Kindle Fire News, Reviews and Updates, October 18th, 2011:
Kindle Fire vs HTC Flyer
Comparative analysis of Kindle Fire vs HTC Flyer suggests that both these tablets have certain similarities in terms of screen size, resolution, etc. Nevertheless, they have their own pros and cons.
For instance, Fire is powered on a dual-core processor whereas Flyer works on a single core processor. On the other hand, unlike Kindle Fire, HTC Flyer, is equipped with front and rear cameras.
Amazon Kindle Fire vs HTC Flyer
|Kindle Fire||HTC Flyer|
|Operating System||Amazon modified Android Gingerbread||Android Gingerbread (customized)|
|Processor||1GHz dual Core||1.5GHz single-core|
|Screen Size||7 inches||7 inches|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches||7.7 x 4.8 x 0.52 inches|
|Weight||14.6oz or 413g||14.8oz or 420g|
|Expandable Storage||No||microSD slot|
|Camera||No||5MP rear and 1.3MP front camera|
|Price||$199||$299 – 599|
|Battery Life||8 hours||8 hours|
Comparison of Kindle Fire and HTC Flyer shows that both these tablets are Android based. However, unlike the latter, Fire lacks in some important features like cellular connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS, camera and microphone. Moreover, Kindle Fire has WiFi but no 3G connectivity.
Besides, you can also get a digital pen with the 7-inch aluminum HTC tablet for writing and drawing on the device.
Fire, on the other hand, has the advantage of a simple and more responsive User Interface. Hence, it is easy to use, especially for the average, non-geek consumers.
Coming to the storage, unlike HTC Flyer, Kindle Fire has just 8GB storage capacity and no microSD slot. Nonetheless, the new Amazon tablet offers free cloud storage for all your Amazon content.
In terms of memory, Flyer has 1 GB RAM whereas Kindle Fire has 512 MB RAM. However, both the tablets use heavily customized version of Android.
Here’s a video showing review for HTC Flyer tablet.
Furthermore, Fire gives easy access to numerous books, magazines, newspapers, children’s picture books, songs, movies, etc. through the seamless Amazon digital content library. It allows streaming of movies and TV shows, too.
Plus, it gives you access to apps from the Amazon Appstore based on Android. Though, you will not find all the apps that are found on Google’s Android Market.
HTC Flyer, on the other hand, provides access to most Android apps but the apps not designed by HTC seem quite ill-suited for the 7-inch screen.
Amazon Kindle Fire demo
When comparing Amazon Kindle Fire with HTC Flyer, we find that although Flyer is more visually attractive, it is thicker and taller than Fire.
All in all, Kindle Fire vs HTC Flyer comparison shows that although both the tablets are great for multimedia consumption, Flyer is equipped with more features than the Amazon tablet.
Nonetheless, Fire is extremely low priced and gives you access an impressive selection of Amazon digital content. It is great for those who require an inexpensive tablet for basic purposes.