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LG V500 600 1.7GHz 16GB 8.3" Tablet

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600 1.7GHz Android 16GB Dec 2013
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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 computer on average 82%. This puts this LG tablet computer in the top 1% of all the tablets of a comparable spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 179 user reviews this 600 processor tablet has an overall user rating of 89 out of 100. This means that users think this tablet computer is one of the very best 600 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

Reasonably Priced

Some LG V500 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this tablet on expert website PC Mag “The LG G Pad X 8.3 is a good Android tablet value for the price.”. Trustedreviews.com rated it 4 stars and wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “A good price, sound specs”. Good Gear Guide.com.au said “The WiFi variant is steeply priced”.

Some LG V500 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was cheap. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this tablet on expert website CNET.com “It can't outpace the smoother, less expensive Google Nexus 7”. Trustedreviews.com said in their review of the LG V500 on expert website Trusted Reviews “What is the LG G Pad 8.3? The LG G Pad 8.3 is a small, fairly low-cost tablet”. Expert review site Wired.co.uk gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of the LG V500 three years ago “At around £250 it's certainly not expensive.”.

A number of customers who purchased this tablet concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 are all small and cheap tablets.”. Expert review site Gottabemobile.com said in their review four years ago “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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Robust

Some people wrote in their reviews that the LG V500 was well made. Cnet.com rated it 70 out of 100 and mentioned four years ago “The LG G Pad 8.3 is a solid small-sized tablet.”. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk in the same month “Solid performance” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Pcauthority.com.au said “Very well engineered.” in their review.

A number of LG V500 reviewers considered that it was strong and durable. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this tablet “Sturdy build that's easy on the eye, especially in white, microSD up to 64GB so great for media hoarders”. Digitalversus.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet “The competition is tough, but—all things Apple aside—this slate is better than most of its Android aco”.

One LG V500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Expert review site Cnet.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “With its speedy and reliable performance”.

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Nice Design

Nine LG V500 owners thought the product was a good design. Expert website Computershopper.com rated the LG V500 80 out of 100 and mentioned three years ago “A few weeks ago, we reviewed LG's, which surprised us with its slick design and execution”. Knowyourmobile.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “The design is appealing” in their review of the LG V500. Expert website Phonearena.com wrote “It has an extremely high resolution display, premium design, blazing 64-bit chipset, very long battery life.”.

A few LG V500 reviewers who bought the LG V500 agreed that it was good looking. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews “It offers a pretty compelling alternative option to the iPad mini R etina, while costing around £120 less” in their LG V500 review and rated the product 80 out of 100. Engadget.com said “LG's G Pad is a beautifully designed 8.3-inch tablet with an equally beautiful display.”. Expert website Mobilesyrup.com mentioned in their review of the LG V500 “LG had a pretty great 2013, releasing its best two smartphones to date”.

One LG V500 owner concluded that the product had a good case. Expert review site Thunderbaylive.com said in their review of the LG V500 “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 customer wrote in their reviews that the LG V500 was smooth. Expert review site Tablets-Help.com wrote in their review of the LG V500 three years ago “Powered by Quad-Core processor for smooth multitasking” .

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Good Size

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was thin. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “The LG G Pad 8.3 is powerful, slim.”. Four years ago Cnet.co.uk rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review “Slim, metal design”. Cnet.co.uk also mentioned “Slim and well, built”.

A few LG V500 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was compact. Computershopper.com said “This LTE-equipped version of LG’s premium compact slate performs well, with a nicely tweaked OS” . Knowyourmobile.com said “Full HD display with vibrant colors, sturdy build quality, compact case, sensibly enhanced OS, good software included”.

One person who reviewed this tablet considered that it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned four years ago “Comfortable to hold” in their review of the LG V500. Expert website Tabletpcreview.com wrote in the same month “A highly comfortable feel” and scored the product 4 stars. Tabletpcreview.com also said “The G Pad 8.3 offers a lot for a comfortable price”.

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

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good interface. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Good multitasking interface” in their review of the LG V500. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned “Attractive 8in Android tablet with an appealing interface.” in their LG V500 review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Good for onehand handling” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One customer mentioned that it was easy to use. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned four years ago “It's responsive, has more-than-satisfactory battery life and lots of handy features” in their review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers thought this tablet was good quality. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Wraps it up in an attractive metal body” and gave this tablet a score of 4 stars. Four years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Decent screen quality”. Knowyourmobile.com mentioned in their review of this tablet three years ago “Good design and build quality” .

Good Battery Life

A number of customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Stuff.tv said “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”. Good Gear Guide.com.au said four years ago “Good battery support” in their review. Knowyourmobile.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Great design, fantastic screen, good battery life, expandable storage” in their review of this tablet.

Good Technical Features

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Four years ago expert website Mobilechoiceuk.com wrote “LG’s fantastic multi-tasking features means it’s great for getting several things done at once, while the bright” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “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” in their review of the LG V500 and scored the LG V500 5 stars. 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”.

LG Tablets Have Good Reviews

LG has good average reviews for its 600 processor tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet computer range compared to other brands.

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Good Connectivity

One LG V500 reviewer concluded that the LG V500 was wifi compatible. Expert review site Cnet.com.au said in their review four years ago “It was a Wi-Fi only tablet available online” . One customer concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com said “A greater than full HD IPS display, good speakers, expandable storage, USB host support” .

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet.

Good Sound Quality

A number of people who purchased this tablet concluded that it had good sound quality. Three years ago Knowyourmobile.com mentioned “24 months warranty, cool surfaces, stereo speakers” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Four Processor Coress

The LG V500 has more processor coress than most of the comparable spec tablets that have been around for more than two years. Most of the tablet computers that were released more than two years ago only have between two and three processor coress, however this tablet computer has four processor coress.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 337.9 grams, the LG V500 is one of the lighter 600 processor tablet computers that came out more than two years ago amongst 600 processor tablet computers of this age. The weights of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the V500 range from 330g to 1.2kg.

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Bad Environmental Credentials

One LG V500 owner said that the LG V500 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” in their LG V500 review although they gave it a score of 5 stars.

Not 4G

Like most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the V500, the LG V500 is not 4G.

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Not 3G

The LG V500 is not 3G. Most of the other 600 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the V500 are also not 3G.

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Very Thick

When compared to other tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed, the LG V500's depth of 216.8 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest depth of tablets of this type and age is 8.3mm and the thickest is 220mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the LG V500

Released Over Three Years Ago

LG released the V500 over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the LG V500 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the V500.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The LG V500 has a relatively standard rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other 600 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the V500.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The LG V500 has a fairly average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 8.3 inches, the LG V500 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other 600 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the V500.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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Expert Reviews

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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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