HTC Inspire 4G Review

HTC Inspire 4GAfter AT&T lost its grip on Apple iPhone, inline for them they have landed onto Motorola Atrix 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G. Though both of them being 4G capable but it would take a time for nation to get 4G network. It was the first smartphone which was available on AT&T wireless which was branded as 4G.

The HTC Inspire 4G was first announced at CES 2011 held in January 6, 2011 and its very much closer model to HTC Desire HD.

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HTC Inspire 4G Design & Hardware

The HTC Inspire 4G runs on the Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU supported with 768 MB of RAM and added 1 GB of ROM. The graphical accelerations is provided through Adreno 205 GPU and that was quick go through the CPU makeup of the mobile phone.

Coming to the display screen which has a super LCD display which measures a size of 4.3 inches and WVGA 800×400 resolutions. It has got four capacitive touch buttons on the bottom screen and provides accepted viewing angles. The multi touch input method provides running of multiple applications and the home screen supports up to screens.

There is a dedicated power button located on the top left side of the phone and the volume controller is located on the left side. The 3.5mm headset jack, microphone and microUSB port are located on the bottom portion of the handset.  Now the bottom connectivity is good enough and loves them. The speaker is located at the rear side near to the camera. Well what does that infer? It lacks HDMI output connectivity and that should disappoint advanced users.

The handset weighting at 164 grams is not a lightweight but par for the device with such a large display. The reason behind the device so weight is that the back portion is mix of metal and plastic.


HTC Inspire 4G Software & Performance

For AT&T customers they would be delighted to have the HTC Inspire 4G powered with most updated Android 2.2 Froyo operating system and the HTC own Sense user interface. The HTC customized interface is the best that it can provide to the Android experience.

The HTC Sense latest versions loaded in this mobile phone features integration with cloud through HTCSense.com for no cost which has some handy features like remotely lock or wipe your phone, track your mobile on map, remotely install widgets, wallpapers and other property through HTCSense.com website.

With Android OS you can enjoy millions of apps on your fingers to download and enjoy from. You can browse from the large gallery of apps mostly available for download at free of cost. The handset is available in Red, Brown and Black color.


HTC Inspire 4G Features

The HTC Keyboard undoubtedly is one of the best and useful on screen keyboards out there as you can have the quickest output and numbers easily.

The new smartphone gets into the era of 4G HSPA+ connectivity over the AT&T network. It provides top speed of 6 MBPS download and its overs three times the improvement over the 3G network. The connectivity options includes Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP.

The connectivity is possible through 4G when its available but as of now its has 3G HSDPA at 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps. It includes WiFi reception and you can use your mobile phone as the WiFi Router through the WiFi hotspot feature available in this mobile phone.

It includes a microUSB connectivity so that you can transfer your rich digital media and sync with PC. So when you have Android on your mobile phone which is powered by Google, you would obviously expect your device pre-loaded with apps like Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration.

MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 audio player and a video player which plays DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9. It’s loaded with Google maps with A GPS support and includes Stereo FM radio with RDS support.

The mobile phone includes 4 GB of internal memory and through microSD card slot you can increase its size to 32GB. Now that’s very much enough for a mobile phone. It includes all the features that rich mobile phone has.
HTC Inspire 4G Camera

On the rear side of HTC Inspire 4G you can find the 8 megapixel autofocus camera which is mostly seen on all the high end mobile phone released through this quarter of 2011. The dual LED flash can be handy to take photos and videos at its best in low light conditions and you can easily record videos at 720 p with it. We are actually not very much satisfied as HTC Inspire 4G provides a sneak preview into 4G but it doesn’t have a front facing camera especially the technology needs video chats and video calls.


HTC Inspire 4G Gallery

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HTC Inspire 4G Battery Life

HTC Inspire 4G includes a standard Lithium ion based 1230 mAh battery which provides a talk time of 6 hours and standby time of up to 372 hours. Though its low but overall its enough to provide a battery backup for a complete day with few calls, music playback, internet browsing and messaging.


HTC Inspire 4G Price

The HTC Inspire 4G is available with an introductory price of $ 99.99 on two years contract with AT&T Wireless in United States. Elsewhere and unlocked version is priced at $ 599.99. The package contains HTC Inspire 4G handset, micro USB cable, Wall Charger, 8GB microSD card & Quickstart Guide.

Conclusion

As we go through the review we are most impressed with the part that it’s priced at $99.99 on contract. Added to cons we have unimpressive HSPA+ speed and below average battery makes it common with the other high end smartphones. And the pros like well-tuned software, experience and HTC sense UI makes it well capable smartphone.

  • http://www.delicious.com/seymourayala421 Roslyn Mundwiller

    The Atrix 4G is my first smartphone. I chose it because it had received good reviews and because it is made by Motorola.

  • Agnivesh Harshan

    Does the inspire 4g support 3g in India, if it doesnt is there a way to make it work???

  • Shreyas Doejode

    How do you exit browser completely, do you just press the home button?

    • Yogesh Patel

      No, go to completely exit or close browser, go to Menu > Settings > applications > Running services and close the browser app.

  • Sameer Khojla

    what about sound Volume ? HTC Desire HD very law sound volume so maybe HTC Inspire 4G as well ?

    • Yogesh Patel

      HTC Inspire 4G Sound volume is not that high. Yeah its just like HTC Desire HD.

      • Badri

        I plan to import from US from my friend. I’m in a fix between desire z and inspire 4G. Will the 1230mAh battery last for a day.

        • Yogesh Patel

          With a little of music playback, phone calls, browsing you can extend it life to 24 hours.