LG G Pad 8.3  vs Google Nexus 7 

Released October, 2013

LG G Pad 8.3

  • 8.3"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of LG G Pad 8.3
7.7 Out of 10
If you're looking to save dough and don't mind a smaller screen, the Nexus 7 is still the reigning king of small-sized tablets.
by c|net (Dec, 2013)
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Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
7.7 Out of 10
We've already mentioned how jaw dropping the display resolution is, but it's worth noting that it has superb viewing angles too.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 8.3 vs Nexus 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

G Pad 8.3
7.4
Nexus 7
7.5
Passmark, Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

G Pad 8.3
N/A
Nexus 7
N/A
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

G Pad 8.3
6.5
Nexus 7
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

G Pad 8.3
9.3
Nexus 7
9.2
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, androidpolice.com, mobiletechreview.com and 1 more

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

G Pad 8.3
7.7
Nexus 7
7.7

Winner
Google Nexus 7 

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Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

G Pad 8.3
2.0
Nexus 7
2.3

Google Nexus 7 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 7  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of G Pad 8.3 vs Nexus 7

geekbench Processor and memory performance

G Pad 8.3
595
Nexus 7
337

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

G Pad 8.3
3,195
Nexus 7
4,094

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

G Pad 8.3
2,630
Nexus 7
2,716
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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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Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Bigger screen 8.3" vs 7" Around 20% bigger screen
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1280 x 800 2.2x higher resolution
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Jul, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Sharper screen 272 ppi vs 215 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Smaller 126.5 x 216.8 x 8.3 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm More than 45% smaller
Slightly thinner 8.3 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 5% thinner
Back view of Google Nexus 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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More processing power 4,094 vs 3,195 Around 30% better passmark score
Slightly higher resolution front camera 1.9 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 45% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Reviews Word on the street

G Pad 8.3  vs Nexus 7 

8.0
8.0
I suspect most folks will love the 273 ppi display, and wouldn't imagine there's a better display on the market in this size unless you put it directly next to the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 with its insanely high 2560 x 1600 display or the iPad mini with Retina display with its superior colors and black levels.
G Pad 8.3

8.0
8.0
I wasn't kidding about it being sharp; it has a wide viewing angle, it's easy to view outdoors in sunlight, and text and menu icons look smooth.
G Pad 8.3

9.0
9.0
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

9.0
9.0
As far as stock editors go the one of the G Pad 8.3 is pretty well equipped and its intuitive interface makes it easy to use.
G Pad 8.3

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

G Pad 8.3  vs
Nexus 7 
Size 8.3" 7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1280 x 800
PPI 272 ppi 215 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 338 g 340 g
Size 126.5 x 216.8 x 8.3 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 8.3 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 7.5 hour

storage

G Pad 8.3  vs
Nexus 7 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera 5 MP None

sensors

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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