LG G Pad III 8.0 is a new, affordable Android Marshmallow tablet, out now in Canada

LG G Pad III 8.0 is a new, affordable Android Marshmallow tablet, out now in Canada
LG recently released a new Android tablet that comes to succeed the G Pad II 8.0 of 2015, and is unsurprisingly called LG G Pad III 8.0. The new device is currently available only in Canada (via Rogers and Fido), and it's also been announced in South Korea - LG's home country.

Compared to the G Pad II 8.0, the G Pad III 8.0 brings plenty of improvements, starting with the display, which is now an 8-inch one with 1200 x 1920 pixels, instead of the rather low-res 8-inch, 800 x 1280 pixels screen of the older tablet. The G Pad III 8.0 also packs a more powerful processor - an octa-core Snapdragon 617 - more RAM (2 GB), and a beefed up 4800 mAh battery. Furthermore, customers are getting LTE connectivity, 5 MP cameras, and a full size USB port. The new slate measures 210.7 x 124.1 x 7.9 mm, weighs 309 grams, and offers 16 GB of expandable storage space. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is pre-installed, including a Reader Mode - which "can reduce eye fatigue by filtering blue light simply in one-click."

In Canada, both Rogers and Fido are selling the LG G Pad III 8.0 for $240 CAD (about $184 USD) off contract. We wouldn't be surprised to see LG launching the new device in the US for $200. What do you say, is this a tablet that you'd consider buying?


sources: Rogers, Fido, LG Korea via Mobile Syrup

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24 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh, just another bastardized tablet...would rather get the Surface Pro 1 for that price: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Surface-Pro-1-128GB-Wi-Fi-10-6in-/131774796639?hash=item1eae63d35f:g:510AAOSwAvJW-VaZ Or a Dell Venue 8 Pro with active digitzer support for similar price.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7007; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You forget that Android has more apps than Windows for tablets. 100% a fact. Plus all of Microsoft's apps work on Android. Not to mention all the other apps.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7007; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You are also forgetting that this tablet also comes with LTE for a low price.

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"You forget that Android has more apps than Windows for tablets." You forget the Windows Store has more tablet optimized apps than the Play Store instead of just stretched phone apps, and any Windows Tablet easily and smoothly runs them Android apps via an emulator like AMI DuOS, if you so desire such apps: http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1M7ypqh "Plus all of Microsoft's apps work on Android." Dumbed-down versions of them, but you wouldn't even be looking for such on this device, it'll most likely be just a companion device to your Laptop for consumption tasks. "You are also forgetting that this tablet also comes with LTE for a low price." You still need a carrier plan to make use of the LTE, so, that's another monthly bill. Regardless, if you need such, you could just ask the Carrier for an LTE stick instead of asking for another SIM card when you go to their store, you'll have to make the trip to the carrier's store either way.

12. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

You forget that just because you're a Windows fan that doesn't mean everyone else is. You also forget that 99.9% of users don't even care about emulators. You also forget that 99.9% of users would rather a sim card over an LTE stick. Also, 99.9% of users wouldn't even know to ask for an LTE stick. And the biggest of all: You forget that 99.9% of users don't care about Windows on mobile devices.

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"You forget that just because you're a Windows fan that doesn't mean everyone else is." You don't need to be a fan to realize the uses of a product... "You also forget that 99.9% of users don't even care about emulators. " Nor would they care about those many more phone apps on the Play Store... "You also forget that 99.9% of users would rather a sim card over an LTE stick. Also, 99.9% of users wouldn't even know to ask for an LTE stick." And most wouldn't even care about LTE in their tablet, they get that from sharing their smartphone data. "And the biggest of all: You forget that 99.9% of users don't care about Windows on mobile devices." They sure care more about Windows on Tablets than they do Android, that's part of why Samsung has switched it's Galaxy Tab Pro line to Windows and devices like the Surface continue to rise in sales while meh ARM tablets drop. Android in Tablets is like Windows in Smartphones; half-baked and underwhelming.

17. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Except that no one cares about the uses of Windows products except Windows fans like you. Except that users do care about apps. Just not emulators. But users do care about LTE on their tablets. Sans smartphones. Windows on tablets isn't rising that fast. That's wishful thinking on your part. And Android tablets out sell Windows tablets. Samsung is only switching to Windows as part of a deal with Microsoft so they won't get sued. Even Microsoft sees how horrible Windows on mobile is. That's why they went so hard at Google and Android. That Android money is what props up the ever so swiftly failing Windows on mobile.

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Except that no one cares about the uses of Windows products except Windows fans like you." Really? You're now calling 90% of Laptop/Desktop PC users no one? Your fanboyism is really showing... "Except that users do care about apps. Just not emulators. " Except they wouldn't be missing the experience of those stretched phone apps on their tablet. "But users do care about LTE on their tablets. Sans smartphones." Statistics show it's mostly just the WiFi version of tablets that users buy: http://www.androidauthority.com/tablet-wifi-65980/ So, most people caring for LTE in their tablet is just your wishful thinking. "Windows on tablets isn't rising that fast" Sure, keep dreaming and telling yourself that while headlines and statistics keep proving you wrong, it's clear who's the wishful thinker here: http://betanews.com/2016/03/08/microsoft-surface-detachable-tablet-sales-windows/ http://www.phonearena.com/news/Microsoft-Surface-Pro-outsells-Apple-iPad-Pro-better-than-2-to-1-in-U.K.-enterprise-during-Q1_id81441 Feel free to wake up from that droid dream and take the red pill whenever you're ready.

19. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

So is yours. While Windows may be king on desktop, it's absolute sh*t in mobile. Stop trying to get people to like the same garbage you like. You forget that the average consumer who buys tablets DOESN'T CARE. I know it's hard for you but do try and keep up. Statistics also show that users who do choose LTE on their tablets, do so by sim, not by LTE stick. Enterprise isn't average consumer and the UK isn't world wide. World Wide Windows isn't winning anywhere except on desktop. They may win a few battles but are getting slaughtered in the war. Feel free to wake up from that Windows fever dream snd realize that Windows on mobile is as dead as the corny avatar you chose for your profile pic.

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"So is yours. While Windows may be king on desktop, it's absolute sh*t in mobile. Stop trying to get people to like the same garbage you like. " Who's talking mobile phones here? I'm talking tablets. Stop impotently trying to equate that garbage experience android offers on tablets to the experience it offers on the Smartphone, and take your own advice. "You forget that the average consumer who buys tablets DOESN'T CARE." You also forget the average consumer doesn't care about all those apps when they still have access to full desktop programs. "Statistics also show that users who do choose LTE on their tablets, do so by sim, not by LTE stick." They'll have to give a f*ck about LTE on their tablet first to do that, and 90% don't. "Enterprise isn't average consumer and the UK isn't world wide. World Wide Windows isn't winning anywhere except on desktop. They may win a few battles but are getting slaughtered in the war." Hahaha, you blind? No wonder...FYI, the first link was talking world-wide sales, but I realize it broke your heart realizing how long you've been living under that rock taking the blue pill. As desperate as you may be to make android relevant in the tablet space, in reality, it just remains the same half-baked and underwhelming experience Windows on smartphones currently is. Deal with it.

22. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

I don't click links posted by the @sshats like you here. Who knows what they lead to? No one is reading that dissertation you just wrote. The gist of it is, I'm sure, is "blah blah blah Windows blah blah blah it's insignificant blah blah blah and you're insignificant too". As desperate as you are to try to make Windows relevant in any space outside of desktops, it ain't happening. Live with your mediocre OS of choice. It complements your own mediocrity.

24. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hahaha, now the asinine numbskull is just giving excuses to stay ignoramus, simply priceless idiocracy...not even gonna bother reading past the first paragraph.

25. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

You just described yourself in a nutshell. Amazing insight you have there.

2. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

It's a shame most companies have given up on Android tablets.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Actually no because Android sucks on tablets

5. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

I wouldn't say it sucks, but it definitely isn't as good as the iPad in terms of app support. I only really use my iPad for web browsing and watching youtube videos, so an Android tablet would be more than suitable for my needs.

6. anglosaxonengland

Posts: 64; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Kinda agree, seeing that Android tablets have still yet to come out with actual tablet apps, Android on tablet is more like Windows Phone is for smartphone. I wouldn't personally use most of those apps seeing that I'd get a better experience with the web based one.

15. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Ppl gave up on tablets, thats why the companies gave up. Even iPad sales are dropping from year to year. It was a short hype, until ppl realised, it would be nice to have keyboard, when having it on the lap or as a stand while cooking etc.

4. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I would consider buying it ,I think for the price it is very nice tablet from a good company

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

cant LG make low end phone with that SD617, 2GB RAM, 720p screen, and 16GB storage at that price? it'll nice competitor for redmi 3, and motoG4

14. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

240 on select data plans, not outright .. Otherwise it would be quite a deal.

16. Katmeat

Posts: 2; Member since: May 31, 2016

I, for one, love the form factor on these LG Gpads, so I am glad to see them improve it marginally. I have had both the 1st and 2nd generation Gpads, and currently use the Verizon version on a daily basis, while my much more powerful Samsung 10" tablet hasn't been used in months. These 8 or 8.3 inch Gpads handle and read much like a paperback book and are extremely comfortable to carry and use. I have no need for gaming, just email and web browsing, so they are powerful enough, though I would love a 32GB version. I would like to find a more powerful state of the art 8" tablet w LTE using the same form factor, but no luck so far. I will look forward to this upgrade.

21. raywonder

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 11, 2016

You're looking for the Galaxy Tab S 8.0 no?

23. Katmeat

Posts: 2; Member since: May 31, 2016

Thanks. While a fine piece of hardware, it has been supplanted by the S2, with Samsung moving to the 4:3 aspect ratio matching the iPad. Verizon no longer offers the Tab S, only a down market Tab E with lower specs than the Gpad.

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