LG G Pad 8.3

It costs less off-contract than the one without LTE. Wait, what?

It's only been a few months since the LG G Pad 8.3 was released, and now US buyers will be able to get their hands on a LTE-enabled version, so long as you're happy with Verizon. When we reviewed the G Pad 8.3 back in November we came away impressed by LG's efforts. It's a thin and sturdy tablet with a fantastic screen, and now all of that is coming to Verizon.

The LG G Pad 8.3 LTE (say that five times fast) is launching exclusively on Verizon's LTE network on March 6th — that's two days from now — and will be available for the first five days (until March 10) at a discounted price of $99.99 with a new, two-year contract. Yep, lock-in. After that, it's $199.99, still with a two-year contract. If you want it without a contract, but still on Verizon, you're looking at $299.99.

Yes, that's less than the $349.99 MSRP of the standard non-cellular LG G Pad 8.3 and the Google Play edition. Even if you weren't planning on going cellular with a G Pad 8.3 purchase, it might not be a bad idea to consider buying it from Verizon, just so you've got the radio there in case you change your mind. Unless there's a pending price drop for the non-LTE version coming up. Either way, not a bad deal here, so long as you're okay with the inevitable bloatware.

Source: Verizon

Press release:

LG And Verizon Wireless Introduce LG G Pad 8.3 LTE For A Smooth, Seamless Connected Experience

LG's Popular LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet Delivers Portable Entertainment and Productivity, Now on the Verizon Nationwide Network

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA and Verizon Wireless today announced that the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE tablet will be starting March 6 online and in stores. To kick off the launch, the tablet will be available for $99.99 with a new, two-year activation from March 6 until March 10. After March 10, users can purchase the tablet for $199.99 with a new, two-year activation. Customers can add the tablet to their More Everything plan for an additional $10 per month.

Combining the perfect tablet with Verizon's 4G LTE network, the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE provides smooth, seamless connectivity, whether for business or fun. Pairing easily with many Android smartphones such as the award-winning LG G2, and using the Q Pair™ App*, LG G Pad 8.3 delivers speedy access to online entertainment content and productivity tools.

"Tablets have become a key focus for consumers seeking riveting entertainment experiences and a go-to form factor for users who require a larger device that doesn't sacrifice power for portability," said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG Mobile Communications Company. "With its big clear display and an easy-to-hold form-factor, the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE on Verizon Wireless is perfect for personal use or entertaining a group of friends, family or colleagues."

The LG G Pad 8.3 LTE weighs less than a pound and fits in the palm of your hand, yet it boasts an 8.3-inch Full HD IPS display with 273 pixels-per-inch, optimized for viewing movies, TV shows and social media or reviewing email and presentations. The slim bezel provides near edge-to-edge viewing, revealing a bright, sharp picture from virtually every angle. Using LG Knock, the display can even be used to wake up and put the tablet to sleep with two taps.

A Tablet Turbocharged for More Efficient Multi-Tasking

The LG G Pad 8.3 LTE is a powerful tablet with a 1.5 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor and a 4,600 mAh battery, providing plenty of power to get through the day. Intuitive and easy to use, the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE tablet features a robust suite of multi-tasking capabilities and features including Q Pair, QSlide™ Function and Slide Aside™.

  • The Q Pair App links and syncs LG G Pad 8.3 LTE with Android smartphones to receive alerts for incoming calls, replies to text messages, viewing social network updates and easily creating and saving notes between devices with QuickMemo Transfer.
  • The QSlide Function lets users take advantage of LG G Pad 8.3 LTE's spacious display by multi-tasking in two windows that float on top of the screen and can be adjustable in both size and transparency.
  • With Slide Aside, users can switch and juggle tasks between three different apps.

Key Device Features

  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600
  • Display: 8.3-inch, Full HD IPS (1920x1200 pixels/273 ppi)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC ROM; microSD Slot up to 64 GB
  • Main Camera: 5MP AF BSI
  • Front Camera: 1.3 MP
  • Battery: 4,600 mAh Li-Polymer
  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.
  • Size: 8.54" (H) x 4.98" (W) x 0.35" (D)
  • Weight: 11.99 oz.
  • Connectivity: Verizon's 4G LTE Network and Coverage

For more information and details about the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE on Verizon Wireless, please visit LG online at www.lg.com.

*Connectivity with Android phones and all QPair functionality only compatible with phones running Android 4.1 or later.