Motorola Xoom 2

Released November, 2011
  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 3.2
And like almost every one of these touchscreens, it's responsive and a pleasure to use.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
7.3 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Motorola Xoom 2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Xoom 2
7.7
Nexus 10
9.3
Nexus 7
9.0
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Xoom 2
6.0
Nexus 10
10.0
Nexus 7
10.0
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Xoom 2
6.8
Nexus 10
6.5
Nexus 7
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Xoom 2
8.6
Nexus 10
9.1
Nexus 7
9.2
Reviews from phonearena.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com, theverge.com and 1 more

7.3

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Xoom 2
7.3
Nexus 10
8.7
Nexus 7
8.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Motorola Xoom 2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xoom 2
749
Nexus 7 II
2,670
Nexus 10
1,509

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Xoom 2
1,585
Nexus 10
4,082
Nexus 7
2,282

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Xoom 2
5,065
Nexus 7 II
19,963
Nexus 10
13,772

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Xoom 2
2,229 ms
Nexus 7 II
1,177.1 ms
Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
1,366 ms

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Xoom 2
875
Nexus 10
3,842
Nexus 7
3,842

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Xoom 2
1 fps
Nexus 7 II
14.6 fps
Nexus 10
12.5 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Motorola Xoom 2


6.2
I can't be sure that the Xoom had the most reflective screen ever, but Motorola did itself no favors by combining a very glossy front with a dim and unimpressive LCD.

7.0
The standard camera app also lets you capture 720p video using the 5-megapixel sensor.

7.0
And though the screen isn't quite as bright as we'd like, it's got vibrant colours and excellent viewing angles.

7.0
We couldn't find a bad viewing angle in any direction, and the 150 ppi pixel density is smooth for both images and text.

8.0
Surprisingly, we’re utterly blown away with the level of quality dished up the Motorola XOOM’s 5-megapixel auto-focus camera.

Overall

7.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Operating System

It doesn't quite match the best Android tablets or the iPad for quality, and many good Android tablets have it beaten for price.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
Performance is good on the Xoom 2, for the most part, and Android 3.2 works fairly smoothly.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
It's better-suited to large 10.1in screens than the smartphone version of the software, with a better-integrated notifications system that borrows design elements from desktop operating systems like Windows and Mac OS.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Screen

It's an IPS panel, and so offers excellent viewing angles, which is what we expect from a good tablet.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
As much as we’d love to one day see a 10.1” Super AMOLED Plus display, the LCD display of the Motorola XOOM is highly acceptable as it still engages prying eyes from a good distance.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2011)
The screen itself is nice and clear, with natural colours that look great for video.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)

Operating system

No joke, but when we first powered up the XOOM and got straight into the Android 3.0 Honeycomb homescreen, we were overwhelmed by how different the user interface looked compared to previous iterations of Android.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2011)
One thing is certain though, the gap between iOS and Android, in terms of tablet experience, has never been smaller.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2011)
MotoCast is the other big software feature for the Xoom 2.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)

Apps

Everything's easy to access on the device, with music in the Music app and photos and videos in the Gallery app.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
Additionally, notifications now pop up in the Notifications Panel that’s located in the bottom right portion of the System Bar.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2011)
In both games, we’re struck with awe by the beautiful 3D graphics that the Motorola XOOM is able to muster up.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2011)

Network technology

Just wonder what it’ll be like with 4G LTE speeds down the road.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2011)
Connectivity & Data: One of the unique advantages with the Motorola XOOM, besides it dual-band (800/1900 MHz) radio for 1xEV-DO rev. A speeds, is the fact that it’ll support Verizon’s speedy 4G LTE network down the road.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2011)
It's a more useful feature on 3G-connected devices (or 4G, in the case of the Droid Xyboard), but even over Wi-Fi, I really enjoyed having access to my media library and documents while away from home.
by The Verge (Dec, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI 1.4

form factor

Weight 599 g
Size 253.9 x 173.6 x 8.8 mm
Thickness 8.8 mm
Battery life 9 hour
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