Apple iPad 2 Vs HTC Flyer [Detailed Tablet Comparison]

Apple iPad 2 and HTC Flyer are two strong warriors and competitors of each other in the market. iPad 2 is having slight of difference with its predecessor. iPad 2 is 33% thinner and 15% lighter than previous version of iPad and the new A5 processor is faster as well as better in graphics.

HTC Flyer is the first tablet computer by HTC officially announced in the MWC (mobile world congress) Q1 of 2011. HTC announcement has surprised all with single core processor at this time when lots of tablets with dual core processor are already present in the market.

Apple iPad2 Vs. HTC Flyer

Apple iPad2 Vs. HTC Flyer

Apple iPad 2 Vs HTC Flyer

Both the tablets are rocking the market, if you are purchase any tablet, it will be difficult to decide which tablet is better. so for making the things clear, I have written this Comparison, Let see:

Display And Dimensions

Apple iPad 2 is having a 9.7-inches display which is much larger than HTC Flyer’s 7- inches display. HTC Flyer is for those who want a compact solution for a tablet like a pocket PC.It is having 170 dots per pixel in resolution which is higher than 132 dots per pixels of iPad 2.

Dimensions of iPad2 are 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm which is much larger than HTC Flyer having 195.4 x122 x 132.2 mm because of the small screen size of HTC  Tablet.

Processor and Operating System

iPad 2 is equipped with iOS 4 Operating System and is blazed by 900 MHz Dual-core Processor having A5 Chipset which offers faster speed and better graphics. Apple iPad 2 supports improved iMovie, GarageBand that makes the iPad 2 a fully multimedia entertainment device.

HTC Flyer has a down line in this case having 1.5 GHz single-core Processor. HTC Flyer runs on Android OS v2.4 (Gingerbread) which is not really optimized for tablets. This will make you feel like you are operating your Android powered Handset.

Camera and connectivity

iPad 2 capture with 0.7 MP 960 x 720 front facing camera and having support of facetime video calls through secondry VGA camera. iPad 2 supports HD video recording of 720p @30fps(Frames per second).

HTC Flyer is winner in this case because it is sported with 5MP camera and offers the image resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution, few other features of the camera are GEO tagging, Autofocus, and additional 1.3MP camera for video conferencing.

Wireless connectivity is good in both tablets. Apple iPad2 having Wi- Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR. HTC Flyer is having Wi- Fi b/g/n support and Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP.

Storage Capacity and Miscellaneous features

Apple iPad 2 having internal storage of 16/32/64 Gb and 512 MB of RAM and no external card slot. It is having HDMI Capability, Scratch Resistant oleophobic display surface, Safari browser for faster web browsing. Apple has different accessories for iPad 2 like wireless keyboard, SmartCover to make your iPad 2 experience better.

HTC’s Flyer supports 16 GB internal memory and 1 GB RAM and external memory upto 32 GB. HTC Flyer is leashed with HTC scribe and HTC Sense.

HTC scribe introduce the digital pen to take notes, draw Pictures, Signing documents and HTC Sense is the UI which is integrated with Android OS to make the interaction experience better. HTC Flyer becomes the first tablet in the market to provide online hot spot for live gaming providing online cloud based gaming service.

Battery and Prices

iPad 2 is stuffed with Li-Po 6930 mAh standard battery having standby time of upto 720 hours and talk time of upto 10 hours. iPad 2 is available in the global market from 25th march. Prices of iPad 2 vary according to your choice of storage requirements like :

iPad2 16GB: $499

iPad2 32GB: $599

iPad2 64GB: $699

HTC having Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery with standby time of upto 1470 h. Price of HTC Flyer is $904 and will be available from 22 or 27 May 2011. HTC Flyer hit the Britain market recently.

GadgetforGeek’s Verdict

In my opinion, you should go with Apple iPad 2, Rest the choice is yours 🙂

Which tablet would you consider the best among these two? Do share with us.

Note: All the details provided here are through author’s knowledge, if you find any incomplete or missing specifications of Apple iPad 2 or HTC Flyer do let us know.

Author: Akshay Aggarwal

Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009.

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