

24. DONUT (Posts: 433; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

nice looking device. i guess how well it does would really depend on its pricing. if it was as overpriced as the previous LG Optimus Pad, i highly doubt this would be a success. it has the potential to be a hit tho

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 10:23 1

25. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

That looks like it would make a really nice design for a phone. They should have used this design for the G2, I would have bought it for sure.

Looks very similar to the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Galaxy S variant with the metal back, I think it was the Rogers version.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 10:24

26. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

reminds me of the HTC EVO tablet from a couple of years ago.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 10:37

28. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Looks like a modernized version of this. I like it, looks great but the aluminum in the tab 7.7 and iPads do not help in any way shape or form. Just makes the tablet heat up quickly inside your car on a sunny day.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 12:14

29. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

That is a nice looking Samsung Galaxy Mega.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 16:26

30. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)

Like it, just make 2mp front camera, 'coz my olds and my daughter love Skype!

My favorite tablet design is Motorola 8" which is xclusive to verison, hoping moto will make a variant of it with full hd display and optimize battery.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 20:09

31. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Make a windows 8 pro tab, than ill buy :-)

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 22:41 1

33. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

This tablet still looks like a very large smartphone as all of them do that are 7 to 8 inches. They all look long and narrow. Only both of the iPads have a much better design. More screen space. On't want an iPad , but guess I will need to get one and stop waiting on the androids and windows tablets as their designs are off kilter.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:19

39. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


You are not kidding.

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