HTC Flyer

Released May, 2011
  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 2.0
The LCD panel quality is beautiful and offers excellent viewing angles and brightness.
by c|net (May, 2011)
7 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the HTC Flyer

Performance

Processing power and speed

Flyer
6.7
Nexus 7
8.1
iPad mini
7.8
Passmark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Flyer
6.3
Nexus 7
10.0
iPad mini
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Flyer
6.6
Nexus 7
6.5
iPad mini
7.6
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Flyer
8.5
Nexus 7
9.2
iPad mini
9.2
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com and 2 more

7

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Flyer
7.0
Nexus 7
8.5
iPad mini
8.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the HTC Flyer

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Flyer
1,416
Nexus 7
2,282

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Flyer
3,862
Nexus 7
13,772
iPad mini
n.d.

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Flyer
2,500 ms
Nexus 7
1,371 ms
iPad mini
1,426 ms

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Flyer
835
Nexus 7
3,842
iPad mini
n.d.

Reviews Word on the street for the HTC Flyer


7.0
Viewing angles are superb and the display itself is extremely bright, even when turned down to 65 percent.

7.0
What really sets the Flyer apart from the mobile OS tablet crowd are the optional digital pen ($80) and HTC's excellent Sense software and customizations.

7.0
At 13.2mm thick, it is a little thicker but this is essentially unnoticeable in normal use, and arguably desirable for easier handling.

6.0
Weighing just 420g, the Flyer feels fairly light and comfortable in the hand, but with excellent build quality.

6.6
Google's excellent core apps are included, such as Gmail, Calendar, Gallery, Maps, Latitude, Navigation, Places, Talk, and, of course, Marketplace.

Overall

7.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Colour reproduction is also excellent, with strong yet natural tones, while it produces truly black looking blacks yet maintains a high overall brightness when required.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
The screen is also nice and vibrant, with excellent viewing angles.
by TechRadar (May, 2011)
We've also become accustomed to 1080p video output from our tablets, and its exclusion here stands out, especially since being able to work with the pen on a larger screen would have been great.
by TechRadar (May, 2011)

Operating System

The world waited patiently for a tablet-optimised version of Android, and it finally got one in the form of Android 3.0, which is used on the Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V and Asus Eee Pad Transformer.
by TechRadar (May, 2011)
It's going too far to say that HTC is putting lipstick on a pig, but HTC is definitely putting considerable effort into dressing up Android 2.3 to make it tablet-worthy.
by c|net (May, 2011)
The Flyer really shines in Linpack where it gets a 57 score-the highest we've seen on an Android device that hasn't been overclocked or loaded with a custom ROM.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)

Operating system

What's hot: Easy and fun to use out of the box, excellent custom software, optional pen is great for notes and digital drawing.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
Still, these are refinements of an OS designed for smartphones, at a time when Google is pushing a distinctly different OS (Honeycomb) for use on tablets.
by c|net (May, 2011)
The CPU is paired with 1GB of RAM, so there's great potential for multitasking.
by TechRadar (May, 2011)

Apps

As for video and gaming performance, it handled 720p streaming video without a hiccup, but going on up to 1080p caused for some always-lovely stuttering.
by The Verge (May, 2011)
These days folks want to read ebooks, watch movies and sync notes, images and snipped web pages to the cloud.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
The app is fast to respond, and emails render quickly, though there can be some occasional fitting issues.
by TechRadar (May, 2011)

Cpu

The HTC Flyer has a sharp and bright capacitive 1024 x 600 (same as the Tab and Nook Color) display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon single core CPU, 6 gigs of storage and WiFi.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)
HTC forewent a dual-core 1GHz CPU and instead opted for a high-speed 1.5GHz single core chip, backed by 1GB of RAM.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
x doesn't make as much use of dual core CPUs as does Honeycomb, but should HTC offer a Honeycomb upgrade, it will be a sore point.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 169 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Single core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 417 g
Size 195.1 x 116.8 x 12.7 mm
Thickness 12.7 mm
Battery life 8 hour
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