LG G Pad 7.0 Overview
The original G Pad, from LG, was an understated tablet that offered a lot of features at a very reasonable price. For the 2014 Summer market LG has decided to expand their tablet range to include this 7 inch model and a larger, full sized, 10 inch version as well.
Positioned at a very reasonable price, the LG G Pad 7 is designed to provide a high quality experience that challenges other budget tablets.
The likes of Tesco's Hudl and Amazon's Kindle Fire have provided very cheap small tablets, however they are often lacking in terms of build quality or a complete Android environment.
With the G Pad 7, LG bring their Android smartphone experience to the small tablet category and deliver an excellent device combined with a known brand.
Many budget tablets skimp on their hardware by using cheaper components from relatively unknown suppliers. LG know that reliability is important and has made the decision to use the tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor in the G Pad 7.
This 1.2 GHz quad-core chip is the centrepiece of a fast and modern tablet that will have no issue running the most up to date apps and games for a number of years to come. This is complemented with 1 GB RAM, a WXGA high definition touchscreen, and 8GB of internal storage. You can even add a Micro SD memory card for storing music, videos or pictures.
Up to date and future proof
Other budget tablets rely on slower, older versions of the Android system that don't get updated. The G Pad 7 runs the new 4.4 KitKat version of Android and, with LG behind the wheel, updates wil be delivered in a timely fashion.
This also makes the G Pad 7 fully compatible with the newest ranges of smartwatches, fitness trackers and other wearable gadgets that use the new Android Wear system.
With an up to date system and certified hardware, the G Pad 7 can smoothly run the newest apps and games with complete access to the Google Play store and all of Google's other services such as Search, Maps, Translate, Now, Books, Music and more.
Reasons to buy LG G Pad 7.0
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 7.0" 800 x 1280 HD WXGA IPS LCD screen
- 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
- 3.15 MP camera
- 8 GB internal storage
- MicroSD memory card slot
- 4,000 mAh battery
- 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (dual 2.4 & 5 Ghz)
- Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy & Wi-Fi direct
|Speed||1.2 GHz Quad Core|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400|
|Other||Adreno 305 GPU|
|Capacity||Up to 64 GB|
|Resolution||800 x 1280 WXGA HD (216 ppi)|
|Type & Extras||IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n (dual band 2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||Yes|
|Formats||MP3 / WAV / eAAC|
|Formats||MP4 / H.264 / H.263|
|Type||4,000 mAh Li-ion|
|Dimensions||189.3 x 113.8 x 10.1 mm|