Announced back in May, the most compact member of the LG’s G Pad series has finally made is to the US shore. To be more exact, the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE is offered by AT&T which is the first, and at the moment the only, US carrier where you can grab the tablet. If you are still debating whether the device is worth your attention maybe this will help you make up your mind – AT&T is selling the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for just 99 cents if you buy it together with one of the LG smartphones: LG G3, LG G2 and LG G Flex.
AT&T’s Back to School Offer on LG G Pad 7.0 LTE
Keep in mind that the second part of the sentence is very important – in order to qualify for the $0.99 price you will also have to pick up one of LG’s smartphones along with the G Pad 7.0 LTE, that is the LG G2, LG G3 or LG G Flex and sign a new two-year contract.
If you already have a phone and don’t need a new one at the moment, there are other options to purchase the G Pad 7.0. For example, you can get the tablet for $149.99 with a two-year contract or opt for monthly payments of $12.50 each with AT&T Next. If you don’t like any of the above, you can pay full retail price of $249.99 and walk away with the tablet with no further obligations.
What your hard earned money will buy? The first thing you notice will be pleasant to the eye design, pretty compact and lightweight body (7.45 x 4.48 x 0.40 inches at 10.34 oz) with rounded corners and reasonably slim bezels and a 7-inch IPS display with 720p resolution.
The appearance is not everything, obviously, so this is what the tablet offers in terms of hardware – a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory with microSD support for storage expansion. The device also packs a 5-megapixel rear camera, 4,000 mAh battery and a variety of connectivity options including 4G LTE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
The G Pad 7.0 LTE runs Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with a bunch of software features that you can find on the G3 smartphone. For instance, instead of boring (and sometimes hard to remember) PIN codes you can use Knock Code and tap out a pattern of knocks to unlock the tablet. The Dual Window system for split-screen use, QSlide for multitasking and QuickMemo+ are also present. LG also included QPair which allows you to pair the tablet with any Android 4.1+ phone and remotely answer its calls, send and receive messages, and check social accounts.
If you are looking for a compact tablet that isn’t the iPad Mini or one of Samsung’s offerings, the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE might suit your needs. If, in addition to a tablet, you are also in the market for a new smartphone and don’t mind signing a new two-year contract with AT&T, the carrier’s deal is probably one of the best currently available. Any LG fans out there?
more info: AT&T