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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PDAs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The screen and performance also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are less positive about the storage and battery.

portability, performance, screen, size, design

price, battery, storage

On average, users rate this product 58/100 and experts rate this product 68/100.

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Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (

Motorola Xyboard 8.2


We recently reviewed the Motorola Xyboard 10.1 tablet, the next generation of the manufacturer's less-than-popular Xoom tablet from early 2011. Co-developed with Google, the Xoom was supposed to usher in the Android tablet era much as the original...

Compact 8.2-inch screen ; High resolution for screen size (1280 x 800) ; Thin and lightweight ; Ergonomic design with thin bezel ; 4G LTE connectivity

400 is a lot for an Android tablet ; Specs are decent but not impressive ; No microSD or external storage ; Camera sucks ; Battery life could be better

If you want a solid Android tablet that's smaller than those huge 10.1-inch devices and has a good portable, lightweight feel, and 4G LTE connectivity, this is probably your best bet.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 Review


This week we've seen two Motorola tablets, both of them with essentially the same name DROID XYBOARD, this the smaller of the two at 8.2-inches in screen size. While the 10.1-inch display sized iteration costs a bit more and does afford you a bit more...

This tablet is nice, and if you rule out the facts that it'll cost you an arm and a leg to first purchase it then pay each month for 4G LTE connectivity, you've got a nice tablet on your hands. I find myself very skeptical that there's a real need for...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (

Motorola Xyboard 8.2


The march of the Honeycomb tablets goes on, playing a tune that's starting to get a bit muted thanks to the promise of fresher beats coming from Ice Cream Sandwich. Still, there are plenty of ways for manufacturers to add their own bit of swing to the...

Hand-friendly design ; Integrated IR emitter ; Great LTE performance

High cost including contract ; Mid-range performance for a modern tablet ; No expandable storage

The Motorola Xyboard 8.2 is a perfectly fine slate that's comfortable to hold and to use but fails to stand among the competition.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Eric Franklin (

Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 (16GB)


The original Xoom arrived in a pre-iPad 2 world. Given that context, Motorola's original tablet was well-designed, with great hardware, and since it marked the debut of Honeycomb, it was arguably the first Android tablet with a capable operating system.

The Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 is thin and light, with one of the brightest screens we've seen on a tablet. It also includes Micro-HDMI, a 5-megapixel camera that performs well, powerful speakers, and fast 4G LTE speeds, and it can act as a universal...

The tablet doesn't offer a compelling-enough experience to warrant signing a two-year contract or buying it outright for its $600 off-contract price. Also, navigation was plagued by frequent hangs, the placement of the power button and volume rocker is...

Although thin and light, with fast 4G LTE speeds, the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 is impossible for us to recommend at its current price.

Dec, 2011

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Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 (Verizon Wireless)


At $429 for a 16GB model and $529 for a 32GB unit, both with a two-year contract, the 8.2 comes in at $100 less than the larger Xyboard. Without a contract, you'll be paying $599 and $699.

Great look. Integrated 4G

Short battery life. Expensive

The Motorola Xyboard 8.2 includes Verizon’s 4G, but still can’t stand out from the pack of Android tablets.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 Review


As we take a trip back down to memory lane with the Motorola XOOM, the very first device to feature Google's pure tablet-optimized platform, we realize that things didn't necessarily go as planned for the tablet. Coming back for round two, the Motorola...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 Review


Earlier this year Motorola's first tablet the XOOM launched as the first Honeycomb tablet and had plenty of promise. Sadly the hefty size and bloated Verizon 3G data pricing didn't help its cause. We now have the next-gen Xoom happily named the DROID...

Now value is determined more by the user and his/her needs. If you’d like a great WiFi tablet this is not for you. If you’re needing a 3G/4G capable tablet that also manages to be extremely portable and powerful this would probably be my first choice....

Dec, 2011

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Motorola Droid XYBoard 8.2 Review - Android Tablet Reviews by MobileTechReview


The Motorola Droid XYBoard 8.2 is the Motorola Droid XYBoard 10.1's little brother on Verizon. But it's not all that little: at 8.2" it offers more to feast your eyes on vs. more common 7" Android tablets, yet it's much more portable than 10" tablets....

Great IPS display, good size compromise, rugged, 4G LTE

Expensive without contract

The Motorola Droid XYBoard's unique size and quality combo set it apart from the me-too tablet fray. It's portable but the screen is roomy enough for enjoyable web browsing and gaming. And that display is extremely sharp and bright thanks to the IPS...

Consumer review by: UnhappyXyboardUser (

"So unhappy with this tablet."


I would not recommend this tablet to anyone. Except if Motorola wants to drop their price to $199-. Because that's what this tablet is comparable to - A Kindle Fire

Size that's it!

Battery life - suppose to get aprox 6 hrs usage and over 19 days standby. I get aprox 2.5 hrs of internet browzing and lose 10% of battery life a day on airplane mode.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: GatorDave45 (

"There's no reason to buy this over an iPad."


The hardware, buttons aside, is really quite good. I suspect that this will be a terrific table if it gets stock Ice Cream Sandwich. The 8.2" screen is both noticeably larger than a 7" tablet while also noticeably smaller than an iPad. Both of those...

Hardware is thin and light.

Operating system locks up and restarts at least once a week.

Apr, 2012