The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and the LG G Pad 8.3 are two popular Android tablets released in 2013.

While Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 was launched in early 2013, the LG G Pad 8.3 made its foray into the market towards the end of the same year. Both tablets find their place in the list of small-sized tablets and feature the candybar form factor. In addition to rendering the functionalities of the tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 can be used as a smartphone to make and receive calls.

Dimensions and Weight

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet is slightly smaller and thinner than the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet but is considerably wider. Interestingly, the difference in thickness between the two tablets is more prominent than their length. It is also worth noting that with very mild disparity in the overall dimensions, the tablets weigh exactly the same with neither of them actually being on the bulky side.

Verdict: Since there is no drastic difference in their dimensions, neither tablet actually can be said to be more compact than the other. Thus dimensions need not be considered as a crucial factor when deciding which of the two tablets would be the ideal choice for you.

Screen Display and Resolution

The extra width of the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet results in this tablet portraying a slightly larger screen than the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet. However, this difference is hardly noticeable. While the LG G Pad 8.3 depicts an 8.3-inch size capacitive multi-touch screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 features a capacitive multi-touch screen of size 8 inches. However, there is a striking difference in the type of screen display used. The LG G Pad 8.3 tablet utilizes IPS LCD display technology as against the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet which makes use of the TFT LCD display technology. The LG G Pad 8.3 also features a better pixel resolution and pixel density of 1920×1200 and 273ppi respectively while the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comprises a pixel resolution and density of 1280×800 and 189ppi. Additionally, the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet comprises a light sensor in comparison to the light and proximity sensors of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet.

Verdict: Although the approximately eight percent bigger screen of the LG G Pad 8.3 hardly makes a difference, its screen display technology does. The LG tablet has a better screen that renders better colors and brightness. Moreover, the enhanced pixel resolution and density assist in producing sharper videos, images, and texts.


Like most other tablets, both the LG G Pad 8.3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablets feature a primary rear-facing camera with no flash along with a secondary front-facing camera. The tablets encompass identical cameras with the primary and secondary cameras comprising eight megapixels and 1.3 megapixels respectively. The camcorder in each tablet has a pixel resolution of 1920×1080 that can record 1080p HD videos at 30 fps while the rear cameras have a resolution of 2592×1944.

Verdict: The cameras in both the tablets are equipped with various common functionalities such as autofocus, geo tagging, white balance presets and panorama. However, the camera in LG G Pad 8.3 has additional features such as night mode, back-illumination sensor, scenes, voice activation, self-timer and high dynamic range mode.

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