With the release of various kinds of tablets which offer similar functionality and features, LG have decided to launch a tablet that features slightly different features which you wouldn’t normally expect from a tablet.
The 3D tablet is able to play 3D videos over the HDMI which will let you experience 3D movies on your TV and if you don’t have a 3D TV then you can enjoy the movies with anaglyph glasses that you use for the pad.
Looks And Feel:
LG Optimus pad retail package offers lots of goodies such as USB-on-the-go cable and a miniHDMI cable which many manufacturers fail to provide with their devices and are available as separate purchases.
The pad looks very elegant and very similar to the 8.9inch galaxy tablet from Samsung. It is also comfortable to hold. The front of the pad is taken up by the 8.9inch screen which has a resolution of 1280×768 with a pixel density of 167ppi which is very high as compared to other tablets such as Motorola Xoom or Samsung galaxy Tab 10.1.
The display is TFT unit so the viewing angles suffer a little bit along with poor sunlight legibility. There are no hardware buttons on the device apart from the volume rocker buttons on the right side of the device.
Bottom of the device features two loudspeakers which is able to play very good stereo sound. The back of the tablet is the place which sets it apart from other tablets. You get dual 5MP camera lenses with a single LED flash. The camera is placed on either side of the brushed metal strip. The camera placement is ideal for taking 3D videos.
There is no microSD slot on the device so you have to make do with the built in storage of 32 GB.
The matte rubbery finish of the back makes the device very comfortable to hold and also improves the grip on the device. The matte finish also helps to hide fingerprint.
Hardware And Performance:
The pad comes with a 6400mAh battery is quoted to provide 9hrs and 20minutes of call or 273hrs of standby time.
Optimus Pad comes preinstalled with Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb which the LG have resized so that they are able to make better use of all the available resolution. The pad is powered by the tegra 2 chipset which features dual core 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 processor with 1GB of RAM and ULP GeForce GPU.
With the available dual 5MP camera you can capture 3D 720p videos. Unfortunately LG haven’t provided any software with which you could have capture 3D still images. The images captured by the device are excellent with good detail and color representation is very pleasant.
The 3D videos captured by the device are quite good with good resolved detail.
With so many tablets available in the market and almost all featuring the Tegra 2 processor and honeycomb OS it’s very hard to get a tablet which offers something different. So LG have tried hard at providing something unique and different to their users.
The hype of the device lies in its dual camera and its ability of capturing 3D videos. Some people may say 3D is hardly used but still you get something which is not present in other tablets.
So if you are looking for a device that offers something different then the available tablets then LG Optimus Pad will be the device of choice.
- 8.9inch 16M-color TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen of WXGA 1280 x 768 pixels resolution
- Tegra 2 chipset featuring Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor with 1GB of RAM and ULP GeForce GPU
- Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb
- 32GB of built-in memory
- Dual 5 MP 2592×1944 pixels resolution autofocus cameras
- 2.0 MP front-facing camera for video calls
- 1080p FullHD video recording at 24fps (2D) and 720p HD 3D video recording at 30fps
- microUSB port; USB On-The-Go support
- Stereo Bluetooth v2.1
- miniHDMI port, HDMI v1.4
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- Flash 10.1 support
- 6400mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery