Motorola Xoom vs Apple iPad 2 : A Comparison

By | March 3rd, 2011



Motorola released its much anticipated Xoom tablet just weeks before the Apple’s new iPad 2 tablet. Both of the devices feature the next generation of hardware and software and currently represent the best devices available in the market. We’ve made a small comparison that scales the specifications of the devices against each other helping you decide the tablet of your choice.

ipad2vsxoom Motorola Xoom vs Apple iPad 2 : A Comparison

The following table compares the key features of the two tablets.

Apple iPad 2 Motorola Xoom
Display 9.7-inch IPS LCD 10.1-inch LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768 1280 x 800
Operating System Apple iOS 4.3 Android HoneyComb
Processor Apple A5 1-GHz Dual-Core nVidia Tegra 2 1-GHz Dual-Core
RAM Unknown 1 GB
Rear Camera Yes, 720p video Yes,  5MP with dual-flash LED, 720p video
Front Camera Yes,  VGA Yes, 2.0 MP
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Version 2.1 Version 2.1
Thickness 8.8mm 12.7mm
Battery 25Wh 6,500mAh
Gyroscope /Accelerometer Yes, 3-axis Yes, 3-axis
Weight 601g (Wi-Fi) 725g
Cellular Radio Quadband HSPA / CDMA 3G/ 4G LTE
NAND Storage 16GB/32GB/64GB 32GB

Interestingly, the Motorola Xoom is priced higher than Apple’s iPad 2 while we see no major jump in specifications. We might see Motorola slashing the prices of its device in the coming weeks.