LG is aiming right at the new Google Nexus 7 with their G Pad tablet in terms of specs, and if the latest reports are accurate it sounds like they’ll do the same with the price. After announcing their first tablet in years, the LG G Pad 8.3 earlier this month with no details on a price, today we’re hearing the impressive well-rounded Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean tablet might launch for just $299.

The Nexus 7 has a lot going for it, but so does the brand new LG G Pad. Continuing their roll with the G2 smartphone, the G Pad comes with an 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 full HD display (higher than 1080p) and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor. It isn’t the 800 like their LG G2 smartphone, but the tablet still gets 2GB of RAM, blazing fast performance, and most likely that small cut was to hit the precious price point we mentioned.

As a reminder, the Nexus 7 has the older Snapdragon S4 Pro at 1.5 GHz which many assumed Google chose to keep the price down. However, LG’s rocking the 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 to add a little boost to performance. Add to that dual cameras, 16GB of storage, micro-SD, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. For full details on their new slate check out our LG G Pad 8.3 hands-on.

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Our own Chris Davies was extremely pleased with the new 8.3-inch device. Thanks to having extremely thin bezels, an aluminum design, and a beautiful screen he was overly impressed. And came away enjoying it more than the Nexus 7.

With a stunning design and impressive specs that top the Nexus 7, if LG can manage to launch the G Pad 8.3 here in the US for the rumored $299 price point they’ll have a real winner here. Of course it isn’t a Nexus device, but everything else is impressive. That, and it’ll give the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series a run for their money.

We’re still waiting for official details from LG on a price and exact dates, so stay tuned and we’ll update once we know more.


  • Anotherworld

    MicroSD card baby YES=FUCK YOU GOOGLE

  • Zoid

    LOOKS SWEET!!! Can’t Wait to get my hands on one of these babies. I’d be willing to pay a little more for these options.

  • Ugslick

    Wow that would be a great price point. LG may have a real winner here, with a strong reentry in to the tablet market.

  • phonehater

    LG could have put speakers in front where they should be ( like HTC One ). If they spent so much time studying how big peoples hands are they could have figured also where the ears are placed on human body. And if they made it at least 3g Connectable through its own SIM card ( not another smartphones’) they would have made an absolute winner.
    This is HTC’ chance to finally come up with the perfect 8 inch tablet.

    • Richard

      There is always a Titt to moan about something. Dont buy it then if you have a problem with it!!!!

      • phonehater

        I won’t buy it. I will wait until it’s done right. And it will be very soon believe me. I have enough of these gadgets that are done half way.And it will not be an Apple or Google nexus. HTC will come out with the perfect device.

    • Ugslick

      They do have an LTE version (which will run off it’s own SIM I presume) The Qpair is pretty sick though. I don’t want to spend money on a data plan for a tablet, but I would love keeping my phone in my pocket and texting etc from the tablet!

      If I can also send texts etc that would be sick, instead of just replying to notifications.

      • phonehater

        Not all of us live in US where one is locked in a two year contract. Anywhere else in the world one can buy a cheap ( 5-6 $ monthly plan ) to access the web. We can buy this devices unlocked. I only hope you’re right about the LTE. Have not heard about it.
        I think LG would like to sell us the tablet plus the phone. I don’t want any phones. I use 10 yrs pld phone to make phone calls.

  • marclee

    I love the size but I also want stock android and the fastest update….

    • sk8rat

      Cyanogen would be an easy fix. At least that’s what I’ll probly do.

  • G0dr4y

    Finally some smaller tablet with decent specs. I don’t understand what other manufacturers are thinking, is there some strange philosophy at work, releasing tablets with shameful specifications, Samsung that is. I would totally buy LG G pad over Nexus 7 if only they could keep up with android updates.

    • sk8rat

      I think Samsung finally understood with the note 10.1 for 2014 that they needed to beef up their tablet specs. Now to get them to ditch the plastic.

  • Look at this little pad than the Z Utra really can not keep up its design. I still like the design of Z over G

  • melvin

    currently have tab 3 8.0.. daughter has old tablet. Selling hers, given her my tab and I’ll get this one. .:)

  • Espen Flagtvedt Olsen

    If I may say, the nexus 7 really got a Snapdragon 600, but it’s underclocked for reasons like battery life.

  • Stantus Sidious

    I highly doubt it will retail for $299. It will release in Korea for 550,000 Won or around $510 USD. Even taking the exchange rate into consideration, It will still be considerably more than the Sammy Tab 3 8.0 and the Ipad mini. Might not be a deal breaker though, depends when it makes it to the US.