LG G-Slate 4G Tablet for T-Mobile Review

Posted: April 27, 2011
LG G-Slate 4G Tablet for T-Mobile Review

T-Mobile's LG G-Slate 4G joins the tablet world with an 8.9" multi-touch screen, Android 3.0, 5G capability, 32 GB of storage and dual rear-facing cameras for 3D video recording. Candace Bailey and Kevin Pereira take a close look at the $530 tablet.

What You Need To Know

  • The G-Slate looks like the iPad from the front.
  • The tablet is smaller but definitely heavier.
  • We wish the G-Slate was a little lighter but otherwise, the design is nice.
  • The 9" screen is sharp and bright.
  • One thing to note is that there are slots for micro USB and HDMI but there's a proprietary charging hole here. This means you can charge it via USB but it will take a day to fully charge that way, and means there's an extra cord to carry.
  • The G-Slate interface is a standard Android Honeycomb, which is the version specifically made for tablets.
  • It looks and acts just like the Motorola Xoom tablet, which means web browsing is as good as any Android tablet and this one has Flash support.
  • The G-Slate has the same dual core 1 Ghz Tegra 2 processor, making it pretty fast.
  • The Tegra 2 is now a requirement for many of the newest apps in the Android Market.
  • It's nice to buy a tablet and not have to worry about whether or not it can run something.
  • We loaded up the G-Slate with processor intensive games like Cordy, which the tablet ran well with only a couple of stutters.
  • The big selling point for the G-Slate is the 4G wireless and the 3D camera.
  • The 4G service from T-Mobile is very fast and sometimes better than wi-fi, but it's not free.
  • The 3D video camera is a neat trick: the videos can be recorded and viewed with cheap red and blue 3D glasses.
  • You can also hook the tablet up to a 3D television and watch home movies in 3D with expensive shutter glasses.
  • The 3D video was far better than we expected.


  • $530 with a contract.
  • $750 without a contract.


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Comments are Closed

  • Draconiangem

    No, they will never replace laptops... YOU try to play your huge MMO game server on a phone pad! And no CD drive is like a missing leg. These are more for those out there that are more concerned with facebooking and video blogging everything that happens to them around the clock. That works for them, but to hardcore users, these are just overpriced travel toys.

    Posted: April 30, 2011 10:39 PM
  • Bionic_Crouton

    They totally missed an opportunity to do the CSI Miami intro.

    Posted: April 29, 2011 9:10 PM
  • colonelchi

    Chris Hardwick is looking quite good these days...

    Posted: April 28, 2011 2:25 PM