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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

This LG tablet computer has received twenty-seven awards from expert review sites.

This tablet computer was given a "Recommended" award by 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 of whom decided that this tablet was good.

This LG tablet received a "Silver" from Hardware.info, Allaboutphones.nl and Adrenaline.uol.com.br all of whom said that this tablet computer was very good.

The writers at two more expert review sites both wrote that this tablet computer was exceptional and gave it their highest award. Computershopper.com and Log.com.tr both gave this LG tablet computer an "Editor's Choice" award.

Three additional expert review sites all thought that this LG tablet computer was good. This LG tablet received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews and it received a Gamestar.de "Gold" award. In addition, Techzine.nl gave this tablet a "Bronze" award and said it was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

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

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 179 owner reviews the average owner rating of this tablet computer is 89%.

Good Size

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

A few people who purchased the LG V500 said that it was compact. Three years ago Computershopper.com said “This LTE-equipped version of LG’s premium compact slate performs well, with a nicely tweaked OS” in their review of this tablet.

One person who reviewed the LG V500 considered that it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers who purchased it mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Comfortable to hold” in their review of this tablet. Tabletpcreview.com wrote “A highly comfortable feel”. Tabletpcreview.com also mentioned “The G Pad 8.3 offers a lot for a comfortable price”.

Several people thought this tablet had a good experience. Three years ago Androidheadlines.com wrote in their review of this tablet “An overall pleasant experience”. Androidheadlines.com also wrote “With a great build quality and a speedy Android experience, there's very little to dislike about the G Pad”. Four years ago expert website Unbox.ph said “It offers a great Android tablet experience and the build is very premium”.

Several people reckoned that the product had a good interface. Cnet.co.uk rated this tablet 80 out of 100 and wrote on CNET.co.uk “Good multitasking interface” in their review. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned “Attractive 8in Android tablet with an appealing interface.” in their LG V500 review.

One LG V500 owner mentioned in their reviews that the LG V500 was easy to handle. Cnet.co.uk gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said four years ago “Good for onehand handling”. One customer who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was easy to use.

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Robust

A few LG V500 owners thought this tablet was well made. Cnet.com gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on CNET.com “The LG G Pad 8.3 is a solid small-sized tablet.” in their review of the LG V500. Four years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Slim and well, built” in their review. Cnet.co.uk also mentioned “Solid performance”.

A number of people who bought the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this tablet on CNET.co.uk “Sturdy build that's easy on the eye, especially in white, microSD up to 64GB so great for media hoarders”. Digitalversus.com mentioned “The competition is tough, but—all things Apple aside—this slate is better than most of its Android aco”. Knowyourmobile.com mentioned in their review of the LG V500 “Full HD display with vibrant colors, sturdy build quality, compact case, sensibly enhanced OS, good software included”.

One LG V500 owner who purchased this tablet reckoned that it was reliable. Cnet.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this tablet on CNET.com “With its speedy and reliable performance”.

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Nice Design

Some people concluded that the product was a good design. Computershopper.com wrote in their review “A few weeks ago, we reviewed LG's, which surprised us with its slick design and execution”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Slim, metal design” in their review of this tablet. Knowyourmobile.com said in their review “The design is appealing”.

A few customers said in their reviews that the LG V500 was good looking. Four years ago expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “It offers a pretty compelling alternative option to the iPad mini R etina, while costing around £120 less”. Stuff.tv mentioned 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” and scored the LG V500 4 stars. Three years ago Engadget.com said “LG's G Pad is a beautifully designed 8.3-inch tablet with an equally beautiful display.” in their review.

One LG V500 reviewer wrote 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” in their review.

One LG V500 owner said that the LG V500 was smooth. Expert review site Tablets-Help.com said “Powered by Quad-Core processor for smooth multitasking”.

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Good Product Quality

Eight customers who purchased the LG V500 thought it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “Wraps it up in an attractive metal body” in their LG V500 review. Good Gear Guide.com.au said four years ago “Decent screen quality”. Knowyourmobile.com said “Good design and build quality” in their LG V500 review and rated it 5 stars.

Good Battery Life

A number of people who purchased this tablet thought it had a good battery life. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review four years ago “Good battery support” . Digitalversus.com wrote “It's responsive, has more-than-satisfactory battery life and lots of handy features” in their review of the LG V500. Knowyourmobile.com said “Great design, fantastic screen, good battery life, expandable storage” in their LG V500 review.

Good Technical Features

Several LG V500 reviewers said in their reviews that it had good features. Mobilechoiceuk.com mentioned “LG’s fantastic multi-tasking features means it’s great for getting several things done at once, while the bright” in their review. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “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”. Techguide.com.au mentioned in their review of this tablet “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”.

LG Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

Based on 526 expert and owner reviews, LG has good ratings for its tablet computers. LG also has good ratings specifically within its tablets range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Cnet.com.au said on expert review site CNET.com.au “It was a Wi-Fi only tablet available online” in their LG V500 review.

One LG V500 reviewer said in their reviews that the LG V500 was good in terms of USB connections. Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their review “A greater than full HD IPS display, good speakers, expandable storage, USB host support”.

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Good Picture Quality

One person who purchased the LG V500 thought it had good colour saturation.

Acceptable Noise Level

One LG V500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet.

Good Sound Quality

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Knowyourmobile.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said three years ago “24 months warranty, cool surfaces, stereo speakers” in their review.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently supported storage media on tablet computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz, the LG V500 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the V500. Similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the V500 have processor frequencys of between 1GHz and 2.3GHz.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The LG V500 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Tablets of a similar age and spec to the V500 display resolutions range from 800 x 480 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).

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Quite Large Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of tablets of this age and spec is 0.25GB and the largest is 8GB. With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the LG V500 has a fairly large internal memory compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Thin

The average depth of tablets of this type and age is 46mm, and the depths range from 4mm to 280mm. At only 8.3 millimeters, the LG V500 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Reasons Against

Bad Environmental Credentials

One person reckoned that it was not good in terms of power usage. Knowyourmobile.com said “With poor sound, high energy consumption, battery life only passable, dark screen, uneven brightness distribution, modest camera”.

Not 3G

The LG V500 is not 3G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of this type and age are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

The LG V500 is not 4G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablets that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 4G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the LG V500

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other 204 tablet computers of this age and spec that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the LG V500 has four processor coress which is average.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the LG V500 has a relatively average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the V500.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The LG V500 has a relatively typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the V500.

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Average Display Diagonal

The LG V500 has a fairly average display diagonal (8.3 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age.

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Specification

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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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Camera
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Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Auto Focus
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
Wi-Fi Direct
Ethernet LAN
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Bluetooth
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DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Headphone Out
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Performance
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Bag Included
Quick Start Guide
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Wi-Fi
HDMI

27 Awards

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

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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