LG launches LG G Pad 10.1, biggest tablet in the series

July 7, 2014
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Fresh from the success of the highly-regarded LG G3, the Korean OEM is finally rolling out its G Pad 10.1, the biggest tablet in their G Pad series, to the global market. Positioning itself as the middle ground between entry level and high-end tablets, it basically has the same features that the LG G3 is being praised for, but of course with some additions because of the larger screen and tablet functions.

However, as a mid-level tablet, based on the specifications and the lack of an official SRP as of now, it’s not something people will be jumping for joy about. Understandably, the specs aren’t that advanced compared to other more premium ones in the market, since LG is trying to market it as a budget tablet. But since we still don’t have a price yet, we can’t necessarily judge if it’s worth your money yet. The resolution is 1280x800, which barely makes it HD, but still better than nothing. It also has a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and just 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which isn’t that much if you want to make it into a gaming pad or even a multi-media tablet.

If you like taking pictures with your 10-inch tablet (which really is awkward, to be honest) the G Pad 10.1 comes with several pre-loaded features based on the G3, which includes the Touch and Shoot feature which allows you to tap anywhere on the screen to focus and take the actual picture. And since this is apparently the generation of the selfies, the gesture shot feature will come in handy. If you put your clenched fist in the shot frame, it will start a three-second countdown and then take your picture (supposedly blur-free).

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In terms of software, it already has Android 4.4.2, which is decent for a budget tablet. It also has some LG-exlusive features, like the Q-Pair where you can sync your messages and notifications between your smartphone and G Pad, the security feature Knock Code which lets family members register their own knock patterns so you can share a tablet at home. The G Pad 10.1 is now available in North America, and later this month in Europe, Asia and Latin America.


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  • pilot25

    can the bezel be any fatter? this is a gigantic step backwards

  • Dave Harrison

    I had high hopes for these tablets when they were first announce. I own a 8.3 model, and it is a great tablet. I guess I was hoping these would be upgrades to the 8.3, but they aren’t. Slower processor (and I believe older processor), lower resolution and less memory than the 8.3. LG screwed up, they should have kept the G series as the premium series and called these the L series.

  • A_Noid

    Yeah, I have an 8.3 as well. I was hoping to see a successor.

  • Jonathan Tutor

    Well this was disappointing. I was hoping they would take more of a cue from the G2/G3.