LG has introduced this summer a whole range of tablets G Pad. In our editorial staff has had time to visit the youngest 7-inch model in the near future there will be an 8-inch, and now your attention is invited to review the older model lineup – LG G Pad 10.1.
Design LG G Pad 10.1
In my opinion, and 7 “and 10.1″ tablets out successful in terms of design. Hero of this review user will appreciate a minimalist look. The general form of a tablet made in the style a la Nexus 10 with rounded borders. The front panel is completely covered with glass quite practical oleophobic coating, which protects the display with a diagonal of 10.1. ” Bottom center is the logo LG, and on top of the front camera, proximity sensor is not here.
The left side of the tablet is the richest in the elements, it is possible to find the 3.5 mm headphone jack, MicroSD card slot up to 64 GB and a microUSB connector for charging. At the top there is a button lock, twin button volume control and the IR sensor to control appliances – it will be the biggest remote control for the telly in your house. On the right and bottom of the device is empty. The back panel is made from a pleasant soft-touch coating, which makes the appearance of the tablet even more minimalist, especially in black color variation, in addition to her present selling model in red.
In the middle panel is a logo LG, on the sides on the bottom of the stereo speakers, and top side main camera. The plate was very good in the hands, it is convenient to use, its dimensions are 260.9 x 165.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs 523 grams. During normal operation, the tablet does not creak and do not play, but with a strong twisting already begin to show defects in the assembly.
IPS display in this tablet, as I mentioned earlier, has a diagonal of 10.1 “and an aspect ratio of 16: 9, 1280 x 800, and it is only 150 pixels per inch. If the 7 “models such permission was quite normal and the picture appears clearly, the 10” screen, the image is too grainy, although in truth, even to such a possible and get used to, but that does not mean that at the moment, you can close your eyes . Though of course it is better to close it not to see so clearly every single pixel on the screen of the tablet. With the color reproduction is almost complete order, add a bit of saturation screen and the word “almost” could be removed. With viewing angles and brightness margin is also doing well. Overall picture quality itself, but too, too, and again too granular.
The sound in the LG G Pad 10.1 comes from stereo speakers that are on the back of the tablet. If you put it on the table, the sound will be smothered, but not much. The quality of the sound from the speakers is quite good, it is extensive and detailed, but lacks the depth and volume of the stock. Low frequencies are feeble. In general, nothing outstanding, the speaker is normal, no more.
Rear main camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels, it is able to take pictures in the resolution of 2560×1920, as well as shoot video in Full HD. Pictures taken on this camera in good light with an acceptable quality, but there is a risk to grease the photo.
Front 1.3 MP camera takes pictures in resolution 1280×960 and videos in HD quality at the output we have pictures with poor detail, but with the natural shades of the face.
The camera application is very simple, you can even say primitive. If you just need to take a photo and you are not interested in its settings and stuff, then simply click on any area of the screen and take a picture. If so you need something to correct, just click on the three dots in the corner of the screen and before you drop down menu with the settings. They are a little bit, you can choose two rehearse shooting – auto and pan, turn on the grid, timer, voice and select the resolution of the photo. For the front camera, I found two useful parameters, the first of them – the fruit of resourcefulness Koreans, of course, that the flares for the front camera is not, and that if you want to do with self dark lighting? Then click on the icon flashes and the screen displays white stripes that glow at maximum brightness, thereby illuminating and allowing you to make a good picture in the dark. The second is a very useful and simple setup is, the ability to enable / disable the mirror image rotation.
Performance LG G Pad 10.1
Hardware platform LG G Pad 10.1 is typical for representatives of the middle segment of the tablet, a processor Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon and 400 graphics accelerator Adreno 305. RAM in the device only 1 GB and it is often not even enough for comfortable work in the browser, for example tabs too often reloaded. With heavy games at all funny situation, if one of them to turn, and then immediately open it, you can be on the start-up screen. In other matters, in themselves gaming tablet behaves well, the action in the game is displayed smoothly and without any problems, except that the graphics sometimes brings bad smoothing objects. Under a heavy load plate is heated on the left side, but within reason. In general, the system behaves well, but during the operation was obvious that the iron is not the newest, it is shown in the frequent loss of frames when opening / closing applications and small podlagivaniyah.
Autonomy LG G Pad 10.1
In G Pad 10.1 The battery is not a fiscal capacity of 8,000 mAh, folded with this figure with the low screen resolution and not the freshest processor get very, very long battery life. The battery is one of the main advantages of this tablet, you can list as he works in the same mode as when playing video, and so on, but it does not make sense, because you absolutely do not have to bathe in about the battery. Personally, at my not very active use of the tablet will last about 7 days with 11-12 hours of operation of the screen in the viewing mode of social networking, video, browsing the Internet, reading Pocket and heavy games. When playing HD video at 50% G Pad live about 17 hours, and in heavy gaming tablet will last 7 hours 30 minutes. Well, in general forget all these figures, because the tablet works so long that the autonomy you do not have to care.
Soft LG G Pad 10.1
The tablet runs on Android 4.4.2, current version of the green robot, over which is an upgraded version of the shell Optimus UI. We spoke in detail about it in the review of LG G Pad 7.0 , therefore we invite you to the section of our survey software . Of the features of the shell is on this tablet, I would like to tell you about the different elements of the system that are on this screen look too stretched and not optimized, as if taken the mobile version of Apps and just pushed the plate. In a nutshell, the shell is comfortable, so the screen size is perfect for dvuhokonny mode and proprietary applications QSlide.
Results of LG G Pad 10.1
LG G Pad 10.1 combines a neat design, the screen is low resolution, but with good image quality is not the highest performance and just the perfect battery life. Here is a good software component, although not without nuances associated with the interface of the system, as well as high-quality speakers. The result of the following, LG G Pad 10.1 is best suited for consumption konteta, if this is your main script using the tablet, you should look at this device. Look in the literal sense, because not all of the 2014 suit is a low resolution screen.
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