- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (Quad-core 1.70GHz)
- 2GB RAM, 16GB Flash Storage
- 8.3" Full HD IPS (1920x1200) Display
- Wi-Fi, BT, MicroSD Slot, Dual Camera
- Android 4.2.2 Upgradeable to Android 4.4(Kit Kat)
- $349.99 349.99
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close, but no cigar 02/28/2014
Perfect size, feels well built, white color looks classy, has a premium feel to it. Vivid colors, snappy most of the time.
The only reason I'm returning this is horrible backlight bleed. At full brightness it's OK but I like to dim it down quite a bit when using it in my dark bedroom and I can actually count 7 light sources from the bottom of the screen in portrait mode when brightness is way down..
The Optimus UI is a mess. Feels like a Touchwiz clone so no surprise there. I was able to turn some features off but not nearly enough options you can change to customize the UI to try to get that Android stock feeling.
Occasional lag. Noticed it when scrolling through Play Store for example. Nexus 7 feels faster most of the time. Reading the specs I have no idea why this tablet would be laggy compared to Nexus 7 2013 edition.
Got it for $100 off retail price, otherwise overpriced. I have a Nexus 7 2013 edition and I love it, I have no issues with lag or with backlight bleed. After running stock Android and getting used to timely updates I don't think I will try another non-google tablet. I just wish google would make a Nexus 8. I also don't understand why companies need to 'fix' something that's not broken. They should give us a choice between stock and third party UIs.
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