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HTC Jetstream vs Apple iPad 2

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Absolutely no denying it, the HTC Jetstream is hands-down the tablet you’ll want to pick if you’re interested in snapping a few photos. Generally, higher megapixel count doesn’t mean it’ll translate to better quality, but in this specific scenario, the Jetstream’s 8-megapixel shooter easily beats out the paltry less than 1-megapixel count of the iPad 2. In almost every situation, the Jetstream produces the better looking images with its sharper details and neutral looking color production – and it helps that the dual-LED flash is there to lighten things up. On the opposite end, the iPad 2’s results are downright appalling with lots of graininess, muddy appearance, and lack of fine detail. Seriously, the results are literally night and day between the two.

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Not surprisingly, the same thing can be said about their high-definition video capture as the Jetstream easily flies by the competition with its higher 1080p video capture. Specifically, we’re treated to visuals that are significantly more appealing to the eye with its clear audio recording, smooth capture rate of 30 frames per second, and a sufficient amount of detail to visibly make things out. Meanwhile, the iPad 2 fails to capture our attention with its ridiculously muddy appearance and lower 720p capture resolution.

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Playing some tunes, there is nothing pretty to say about their respective music players since they’re straightforward in presentation and don’t employ any enticing visual effects – still, they’re more than functional. Interestingly, the single speaker of the iPad 2 and the two speakers of the Jetstream provide the same level of audio quality. From the sound of it, they produce loud and robust tones that don’t crackle at the loudest volume setting.

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Naturally, both tablets are more than equipped to playing back high-definition videos with barely any falter, but we slightly prefer the experience found with the HTC Jetstream with its 16:9 aspect ratio. It’s not to say that the 4:3 one in use with the iPad 2 is bad, but rather, the widescreen format of the Jetstream is more favorable to most movies. Nevertheless, they exhibit a lot of clear details, punchy looking colors, and buttery smooth playback.

As we mentioned earlier, neither tablets offer dedicated HDMI-out ports for video out – instead, you gain the function by using separate adapters. Sure it’s not as convenient as other tablets sporting dedicated microHDMI-out ports, but we still find it acceptable.

In addition to the 32GB of internal memory available with the Jetstream, it offers us the ability to expand it with its built-in microSD card slot, which is astoundingly helpful in quickly supplementing its capacity. Oppositely, the iPad 2 doesn’t offer memory expansion, but it’s available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB selections.


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Out of the box, the HTC Jetstream is packed to the brim with some very useful apps that really accentuate its usefulness in different categories. For the business oriented consumers, it’s nice to find Polaris Office available to quickly edit and create various Microsoft Office files. Additionally, movie buffs will also love HTC Watch with its library of videos that can be either purchased or rented at a cost. And without a doubt, HTC Scribe Technology allows the Jetstream to turn into a notepad with the aid of the optional HTC Stylus Pen. Looking at all the available apps out of the box with the Jetstream, the iPad 2 is looking mightily meager at this point.

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HTC Jetstream is packed to the brim with some very useful apps  - HTC Jetstream vs Apple iPad 2
HTC Jetstream is packed to the brim with some very useful apps  - HTC Jetstream vs Apple iPad 2
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HTC Jetstream is packed to the brim with some very useful apps 


Since it’s an Android powered device, the Jetstream gets the love with other Google branded apps – like Google Maps and YouTube. Actually, the apps on the iPad 2 are seemingly functional at their core, but they lack the breadth of deep integration with other core apps. With things like 3D maps view with Google Maps on the Jetstream, it doesn’t surprise us that it gets a lot of the love in this category.

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Even though the iPad 2 might not come preloaded with many third party apps, both the App Store and Android Market are filled to the brim with a variety of free and paid ones to further the experience. Yet, we’re still waiting for more tablet-optimized apps for Honeycomb as the iPad 2 clearly boasts a good amount right now than its competition.

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posted on 20 Sep 2011, 09:30 1

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Just looking at the cameras... u'll see the generation gap.
(Even if rear cameras are not that needed in tablets)
8 megapixels away...

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 09:41 2

2. DMan (unregistered)


Well, I´m not an Apple fan. But you also gotta consider the Ipad´s GPU is much better than those on Android counterparts.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:47 3

12. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


The exynos chipset for the phone is a lot better than that tablet chipset.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 21:04

18. cklude (unregistered)


The jetstream is on a whole different (higher) level when it comes to chipset though.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 17:35

24. NeXoS (Posts: 277; Member since: 03 May 2011)


The Galaxy S II phone can even kick the iPad 2's butt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCf0-MQswCo&feature=BFa&list=FL-ugRWaTqzQUE6dZ0Zm6_Zg&lf=mh_lolz

That's a phone beating a tablet in webpage rendering speed tests.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 10:36 2

3. box (unregistered)


I can't fathom why the Jetstream is priced so high. Yes, it's LTE capable and has the highest resolution camera on a currently-popular tablet, but even the aging Xoom and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 are lower priced, and offer similar overall performance, and for a much more approachable price. For this money, I could get multiple lower-end tablets, or a Viewsonic ViewPad Pro (whichever the one is that runs both Windows7 and has the Android emulator) and money left over for a low-end netbook. I hope the price drops like a rock

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 10:41

4. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Just wait for the Ee Pad slider, the sequal to the Transformer,the only android tablet that didn't fail miserably and was priced correctly. All other honeycomb tabs sucked. Save for the Sony tablet S, which is actually decent.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:45 1

11. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


The tablet s is not that descent. The slider is not a sequel and yes, u should wait for better products.
Honeycomb may suck, but Ice Cream Sandwich will be a lot better than that.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 12:58

13. BenCjamin (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 May 2011)


Also the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab is way superior to the EEE pad. And it definately didn't fail miserably. Have you even looked at the other Tabs out there?

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 08:48 1

20. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


In size only. THERE"S NO EFFIN PORTS ON THE GTAB 10.1.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 15:46 2

5. taz89 (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 May 2011)


lol everytime i hear that voice i already know that this is going to be biased towards apple...

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 15:53 3

6. monstermash123 (unregistered)


The Jetstream could be better than the iPad in every category, but it won't help sales. Not because of Apple "fanboys" or anything like that...but because HTC is CRAZY for selling the Jetstream for $850. That's insane for a tablet running an Android OS, I don't care what it does.The only way to be competitive with the iPad is to price it a little lower and offer better hardware specs in some areas. This product will be going the way of the motorola xoom. It might find a niche with scribe technology, but I doubt that this will become a mainstream tablet (at it's current price), carrier subsidy support or not.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 19:49

17. rayjones09 (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Dec 2010)


That was a very good comment. Well done.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 14:20

27. John from NY (unregistered)


Very nice comment...hope some folks over at HTC could hear you...actually Apple is paying a lot to build its image especially through movies. So you are not just buying a tablet..you are buying a fashion item and believe me, although I do not tottaly agree with this, in this world brand image is #1...

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 20:13

8. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)


if this tablet was on the true LTE network with verizon i would probably buy it right now, on 2 year contract for $550.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 17:12

16. atrix 4g (unregistered)


actually att 4g lte network rolled out on sunday, i know its extremly small compared to verizon, but its been proven to be faster than verizons 4g lte

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 01:46 1

9. BK (unregistered)


When doing a comparison, please compare products with the same OS.

DO NOT take OS A & B and compare it. How on earth are we to know which hardware is better if the software used is different?

BTW:
Apple vs G.Tab
Apple vs Flyer
Apple vs Playbook
Apple vs Xoom
Apple vs Iconia
Apple vs Transformer

For god's sake do a proper comparison and not 'Win7 Corei7200k vs WinXp Core2Duo' style trash.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 01:14

15. Why me (unregistered)


and yet again apple is the winner on the count of the s**ty iOS and even s**tier camera and specs

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 23:28 1

19. mr.neutrallity1 (unregistered)


All comparisons done on this site treat Apple as the "favorite child". In every comparison that's been done with Apple vs xxxxxxx there is always noticeable favoritism in the writing. When the Apple is better by a bit it's conveyed as being far superior. When the Apple has clearly been edged out of the top spot it's conveyed as a draw and a matter of taste. We can clearly tell what gadgets sit on your nightstand, but for the sake of journalism can you knock it off! It's getting more difficult to give credence to any of your "reviews" when they're so obviously slanted! More fact, less opinion please.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 02:09

23. Dojob (unregistered)


I have always follow this side for along time and it's always bias to American Product. Either Apple or Android!!!!! American like to issue a propaganda and so as Apple. That's why they succeed to sell all their products. They like to make rumors like Apple staff left their Iphone 4 & Iphone 5 under construction in a Bar and bla bla bla so that they can sell more their overprice product. Before Apple enter the Smart market we rarely heard that this smart company sueing other company for surviving of their company. What a coward... strategy. Another web side that is worship Apple is Mobile-Review. where the author worship Steve Jobs as a god. What a bias. Remember Apple you won't be survive forever. Remember the history of the first PC created during the 80s where all your product has been beaten by IBM, However it is time the history return where the other competitors will leave you behind as what happen on the 80s.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 22:16

26. stevescrewu (unregistered)


If the stupid Pad cannot run smoother as a dumb app launcher, one should just bin it.
Android Honeycomb btw, is a full experience OS. Not just a dumb app launcher with big screen.
Don't be a sheep & get screwed by Steve.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 23:06

33. penos ta (unregistered)


most people desire having i-Pad, but it is not mean i-Pad is the best,,

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 20:17

38. travy (unregistered)


iphone 4s is the best

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 19:54

41. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)


I was planning on buying two HTC Jetstreams but after the announcement of the $850 price point... NO thank you! Not when I can get a Asus Transformer for $390 at some retailers.

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