Verizon Wireless Droid Xyboard 8.2

  • Verizon Wireless Droid Xyboard 8.2
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  • Great IPS display, good size compromise, rugged, 4G LTE.
  • Compact 8.2-inch screen, High resolution for screen size (1280 x 800), Thin and lightweight, Ergonomic design with thin bezel, 4G LTE connectivity
  • Great look, Integrated 4G.


  • Expensive without contract.
  • Battery life is pretty weak — around 4 hours for video at the highest brightness setting. Ships with Honeycomb, not ICS (although it is upgradeable). Price is too high.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 75

People that read my reviews frequently might have noticed about my preference for smaller tablets over larger ones. I simply find a 10.1-inch tablet unwieldy, even if it is relatively light. As such, I greatly prefer the cheaper 8.2-inch Droid...

By MobileTechReview on 70

The Motorola Droid XYBoard's unique size and quality combo set it apart from the me-too tablet fray. It's portable but the screen is roomy enough for enjoyable web browsing and gaming. And that display is extremely sharp and bright thanks to the...

By Digital Trends on 80

If you want a solid Android tablet that's smaller than those huge 10.1-inch devices and has a good portable, lightweight feel, and 4G LTE connectivity, this is probably your best bet....

By Wired on 60

Motorola’s Droid Xyboard a slick, well-performing tablet that’s easy on the eyes. Too bad it has such a stupid name.The Android device, which runs on Verizon’s 4G network and is available now in Verizon stores, is actually...

By Gizmodo on 70

Xyboard. It sounds like a xylophone made sweaty, mumbly love to a chalkboard. Putting that aside, the Xyboard is a pretty serious tablet with an IR blaster, boom-packing speakers, and hardware that screams more "stealth bomber!" than "another...

By PC Mag on 60

The Motorola Xyboard 8.2 includes Verizon’s 4G, but still can’t stand out from the pack of Android tablets. ...

By SlashGear on

This tablet is nice, and if you rule out the facts that it’ll cost you an arm and a leg to first purchase it then pay each month for 4G LTE connectivity, you’ve got a nice tablet on your hands. I find myself very skeptical that there’s...

By Ubergizmo on

competitive in the 7″to 8” category) In its own 8” category, the Motorola Droid Xyboard is a great competitor to the Galaxy Tab 8.9. Both share a comparable footprint, and both can differentiate themselves: the Droid Xyboard feels...

By Phone Arena on 70

After getting comfy using the Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 (XOOM 2 Media Edition), we have to admit, it’s clearly a valiant offering with plenty of lovable characteristics – like 4G LTE connectivity, its exceptional build quality, and gorgeous...

By Engadget on

Motorola Xoom 2 (Xyboard 10.1) reviewMotorola Xoom reviewXyboard official announcementWe've been having a hard time figuring out why anybody would choose the Xoom 2 / Xyboard 10.1 over the Transformer Prime -- a device that's the same price or...

By LaptopMag on 50

The Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 delivers impressive 4G LTE speeds and a bright IPS display, but limited endurance, poor design, and short battery life don't make it worth the high...

By The Verge on 60

The Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 look exactly like the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition, meaning they've both got an octagonal shape (thanks to the chopped corners) and solid anodized aluminum backs with rubber edges. Overall, I'm a big fan of the...

By cnet on 63

Although thin and light, with fast 4G LTE speeds, the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 is impossible for us to recommend at its current...