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LG V500 1.7GHz 16GB 8.3" Tablet

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1.7GHz Android 16GB 8.3" Jan 2014
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22 Reasons For

Twenty-Seven Industry Awards

Experts really like this LG tablet computer and have given it twenty-seven awards.

The editors of Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews, Pcauthority.com.au, PC Advisor.co.uk, Amobil.no, Pocket Lint, Gagadget.com, Techradar.com/au/, Tabletzona.es, Vido.com.ua, Bondfaro.com.br, Tablety.pl and Mobi-test.de all endorse this tablet computer and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at three more expert review sites all said that this tablet was very good. This tablet computer received a "Silver" award from both Allaboutphones.nl and Adrenaline.uol.com.br and Hardware.info gave it a "Silver Award".

This tablet computer received an "Editor's Choice" from both Computershopper.com and Log.com.tr, both of which concluded that this LG tablet computer was marvellous.

The writers at three additional expert review sites thought that this tablet was good. The editor of Expert Reviews gave this tablet computer a "Best Buy" award and said it would make a great purchase and it received a "Gold" award from Gamestar.de. Additionally, the reviewer at Techzine.nl wrote that this LG tablet was good and gave it a "Bronze" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this tablet is 82 out of 100 based on one hundred and fifteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus. The tablet computer expert review sites think this tablet computer is one of the better tablet computers of this age and spec.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 179 user reviews the average user rating of this tablet is 89 out of 100.

Nice Design

A few LG V500 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was a good design. Computershopper.com wrote in their LG V500 review “A few weeks ago, we reviewed LG's, which surprised us with its slick design and execution” . Cnet.co.uk said in their LG V500 review three years ago “Slim, metal design” and rated it 80 out of 100. Expert review site Knowyourmobile.com scored the LG V500 5 stars and said two years ago “The design is appealing”.

Several LG V500 reviewers considered that the product was good looking. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “It offers a pretty compelling alternative option to the iPad mini R etina, while costing around £120 less”. Expert review site Stuff.tv said in their LG V500 review “Gorgeous hardware, especially in white, one of the best screens we've come across on a tablet of any size”. Expert website Engadget.com said in their review of the LG V500 “LG's G Pad is a beautifully designed 8.3-inch tablet with an equally beautiful display.” .

One person who purchased the LG V500 considered that it was smooth. Tablets-Help.com said “Powered by Quad-Core processor for smooth multitasking” in their review of this tablet.

One LG V500 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good case. Expert website Thunderbaylive.com mentioned “Lisa Gade reviews the LG G Pad 8.3 Android tablet with an 8.3″, 1920 x 1200 display and an attractive metal casing”.

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Good Size

Some LG V500 reviewers mentioned that this tablet was thin. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net said “The LG G Pad 8.3 is powerful, slim.” in their review of the LG V500. Expert website Knowyourmobile.com mentioned “LG has clearly gone to a lot of effort with the G-Pad 8.3; the tablet is incredibly thin and light.” in their review of the LG V500. Knowyourmobile.com also mentioned “Nice bright screen with reasonable viewing angles and slim bezels”.

Two people who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was compact. Two years ago Computershopper.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said “This LTE-equipped version of LG’s premium compact slate performs well, with a nicely tweaked OS”.

One customer who purchased it wrote that it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

Several LG V500 owners who reviewed this tablet concluded that it had a good experience. Expert review site Androidheadlines.com said “An overall pleasant experience” in their review of the LG V500. Androidheadlines.com also wrote “With a great build quality and a speedy Android experience, there's very little to dislike about the G Pad”. Three years ago expert review site Unbox.ph said “It offers a great Android tablet experience and the build is very premium” in their LG V500 review.

A few LG V500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their review of the LG V500 “Comfortable to hold”. Tabletpcreview.com said “A highly comfortable feel” in their review of the LG V500. Tabletpcreview.com also mentioned “The G Pad 8.3 offers a lot for a comfortable price”.

Some LG V500 owners who bought it agreed that it had a good interface. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review on CNET.co.uk three years ago “Good multitasking interface” and rated it 4 stars. Expert review site Itproportal.com scored this tablet 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Attractive 8in Android tablet with an appealing interface.” in their review.

One LG V500 owner reckoned that it was easy to use. One person said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Good for onehand handling” in their review of this tablet.

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Robust

Twelve LG V500 reviewers said in their reviews that this tablet was well made. Cnet.com mentioned in their LG V500 review on expert review site CNET.com three years ago “The LG G Pad 8.3 is a solid small-sized tablet.”. Cnet.co.uk scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Slim and well, built” in their review of the LG V500. Cnet.co.uk also said “Solid performance”.

Several LG V500 reviewers agreed that the product was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “Sturdy build that's easy on the eye, especially in white, microSD up to 64GB so great for media hoarders”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said in their review “The competition is tough, but—all things Apple aside—this slate is better than most of its Android aco”. Knowyourmobile.com gave the LG V500 a score of 5 stars and said “Full HD display with vibrant colors, sturdy build quality, compact case, sensibly enhanced OS, good software included”.

One LG V500 reviewer who bought it wrote that it was reliable. Three years ago expert website Cnet.com said “With its speedy and reliable performance”.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who purchased the LG V500 mentioned that it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk three years ago “Wraps it up in an attractive metal body” in their review of this tablet and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. In the same month Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Decent screen quality” in their review of this tablet. Knowyourmobile.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “Good design and build quality” in their review of the LG V500.

Good Battery Life

A few LG V500 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it had a good battery life. Good Gear Guide.com.au said three years ago “Good battery support” in their review of the LG V500. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “It's responsive, has more-than-satisfactory battery life and lots of handy features” in their LG V500 review and rated the product 4 stars. Knowyourmobile.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “Great design, fantastic screen, good battery life, expandable storage”.

Good Technical Features

Five LG V500 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had good features. Mobilechoiceuk.com wrote “LG’s fantastic multi-tasking features means it’s great for getting several things done at once, while the bright” in their LG V500 review. Three years ago expert website Techradar.com/au/ said in their LG V500 review “It's a great tablet which offers a wide array of features and a beautiful screen at a price which pips Apple's latest offering”. Expert review site Techguide.com.au wrote “LG's first entry into the tablet market with the new G Tab 8.3 is an impressive debut with the device able to hold its own with a solid range of features” in their LG V500 review.

LG Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

We checked 534 expert and owner reviews for LG tablet computers and found that on average LG has good reviews. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically within its tablet computers range.

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Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections. Two years ago expert website Mobiletechreview.com said “A greater than full HD IPS display, good speakers, expandable storage, USB host support”. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was wifi compatible. Expert website Cnet.com.au said “It was a Wi-Fi only tablet available online” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

One customer said that the product had good colour saturation.

Good Sound Quality

A few customers who purchased this tablet considered that it had good sound quality. Knowyourmobile.com rated it 5 stars and wrote “24 months warranty, cool surfaces, stereo speakers”.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of tablet computers that are a similar age to the V500 range from 1GHz to 2.3GHz. The LG V500 has a quite fast processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution

The LG V500 has one of the higher rear camera resolutions (5 megapixels) amongst tablet computers of this age. Tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the V500 have rear camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 3.7MP.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the LG V500 has one of the larger internal memory amongst tablet computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of tablets of a comparable spec and age to the V500 is 0.25GB, the largest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 1.5GB.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the LG V500 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The display resolution of all tablet computers of this age and spec ranges from 800 x 480 pixels to 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many tablets of this type and age.

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Very Thin

The thicknesses of tablets that have been on the market for more than two years range from 4mm to 280mm, and the average thickness is 49mm. The LG V500 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 8.3 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Narrow

At only 126.5 millimeters, the LG V500 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the V500. Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 100mm to 470mm, and the average width is 210mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Bad Environmental Credentials

One LG V500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was not good in terms of power usage. Knowyourmobile.com mentioned “With poor sound, high energy consumption, battery life only passable, dark screen, uneven brightness distribution, modest camera” in their review.

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the V500 are not 3G compatible. The LG V500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The LG V500 is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the V500 are also not 4G compatible.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG V500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when LG released the V500.

Four Processor Cores

The LG V500 has four processor cores. That's average compared to the other 182 tablets of a similar spec and age to the V500 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the LG V500 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the V500.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 8.3 inches, the LG V500 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
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Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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27 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy Pocket Lint Recommended PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended computershopper.com Editor's Choice benchmark.pl Great Ergonomics mobi-test.de Recommended gamestar.de Gold gagadget.com Recommended vido.com.ua Recommended tabletzona.es 9 out of 10 Mobil.se Top Product pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice bondfaro.com.br Recommended adrenaline.uol.com.br Silver allaboutphones.nl Silver tablety.pl Recommended log.com.tr Editor's Choice pcauthority.com.au Recommended techzine.nl Bronze hardware.info Silver Award 01net.com 4 Star laruche.com 5 Star Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product techradar.com/au/ Recommended insidehw.com Approved Amobil.no Recommended

Expert Reviews

(243)
26 June 2015

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30 June 2014

The G Pad 8.3 is a well-thought-out tablet. Some may find the software extras a bit much (we've only touched the surface in this review), but there's a lot of utility in there. The hardware spec,...

29 April 2014

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 March 2014 by J TheAndroidFreak

Please find my updated thoughts on the tablet right at the end of this review. Thanks --------------------------------------- My very first touchscreen smartphone was the LG Viewty back in the old... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2014 by Stardust

UPDATE TO REVIEW 13/06/2014... The screen responsiveness is amazing, and I now get really frustrated with the Tesco Hudls and my Samsung phone. Kit-kat 4.4.2 update arrived and the tablet feels... Read more…

Reviewed 28 December 2013 by Stuffedwalrus
(Verified Purchase)

Got the Lg G Pad 8.3 after Christmas as a little present to myself. I've been using Apple for most of my mobile needs and been very happy with them, tried an early Android device and didn't really... Read more…

Reviewed 5 March 2014 by S Edmondson

I spent a fairly long time researching android tablets before purchasing this one. The reviews on the 'net sold it for me, especially as I couldn't find one in the shops to try out first. First of... Read more…

Reviewed 30 April 2014 by Leaveu

I've had this tablet more than 2 months now - don't usually leave reviews but because it's so good felt I ought to. Overall I'm very pleased with it from all points of view. It's very responsive,... Read more…

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