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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

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Functionality and Internet:

The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 comes with the standard Android 3.2 Honeycomb user experience, which offers plenty of personalization with its variety of icons, wallpapers, and widgets, but it doesn’t particularly bring any new to the table from what can be found with other Honeycomb tablets. We hope it will get an update to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 comes with the standard Android 3.2 Honeycomb - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review
The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 comes with the standard Android 3.2 Honeycomb - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review
The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 comes with the standard Android 3.2 Honeycomb - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review
The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 comes with the standard Android 3.2 Honeycomb - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 comes with the standard Android 3.2 Honeycomb


Entering text on the 10.1” screen with the virtual QWERTY keyboard is easier than on the 8.2” model, as the keys are larger in size, allowing for a more natural typing experience. You also have the choice of using the stock keyboard, Swype, and Swift Tablet X keyboard. There is also a new MyScript Stylus input that shows a white square on the screen that you use the included stylus pen to draw the letters on, which is then converted to text. We didn’t really care for this method of text input, but the stylus is handy for drawing images or making quick notes.

The virtual QWERTY keyboard allows a natural typing experience - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

The virtual QWERTY keyboard allows a natural typing experience


The GMail and standard email app are appropriately laid out to take advantage of the spacious screen available with the tablet – so organizing emails is a pleasure to handle. Moreover, setup is a breeze seeing it simply requires your email address and password for automatic completion, though you can do it manually for POP and IMAP accounts.

The GMail and standard email app are appropriately laid out to take advantage of the spacious screen - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review
The GMail and standard email app are appropriately laid out to take advantage of the spacious screen - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

The GMail and standard email app are appropriately laid out to take advantage of the spacious screen




Processor and Memory:

Located in the bowels of the Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is the 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor with 1GB of DDR2 RAM. It does a good job with loading and running pretty much any app that you can through at it – though we did notice some stuttering when using Live Wallpapers and moving between the 5 homescreens. When running the Quadrant Benchmark app, we got a score of 2957, which is good, but still slightly less than some of the competition. Next up was the AnTuTu benchmark app, which gave a score of 5745, again nothing to sneeze at, though it is much lower than quad-core the Asus Transformer Prime.

Quadrant Benchmark results - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review
AnTuTu benchmark app - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review
Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

Quadrant Benchmark results

AnTuTu benchmark app

 


Internet:

One of the best uses of the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is its internet functionality. The web browser is a pleasure to use with the large screen, and makes viewing web sites a more enjoyable experience. Making use of Verizon’s 4G LTE data network, we were able to fully load our PhoneArena.com web site in 20 seconds. Also, when using the SppedTest.net app, we were able to achieve downloads of 10 Mbps and uploads near 5 Mbps. But if you are outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, the tablet can also use 3G EVDO Rev A, as well as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and has built-in HotSpot capability.

The web browser of the Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is a pleasure to use - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review
The web browser of the Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is a pleasure to use - Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

The web browser of the Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is a pleasure to use


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posted on 17 Jan 2012, 10:24 2

1. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


Hmmm interesting well its the first review I have seen in a long time. That or I am only reading your news.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 21:07 2

2. Nathan (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I know! There are basicly no phones being released!

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 00:12

3. medalaster01 (Posts: 40; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


its like a big gnote

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Display10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (149 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP4430, Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size10.00 x 6.83 x 0.35 inches
(253.9 x 173.6 x 8.8 mm)
21.13 oz  (599 g)

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