In the short time we’ve been checking out the Android 3.1 Honeycomb flavored device running HTC’s Sense UI for tablets on top, we’re pleased with the overall operation as it exudes the same responsiveness as others before it. From navigating through its 3D filled homescreen to opening apps, it doesn’t require much effort on the Jetstream’s part. However, it still exhibits the same choppy tendencies when navigating the homescreen in portrait.
First up on the chopping block is none other than running the Quadrant benchmark app to see how it stacks against some of the competition. Obtaining scores between 1,829 and 2,243, they’re not all that mind-blowing and they’re actually on par to what we’ve seen with other Honeycomb tablets – like the Motorola XOOM and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 However, the highly prized Samsung Galaxy S II is still able to top all of them with some unbelievable scores. Furthermore, the Jetstream is able to push out a total score of 5,071 with the AnTutu benchmark test, which is indeed a respectable mark.
As much as we come to rely on benchmarking scores nowadays, we have to keep in mind that they don’t accurately portray the real-world experience we’d get by actually using the tablet. Right now, we’re content with its operation, but we’ll be testing out extensively to really get a feel for it.