HTC Flyer CDMA

HTC Flyer CDMA
$299.99
Brand: HTC
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 7.0 inches, 600 x 1024 pixels, TFT Color touch LCD
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon S2
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to 3.2 (Honeycomb), Sense UI
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Released Date: 01-05-2011

Specifications

General

Device Type Android Tablet
Model HTC Flyer CDMA
Released May, 2011
Status Discontinued

Design

Dimensions 195.4 x 122 x 13.2 mm
Weight 420.8 g
Colors Silver, Black

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT Color touch LCD
Size 7.0 inches
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~170 ppi
Features Touch with Digital Pen

Platform

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to 3.2 (Honeycomb), Sense UI
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Mini-SIM

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon S2
CPU 1.5 GHz Scorpion
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 205
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16GB, 32GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Technology MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player

Battery

Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4000 mAh
Battery Life 10 hours
Charging Multi Travel 2A USB Charger with Micro-USB Cable

Camera

Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 5 MP
Front Camera 1.3 MP
Video 720p
Camera Features Auto focus, Video calling
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 3.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
USB microUSB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Reviews

User Reviews 1 User Reviews Overall, we were impressed with the HTC Flyer tablet. We found the build quality to be excellent, with a premium aluminum unibody design that rivals the iPad 2. The 7-inch display is vibrant and sharp, producing natural-looking colors. We also appreciated HTC's modifications to Android 2.3 to provide a solid tablet experience, including a two-panel UI in many apps.
- John Velasco- PhoneArena
User Reviews 2 I was impressed with the HTC Flyer tablet and the customized HTC Sense software for tablets. The home screen allows flexible customization like on HTC phones, with rich widgets like their 3D weather animations. The included stylus enables productive note-taking, drawing, and editing functions. Writing and drawing with the pen is responsive, and it can be customized in different colors, sizes, and effects.
Notes can include typed text, drawings, pictures, audio recordings, and more. The notes sync to Evernote cloud for access across devices. The pen also allows customizing the home screen with drawings to personalize it or share as fun.
- GSMArena Official
User Reviews 3 I really like the HTC Flyer tablet. The 7-inch size is portable and easy to hold. The screen looks vivid and smooth, great for videos and photos. I appreciate the optional stylus for note-taking and drawing. Tapping buttons with the stylus to annotate screenshots is convenient. My only worry is losing that expensive $30 stylus.
The HTC Sense software overlay provides a slick and customizable interface. The responsive touchscreen never misses input. Battery life impresses too, easily lasting a whole day.
Dave - Geekanoids
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Excellent premium design and build quality
- Vibrant, sharp 7-inch display with good colors
- Customized HTC Sense software provides good tablet experience
- Smooth performance from 1.5GHz processor

Cons:
- Expensive starting price, more than iPad 2
- Cameras and video quality rather poor

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

8.3
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10

The HTC Flyer tablet, released in May 2011, caught our attention with its impressive build quality and premium aluminum unibody design, rivaling even the formidable iPad 2. Despite being discontinued, this 7-inch tablet still holds its ground with noteworthy features and a distinct user experience.

Design and Display

We were immediately struck by the HTC Flyer’s sleek design, featuring a slim profile measuring 195.4 x 122 x 13.2 mm and weighing 420.8 g. The aluminum unibody adds a touch of elegance, making it stand out in the tablet market.

The 7.0-inch TFT Color touch LCD display with a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels delivered vibrant visuals, showcasing natural-looking colors.

Performance and User Experience

Powered by a 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor and 1GB of RAM, the tablet exhibited smooth and responsive performance in our testing.

The inclusion of HTC’s Sense UI, especially the two-panel interface in many apps, enhanced the overall user experience. The optional stylus, though priced at $80, added a unique touch, enabling note-taking and drawing with precision.

Camera Capabilities

While the tablet excelled in many aspects, the cameras fell short of expectations. The 5 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front camera delivered rather poor results.

The absence of a flash was a noticeable drawback, limiting the device’s photography capabilities.

Battery Life and Charging

The HTC Flyer’s 4000 mAh battery provided decent endurance, lasting up to 1470 hours in standby mode. However, it is crucial to note that the battery is non-removable, and specific details about charging were not explicitly mentioned.

Operating System and Software Features

Running on Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread), with an upgrade option to 3.2 (Honeycomb), the tablet showcased HTC’s commitment to providing a solid Android tablet experience.

The Touch with Digital Pen technology added a layer of functionality, allowing users to personalize their home screen with drawings.

Connectivity and Additional Features

The tablet supported Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and featured a microUSB 2.0 port.

While the document did not explicitly mention HDMI and wireless charging capabilities, the tablet’s connectivity options were sufficient for most users.

Conclusion

Despite its discontinuation, the HTC Flyer tablet leaves a lasting impression. Its premium design, vibrant display, and unique features like the stylus set it apart in the tablet market.

While the HTC Flyer had its flaws, such as the subpar camera performance, it managed to garner a fan base due to its overall user-friendly interface and thoughtful additions like the stylus.

For those willing to invest in a unique tablet experience, the HTC Flyer remains a stylish contender, offering a blend of aesthetics and functionality.

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