After a long time, LG launched a phablet which is named LG U+ Pad 8. As of now, the device is exclusive to South Korea, priced at KRW 242,000 or $210.
Though the device doesn’t offer top-notch specs sheet or premium built quality, the device serves the purpose. The device offers hybrid built, with a combination of plastic and metal. To add a twist to the tale, the device is specific to the certain network provider. Lets move our discussions towards actual tech specifications.
As the name suggests the LG U+ Pad 8 offers 8 inch display (WUXGA 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution). For a non tech savvy user, this is something between 1080p and UHD. The display is protected by tempered glass. Underneath, the device runs on Mediatek MT8783 Octa-Core processor, with maximum clock speed of 1.3 GhZ, adjusted with 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM for multi tasking. The device offers 16 GB on-board storage, as well as an SD card slot (up to 128 GB).
In terms of camera or optics, the device offers 5 MP rear facing camera (with LED flash) along 2 MP front facing camera. The main camera supports video recording up to 720p at 30 fps. In terms of connectivity, the device offers 4G LTE, 5.0 and 2.5 GhZ WiFi bands, FM radio with bluetooth 4.1 support.
As the device gets bigger screen, even the battery gets bigger. The 4000 mAh (non user replaceable) battery may not seem bigger (as we have seen in most of the phones these days), but it does tend to last a complete working day. The device used USB type C for charging and data transfer, also supports USB OTG.
The device weighs 350 grams and runs on Android Nougat, topped of with LG UX user interface. As we said earlier, though the device does not offer top of the tier specs, it’s a combination of good things all together. For less than $210, this is definitely a trust worthy device from LG.