LG G Pad 8.3 official with full HD display


Just a few days ago we were teased with an official video about the unannounced LG G Pad 8.3. Now, we’ve got the official announcement to go along. LG has issued a press release about the 8.3 inch tablet which will debut at IFA in Germany next month.

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LG is touting the G Pad 8.3 as tablet small enough for one-handed operation but with premium features usually reserved for larger tablets, like an HD screen with 1920 x 1200 WUXGA resolution and 1.7GHz quad core processor.

The “G Pad” name fits in nicely with LG’s other premium “G” offerings, including the LG G2 and LG G Pro smartphones. And don’t forget about the upcoming LG G TV that, while unannounced, could possibly find it’s way to shelves later this year.

Aside from the presumably stunning screen, the LG G Pad 8.3 comes with 16GB of memory, 2GB RAM, 5MP camera, and 1.3MP front-facing camera. The 4600 mAh battery should hold up nicely running Android Jellybean 4.2.2, and all that is jammed into a frame that ways only 338g. LG compared that to being “lighter than a newspaper”, but we were unable to find someone who has recently read a newspaper to confirm this claim.

Here are the full specs provided by LG:

  • Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm? Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
  • Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
  • Memory: 16GB eMMC
  • Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 4,600mAh
  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 338g
  • Colors: Black / White

lg-g-pad-8.3-3 The G Pad will also come with QPair, that with an app, will allow you to view phone calls and messages on your tablet when properly paired with your Android Phone. This will work with other Android Phones besides those made from LG.

Another feature, called “KnockON” will allow users to turn the device on and off by simply tapping the screen twice. This sounds dangerous to me, in terms of accidentally turning the device on and off accidentally.

We’ll have to wait until IFA in Berlin to test out the G Pad and see if the hardware and software align with LG’s premium positioning. But from a quick glance at the specs, does the LG G Pad seem like a device worth your dollars?

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  1. The price would have to be below $350 for me to consider this, especially with the new Nexus 7 undermining the profits of every other tablet manufacturer…

    1. I’ve been timid about buying one especially after hearing the multi touch issue. I think it’s only solved for some…

      1. I have a non buggy 2013 model and I see no reason whatsoever to every buy any other tablet until this one no longer gets upgrades

        1. I’ve been heavily considering it because (lets be honest) the original one sucks. At least, my N4 makes the original N7 feel like it’s dragging 100 pounds with it during every computation.

        2. Same thing for me : flawless Nexus7 and very pleased with the experience for the price. I’m waiting for my OTG USB adapters (one of the main reasons for me to get an Android tablet). I will keep my iPad Mini though, because the screen is much bigger, apps are better and the overall touch experience is still unmatched. I would like to have one tablet with each world’s advantages !!

    2. I’m right there with you. I have the nexus 7, but 7″ is slightly too small for a tablet in a 5″ smartphone world. I’d get the galaxy tab 3 at$300 which is 8″, but it has a lower resolution, so I’m passing on that. If the LG tablet is $300 – $329 range, I’ll be selling my nexus 7. I typically say, once you go nexus, you never go back. But lg did well with the nexus 4, so I’m willing to give them a shot.

      Oh and the qpair feature might turn out to be this tablet’s killer feature. I hate fumbling my nexus 4 and nexus 7 trying as text messages come in.

  2. hmm My current tablet has 16gb of storage and its getting kind of full hopefully this has either a 32gb version or a MicroSD slot. My Nook Tablet 16gb has a micro sd slot and I have an extra 16gb card in there I do believe, would have to double check that and its about half full itself.

  3. Depending on the price, this will be hard to sell when compared to the new Nexus 7… in terms of raw specs, this is more powerful in some departments, but of course, that doesn’t make it a better device.

    I can say from experience that the new Nexus will be hard to beat. It really is a brilliant device.

    1. The nitty stuff will make the difference between the Nexus 7 2.0 and this device if it is $250-$300. The SD card guys would go with the LG one if it has one. If someone cares about a camera on a tablet(some might), then the LG one is better. The screen size is a plus as well. Toss up for people if the price is good. If it is priced with the Note 8.0, forget this device. The Nexus 7 2.0 is the best way to go if that’s the case.

      1. “The SD card guys would go with the LG one if it has one.”

        Lovely thing if it does have one. Blasted SD support… Aint hurt nobody man. It’s a beautiful option for consumers.

        1. I agree my man.

    2. The slightly larger screen will make this tablet and easy sell for me if it’s between $300 and $329. I have the new nexus 7, and while it really does seam to work flawlessly, I feel that it’s too small for a tablet in a 5″ smartphone world. Also, qpair seems to be a really cool feature.

  4. no mention of SD card slot?

    1. Ugh!!!

      1. Memes aren’t funny.

        1. o_0

          1. I can’t tell whether you’re in agreement with me or not.

        2. Really?

          1. Just because I hate memes doesn’t at all imply I’m trying to be rebellious.

          2. Go home troll.

  5. Interesting…

  6. DAT bezel doe , it looks like a giant optimus G2 but still sexy. What will make this tablet though will be the pricing, too high = DOA, Low = excellent sales. Based on everyone else’s prices I would guess this to start at 300-350$

  7. I’d definitely love to get this…considering its not more than, say $350 ish. I’m not worried about comparing it to the new N7, I bought one of those and returned it 2 days later. Very unimpressed all around and the “beautiful” screen, which really is great for books and web browsing, sucks for watching videos unless they are of the highest resolution possible. Most videos looked grainy and pixelated which was a huge disappointment. The larger screen size of the G Pad, while not being too big, is very attractive. I like how it looks like a huge phone.

  8. Nice to see some weekend news.They really need to stop with 16 GB’s already 32 minimum.

  9. ill place my bet at $350. More then samsung tab 3 8.0 but less then there note 8.0

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      I’ve been heavily considering it because (lets be honest) the original one sucks. At least, my N4 makes the original N7 feel like it’s dragging 100 pounds with it during every computation.

  10. “and all that is jammed into a frame that ways only 338g.”

    It’s “weighs” not “ways” :)

    1. Hey, it’s a holiday weekend, but yeah that’s pretty sloppy there.

  11. No stylus?

  12. Only if this has the same price as the new Nexus 7…

    1. Another tablet to launch this month worth considering is the Pipo M7 Pro($255) – which packs in a solid device with an impressive price and compares to the new Nexus 7, while featuring a much larger 8.9″ 1900X1200 PLS display(Samsung brand), along with Quad Core performance, with a Rockchip 3188/1.6 GHz processor / 2GB Ram — which handles most tablet needs quite well, including 3D gaming; and also offers built-in GPS navigation, MicroSD memory, premium dual speakers, a 6300 mAh battery, Dual WiFi (2.4/5.0 GHz), Bluetooth, Dual Cameras, and the option to use standard Android 4.2.2 O/S or a user-friendly Windows style interface; and a 3G HSPA+ edition is also available for slightly more.

      One source to feature this new device is T ab l e t S p r i n t — which has complete specs of the Pipo M7 Pro — as well as details of a few other new models worth reviewing to be released later this month —

      1. Major shill, go away,

        1. I bought a Pipo M6 and the performance is great on these models

          1. Maybe it’s your “low expectation” of the product made you think it was a good run for the money.

        2. LOL, yeah this clown was pimping the same tablet over on Android Central. Really, companies… blogs are not your damn marketing department.

      2. I stopped reading at at Rockchip… lol

    2. Anyone who wants a quality Android tablet needs options besides Samsung.

      Asus has only been able to sell the N7 by making them cheaply, with substandard parts. The Tegra 3 is slow at basic functions. Even Chrome is slow on my N7. My two year old Tab 10.1 runs Chrome easier. The massive touch screen and GPS problems of the second N7 shows how little Asus cares for it’s customers.

      1. I have a 10.1 and it so slow compared to nexus 7 stop trolling

      2. Those issues were solved within the same week that they were announced

      3. My old Galaxy tab 10.1 runs ultra sluggish.

  13. Yawn?

  14. It looks similar to ipad mini but with great specs …it ‘ll b pricey. 300 dollar range I am guessing but it may be worth it less bezel more.screen looks sleek light weight but probably faster than ipad mini..Android is so versatile..

    1. It doesn’t look anything like a damn ipad mini lol.

  15. Tablets actually needs a bezel to hold on to. Just imagine holding this in portrait… that would be a pain not to touch the screen.

  16. SD card slot please.

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