Excerpt: Although this review may seem a little late in the game, since the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G originally hit store shelves in the middle of February, it is still a note worthy device. I recently was able to get a hold of a review unit to share our thoughts and views of this device. Especially since many people are not coming off a contract when a new device is launched.
Conclusion: The HTC Inspire 4G is a fantastic Android phone and at $99 with a two-year contract (half the price of the Motorola Atrix ) it’s one of the best values on AT&T. HTC reps have told us that it will get an Android 2.3 upgrade fairly soon as well, which will be great. Recently, HTC stock was valued higher than Nokia or RIM. With devices like this and HTC Sense, we can see why.
Pros: HTC Sense is great for new and experienced Android fans, Low $99 price, 4.3-inch screen is spacious
Cons: No front-facing camera, Speakers are a bit weak, Battery cover is difficult to remove, Still runs Android 2.2
[Review] HTC Inspire 4G: A Pretty Face Only Gets You So Far
3 April 2011
Summary: The Inspire 4G, again, has the potential to be great. What does it need to meet that potential? Working 4G and Gingerbread. This phone would have been a real competitor a few months ago, but even as a "cutting edge" 4G device, it's a Desire HD in an AT&T hoodie. Smartphones don't age like wine, and while the Desire HD is a truly wonderful hardware platform, AT&T and HTC need to keep up their ends of the bargain (network rollout and software updates, respectively) if they...
Excerpt: AT&T subscribers have been patiently waiting for a 4.3-inch Android phone, and it’s finally here with the Inspire 4G. Not only that, but the new smartphone ushers in the era of 4G HSPA+ connectivity over the AT&T network, providing speeds of up to 6Mbps down, which is a 2-3 times improvement over what you’ll get with standard 3G. In essence, the Inspire 4G is a Desire HD , but with a handful of updates made to the software and hardware to keep it fresh for AT&T.
Pros: + Display has fantastic color and contrast, excellent sensitivity, + HTC Sense UI enhancements are found everywhere, + Great performance, + HSPA+ capable on AT&T with up to 6Mbps down, + Fantastic build quality, + Above average camera, + Terrific on-screen keyboard options, + LED notification is useful, + DLNA support
Summary: Though dual-core phones are on the way, the HTC Inspire 4G stands as one of AT&T's best, high-end Android devices and is an incredible value.
Pros: 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.
Cons: The smartphone is rather large and heavy, and the battery cover is difficult to remove. We didn't experience great 4G speeds. AT&T blocks third-party apps. Lacks a front-facing camera.
Summary: At USD 100 with a two-year contract, the HTC Inspire is a function-filled phone that is very affordably priced. With Android 2.2, the ability to use AT&T's HSPA+ 4G network, a large display, and mobile hot-spot capabilities, this phone has everything the average user needs.
The new HTC Sense overlay provides some good solid enhancements to the OS. In our opinion, this is the first overlay of this type that is truly useful and doesn’t bog the phone down.
Summary: HTC Inspire 4G lets you stay connected with friends through messaging and social networking integration. It lets you chat and update nomatter wherever you are. HTC Inspire 4G capture brilliant images and videos with its 8.0 mega pixel camera. More than this you can store your valuable data in phone memory or external memory up to 32 GB and 8 GB card included.
Cons: Battery cover removal problem on review unit, Volume button is difficult to use — too low profile to find easily with your finger