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LG G Pad 8.3
LG G Pad 8.3
LG G Pad 8.3
LG G Pad 8.3
LG G Pad 8.3
LG G Pad 8.3

Informr score
The LG G Pad 8.3 currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 33 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Excellent display
  • Slim design
  • Good battery life

What's bad

  • Inconsistent performance
  • Overabundance of LG apps in UI
  • No 3G or 4G cellular data

The LG G Pad 8.3 is a mid-range, Android-powered tablet featuring an 8.3 inch, 1920x1200 resolution display, a quad-core, Snapdragon processor running at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard memory - expandable to 64GB, and dual-cameras. It's 8.3mm thick, with an exterior comprised of glass, plastic and brushed metal.

The 1920x1200 LCD IPS display generates 273 ppi, which is equal to the Nexus 7 and considerably higher than many competitors, including the iPad Mini (162 ppi), and the Galaxy Note 8.0 (189 ppi). Reviewers found the display to be very good, representing colors accurately and with no pixelation problems. “Certainly, you'll be pleased with the clarity of the G Pad's screen and the crispness of text and images,” Engadget said. And according to Phonearena, “LG's tablet manages to output some very clean and pixelization-free visuals.”

In addition to the Snapdragon 600 processor, the G Pad has a separate, Adreno 320 graphics chip, which means gamers will be able to enjoy their favorite titles. “We experienced very little slowdown or jerkiness in any of the games we tested, including the notoriously demanding Shadowgun,” according to Expertreviews.

The tablet features the same skin used on the LG G2 smartphone, which comes with a host of features, including Knock-On, which allows you to turn the tablet on by knocking on the screen, and QPair, which allows you to tether the tablet to your Android phone. While many reviewers found the LG UI useful, others found it distracting. According to The Verge, “LG’s taken Android and made it uglier and more cluttered.” (The LG G2 is also available in a Google Play edition, which is identical except that it comes with a stock Android OS).

Additional features include a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera with image stabilization, touch focus and face detection, stereo speakers, 3.5mm jack, and a non-removable Li-Po 4600 mAh battery.

Overall, reviewers gave a thumbs up to the LG G Pad. They were impressed with its display and found the design to be slim and comfortable. Techradar said, “ It's a great tablet which offers a wide array of features and a beautiful screen at a price which pips Apple's latest offering.”

Operating system
Operating system
1.7 GHz
1.7 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
4600 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Android Community
Android Community

The LG G Pad 8.3 LTE serves as a nice middle ground for those who want something between the 7 and 10 inch form factors. This one offers a bit more screen real estate and manages to keep things in a form factor that is still easy to hold with one hand. Not to mention, the display, day to day perfor...

- Robert Nelson, Android Community

The Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 is a good tablet with a few areas where users will need to accept tradeoffs for the lower price. The G Pad 8.3 is leaps and bounds above cheap Android tablets that shoppers will find in big box stores and places like Walmart, but it is not that much more expensive than those...

- Josh Smith, GottaBeMobile
Android Guys
Android Guys

I would recommend this device to anyone who either knows they want a tablet with its own data plan, or is opened to the idea of switching over. The G Pad 8.3 is a wonderful size, and it my opinion, a size that should have been common before 7 inch displays became popular. The device is plenty quick,...

- Tony McAfee, Android Guys

The LG G Pad 8.3 is arguably one of the best Android tablets available to date. It beats the Nexus 7 in most categories, has a beautiful and sleek design with a large 8.3-inch display while still being portable. It sounds good, looks great, and works wonderfully for almost all daily tablet tasks. Th...

- Cory Gunther, GottaBeMobile

The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is an excellent Android tablet. The hardware helps to set it apart from the saturated field of Android contenders, which are by and large, plastic and can often look cheap. The G Pad uses a combination of plastic with brushed aluminum, along with a rigid chassis...

- Sanjiv Sathiah, Macnn

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Screen Size

The LG G Pad 8.3's screen size is 8.3 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.7 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad core 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4600 mAh battery.

G Pad 8.3 Specs

Release Date October 17, 2013
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad core 1.7 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 1.02 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, White balance, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
VGA (640 x 480)+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 273 pixels
Size 8.3 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White, Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.7 x 12.6 x 0.8 cm (8.5 x 5 x 0.3 in)
Weight 338 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack Yes
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
DLNA Support: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Viewable document types: DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): LG V500
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