Should You Buy Motorola Xoom 2

Motorola Xoom 2 is the latest tablet and is the evolved version of the Motorola Xoom. This article will discuss about the specifications of this new tablet, its key changes over the previous version and reasons for buying it. Motorola has introduced two new versions of the original Xoom namely the Xoom 2 and the Xoom 2 Media Edition. Both of them have similar specifications apart from the size, in which the media edition is smaller than the normal edition. Also the versions are for sale only in the UK and in Ireland. Motorola seems to be focusing on the Droid RAZR for the USA market.

Specifications:

  1. Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Operating System: Android 3.2 (Honey-Comb)
  2. RAM: 1GB of RAM
  3. Storage: 16GB of storage Display: 10.1-inch TFT capacitive touch screen – 16M colors
  4. Camera: Front – 1.3 MP and Rear-facing 5 MP
  5. Weight: 599 g
  6. Battery: Upto 10 hours talk-time 

The Media Edition has 8.2 inch display with Gorilla Glass protection, battery life of about 6 hours and weighs about 40% lesser.

Key Changes over Motorola Xoom:

  1. Graphics: Xoom 2 is reported to have a 20-percent improvement over the original Xoom when it concerns the graphics.
  2. Display: The new Xoom 2 has 178 degree viewing angle which makes the viewing experience better. 
  3. Utility: The Motorola Xoom 2 is business ready and has Active Sync for work email, contacts and calendar. 
  4. Design: In the design segment the Xoom 2 looks similar to its predecessor with few changes like the corners of the slate being cut off like the recent Motorola Smartphone designs.

Review:

  1. The operating system still a notch below the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola Xoom 2 is not very different from the earlier version which failed to register high sales. In the same line, Xoom 2 might fail to impress the customers and register for the tablets.
  2. Apart from this there is only 16GB internal memory with no slot for microSD slot on. Hence, one will be able to store a very limited amount of data. While Motorola feels that the storage on the cloud should be sufficient. One can use MotoCast to access a whole PC or Mac's music, video and documents on the go using Wi Fi connection. 
  3. In the performance sector, the Xoom 2 is good but not extra-ordinary and is found slow while browsing. The feature of remotely connecting with different computers is brilliant but Wi Fi being the only connection supported the usability of the feature gets limited.
  4. The motion sensors of this tablet too are not as impressive as compared to the other tablets’.
  5. Hence, though Motorola came out with a new version, owing to not-many changes and a not-so-good performance, users might opt to go for another counterpart or wait for the next up gradation.

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