77
Global
Score
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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HTC Flyer review

Summary

from $165.98+
Pros
  • Great screen size and qualityMagic Pen is both useful and funAluminum construction ensures durability
Cons
  • PriceHeavy and chunkyFew apps optimized for screen size
HTC Flyer review

Over the past couple of years, HTC has rapidly built up an enviable reputation (and bank balance) in the smartphone space with a succession of feature-rich, smartly designed, and innovative handsets. The HD2 introduced us to the 4.3-inch form factor, the EVO 4G ushered in the era of 720p video recording, and the Legend wrapped itself inside a never-before-seen aluminum unibody enclosure.

Today, the company's Android assembly line is turning out yet another groundbreaking device, though this one's closer in size to the Athena than the Aria. Yes, we're talking about the 7-inch Flyer, the most unique of this year's Android tablet offerings, opting for a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a sturdy aluminum construction that doesn't even try to compete in the race for extreme thinness, and a Magic Pen to make you forget it's running Gingerbread and not Honeycomb (yet). Also set for release under the EVO View 4G moniker on Sprint in the US, this tablet is the sum of a set of bold choices on the part of HTC. To see how well those decisions have come off, click past the break for our full review.

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Breakdown

Features
8.0
Durability
8.0
Display
8.7
Portability (size / weight)
6.7
Design and form factor
7.5
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Specs

Flyer

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to1470 hour
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Specs

Flyer

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to1470 hour
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