Product Reviews

LG G Pad 8.3 Review and Giveaway

Kannon Yamada 29-04-2014

One of the best Android tablets on the market comes from an unlikely source – LG. LG once stood for “Lucky Goldstar” – an amalgam of two merged South Korean companies. LG made a name for itself with the Nexus 4 Google Nexus 4 Review and Giveaway Even though I am an iPhone user and have been since the first generation iPhone was announced by the late Steve Jobs back in 2007, I've tried to keep an open mind about viable alternatives.... Read More and Nexus 5 Google Nexus 5 Review and Giveaway Approximately a year after Google released the Nexus 4, the company behind Android has come out with its successor -- the Nexus 5. Read More , some of the best smartphones ever made. Fresh off their handset successes, rumors began circulating that Google tapped LG to manufacture the – potential vaporware – Nexus 8. The basis for the rumor lies in the sophistication and quality of the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet. It includes great build quality, specs and software, rivaling some of the best tablets in the market.


The competitors within the 8-inch tablet market include Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 8.0 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4” priced at $279.99 and $369.99, respectively. Within the 8-inch market segment, the LG G Pad offers excellent, but not the best, specifications. The Galaxy Pro inhabits the high end while the Galaxy Note offers similar hardware. However, in terms of its components, the LG G Pad falls more into the same category as the much acclaimed Nexus 7, 2013 edition. But can LG’s device, at around $280, match competitors, or does its price short-circuit an otherwise spectacular device?

Initial Impressions

The LG G Pad offers sterling design, good specifications and at first glance, feels like a great device.

Unboxing the LG G Pad, I didn’t expect much. It came in a relatively mundane white box, as many of LG’s products do. Inside lay a charger, micro-USB cable, instruction manual and an attached screen protector. Indeed, nothing felt polished about the packaging or presentation of the LG G Pad. However, only a fool judges a book by its cover.

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The LG G Pad 8.3 offers a degree of quality that I’ve yet to see in comparable tablet designs. Even the vaunted Nexus 7, with all its various features and exceptional design, doesn’t quite compare to the G Pad. A recent XDA teardown of the LG G Pad 8.3 reveal excellent design and layout, with relatively weak speakers and rear shooting camera. Of note, LG elected to use a thermal foil to transfer heat from the CPU into both the plastic and metal frame of the tablet. Normally metal components of tablets serve as heat sinks, but the G Pad uses the plastic as its primary place to transfer thermal energy.



  • Snapdragon 600, quad core clocked at 1.7GHz
  • 802.11 b/g/n dual-band (2.4 and 5GHz) wireless card
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8.3-inch IPS 1920×1200 resolution screen with Gorilla Glass
  • microSD card slot
  • 4.9-megapixel 2560×1920 rear shooting camera
  • 1.2-megapixel 1280×960 front camera
  • 2 rear facing speakers
  • 4,600 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Infrared Transmitter
  • A-GPS
  • Standard sensor suite

The specifications of the G Pad nearly mirror the 2013 Nexus 7. While LG’s tablet lacks NFC and wireless charging, in all other categories it matches the Nexus 7 almost identically. However, its Snapdragon 600 reaches a higher maximum frequency, it features a relatively uncommon IR blaster and it possesses superior structural design.

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Overall, based on the specifications, the G Pad offers very good value. The specifications of the much higher priced Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro beat it. Compared to the similarly priced Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, you get a lot more of everything, except for a stylus and the potential for wireless data. However, a portable WiFi hotspot offers a more economical and fungible option. Check out our review of Karma WiFi hotspot Karma Prepaid Mobile Hotspot Review and Giveaway With its lack of expiration dates, bonus data scheme and low data costs, Karma possesses the potential to change the mobile hotspot landscape. Read More for alternatives to baked in wireless data.


Benchmark Performance

Is the LG G Pad 8.3 any good? In terms of performance, build quality and its software features the G Pad features among the absolute best of 2013 and early 2014’s tablets of all form factors.

Benchmarks don’t provide reliable performance figures, except on Nexus and some Motorola devices. That said, the G Pad scores in the 25,000 range on AnTuTu – this number falls decidedly within the range for the Snapdragon 600 chipset. The 2013 Nexus 7, which uses an underclocked Snapdragon 600, offers performance in the 20,000 range. These numbers do not indicate substantial amounts of cheating on benchmarks.

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Battery Life

I ran several battery benchmarks, including AnTuTu and Carat. It scores an 87 in Carat, which stands only marginally above average endurance for a tablet. In AnTuTu, it scored in the 60th percentile of devices, verifying the Carat score. However, I should note that the G Pad’s idle battery performance was remarkable — leaving the tablet idle for extended periods didn’t put much of a dent in its battery life, unlike the Nexus 7, which drains out frequently for no apparent reason overnight.


Software Features

LG introduced a number of software features into the G Pad’s operating system. Most are good, but some stand out as exceptional:

  • Tablet Optimized Soft Keyboard
  • Double-Tap to Wake (Knock to Wake)
  • Voice Mate
  • IR Remote

Tablet Optimized Soft Keyboard

The tablet optimized software keyboard in the G Pad, while not supporting gesture-based text input, provides a lot of the features that I wish Google would include in their keyboard for the Nexus 7. It includes a row specifically for numbers and a wide field for text input. On the 8.3-inch screen, the keyboard offers a solid typing experience, making typing efficient and intuitive. Gesture support, like SwiftKey (our review of SwiftKey Enjoy A Better Typing Experience With SwiftKey 3 [Android] We type a lot on our mobile devices. We constantly text people, browse the web, type up documents, and so much more. Therefore, keyboards have become one of the most important apps on your device,... Read More ) would have made this the best software keyboard on the market. As it stands, it’s just a really good keyboard for a tablet.

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KnockON (Double-tap to Wake)

LG’s proprietary KnockON feature allows the user to wake or sleep the tablet by double-tapping. This feature functions from a sleep state or from the home screen. It has the advantage of increasing the speed with which the tablet is accessed and reducing wear and tear on the tablet’s buttons.


Voice Mate

LG offers a voice-recognition based personal assistant called Voice Mate. The software isn’t quite on the same level as Siri, but in the Android environment it’s a perfectly acceptable substitute. It currently only recognizes sixteen commands. However, its integration into the Android operating system is near seamless. Simply swipe up from the home icon (similar to how Google Now is launched) and input your voice command. Voice Mate will frequently ask for clarification, if a command isn’t specific enough, you’ll be prompted to input the specific app that you seek to launch. Overall, the Voice Mate app feels like a success.

Voice Mate also integrates with a number of LG’s home grown apps, including its On-Screen Phone and Qsync. While novel, many of these apps weren’t particularly useful without installing LG’s proprietary software on my desktop. Qsync essentially allows bidirectional control over your smartphone using your tablet. On-Screen Phone allows the same experience, except on your desktop. I would advise against installing these apps, as Google has now released software that obsoletes these functions.

Quicl Remote

LG’s proprietary IR remote control application allows the LG G Pad’s IR transmitter to operate a television set. The app exceeds the capabilities of all other competitors in the app store in functionality and ease-of-use. For me, at least, I consider Quick Remote to be the best universal IR remote app around.

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The LG G Pad 8.3 in a Nutshell

An executive summary of the G Pad would highlight its good performance, latest version of Android, microSD card support, screen quality and great software. It suffers from weak speakers, a mediocre camera and average battery life.


  • High-quality build
  • Android 4.4
  • KnockON: This feature allows users to wake or sleep the tablet by double-tapping the center of the screen. It works whether the device is turned on or off.
  • Good software
  • microSD card support
  • Fast and fluid interface
  • Good value
  • Great screen quality

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  • Mediocre rear-facing camera: The front-facing camera doesn’t give particularly great pictures, even for a tablet – but very few people rely on their tablet for photography.
  • Average sound quality: The sound isn’t the highest quality, although it does feature dual speakers, arranged along the left side of the tablet.
  • Slightly above average battery life: I get about 7 hours of screen-on time before expending the battery during standard use, which includes mostly web browsing, RSS and gaming.

I should note that although the camera is mediocre, with the new camera in Android 4.4, you can still take breathtaking photos. For example, I used the Photosphere app to shoot a mundane parking lot:


As you can see, the Android 4.4 camera can shoot with an amazing breadth of vision. The fact that the G Pad packs only a 5-megapixel camera doesn’t impact the quality of the shot in the slightest.

Living With the LG G Pad 8.3

The G Pad, after several weeks of testing, feels exceptional for the $279.99 sticker price. On paper, you get a lot of tablet for the money, but how does it feel?

Holding the G Pad, one gets the immediate impression of quality. The textured, plastic buttons feel clicky and solid to the touch. The white variant in my possession offers a raw, slightly brushed, aluminum back. Unlike many of Samsung’s tablets, which offer grippy plastic, the G Pad feels slick to the touch. On one hand, accidental drops might present a real issue. On the other hand, the tablet’s finely tuned exterior feels like an Apple product in its build quality.

The build quality isn’t purely aesthetic, either. For example, after extended periods of gaming, the tablet only becomes warm to the touch. Its coolness owes in part to the aluminum backing, which doubles as a heat sink for the torrid Snapdragon 600 chipset. In general, a cooler tablet means a longer lifespan. Longevity is something to think hard about when considering a tablet’s value.

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LG’s software environment feels no less refined than its exterior. The baked-in software feels organically grown into the Android operating system, rather than tacked on – as many operating system tweaks feel. Much of the comfort provided by the software ecosystem comes from LG’s positioning the tablet as a note-taking device. You can launch the note-taking, or Voice Mate, app by swiping up from the home icon. This feature allows very rapid deployment as a note-taking device. This feels perfect for both the office place or school room. Alternatively, one can activate LG’s Voice Mate app, simply from the home screen by speaking the words: “LG Mobile”. While not perfect, I found the app functioned at least as well as Google Now for inputting commands.

Additionally, the KnockON feature gives the tablet a distinct and efficient feel, setting it apart from the masses. Instead of fumbling for the buttons when attempting to switch the G Pad on, simply double-tapping the home screen brings the tablet to life. Finally, the software keyboard is appropriately optimized for tablets, making typing fairly easy.

Should You Buy the LG G Pad?

For those looking for an 8-inch tablet, the LG G Pad offers a blend of high quality construction, the latest version of Android, unique and highly effective software and a developer edition, for those looking to tweak their device.

MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it.

How do I win the LG G Pad 8.3?

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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, May 9. The winner will be selected at random and informed via email. View the list of winners here.

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  1. Morrison
    May 10, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Lots - Screen resolution; Battery life; Responsiveness; etc.

  2. Eileen
    May 10, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Size & speed

  3. heather c
    May 10, 2014 at 2:50 am

    Battery life and picture quality.

  4. Dorothy H
    May 10, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I always look for a high quality screen resolution.

  5. TawndaM
    May 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    lockable & battery life are big issues

  6. benmahdjoub
    May 9, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    speed, screen quality, touch screen response, connectivity, battery life & the look of course...

  7. Tiffany
    May 9, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    It's features are always important!

  8. Rullyzam
    May 9, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Speed, battery life, touchscreen response and quality.

  9. John Michael J
    May 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Speed and Battery life

  10. Ariel C
    May 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    battery life and screen size!

  11. Narinder Chana
    May 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    When buying a tablet - the memory capacity and screen size.

  12. Donna Doyle
    May 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    speed, battery life, G's

  13. Kathryn
    May 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Battery life is important

  14. Parijat M
    May 9, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Battery life and reliability. :)

  15. Rodel S. Mercurio
    May 9, 2014 at 3:18 am

    When buying a tablet, I look for the latest version of Android.

  16. Rose Holloway
    May 9, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Screen Quality

  17. Jimmy A
    May 9, 2014 at 2:27 am

    When buying a tablet, I would look for a quality, high resolutions display.

  18. Lorin
    May 9, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Easy to navigate the web and a great battery.

  19. Rachel R
    May 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    screen i can clearly see and good sound and most common features.

  20. Vivian
    May 8, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    The processor is important! Dual core all the way!

  21. Joe
    May 8, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    When buying a tablet, I look for the latest version of Android, and an IR interface would be nice to control my media devices.

  22. Alan
    May 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Speed and screen quality and resolution

  23. mathew
    May 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I always make sure my tablets can smoothly play youtube videos and have enough power to smoothly play games

  24. Joanna
    May 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I look for storage and battery capacity.

  25. Ben Schoon
    May 8, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Decent screen and good speakers.

  26. Stan
    May 8, 2014 at 12:24 pm


  27. Ahmed
    May 8, 2014 at 11:46 am

    good LCD and easy control

  28. Herin
    May 8, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I look at display and comfortable handling for a tablet

  29. l p
    May 8, 2014 at 3:58 am

    the operating system is really important, especially these days. thanks

  30. KP
    May 8, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I'm looking for the OS.

  31. Heather Bush
    May 8, 2014 at 3:55 am

    screen resolution and battery life

  32. Patrick Miller
    May 8, 2014 at 3:52 am

    I want expandble memory

  33. Betty
    May 8, 2014 at 3:36 am

    I look for price & quality

  34. phil
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  35. Elizabeth K
    May 8, 2014 at 2:45 am

    I look for storage and has to be an android

  36. Becky Downey
    May 8, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Screen size, camera quality, weight... battery

  37. Amie
    May 8, 2014 at 1:01 am

    long battery life and a good camera

  38. Aly
    May 8, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Performance and build quality

  39. Heather S
    May 7, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Battery life and speed!

  40. Adekanye Chris
    May 7, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I look out for processing speed , available ports and aesthetics.

  41. Sharon S
    May 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    battery life and ease of use

  42. David Yang
    May 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    I look for battery life.

  43. Paul Grant
    May 7, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I look for a balance between quality and price

  44. Cesar
    May 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    OS and battery

  45. Robyn B.
    May 7, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    A good screen and long battery life.

  46. Francesco Fiorino
    May 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I look it's usability first!

  47. Giuseppe P
    May 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    good screen and battery life

  48. Amanda Murray
    May 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I have a need for speed!

  49. jason hatfield
    May 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Speed and battery life.

  50. Dianne Harris
    May 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    performance, battery life and quality

  51. Aaron L
    May 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I look for an intuitive interface and web browsing speed.

  52. tammy clouthier
    May 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    quality and battery life

  53. Anand Verma
    May 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    processor,battery and camera

  54. John G
    May 7, 2014 at 10:30 am


  55. Stephanie S
    May 7, 2014 at 5:48 am

    What I look for is crisp viewing and storage space. Also I want to be able to use a SD (micro-SD) card to add more storage. This tablet looks and sounds awesome!

  56. nick a.
    May 7, 2014 at 2:44 am

    battery life

  57. Donna L.
    May 7, 2014 at 2:43 am

    amount of storage

  58. Eva D
    May 7, 2014 at 2:31 am

    battery life

  59. Tammy S
    May 7, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I'm looking for speed and sleekness.

  60. Michaela K
    May 7, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Battery life is a big concern for me.

  61. Wanda B
    May 6, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Battery life is my top priority.

  62. Jo-anne P
    May 6, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    happening here as well only have 15 entries instead of my 27 3 ref x 5 thanks

  63. Jo-anne P
    May 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    I look for good battery life and a nice screen size and image

  64. Meridith
    May 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Quality and speed

  65. Stephen G.
    May 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I look for an excellent, high DPI screen.

  66. Shannon Wilkovich
    May 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Battery life and speed

  67. Rebecca S
    May 6, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I want user friendly and one I can do anything on line.

  68. Joseph Lartey
    May 5, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Battery life

  69. Lauren Martin
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  71. Mark Martin
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  72. C Jett
    May 5, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    battery life and memory.

  73. Sandi T
    May 5, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I look for battery life, image quality, and a decent price.

  74. Ahmad Hasan
    May 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    CPU and GPU power...

  75. Peggy Williams
    May 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    the size of the screen

  76. Yul
    May 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    i look for all the latest features in the smallest size possible

  77. Emh-el L
    May 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    When buying a tablet im looking for its quality, built, processor and memory :) I want to have a sleek but reliable gadget that I can play music browse internet and play games all the time.

  78. Roberto Rother
    May 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    When buying a tablet I look for a number of features, not just one, however from the numerous criteria that I look at, 3 come to the top of the list, processing power, resolution, and battery life.

  79. beth elder
    May 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Ease of typing stuff into it - hate to re-hit the "keyboard"

  80. Mohammad lal
    May 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    The processor

  81. Chris Osborne
    May 5, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Screen size and battery life

  82. Stian H
    May 5, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Screen quality and battery time

  83. John Ruzbarsky
    May 5, 2014 at 6:51 am


  84. Ostap
    May 5, 2014 at 5:55 am

    screen size

  85. Kathleen
    May 5, 2014 at 4:14 am

    As a tech novice I look for something that is easy to use

  86. Lawrence Maceren
    May 5, 2014 at 3:08 am

    I look for a tablet that offers an experience that can beat what both my phone and my laptop can offer

  87. Jose Rivas
    May 5, 2014 at 1:32 am

    I look for a nice screen, speakers, useful features, responsiveness and good build quality.

  88. Julie L
    May 5, 2014 at 1:23 am

    User friendly...and a quality product that will last a long time

  89. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    May 5, 2014 at 1:05 am

    My son is the one who decides what I need. I am absolutely clueless about these things :-(

  90. Tracey
    May 5, 2014 at 12:46 am

    I would look for efficient battery life, quick functionality, and simplicity.

  91. Caroline M
    May 5, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Screen size and battery life.

  92. May
    May 5, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I always look at battery life and weight of the tablet!

  93. Sandra H
    May 5, 2014 at 12:23 am

    I look for battery life and app compatibility.

  94. Donnas
    May 4, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Battery life.

  95. Jack Clegg
    May 4, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Storage and comfort on my hands.

  96. Nathaniel D
    May 4, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Battery LIfe

  97. Vince Ng
    May 4, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    everything! i want good storage and battery life

  98. Reed M
    May 4, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    good processor

  99. Janice S
    May 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    screen size and battery life

  100. Jason kinnin
    May 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Speed and battery life

  101. Mystic M
    May 4, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Does not break easily. Good email access. Long life battery.

  102. christine burd
    May 4, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I look for price, screen size and clarity of pictures,speed, and simplicity

  103. Walter Van Tine
    May 4, 2014 at 8:37 pm


  104. neha gupta
    May 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    i look for brand name with warranty, then screen, features

  105. Karen H
    May 4, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    It has to have Wifi so I could use it all over the house and in the garden.

  106. Chaitali Das
    May 4, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I look out for three things: Screen size, battery longevity and price.

  107. Natalie
    May 4, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Storage and battery life.

  108. nikki robak
    May 4, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I look for longer battery life

    • sfw1960
      May 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      All that!

  109. catherine brown
    May 4, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I look for easy navigation, and a size I can slip into my purse.

    May 4, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Widget will never go past 1st page.

  111. Robin Reid
    May 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    android, quality, speed, memory

  112. Victoria Ess
    May 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I look for longer battery life.

  113. Marlene V.
    May 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Durable product with long battery life

  114. Linda F
    May 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Quality and long life.

  115. Crystal Englot
    May 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I want to make sure when I am shopping for a tablet that it is easy to use and will support the apps that I use on a regular basis

  116. Grace S
    May 4, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I look for battery longevity.

  117. Stephanie Moore
    May 4, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I look for flash capability

  118. Hal jenner
    May 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Battery life is important to me

  119. Natalie
    May 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I look for smooth streaming of tv shows/movies, long battery life, reasonable price, and portability.

  120. Michelle Washburn
    May 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I look for size, portability and durability, software

  121. George A
    May 4, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Android compatibility and storage capacity.

  122. George A
    May 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Something that will be easy to use with my Android phone.

  123. Judy Thomas
    May 4, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I look for a good battery life and speed when using it.

  124. Carla
    May 4, 2014 at 10:49 am

    i look for Flash capability and battery lifeh

  125. Lillea
    May 4, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Easy to use

  126. Ashley D
    May 4, 2014 at 7:25 am

    In a tablet I look for battery life primarily.

  127. Serrena Stallmo
    May 4, 2014 at 6:54 am

    CPU, memory, droid, wifi

  128. piet bergen
    May 4, 2014 at 6:37 am

    battery life

  129. Mike S.
    May 4, 2014 at 6:14 am

    speed speed speed more speed and a little more speed. I don't give a crap if screens fade from one to another or boxes slide out of where I tap... It better happen in less than a blink of an eye or I get annoyed.

  130. Gaurav B
    May 4, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Most important - functionality - and then battery life.

  131. Landis Golden
    May 4, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Android version, battery life, and manufacturler

  132. linda
    May 4, 2014 at 1:33 am

    user friendly

  133. Irene Newstead
    May 4, 2014 at 1:15 am

    I look for plenty of storage and long battery life.

  134. Lauren
    May 3, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I look for good battery life.

  135. Jan Hustadnes
    May 3, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Battery, battery, battery life and easy to use and powerful processing power

  136. Anita
    May 3, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Life of battery, speed, and ease of functionality.

  137. Ria Alemina
    May 3, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Battery life, Memory and Screen resolution

  138. Denis K
    May 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    battery life, screen, memory

  139. Chris
    May 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    This Tablet look nice.

  140. Candace G
    May 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I look at screen resolution, size and overall look.

  141. piet bergen
    May 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    battery life in the first place

  142. Ernie Martin
    May 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Ease of use, apps available & quality is what I look for in a tablet.

  143. Janice C
    May 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    HD Screen & Memory ,

  144. nachiketa
    May 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Screen resolution , battery and cpu

  145. Nicole Lim
    May 3, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    light weight, hight ram and powerful processing power

  146. Lloyd V
    May 3, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Speed & Display quality.

  147. Phillip
    May 3, 2014 at 9:39 am

    I watch a lot of netflix on my tablet so the screen resolution is very important to me.

  148. Rafia Mehmood
    May 3, 2014 at 9:37 am

    battery life and memory.

  149. Simone M
    May 3, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Display quality, battery, performances, lightweight

  150. Mildred
    May 3, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I look for ease of use (without sacrificing safety); some tablets are more user-friendly tablets than others

  151. Susan D
    May 3, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Ability to download software and not just apps

  152. TheVictor99
    May 3, 2014 at 6:34 am

    When buying a tablet, I want to know how its video-streaming-related features and possibilities—both hardware and software.

  153. Peter H
    May 3, 2014 at 4:59 am

    HD Screen

  154. Pedro Parkero
    May 3, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Oh my, an infrared transmitter! This is perfect as people usually lose the TVs remote in the household. X-D
    Also, I had an LG smartphone and have gotten used to the KnockOn feature that I get disappointed when I knock on the screen of other sleeping gadgets and they do not wake. :-(

  155. Radite P
    May 3, 2014 at 3:41 am

    When buying a tablet always pay attention to specs, battery life, operating system, and usability.

  156. Anna Marie Anasis
    May 3, 2014 at 2:50 am

    Durability, screen quality and performance. With 3g, it's a plus.

  157. Nathan
    May 2, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    I look for resolution and memory.

  158. Youssef B
    May 2, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Speed and design

  159. Marko G.
    May 2, 2014 at 10:57 pm


  160. Rick
    May 2, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Quality, Speed, Lightweight, Durable and ease of use.

  161. Geovanna
    May 2, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    When buying a tablet I look for how easy it is to read e-books and well the apps function.

  162. Rebecca S
    May 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Love the battery life. Ty :)

  163. isterico89
    May 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Good quality screen and build, CPU and GPU Chipset, screen and battery duration :)

  164. ruksana
    May 2, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Battery and reviews :)

  165. Daniel V
    May 2, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Good quality screen and build. If it includes a stylus that's an awesome plus for me!

  166. Matthew W
    May 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Good, solid build quality.

  167. Gherghina
    May 2, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    It is a full-featured tablet and accessories. I like it as it is to the whole.

  168. Brandon Bethea
    May 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm


  169. Rahul R
    May 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I look for screen quality and battery life as i read a lot..

  170. Mustaghfirin A
    May 2, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Speed, screen resolution and battery life.

  171. Rob S
    May 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    clear screen

  172. Lisa B
    May 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Sleek design and long battery life.

  173. John Kirkpatrick
    May 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    screen clarity

  174. Diana
    May 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Processor and Memory capabilities.

  175. Daniel
    May 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    big battery

  176. Liz
    May 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm


  177. tom
    May 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    i look for battery life

  178. ana
    May 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    quality of screen, weight of the tablet and battery life

  179. Charles Gaines
    May 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I look for screen quality, graphical performance and battery life

  180. Vipul Pandey
    May 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Fast processing speed, decent memory, good length/width ratio like Ipad and good battery life.

  181. Norakmal Mohamad
    May 2, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Android, quality & performance

  182. Dragos B
    May 2, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Clear crisp text/display for easy reading.

  183. Catherine Shaw
    May 2, 2014 at 11:16 am

    User friendly, ergonomic, fun!

  184. David S
    May 2, 2014 at 11:12 am

    If I were to go looking for another tablet, my first thing I would look at is CPU/processor power and memory (RAM, not storage). I would want something at least quad-core (can't wait for hexa-core or octa-core) and preferably 2 GB RAM or more. I really don't like to sit and wait for something to get done doing what I told it to do.

  185. gregg deering
    May 2, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Battery life is important.

  186. Steven C
    May 2, 2014 at 10:03 am


  187. ?????? ?
    May 2, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Tech specs

  188. Rafael Kireyev
    May 2, 2014 at 9:21 am

    resolution of screen

  189. Nick Gonzalez
    May 2, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I look out for weight and battery life

  190. Michal
    May 2, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I care for good performance.

  191. Mario B.
    May 2, 2014 at 8:47 am

    When buying a tablet, the first feature that I look for is the screen.

  192. Amith
    May 2, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I look for the Screen quality and and the Processor and GPU specs

  193. Joses L
    May 2, 2014 at 6:46 am

    "In terms of performance, build quality and its software features the G Pad features among the absolute best of 2013 and early 2014?s tablets of all form factors."
    Some bold claim you have there. I would like to see the data just for the performance, let alone build quality and software features which are both considered very subjective to the eye of the beholder.

    This article is, frankly, quite biased and full of claims that shows how much the author favors the LG G Pad 8.3.

    "The fact that the G Pad packs only a 5-megapixel camera doesn’t impact the quality of the shot in the slightest."
    The author just typed it was a mediocre rear-facing camera a few lines before, now he's contradicting himself by typing that it doesn't impact shots quality by the slightest? There are a few more statements that I could point out, but putting that aside, I hope that articles like this can be improved in quality in the future, especially for a tech-blog like MakeUseOf.

    P.S.: Giveaways are always awesome though~

    • Kannon Y
      May 2, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      This is actually excellent criticism as those exact two points were ones that I agonized over. Thank you Joses for taking the time to write. If you have additional points that need revision, I would greatly appreciate your input.

      The Snapdragon 600 is basically a low-cost tablet chipset (which is also used in a few phones) which offers good performance. Its real world performance at FHD resolutions is good, but it's definitely not the best. I should have emphasized that what makes the G Pad such a great device is its multifunctionality (the IR transmitter + software suite), build quality and great value.

      Regarding the camera, I need to make it clearer that the new Google Camera app available in Android 4.4 allows for surprisingly good shots to be taken, despite the weak 5MP camera.

      When time permits, I'll make those changes. Thanks again for the feedback!

    • Joses L
      May 3, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      I see, but your statement there sounds like it is the best tablet ever made in 2013 and 2014 regardless of price target market, which is of course far from the case. I would also like to point out that even the software feature doesn't seem all that great, those points that you made were:
      - Tablet Optimized Soft Keyboard, yet it didn't feature swyping, which is built-in for standard Android Keyboard from Jelly Bean onwards. The only difference is the number row, which, again, can be input from standard Android Keyboard anyway.
      - KnockON: This is a good feature, but it's not exclusive to LG, since some devices from the Xperia line also has tap2wake implemented.
      - Voice Mate: Google Now>Siri, so if Voice Mate<Siri, then it's obviously a failure and just another gimmick from LG...
      - Quicl Remote: Not enough info, but seems to simplistic to "exceed all comptet.

      Which reinforces my point about how the G Pad isn't anything special at all, but IMHO still good enough for its price point(and this should be emphasized more). And I don't know why you would put plastic as better than metal.

      "Normally metal components of tablets serve as heat sinks, but the G Pad uses the plastic as its primary place to transfer thermal energy."

      " For example, after extended periods of gaming, the tablet only becomes warm to the touch. Its coolness owes in part to the aluminum backing, which doubles as a heat sink for the torrid Snapdragon 600 chipset."

      Another contradiction there, you said the G Pad primarily uses plastic to conduct heat, but then again say it can stay cool because of the aluminium back? I don't think there is any kind of plastic that is more conductive to aluminium, even thermally conductive polymer(although not sure about this one), but clearly aluminium conducts heat better than your average plastic.

      It worries me if a writer in a well-known blog site like MakeUseOf needs a reader to point out some obvious logical flaws in the written article. Where is the editor for this kind of thing? And even without a separate editor, I wonder if the writer is truly qualified to write about tech in MUO at all. Or if the writer doesn't really care because this is just a giveaway, and most people is just eager to get the stuff(which is largely true...). No offense there, and it's too late to change most of the stuff anyway.

  194. Jim Wood
    May 2, 2014 at 5:38 am

    it's the smoothness of doing multi-tasking

  195. abigail ong
    May 2, 2014 at 5:15 am

    fast performance and long lasting battery

  196. Dharmik M
    May 2, 2014 at 5:02 am


  197. Carol Oddy
    May 2, 2014 at 4:32 am

    I look at the size and what programs it offers.

  198. Prabhjot singh
    May 2, 2014 at 3:12 am

    I need this badly

  199. Ian Tong
    May 2, 2014 at 2:45 am

    processor, RAM, storage and battery capacity. ANDROID

  200. Ariane Mangiliman
    May 2, 2014 at 2:39 am

    The battery life.

  201. John P
    May 2, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Screen is always my first thing. Then responsiveness.

  202. Mark Hansen
    May 2, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Battery life and storage space.
    I'm practical like that.

  203. Eric
    May 2, 2014 at 1:13 am

    I look at all specs

  204. cam cam
    May 2, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Pixels and screen size

  205. Neri Marin
    May 1, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Battery and storage =) and price.

  206. Daniel M
    May 1, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    the os, screen size, cpu power, ram, price

  207. jayce
    May 1, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Screen quality and battery life!

  208. Boris B
    May 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm


  209. Wei Lian L
    May 1, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Battery and RAM.

  210. Carsten F
    May 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    The feature I like the most is that it runs iOS.

  211. Nikunj T
    May 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Battery and storage are most important. Second most important is screen size and display quality.

  212. nitin hassija
    May 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I would look out for the screen resoultion and size first. And then would look into battery, processor, RAM and storage options.

  213. Christos K
    May 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Screen, cpu performance ppi. :)

  214. Adrian
    May 1, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Conectivity, resolution and display size

  215. Eric M
    May 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    When looking to purchase a tablet, I look for size, weight, functionality and dependability.

  216. Terry M
    May 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Well known name, OS version, CPU, storage space.

  217. Micky Nelson
    May 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I look for storage and speed

  218. Natalie white
    May 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    screen size, battery

  219. Elisabetta
    May 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Memory, battery, upgradability.

  220. Leo S
    May 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Screen resolution and battery

  221. Aditya B
    May 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Screen size and battery.

  222. Loren S
    May 1, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Performance and specs

  223. Cátia Viegas
    May 1, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Mostly battery life and memory

  224. Gord
    May 1, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I look for a decent price and battery life.

  225. Love C
    May 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Memory and battery life.

  226. Aditya Thakral
    May 1, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Pixel density, processor, ra

  227. Neil John O
    May 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Screen Size, weight, portability, and power

  228. Linda Toth
    May 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Screen size

  229. Diana Corlett
    May 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Ease of use and battery life!

  230. Ketha R
    May 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    nice give away!

  231. Mateja I
    May 1, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Money to buy one.

  232. Matthew D
    May 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Battery life and resolution

  233. Bob F
    May 1, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Screen res and memory expansion.

  234. Mary María
    May 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Looks great!

  235. Richard Bonifacio
    May 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Memory and processor.

  236. Vjosan
    May 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    The future I look for is the screen size.

  237. Igor S
    May 1, 2014 at 2:30 pm


  238. Vladislav G
    May 1, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Display size

  239. P Beneban S
    May 1, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Processing power...
    Connectivity options...

  240. Mariz D
    May 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    battery life

  241. Mesut Yaver
    May 1, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Usability, good screen, fast processor.

  242. Vijaykumar
    May 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I look for screen size, resolution and in-built memory and support for external memory card.

  243. Prince
    May 1, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    It should be fast, attractive, reliable and economical too. Bigger Battery life ,ram, superb processor as well as the best camera .

  244. Jacques P
    May 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Wireless Connectivity

  245. Nicolas
    May 1, 2014 at 11:02 am

    screen resolution and battery autonomy

  246. Arturo Ramirez
    May 1, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Performance and screen quality.

  247. Philip Austin
    May 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Size And Clarity Of The Screen Is The Most Important For Me

  248. Alex
    May 1, 2014 at 9:45 am

    good screen quality

  249. Milindalaknath
    May 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Wireless Connectivity

  250. paulie
    May 1, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Quality and Performance

  251. moorandro
    May 1, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Size matters :D and outlook, display, speed

  252. Thomas Shield
    May 1, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I look for a good connection to the internet and a cpu that gives good speed, with a battery that is reliable and has a long life in use

  253. Bill
    May 1, 2014 at 7:22 am

    all of em

  254. Mahesh Kumar
    May 1, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Performance , viewing angles of screen and display quality

  255. Wardell
    May 1, 2014 at 7:03 am

    display, speed and battery life

  256. Lucian Cornea
    May 1, 2014 at 6:57 am

    I look for storage and battery capacity.

  257. Timothy C
    May 1, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Screen, battery and performance. Very important. I don't want lag, and I watch a lot of videos so I need good screen and battery life.

  258. Rafael Kireyev
    May 1, 2014 at 5:58 am

    screen resolution

  259. harish
    May 1, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Storage capacity, performance speed, ram, camera performance, wifi compatibility, responsiveness, built and also display quality

  260. Kin Song Chan
    May 1, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Battery life, anti-glaring, screen size...

    ...and weight especially (don't want to break my left arm when holding it for a prolonged period)

  261. AdrianW
    May 1, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Screen size and resolution

  262. El C
    May 1, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Capability to expand memory and apps ecosystem.

  263. Thomas Stachelski
    May 1, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Reliable, fast with long battery life.

  264. Mehul Boricha
    May 1, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Especially battery life and then I check it out for processor and RAM....

  265. Vitalik G
    May 1, 2014 at 5:02 am

    a good screen

  266. Lee T
    May 1, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Battery life, performance, speed, graphics and durability.

  267. Joel G
    May 1, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Portability and app compatibility.

  268. DAN J
    May 1, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Battery life, camera quality, (stereo) speaker quality, CPU speed and internal memory (+expandable memory space).

  269. Lisa Rose
    May 1, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Speed and battery life

  270. MikeB
    May 1, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Cost and battery life.

  271. Scott Harris
    May 1, 2014 at 3:01 am

    future software upgradability

  272. Beh H
    May 1, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Performance and battery life!

  273. Arie W
    May 1, 2014 at 2:34 am

    responsive, big storage, big battery, not slippery, good looking is a plus

  274. JeffC
    May 1, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Battery life and price.

  275. Shanaan Cameau
    May 1, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Battery screen size Micro SD

  276. Ismael R
    May 1, 2014 at 2:08 am

    My main three things to look at, when buying a tablet, are specs vs price, Android system version (including the update timing from the maker), and resolution.

  277. Cheridene B
    May 1, 2014 at 1:49 am

    storage & battery life

  278. Stephen K.
    May 1, 2014 at 1:47 am

    I like good battery life

  279. sisyphia
    May 1, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Reliable, with a good wifi connection, and easy to use.

  280. D
    May 1, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Bought an LG G2, gonna want this too from what I see in the G2 haha!

  281. jeff
    May 1, 2014 at 12:57 am

    battery life

  282. Saukl
    May 1, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Battery and screen size.

  283. Kenrick Stibora
    April 30, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Battery life.

  284. ?????? ?
    April 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm


  285. Victor O
    April 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    screen quality

  286. elinor semira
    April 30, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    OS, memory and battery life! ^_^

  287. Jim Alix
    April 30, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Battery life!

  288. Luis A Ramos Jr
    April 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I look for RAM, Micro SD slot, battery life and portability.

  289. Bob Acoff
    April 30, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    memory, speed, style

  290. Stanislav P
    April 30, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Storage and battery capacity, weight and performance

  291. Jimmy Naidoo
    April 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Value for money.

  292. Angela
    April 30, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    i care about storage & battery life on paper but care about general performance & ease of use on the daily.

  293. Alex
    April 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Performance and screen quality

  294. Richard B
    April 30, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    There's a lot i look for in a tablet, and the G Pad fills almost every requirement. Though it would be "dated" by almost any tablet released now, it has solid specs, and updated software. This would be awesome to win, and would probably replace my 2012 Nexus 7.

  295. Dave Wells
    April 30, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    CPU, GPU, RAM, OS, on-board storage, expandability, screen size and resolution.

  296. Susana
    April 30, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    The feature I look for the most in tablets is the brand-specific software's integration with android.

  297. allen gagle
    April 30, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    A tablet must have good battery life and run a current version of android. Bonuses are cheap price and stylus support. The Note is a good example of a very balanced, albeit a little expensive tablet.

  298. Jeff Fisher
    April 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Most important features for me are memory, battery and resolution.

  299. Bart B
    April 30, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Fast processor.

  300. Suyanto L
    April 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    battery life

  301. kevin dullens
    April 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I usually look for a good screen and battery life. But it shouldn't be 7" in smaller and there should be no bloatware on it like heavy touchwiz.

  302. Keith W
    April 30, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    A balance of price and performance.

  303. Charles Mills
    April 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Performance. Size. Game play abilities. The IR blaster is nice.

  304. Srinivas G
    April 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Quality of the screen, and the processing power. Bigger machine for bigger tasks.

  305. Ed
    April 30, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Thin. light, about 8 inch screen size. Fairly recent processor with good speed and battery life.

  306. Rick
    April 30, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Ease of use, Quality Performance, Substantial Memory(room for upgrades), and price.

  307. Jonathan S
    April 30, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    GPS, min 16 GB storage capacity, newest Android version, enough computing power, full HD display, long battery life

  308. Grigas S
    April 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I try to find the best price to performance option

  309. Tim C
    April 30, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Snappy functionality, good storage, long battery life.

  310. Connie
    April 30, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Crisp graphics, good responsiveness, and the ability to handle a lot at once. Also, price is super important.

  311. Catherine R.
    April 30, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I need something that is light weight, durable and has a long battery life.

  312. Bailey A.
    April 30, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    When buying a tablet, I look for battery life and portability.

  313. Jitendra A
    April 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Display, storage, battery life, easy of use, call capability, good camera.

  314. Paul Y
    April 30, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Space for loading apps above storage, ram, and then processing power.

  315. Bill M
    April 30, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I look for RAM, storage, and battery life.

    I also agree with Heather!. Punch Tab is painful to use on my ipad4. There are other, better solutions.

  316. Sveta L
    April 30, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Tablet should be reliable... with long battery life... fast... with good screen and big memory

  317. DabQ
    April 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Battery life and storage

  318. Steph B
    April 30, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Speed, I really prefer something that reacts quickly and doesn't crawl along.

  319. Dustin W
    April 30, 2014 at 4:24 pm


  320. Nancy B
    April 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Not sure with a tablet what to look for? I know I want long battery life, ease of use and a lot of instructions! Probably why I haven't bought one yet! But winning one would be great! :D

  321. D-J Russell
    April 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Powerful hardware & decent battery life.

  322. Rúben Santos
    April 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    It must be fast and great price. Also it should come with fast updates or great suport of the community.

  323. George Gincke
    April 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Quality...and ease of use.

  324. Heather!
    April 30, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Agghh!! I sooo hate the widget you use for contests! Maybe it's because I only use an iPad, but it is such a pain. The Twitter thing...I already follow, but need to open Twitter to unfollow, then follow again, then reload the widget, sign in again, and go through the entries to claim the Twitter entry. And it never works the first time. Drives me nuts! Would you please consider using a different widget? Anybody else have these problems?

  325. Erica Johnson
    April 30, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I look for good hardware and software and good battery life

  326. Jared turner
    April 30, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    performance and battery life

  327. Ben
    April 30, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Quality build and performance. Also a good camera is a plus but not necessary. Oh... and iOS is really nice... but I'll settle for android. Haha.

  328. Harry
    April 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I look for lightweight and good specs

  329. Harmon A
    April 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I look for iOS...

  330. Lev
    April 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Battery life and powerful processor

  331. Joseph
    April 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Battery Life, and ease of use.

  332. Isaac C
    April 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Light, battery life, build quality and the availability of useful apps

  333. Don
    April 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Screen quality and "cleanness" of OS. Pure android is best; I'd rather customize it myself, instead of the HW vendor

  334. BrianP
    April 30, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Javascript performance

  335. Mike
    April 30, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Value for money.

  336. Bruce
    April 30, 2014 at 2:26 pm


  337. Miguel
    April 30, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Installed OS and battery life.

  338. thiagu
    April 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Read books and emails

  339. Tehuel T
    April 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I think mainly performance.

  340. Eva S
    April 30, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I look for a combination of good screen quality, portability and value.

  341. Rebecca P
    April 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Size and functionality such as download speed and battery life

  342. Theo E
    April 30, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I look for something durable, along with plenty of memory and processing power.

  343. Gerald S
    April 30, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Battery life,speed and storage capacity,throw in a mic and camera should be just okay.

  344. Sam K
    April 30, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    battery life, storage, weight.

  345. Tom M
    April 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Price and battery life

  346. Gramps
    April 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I like the 8" format, the very 1st feature look for is an external SD card

  347. Rahul Dsouza
    April 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Speed and battery life. No system blot a plus.

  348. Adly A
    April 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Battery life

  349. yussuf hamdoud
    April 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I look for a tablet that has a good speed with a big storage cause I like to install lots of apps , also I don't want it to be a "fatty" because I like to move

  350. Bruce Dale
    April 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Performance...what good are all the bells & whistles if it takes them an eternity to work?

  351. sun
    April 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I look for user friendliness and price.

  352. Justin L
    April 30, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I have never purchased a tablet, but I would look for a good value. That doesn't mean the cheapest, but one that has a good screen, good battery, and a build quality that will last, all for a reasonable price.

  353. Tate S
    April 30, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Speed and battery life~

  354. Zakaria E
    April 30, 2014 at 11:35 am

    cpu power

  355. Colin H
    April 30, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Speed and weight!

  356. Emiliya Petkova
    April 30, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Price and speed

  357. Fran H
    April 30, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I look for reliability and how user friendly the tablet is.

  358. Boris
    April 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Most important thing for me is whether the device is loaded with the OEM's crapware or not. And having the last version of the OS.

  359. Guillermo Ivan Jimenez Ruvalcaba
    April 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I look up for a good user experience

  360. Simon
    April 30, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Battery life, quality screen and reputable brand.

  361. sean callahan
    April 30, 2014 at 10:28 am

    price and do i need it

  362. Dan
    April 30, 2014 at 10:27 am


  363. Nikica T
    April 30, 2014 at 9:35 am

    For good procesor and batery life

  364. Sonny H
    April 30, 2014 at 9:34 am

    pixel density
    CPU and GPU
    expandable memory
    stylus :D

  365. Sergey
    April 30, 2014 at 9:29 am


  366. Johnathon G
    April 30, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Resolution, Battery life, CPU & GPU Chipset, Digitizer response.

  367. Jason P
    April 30, 2014 at 8:58 am


  368. Nabil Z
    April 30, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Possibility of rooting

  369. Johnna Rhodus
    April 30, 2014 at 7:47 am

    When looking for a tablet I look for a tablet that is fast&reliable!

  370. Bjørnar B
    April 30, 2014 at 7:43 am

    CPU, Memory battery life and reviews

  371. Antonio Iacobone
    April 30, 2014 at 7:42 am

    CPU & GPU Chipset, screen, 3G and battery life

  372. Nicolas D
    April 30, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Looks cool

  373. Pravas Kumar
    April 30, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Screen and graphics performance is something that I look for.

  374. Jackie Chapman
    April 30, 2014 at 7:36 am

    It must have good screen quality and speed

  375. Alexander B
    April 30, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Battery life and display quality

  376. Jarvis J
    April 30, 2014 at 7:05 am

    a good high resolution display like amoled

  377. Erhan Nicolescu
    April 30, 2014 at 6:58 am

    When buying a tablet, I am looking for a really nice hardware setup! :D

  378. Narcis G
    April 30, 2014 at 6:50 am

    battery life, design and operating system

  379. Milos D
    April 30, 2014 at 6:41 am

    i look good screen quality, processor and ram memory...and building quality

  380. Aravindh S
    April 30, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Good Display
    Nice user experience, doesnt mind whats under the hood as long as I don't feel the inadequacy

  381. Aleksandr C
    April 30, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Display and battery life

  382. Prabhath K
    April 30, 2014 at 5:59 am

    It should be fast, reliable and helpful.
    For price, I was looking for cheap but top of the line specs,
    bigger ram and superb processor as well as the camera pixel

  383. Mocanu Cristina
    April 30, 2014 at 5:58 am

    What i look for in a tablet is CPU power and screen quality. Impressing tablet!

  384. Mark P.
    April 30, 2014 at 5:57 am

    battery, display and powerful processor.

  385. Franz Iulian
    April 30, 2014 at 5:57 am

    battery life and performance

  386. Asif Khan
    April 30, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Display, Design and Battery life

  387. Aj
    April 30, 2014 at 5:37 am

    4G (LTE) and FHD Screen with High MP rear camera!

  388. Daniel
    April 30, 2014 at 5:36 am

    It has to be compact and fast (as opposed to my old Galaxy Tab 10.1)

  389. Marko
    April 30, 2014 at 5:29 am

    It must be build in good quality, have goid performance, battery thal will last at least a day and some other features.

  390. Alexandru S
    April 30, 2014 at 5:21 am

    The most importantly, battery life.

  391. Suresh V
    April 30, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Speed, Spacae and Look.

  392. Anne
    April 30, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Speed, good resolution, and battery life.

  393. Lhet S
    April 30, 2014 at 5:13 am

    I mostly looked for quality and performance. Specially the speed, size of the screen and lastly the design.

  394. Tina F
    April 30, 2014 at 5:12 am

    I'm just looking the quality of the product with huge internal storage

  395. Michael T
    April 30, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Battery life and screen size.

  396. Gibran R
    April 30, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Screen Resolution and size :D

  397. Prasanth M
    April 30, 2014 at 4:58 am

    LG G Pad 8.3 is one of the Mega Tab in It's section,

    When I want to buy a tab mainly i will see
    1. the size of the screen beacuse when we decided to buy a tab the large screen is not a problem

    2.the display resolution beacuse no use of having only large screen but there should be good display res for it

    3.the battery, insted of having large screen and good display the battery should be also more to enjoy it outside

    4.the hardware of the product such as ram and processor for multitasking and high end games and bulit quality of the tab for our convinent

    5.the memory, inbult and external

    6.connectivity, such as bluetooth, Wifi, GPS ..and mainly Sim facility [Single Sim or Dual Sim]

    7.Last but not least the camera, two sides is very useful either it is more mega pixels or less, the image quality should be clean and nice

    these are some and main features i will see whn buying a tab

  398. John D
    April 30, 2014 at 4:48 am

    I'd like a complex of features including design and ergonomics

  399. Pete Townill
    April 30, 2014 at 4:46 am

    I look for performance in a tablet, followed closely by battery life.

  400. Toby
    April 30, 2014 at 4:36 am

    I like to have a balance of features, screen, battery life etc. It needs to be a good all rounder.

  401. Jude L
    April 30, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Battery life and Processor Power

  402. damien
    April 30, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Good battery life is a must.

  403. Krzysztof K
    April 30, 2014 at 4:23 am

    importants are: speed, battery life

  404. Daniel T
    April 30, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Design, screen size and performance

  405. Junil M
    April 30, 2014 at 4:18 am

    screen resolution, battery life and speed

  406. Kurt Liget
    April 30, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Nice screen for an 8 inch tablet.

  407. Sarat C
    April 30, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Overall performance

  408. Michael D
    April 30, 2014 at 3:58 am

    All it's attributes need to combine to be able to handle what I want to use it for, nothing more, nothing less.

  409. Angela in AR
    April 30, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Good battery life, clear screen, comfortable. I'm apparently not difficult to please. :)

  410. Jessica Mayo
    April 30, 2014 at 3:44 am

    If I'm curious about a product, i usually read reviews like this and especially read them here in makeuseof. The important thing for me is the look and feel. How sleek it is and easy to grab/hold on. Next is the durability, is it reliable? Will it last me years? The memory space and the speed. Then the special features that you cannot see in other phones. Like this one,. I liked the KNOCKON feature .It should be worth the price. and the battery life should last a long time before charging.

  411. Bella Wegner
    April 30, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Love LG products. We have every electronics from the brand. Id love to try on LG pad to see how great it is!

  412. Anthony
    April 30, 2014 at 3:43 am

    portable and quick connectivity

  413. matthew Alaniz
    April 30, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Good battery life and very durable

  414. alan
    April 30, 2014 at 3:22 am

    I love LG products! The design, the features, wicked!

  415. Neil T
    April 30, 2014 at 3:14 am

    A great high res, IPS screen, lots of RAM and a fast SOC/CPU.

  416. Debbie Epps Kennedy
    April 30, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Good screen and fast..

  417. Raazan M
    April 30, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Faster processor and battery backup.

  418. Nathan T
    April 30, 2014 at 3:01 am

    processor, screen-size, battery life

  419. John Vincent Pedregoza
    April 30, 2014 at 2:59 am

    What i look for a tablet is reliability and speed. A reliable tablet must have a good battery life. Bloatware and other non-stock android apps often makes the tablet sluggish, and this would also take a toll on the battery life.Without bloatware, you can also have the storage space that you need. Another plus is if it has a 3g sim slot which will make it a lot easier for you to be online, without carrying another device as a means to obtain wireless internet connection.

  420. Jim Morgan
    April 30, 2014 at 2:50 am

    Simplicity and quality

  421. Aaron
    April 30, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Good screen and fast processor.

  422. Raúl Dubini
    April 30, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I need a tablet that is fast and has a good screen.

  423. D.r. W
    April 30, 2014 at 2:34 am

    A Good Screen

  424. Hiew Vun Yau
    April 30, 2014 at 2:31 am

    1. Good quality screen
    2. Comfortable Weight
    3. good battery life of at least 8 - 10 hours

  425. Nikhil N
    April 30, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Main features to look out for while buying tablet is Display size,Display panel,exp storage ,battery life .

  426. Bryan
    April 30, 2014 at 2:28 am

    For me, entertainment is the biggest thing. It's got to have good battery life for long trips, decent audio, and a good screen. In terms of connectivity, it's nice to have GSM connectivity...but here in Canada tablet plans are ridiculously expensive. I don't mind if it's a little smaller if it's not phone size.

  427. Sammer A
    April 30, 2014 at 2:26 am

    fast performance

  428. Taylor L
    April 30, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Processing power and battery life

  429. Mary
    April 30, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Battery life, storage space (more books!), durability (I'm clumsy), are all important to me.

  430. poiuyt580
    April 30, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Usability and specs.

  431. Ajith Sen
    April 30, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Screen, resolution, processor, capacity...

  432. G
    April 30, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Speed speed speed speed!

  433. Debbie Wood
    April 30, 2014 at 2:16 am

    The tablet has to be fast, reliable and with a long battery life.

  434. Nick Kirven
    April 30, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Owning an original Nexus 7, I don't have access to much to compare it to. I want a second pad that both suits my useful needs and I can give to my wife to add to her toy collection.

  435. Charles Craft
    April 30, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I look for durability, and a system capable of running an advanced OS.

  436. robert
    April 30, 2014 at 2:09 am

    battery life

  437. Candice Montgomery
    April 30, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Ease of use, battery life, connectivity.

  438. Bienvenido C. Masaluñga Jr.
    April 30, 2014 at 2:02 am

    It should be fast, reliable and helpful. For price, I was looking for cheap but top of the line specs, bigger ram and superb processor as well as the camera pixel.

  439. Andrew
    April 30, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I look for a good CPU, good screen, and good battery life.

  440. Vic L
    April 30, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Mainly, I looking for the specs: CPU, GPU, screen, battery, capable of expandable memory.

  441. kvothe
    April 30, 2014 at 1:10 am

    One of my primary concerns is battery life; I need a tablet that will last while traveling. Screen quality is also important, as is build quality and form factor.

  442. Paul W
    April 30, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Nexus or bust!

  443. Brady W
    April 30, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Battery life, camera quality, size, and storage.

  444. ira
    April 30, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Great screen resolution and long battery life

  445. Todd H
    April 30, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I look for a combination of readability and ease of use. Being on the go all the time, I don't want to fight with the device to do what I need to do.

  446. Zero
    April 29, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    OS update.

  447. Eric R
    April 29, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    That it has a good battery life

  448. Jarred S
    April 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I look for good battery life, decent processing power, and good size form factor is also important so it is comfortable to use as well as transport.

  449. Dan D
    April 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Durability. It has to be able to take drops, blender attacks, and protect me as a shield during ninja attacks..

  450. Va D
    April 29, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Processor power. It needs to be fast and able to handle my multitasking prowess.

  451. Tom
    April 29, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    screen, raw power, expandable memory, battery life

  452. Mike F
    April 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    When buying a tablet I look for quality of construction, speed, and image quality.

  453. Anthony
    April 29, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Battery, design, price, products manufacturing.

  454. Andrei A
    April 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    screen, battery life

  455. John C
    April 29, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Everything lol. It has to have good battery life, screen, power, fairly light/thin etc etc.

  456. José Luís Alves
    April 29, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Screen size and resolution, battery life and price

  457. Andras K.
    April 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    good screen, power, battery life

  458. isami
    April 29, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I look for a good screen, weight, speed and battery life

  459. Antonio R
    April 29, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I need to feel it comfortable in my hands. Processor, graphics and apps are very important.

  460. Adam Jones
    April 29, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    The main feature I want in a tablet is a good screen, which includes the screen size and orientation.

  461. Julian
    April 29, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    efficient processor for both power and endurance

  462. Travis Faulkner
    April 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Size and battery life

  463. doe smith
    April 29, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    battery life. weight. screen size.

  464. kishan
    April 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm


  465. Haravind kumar
    April 29, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I check for good spec's n the durability of the tab

  466. irwin
    April 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    ease of use, responsiveness, weight

  467. Niku D
    April 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    i check the proccesor power , the ram memory and the screen resolution..

  468. Dmitry Y
    April 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    The best thing in a tablet is its screen. For me it must be medium sensitive, from 8 to 10 inches and strengthened. And, of course, with high resolution. Other things are not so important for me.

  469. Abdelrahman
    April 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm


  470. Tanvir
    April 29, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I check for screen size and the processor power :)

  471. Endracion
    April 29, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I mostly look for high resolution and good viewing angles, along with a processor that can handle HD media.

  472. James
    April 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Powerful processor and graphics.

  473. Marco
    April 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    battery life

  474. Joel
    April 29, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Great battery life. Great screen and portability.

  475. Saad Ahmad
    April 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Speed and performance.

  476. Paul-kristjan A
    April 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I find the best and a very important feature on a pad to be the battery life, doesn't matter what I should be doing, the battery should be the one that has energy all the time to keep up with me.

  477. Malkhaz A
    April 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Ideal tablet for me is that has a good battery and camera

  478. Maarten D
    April 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I always look out for:
    -If there isn't an apple logo at the back
    -Volume prestations

  479. Dan V
    April 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Beyond the typical more more more, (memory, camera quality, pixels, battery life) and less, less, less (weight, lag, battery recharge time), I like accessories & attachments such as cover color choices, camera lens attachments, built-in stands, external memory card slots (easily accessible.)

  480. Oldgit9
    April 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I replaced a damaged Nexus 7 (2012) (damaged USB port) with this G Pad. It's a lot better IMO . The only downside I find, is u can't lock the home etc buttons when you have the keyboard up and it's too easy to accidentally press one if the buttons and exit what your doing. Other than that, I'm very pleased with it. 8/10 for me.

  481. Irma T.
    April 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I want a tablet that has a good processor and ram,battery life,screen quality... :)

  482. David S. de Lis
    April 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I think tablets are the middle land between my mobile phone and a netbook/laptop so I look for the biggger size but not too much, the flexibility and mobility and good battery... A nice screen resolution is a plus, because it makes for so much better reading... :)

  483. Anne
    April 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Screen size and quality plus good battery life!

  484. TeresaC
    April 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I want a tablet that has a good processor and ram so it will handle anything I want to do on it. It also has to have good battery life.

  485. Db
    April 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Size, processing speed for business, battery life, storage, operating system & connectivity. Great write up, excellent information, thank you.

  486. Joseph G
    April 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Whenever I'm in the market for a tablet, I tend to look at hardware spec first and then I like to analyse the tablet to see how the OS and other included bits of software take advantage of it. Well made accessories are a big plus (think MS Surface keyboard cover, ASUS Transformer Prime keyboard dock, etc).

  487. Hang Le
    April 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    what I care about most is Battery life

  488. potterhead42
    April 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I look for high speed, solid build and a lack of bloatware.

  489. Dustin Wood
    April 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Portability, Processing Power, and Battery life.

  490. milan
    April 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Screen quality, no bloatware , battery life.

  491. JustReboot
    April 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I look for good video resolution, battery life, sound and portability. This looks like it has it all!

  492. Tejash C
    April 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Processor, RAM, battery life, RAM, handling, looks etc.

  493. Alfred Chan
    April 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Screen size and Battery life. :)

  494. Mihir C
    April 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Better battery life, better handling, better processor & better RAM!

  495. jlp
    April 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Ease of use.

  496. Kunal D
    April 29, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Long term value

  497. Tomas P
    April 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Screen and reasonable performance (so that web browsing is a relatively swift experience).

  498. Shawn
    April 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    great screen, and processor/ram

  499. Gaurav
    April 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    When buying a tablet, the feature that I look out for is expandable storage.

  500. Nicholas S
    April 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I mostly look for processor speed and internal memory.

  501. T Voss
    April 29, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    With a tablet, I look for battery life and screen resolution.

  502. Dany Bouffard
    April 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Processor, storage, battery life, and then connectivity.

  503. Lisa Brown
    April 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    i look for speed, or high quality processor and external memory feature.

  504. Justin
    April 29, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Build quality and the screen

  505. Paul V
    April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Processor, RAM, Storage, battery life and screen size.

  506. Sa J
    April 29, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Ditto. Battery life and screen quality. I also appreciate having the latest version of android.

  507. Juan M
    April 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    quality build, all the way

  508. Siddharthan V
    April 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Battery life and screen quality.