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)
7.7 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the LG G-Slate

Performance

Processing power and speed

G-Slate
8.3
iPad 4
10.0
Nexus 7 II
10.0
Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

G-Slate
n.d.
iPad 4
n.d.
Nexus 7 II
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

G-Slate
6.7
iPad 4
7.2
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

G-Slate
8.2
iPad 4
9.5
Reviews from mobiletechreview.com and theverge.com

7.7

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

G-Slate
7.7
iPad 4
8.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the LG G-Slate

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

G-Slate
2,012 ms
iPad 4
850 ms
Iconia Tab W500
1,019 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the LG G-Slate


6.0
What's hot: High quality materials, bright and sharp display, fast HSPA+ 4G.

6.0
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?

Overall

6.4 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

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)

Camera

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)

Apps

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

display

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

network

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

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

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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