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LG V500 1.7GHz 16GB 8.3" Tablet

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26 Reasons For

Twenty-Seven Industry Awards

This tablet is one of the most highly awarded of all the tablets of this age and spec.

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.

The editors of Hardware.info, Allaboutphones.nl and Adrenaline.uol.com.br all said that this LG tablet computer was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

This tablet was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Computershopper.com and Log.com.tr, both of which concluded that this LG tablet was outstanding.

Three other expert review sites endorsed this tablet computer. The writer at Expert Reviews wrote that this tablet was good and gave it a "Best Buy" award and it received a Gamestar.de "Gold" award. Also, the reviewer at Techzine.nl said that this tablet computer was good and gave it a "Bronze" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

One hundred and fifteen experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus have rated this tablet on average 82%. That puts this tablet computer in the top 10% of all the tablets of this spec and age.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 179 owner reviews this tablet has an average owner rating of 89 out of 100.

Robust

Some people who bought the product considered that it was well made. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote in their LG V500 review “The LG G Pad 8.3 is a solid small-sized tablet.”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Solid performance” in their review. Two years ago Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “Very well engineered.” in their LG V500 review.

A number of LG V500 reviewers who purchased this tablet concluded that it was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of the LG V500 three years ago “Sturdy build that's easy on the eye, especially in white, microSD up to 64GB so great for media hoarders”. Expert website Digitalversus.com said in their review of the LG V500 also three years ago “The competition is tough, but—all things Apple aside—this slate is better than most of its Android aco”.

One LG V500 owner who reviewed the LG V500 concluded that it was reliable. Cnet.com rated it 70 out of 100 and wrote “With its speedy and reliable performance”.

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Nice Design

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that the product was a good design. Two years ago expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “A few weeks ago, we reviewed LG's, which surprised us with its slick design and execution” in their review of this tablet. Knowyourmobile.com mentioned “The design is appealing” in their review of the LG V500. Three years ago expert review site Phonearena.com mentioned “It has an extremely high resolution display, premium design, blazing 64-bit chipset, very long battery life.” in their review.

A few LG V500 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert review site Trusted Reviews “It offers a pretty compelling alternative option to the iPad mini R etina, while costing around £120 less” and scored the LG V500 4 stars. Expert review site Engadget.com wrote two years ago “LG's G Pad is a beautifully designed 8.3-inch tablet with an equally beautiful display.” in their review. Mobilesyrup.com said in their LG V500 review “LG had a pretty great 2013, releasing its best two smartphones to date”.

One LG V500 reviewer thought it had a good case. Expert review site Thunderbaylive.com mentioned in their review “Lisa Gade reviews the LG G Pad 8.3 Android tablet with an 8.3″, 1920 x 1200 display and an attractive metal casing”.

One LG V500 owner wrote in their reviews that this tablet was smooth. Expert review site Tablets-Help.com mentioned in their LG V500 review “Powered by Quad-Core processor for smooth multitasking” .

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Good Size

Eight LG V500 reviewers who reviewed the product wrote that it was thin. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The LG G Pad 8.3 is powerful, slim.” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Slim, metal design”. Cnet.co.uk also said “Slim and well, built”.

A number of LG V500 owners who bought it thought it was compact. Expert website Computershopper.com said two years ago “This LTE-equipped version of LG’s premium compact slate performs well, with a nicely tweaked OS” in their LG V500 review. Knowyourmobile.com wrote “Full HD display with vibrant colors, sturdy build quality, compact case, sensibly enhanced OS, good software included” and scored the product 5 stars.

One person reckoned that it was a good body shape.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of LG V500 reviewers agreed that it was good value for money. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their review of the LG V500 in November last year “The LG G Pad X 8.3 is a good Android tablet value for the price.” but despite that they only rated the product 3 stars. Trustedreviews.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote on Trusted Reviews “A good price, sound specs”. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “The WiFi variant is steeply priced” in their review.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. Three years ago Cnet.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on expert website CNET.com “It can't outpace the smoother, less expensive Google Nexus 7”. Trustedreviews.com said in their review of this tablet on Trusted Reviews “What is the LG G Pad 8.3? The LG G Pad 8.3 is a small, fairly low-cost tablet”. Expert website Wired.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote two years ago “At around £250 it's certainly not expensive.”.

A number of LG V500 reviewers thought it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review of the LG V500 on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 are all small and cheap tablets.”. Expert website Gottabemobile.com mentioned “With a market flooded with cheap 7-inch slates and 10-inch Galaxy Tab 3s the LG G Pad 8.3 was a refreshing change of pace”.

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Easy to Use

A number of LG V500 reviewers who reviewed the LG V500 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Comfortable to hold” in their review of the LG V500. Expert website Tabletpcreview.com mentioned in their LG V500 review three years ago “A highly comfortable feel”. Tabletpcreview.com also said “The G Pad 8.3 offers a lot for a comfortable price”.

Some people agreed that it had a good experience. Androidheadlines.com said in their review “An overall pleasant experience”. Androidheadlines.com also mentioned “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 wrote “It offers a great Android tablet experience and the build is very premium” in their review.

Two people reckoned that the product had a good interface. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk three years ago “Good multitasking interface” in their LG V500 review. Expert website Itproportal.com scored the product 4 stars and said in their review of the LG V500 “Attractive 8in Android tablet with an appealing interface.”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to handle. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote “Good for onehand handling” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

One person who purchased the LG V500 considered that it was easy to use. Digitalversus.com gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this tablet on expert website Digital Versus “It's responsive, has more-than-satisfactory battery life and lots of handy features”.

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Good Product Quality

Some LG V500 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Wraps it up in an attractive metal body” . Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their review “Decent screen quality”. Knowyourmobile.com mentioned “Good design and build quality” in their review.

Good Battery Life

Some LG V500 owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good battery life. Three years ago expert website Stuff.tv wrote “Gorgeous hardware, especially in white, one of the best screens we've come across on a tablet of any size and accomplished day-to-day performance and battery life” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in the same month “Good battery support”. Knowyourmobile.com said in their LG V500 review “Great design, fantastic screen, good battery life, expandable storage” and scored the LG V500 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

Five LG V500 reviewers who purchased this tablet mentioned that it had good features. Expert website Mobilechoiceuk.com mentioned three years ago “LG’s fantastic multi-tasking features means it’s great for getting several things done at once, while the bright”. 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” and scored the product 5 stars. Expert review site Techguide.com.au gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and 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 Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

LG has good average reviews for its tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet computer range.

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Good Connectivity

One LG V500 reviewer who reviewed this tablet said that it was wifi compatible. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au three years ago “It was a Wi-Fi only tablet available online”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com said “A greater than full HD IPS display, good speakers, expandable storage, USB host support” in their review of the LG V500 but they gave it a score of 3 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer concluded that it had good colour saturation.

Acceptable Noise Level

One LG V500 owner said that the LG V500 was quiet.

Good Sound Quality

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good sound quality. Knowyourmobile.com gave this tablet a score of 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 have been around for more than two years.

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£66.01 Price Drop

The V500 has dropped in price by £66.01 in the last month.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the LG V500 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the V500. The processor clock speeds of tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the V500 range from 1GHz to 2.3GHz.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

The rear camera resolutions of tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the V500 range from 0.3MP to 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 3.7MP. At 5 megapixels, the LG V500 has a fairly high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the V500.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on tablet computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 a 1024 x 600 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Across all tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the V500 the worst display resolution is 800 x 480 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the LG V500 has one of the larger internal memory amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. Across all the tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the V500 the internal memory range from 0.25GB to 8GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Thin

The thinnest thickness of tablets of a comparable type and age to the V500 is 4mm, the thickest is 280mm, and the average thickness is 51mm. With a thickness of only 8.3 millimeters, the LG V500 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Narrow

Tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the V500 have widths of between 100mm and 470mm. With a width of only 126.5 millimeters, the LG V500 is one of the narrower tablet computers that are a comparable age to the V500 amongst tablets of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Bad Environmental Credentials

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

Not 3G Compatible

Most comparable spec tablets that were released 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

Like most of the other tablets of this age and type, the LG V500 is not 4G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active[plb_2535757_price].

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG V500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet was released over two years ago.

Four Processor Cores

The LG V500 has four processor cores. That's average compared to the other 183 tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We compared all the other 4 processor core tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active[plb_2535757_price] is also worth considering.

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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 tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active[plb_2535757_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

The LG V500 has a fairly standard screen size (8.3 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the V500.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
WiFi Direct
Ethernet LAN Connection
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
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
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
AC Adapter
Bag Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Kids Tablet
WiFi
HDMI Connection

27 Awards

computershopper.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(243)
26 June 2015

The LG G Pad X 8.3 is a good Android tablet value for the price, but some lag and a buggy touch screen make it frustrating to use at times...

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While the modern day tablet industry started out with 7-inch and 10-inch variants, the increasing adoption of phablet devices, which typically have screen sizes ranging from 5.5 to 6.44-inches,... Read more…

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

(164)
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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