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LG G Pad™ X 8.0" T-Mobile

  • V521

Key Features

  • Combine 8.0” WUXGA & Sleek Design
  • 5MP Rear/Front Camera with Gesture Interval Shot
  • Q Pair™
  • Dual Window
  • Full-size USB Port
  • Reader Mode

8.0” WUXGA Display

See true colors, sharp text, and vibrant images come to life on the expansive screen that’s easy to carry in-hand, so everyday tasks can be accomplished anywhere.

5MP Front Camera with Gesture Interval Shot

Your very own Photo Booth! Get all your friends in close and make a fist twice to capture 4 selfies in sequence.

Q Pair™  

Sync with your Android™ smartphone to answer calls and messages right from your tablet!*

Dual Window

Cross-tasking has never been easier! Split the screen and easily drag and drop content between two different windows.

Q Pair™ Link your tablet and Android™ smartphone so notifications can be used between both*
Reader Mode Reduce the amount of blue light on the screen to help alleviate eye strain
Dual Window™ Use two apps simultaneously on a split screen
Capture+ Write or draw on any screen
QuickMemo+ Panel Activate to swipe right from the home screen to write a memo
Customizable Keyboard Adjust keyboard height and layout
Knock Code® Create a 6-8 point tapping pattern for superior security and direct access to the home screen
Knock On® Double tap the screen to put your tablet to sleep/wake it without picking it up or pressing the Power/ Lock Key
Clip Tray™ Copy multiple items and paste them in a clipboard that pops up at the bottom of the screen, creating a collection of information from which you can save or send
Shortcut Key Press the Volume Key twice to get quick access to the camera or Capture+ when the screen is off or locked
QuickButton Customizable key lets you choose an app as a shortcut, then simply press for instant access
QSlide Function™ Overlay up to two windows with adjustable sizing and transparency on the primary screen for convenient multitasking
Customizable Home Touch Buttons Includes Notification, QSlide Function, Dual Window, and Capture+
Multilanguage Support for Tablet and Keyboard Input Yes
Microsoft Office Applications Word, PowerPoint,® and Excel®
Google Chrome™ Full mobile web browser
Interruptions Control notifications and alerts received;choose to have sounds and vibrations silenced except for priorities and alarms, or set to total silence
Smart Cleaning™ Free up space by deleting temporary files and removing infrequently used apps
* Android 4.1 or higher. Some features may be unavailable due to carrier policy or device incompatibility.
Video Player With Touch Lock and Resume Play Function; supports 3GP, 3G2, DivX,® WMV, AVI, ASF, MKV, WebM, FLV, and MP4 formats
Customizable Video Screen Ratio Play Speed, Subtitle Settings, Audio Effects, and Video Auto Off Function
Music Player With Custom Audio Effects and Auto-Stop Option; supports MP3, M4A, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, MIDI, WAV, WMA, AMR, FLAC, and Ogg formats
Customizable Music Library Organized by song, album, artist, genre, favorites, playlist, folder, and nearby devices, and cloud accounts
QuickRemote™ Control compatible TVs and cable provider set-top boxes
Rear-Facing Camera 5 MP Rear-Facing Camera and Full HD Camcorder
Front-Facing Camera 5 MP Rear-Facing Camera and Full HD Camcorder
Camera Resolutions Up to 2560 x 1920
Auto Shot** Take selfies automatically using face detection
Gesture Shot** Take selfies with a simple hand gesture
Gesture Interval Shot** and Interval Shot** Make a fist twice or hold the shutter button to take four selfies on a timer
Selfie Light** Screen will illuminate a soft light around the photo preview for well-lit selfies
Burst Shot* Hold the shutter button to take multiple shots quickly
Timer Set shutter/record delay to 3 or 10 seconds
Zoom Up to 4x*
Multiple Shutter Options Tap the shutter, use your voice, or press a volume key to take a photo
Switch Between Rear and Front Cameras with a Finger Swipe Yes
Quick Share Quick access to social platforms after taking pictures and videos
Image Editor Choose from multiple options to enhance your photos such as adding filters, adjusting contrast and brightness, and more
Video Resolutions Up to 1920 x 1080
Pause & Resume Recording Pause and start in record mode for one continuous video file
Live Shot Take still shots while recording video
Live Zooming Zoom in/out on videos during playback.
Edit Videos with Video Trim Yes
Geotagging Include location information with photos and videos
* Available only on rear-facing camera or camcorder.
** Available only on front-facing camera or camcorder.
Network T-Mobile® 4G LTE Network*
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Version 4.2 LE
Wi-Fi® Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
SmartShare Beam Wirelessly receive multimedia content from compatible LG devices.
File Sharing Allow compatible nearby devices to find your tablet anytime via BLE to send images, music, videos, and more
Media Server Allow compatible nearby devices to access your content via DLNA®
Screen Sharing Allow capable TVs to share your tablet screen and sound
Wi-Fi Direct® File Sharing Yes
Media Sync (MTP) Transfer files or synchronize with Windows® Media Player**
USB Connectivity Standard USB Accessory and Micro USB Ports
Enhanced Location Accuracy S-GPS, A-GPS
* T-Mobile's 4G LTE Network not available everywhere
** USB cable required (included).
Technical Specifications
Display 8.0" WUXGA Display (1920 x 1200) with Dragontrail™ Glass Screen Protection
Platform Android™ 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ MSM8952 Octa-Core (1.5 GHz x 4 + 1.2 GHz x 4)
Frequencies LTE Bands 2/3/4/7/12
Data Transmission HSPA+, LTE
Network LTE, WCDMA
Dimensions 8.30" (H) x 4.89" (W) x 0.31" (D)
Weight 10.90 oz.
Battery Capacity 4,650 mAh
Usage Time Up to 34 hours*
Standby Time Up to 20 days*
Internal Memory 16 GB (up to 9.18 GB usable)
microSD™ card Support up to 128 GB**
* Actual battery time may vary depending on network connectivity and application use.
** microSD cards sold separately.
LG Available Accessories
Travel Adapter and USB Cable* Yes*
Bluetooth Stereo Headset LG TONE Active™, LG TONE ULTRA™, LG TONE PRO™, LG TONE INFINIM™
LG Rolly Keyboard 2 Yes
* Included with tablet.

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from good but a huge problem Everything is good but the battery can be damaged then the tablet malfunction
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tablet, perfect size Wanted a tablet for mobile movie's and a larger screen when doing research compared to a phones tiny screen and fell in love with it. I just wish it had a bit more ram, other than that it's even more than I wanted.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice screen I like the tablet, just wish it had a bit more storage even though I did add an sd card. It still seems to have a limited amount of space. Also, Netflix stopped working. The whole reason I got the tablet is to watch videos and my main video source isn't working. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sizs I bought this awhile ago when I upgraded my phone. It's been good except it can be glichy and the screen shattered when it fell on carpet.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome tablet I had bought this LG 8.1 tab about 1 yr ago and love it so far.... the usb connection is the best to I use if I need to attach my flash drive!
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from some ok, some bad I bought this product almost a year ago, it's ok. Lately it has started over heating and I can no longer keep it in a case, because that makes the problem worse. It will occasionally get stuck in a restart loop. It works ok most of the time, but, I wish it were easier and worked better with the SD card. Very hard to move apps to the SD card and each time the app you moved to the SD card is updated, it moves back to internal memory. Location/gps can sometimes be very very off (sometimes shows I am in Pennsylvania when I am in Cincinnati) and the antennae could be much better, I often lose data signal when in a building. This product was very expensive (more than any phone I have ever purchased) compared to it's performance.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sucks! I bought this few months ago. But got problem already. When I used around 50% battery this tablet was automatically power on and off, till I connect to charger.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice hardware, not enough storage I picked up this tablet on a T-Mobile promotion a few months ago and was pleasantly surprised. It has a nice 1080p IPS screen and snappy hardware that is plenty fast for everything I've done with the tablet (haven't noticed any slowdowns). Very few Android devices have a full-size USB port, and it works surprisingly well on this tablet. This port works with all USB devices (including mice and keyboards), not just USB drives. LG's software has NTFS support, so it didn't have any trouble reading and writing to any of my flash drives. The extra programmable button on the side defaults to toggling reading mode which is a nice feature by itself, but there's settings to change what the button does if you want something else. LTE reception was fine in all the places I've tried it, and having a vibration motor was a nice touch when receiving texts. The icing on the cake is that the T-Mobile version has a fully unlockable bootloader as well so it's easy to root and install custom roms if that's your thing. Unfortunately, LG cut a few corners with this device. There's no ambient light sensor so you'll have to adjust the brightness manually, and 16GB of storage should be outlawed in this day and age, especially on a tablet where you actually have a nice large screen to enjoy content (not to mention that with the bloated OS, the user only has access to about 9GB of that space). The tablet does have a microsd card slot, but LG has disabled adoptable storage. This was a very poor decision on their part, as it means that managing storage on this device is a major chore. At least there's an option to move some of the apps to the sd card. Like most mobile devices, this tablet unfortunately is glued together. I had it glitch and go into some kind of diagnostics mode once when I connected a flaky USB cable, and the only way to get it out of that was to pry the device apart enough to unplug the battery connector from the mainboard. Was NOT happy to find the back panel was glued on. Overall, I'm satisfied with this purchase, but I'm disappointed in LG's decision to only put 16GB of storage in this device and then choose to disable adoptable storage.
Date published: 2017-08-23
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Where can I get a replacement SIM tray holder the plastic one not for the memory card the one that I can use for my internet if it's a black plastic piece do you guys sell the replacement or where can I get one

Asked by: E money
Hello E money, please give us a call at 1-800-793-8896 to see what we can do. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-10-24

Where I can buy a LGV521 BATTERY replacement?

Asked by: Minhnguyen
Hello, we do not sell battery replacements. If the Tablet does need a battery, it will need to come in for repair. Check out our repair site here: to get that taken
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-10-09

What is the proper way to install the Sim card and Trey

Asked by: red top
We appreciate your interest in this device and its accessories. To install the SIM card you would do the following: 1 Open the SIM/microSD slot cover. 2 Pull out the card tray and put the Nano-SIM card on the card tray. Make sure the gold contact area on the card is facing downward. More information can be found on page 27 of the user's guide.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-09-18

How do you unlock it when frozen

Asked by: Drainbusters
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this tablet. If the device appears frozen, then it would be recommended to hold down the POWER button for about 5-10 seconds, until the device deactivates. Once it is off, allow it to sit for about a minute before attempting reactivation. Once restarted, if the device continues to have difficulty, then it would be recommended to contact our Wireless Customer Interactive Center at 800-793-8896 for additional troubleshooting.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-27

Can I mirror my phone to this tablet without using my phone as a hotspot? I'd like to use the tablet as my car stereo and link it to my phone so I use my phone's LTE data. Is that possible?

Asked by: RTBS
The LG G Pad™ X 8.0" T-Mobile, Model # V521 supports DLNA ( Screen Sharing) and Wi-Fi Direct® File Sharing. Wi-Fi Direct® provides a direct connection between Wi-Fi enabled devices without requiring an access point. Content sharing allows you to play photos videos or songs saved on your device if it supports DLNA...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-09-10

Can I use a usb to hdmi to stream from my tablet to my tv its the lg8x8.0

Asked by: Phillyb530
Hi Phillyb530. We are not familiar with your TV, however, HDMI and USB systems are not compatible so no simple cable with different plugs at the end can work. USB is a connection system designed for computer data flows. These are different from the video and device control signals carried by HDMI. If you want to connect a USB device to an HDMI device then you must use a converter box. This is a set of electronics that change the protocols and signals...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-06-24

Why is my tablet over heating and shut off when use the screen sharing in about 15 or 20 minutes of use

Asked by: maganini12
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this tablet device. It is difficult to determine the cause of such overheating without some additional information. Please contact our Wireless Customer Interactive Center at 800-793-8896 for assistance with this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-01-05

Why is my display all in black and white and shows no color ? While the "guest" made does show color. What did I set up wrong ? How do I correct that? I couldn't find anything in Settings

Asked by: BettyKuan
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this tablet. It is suggested to check the ACCESSIBILITY option, in the SYSTEM tab, to check for changes to the SCREEN COLOR INVERSION or GRAYSCALE options, which may have been activated to give this appearance. If this does not resolve the matter, please contact our Wireless Customer Interactive Center at 800-793-8896.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-12-10
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