HTC Tablets: My Thoughts and Impressions

Posted by B. Johnson
HTC Tablets: My Thoughts and ImpressionsHi guys, welcome back!

Earlier, i just showed you a bunch of Nokia tablets under the Lumia series – from the larger 10.1-inch Nokia Lumia 2520, Lumia 1520 and last but not least, the lower-end Nokia Lumia 1320.

Now, as i promised in my previous blog post, today i want to keep the momentum going by discussing about other tablets from different manufacturer.

This time, let me continue with 2 of HTC tablets.

Despite not being so productive on tablet market, HTC actually used to have 2 tablets available to purchase on the maret.

Those tablets were HTC Flyer and HTC JetStream – with the latter being the flagship model.

Unfortunately, these 2 tablets didn’t have much to say around the tablet market and in fact, HTC had already stopped the production of HTC Flyer since few years ago – although HTC JetStream probably can still be found lying around the tablet stores near your town right now.

HTC Flyer

As a lower-end model of HTC tablets, HTC Flyer actually features some pretty good-grade specs that are not that bad for a lower-end device.

Its display may not be that impressive with 1024x600 pixels, but given that this tablet was released back then in 2011, having this type of resolution on a 7-inch display is actually not that bad for a 2011-released tablet.

In fact, Samsung still uses this resolution on its GALAXY Tab 3 and Tab 3 Lite (probably Tab 4 Lite as well). So if you decide to buy this tablet, you’re not gonna be left disappointed with the screen of this tablet.

Meanwhile, on the performance department, HTC Flyer is powered by Qualcomm MSM8225T processor, accompanied with Adreno 205 and 1GB of RAM, which are more than adequate to execute all the pixels on its 1024x600 pixel display in buttery smooth performance.

With this type of specs, this tablet is actually ideal for a gaming tablet, especially given that Adreno 205 GPU is pretty good for handling 3D games – of course for the older games released in around 2012 or before that year.

As a gaming tablet, HTC Flyer can still be considered as pretty good in its class.

However, for today’s standards, especially today’s mobile gaming, it’s really obvious that the gaming performance of this HTC’s tablet is not on par anymore with other rivals on the market to date.

So as a result, the latest and most graphically demanding games like GTA Vice City, Asphalt 7, Modern Combat 3 or Horn will not work perfectly and smoothly on this device, even in medium graphics setting.

And don’t even expect to see this HTC Flyer capable to run the latest games like Asphalt 8 or GTA San Andreas in buttery smooth performance because that’s not gonna happen.

Even in medium graphics setting, this tablet will suffer a lot in performance.

The good thing is, HTC Flyer is powered by 4000mAh battery inside, which is pretty huge for a 7-inch tablet.

And given that this tablet is only sporting a low-resolution display, plus a less-power-hungry processor, then the battery life of this tablet will last much longer even in heavy intense use without resting the screen at all.

On other sectors, this HTC Flyer can be considered as a solid tablet with the whole package.

Besides having a pretty good hardware specs in its class in 2011, this tablet also comes with 2 cameras front and back, 1.3MP and 5MP respectively and the most importantly, the SIM card slot that allows for cellular connectivity on this device.

This tablet may not be on par with other 7-inch rivals on the market, especially on today’s tablet market.

However, as a 2011-released tablet, HTC Flyer can still be a pretty good choice especially given its complete package of hardware and features.

HTC Jetstream

If HTC Flyer doesn’t look too impressive to you, then you might want to switch to other tablet from the same manufacturer.

This one is called HTC Jetstream, which is the flagship model of HTC tablet lineup in 2011.

The ‘flagship element on this tablet actually can be seen instantly by looking at the back cover of this device, which uses this brushed-metallic finish all over it, making it look really elegant and solid as a premium tablet.

And that’s on the design department of this tablet.

Meanwhile, on the sector of performance, this tablet is also not too shabby especially as a 2011-released tablet.

It features a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260 processor – which is a Snapdragon S3, as opposed to the Snapdragon S2 on HTC Flyer -, coupled with Adreno 225 and 1GB of RAM, which are more than adequate to handle the HD 720p resolution on its 10.1-inch display.

Not to mention, there are also some other great goodies found on this device, like an 8MP rear-facing camera with dual-LED flash, 1.3MP camera on the front to do selfies or video calls, a huge 7300mAh power battery inside and Android 3.1 Honeycomb out of the box, as well as the 4G LTE connectivity on this tablet.

Overall, as a 2011-released tablet, this HTC Jetstream actually can be considered as a flagship tablet and on par or probably better than the iPad that was released back then in 2011, especially given its overall specs and of course, the premium feel on its back cover.

And the good news is – unlike the HTC Flyer -, this flagship model is still available to buy on the market right now – although i doubt that given that this device is an older-gen tablet.

Okay then, that’s it for now about these 2 HTC tablets.

Of course, i will still be updating this article especially when HTC unveils its next-gen tablet in the near future, which according to rumors it’s going to be the next-gen Nexus tablet.

So if you want to get the latest update about that HTC Nexus tablet and other future products from this company, you might want to bookmark this page for further read the near weeks or months.

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