LG took quite a while to follow up with its second Android tablet offering. Even though 2011’s G-Slate could stand on its own two feet against the competition, it was ultimately a dud. LG went back to the drawing board and stayed there for a couple of years. Now the company is back with a new tablet, the LG G Pad 8.3. Not only is this is a powerful tablet that can oust some of the competition around it, but it’s a well-designed and sleek piece of hardware that will make it a great companion device to its latest flagship smartphone, the G2.
The G Pad 8.3 is positioning itself against the likes of the new Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, and Galaxy Tab devices, but it’s also squarely pitting itself against Apple’s iPad Mini. With a solid spec list, sleek design, and nice software features, the G Pad stands a chance to cause a stir in the smaller tablet market.
The popularity of larger tablets nearing the 10 inch mark has been slipping in favor 7-8 inch tablets for a while now. Not only are these tablet easier to hold, but many ship at a more affordable price point. The kicker here, however, is that the G Pad will ship at a price point that’s on par with a good chunk of 10 inch tablets (around $500). In this review, we’ll see if the G Pad can woo customers away from the competition, even with the high price tag.