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LG G Pad 7, Back in Business

September 12, 2014

LG G Pad 7

Last year, in September, the Koreans from LG were launching the G Pad, a tablet which proved itself to be a very capable device and its owners were and surely still are fully satisfied with that it has to offer. There’s also the G Pad 10.1 around, which was recently launched, but, nevertheless, for those of you who are searching for something a little smaller, LG released in July a new member for the family of tablets, I’m talking about the G Pad 7.0. As you might’ve guessed, its name gives a hint to its size, which is currently the smallest from the team. The little fella also features a budget price along with a tempting package of features; keep reading and find out more about it!

The G Pad 7’s retail box consists in a charger and a microUSB cable, which is used for re-charging the device and making data connections. That’s all, but it’s quite enough if you consider the price.

The LG G Pad 7 measures 189.3 x 113.8 x 10.1 mm and has a weight of 293 grams, being easy to manage and carry around with you every day. Even though it’s made from plastic and has a simple design, the tablet stands far from looking cheap and gives the impression of being solid and well put together. Its back cover features a matte finish, thus rejecting fingerprints and offering a good hand grip.

The frontal part of the tablet is taken by a 7 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which offers a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 216 ppi. The image quality is very good when using the device indoors, offering bright colors, wide viewing angles and a good contrast. Unfortunately, the screen is too reflective and this will come as an unpleasant issue when using the tablet under direct sunlight.

The G Pad 7 comes loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and has been customized with the Optimus user interface. Browsing through the friendly and colorful platform goes nice and smooth and if you’re familiar with Android, you’ll be feeling right at home. The Optimus interface offers a plethora of settings and options for customizing your device and you’ll befriend it as soon as you explore its large capabilities.
The tablet is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, having a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 64 GB. The tablet does good in terms of performance, fulfilling its tasks without any hiccups (lagging or freezing).

LG G Pad 7 Back in Business

At the connectivity department, the G Pad 7 holds support for dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0 with On-the-go support. There’s also an infra-red port on board and allows your tablet to act as a remote and control your home appliances that have IR support.

For surfing the web, an Android browser and Google Chrome come to your rescue. Both of them are very capable and offer a lot of options and features and will make sure that you’ll be having a great browsing experience.

The LG G Pad 7 comes with a 3.15 megapixels primary camera that takes pictures with a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and supports geo-tagging. The image quality isn’t something to write home about, but keep in mind that this is a budget-oriented device and you can’t really ask for more from a tablet in this price range.
There’s also a front-facing 1.3 MP camera on board for making video calls or taking selfies. Both cameras record 720p videos.

For watching videos, the G Pad 7 offers a cool player which will play popular formats such as AVI, DivX, XviD or MPG and has support for subtitles.
The audio player is also very decent and offers, among others, an equalizer with several presets, including a customizable one. The output is nice and clean.

Some other useful features offered by the LG G Pad 7 are a GPS receiver, Google Maps for navigation, a File manager, the QRemote app for using the IR blaster, QPair for transfering notifications between the tablet and your LG smartphone, a Weather application and more.

The tablet comes with a 4,000 mAh battery and will endure a little over 18 hours of video playback and 12 hours of web surfing, which is great.

This tablet can run great app called Tap4Call as well as any other Android phone or tablet. You can use it to make free International phone calls and you can SMS text for free. Check the site out!

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