These days it’s hard to be a tablet fan, as gone is the time when each new month would bring forth a plentiful plethora of products to ponder and possibly purchase. Shipments have slumped and high end devices seem to be the furthest thing from OEM’s collective R&D planning priorities. Thankfully, there are still new releases from prominent OEMs from time to time, and today brings tidings of one such offering that comes to mind.
Today brings tidings of a new offering from LG, the G Pad X 8.0 which manages to make the most of its modest $240 price tag. T-Mobile describes it as follows:
What do you get when you combine one-touch entertainment, impressive social skills, and power to spare? The LG G Pad™ X 8.0! This tablet is your complete connection to the mobile world—allowing you to take and make calls, even when your smartphone is out of sight. For those who crave an adventurous life in full HD, this is the big screen solution you need.
Specs include essentially a Full HD display (1920 X 1200) display which is slightly under true FHD (1920 X 1280) due to the 8-inch screen size. Also on board Android 6.0.1 straight out of the box, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board memory, a 5-megapixel front and back camera, and other goodies. Have a complete look at the listing of specs below:
- 1920 x 1200 pixels
SIZE AND WEIGHT
- 8.3 x 4.8 x 0.31 inches
- 10.9 ounces
OPERATING SYSTEM AND PROCESSOR
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- 1.5 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™
- N/A talk time
- Up to 20 days standby time
CAMERA, PHOTOS AND VIDEO
- 5MP Rear-Facing Camera
- 5MP Front-Facing Camera
- 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Expandable up to 128GB (sold separately)
- Sync methods: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- 4G Capable
- 4G LTE Capable
- Quad Band GSM; LTE: 2, 3, 4, 7, 12; UMTS: Band I (2100), Band II (1900), Band IV (1700/2100), Band V (850)
Pricing is set at $239.99 full retail price, however T-Mobile is offering it at $10 a month over a period of 24 installments (months) for those who qualify.
What do you think? Is this a solid offering from LG or do you want more from your next tablet?