LG Optimus Pad

LG optimus PadAfter became the first vendor that made a dual core processor android smartphone , but at tablet Optimus Pad is not the only one that using Honeycomb. LG take a peek about the LG Optimus Pad performance.


Dimension: 24.38 x 15 x 1.27 cm; Weight: 621 gram, plastic material, 3 speaker (1 upside, 2 on bottom), Power button and audio on top, volume control on right side of charger port, HDMI and Micro USB port on the lest side.

Even has smaller dimension from iPad2, LG Optimus pad is more heavier than iPad2.
Color and metal ornament between dual main camera, makes optimus pad have similar looks with dual core smartphone from LG, Optimus 2X.


LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16 million color, 768 x 1280 pixel, 8.9 inch

LG made his own class by making 8.9 inch for his tablet. With this size LG offering portability and thumb typing convenience from 7 inch tablet collaborate with satisfaction enjoying multimedia files from 10 inch tablet.

LG Optimus pad screen has good graphic quality and responsive even less from Galaxy Tab 10.1 screen. Even superior in 3d feature unfortunately user still need using 3D red-cyan glasses which unavailable in sales package.

Operating System and Menu

Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb), 5 homescreen panel, 3 virtual button on down left screen, notification tray.
At default, LG application is less than Galaxy Tab 10.1 default application.


Dual 5 MP, 2560х1920 pixels, autofocus, zoom, LED flash, geo-tagging, 2MP Secondary camera.

This features makes Optimus prime become supreme in his class. For main camera, it has 5 MP resolutions not only one but two camera to support 3D video recorder features. Also included 2 MP resolution secondary camera which is bigger than iPad 2 main camera.

When using main camera you can find 5 icon setting (flash mode, white balance, color effect, scene mode, and setting) in right side of screen. It decrease into 3 (white balance, color effect and setting) when using secondary camera.

Video Recorder

Maximize resolution quality Full HD 1080p@24fps

Video recorder interface similar with camera features. You can find flash mode, white balance, color effect, video quality and time lapse interval setting on right side of viewfinder. Unfortunately zoom mode can not use in this features. LG Optimus pad video result quality awesome, especially outdoor.


HTML Browser, multi-windows browsing, incognito browsing, pinch zooming, share page, download.

New version Android browser already completed with incognito browsing features. This features make every page that you opened doesn`t leave any trace in browser history.


Using application: Quadrant Standard Edition oleh Aurora Softwork & Antutu Benchmark

Using Antutu benchmark, LG Optimus Pad got 4613 score, narrowly defeated from Galaxy Tab 10.1 4624 score. Meanwhile using Quadrant, Optimus pad got 1932 score, loss from Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 2354 score.


HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR, microUSB v2.0

Using LG Optimus pad you can surfing with operator data line and also wifi line. Interesting fact Optimus pad has micro USB port, not only for connecting Optimus pad with PC, but also for reading USB storage. This called USB OTG (On The Go), the rumors says that it`s available after Android 3.1 updates.

LG Optimus pad has HDMI port for connecting it with monitor or HDTV. USB OTG Converter cable and HDMI are included in sales packages.

3D Camcorder and 3D Player

In main menu, there`s two 3D application for support 3D Optimus Pad features.

First application called 3D Camcoder, using for recording image in 3D video format. Image view in 3D camera viewfinder can changing by push top icon on setting panel. There is four mode: mixed, Anaglyph, Single and Side by side. Also have depth control setting to adjust image depth while recording.
Second application called 3D player, using for play 3D video from optimus pad 3D camcoder.

Other features

Polaris® Office, Youtube, GTalk, Places, Navigation, Latitude, Calculator, Calendar, Google Maps.

At application list, you can find Polaris Office. Polaris office function as Microsoft Office software substitute. Not all Honeycomb tablet have this as their default application

The advantage and disadvantage of LG Optimus Pad


  • 3D Video recorder and 3D video player
  • Android Honeycomb
  • Dual main camera
  • Great performance
  • Leather case as bonus.


  • Non 3D Screen
  • Heavy
  • 3D glasses not available in sales packages

Conclusion of LG Optimus Pad

LG Optimus pad different from others tablet. With unusual screen dimension, camera features, 3D video camcorder and player makes this pad as a pioneer. Judging from performance this pad is satisfying even not the top in it’s class.

LG Optimus Pad Official Site

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