Tablets are mostly used as media consumption devices: watching videos, listening to music etc. Making a phone call on a tablet is not only unorthodox, it looks ridiculous as well.
However, if you are a fan of such tablets you’re in luck. LG has announced its latest G Pad IV 8.0 tablet which can make calls and has a few other tricks up its sleeve too.
Design and Display
The key design element of the G Pad IV is its light weight. At just under 290 grams, it weighs less than a can of Coca Cola, according to LG.
It uses an 8 inch Full HD (1920 x 1200) IPS LCD display which is adequate for a tablet in this price range.
Internals and Storage
Under the hood, you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor, coupled with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage.
The G Pad IV runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, which is customized by LG to offer features such as multi-window, Easy-to-view, Knock Code and more.
Connectivity is well covered by Wi-Fi ac, LTE, microUSB and a SIM card slot. The tablet can also make voice calls, which is another advantage.
Cameras, Battery and Pricing
As is the norm for most tablets, the cameras are nothing special. There are two 5 MP cameras in the G Pad IV .
Battery capacity is set at 3000 mAh, which is not the biggest we’ve seen on a tablet.
The G Pad IV 8.0 is going to retail for around $300. It comes with an optional Plus Pack accessory which adds an additional USB, speaker and battery to the tablet.
LG G Pad IV Specifications
- CPU: 1.4 GHz octa-core
- GPU: Adreno 505
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, customized
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Voice call support
- 8-inch with (1920 x 1200) resolution
- RAM: 32 GB
- Internal: 2 GB
- Card slot: yes, up to 2 TB
- Primary: 5 MP, LED
- Secondary: 5 MP
- Connectivity: LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi ac, GPS
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- Price: Around $300