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LG Optimus Pad Review

LG Optimus PadThe LG Optimus Pad is a Tegra 2-powered Android 3.0 honeycomb tablet with dual 5 megapixel cameras for 3D video capture, however the display is not 3D compatible, but it is a fabulous 8.9 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution. There is 1GB of RAM on-board and internal flash storage of up to 32GB is available. The LG Optimus Pad weighs 630g and is thicker than the Apple iPad 2 and doesn't have quite the same premium feel of he Apple iPad or the Motorola Xoom. It’s solid and well built, it's just that the plastic backing feels cheap compared to the metal back of tablets like HTC Flyer. But being an 8.9 inch tablet it sits nicely between the 7 inch tablets like the BlackBerry Playbook and the 9.7-inch iPad 2 to offer the best of both worlds. it works,offering a portable size with a screen easily big enough to watch and enjoy movies on.

There is a 3 megapixel front-facing camera on the top left-hand corner for video calling, while on the back their are twin 5 megapixel cameras next to the LED flash. The LG Optimus Pad can be used a s a standard camera via the Android 3.0 camera app to capture both video and stills, or you can use LG's own 3D Camcorder app to record videos in 3D using both cameras.

Featuring an almost untouched build of Android 3.0, the LG Optimus Pad is very much a Google Experience  with no overlay or custom menus. In fact it's exactly the same version of Android you'll find on the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. That 8.9 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen is very good indeed, crisp, sharp and responsive with motion handled particularly well. There is no lag at all in use and the power of Tegra 2's dual-core CPU has been integrated very effectively.

Overall, there is little to complaint about on the LG Optimus Pad. It starts up quickly, is fast and responsive to use and Wireless networks can be connected to very quickly giving 3G performance. However the only thing that sets it apart from other Android 3.0 tablets is the 3D recording function. The 3D video makes the Pad a bit of a one-off for the time being. The Pad is a very competent Android tablet with the unique ability to record video in 3D. In addition it's very nice to hold in one hand which is not always the case for Tablets. Android 3.0 works a treat on the iPad and the 5 megapixel camera stills are good quality and Polaris Office is included in the package

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