LG G Pad 7.0 hits AT&T on August 8 for $150


AT&T today announced that it will be offering the LG G Pad 7.0 from Friday, August 8. Those who purchase the device on a two-year contract will pay just $149.99 upfront, but if you’d rather avoid the commitment, it’ll cost you $249.99 — $100 more than the Wi-Fi only model.

That’s the kind of increase you’d expect for LTE connectivity built-in, but is the G Pad 7.0 worth it? It has a 7-inch display with a slightly disappointing 1280×800 resolution, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. It also packs a microSD card slot, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 4,000mAh battery.

The G Pad 7.0 is similar to Samsung’s midrange Galaxy Tabs when it comes to specifications, but with the Galaxy Tab 3.0 priced at $300 on AT&T, it’s a full $50 cheaper — and looks a lot nicer, in my opinion.

AT&T is offering the G Pad 7.0 for just $0.99 if you buy an LG G Flex at the same time, though given there’s only an inch between them in display size, it seems unlikely that many customers will want to combine the two. If you’ve already been eyeing up a G Flex, however, a G Pad for under a dollar isn’t a bad deal.