Most smartphones that get released these days has a decent 3,000 mAh or even bigger battery.
Even Apple’s iPhone has bigger battery and optimized operating system to offer best backup. The newly launched LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus however wants users to buy an individual battery pack.
The tablet is small, compact and looks good in terms of build quality. When it comes from a promising vendor as LG, there shouldn’t be any problems in build quality. But, the device which is quite affordable at just $240 seems to be following a very bad marketing strategy. The huge demand for tablets had gone off years ago and the market is in a slow decline with every passing year.
Apple considerably reduced the pricing of its new and budget friendly iPad 9.7-inch so that they could stay relevant and squeeze whatever market share is left for tablets. In such a scenario, the LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus which is now exclusively available on the T-mobile is a welcome addition, if not for the additional cost associated with the tablet’ base pricing. Even if you are willing to pay the money to go for it, the problem lies in carrying a large battery pack which will increase the thickness of the device and voids its portability factor.
For those interested in the specifications, the X2 8.0 Plus has an 8-inch FHD with a resolution of 1920×1200. The device is powered by a 1.4Ghz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has 32 GB of storage space. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box which could again deter your tablet experience when purchasing something new in 2017 and it wouldn’t support Android Oreo 8.0 operating system.
The device has a 5 megapixel HDR front facing camera, 5 megapixel rear camera and supports all the basic Wifi, Bluetooth connectivity options. For, $240, this is an okay deal and if you are on a very tight budget, T-Mobile offers $10 per month for 24 months to buy the device on contract at the cheapest possible price.
PLUS Power Back, a Bulky Add-on
The G Pad Plus Pack has a 4,400 mAh battery, a full sized USB port, kick stand to watch movies on the LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus tablet and stereo speakers making it the ultimate multimedia device. However, the bulky size and the add-on makes it tough to keep carrying it around than using a simple cover with a kickstand to pair it up with bluetooth speakers.