AT&T are keeping the pressure on their competitors with a couple of bundle offers that run until the end of the year. The first offer combines the 7.0-inch LG G Pad LTE model on sale for $0.99 when a customer buys a new smartphone on a AT&T Next contract for $0 down. The G Pad must be bought on a two year qualifying data plan. The LG G Pad 7 LTE is a modest small tablet with a 7.0-inch, 1,280 by 800 resolution screen. It’s powered by a quad core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, has a 4,000 mAh battery, a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera. As you would expect from the name, it features a LTE modem backed up with 3G, but does not include a 2G radio. It runs LG’s custom user interface over Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat. When launched, it was available for $149.99 on a two year contract so this deal could save you $149.
The second offer offers the 8.0-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 for $99 when customers buy a Samsung Galaxy smartphone on either a Next plan or a two year qualifying plan with voice and data. The Tab 4 8.0 is a slightly higher end device, offering customers a larger screen (as you would expect from the name, at 8.0-inch) of the same 1,280 by 800 pixel resolution. It has the same 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series processor under the skin and 1.5 GB of RAM. Being a Samsung, the Tab 4 has a MicroSD card slot to boost the 16 GB of internal storage. It also has the same faux-leather effect rear of the device, which isn’t to my taste but luckily a case will disguise this. The savings here are similar, as on a two year plan with AT&T it’ll cost $269.99, a discount to the $369.99 you’d pay if you bought it outright.
It’s perhaps no surprise that AT&T are discounting tablets ahead of the holiday season and if you are in the market for a connected small tablet, you could do a lot worse than these two devices. My personal preference with the smaller, lower end tablets is, generally, as cheap as possible so I would favour the LG G Pad over the Tab. I prefer spending less because I consider it unlikely that these models will receive updates beyond the next year and will likely quickly become obsolete. But over to our readers: what do you think?