LG G Pad 8.3

10 of 10



Key features:

  • 8.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 pixel IPS display
  • Predominantly aluminium rear
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Review Price: £200

Not quite as big a name as the Hudl or iPad mini, the LG G Pad 8.3 is a straightforward device that offers really good value for money. It’s pretty in a simple way, clad in a blend of plastic and aluminium, though the black version looks a lot nicer than the silver and white model. It’s also got a microSD card slot, so you can boost storage on the cheap.
The 8.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 IPS screen is great for watching movies on. Colour accuracy and black levels are particularly impressive, and it appears even bigger than it actually is because there isn’t a strip of real estate dedicated to the usual trio of soft keys.
Thanks to the combination of a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU and 2GB RAM, the G Pad is slick enough to handle high-end 3D games. The battery is good enough for around eight hours between charges, which is plenty. The only downside is the bloatware that it ships with, but most of this is easy to uninstall.