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Motorola Xoom review

7.5/10 AVG.

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The Motorola Xoom currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 29 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Wi-Fi only Xoom is the same basic product as the CDMA/3G version. It's the same size, offers the same functionality and runs the same software.

What's different about the Wi-Fi only Xoom is that, well, it's Wi-Fi only. This means there is no on-board cellular data capabilities to keep you connected when outside of a Wi-Fi zone.

For a more complete review of this tablet, please visit our Motorola Xoom (CDMA) page.

Operating system
1 GHz
Screen Size
5+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The XOOM’s price tag implies a product that’s notably better than the current market leader. But despite the added functionality and purpose-built interface, the XOOM just doesn’t quite cut it in terms of actual handling, speed and number of available apps.So while Honeycomb shows some promise, it t...

- GSMArena Team, GSMArena

We’ve gone through in explaining which devices excel in specific categories, but it’s still rather difficult to concretely say which one is ultimately the cream of the crop. Naturally, there’s a host of other factors that come into play that would make one more highly prized than the other, like pri...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
The eBook Reader

The Motorola Xoom is the first legitimate competitor to the Apple iPad. It can do many of the same things the iPad can do, and a few things the iPad can't. The Xoom doesn't yet have nearly as many apps—high-quality, polished apps especially—that Apple's platform offers, but it is more open and acces...

- Nathan, The eBook Reader
Expert Reviews

Given that the iPad 2 is the slicker and lighter of the two tablets, for most people it remains the best choice. That said, if you have an aversion to Apple's products, the Xoom is the best Android tablet that we've seen. With Android 3.0 a massive improvement over the smartphone edition on devices...

- David Ludlow, Expert Reviews

Android Honeycomb isn’t quite ready for prime time. It’s frustrating at times, and the optimised apps aren’t out in force yet.  But it is ready for the sizeable army of people already willing to put up with cheap hardware and terrible UI just to avoid Apple’s clutch. Ultimately, these problems combi...

- Ben Sillis, Electricpig

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Screen Size

The Motorola Xoom's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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 2+ megapixels resolution.
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 6500 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Motorola Xoom Specs

Release date March 27, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
800/1900 MHz
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible 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 6500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.9 x 16.8 x 1.3 cm (9.8 x 6.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 730 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 10.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
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 Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
4x digital
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
2+ megapixels
1x optical
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPG, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TIFF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Honeycomb, Xoom MZ604, Xoom Wi-Fi

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