Apple iPad 2 Vs Motorola XOOM – Detailed Comparison

In this era of Tablet computing we picked two of the latest tablets against one another. The Apple’s iPad2 and the Motorola XOOM two respectable tablets under market right now the kind of price  almost similar to one another and both have similar hardware under the hood such as large displays, 1GHz Dual Core Processor, Front and Rear cameras so let’s compare these devices and see which one will be the favorable among the two.

Detailed Comparison of Apple iPad 2 Vs Motorola XOOM Tablets:

The Design

On the surface they might not look different from one another built with premium choice materials. The first thing that captures our attention  is  iPad’s intricate razor thin profile an engineering marvel when compared to the XOOM, the Motorola XOOM being 0.5” is thicker than the iPad2 being 0.34”.

The iPad2 with its sides give a comfortable feel and also prefer the brushed Aluminum case better equipped at repelling scratches, debris, and fingerprints. Whereas XOOM, its metallic rear casing is vulnerable to dirt, finger impressions and is rather difficult to clean as well.

The Display

One of the major differences between the two tablets is the display. The XOOM is built with 10.1” LCD display with the resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels versus the 9.7” IPS display of the iPad 2 having the resolution 1024 x 768 pixels. And the oleo phobic coating on the iPad 2’s display makes it very easy to clean versus the XOOM.

The audio

Since the iPad 2 carries over the same single speaker, it’s nice to see that the XOOM employs two speakers, left and right, which enables it to deliver stereo sound.

The volume rocker of the iPad 2 is exponentially better than the tiny and rather stiff felling volume buttons with the XOOM.

The Camera

Both have one front faced camera for easy video chat. With the iPad2 it’s a VGA camera while on Motorola XOOM  its higher 2MP camera and also both have rear one with iPad2 having  720 / 30p video  and the Motorola XOOM with 5 megapixel AF with dual-LED flash, 720 / 30p video.

The connectivity Ports

The preference is for the Motorola XOOM just because it equips in a traditional way with different ports like MicroUSB port for data connection, for power connection you got a proprietary jack, a micro HDMI port so you connect your HDTV to it and also MicroSD port to expand the storage capacity of the Tablet, whereas in iPad 2 it utilizes only one dirty connectivity port for all your accessories.

The operating system

The Motorola XOOM installed within the Android 3.0 Honeycomb responding little bit slower than the iOS4.3 of iPad2 but the XOOM is preferred much here because it gives you plenty of personalization aspects compared to iPad2 with restricted personalization. Also the Motorola XOOM comes with built in Flash which you cannot find in the iPad2.

The battery

The iPad2 gives you a better battery backup with 25Wh compared to the XOOM with 6,500mAh

The price

Motorola XOOM is priced with tag of $800 (Wi-fi only version is available on $499 now) with free upgradation to 4G connectivity the iPad2 comes in different versions to choose starting from $499 till $729.


Now this is your part to fill. I managed to keep everything about these 2 Tablets in front of you. You decide the conclusion and post it on the comments. I prefer Android OS instead of iOS. So, my choice will be any of Android Tablet. What is yours? Stay tuned on The Geeks Club for more Gadgets reviews.

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