The LG G Pad 7.0 isn't call enabled as there is no SIM inside. But it will allow you to manage your Google contacts through the Phonebook app. It has a split-screen view mode with the list of contacts on the left side and the contact details for the select person in the right pane.
You can edit contacts, add a variety of field to each person and add and edit groups of contacts, such as Favorites.
You can't call contacts but the G Pad 7.0 will enable you to write and email or check out a linked address on Google Maps and just about any other thing that doesn't require a cellular network.
We ran our traditional loudspeaker test on the LG G Pad 7.0 and it got a good mark. You can find out more about our loudspeaker test here.
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The LG G Pad 7.0 comes with two email apps - the traditional Gmail app and the LG Mail app. The latter has the added benefit of merging all your email accounts into a single interface with a unified inbox.
It does lack in the design department, though. Gmail looks much more appealing.
LG offers a wide array of typing methods, including split keyboard, voice recognition and Path input, LG's take on Swype.
You have the added ability to raise and lower the keyboard to get more or less gaps between the keys. There's also a boatload of customization options, including a dark-toned keyboard, vibration when pressing a key, character bubbles on keypress, to name a few. LG can even update its word suggestion library, if you have the option enabled.
You can always go and install a third party keyboard but the provided LG one is among the best, most functional we've seen on a slate.