HTC Jetstream Review
Try as hard as we can, there’s absolutely no hiding the fact that the HTC Jetstream is handicapped by its exorbitant price point – just like some of the other available cellular connected tablets on the market. Sure it’s able to differentiate itself from the pack, by offering a customized Android experience with Sense, the usefulness of HTC Scribe technology, and eventual 4G LTE connectivity, but there’s nothing else too compelling about it to take on the juggernauts in the tablet space. Even more, we’re undeniably perplexed to see some noticeable evidence of choppiness with its operation – despite packing a respectable 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. For $849.99 outright or $699.99 on-contract, it’s very hard to make a justifiable decision to pick up the Jetstream since the comparable LTE enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is priced modestly at $629.99.
Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android version: 3.1
HTC Sense version: 1.1 for Tablet
Software number: 1.17.502.3
Kernel version: 18.104.22.168-g4612ecf
Build number: 1.17.502.3
HTC Jetstream Video Review:
- Solid Construction
- Enabled for 4G LTE connectivity
- Great battery life
- Really expensive
- Choppy performance
- It is thick
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3510; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
The iPad 2 & the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are mixed up in the pictures, in the design section of the review. Please PhoneArena.com fix this! The iPad 2 is not 16x9 aspect ratio.
10. cheetah2k (Posts: 733; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Wow, even iPhone Arena wants the iPad to look like the Samsung Tab :p Envy much??
2. Thatsme (unregistered)
I think the images in the first page naming the tablets are wrong. Ipad and Samsung galaxy tab are switched.
3. John.V (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Hey guys, we corrected the image placements in the comparison section.
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3510; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Excellent, thank you so much. Prompt as always!
5. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Its more or less what I expected it to be.
Qualcomm chipsets + Tablets with 720p or higher res screens = slow and choppy tablets.
Sorry but its obvious the Qualcomm S3 chip simply cannot power tablets, I think HTC must move away from Qualcomm chipsets otherwise people are going to continue to turn their heads at their products. The amazing Sense 3.0 just isn't enough to recommend a product on its own, the operation must be smooth and they must be priced competitively.
You guys who are reading this probably know more about Snapdragon chipsets then HTC does. As far as they probably know, big numbers next to GHz equals fast performance.
I think that if you must have an android tablet, the Ee pad transformer is the way to go. First off, it and the Optimus pad are the only Honeycomb tablets that don't lag and it comes with a keyboard and a good price.
6. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
yeah, i like the Eee Pad Transformer myself. the only tablets i like are the 10.1 and the Transformer. i'm interested in the Excite too though.
9. Commentator (Posts: 2166; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Agreed. Any phone with a Qualcomm chipset these days qualifies as a mid-range product, no matter the Ghz, and yet HTC is still aiming to be high-end (and it really pains me to say that because I've been an HTC fan for years). Also agreed on the ASUS Transformer. Can't wait till they come out with a Windows 8 version to replace my laptop once and for all!
7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
even Sense couldn't hide you from Phone Arena this time Qualcomm lag.
8. TechDroid (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)
If HTC had made this a Wi-Fi only tablet with a price point to match the iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 I would be thrilled, however the price is way too much, especially when you consider that tablets are "that third device" that very few people actually need.
I think Samsung TouchWiz UX sounds more compelling than HTC Sense. It may not go as deep, but when there is an update out, Tab 10.1 owners will not have to wait three months for the update, unlike owners of the Jetstream.
11. Mercenary (unregistered)
Nice tablet,beautiful design,and the (choppy performance) is only when activating a live wallpaper.Only one thing,the web browser isn't smooth enough,the htc sensation web browser is smoother than this!
12. SidLiy (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
Can't wait till windows 8 tabs hit the market next year, It's gonna be by definition the game changer
13. henrickrw (Posts: 402; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
I rather the Galaxy Tab 7.7 or even the 8.9