We recently reviewed Archos’s 8 inch tablet, and have realized that the 8″ tablet size is actually not a bad screen to have. Yes, you may not have a wide-screen to watch movies on, but the square-ish format does help you do work a lot more. LG obviously believe in this theory, and so after the massive success of LG G2, they have jumped back into the tablet market with the LG G Pad8.3.
The market doesn’t actually have many high grade tablets of this screen size, so LG’s plan is to capitalize on it and fill in a gap by offering you the best specs possible. So this is the only 8″ tablet on the market that offers a full HD resolution, as well as high level specs.
In an interesting move, LG have granted exclusivity to Micro P, who will be selling this in the UK, at a price of £259. This also puts this perfectly in time for Christmas, and the price range puts it happily next to the various 7″ competitors out there. This will be available from the end of October.
“The introduction of the LG G Pad 8.3 is another great step in design and technology from LG and shows that the G Series is going from strength to strength,” said Andy Coughlin, Head of Mobile for LG UK. “Just like the LG G2, the G Pad 8.3 delivers cutting-edge technology in a slim and sleek form, and is just the product for our re-entry into the UK tablet market.”
So what does this offer?
First of all, the weight is set at 338 gm, keeping it very light, and the size makes it manageable to hold and keeps it portable. A powerful 1.7 GHz Quad Core processor powers this, while the 1920×1200 display offers you 273 ppi. You get it with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of memory. A 4600 mAh battery also gives you plenty of juice.
What’s more, the unique QPair app from LG also allows you to make/receive calls and texts using this tablet, when it is paired with other smartphones.
Will this be able to cause some interest before Christmas, and dent a market full of iPads and the Nexus 7? Time will tell!
· Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
· Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
· Memory: 16GB eMMC
· RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
· 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
· Colours: Black / White