LG G-Slate

Released March, 2011
  • 8.9"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 3.0
Otherwise, both the rear and front cameras do reasonable duty at taking regular pictures — better than most tablets on the market — though as with the Xoom, I can’t imagine anyone seriously using a device this large for real photo-capturing duty.
by The Verge (Apr, 2011)
7.8 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the LG G-Slate


Processing power and speed

iPad 4
Surface RT
Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

iPad 4
Surface RT
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

iPad 4
Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

iPad 4
Reviews from mobiletechreview.com and theverge.com


TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

iPad 4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the LG G-Slate

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

2,012 ms
iPad 4
850 ms
Surface RT
994 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the LG G-Slate

What's hot: High quality materials, bright and sharp display, fast HSPA+ 4G.

Can a 3D camera, fast dual-core processor, and onboard 3G make up for the fact that the LG G-Slate is the priciest tablet on the market?


6.4 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The display is sharp and brighter than the Xoom and Acer, and it has excellent viewing angles.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
As with the Xoom, the front of the tablet is taken up by a big, beautiful display.
by The Verge (Apr, 2011)
While the edges are a little softer and the materials a little smoother here, the overall look and feel is akin to the Xoom.
by The Verge (Apr, 2011)


Yep, the dual 5 megapixel rear cameras can shoot 3D video that you can watch using the included plastic glasses with red and blue lenses.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
The camera has a flash which helps when taking photos of subjects at close range in dark environments.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
Non-3D video recording quality is good, and the camera can shoot 1080p video.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)


The Slate is fast, has decent speakers and handles 3D games and video playback well.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
Mobile's software bundle is good: T-Mobile TV, Zinio Reader, Quickoffice HD and Need for Speed Shift add valuable entertainment and productivity apps.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
Gaming is solid on the G-Slate, as is video playback.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)

Network technology

Mobile's 4G HSPA+ technology is basically a tweak of existing HSDPA tech, so there was absolutely no need worry about 4G hardware issues.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
4G HSPA+ rocks-it might not be as fast as LTE, but it's fast enough that you'll think you're on WiFi.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
The 3G radios worked well enough, but I never saw any of those promised 4G speeds in my neck of the woods.
by The Verge (Apr, 2011)

Operating system

Unlike most mobile OSs, Honeycomb places the status bar along the bottom of the device, and then fills the left side of that bar with the constant pieces of navigation you’ll use to get around the OS.
by The Verge (Apr, 2011)
I’m not saying that there isn’t a profound 3D effect if you use the included software to make a video, but I am saying that it’s a ridiculous idea that a user would put on the silly red and blue glasses (included in the box) to watch the content they make.
by The Verge (Apr, 2011)
Like the Xoom, this slate runs a stock build of the OS, has the same Tegra 2 CPU inside, and features both a front- and rear-facing camera.
by The Verge (Apr, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 8.9"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 768
PPI 167 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0
Supports 3G Yes


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz


Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer No
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor No


Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP


USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Battery life 8.3 hour
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