LG G Tablets: My Thoughts and Impressions

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LG G Tablets: My Thoughts and ImpressionsHi guys, welcome back!

Similar just like Motorola with its Xoom tablet, LG is also the other smartphone manufacturer that used to have its own homemade tablet available on the market in the past.

And LG’s first tablet was LG G-Slate which was exclusively sold only on T-Mobile (and that’s why LG called this tablet as T-Mobile LG G-Slate).

However, unlike Motorola that doesn’t get involved anymore in tablet-making business (at least, for now), LG is the other way around.

Besides T-Mobile LG G-Slate, this Korean-based manufacturer interestingly also has one other tablet – an impressive one – that actually just launched last year.

And that was LG G Pad, an 8.3-inch display sporting a full HD resolution and powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor, coupled with Adreno 320 GPU.

This really contradicts with LG’s previous-gen tablet that was only powered by Tegra 2 dual-core processor with 720p display, which of course is not on par anymore with other tablets on today’s tablet market

Well, if you’re interested to get to know more about these 2 LG’s tablets, as well as their gaming performance, then here in this blog post, i’m gonna make some quick reviews of both tablets.

But of course, i’ll only put the focus mostly on the gaming performance and overall specs of these devices.

T-Mobile LG G-Slate

This LG G-Slate may not be available anymore around the market right now – given LG’s decision to stop the production of this device -, however, as a 2011-released tablet, i think there are still some parts to be liked from this device.

First of all, in terms of performance, this tablet will be more than capable to deliver a fast and smooth performance to the users.

And that’s thanks to its Tegra 2 dual-core processor inside this tablet, along with the 8-core of GeForce ULP GPU found on that processor.

Not to mention, the Tegra 2 processor of this tablet is not tasked with such a heavy burden because it only has to execute a 720p resolution on 8.9-inch display – which is a good match for this processor, if not perfect.

As a gaming tablet, LG G-Slate actually can be a great one for that matter.

And that’s because its Tegra 2 processor, as well as its 8-core GPU, is more than adequate to handle any games – of course the older ones released around 2011 or before that year – all in buttery smooth performance and plus, in full graphics.

So basically, with this tablet, you can play games like Modern Combat 1, Need for Speed SHIFT or Undercover, ShadowGun, Samurai Showdown, NOVA 1, Asphalt 5 and many other older 3D games released in the past, as well as other 2D casual games of course – like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, etc.

Besides pretty good as gaming, there are also many other things to be liked from this device – like:
  • its 3G cellular connectivity,
  • its microSD card slot for up to 32GB,
  • its 32GB Internal storage,
  • its rear-facing 5MP camera that has LED flash,
  • along with the 2MP camera on the front
  • and an impressive battery life – ensuring around 273 hours of standby mode and 9 hours 20 minutes for talk time, according to GSMarena.

But of course, compared to other 8 to 9-inch tablets out there on the market right now, then it's really obvious that LG G-Slate is not on par anymore with its rivals.

So if you’re planning to buy this tablet in the near future (which i highly doubt that), i strongly suggest you to switch to other LG’s tablet, like the one i’m going to show next.

LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet

Compared to the predecessor, this latest-gen LG’s tablet brings many upgrades here and there on the hardware.

And this is not so surprising because if LG wants to compete with the likes of iPad mini with Retina Display, Samsung GALAXY tablets and other 8-inch rivals on the market, then it’s a must for this Korean-based manufacturer to equip this sequel tablet with the specs that are considered as the best on the market.

And that’s what exactly happens on this LG G Pad 8.3.

As the name of this tablet implies, LG G Pad 8.3 features:
  • an 8.3-inch display sporting the full HD 1920x1200 pixel display,
  • a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with the clock speed of 1.7GHz,
  • Adreno 320 GPU,
  • 2GB of RAM,
  • 5MP and 1.3MP cameras back and front, Android 4.2.2 out of the box and 4600mAh power battery to keep its engine going. Overall, this tablet is still on par with other 8-inch rivals on the market.
However, of course, compared to the tablets from Samsung – which use some highest-grade specs like 2.5K display, 2GB of RAM, etc -, this LG G Pad 8.3 may not have much to say especially in terms of performance.

But even so, LG G Pad 8.3 is still a decent quality tablet with really rich features and contents on its UI. And that’s what LG really wants to offer to tablet shoppers out there.

As a gaming device, this LG G Pad 8.3 will also be amazing for that matter.

And that’s because Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 320 GPU are more than adequate to handle any games that you see today on the market – even the latest and most graphically demanding titles like Asphalt 8: Airborne, Need for Speed Most Wanted, GTA Vice City, NOVA 3, Modern Combat 4 and 5, and many other games released this year.

However, of course – similar just like Google Nexus 7 (2013 edition) -, this LG G Pad 8.3 might suffer a lot when playing GTA San Andreas especially in full highest graphics and resolution.

Well, that’s all for now about LG tablets. But don't worry, i’ll be updating this blog post with other tablets from LG especially if this company finally releases the next-gen tablets in the future.

So if you’re interested to know more about LG's future tablets, be sure to stick around to this page (or probably bookmark it) for further updates.

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