In the market for a new tablet? Not sure which one to get? Well make sure you keep reading to see if the Droid Xyboard for the Verizon Wireless Network is the one for you.
For this review will will be going over the 16G 8.2in variety of the Droid Xyboard. This tablet operates on the Verizon Wireless 4G Network. That gives you blazing fast speeds on a tablet that can handle it. Lets take a look and see what all the Xyboard has to offer.
The screen on this XYBOARD is 8.2 inches. Your other option is 10.1 inch screen. The XYBOARD has a IPS LCD screen that has a resolution of 1280 x 800 with 184 Pixels Per Inch. This gives you a true to life picture that makes movie watching a pleasure. The 16 million colors that the screen can reproduce makes everything enjoyable to watch. Worry warts fear not, the capacitive, multi-touch, touch screen is protected with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The picture reproduction of this screen is great. Netflix movies looked good and were easy to watch with no pixelation at all.
The XYBOARD has two camera’s a rear facing camera for taking your main pictures and video’s with, and a front facing one that’ s good for video chat’s. Let’s start off with the rear facing camera. It is a 5MP camera that is capable of HD video recording. It can record 720p HD video at 30FPS. The camcorder resolution is 1280 x 720 This is in line with all the other Verizon Tablets, aside from The New iPad. The camera has a LED flash and has auto focus. The front facing camera is a 1.3MP camera that works good for your video chatting needs. Dont expect super pictures or anything, but it works well for what it was intended for. The XYBOARD doesn’t have a camera that makes it stand out from the rest of the tablets, but it does take nice pictures and video’s.
The XYBOARD’s battery life varies depending on what you are doing and how your are using it. The stated standby time ranges from 19 days to 27 days depending on if you are on the 3G or 4G network. I used the XYBOARD the other day for GPS since the large screen made for an awesome GPS unit. The batter lasted about 3.5 to 4 hours. This was using Google navigation and on mostly the Verizon Wireless 4G network traveling on the Ohio Turnpike. For offline game play and movie watching the battery life was better. Ranging from 4.5 to 5 hours. Overall, this was more than enough time to either finish the movie, or become completely bored with the game I am playing. The battery size is 3960 mAh.
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The XYBOARD is powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor. This processor helps give you the battery life you get plus lets ya game with no lag at all. To help with lag there is 1GB of system memory, and either 16GB or 32GB of Internal storage. The XYBOARD also has virtual surround. This changes what speakers the sound comes from depending on the orientation of the tablet.
Bluetooth v 1.2, HDMI output, Wi-Fi 802.11 a,b,g, and n, voice commands, USB 2.0, Virtual Surround Sound
The Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 for Verizon Wireless is a nice option in the tablet market. The screen is large enough and nice and clear for a good movie device as well as gaming device. The speakers are nice and clear and make listening to music easy. Also the speakers work great for turn by turn directions. The battery life is decent and usually will last an entire move or for a game. Setup is easy and you are ready to go within minutes. The device comes with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) but is scheduled to be upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 is priced at 429.99 for the 16GB model and 529.99 for the 32GB model. Prices are as of April 27 2012 and are with a new 2 year agreement.
SOURCE: VERIZON WIRELESS
Author: Ben Oaks
Ben is a 911 Telecomunicator and a tech nut. Ben was born and raised in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. He reviews Verizon Wireless products for Techburgh.com and is the owner of Cerebral-Overload.com. His hope is to bring you the reviews you want to give you an informed decision on products you may be looking into.