|The Flytouch III is an Android tablet PC that lets you stay entertained and productive while you are on-the-go. Get turn-by-turn directions and the quickest routes on this Flytouch tablet PC with the built-in GPS function. With a resolution of 1024x600 pixels, the HD screen of the Flytouch III allows for a crystal-clear display. Connect this Android tablet PC to a LAN, or use its Wi-Fi connectivity or WLAN support and go wireless. This Flytouch tablet PC runs on the Android 2.2 OS that lets you browse the web wirelessly or access thousands of applications, such as games, social media, and productivity tools, from the android marketplace.|
|Display Size||10in (25.4 cm)|
|Hard Drive Capacity||8GB|
|Internet Connectivity||Wi-Fi + 3G|
|Supported File Types||DOC, DOCX, PDF, XLS|
|Processor Type||ARM 11|
|Processor Speed||1 GHz|
|Display and Screen|
|Display Tech||TFT Active Matrix LCD|
|Display Max. Resolution||1024 x 600|
|Front Camera Resolution||2 megapixel|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Expandability||micro SD Slot|
|Expansion Ports||HDMI, RJ-45 (NIC), USB 2.1|
|Wireless capabilities||Built-in Wireless|
|Audio Input||Line In (3.5mm)|
|Width||18 cm (7")|
|Depth||0.9 cm (0.6")|
|Weight||0.7 kg (1.57 lb.)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium ion|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 6 hours|
|Additional Technical Informations|
Average review score based on 30 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
These android tablets are produced in China and are not affiliated to any particular company so features and support are likely to be limited and not up to the standards that a fully supported product will have. You have to remember though that you are only paying 1/4-1/3 of the price of an equivalent fully supported tablet, so you can forgive quite a lot for that much of a discount.
From my perspective I bought the tablet as a games/learning/media device for a 7 year old child and to take on holiday for internet access and to archive photos and videos from digital cameras and for those uses it works extremely well. Your mileage may vary. I am also interested in learning how an android deice can be customized and adapted so I wanted a cheap development device for testing.
The hardware is a 1GHz ARM7 single core chip with 512 MB which is quite adequate to drive the 10 inch 1024x600 pixel screen, and can play mp4/h264 encoded videos at 720p easily. the software is Android 2.2 (Froyo) with some additions like flash 10 which in general works well. My flytouch was advertised as being Android 2.3 in the splash screen, however I do not believe it is.
Battery life is reasonable at 2-4 hours depending on what you are doing. Turning wifi off helps quite a lot.
The external RJ45 internet cable I find is a great option and wifi works pretty well.
Internally the disk is an 8GB sd drive which leaves good room for your own apps. Expansion is excellent (much better than more expensive tablets) as you can add an external micro sd disk (up to 32GB) and 2 usb slots, which can support large drives or sticks.
The usb slots also support a mouse or external keyboard which is very usefull if you tire of the on-screen android keyboard, and may allow in the future to add other usb devices to use the tablet in new ways.
The hardware is of reasonable quality the only issue I have seen is that the wif-fi network is ocasionally lost which I have read on forum may be due to the layout of the internal cabling.
The resistive screen is the biggest drawback which although quite quick to respond only accepts single presses and if the application requres some subtle input it may be tricky to get right. Using the supplied stylus or an external mouse makes this a lot better. Visually the screen is bright and sharp, no complaints there.
The audio volume is too low to be usefull in a normal noisy environment, however there is a 3.5mm stereo jack for headphone or an external speaker.
The external gps antenna does receive signals and the google maps applications does appear to work, however a 3g connection would be required to use a navigator whilst driving so I would pretty much discount using it like that, unless you can download a map cache from google (not tried).
3g usb dongles are reported to work, I have not tried it personally.
Froyo can be rooted if you want to do real backups or have more control over the installed software, I have not tried any custom roms.
Flash works well with youtube, however more complicated sites such as CBBC flash games, or moshi monsters or BBC iplayer do not work for me.
Android market is half-functional as you can search and install free apps, however some free apps are not available and none of the apps which require payment are available. This is because Google does not recognise the device.
Overall - Good basic tablet fantastic price and offers good expansion/customization possiblities, not for everyone though.
This is in no way a comparison to the all singing all dancing I pad or similar spec tablets (asus etc.) This is not pretending to be the same as those, what this is is a cheaper means to keep in touch whilst (wifi)out and about have a more smarter diary (subject to app) and media storage to play music share photo's. I use this to connect to the Internet at night to check emails and browse ebay Connecting to Android Market is no problem. You can also upgrade the os (like I did) but you will have to find out about that yourselves.
I bought this as a cheap alternative to see if I could get on with Android. Well the answer is simple, Android sucks in comparison to the Apple iOS. Truly awful UI and complicated file system. So slow as to be virtually unusable! A terrible copy of the Apple iOS. I will be replacing with an iPad as soon as possible. The iPad is worth the extra, no shadow of a doubt. I should add I bought this tablet for around £130 but have seen it for double that! This is not a review of the seller who has been very good and is sending a replacement charger which broke soon after purchase! Just don't be fooled into thinking this is a cheap Apple iPad. Save up your money and buy the real thing...
I have been using this tablet device for just other a month now for personal and work related tasks.
ive enjoyed using the device and with a SD slot i have been able to go upto 40GB of data which is very helpful.
the android market and google co-products work great and ive been able to use some more up to date software on the device such as "LogMeIn Remote"
only issue i have had is that the screen is quite resistive.
I bought this Flytouch III mainly to show off photos and to play games. I have now had it a month and have not managed to get any photos on it. I can show them provided I have the Flash card or USB stick in the pad but can't seem to find out how to save them. This is obviously due to the poor manual that came with it, as most people have the same problem. It is quite slow compared to the ipad, but there again, you get what you pay for and on that score I am very pleased. The worse fault I have found is the mains charger jack plug broke within a week and I have had to buy a new one. This one has a UK plug which makes it easier and more secure. I hope to be able to save my photos on it but I can't say at the moment. Would be an extremely good buy if there was a decent manual, or you could find instructions on the internet, but without instructions, it is quite difficult. It is all a question of how patient you are and what you expect for your money. Quite satisfied.