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Motorola Xyboard 8.2 review

7.1/10 AVG.
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7.1/10
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The Motorola Xyboard 8.2 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
8.2"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


DigitalVersus

The Xoom 2 Media Edition has a lot going for it. It also has its share of failings, such as the sloppy handling issues, the lack of Android 4.0 update (for now, at least), the lack of memory upgrades, low battery life for a mobile device, and the fact that it generally doesn't run as smoothly as the...

- Romain Thuret , DigitalVersus
Digital Trends

If you want a solid Android tablet that's smaller than those huge 10.1-inch devices and has a good portable, lightweight feel, and 4G LTE connectivity, this is probably your best bet.

- Jeffrey Van Camp, Digital Trends
Stuff

t’s essentially a shrunk-down version of the 10.1in Xoom 2 with almost no loss of power or ports over that version (only the SD card slot has been sacrificed), albeit with shorter battery life. Otherwise, only the absence of 3G counts against it, but that doesn't stop it being one of the best Androi...

- Stuff Team, Stuff
Pocket-lint

There is a lot to like about the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition. Where we weren't sure that the larger Xoom 2 offered quite enough, there is something more exciting about the smaller version. The size means it is light and portable, but also it's easy to type with two thumbs - without the stretch of...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint
Know Your Mobile

the Media Edition is well-specced, more portable than its Xoom 2 brother and is usually cheaper, too. If portability is important it's definitely the one to go for. If you want a bigger display the Xoom 2 should be your choice. Whether or not you should buy either tablet is another question entirel...

- Ben Griffin, Know Your Mobile


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Screen Size
8.2"

The Motorola Xyboard 8.2's screen size is 8.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Dual core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3960mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3960 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 19 days standby time, 6 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Xyboard 8.2 Specs

Overview
Release date January 27, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EV-DO Rev. B, HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
variations
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32/64 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3960 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 19 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.6 x 13.9 x 0.9 cm (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 390 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 8.2 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features Gmail, Push Email, Yahoo Mail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, White balance, Scene Mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PPT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola MZ607, Xyboard 8.2 Wi-Fi

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Critic Reviews


DigitalVersus

Pleasing screen, no memory upgrades, choppy zooming

from DigitalVersus

The Xoom 2 Media Edition has a lot going for it. It also has its share of failings, such as the sloppy handling issues, the lack of Android 4.0 update (for now, at least), the lack of memory upgrades, low battery life for a mobile device, and the fact that it generally doesn't run as smoothly as...More

The Xoom 2 Media Edition has a lot going for it. It also has its share of failings, such as the sloppy handling issues, the lack of Android 4.0 update (for now, at least), the lack of memory upgrades, low battery life for a mobile device, and the fact that it generally doesn't run as smoothly as the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Efforts are still needed to make MotoCast more practical, to make operation smoother, and to clean up the universal remote function.

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Digital Trends

Good portable, lightweight feel, and 4G LTE connectivity

from Digital Trends

We found the Motorola Xyboard 10.1 to be a decent device, if a bit after its time, and the same could apply to the Xyboard 8.2. Despite the original Xoom floundering at its $600 to $700 price point, Motorola hasn’t lowered the bar much. This pricing is on the high end of most Android tablets these days, which are now priced between $200 and $400 by most manufacturers. Still, if you want a solid Android tablet that’s smaller than those huge 10.1-inch devices and has a good portable, lightweight feel, and 4G LTE connectivity, this is probably your best bet....

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We found the Motorola Xyboard 10.1 to be a decent device, if a bit after its time, and the same could apply to the Xyboard 8.2. Despite the original Xoom floundering at its $600 to $700 price point, Motorola hasn’t lowered the bar much. This pricing is on the high end of most Android tablets these days, which are now priced between $200 and $400 by most manufacturers. Still, if you want a solid Android tablet that’s smaller than those huge 10.1-inch devices and has a good portable, lightweight feel, and 4G LTE connectivity, this is probably your best bet.

 

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Stuff

Best when it comes to design, tablet feels snappy and responsive

from Stuff

t’s essentially a shrunk-down version of the 10.1in Xoom 2 with almost no loss of power or ports over that version (only the SD card slot has been sacrificed), albeit with shorter battery life. Otherwise, only the absence of 3G counts against it, but that doesn't stop it being one of the best Android tablets around.

Read full review

t’s essentially a shrunk-down version of the 10.1in Xoom 2 with almost no loss of power or ports over that version (only the SD card slot has been sacrificed), albeit with shorter battery life. Otherwise, only the absence of 3G counts against it, but that doesn't stop it being one of the best Android tablets around.

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Pocket-lint

Video playback looks great, build and design are both good

from Pocket-lint

There is a lot to like about the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition. Where we weren't sure that the larger Xoom 2 offered quite enough, there is something more exciting about the smaller version. The size means it is light and portable, but also it's easy to type with two thumbs - without the stretch of a larger tablet....

More

There is a lot to like about the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition. Where we weren't sure that the larger Xoom 2 offered quite enough, there is something more exciting about the smaller version. The size means it is light and portable, but also it's easy to type with two thumbs - without the stretch of a larger tablet.

We also like the fact that Motorola haven't messed around with it. There has been the slight tweak here and there, but the interface is essentially raw Honeycomb, so you don't have to contend with added, unnecessary, features. We also found it to be stable in most cases, with nothing to suggest there was an underlying problem.

On the flipside of this equation you have the occasional Wi-Fi problems and the increased portability means a smaller battery. For home users that shouldn't be a problem, but obviously it will only last you so long away from power. The lack of an external option for memory expansion rounds out the flaws of the device.

In summary then, we have no problem recommending the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition to anyone looking for a compact and portable tablet. The build and design are both good quality and the niggles are only minor. Where the Xoom 2 10.1-inch didn't offer much of an incentive to buy over the original Xoom, the smaller Media Edition is more attractive offer.

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Know Your Mobile

Splash proof, mini-HDMI connectivity, no expandable memory

from Know Your Mobile

the Media Edition is well-specced, more portable than its Xoom 2 brother and is usually cheaper, too. If portability is important it's definitely the one to go for. If you want a bigger display the Xoom 2 should be your choice.

Whether or not you should buy either tablet is another questi...More

the Media Edition is well-specced, more portable than its Xoom 2 brother and is usually cheaper, too. If portability is important it's definitely the one to go for. If you want a bigger display the Xoom 2 should be your choice.

Whether or not you should buy either tablet is another question entirely. If money is no object the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is the Android tablet to go for. If those pennies can't quite stretch that far, though, the Xoom 2 and the Media Edition are good but not great alternatives.

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V3

Portable, good screen, HDMI output, Motocast can come in handy

from V3

Considering that the 8.2in device has almost identical specifications to the Xoom 2 and is more portable we prefer this one of the two, despite it having a shorter battery life.

However, the iPad 2 is still the better device when it comes to performance and the quality of applications while...More

Considering that the 8.2in device has almost identical specifications to the Xoom 2 and is more portable we prefer this one of the two, despite it having a shorter battery life.

However, the iPad 2 is still the better device when it comes to performance and the quality of applications while users who want a 3G tablet and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box might want to wait for the Asus Padfone.

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The Inquirer

Portable, good screen, poor battery life

from The Inquirer

With the Xoom 2 Media Edition retailing at £329, it is £50 less expensive than the larger 10in Xoom 2. Considering that the 8.2in device has almost identical specifications and is more portable we prefer this one of the two, despite it having a shorter battery life.

Users who want a 3G ta...More

With the Xoom 2 Media Edition retailing at £329, it is £50 less expensive than the larger 10in Xoom 2. Considering that the 8.2in device has almost identical specifications and is more portable we prefer this one of the two, despite it having a shorter battery life.

Users who want a 3G tablet and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box might want to hold out for the Asus Padfone. Alternatively, for those who want to give IOS a try there is the IPad 2, which offers a smoother experience and is suprisingly portable considering that it has a 9.7in display.

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The Register

Display is pin sharp for gaming, tough and light body, splash resistant

from The Register

The combination of a small, tough and light body and a 8.2in 800 x 1280 screen results in a fine little tablet. The display is pin sharp for gaming, viewing video or images, while the shape and weight make it an excellent e-book reader. It may not be the most powerful Android device on the market...More

The combination of a small, tough and light body and a 8.2in 800 x 1280 screen results in a fine little tablet. The display is pin sharp for gaming, viewing video or images, while the shape and weight make it an excellent e-book reader. It may not be the most powerful Android device on the market but at this precise moment in time, it’s the tablet I’d buy.

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Wired

It's convenient and easy to hold while staying large enough to enjoy reading full page articles or watching videos on

from Wired

Overall, the Xyboard 8.2 is a good smaller tablet, but at $430, you’re paying a premium for the extra screen real estate and smoother experience over a less-expensive 7-inch competitor. Most consumers have proven be happy enough with something half the price, like the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet...More

Overall, the Xyboard 8.2 is a good smaller tablet, but at $430, you’re paying a premium for the extra screen real estate and smoother experience over a less-expensive 7-inch competitor. Most consumers have proven be happy enough with something half the price, like the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet, so paying $400 for a tablet, even one this capable and powerful, may seem like overkill. But if you’re eyeing the Xyboard, you’re not in this crowd. You obviously want something powerful enough to provide a top-notch tablet experience. And yes, the Xyboard is the real deal. It’s a 4G device, it has impressive hardware specs, and it definitely stands above the cheaper tablets. So, it’s a shame that it’s only shipping with Honeycomb instead of Ice Cream Sandwich. That would really make it feel like the extra cost is worth it.

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Recombu

Solid build quality, fantastic camera, snappy performance

from Recombu

We really enjoy writing a positive review, and while we never end up with a product that ticks every single box, when we get something that looks good, works well and comes with a great asking price, it's not difficult to recommend. No surprises that the Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition falls under...More

We really enjoy writing a positive review, and while we never end up with a product that ticks every single box, when we get something that looks good, works well and comes with a great asking price, it's not difficult to recommend. No surprises that the Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition falls under this category. Despite not loving its bigger brother, this 8.2-incher marries features that have us smitten. Small enough to fit in a hand bag or satchel and comfortable in the hand with a good amount of power under the hood and substance behind the style, whether your reading, gaming or browsing, the Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition has fast become one of our favourite tablets out right now.

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