Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1
Brand: Motorola
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 10.1 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD, IPS panel with Gorilla Glass, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
  • Chipset: TI OMAP 4430
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), upgradable to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Battery: 7000 mAh
  • Released Date: 12-12-2011



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1
Released December, 2011
Status Discontinued


Dimensions 259.9 x 173.6 x 8.8 mm
Weight 599 g
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass, Splash resistant
Colors Black


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 149 PPI
Features IPS panel with Gorilla Glass, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), upgradable to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Mini-SIM, Splash resistant


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. TI OMAP 4430
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX540
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16/32GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Technology 3D virtual surround sound


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 7000 mAh Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
Battery Life 10 hour
Charging DC Power Supply Cord Charger Mains PSU


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 5 MP
Front Camera 1.3 MP
Image 1280x720 pixels
Video 720p@30fps
Camera Features LED flash
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 2.1 + EDR, Class 2
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot
USB microUSB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, A-GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews The tablet boasts a thin and lightweight build, competitive with the iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The improved performance with a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP CPU, faster data speeds on Verizon's LTE network, and positive benchmark scores. I think the tablet's USB host support, allowing connectivity with USB peripherals, and demonstrates its ability to play 1080p movies.
- Lisa from Mobile Tech Revie
User Reviews 2 The 10.1-inch HD display provides crisp images, and the tablet is slightly larger than the 8.2-inch version. We found the device's dimensions to be 6.8 inches in height, 9.9 inches in width, and a thin depth of 0.34 inches, though it weighs 1.3 pounds.

The tablet features a micro USB port, micro HDMI, and a Verizon 4G SIM card slot along the bottom edge. On the top, there's a 1.3-megapixel camera, while the back hosts a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with an LED flash, dual stereo speakers, power and lock key, sliding volume rocker, and a 3.5mm headset jack. The tablet also includes an IR blaster for use as a universal remote.
- PhoneArena
User Reviews 3 The tablet runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, accelerometer, gyro, compass, and barometer. It includes a 1.2-megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash. Dual speakers provide virtual surround sound.
The tablet's design, showcasing ports such as HDMI, micro USB, and a Verizon 4G LTE SIM card slot, highlighting the tablet's remarkable speed on the LTE network. The optional stylus that uses wireless technology but expresses reservations about its performance, especially for text input.
- Erin from Zolo Tech
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Improved Performance: Powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP CPU, delivering positive benchmark scores.
- Fast Data Speeds: Utilizes Verizon's LTE network for faster data speeds.
- USB Host Support: Allows connectivity with USB peripherals.
- HD Display: The 10.1-inch HD display produces crisp and vibrant images.
- Decent Battery Life: A 7000mAh battery provides up to ten hours of web browsing or video playback.

- High Price: The tablet is considered pricey despite its features.
- Stylus Performance: The stylus, while optional, may not be ideal for text input.
- Camera Quality: The 5-megapixel autofocus camera produces images with dull colors and less sharpness.

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10

In the fast-paced world of technology, the Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 stands tall as a second-generation tablet media player/PC that made its debut on December 12, 2011. This Android-powered device garnered attention with its robust specifications and advanced features.

Design and Display

Weighing in at 599 grams and measuring 8.8mm in thickness, the XYBOARD 10.1 boasts a sleek and lightweight design, rivaling competitors like the iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The 10.1-inch HD-IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels provides crisp images and vibrant colors, making it a visual delight for users.

Performance and Power

Under the hood, the tablet is fueled by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor (OMAP 4) and 1GB LPDDR2 memory.

The tablet’s improved performance is evident in its positive benchmark scores and smooth navigation through Android 3.2 Honeycomb, upgradable to Android 4.0.4 “Ice Cream Sandwich.”

The inclusion of a 7000mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery ensures up to 10 hours of web browsing or video playback, adding longevity to its impressive features.

Connectivity and Multimedia

The XYBOARD 10.1 offers a range of connectivity options, including Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, micro-HDMI 1.4, micro-USB 2.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n.

The tablet’s multimedia capabilities shine with a 5.0 MP back camera featuring 4× digital zoom, autofocus, and 720p video capture, complemented by a 1.3 MP front camera.

The inclusion of 3D virtual surround sound and stereo speakers enhances the audio-visual experience for users.

Pros and Cons

The tablet’s strengths lie in its improved performance, fast data speeds enabled by Verizon’s LTE network, and USB host support for connectivity with peripherals.

The 10.1-inch HD display, combined with a powerful camera, adds to its allure. However, the tablet’s high price may be a deterrent for some users, and the optional stylus raises concerns about its performance, particularly for text input.


In conclusion, the Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 stands as a compelling option for users seeking advanced features in a tablet. Its sleek design, powerful performance, and impressive display make it a worthy contender in the tablet market.

While the high price may be a consideration, the tablet’s capabilities, including the active digitizer pen and consumer IR remote, position it as a versatile device for various user needs.

As technology continues to evolve, the XYBOARD 10.1 remains a testament to Motorola Mobility’s commitment to delivering innovative and powerful devices to the market.

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