7.7/10
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The LG G Pad 8.0 currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TrustedReviews

Like its larger sibling, the G Pad 10.1, the G Pad 8.0 has been forced to endure some compromises in order to hit its impressively low price point. The sluggish Snapdragon 400 chipset often struggles to keep up, and the overall experience is generally skittish.However, the low-res screen is less of...

- Damien McFerran, TrustedReviews
Notebookcheck

LG's G Pad 8.0 V480 is an 8-inch tablet where some compromises have to be made. Although the screen's resolution is high enough, some contenders have more to offer. Its performance is on par with many of its rivals, but they have been in the market for over one year now. The device could be a bit fa...

- Daniel Schmidt, Notebookcheck


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Screen Size
8"

The LG G Pad 8.0's screen size is 8 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Update Available: 5.0 Lollipop) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

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

Battery
4200mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4200 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are minutes.

G Pad 8.0 Specs

Overview
Release date July 31, 2014
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Update Available: 5.0 Lollipop)

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Secondary OS No
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 0.497 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4200 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 (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.1 x 12.4 x 1.0 cm (8.3 x 4.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 342 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Geotagging, Panorama, Self-timer, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG V480

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TrustedReviews

Underpowered compared to other Android tablets

from TrustedReviews

Like its larger sibling, the G Pad 10.1, the G Pad 8.0 has been forced to endure some compromises in order to hit its impressively low price point. The sluggish Snapdragon 400 chipset often struggles to keep up, and the overall experience is generally skittish.

However, the low-res screen is less of an issue on this model as the display size is smaller, making those blocky pixels less obvious. It's also impossible to deny that LG has done an excellent job with its customisation of the Android OS – the features it's introduced are genuinely useful, and the minor cosmetic changes deliver a look which is just as pleasant as stock Android, if not more so...

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Like its larger sibling, the G Pad 10.1, the G Pad 8.0 has been forced to endure some compromises in order to hit its impressively low price point. The sluggish Snapdragon 400 chipset often struggles to keep up, and the overall experience is generally skittish.

However, the low-res screen is less of an issue on this model as the display size is smaller, making those blocky pixels less obvious. It's also impossible to deny that LG has done an excellent job with its customisation of the Android OS – the features it's introduced are genuinely useful, and the minor cosmetic changes deliver a look which is just as pleasant as stock Android, if not more so.

The G Pad 8.0 won't satisfy the needs of seasoned tablet aficionados, and is arguably better suited to newcomers or younger users, but for the price, it's still worth a look if you're shopping on a tight budget.

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Notebookcheck

Might satisfy buyers looking for a tablet for home use

from Notebookcheck

LG's G Pad 8.0 V480 is an 8-inch tablet where some compromises have to be made. Although the screen's resolution is high enough, some contenders have more to offer. Its performance is on par with many of its rivals, but they have been in the market for over one year now. The device could be a bit faster for its price of 199 Euros (~$253), and there is room for improvement particularly in the graphics performance. However, LG's tablet uses an up-to-date version of Google's Android and comes with some software bonuses that facilitate use considerably...

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LG's G Pad 8.0 V480 is an 8-inch tablet where some compromises have to be made. Although the screen's resolution is high enough, some contenders have more to offer. Its performance is on par with many of its rivals, but they have been in the market for over one year now. The device could be a bit faster for its price of 199 Euros (~$253), and there is room for improvement particularly in the graphics performance. However, LG's tablet uses an up-to-date version of Google's Android and comes with some software bonuses that facilitate use considerably.

A big plus is found in the G Pad 8.0's outstanding battery life, which is only surpassed by the MediaPad M1. The highly reflective screen does not help make the review sample the perfect outdoor companion either. Also, the speakers are certainly not the best of their kind.

The G Pad might satisfy buyers looking for a tablet for home use. The performance is absolutely sufficient for communication apps, Internet, and watching videos. Only gamers should definitely keep their hands off this tablet. 

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