Google's LG G Pad 8.3 tablet

Nearly identical to the original in hardware, the major difference with Google's LG G Pad 8.3 Play Edition is that it runs the unadorned stock version of Android 4.4 KitKat. It's available online at the Play Store for $349 -- a reasonable price for those dead set on a mid-sized tablet with vanilla Android.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:

Stock Android on an HD screen

The G Pad still has an 8.3-inch HD display with a 1,920x1,200 pixel resolution and 273ppi. It also has a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and a 4,600mAh battery.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:

Stately black aesthetic

Though it makes the G Pad a bit more slippery, I like the device's smooth, faux-metal back panel. I also like how the tablet feels dense, without it being too heavy. Both characteristics give the G Pad a polished look.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:

Expandable memory up to 64GB

On the device's top edge you'll find a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card slot that's expandable up to 64GB. The right houses a sleep/power button and volume rocker. At the bottom is a Micro-USB port for charging and transferring files.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:

Limited photo features

The device sports a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear shooter. Since it doesn't have LG's built-in camera and photo editing software, you won't get features like pausing while recording, or activating the shutter with a voice command. However, you will get HDR shooting, and Photo Sphere.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:

The same, but faster

Additional features include a Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU, 16GB of internal storage, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. During our tests for processor speeds, the Google variant scored a bit higher than its original LG counterpart.

Read full review
Updated:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Hot Galleries

CNET'S TOP TV PICKS

Big screens for the big game

Still looking for the best TV deals ahead of Sunday's game? Here are our top three big screen picks.

Hot Products