While the 10-inch tablet computers are the most popular devices of this kind today, there is a high number of customers that require a plus of portability in a tablet and therefore want a smaller 7-inch gadget. For those of you who are interested in these kinds of tablets, we will compare and contrast two of the most important 7-inch tablet computers of today, the Acer Iconia Tab A100 and the HTC Flyer.
Design and display
Giving that the two devices are 7-inch tablets, the design is very important in order to attract customers. That being said, it is very difficult to set these two tablets apart, giving that they both look sleek, elegant and classy and they are almost identical in terms of dimensions. However, the HTC Flyer, weighing in 420 grams, is slightly lighter than the Iconia Tab A100, being the most portable device of the two.
Moving on to their display, there are no big differences, both tablets coming with 7-inch touchscreens with 1024x600 pixels.
Performance, storage and software
In terms of performances, the Acer Iconia Tab A100 features a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 250 processor and 512 MB of RAM, while the HTC Flyer comes with a 1.5 GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with 1 GB of RAM.
Again, it’s very difficult to set the two devices apart, considering that the Iconia has the fastest processor, but the Flyer comes with the better RAM memory. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Iconia Tab A100 is the winner, due to its front-facing 2 MP camera, which is clearly better than the 1.3 MPx camera of the HTC Flyer.
In terms of storage options, however, the Acer tablet loses once again, featuring only 8 GB of internal memory, while the HTC Flyer comes with either 16 or 32 GB of storage space.
The software is Iconia’s strong point, on the other hand, the Acer tablet being powered by the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, while the Flyer is operated by the outdated Android Gingerbread 2.3.3.
Connectivity and pricing
The Iconia Tab A100 wins in terms of connectivity also, offering a micro HDMI port in addition to the Bluetooth and WiFi compatibility featured also on the HTC Flyer.
The pricing is also more advantageous when it comes to the Iconia tablet, available for 350 dollars, 150 less than the price of the 16 GB version of the Flyer.
The Acer Iconia Tab A100 has a more affordable price, a better front-facing camera and an updated version of Android. On the other hand, the HTC Flyer is more portable, offers better storage options and a similar performance level.
However you might look at it, it is a tie in our view, giving that both tablets are fast, reliable and portable.