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HTC Flyer vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1


We pit the HTC Flyer up against the Android 3.1-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

HTC is no stranger to acclaim. Its smartphones are widely regarded as industry leading specimens and innovation and design excellence have become synonymous with the Taiwanese manufacturer.

But up until recently it was a stranger to the tablet market, and we've decided to put the company's premier tab, the Flyer, through its paces by placing it up against a device that has enjoyed a very positive reception: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Let's see how it got on.

Display

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 features, unsurprisingly, a 10.1-inch TFT display that operates at a resolution of 800 x 1280 and the screen is just about as impressive as you'd expect from Samsung. It may not rival the company's Super AMOLED products but you'll be hard pushed to find anything to dislike about the Galaxy Tab 10.1's display. It's big, responsive and is great for watching HD content or web browsing.

The Flyer however, only offers a 7-inch screen, operating at a resolution of 600 x 1024, which HTC claim will make the device altogether more mobile than its competitors. Performance-wise the display's solid enough, colours look vivid and blacks deep, but the lack of space does prove to be a hindrance at times and the small-size sometimes gives you the feeling that you might be better off with a large screened smartphone, which you can slip into a pocket. We have no major complaints though.

Winner - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Power

The HTC Flyer may feature a small screen but it doesn't lack in the engine room and the single-core 1.5GHz CPU is a beast, it chomps through tasks super speedily and the 1GB of installed RAM help matters along nicely.

Samsung opted to go down the dual-core route with the Galaxy Tab 10.1, packing a 1GHz chip into the device, which takes care of multi-tasking without skipping a beat. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 also offers 1GB RAM too, making it a fast, well provisioned machine indeed.

While the Samsung weighs-in heavier with the dual-core, we're pretty fond of the higher clocked chip of the Flyer too, and let's not forget, Android isn't 100% ready for dual-core just yet, so we're happy to call this one a draw..for now.

Winner - Draw

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