LG announced in May the new lineup of G Pad tablets, with 7, 8 and 10inches displays, and in this article we’re focusing on the 8inches model, which was well received by the critics. But can this tablet kneel Samsung’s Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 model? Because, if you analyze its specs and features closely, you’ll notice that some of them are old fashioned and the market demands innovation, high-end technology.
Displays, designs and sizes
For an 8inches display (IPS LCD), you’ll get a resolution of 800x1280pixels and a pixel density of 189ppi. The good thing about LG’s tablet is that the screen supports multi touch and comes with light sensor technology. The exterior of the G Pad 8.0 is similar to many of the LG smartphones. As for the dimensions, the tablet is measuring 210.8×124.2×9.9mm and it weights 342grams, being 411grams lighter than the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, which comes with these sizes: 295.6x204x8mm. The Samsung tablet has a Super clear LCD display of 12.2inches, which supports a much higher resolution of 2560x1600pixels and 247ppi. It’s very stylish on the outside and it features the famous S Pen stylus.
Hardware and OS
The G Pad 8.0 is powered by a quad core 1.2Ghz Cortex A7 processor, which is backed up by a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset and it uses an Adreno 305 GPU, which is inferior to Galaxy Note Pro 12.2’s Adreno 305 GPU. The Samsung tablet has a more powerful processor – quad core 2.3GHz Krait 400, which teams up with a new generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. The G Pad 8.0 tablet runs on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) OS, but having only 1GB of RAM makes it a low-end device. The Samsung tablet, on the other hand, runs on a previous Android KitKat version, 4.4, but it hosts 3GB of RAM. Also, the tablet supports 4G.
As for the internal storage, both of the tablets support up to 64GB, only that the G Pad 8.0 comes with 16GB of internal memory, while the Note Pro 12.2 is available in two variants of built in storage – 32 and 64GB.
The Samsung tablet stand out with its 8MP shooter with 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, face and smile detection, geo tagging and video recording at 1080p@30fps, plus a 2MP front camera with video recording at 1080p@30fps.
The LG model has only a 5MP rear camera with 2592х1944pixels, autofocus, face detection, panorama, geo tagging and video recording at 1080p. The secondary camera is 1.3MP and it record videos at 720p.
Both of the batteries on these devices are non removable and this can be considered a small inconvenience. However, the G Pad 8.0 has a Li-Ion 4200mAh battery, which is below average, while its rival has a Li-Ion 9500mAh battery which should offer a long lifespan.
LG hasn’t come up with a price for the G Pad 8.0 yet. However, we know the price of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and it’s 850 dollars.
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