For readers who are considering buying the LG G Pad 8.3 or the Apple iPad Mini, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The LG G Pad 8.3 comes with an 8.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1,200 x 1,920 pixels resolution. The iPad Mini comes with a 7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 768 x 1,024 pixels resolution.
The LG G Pad 8.3 comes with 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3 mm dimensions and weighs 338 g. The iPad Mini comes with 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm dimensions and weighs 312 g.
Hardware and Operating System
The LG G Pad 8.3 is equipped with a 1.7 GHz quad core Krait processor and Qualcomm APQ8064 Pro Snapdragon 600 chipset. It comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
The iPad Mini is equipped with a 1 GHz dual-core cortex A9 processor and Apple A5 chipset. It comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The LG G Pad 8.3 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 2 GB of RAM. The iPad Mini runs on the iOS 6 operating system, which can be upgraded to the iOS 7 version. The device has 512 MB of RAM.
Both the devices have a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. The LG G Pad 8.3 has a 1.3 MP secondary camera, whereas the iPad Mini has a 1.2 MP secondary camera.
The LG G Pad 8.3 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 4,600 mAh battery, whereas the iPad Mini comes with a non-removable 16.3 Wh Li-Po battery.
Price in Australia
The LG G Pad 8.3 16 GB variant with Wi-Fi is priced at around AU $399.95 and the 32 GB variant with Wi-Fi is priced at around AU $419.95. The iPad Mini 16 GB variant with Wi-Fi is priced at around AU $369.95, the 32 GB variant with Wi-Fi is priced at around AU $529.95 and the 64 GB variant with Wi-Fi is priced at around AU $549.95 in Australia.
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