CNET First Look
LG G Pad 7.0 is a small slate with subtle style and solid specsLG's new 7-inch tablet starts at $149 in the US and comes in a 4G LTE model.
[MUSIC] Hey, I'm Xiomara Blanco with cnet here with the LG G Pad 7.0. This seven inch budget tablet sports a simple look with a smooth back panel that stretches around to the front of the screen. Its barebones design may not be your style, but it's an extremely comfortable build. The rounded edges easily conform to your fingers when holding it in one hand. And the rounded corners barely make a dent in your palms in landscape orientation. On the tablet, you'll find a headphone jack, IR blaster, and micro SD card expansion slot on the top edge, a power button and volume marker on the right edge. And a micro USB port on the bottom. It's simple design does have its downsides. The pair of speakers on the back are easily blocked when holding the tablet horizontally and, though I like the way the silky smooth back feels, it attracts a lot of smudges. Running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, the seven inch tablet features an overlay that can also be found on some LG smartphones. It has a flattened modern design and supports multi window abilities. The function is basic, with only some apps capable of doing it, yet it works well for simple multi tasking. The LG G Pad 7.0 has the standard 1280x800 pixel resolution IPS screen and it wears it well. Text and images are sharp. Colors are vibrantly rich and touchscreen response is swift. Inside the G-Pad is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 System on Chip, 1 gigabyte of RAM and only 8 gigabytes of internal storage. For basic tasks like surfing the web, video streaming and checking email, the tablet performs quickly. Large games take some time to load, but once each level is launched game play runs smoothly. The rear three mega pixel camera is actually pretty good for a budget slate. There is a manual focus option and the exposure automatically adjusts to the focal point thought there aren't many c modes to choose from. The front facing 1.3 megapixel camera also functions fine for low res selfies and video conferencing. The LG Gpad 7.0 comes in 4G model that is available through AT&T. The two look the same, however the 4G variant has a slot for the sim card and ships preloaded with useful software to manage your AT&T account. If you're looking for a cheap and small tablet, you have plenty to choose from. However, the 7" LG G Pad offers a supremely comfortable design and a list of solid specs that work just fine for casual use. For a more in depth look, check out my full review on CNET. Again, I'm Xiomara Blanco and this has been a First Look at the LG G Pad 7.0