HTC Jetstream Rated 4+out of 5 by Wireless and Mobile News' Review of Reviews
The HTC Jetstream went on sale last week and we searched to find the best reviews and first looks to wirte a a Review of Reviews. AT&T LTE is only available in limited markets which may be the reason why the HTC Jetstream has not received many reviews, yet. AT&T LTE is only available in Chicago, Atlanta, and the Dallas/For Worth metropolitan areas.
Customer reviews on the AT&T website gave it a resounding five-stars for features, display, battery-life and design. The video playing is called amazing. An artist loved that the Scribe pen made it perfect for drawing. The audio with a sub-woofer is amazing which could be why it was originally codenamed Puccini.
The HTC Jetstream was shown to have a downstream in of over 22Mbps and upstream of 6Mbps in a video by BGR.
So far the consensus is that the HTC Jetstream has excellent hardware, superfast data speeds, great video viewing and full sound. It has been called expensive because it cost $829 without a contract and $699 with an AT&T contract which is not even close to the blow-out $99 deal of the HP Touchpad.
We will add more reviews to review when they come in.
The HTC Jetstream is AT&T's first 4G LTE/HSPA+ tablet and the first tablet with HTC Sense using Honeycomb. HTC Sense offers HTC Watch, HTC Hub and HTC Friendstream. Features include a 10.1" touchscreen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 7300mAh battery, microSD, sub-woofer speaker, 8MP camera, front-facing camera, 4G LTE access and Wi-Fi.
Lisa Gade at Mobile Tech Review called the HTC Jetstream a pleasure with rocking speeds and the prehaps the "best Android tablet currently on the market." She rated it 4 out of 5. She however didn't like the pricing which is higher than the iPad and surely the discontinued HP TouchPad (which is going to be very hard to get). She noted that i has the best of everything, camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, camera, GPS and fingerprint-resistant touchscreen along with a free Scribe pen. She liked the HTC Sense, Polaris Office and other widgets. Materials and design are high-quality. The speaker even has a sub-woofer! Download speeds were as high a 29Mbps down. Video played fast and well. Software launched with no lag. Battery life was good.
John V at PhoneArena showed the HTC Jetstream in an unboxing, showed the HTC branding and feels good with a brushed aluminum back cover. There is dedicated camera button. There are two speakers on the back. The camera has a dual-LED flash. It's easy to access the microSD and SIM cards. The widgets move quickly. He noted that it costs $699 with a contract. Benchmark tests showed Quandrant benchmarks on par with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Motorola Xoom. While the AnTuTu score was an impressive 5071, just below the Samsung Galaxy S II.