LG Optimus Pad LTE

Released May, 2011
  • 8.9"
  • 32 GB
  • 3G
  • Android 3.2
The idea is that this size gives the best of both worlds, balancing a nice, portable size with a screen big enough to watch movies on.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2011)
7 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the LG Optimus Pad LTE

Performance

Processing power and speed

Optimus Pad LTE
5.9
iPad 3
5.5
G Pad 8.3
6.7
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Optimus Pad LTE
6.7
iPad 3
9.7
G Pad 8.3
n.d.
GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Optimus Pad LTE
7.0
iPad 3
7.0
G Pad 8.3
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Optimus Pad LTE
8.3
iPad 3
9.2
G Pad 8.3
9.3
Reviews from phonearena.com and techradar.com

7

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Optimus Pad LTE
7.0
iPad 3
7.9
G Pad 8.3
7.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the LG Optimus Pad LTE

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Optimus Pad LTE
1,694
G Pad 8.3
3,199
iPad 3
958

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Optimus Pad LTE
2.5 fps
iPad 3
6.8 fps
G Pad 8.3
n.d.

Reviews Word on the street for the LG Optimus Pad LTE


7.0
Colors are bright, reproduced accurately with excellent viewing angles, but disappointing sunlight legibility.

6.0
The display is not 3D compatible in any way – it's a standard 8.9-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 15:9 aspect ratio and 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution.

Overall

6.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Except for that it handles media smoothly – we threw 1080p full HD videos at it and it didn't even stutter, the picture quality is top notch with vibrant bright colors.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2011)
Messaging: The 8.9-inch screen occupies a middle ground in tablets – smaller than the spacious 10 inchers and larger than the 7-inch tablets, 8.9 inches on the diagonal should be a perfect size for two handed typing according to LG.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2011)
Contacts and Organizer: With Google standing behind Honeycomb it's no wonder that getting the traditionally rich in details cloud-stored contacts from your Google account is a breeze.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2011)

Operating System

We've been very pleased with all the Android 3.0 tablets we've seen up to now – there's been no lag at all.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2011)
It has the power to open and edit Microsoft Office documents so it's a useful tool for anyone wondering whether to buy an Android tablet over a netbook or laptop.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2011)
As has become the norm with most of the Honeycomb tablets we've seen to date, the LG Optimus Pad comes with an almost untouched build of Android 3.0.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2011)

Camera

Camera: The camera interface doesn't differ from the standard Honeycomb one, but there's nothing wrong with that as it has plenty of options.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2011)
It's a pretty decent camera, far and away better than that of the iPad 2, although of course it's still no match for the capture skills of even a low-end compact snapper.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2011)
When shooting standard 2D pictures or video, the tablet uses its left camera unit.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2011)

Apps

When it comes to managing music, you have the standard Honeycomb application with impressive huge album art carousel.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2011)
Just like Gmail, the Email app allows you to quickly switch between accounts so you can manage all your inboxes easily.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2011)
When it comes to the messaging applications you have the traditionally rich Gmail app, which comes with even more options to capitalize on the extra screen space on a tablet, and the Email app.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2011)

Operating system

It should be noted that the pre-release unit we're testing was very kindly provided to us by LG despite it not running final software, so there might be a couple of tweaks made here and there by the time this tablet hits the shops.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2011)
The standard Android 3.0 camera app is present of course, and it's able to take 720p video footage as well as 5MP digital stills.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2011)
The screen on the Optimus Pad is very good – it doesn't particularly stand out from any of the other Android tablets but the resolution is easily high enough on the 8.9-inch display for everything to look crisp and sharp.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

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

network

Wi-Fi None
Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP

ports

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

form factor

Weight 497 g
Size 245 x 151.4 x 9.3 mm
Thickness 9.3 mm
Battery life 10 hour
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