Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 Android Tablet Price in Singapore, Features, and Specs: The Droid Xyboard 10.1, along with its smaller sibling the Droid Xyboard 8.2, are good successors to the Motorola XOOM, the world’s first Android 3.0 or Honeycomb tablet computer, although they also come in a much more hefty price. It seems that with the two models, Motorola has set out to address many of the concerns of the original XOOM. The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 itself is a superb combination of high-end hardware, Google’s latest tablet-optimized Honeycomb software, and high-speed mobile 4G LTE network connectivity.
The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 has a good and sturdy construction. It feels comfortable on the hand even after it has been used for long periods of time. The screen auto rotation is smooth so that it’s just a breeze to switch between portrait and landscape. The tablet isn’t overtly big at 6.8 x 9.9x 0.34 inches but it is a bit heavy at 1.3 lbs. The device appears well built and is made with premium materials that give it a nice sturdy feel.
Like the Motorola DROID RAZR smartphone, the Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 features angled corners that add aggressiveness to its style but the back edges has soft-touch coating. This clash of aesthetic comes out rather unique to the tab. However, when it comes to the overall design, the tab can be pretty much annoying. This is especially evident in the layout of the buttons. The power button is located next to the volume button located at the back of the tab. This makes them not easily accessible. These buttons are also not indented so that it’s harder to find them and harder to press on them. The user, more often than not, needs to flip the tab over just to look for them.
As for the other interfaces of the Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1, the 4G SIM card slot, the microUSB and microHDMI ports are located along the bottom edge, while the 3.5mm headset jack and IR blaster are located on top. The IR blaster can be used with the Dijit app to turn the tablet into a universal remote control. On either side of the tab is a pair of stereo speakers that produces great sound and music playback.
The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 has a 10.1-inch display, which is IPS-enhanced HD quality and carries with it 1280×800 pixels worth of resolution, the same as its 8.2-inch sibling. Colors are generally vibrant although there are some noticeable losses in contrast when the display is viewed at extreme angles. The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1, unlike its smaller sibling, includes an active pen for note taking and drawing. The pen also has a pen pouch with a pocket clip. It works with an application installed in the tablet to make it easier to make ink notes but it is also compatible with default pen apps like Evernote.
The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 has a decent 5 MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash. Like most tablet rear cameras, it delivers tolerable but not exalting pictures. It does however record HD videos. There is a 1.3 MP front facing camera for video calling. The tablet uses a 7000 mAh standard lithium ion battery type that produces up to approximately 10 hours of continuous browsing over Wi-Fi and continuous video playback, 6 days continuous MP3 music playback, and 48 days or 33 days in standby mode on 3G or 4G respectively.
Overall, the Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1, its sibling likewise, is a nice tablet computer but its specs do not necessarily justify its rather steep price even after the 4G LTE connectivity and Android OS thrown in. It also has a rather uninspired design and may not easily attract consumers who are too picky when it comes to outward appearances and button layouts.
Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 Android Tablet Price in Singapore Dollar: Approximately S$ 675.00 (Starting Price)
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