Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition

  • Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition
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Based on 18 scores, 19 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • The compact 8.2-inch screen is bright and vibrant.

Cons:

  • The power and volume buttons are fiddly.
  • The pre-bundled apps are rubbish.

Expert reviews and ratings

By DigitalVersus on 60

The Xoom 2 Media Edition has a lot going for it. It also has its share of failings, such as the sloppy handling issues, the lack of Android 4.0 update (for now, at least), the lack of memory upgrades, low battery life for a mobile device, and the fact...

By Wired UK on 80

If you need the bigger screen, the Motorola Xoom 2 is a fine tablet. But if you want the same fast processor, with a sharper screen, at lower cost, in a (just about) pocketable case, then the Xoom 2 Media Edition is the one for...

By 3G UK on 80

This neater version of the Motorola Xoom 2 is actually our preferred model – it’s comfortable to hold and the display really impresses. It performs well and thanks to the fact that it can stream films and music from the web or a PC it...

By Stuff.tv on 100

We like the screen, we like the price and we really like the performance...

By Pocket-lint on 80

The lack of microSD socket is annoying, but we love the style and weight of the Xoom Media Edition....

By Mobile Choice on 80

With top performance and the ability to stream music and movies from the web or your home PC, this dinky Motorola Xoom 2 really earns its ‘Media Edition' tagline....

By CNET UK on 70

The Xoom 2 Media Edition is a smaller, more portable version of the Xoom 2. We like the slimmed-down dimensions and the clear screen, but it isn't running Ice Cream Sandwich, which won't please hardcore Android...

By V3.co.uk on 60

A portable Android Honeycomb 3.2 tablet from Motorola that offers reasonable performance. We prefer this device to the larger 10in Xoom 2, but it is still not quite good enough to tempt us away from the iPad...

By The Inquirer on 70

Its Xoom 2 Media Edition is essentially a cut-down version of the Xoom 2 in a more compact 8.2in package. At 216x140x8.9mm and a weight of 388g, it is easier to carry around than its bigger brother and also tablets such as the Ipad 2. However, it's...

By RegHardware on 85

The combination of a small, tough and light body and a 8.2in 800 x 1280 screen results in a fine little tablet. The display is pin sharp for gaming, viewing video or images, while the shape and weight make it an excellent e-book reader. It may not...

By Channel Pro on 60

In all, the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition is a competent tablet. It’s attractive and quick, the screen quality is good and there are some useful added extras. Its slenderness and light weight means it’s more portable than any 10in tablet,...

By TechRadar on 70

The best-selling tablet on the market might be the 9.7-inch iPad 2, but that hasn't stopped manufacturers differentiating themselves using by going with a smaller screen size than Apple's offering. We've seen the likes of the original...

By PC Pro on 67

A slick 8.2in tablet, but battery life isn’t great and the price is on the high side...

By Expert Reviews on 80

The best little tablet you can buy, but the lack of 3G and a slightly-disappointing battery life hold it back...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Excelling where its 10.1-inch sibling faltered, the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition is a premium product that combines a strong specs offering with a well styled, comfortable and reassuring form factor and a strong user experience.This is easily one...

By Trusted Reviews on

As with the its larger sibling the Xoom 2, we mostly like what we see with the Xoom 2 Media Edition. It's well built and easy on the eye while packing in all the essentials in terms of connectivity and other physical features. The lack of 3G and...

International Review By Les Numériques on 60

Cette Xoom 2 Media Edition n'est pas avare d'arguments, mais doit composer avec de nombreux défauts comme des erreurs d'ergonomie grossières, l'absence de mise à jour, pour le moment, vers Android 4.0, d'extension de...

International Review By 01Net on 60

Au cours de nos tests, nous avons vite préféré la Xoom 2 Media Edition à sa grande sœur au format 10,1 pouces. Cela dit, le constat final reste globalement le même : à part faire de jolies photos et offrir un design de...

International Review By CNET.de on 70

Das Xoom 2 Media Edition ist eine kleinere, portablere Version des Xoom 2. Uns gefallen die Abmessungen und das tolle Display, aber echten Android-Fans wird wohl der Einsatz der nicht mehr ganz brandaktuellen Android-Version 3.2 übel...