The LG G Pad 8.3 is surely a top 5 tablet this year and that is due to its original format and diagonal, that pits it against big hits like the iPad Mini and the Nexus 7 2013. The device has arrived on our testing table and we’ve unboxed it for you to see below.


This is an 8.3 inch tablet that was announced in September and launched in stores in October. It’s priced at $350 in USA and looks and feels like a bigger LG G2. It measures 8.3 mm in thickness, weighs 338 grams and integrates an 8.3 inch 1920 x 1200 pixel display. Its body is quite elongated and has a metal plate at the back, flanked by two plasticky areas.

Inside the box of the product you’ll find the USB cable, charger and a manual. This model has dual stereo speakers, a quad core Snapdragon 600 1.7 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 5 megapixel camera at the back. There’s Android 4.2.2 here as the OS, with Optimus UI on top and pretty much the same experience as the one of the LG G2, including features like Q Pair, Q Slide and Q Memo.

The device has infrared connectivity, a 4600 mAh battery, 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot at the top. This device looks and sounds pretty promising and we’ll be back in a few days with details and a review.