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LG Optimus Pad review

The world's first tablet to come armed with a 3D camera

Our Verdict

Product features

  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 5 Megapixel

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For

  • Android 3.0 works a treat
  • It's quick and responsive
  • Records 3D video
  • Plenty of options and help for recording 3D
  • 5MP stills camera is good
  • Polaris Office included

Against

  • Ludicrously expensive
  • It's fat and heavy
  • No 3D screen
  • Still not many Android 3.0 apps
  • Plasticky build

android 3.0

In use, we have no complaints about the LG Optimus Pad.

It starts up fairly quickly, it's fast and responsive, and most of the hardware functions perfectly.

Wireless networks can be connected to very quickly, and 3G performance is as rapid as you'd expect it to be when there's a strong signal to be had.

Indeed, after running several different benchmarking apps, the Optimus Pad returns almost identical results to the other Android 3.0 tablets – which isn't too surprising seeing as it's powered by the same Tegra 2 platform .

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Battery life

Because this is a pre-release model, we can't give you a precise battery life as it's subject to change.

However, we can confirm that it's at least a match for the other Android 3.0 tablets we've tested lately. With the screen on a medium brightness setting we were able to use the device on and off for a working day without draining the battery too much.

The fact that the Optimus Pad is basically packing the same CPU as the other Honeycomb tablets, whilst incorporating a smaller screen than the likes of the Xoom, means you can expect to get a bit more juice out of the battery anyway.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity32 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
HDMIYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyHSDPA, GPRS, EDGE
Product FamilyOptimus Pad
Cellular Network SupportedGSM
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Operating SystemAndroid 3.0 Honeycomb
Brand NameLG
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 2
Screen Size22.6 cm (8.9")
Weight (Approximate)630 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WWAN SupportedYes
Cellular Generation3G
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
3D Type3D
Height12.8 mm
Width243 mm
Depth149 mm
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product ModelV900
Product NameOptimus Pad V900
Product LineOptimus Pad
Manufacturer Part NumberV900
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

LG Optimus Pad V900

It's time to switch to the World First Honeycomb Tablet. One-hand grip 8.9' tablet, crafted for work and play anywhere: new 3D experience and powerful performance supported by dual core mobile processor. The standard set of LG Optimus Pad enriches your life with friends and family by maximizing every moment.

Package Contents
  • Optimus Pad V900
  • AC Adapter