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LG G Pad III Owners Thread

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Tichi wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 5:29 pm
The net result now is, however, that displayed bitmap information looks good on this screen (wrt lower physical res screens).
Whish is all I care about :)
We all care about screen quality lol. What advertisers and publishers also care about more is the ability to monetize and keep the business afloat. If they think they are buying advertising on certain devices when they are not is what the issue is here.
GSRee wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 7:27 pm
The search term you're looking for is "pixel ratio". This tablet has a ratio of 2, hence a 1920x1200 screen being reported as 960x600 in your browser.
Now this is some good info. The numbers do add up. How does Is this ratio so that text is larger and easier to see? Interesting.
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GSRee wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 7:27 pm
The search term you're looking for is "pixel ratio". This tablet has a ratio of 2, hence a 1920x1200 screen being reported as 960x600 in your browser.
Thanks. Apparently this "pixel ratio" it is all linked to "CSS reference pixel", which is an angle of 0.0213 degrees, i.e. slightly above 1 angular minute, resolution of human eye... Makes sense... It is pointless to transmit more pixels to a device, than can be visible on it given typical viewing distance

https://www.w3.org/TR/css3-values/#reference-pixel

P.S. however the pixel ratio =2 for this device is definitely wrong.. it should be 1 IMO, given e.g 6in viewing distance :)
They probably calculated p.r.=2 it using 12in "standard" viewing distance, which is too far for a tablet?
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Apparently theres a new Gpad 4 thats being launched by Rogers.

Display –8.0” FHD (1920 x 1200)
Camera –5MP rear and 5MP front-facing
Processor –Qualcomm Snapdragon, Quad-core 1.4GHz
Battery Capacity –3000 mAh
Features –Bright and vibrant display with dual window views perfect for multitasking plus comfort view

Specifications:

GSM Bands: N/A HSPA Bands: Band 1, 2, 4, 5 LTE Bands: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 66 Operating System: Android 7.0 Display Size: 8” Display Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels Display Type: IPS LCD Camera Resolution: 5MP Internal Memory: 32GB Expandable Memory: Yes Talk Time: N/A Standby Time: Up to 13 days

Works on Freedom too.
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Yea that was announced a couple months ago, nothing special, lower grade processor and way smaller battery just to make it thinner. Why? The g pad iii is already very thin and light

Glad I didn't hold out for the g pad 4. Have had a great experience with this tablet. Kids keep trying to take it over from me lol
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mcfart wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 2:11 am
is it just me or does this tablet have a great screen despite the low resolution (compared to ultra HD displays on flagships)?

Also any root progress :)?
1080p on this size screen is more than enough and I've been very impressed by the screen quality considering the price point of this device
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Hemi558 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 10:52 pm
Yea that was announced a couple months ago, nothing special, lower grade processor and way smaller battery just to make it thinner. Why? The g pad iii is already very thin and light

Glad I didn't hold out for the g pad 4. Have had a great experience with this tablet. Kids keep trying to take it over from me lol
Yeah the 4800maH battery is gr8. Going lower would suck.
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mcfart wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 2:10 am
Yeah the 4800maH battery is gr8. Going lower would suck.
And not just a little lower, down to 3000maH!

My new phone has a bigger battery than that!
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How does one properly (eject) or remove a USB stick on this?
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ROYinTO wrote:
Sep 24th, 2017 2:10 pm
How does one properly (eject) or remove a USB stick on this?
Settings -> Storage -> Portable Storage. Look for the USB device, then tap the icon to the right.
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Can anyone supply a link to a sleeve that fits the LG gpad III? Open ended would be find.

Thanks for any suggestions, Paul.
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inhaliburton wrote:
Sep 24th, 2017 8:30 pm
Can anyone supply a link to a sleeve that fits the LG gpad III? Open ended would be find.

Thanks for any suggestions, Paul.
I have one of these and it fits the gpad, it came with one of the gpad which I bought from Kijiji. https://www.amazon.ca/Acme-Made-Skinny- ... let+sleeve I think most ipad mini sleeve will fit the gpad.
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I have not check all the post, so I am not sure this ahs been mentioned or not.

My G Pad III often (not always, but about 70% of the time) automatically reboots and then keeps rebooting (bootloop) when the battery is lower than 50% (usually when the battery is around 30%-40%). When it happens, I can connect it to a charger and it will work like normal immediately. I did factory reset, but it still has the issue.

I plan to get the warranty repair, but then read a lot of negative review about the repair centre. Anyone has the same issue and what is your solution?
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Sep 28th, 2017 2:06 pm
I have not check all the post, so I am not sure this ahs been mentioned or not.

My G Pad III often (not always, but about 70% of the time) automatically reboots and then keeps rebooting (bootloop) when the battery is lower than 50% (usually when the battery is around 30%-40%). When it happens, I can connect it to a charger and it will work like normal immediately. I did factory reset, but it still has the issue.

I plan to get the warranty repair, but then read a lot of negative review about the repair centre. Anyone has the same issue and what is your solution?
Hi, I have the exact same issue. Still hesitate to send it to FutureTel for repair after hearing those bad stories. And since this issue does not always happen, so I am afraid they cannot replicate the issue. Please let me know how you turn out if you decide to send it for repair. Thank you.

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