LG Optimus Pad v900
A new tablet is on the market
LG know how to make themselves attractive to customers. Their newest Optimus Pad v900 is the first LG tablet to see the light of day. In a world where such gadgets made by different companies basically look the same when it comes to hardware, displays and not only, the device we tested a while back wants to bring some well-deserved freshness to this category. Below you’ll find our review if you want to see whether this device is efficient or not.
Two cameras included
First of all we’ll touch upon the subject of looks. The LG Optimus Pad v900 is not as eye-candy as, say, other devices of this kind out there, but it still has something nice about it which makes it stand out when put near Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9. the rear has a matte finish; when we tested the LG Optimus v900 for our review, this aspect made it resist fingerprints and also very comfortable to touch and hold. Since it’s a Honeycomb product, its Home / Back / Menu controls can move onto the display. On the right sits the volume button, while the top has a lock/power key.
This product also features a 2MP camera, an LED status, the ambient light sensor and the LG logo; they are all located on the front above the screen. A second 5MP camera is to be found on the rear of the tablet; its lenses are preinstalled symmetrically on either side of a metal strip. Two stereo speakers for portrait mode are housed under the gadget and the usual 3.5mm audio jack along with a charger port adorns the top. A third speaker sits near the charging port, to facilitate sound when the tablet is held in landscape.
Powered by Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb
Moving on, the LG Pad v900 tablet sported an 8.9″ screen with 1280 x 768 pixels of resolution which, when used for reading, gave good results. When we used the display, we saw that colors didn’t appear as expected and contrast also suffered. Unfortunately, viewing angles were disappointing. The screen wasn’t glare-free, so we had issues looking at it outside with the sun shining directly above it. The operating system is Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb; we didn’t encounter problems with it. The interface has been improved and is now easier to navigate; controls are now on-screen. The only trouble we came across was when we used live wallpaper: the device started lagging.
Good battery life
As for ports, the LG Optimus v900 comes preloaded with the following: HDMI, microUSB and many others. There’s a GPS receiver, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 2.1 In terms of memory, this tablet offers a total amount of 32GB. And, in order to keep up to date with e-mails, there’s support for Gmail and everything else which can be opened with POP3 pr IMAP accounts.
The cameras offered by this gadget are both 3D-enabled and pictures look good; but using the device for something like this is uncomfortable. Videos were also impressive.
For those of you who love music, the LG Pad v900 tablet boasts a beautiful music player with lots of exciting options.
The battery is able to offer 9 hours without charging it and 20 minutes of call time.
The review after our test is simple to be done. Should you want to buy a nice tablet with many features – though not as many as on other pretentious tablets – then the LG Optimus Pad v900 might be the best one for you.
|* 1080p FullHD video recording @ 24fps (2D), 720p HD 3D video recording @ 30fps|
|* Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb|
|* 32GB of built-in memory|
|* 8.9″ 16M-color TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen of WXGA (1280 x 768 pixels) resolution|
|* GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 900/2100 MHz, HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps|
|* Tegra 2 chipset: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor; 1GB of RAM; ULP GeForce GPU|
|* 2.0 MP front-facing camera; Video calls|
|* Dual 5 MP 2592×1944 pixels resolution autofocus cameras; geotagging|
|* Stereo Bluetooth v2.1|
|* microUSB port; USB On-The-Go support|
|* miniHDMI port, HDMI v1.4|
|* microUSB port; USB On-The-Go support|
|* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality; DLNA|
|* GPS with A-GPS support; digital compass|
|* Document viewing and editing out of the box|
|* Standard 3.5 mm audio jack|
|* Accelerometer and proximity sensor; Gyroscope sensor|
|* 6400 mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery|
|* Flash 10.1 support|