October 18, 2013

Back at IFA we had a chance to briefly get our hands on the LG G Pad 8.3, and overall we found ourselves reasonably impressed by what LG had to offer. Of course, you can only learn so much about a tablet in such a brief amount of time. Luckily we now have a review unit of the G Pad on hand and can dive in a bit deeper.

An official review is coming down the pipe-line in the near future, but for now we’ll start by taking LG’s latest tablet out of the box. As you can see in the video above, the LG G Pad 8.3 is an absolutely gorgeous-looking tablet with a premium aluminum clad back. It also has a large 8.3-inch display, while still being fairly easy to hold with one hand – even if our very own Josh Vergara did note that the tablet is a bit on the hefty side at 338 grams.

The LG G Pad 8.3 also features impressive specs for a smaller-sized tablet, with a Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB RAM, an 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 LCD display, a 4,600 mAh battery, a 5MP main cam and a 1.3MP front cam. In terms of software, the tablet has some pretty cool special features such as ‘Q Pair’ which allows you to easily sync notifications, memos and alerts from your phone over to the G Pad.

If you think that the G Pad 8.3 might be right up your alley, you can pick up the tablet for $349.99 via Best Buy in the U.S., and it should soon being making its way to select retailers in other markets across the globe.

To learn more about the LG G Pad, be sure to check out our previous coverage. As already mentioned, we’ll also be bringing you a full review soon – so stay tuned to Android Authority!

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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