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LG G Pad 8.3 (LGV500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 613 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and value for money. The portability and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative reviews about the camera and features. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the LG G Pad 8.3 (LGV500) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 93 user reviews of LG G Pad 8.3 (LGV500) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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LG G Pad 8.3 Review


After a rather successful re-entry in the high-end smartphone market, LG feels “ready” for the very challenging tablet market which is expected to grow by 30% every year as far as predictions go (2016). LG has studied people's usage pattern and […]

If you have more questions, or if I overlooked something that you would like to learn about, just drop a comment, and I’ll do my best to address your question while I still have the device with me. Also, you can tell us what you think since others will...

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LG G Pad 8.3 review: Good-value 8.3-inch Android (4.2) tablet


The G Pad 8.3 is a well-thought-out tablet. Some may find the software extras a bit much, but there's a lot of utility in there. The hardware spec, like the device as a whole, is good value for money.

Good build quality ; Good battery life ; Useful software extras ; Attractive price

Android 4.2 ; Moderate sound quality from stereo speakers

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LG G Pad 8.3 Review


LG's G Pad 8.3 is a high-powered 8-inch tablet with a boatload of features, but competing devices offer brighter displays and longer battery life.

Fast processor; Excellent multitasking capabilities; Doubles as a TV remote; Robust feature set

Dim display; Below-average battery life

LG's G Pad 8.3 is a high-powered 8-inch tablet with a boatload of features, but competing devices offer brighter displays and longer battery life.

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LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition


If you're an Android purist, you're going to love this Google Play edition of the LG G Pad 8.3. Nearly identical to the original in hardware, the major difference you'll find between the two versions comes down to the operating system and skin that you...

The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition features pure Android with a deeper Google Now integration, and receives the latest updates. It also has a sharp display, expandable memory, and runs a tad faster than its original LG counterpart.

The G Pad doesn't have the same elegant build-quality as Google's Nexus tablets, and this stock model lacks a few useful apps compared to the LG-skinned original.

Android purists will find Google's mid-sized LG G Pad 8.3 more compelling, but it's pricier than the model that's overlaid with LG's skin.

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LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition


The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is a boon for die-hard stock Android fans, but it's missing some of the features that made the original tablet compelling in the first place.

Runs stock Android. Slim and well-built. Solid performance. Sharp display

On the pricey side. Loses some useful LG features

The stock Android experience—the way Google intended—makes its first foray onto a non-Nexus tablet with the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition ($349.99 direct). Like the Galaxy S4, HTC One, and Sony Z Ultra, the G Pad 8.3 GPE strips away all of the...

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LG G Pad 8.3 review


Google's just another carrier, or at least that's what it'll tell you. Just as Verizon and AT&T customize every device they sell, with apps and services and robotic ringtones, Google's selling its own flavor of some of the most popular devices on the...

Thin, light design ; Great display

Inferior app ecosystem ; Occasionally stuttery performance ; Some ugly customizations to Android

It's Google's vision of Android versus LG's — and you get to pick

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LG G Pad 8.3 review: well-designed, but priced too high


LG tries. It tries for US relevance, but the company's product offerings -- usually its smartphones -- consistently lack the je ne sais quoi necessary to

Comfortable and stylish design ; Gorgeous high-res display ; Battery life on par with similar Android tablets

Uneven performance ; Glut of non-essential LG 'Q' apps ; Slightly expensive compared to rival tablets

LG's G Pad is a beautifully designed 8.3-inch tablet with an equally beautiful display. But its uneven performance combined with its relatively steep $350 price make rival Android tablets look like a steal.

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LG G Pad 8.3


Editors' Note, March 12, 2014: This review has been updated with analysis of the G Pad 8.3's 4G LTE data performance on Verizon Wireless.

The LG G Pad 8.3 has a crisp full-HD display, a fast quad-core processor, and expandable memory.

At $350, the Wi-Fi variant is steeply priced, and its design lacks a premium feel.

With its speedy and reliable performance, the LG G Pad 8.3 is a solid small-sized tablet, but for non-Verizon customers, the smoother and less expensive Google Nexus 7 is the better choice.

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LG G Pad 8.3 review: Couch surfer


Android slates are available in almost every screen diagonal under the sun, and LG had plenty of targets to aim for, planning their return to the tablet game. An 8.3-inch display looks like the right choice, considering how the scene has changed in the...

8.3" 16M-color WUXGA capacitive touchscreen; works with gloves, KnockOn to wake/sleep ; Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean; LG Optimus UI ; Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset ; 5 MP autofocus camera...

No network data version, Wi-Fi only ; Snapdragon 600 isn't the fastest chipset on the market anymore ; No NFC ; Camera quality is unimpressive ; QRemote app only supports TV's and set top boxes ; No Dual Screen Dual Play

The LG G Pad 8.3 is certainly one of the most compelling tablet choices on the market right now. It's among a special few to offer Full HD resolution on a sub-9" tablet, and has an excellent design to go with it. The lightweight and thin construction...

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LG G Pad 8.3 review


Eight inches is the perfect size for a tablet. We've been saying it ever since the first Galaxy Tab 8.9 impressed us back in 2011. It took two years of annoyingly bad designs to finally get us here, but 8 inches is now officially a size, and we...

Perfect 8-inch screen size ; Comfortable to hold ; MicroSD slot for extra storage ; Powerful processor ; Great all around tablet

More expensive than top competitors ; Rear speakers are muffled and tinny ; Like Samsung, LG clutters Android with too many apps ; Seams around screen are too flexible

At $350, the LG G Pad 8.3 is too expensive if stacked next to its top competitors, but if you have the money, it’s an absolutely fantastic tablet.

Product Specifications


Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi Touch

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.2 JellyBean


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Processor:Snapdragon 600
Processor Brand:QUALCOMM