For one glorious month, Verizon let me try out their LG G Pad 8.3 LTE.
And now that month is over.
And we miss our G Pad.
(Photo from LG)
We were considering getting a tablet, mostly for me to use for work, so I wouldn’t have to haul my laptop to meetings and such. But before purchasing, I wanted to give it a try and see how it worked for our family.
So, Verizon sent me a G Pad. I immediately synced it up to all my accounts, which was super quick and easy. And Adam (5) immediately downloaded some games. And we spent the rest of the time enjoying our new toy.
-games: Maybe this is common knowledge, but it was new to me. All of my past Google Play Store purchases were available for download on the G Pad (and I didn’t have to pay again.)
-photos/videos: The quality was fantastic, and the boys put on a couple of crazy dance shows for me to record.
-Skype: I used the G Pad to skype from a turkey barn with elementary teachers. We tested it with my phone (Samsung Galaxy S 4) and the G Pad, and the G Pad had a much clearer picture.
-Blogging: I haven’t figured out a decent way to blog from a mobile device, but that’s not the G Pad’s fault. That’s blogger’s fault. (Think they’ll shut down my blog for that?) But I did draft a blog post in Google Drive and then c&p and post it from my laptop. Technically, I could do that from my phone, but the bigger screen on the tablet made it so much easier!
-Reading: We love the kindle app on my phone, and all of my books seamlessly (and automatically) synced to the G Pad.
-Pinterest: So much easier to see the pictures than on my phone!
-Bloglovin: I like to leave comments on blogs. And that’s hard to do on my phone. So I just don’t read blogs on my phone. Much easier on the tablet.
- The battery life was pretty amazing. Days without charging.
- The charger is a regular Android charger, which meant it was interchangeable with the chargers (including car charger) we already have.
When we had the G Pad, Verizon had a special where you got the tablet for free and just paid $10 a month to add it to your plan. It looks like that special is over, but at $199 with a 2 year agreement, it’s still a great deal on a tablet! Check out the specs here.
We still haven’t bought a tablet, so I’m open to suggestions! Do you have one? What do you love about it? What do you use it for? Leave me a comment below!
(Verizon provided me with an LG G Pad 8.3 LTE but all opinions are my own. I was not paid for this blog post.)