By design, tablets aren't meant to take professional photos. Whereas smartphones feel like an evolutionary form for the digital camera, the tablet simply does not because they're ludicrously big. Having said that, the rear camera on the Xoom 2 is one of the most capable featured yet, promptly adjusting settings as a subject shifts from light to dark and vice versa. It's just as proficient when recording videos, continually focussing to keep up with rapid on-the-go motion.
The gallery on board the Motorola Xoom 2 is the typical Android affair, swiftly populating images, displaying a thumbnail roll and auto-rotating images. Like the gallery, few things have been altered in the music player, but both areas are already strong and Motorola were wise in focussing their efforts elsewhere, such as their Motocast app which streams files on your computer straight to the tab.
On either side of the Xoom 2 are potent speakers that help create an immersive cinematic experience. They serve the eloquent multimedia interface with justice, producing sound with volume in the high and mid tones, however are a little more stout on the low end.
There's real value in using this device for playing movies, flipping through photos and using it as a music hub. If you're lazing around on the couch wanting to effortlessly indulge in multimedia, this is one tab that will deliver.
Unlike Samsung and Apple's tablets, the Xoom 2 doesn't have a proprietary port (such as a 30 point pin) for charging. Instead it relies on the generic microUSB port which is compatible with a variety of accessories, but is an absolute nightmare when it comes to charging. From flat to full, it took almost 7 hours to charge, rendering this one of the few devices I'd recommend charging overnight.