Motorola Xoom Tablet Review - Android 3.0 Arrives

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Performance Benchmarks

Next, we'll take a look at how the Xoom compares to other tablets by running and examining a few benchmarks that are currently available in the Android Marketplace.

CPU testing
Android CPU testing

Graphics testing
Android graphics testing

JavaScript testing
JavaScript Android and iPhone testing

 

In all three performance benchmarks, the Xoom scores at or near the top in comparison to our reference systems. The Linpack score shows the Xoom offers competitive processing power to the Dell Streak 7 and the Viewsonic G Tablet. An3DBench shows the Xoom offers competitive graphics performance as well.

In the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark, the Xoom outperforms all of our other reference systems in this test. Not only did the Xoom take the top spot in this test, but it did so with room to spare.

A Note On Battery Life: Overall, we were very impressed by the Xoom's battery life. Using the Xoom as a general purpose tablet for social networking, surfing the Web, checking email, etc., we were able to use the Xoom for about five days (off and on) without needing to charge it. Of course, battery life will vary greatly depending on how often you use the tablet and which connectivity options you use.

In an attempt to quantitatively measure the Xoom's battery life in a controlled benchmark environment, we also ran a test in which we set up a webpage with a mix of graphics and text. The page automatically refreshed itself every three minutes. We set the Xoom's display to 50% brightness and turned off Wi-Fi. For this test, the Xoom managed to last six hours and two minutes before it died.

This is a fairly new test in our set of benchmarks, so we don't have a lot of other tablets to which we can compare. However, we have run the test on a few smartphones. The graph above shows how the Xoom compares.


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