LG G Pad 8.3  vs Apple iPad 2 

Released May, 2015

LG G Pad 8.3

  • 8.3"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of LG G Pad 8.3
8 Out of 10
It has a strong quad core CPU, a greater than full HD IPS display, good speakers, expandable storage, USB host support and multi-window multi-tasking.
by MobileTechReview (Feb, 2014)
Released March, 2011

Apple iPad 2

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad 2
7.8 Out of 10
Despite not seeing a boost in resolution, the iPad 2's display is still the best we've seen on a tablet with bright and vivid colours, impressive black levels (making videos look that much better), and of course all important superb viewing angles.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 8.3 vs 2


Processing power and speed

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iPad 2
Passmark and Geekbench


3D and 2D graphics

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iPad 2
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, androidpolice.com, mobiletechreview.com and 1 more

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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iPad 2

LG G Pad 8.3 

TabletRocket recommends the LG G Pad 8.3  based on its performance and reviews.

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Which tablet has better performance for the money?

G Pad 8.3
iPad 2

Apple iPad 2 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad 2  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of G Pad 8.3 vs iPad 2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

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iPad 2

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

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iPad 2

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of LG G Pad 8.3

Reasons to consider the
LG G Pad 8.3

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Much better overall performance 609 vs 261 More than 2.2x better geekbench score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Much sharper screen 272 ppi vs 131 ppi More than 2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Lighter 338 g vs 589 g Around 45% lighter
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.5 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer May, 2015 vs Mar, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 0.92 MP Around 5.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1 GHz 70% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1024 x 768 Around 3x higher resolution
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR) 8x faster Bluetooth
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Smaller 126.5 x 216.8 x 8.3 mm vs 241.3 x 185.7 x 8.6 mm More than 40% smaller
Higher resolution front camera 1.3 MP vs 0.3 MP More than 4.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Front view of Apple iPad 2

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Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7.5 hour Around 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 8.3" More than 15% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

G Pad 8.3  vs iPad 2 

The new spec uses a dual-core A5 processor that promises to be twice as fast with nine times the graphics performance.
iPad 2

Specifications Full list of technical specs


G Pad 8.3  vs
iPad 2 
Size 8.3" 9.7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1024 x 768
PPI 272 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1 GHz

form factor

Weight 338 g 589 g
Size 126.5 x 216.8 x 8.3 mm 241.3 x 185.7 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 8.3 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 10 hour


G Pad 8.3  vs
iPad 2 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 0.3 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 0.92 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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