1. rorobynbyn's Avatar
    Hello! I am completely new to the tablet and android world. I have a dumb phone and an old laptop! After doing much arduous research and learning whatever I can through reviews and youtube I have narrowed my choice to a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 or the LG G Pad 8.3 GPe. Any input from more seasoned users would be great! I am attracted to these two tablets for their similarities in the processor, size, speed, resolution etc... but I am concerned about the different operating systems. How much better is the kitkat vs the jelly bean and is it possibly a deal breaker for the note?

    Thanks for any input and advice!
    02-03-2014 07:05 PM
  2. longsock123's Avatar
    Between these two, I would definitely go with the G Pad unless you are extremely invested in note taking and Samsung gimmicks. The Snapdragon 600 is still blazing fast, especially on stock Android, and Touchwiz lags a lot. If anything, I think your best choices would be the G Pad or the Nexus 7 (Still awesome).
    02-03-2014 09:19 PM
  3. UJ95x's Avatar
    Between these two I'd get the G Pad but personally I'd get the Nexus 7 2013. The Note isn't bad, but TouchWiz holds it back

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    02-03-2014 09:24 PM
  4. dwd3885's Avatar
    G Pad all the way if you like the 8" size. Nexus 7 too small for me.
    02-04-2014 10:15 AM
  5. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I concur with these guys here. GPad for sure. The Note is older, as well. But stock Android is the way to go for me. It's clean and runs very well.
    02-04-2014 10:27 AM
  6. cbb77's Avatar
    Ditto, G Pad. However I would also recommend looking at the LG version over the GPE edition. Its cheaper and there are a few custom roms available for it.

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    02-04-2014 09:43 PM
  7. ffejjj's Avatar
    I have the GPad and couldn't be happier

    My Evo lte Filling the shoes of my HTC One
    02-04-2014 09:48 PM
  8. Aredubu's Avatar
    I had the Note 8.0 and really liked it. The brightness and screen clarity was amazing! I had a hard time with the physical home button smack dab in the middle of where I held the tablet, no matter which orientation. Tried a 2nd Gen Nexus 7 and liked it too, but I was already used to the extra screen real estate the Note had, and the sd card slot. The G pad was my next choice, and after several months my best choice. I now have both the G Pad and the G Pad GPE and can't make up my mind which one to keep. I guess I'm waiting to see if LG is going to update the original G Pad soon. If not, I'll keep the GPE. Both G Pads are a blast to use.
    02-05-2014 06:20 PM
  9. rorobynbyn's Avatar
    thanks everyone! i really appreciate your input... guess im getting the gpad
    02-11-2014 08:47 PM

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