LG G Pad 8.3  vs Apple iPad mini 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 November, 2013

Apple iPad mini 2

  • 7.8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad mini 2
8 Out of 10
No longer must we agonize over pixelization, just because its 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD Retina Display is glorious for its sharp visuals and strong details.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 8.3 vs iPad mini 2


Processing power and speed

Passmark and Geekbench


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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No winner declared

Too close to call


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

LG G Pad 8.3 

TabletRocket recommends the LG G Pad 8.3  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of G Pad 8.3 vs iPad mini 2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

G Pad 8.3
iPad mini 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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More processing power 3,195 vs 1,371 More than 2.2x better passmark 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
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer May, 2015 vs Nov, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Back view of Apple iPad mini 2

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Apple iPad mini 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
Sharper screen 326 ppi vs 272 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1920 x 1200 More than 35% higher resolution
Thinner 7.5 mm vs 8.3 mm Around 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

G Pad 8.3  vs iPad mini 2 

The really impressive feat of the iPad Mini, the surprise, is that it seems to handle all the iPad's normal duties while being shrunken down.
iPad mini 2

With this LCD IPS display, LG has just nailed the balance between blue and red, resulting in a perfect color temperature of about 6588 K (kelvin), with the reference point being 6500 K. That's pretty much unprecedented for such a display so far.
G Pad 8.3


8.5 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


G Pad 8.3  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 8.3" 7.8"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 2048 x 1536
PPI 272 ppi 326 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 338 g 331 g
Size 126.5 x 216.8 x 8.3 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 8.3 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 10 hour


G Pad 8.3  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 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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