LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition features pure Android with a deeper Google Now integration, and receives the latest updates.It's the fastest Android tablet out there to date. It runs pure Android straight from Google and will likely be among the first to get future OS updates. The screen size is a nice compromise between portability and luxurious viewing space. The hardware is very solidly built. And in a refreshing change of pace, the speaker placement means they don't easily get blocked by your hands. Battery life is very good. It also has a sharp display, expandable memory, and runs a tad faster than its original LG counterpart.
But, The G Pad doesn't have the same elegant build-quality as Google's Nexus tablets, and this stock model lacks a few useful apps compared to the LG-skinned original.
The bottom line: Android purists will find Google's mid-sized LG G Pad 8.3 more compelling, but it's pricier than the model that's overlaid with LG's skin. Specifications
Display type8.3 in
OSAndroid 4.4 (KitKat)
ProcessorQualcomm 1.7 GHz
Wireless connectivityBluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Dimensions (WxDxH)8.5 in x 0.33 in x 5 in
Weight0.74 lbs Price: $350 VS Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8's super-slim, unique design makes it easy to hold.Sporting a 1.2-GHz quad-core MediaTek ARMv7 chip with 1GB of RAM, the Yoga Tablet 8's performance was hit or miss. We were able to snap successive pictures without delay as apps like Chrome, Gallery, Flipboard and "N.O.V.A. 3" ran in the background.The Yoga’s 8-inch screen is a good size for gaming and reading books, but magazines, comics, and videos feel a tad cramped. Not that you’ll want to read much on the tablet anyways, as its 1280 by 800 resolution makes all content look fuzzy. Going to the Yoga after using the Nexus 7 or any of the retina display iPads made me feel like I needed glasses. It’s also only $250.
But, The tablet’s low-resolution screen is dull and the heavily modified operating system is downright ugly.
The bottom line: Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet’s poor performance makes it hard to justify even at its low cost. Specifications
Display type8 in
OSAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Wireless connectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth 4.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)8.4 in x 0.3 in x 5.7 in
Weight0.88 lbs VS Dell Venue 7 Dell Venue 7inch tablet running Android 4.2.2 Jellybean and upgradeable to Kit-Kat on a 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor with 16 GB internal memory.The Dell Venue 7 starts at $149 and features a pure Android 4.2.2 operating system. It's lightweight, houses a microSD card expansion, and performs smoothly.The 7-inch IPS LCD brings the 1,280-by-800 resolution and front-facing camera of the Venue 8 to a slightly smaller panel, and it's slightly sharper as a result at 215 pixels per inch. It beats Asus's and Hisense's offerings. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7" has the same resolution, but has better color saturation and better viewing angles than the Venue 7. The Nook HD has a 1,440-by-900 display, beating both of these tablets in the high-res arms race.The Dell Venue 7 lasted for 6 hours and 20 minutes on the LAPTOP Battery Test (Web surfing via Wi-Fi), which is longer than the Sero 7 Pro (6:09), but an hour less than the 7:22 category average and more than three hours less than the MeMO Pad HD 7's epic battery life of 9 hours and 40 minutes.
But, Larger games take a while to load, the touch screen is sometimes unresponsive, and battery life only lasts about a day.
The bottom line: The Dell Venue 7 offers a simple design and smooth performance for the right price, but the Nexus 7 is a significant upgrade for not much more. Specifications
Display type7 in
RAM2 GB - DDR2 SDRAM