In The Box
Motorola Xoom handset
Quick Start Guide
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 1Ghz dual-core processor
OS: first tablet with Android 3.0 software
Display: 10.1” 1280×800, touch screen, pinch to zoom
Connectivity: 3.5mm jack, micros USB 2.0, WiFi b/g/n. Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR + HID, aGPS
Network: 3G, 4G LTE upgradeable, tethering and personal hotspot
Camera: backside 5 MP with dual LED flash – frontside 2 MP camera (webcam) – autofocus
Video: 720p capture – 1080 p playback – flash support in web browser
Memory: 32 GB built-in, 1GB DDR2 RAM, SD slot inactive for now
Sensors: Proximity, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope
Battery life: estimated by manufacturer at up to 10 hrs for video playback
Weight: 730 g – 1.6 lbs
Size: 249.1 mm x 167.8 mm x 12.9 mm
Talking of display quality, Motorola Xoom has a larger and higher resolution than iPad. Motorola Xoom has 10.1-inch screen while iPad’s only 9.7-inch. The xoom motorola has resolution of 1024 x 800 which is clearly higher than iPad’s that only 1024 x 768. The Xoom’s display is more than capable at making video and gaming content look clear and crisp. It is just the auto brightness which is still bugging us, because the result of the auto adjustment did seem a little bit too dark.
Truth be told, it is not really a great news for a Motorola Xoom to have a 5 megapixel camera and LED flash as a tablet. Most of the people who can afford a Motorola Xoom will not have any thought of making their tablet as their primary object shooter. Beside of the size and weight, it will be a bit absurd to carry and pose the tablet only to shoot at objects.
As we are talking the rear camera, it could shoot out 720p video as well, which is quite admirable. As for the front camera, there is nothing special, but does not mean it is bad. It is just we quite expect a front camera for a tablet like Xoom’s quality.
Based on the hardware fact, it would definitely comes without surprise if the Motorolo Xoom’s price is rather expensive. Surprisingly, motorola Xoom pricing in US for Wi-Fi only is $499 and WiFi + 3G for $799. Thus, motorola Xoom price is quite competitive even for the fact that it outclasses the iPad in many ways.
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