LG Optimus PAD Review

Ever since the inception of its idea the Tablet market has been an area of keen interest for many. May be because of its high portability, Greater computing power than the Smartphone and bigger display the Tablet form is a great platform to attract buyers and to innovate on.LG the leading Korean company in the electronic industry and mobile manufacturing. Now LG has set its feet in the Tablet industry, while the other companies were busy making the normal tablets LG came up with LG Optimus PAD which has stereoscopic 3D feature to make every frame more realistic. The tablet is superior to any other tablet present in the market except the mighty I pad 3.The gadgets comes with a lot of features but missed out on some, let’s take a detailed look at its specs. LG Optimus PAD Specs: Display: The IPS 8.9” LCD touchscreen has a good resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels at 168 ppi pixel density. An extra feature is the stereoscopic display which lets you view in 3D.Unlike LG Optimus 3D and 3D Max which could be viewed in 3D without glasses this Tablet needs those funny 3D glasses to view frames in 3D.This might seem a bit awkward in public places but remember you can always turn off the 2D mode and get back to normal 2D.We think the pixel density could have been a bit better for great 3D experience but for 2D its fine. Camera: You often come across 3 MP cameras in Tablets but to find Dual 5MP camera which offers 3D video Capture @ 720p is impossible, LG’s Optimus Pad has one and it works brilliantly. As stated earlier you can shoot 720p 3D videos and 1080p 2D videos, snaps (No 3D snaps.).An LED Flash and 2MP front camera offers perfect video calling experience.Belive me the image quality and videos are the best any tablet can offer at present. Build and Ergonomics: The build quality is good and feels nice when held. A bit heavy than others but sports good ergonomic designs and elegant aesthetics. The top side has the charging port, power key, 3.5mm jack. The right side has volume rocker and mic while the left has Micro USB and mini HDMI port. The edges are rounded on to the back and at the back you find the Dual 5MP camera and LED Flash. On the front panel there are no sort of keys except for the Logo on the top and front 2 MP camera. Overall I give a 4/5 rating for the design and the build quality. Operating System and User Interface: The gadget comes with Android OS v 3.0 Honeycomb and Optimus 3D user interface which has out of the box factor to it compared to other User Interfaces. Processor and Memory: It comes with 1GHz Dual core Cortex A9 processor on the Nvidia’s Tegra 2 T20 platform which optimizes the performance of the processor when you run honeycomb on it. It supports updates and a variety of accessories.Seperatly ULP GeForce GPU is provided to handle coding, decoding of videos and other graphic necessary apposite eases the load off the processor and the 1GB RAM is an additional asset for great multi-tasking. Internal memory of 32GB is given but no Micro SD slot to extend it which means less storage space. Connectivity: The basic GPS, Wi-Fi, USB on the go, Bluetooth v2.1, 3.5mm audio Jack, HTML5, mini HDMI are given. The device also sports a SIM slot but doesn’t offer call facility though. The USB offers 3G Dongle facitlity.The PAD is strong in this section. Multimedia: The usual media player for music and videos, mini HDMI port for sharing and gallery to view pics and videos, etc.Note that the video player has poor codec support but this can be rectified by installing other players which are available in plenty in Google Play store. Battery: Standard 6400 mAh Li-Ion battery is given which offers good battery backup but drains off fast when 3D option is turned on. The battery section cannot be accessible. The makers promise 273 hrs standby time. Extra features: The device comes with SIM support but no call facility, Document viewer, Preloaded Google apps, 2D to 3D converter and all. Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass for GPS. Pros: Tegra 2 chipset and 1GHz Dual Core processor. 1GB RAM. 5MP Dual camera and 2MP Front camera. Cons: No call facility. Very Expensive. Need of glasses to view 3D. The media player has poor codec support. No microSD slot. No 3D snaps. Final Review: LG Optimus PAD is a great portable computing device loaded with all the necessary features and out of the box 3D factor adds up to the beauty of it. But this beauty comes at a huge price which might push the devices fate into jeopardy. At this price one should better consider I pad 2 with rich quality.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *