This being my first tablet experience from LG, I was interested to get the G Pad F out of the box, activated and in to my hands. One thing that made my initial experience with the G Pad F a little different is that this device is LTE & Wi-Fi only, which means no 3G fall back when using the device outside of Wi-Fi range. The piece that actually was impressive to me is that since the device is LTE/Wi-Fi only I actually found myself having more LTE coverage consistency around the greater Seattle area than I thought I had based on my handset experience. Not to go to the overly technical side since this is about the G Pad F, but having more & consistent LTE is a very good thing.
From a design perspective the G Pad F is clean, simple and fits great in one hand. I love the white body with a slight texture to it. My only initial concern is that with such a sleek, thin body can the G Pad F hold up to bumps & bruises? Enter one of the benefits of being a Product Ambassador and having a young child in my household – hand your tablet to child and allow them to do what they do, accidentally drop it. After a couple drops one to a carpeted floor the tablet seems to do just fine. Personally I will still be looking into adding a case to my G pad just to help with grip while on the go.
On the OS side I appreciate that LG keeps it simple with their overlay, but I am a little concerned that the G Pad only has 8 GB of internal storage of which 3.81 GB is taken at start-up. Silver lining is that it does also support up to a 200 GB micro SD Card (per LG), so you can save your photos, music, docs, videos and some apps. Personally I am using a 32 GB Class 10 micro SD since we tend to see better performance out of Class 10 & above micro SD cards.
So at the initial get go this budget friendly tablet has some promising upside despite a few opportunities in the memory department. Looking forward to reporting more on my experience with the LG G Pad F and using it in my everyday work/life mix.
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