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HTC Inspire 4G
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Created: 07/30/10

2nd best phone in Summer 2010 Market

I give it a good rating and not a excellent because there is still a lot of improvement that can be done. Phone looks and feel great, very stylish, up to date with technology, and superb screen size. I love the screen size for browser the internet and watching video. Of course i'm a guy and I got big khaki pockets for the phone so i don't mind the big bulkiness, i actually like the screen size more than the iphone. As far as speed, the internet is really fast but programs needs some work to move in and out faster. A fast internet but slow software isn't gonna help it much. The Android software stinks, could use better functionality like the iphone. I miss the iphone due to simplicity, easy to navigate and organize app around. Sprint network is great but their data network isn't that great. I can call and text instantly but having trouble connecting to the data network to use app that require online access.

9/6/10 Update:
Batteries perform good unless you are using flash from like watch youtube videos. That's why Iphone decided not to use flash on their phones and I know why now. From a full charge battery watching youtube, the whole battery drains in one hour compare to your regular videos which last for about 2.5 times longer. Going in and out of video files sometimes lags and freezes. Your video search loads kinda slow if you're trying to get all the way down to the bottom for your video. I wish you can set the setting for video to show just a list so it can scroll down faster than trying to load all the video picture while slowing down the scrolling down part. Be prepare to get extra batteries on the side and thank goodness this phone has that feature unlike the iphones. Once its dead its dead. Does what I need to do and they need to start putting up more general app like local banks, etrade, and etc.

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Created: 10/03/11

great valye for de money

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

THE GOOD

The HTC Inspire 4G is affordably priced and boasts a large display. The Android 2.2 smartphone runs on AT&T's HSPA+ network and offers mobile hot-spot capabilities. New HTC Sense provides faster boot time and other enhancements. It also has an 8-megapixel camera that takes excellent photos.

THE BAD

The smartphone is rather large and heavy, and the battery cover is difficult to remove.

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Created: 12/11/10

Fantastic device, perfect with config.

Awesome, awesome, awesome device. Linux based Android devices handle memory usage so well, don't run a task-killer because you'll just end up using more juice and time. Runs like a beast. It's like having a tablet PC in my pocket! The cameras are both awesome, the 8mp camera does a fantastic job. I've been taking pictures of text from long distances, even with some motion blur, and I still get very readable results.

A lot of people complain about the battery on this phone. By default, it will synchronize (live when available, mind you) with Facebook, Gmail, news reports, stock reports, weather.... You get the drift. I disabled updates for everything except Gmail and Weather, because Facebook updates whenever I open the app anyway. After doing that, my standby battery life was tripled. I can go all day on the stock battery, spend 2 hours on the phone, send over 150 texts, browse the web, download files... and it goes from 9-5 just fine with enough juice to stay on standby until I hit the sack. So with some configuration, it does just fine. Things that use the radio seem to use the most power-- games, not so much. Screen brightness, not such a big deal. But live updates on six different channels? Definitely a drain. Also, some widgets will update automatically. They're basically like apps that never close, so think about what you use.

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Created: 06/02/10

HTC Could lose some weight!

I love the fact that this phone can do just about everything a computer can do plus take pictures and video. The phone is very responsive and fast as swiping across screens is super easy and lag isn't seen. However, for the female consumhers the phone will look quite large and feel quite large in the hand. If the phone was a little slimmer, sort of like the Droid Incredible then i believe more female consumers can be reached. The captive buttons are also agitating as they can easily be pressed without trying to when swiping across the screen. I also dislike that there isn't a decication camera button and that that the front facing camera mirrors and would show words backwards. Last dislikeness of this phone would be that you have to reach way up to the top to put screen to sleep instead of being able choose one of the captive buttons at the bottom of the phone.

All in the phone is a excellent device that works.

I decided to buy the phone due to the fact that it has a 8mega pixil camera with flash and a front facing camera. i love taking pictures with a phone and being that this phone had such a large camera lens, i knew great pictures will come from this phone.

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Created: 01/17/11

This phone is fantastic!!!

If you don't like this phone then it is probably a user error. This phone has great reception and is truly the best Smart Phone ever made. I have had a lot of smart phones and out of all of them this thing is by far the fastest.
And the High Def 8mp digital camera is awesome, And the high def camcorder takes unbelievable pictures. I will be returning the $300 digital camera I got for Xmas.
If you install a Task Killer, the battery will last about 10 times longer.
Shop savvy is the best app ever!!! With this phone You can scan a barcode in a store and it will tell you if its cheaper at another store and it will show you the online price comparisons. If it is cheaper at another store you can have the cashier do a on-the-spot price match. AWESOME!!!
There is another app that you scan in the checkout line at the store and it will enter your shopping card and pull any coupon bar-codes from the internet. This phone saves me 30-40% every time I go shopping. PHONE PERFECTION!!!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 09/25/10

I wouldn't buy if I knew...

The good things are self evident. Now for the bad.
1. poor battery life. Buy 3500mah battery & door fixes this problem.
2. not enough volume. In a louder than library environment, on speakerphone or not, it can be difficult to hear.
3. useless preloaded apps cannot be uninstalled. annoying. The phone needs to be rooted in order to remove them.
4. user manual touches on the basics only. But there are forums & youtube videos to help.
5. touch is either too sensitive or not enough, especially when trying to end call.
6. 4G is in few locales and taking a long time to be everywhere so no benefit from that feature for a while.
7. despite horrible customer service, verizon does have the best service, sprint has a ways to go in that area, although their customer service, after minutes of wading through annoying menus, is pretty good.
8. this phone cannot be used on boost or virgin networks. only sprint.

Overall I wouldn't buy it. I did because of recommendations from others that own other htc phone models & like them a lot. And sprint made me take a 2 yr contract even though I own the phone outright.

24 of 47 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 09/04/10

Amazing

This phone is by far the best Ive seen or had. It's processing speed and capabilities are extremely fast and enough memory to run lots of programs at once. I've set it next to iPhone 3gs and iphone4 and neither loaded a program or web page faster, and that was before I turned on the 4g. The camera takes 8 mega pixel photos so you've always got a good camera on hand which is always nice as well. The wireless tether slows me to use internet from my phone anywhere I go on my laptop and with great speed.

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Created: 01/02/14

A very good model HTC Inspire 4G

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

This is a very good phone:
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900
SIM Mini-SIM
Announced 2011, January
Status Available. Released 2011, February
Body Dimensions 122.9 x 68.1 x 11.7 mm (4.84 x 2.68 x 0.46 in)
Weight 163.9 g (5.75 oz)
Display Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
- HTC Sense UI
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
- Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB, 8 GB included
Internal 4 GB storage, 768 MB RAM
Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot (charges may apply)
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, face detection
Video Yes, 720p
Secondary No
Features OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 205
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, Brown, Red
- Dedicated search key
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9​/player
- Facebook, Twitter applications
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input
Battery Li-Ion 1230 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 372 h
Talk time Up to 6 h
Misc SAR US 1.14 W/kg (head)

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Created: 09/01/10

Awesome device!

In general I think Android phones are incredible.
I have had hands on experiences with HTC and Motorola smartphones. Cannot speak bad of any of them.
I went for an HTC Evo because of it front facing camera. The 8Mpx camera takes incredible pictures, even better ones than my digital camera.
Would recommend this phone always.
Of course battery duration is a problem but all smartphones suffer from that.

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Created: 04/03/12

AWESOME after you update the battery and get a big sd card!!! LOVE IT!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I love this phone more than any other I've had. I didn't think I'd like a touch screen, because I hate finger prints, and I loved the slider keyboards.. but I got a protector that helps with no finger prints, or grease smudges. The batter life SUCKS.. I had to charge it ALL the time.. BUT Thankfully You can order a bigger battery and it evens out to average. I wouldn't suggest keeping the factory size battery in it. I really enjoy it, though it does have some glitches. Sometimes it freezes and I have to take the battery out... and sometimes you have to 'force close' applications. I've never had a phone that didn't have a few glitches though. Another bad thing about it is the memory. You are going to want to get a big sd card to put in it. (I have 32gb which is great) and you'll want to move some of your apps to the sd card. Otherwise there isn't a lot of room.

Pro's - Easy to use, different screens to keep your favorite apps on, and my 2 and 3 year old can even play games on it. Easy to transfer contacts, has the BEST camera and comes with so many cool features. My two year old is learning numbers and shapes on it. Great with watching netflix, and thankfully has more than one button to control it. (unlike the iphone3)

Cons: Standard Battery Sucks (Buying a more powerful one is a must) Memory Sucks (Buying a big memory card is a must - I suggest 32gb) has a few glitches like freezing.

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