HTC Flyer  vs Google Nexus 7 

Released May, 2011

HTC Flyer

  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 2.0
Front view of HTC Flyer
7 Out of 10
The LCD panel quality is beautiful and offers excellent viewing angles and brightness.
by c|net (May, 2011)
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Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
8.6 Out of 10
AnTuTu has actually become my all around "go-to" benchmark.
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Flyer vs Nexus 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

Flyer
6.7
Nexus 7
8.7
Passmark, AnTuTu and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Flyer
6.3
Nexus 7
10.0
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Flyer
6.6
Nexus 7
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Flyer vs Nexus 7

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

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Flyer
2,500 ms
Nexus 7
1,371 ms

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Flyer
835
Nexus 7
3,842

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HTC Flyer

Reasons to consider the
HTC Flyer

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Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Newer operating system Android 2.0 vs Android 4.1 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 2.0) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Smaller 195.1 x 116.8 x 12.7 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm More than 30% smaller
Back view of Google Nexus 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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Much better AnTuTu score 13,772 vs 3,862 More than 3.5x better AnTuTu score
Much faster javascript execution 1,371 ms vs 2,500 ms More than 45% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Much better AnTuTu 3D score 3,842 vs 835 More than 4.5x better AnTuTu 3D score
More cores Quad core vs Single core 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports voice commands Yes (Android 4.1) vs No (Android 2.0) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Significantly thinner 8.9 mm vs 12.7 mm Around 30% thinner
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.1) vs No (Android 2.0) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Sharper screen 215 ppi vs 169 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly lighter 340 g vs 417 g Around 20% lighter
Newer Jul, 2012 vs May, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 600 More than 65% higher resolution

Reviews Word on the street

Flyer  vs Nexus 7 

7.0
8.8
General OS performance was excellent — helped undoubtedly by Android 4.1 and its "Project Butter" initiative which is said to vastly improve touch response and smoothness in Android.
Nexus 7

7.0
8.0
It's bright and sharp and makes for very good quality video chat over Google video chat and Skype.
Nexus 7

7.0
9.0
Display quality is good, with a sharp image and commendable (if not searing) top brightness.
Nexus 7

6.0
9.0
Turn the Google Nexus 10 over and you'll find a big speaker at the top, along with the main 5 megapixel camera lens, which is also capable of shooting 1080p video at 30fps.
Nexus 7

6.6
8.0
It also has 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, GPS, and support for Google's NFC-based technology, Android Beam.
Nexus 7

Overall

7.0 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Flyer  vs
Nexus 7 
Size 7" 7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600 1280 x 800
PPI 169 ppi 215 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11a
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Single core Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Flyer  vs
Nexus 7 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera 5 MP None

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 1 USB
Hdmi support HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 417 g 340 g
Size 195.1 x 116.8 x 12.7 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 12.7 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 8 hour 7.5 hour
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