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Anyone used an LG G Pad 8.3?

Anyone used an LG G Pad 8.3? Seems to get quite good reviews!

Most Useful Answer rkl  Aug. 6, 2014 at 21:28

Yes, probably the best value 7-8" high-end tablet out there (though the new Tab S 8.4 looks good). I use mine on the move all the time, but I installed CyanogenMod 11 on it to avoid the rather busy/noisy LG interface on it.

Watch out for the poorly calibrated screen - my model had a slight yellowish tinge instead of being pure white (put a different phone/tablet next to it to compare). CM11 has a colour calibration offering in the Settings -> Display - I'm running 87/87/100% to get a purer white.

The display is also not as bright as it should be compared to other tablets, so I have to boost the brightness on it too. Battery life then unfortunately suffers too :-(

With CM11 officially supported, you'd be a complete idiot to buy the overpriced Google Play Edition of this :-)

Overall, if you can find this tablet at a decent price (over Easter, it was being sold for 120 quid!), it's well worth a punt. Me? I'm happy with it and am eyeing the Tab S 10.5 to replace my ageing-but-still-good Nexus 10, once CM11 is ported to it (XDA has progress on this!) and the price isn't stupid-o-clock.

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rkl  Aug. 6, 2014 at 21:28

Yes, probably the best value 7-8" high-end tablet out there (though the new Tab S 8.4 looks good). I use mine on the move all the time, but I installed CyanogenMod 11 on it to avoid the rather busy/noisy LG interface on it.

Watch out for the poorly calibrated screen - my model had a slight yellowish tinge instead of being pure white (put a different phone/tablet next to it to compare). CM11 has a colour calibration offering in the Settings -> Display - I'm running 87/87/100% to get a purer white.

The display is also not as bright as it should be compared to other tablets, so I have to boost the brightness on it too. Battery life then unfortunately suffers too :-(

With CM11 officially supported, you'd be a complete idiot to buy the overpriced Google Play Edition of this :-)

Overall, if you can find this tablet at a decent price (over Easter, it was being sold for 120 quid!), it's well worth a punt. Me? I'm happy with it and am eyeing the Tab S 10.5 to replace my ageing-but-still-good Nexus 10, once CM11 is ported to it (XDA has progress on this!) and the price isn't stupid-o-clock.

HeroicDeath  Aug. 6, 2014 at 22:46

Thanks very much for the feedback rkl!

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