We know that you like as much as we make them, so not we miss no opportunity to our table of evidence any Android to which we can take the glove analysis devices.
On this occasion have been the LG guys who have kindly given us for a few weeks one of its new tablet, the LG G Pad 7.0, to which we have been doing a comprehensive check to now bring you this in-depth analysis.
Already a time that warned a clear slowdown in the Tablet market, or at least the sale of such devices will not grow at the high rate to which had made it in its beginnings, a stagnation that frankly all we expected sooner or later.
Small size tablets continue working well in the market, thanks to its versatility and its more affordable.
This process is largely due to that tablets have been used to replace the traditional PC’s in the consumption of content and web browsing in the home, and such devices have always had with a much broader than the smartphone’s renewal period.
However, tablets have not lost their appeal, and there is a range that continues to operate well in the market are small size, most versatile, portable and manageable tablets, perfect for both to view multimedia content, read ebooks, or surf the Internet on any displacement or waiting, in and out of House.
In addition, often with much more affordable prices, What closer still to the end user, and it is in this League where he plays the LG G Pad 7.0 today we discussed.
There will probably be many reasons behind the resurgence of LG in the mobile device market, but if we ask most likely is that the majority coincide in pointing to the radical shift in the design lines of the company as one of the most important aspects.
The G2 taught the way Koreans, and after him, LG has cared for the design and finishing of all your devices new Bill, including how not the G Pad 7.0 that has brought us here.
In a tablet that of recommended price 130 euros, is clear that we can not expect premium materials fashionable lately, even if they are keeping the plastic this LG G Pad 7.0 finishes are very good.
We have a well built Tablet, robust and with good touch thanks to a rear similar to teflon finish, It gives good grip and little friendship with fingerprints, and to its fully rounded edges.
The front is clean and although frameworks could surely have been further optimized, it is true that the LG G Pad 7.0 is one of the most compact 7-inch market tablets.
By pegas, the battery is not accessible and the speakers are positioned at the rear, greatly penalizing its performance on flat surfaces. In addition, and although the camera is not a differentiating factor in a Tablet, a sensor of low quality, no led makes its presence totally testimonial.
In terms of ports, at the top find the audio jack of 3.5 mm, the IR port and the microSD card slot, while the lower part is reserved for the connector microUSB 2.0 for synchronization and charging.
See complete gallery» LG G Pad 7.0, design (17 photos)
Screen and hardware
If there is an element that must not fail at a terminal to consume multimedia contents that is without a doubt the screen, and is that a tablet will be playing herself channel almost to 100 percent user experience.
Obviously, they must also be at the height of the platform hardware and other vital points to the fluidity of the operating system and applications, but most importantly, that screen does not cheapen the whole.
In this case, LG has opted for a safe technology with the 7 inch IPS Panel, Although its resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels It does not rise beyond the 216 pixels per inch density.
There is no doubt that the response of the panel is good in terms of reproduction of the color, brightness, saturation and visibility outdoors, although it is true that the sharpness is penalized by the resolution, that stays marking the minimum limit for a 7 inch screen.
It is also true that the majority of tablets in this price range opted for similar panels, but raise the resolution had given a very important differentiating point to LG.
With all of this, the screen is sufficient and adequate to the 130 euros It costs approximately the G Pad 7.0, which we will evaluate now for the hardware platform, starting with their complete list of specifications:
|LG G Pad 7.0, specifications|
|Physical dimensions||189.3 x 113.8 x 10.1 mm293 grams|
|Screen||HD 7 inch IPS|
|Resolution||HD 1280 x 800 pixels, 216 DPI|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226Quad-core 1.2 GHz|
|Graphics processor||Adreno 305|
|Memory||8 GB + microSD up to 64 GB|
|Version||4.4 Android KitKatLG Optimus UI|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNAaGPS and GLONASSBluetooth 4.0 LEIR port|
|Cameras||Rear: 3.15 MP, HD video 720 pFront: 1.3MP|
|Battery||Battery Li-ion 4000 mAh|
|Access to Google Play||Yes, series|
|Starting price||~ 129 EUR|
|Other data||Port of loading and synchronization microUSB 2.0|
On a device that will compete in the cheaper range of the market, it is clear that we must not expect too many concessions in terms of the hardware, which as you may have noticed is just to avoid the price to pick up.
Perhaps the 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset You can explain the resolution of the screen, and is that mentioned the US firm SoC does not have too much excess performance for certain fanfare. Surely, if LG wanted to maintain a good level of fluency in the software I had to sacrifice a lot of pixels.
As for the memory, LG opted also for the minimum, leaving the RAM 1 GB and the 8 GB expandable internal storage with microSD cards.
To complete the device, no shortage of two 3.15 and 1.3 megapixel cameras, a 4,000 mAh battery and WiFi connectivity a/b/g/n of infrared dual-band, Bluetooth, aGPS and a port that will allow its operation as a remote control for televisions, players and music chain.
Although we will now talk about the performance, it is true that in normal use we can give to a Tablet, the LG G Pad 7.0 has been solvent, although it is very clear that LG has been able to improve some points unless the increase in costs was excessive.
Performance and autonomy
We will not deceive anyone, and it is that although LG tablet is displayed with a capacity to withstand normal use in day to day, it is clear that We have to talk of a device with a very fair hardware, you will not suffer as we do not demand it, but will do so if we ask too much.
However, as a general rule certainly G Pad 7.0 will meet the expectations of any average user, as it moves 4.4 Android KitKat with LG’s fluid form customization, and is capable of running any application and games not too “gastones” without any problem. When it comes to playing more heavyweight titles, the Pad 7.0 G suffers although it is capable of moving them with the consequent fall in quality of graphics.
Perhaps the worst part of the hardware platform chosen by LG comes with the post-sales support, because with such content numbers surely tablet is placed at the end of LG priorities for future updates of the operating system.
And now let’s talk about the part that you like, that of cold data, arriving with our usual battery performance testing, which as you can see their scores are not obviously the best we have seen:
|LG G Pad 7.0, performance|
|AnTuTu||Standard: 18.111 pointsAntutu X: 18.679 points|
|3DMark||Ice Storm v1.2: 5.636 points Ice Storm Extreme v1.2: 2.858 points Ice Storm Unlimited v1.2: 4.618 points|
|PCMark||Work performance: 2,474 points|
|EPIC Citadel@1. 280x720px||High Performance: 58.1 FPSHigh Quality: 56.8 FPS Ultra High Quality: 32.4 FPS|
|Vellamo||HTML5: 1.663 pointsMetal: 765 pointsMulticore: 1,186 points|
See complete gallery» LG G Pad 7.0, benchmarks (18 photos)
Hardware fair, fair return. A good summary for a LG G Pad 7.0 which, in numbers, is placed below the majority of devices against what should compete in the market, such as the Nexus 7 Asus and Google maintaining its hegemony in this market of small tablets.
At this point, is easy to most of you coincidáis when evaluating where become the good news of this Pad 7.0 G, and it is making its screen and hardware content, together with generous 4,000 mAh battery, which autonomy is the most positive note of this Tablet.
The benchmarks show a capacity for, under normal conditions, a continued use of around 15 hours with on screen, numbers unreachable by any smartphone today, and difficult for the majority of tablets on the market.
In regular daily use of a Tablet, we have no doubt that it is possible to have the G Pad 7.0 without visiting the charger for 3 or 4 days, even taking into account that you will normally use to surf the Internet, read or play at times.
We do not forget either of the sound, which is essential when it comes to videos and shown with good volume and clarity in LG tablet. However, it is penalized this aspect for the rear speakers, placed on the front which would greatly improve.
Software & multimedia
The LG G Pad 7.0 continues the good work of the Korean firm with the software of its terminals, and is finally glad that a manufacturer about Android 4.4 Customizing KitKat is resolved in a way that improves the experience of operating system.
We can send the deposit of Material Design that LG got placed in its Optimus UI, with vivid colors and flat, minimalist design and without fanfare, maintaining also the options that have been so successful by LG, as the Knock Code to turn on and unlock the device directly by pressing the screen.
All the software of the device has been adapted smoothly to the palette of LG, and everything seems very close to Lollipop with a careful design, even the LG proprietary applications that could not miss G Pad 7.0.
The Koreans even they have managed to resolve the multi-view Qslide perfect and fluid, with the typical signature slider to make semi-transparent compatible applications.
Nor have been lost by the way Quick Memo and other applications of the software package for LG, or options as well as the customization of the virtual keypad of the operating system
A good work from LG that we appreciate, We like more or less the customizations of Android, because welcome whether if they are to improve some aspects that Google has stopped in the dark.
See complete gallery» LG G Pad 7.0, software (8 photos)
With respect to the multimedia section, well resolved by LG paragraph of content consumption, with good quality and without jumps when playing music or video, wireless headphones, dual speaker on the back and also dual camera.
However, the experience with these cameras is not entirely good, and although we know that a Tablet camera is not at all a final section, the truth is that if it stands, better resolve well their operation.
In the case of cameras of this LG G Pad 7.0, its presence is almost testimonial, as with a 3.15 and 1.3 megapixel camera and low quality sensors even accompanied that of led surely because I have given account that its usefulness is not too.
On the one hand we have possibility to receive video calls through applications like Skype, Hangouts, etc., and on the other we can take photographs with the own Tablet not to miss a moment, always knowing that their quality will be poor.
Here you have some catches in favorable conditions the main Chamber of the G Pad 7.0, full without retouching and size:
See complete gallery» LG G Pad 7.0, camera (3 photos)
LG G Pad 7.0, Xataka Android view
After having tested this LG G Pad 7.0 only we can confirm the good moment of form of the Korean firm, which has managed to find his way to bring to the market terminals attractive, with good prices and well resolved in general.
In this case is a tablet of inexpensive cut, which leaves your price around 130 euro and that, in addition, it not at odds with the daily use in any basic section of its operation.
Although it is true that some aspect, especially with regard to screen resolution and memory, and also with cameras who lose consciousness with low quality, it could be improved though its great value for money make it one of sexiest tablets of its range.
You’ll see now with the scores, but if we must highlight its benefits without a doubt we chose us design, software and autonomy.
In general, a good job that LG has managed to maintain in a tablet of small size and Basic Court, which it satisfied the majority of users looking for a versatile device and economical to consume multimedia contents.
- Great design and finishes
- Very good autonomy
- Quality/price ratio
- Very fair return
- Also just display resolution
- Testimonials cameras
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