Flyer with beautiful screen, Sense interface many services, good battery life, time and experience the pen quite interesting, though not as expected.
As one of the manufacturers leading mobile smart but in the tablet segment, HTC proved quite slow. More than a month after version 2 iPad sold, Flyer, the first tablet of a new HTC to consumers. However, Flyer is owned by HTC are distinctions to make a difference, such as aluminum block design which has curved claws, interface Sense “glossy” and faradaic pen with Scribe HTC proprietary technology.
Detailed configuration information, including HTC Flyer:
- 7-inch screen size resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, 16 million color support multi-touch and pen.
- Size 195.4 x 122 x 13.2 mm Weight 480.2 grams. Android running 2.3.3, UI interface Sense 3.0, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, Wi-Fi n and Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP.
- Single-core processor speed of 1.5 GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, microSD card support up to 32GB capacity.
- Front of the camera resolution to 1.3 megapixel video call. Rear 5 megapixel resolution, autofocus support, 720p HD video standard.
Part 1: Design
Flyer designs have inspired many of the phones of HTC. Silver aluminum block design to create luxurious curved claws like Legend, Wildfire or the latest Wildfire S. Aluminum parts in the middle with HTC logo large stereo speakers, the words “With the HTC Sense” and characterized by two pieces of plastic assembly. Style opening at one end to replace the sim card and memory card is also easy to see a point in the phone model from the early 2010’s and continues to this day as Desire S, Desire HD and Legend.
However, when used as gaming and web surfing with two handles on two pieces of white plastic making them very dirty. Especially when sweating, the stains look quite so clear whether the wipe away easily but does not really make users comfortable.
A small but subtle point in the design of the Flyer is on the front there are two slightly curved claws on aesthetics has created specific to the machine just to help people in the horizontal mixed use is certainly not afraid of the spleen slip when playing the game.
To replace the sim and memory card, users need to remove the plastic cap at the top. The first time a new “removal box” open rather difficult task, but after a period of use, probably softer key, so splendid was it a lot easier. It uses a normal SIM and microSD cards up to 32GB capacity. Part camera outside looks great, but when opened the inner part is similar in size to the phones today.
Keys such as volume increase or decrease the power button / switch off the screen all press feels very good and sensitive. However, the arrangement of keys on the top seed source device models may prove convenient for use in the straight, want to lock or unlock the screen with your hands reach out a bit.
HTC uses a single port on the Flyer. Although nature is the microUSB port is very common but it has little change in the cable and jack that the cable will normally be somewhat difficult to plug in the cable machine while the Flyer can not be used with any any other model.
Part 2: The screen, the user interface, sound
Although not officially confirmed, but according to the writer, almost certainly Flyer using Super LCD screen technology commonly found on the company’s phones recently. Flyer of the screen with excellent visibility crisp high resolution 1024 x 600 pixels on a 7-inch size. Even if a trial looking at cross-angle to 70 degrees from the perpendicular, the screen image is not distorted or shadow colors.
Experiments using outdoor Flyer is also very good. If for automatic brightness, the monitor automatically increases the maximum brightness when the sun using light. Even when the sun is most intense can track content on the screen is not easy.
If a little attention, is easy to see on the screen of the Flyer is a grid system consists of a small dot. This may serve the technology of N-Trig pen on the Flyer. The small dot is very difficult to detect, to the machine to turn and tilt the screen a bit less light can be observed.
2.3.3 Flyer Android choose to customize with their own definition. When using the Flyer, many users will probably skip aversion “the Desire HD zoom” interface is optimized thanks to both capture extremely handy Flyer eyes. 3D interface smoothly with the use of computer-chip 1.5 GHz.
Widgets outside the home screen is also customizable with multiple content inside than to get big screen as a bookmark, friendstream, contact … Interface 3.0 Sense weather is also quite impressive even lock the screen. In addition to visual effects when opening the phone user can also hear the effects of rain, lightning or wind, respectively.
Android 3.0 does not run as a Flyer in the unfortunate but experience with a Sense of 2.3.3 is also quite interesting to get comfortable and rich repository software used by most on the Android Market. HTC is also quite observant when applications are integrated view full screen applications to fit the larger screen and higher resolution (formerly Galaxy Tab’s Samsung should be installed already.)
Flyer’s lock screen is also very interesting, in addition to weather effects are impressive, the machine also supports fast open applications installed by pulling the pull ring or key ring to unlock the screen as usual.
However, although a rare occurrence but occasionally Flyer also happen the “stiff” of about one second if the claws pulled 3D widgets on the screen too quickly. Especially when playing games or surfing the web with full RAM.
Unlike the default application portion of Android, the new 3.0 interface allows Sense divided into three audio applications including whole different applications, your favorite applications and downloaded applications.
Flyer only allows rotating the screen in two directions is a vertical, two horizontal HTC logo on the left. These two directions are inspired buttons are displayed on separate screen edges. When you turn the machine in this direction, the direction of the other nodes turn off the backlight automatically and almost invisible to the normal eye.
The sound quality of the Flyer fairly good, the volume may be equivalent to many current laptops. Great sound and bass pretty good show so entertaining, “temporarily” with a pair of external speakers can be acceptable.
Meanwhile, try listening with headphones while HTC also manufacturing (Flyer comes without headphones), sound quality is really excellent. Due to incorporate Dolby Mobile technology and SRS should Flyer for listening experience comparable with many dedicated music players like the iPod today, or the Sony Walkman.
Part 3: Applications, games and battery
HTC pretty much integrated software applications for Flyer to create different strokes for the computer table. Some special services such as application specific reading with 3D interface quite stunning. Pen is also very useful to use this application with the bookmarks, notes directly or highlight nice detail.
HTC Watch video service is also an interesting definition of machine, but unfortunately has not been used some country. Currently HTC Watch has been active in the UK market with prices ranging from 12.5 to 17 dollars to buy a film package from 2.5 to 3.5 or to rent movies depending on the content and length of each film which users rent.
Some applications are also HTC customized to fit the big screen. Is the first web browser to quickly access the tab bar above is very convenient. Users can just still see the contents at both sites can track the tab open and glanced at the contents of a menu.
Then there are applications such as music, photos, video, email will be divided into two columns using the horizontal. However, a number of Android applications such as Gmail, YouTube can not get this interesting custom.
With processor speed of 1.5 GHz and 1GB of RAM, Flyer can play well most of the big game on the Market. In the fast test setup, Flyer can play some good games like full screen Asphal 6, Fast Five (full screen only when I started racing), GT Racing, Angry Birds.
Flyer can also play games via computer services cloud OnLive however, this feature may be active at the time of test
Battery life time of the Flyer really very impressive. Entire trial period, the Flyer is always enabled Wi-Fi and 3G (which is very expensive batteries). Game machine can play continuously for more than five hours from 100% to about 10%. In a day of use with multiple levels, turn on sync all contacts, email, facebook, weather, news, web surfing and occasional gaming machine operations in about 12 hours from about 100% to 20% .
Meanwhile, with normal use, less use of games and the web but still enable the connection. Wi-Fi and 3G is always “on” machine, the machine operation in about two days to about 10%.
Part 4: Use Magic Pen and Camera
Something special and was most pronounced on the Flyer is the faradaic pen with Scribe technology introducing the HTC
. Magic Pen comes with a stylus, a player can get rid of what is the impact of hand and what is the impact of the pen and without any mistake. Users can draw on the screen in any application that interfaces with the stylus on the touch screen, screen-capture Flyer will at that time then to write and record drawings. Pens can also use the application to mark the reading section, detailed reading of interest.
Meanwhile, the application note is used almost entirely for the pen, users can select various types of pens with different features to small and very rich colors. Further, this application allows to take pictures and add notes and then write the file, draw up. Ability to record video and audio recording are also integrated directly into a single file note, which is very useful if used in meetings or sessions to store the entire contents.
Flyer using 5-megapixel camera resolution is similar to the sample Desire S or Legend, but image quality is quite low, pictures may be fuzzy feeling does not clearly detail when shooting landscapes. Meanwhile, if closeup (macro), the detailed images clearly show again. Video recording of the machine is advertised as HD but the quality is quite bad.