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HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing

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HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing
AT&T customers are going to be in for a surprising treat if they decided to pass on other high-end Android smartphones like the Samsung Captivate and Sony Xperia X10. That’s because the launch of the HTC Inspire 4G is upon us bringing forth a premium device from HTC’s camp for the affordable price of $99.99 on-contract. We’ve already gotten some hands-on time with the device back at CES, but this time around, we have our hands on the real deal.

In terms of included accessories, there’s barely anything noteworthy aside from the usual assortments that general come along for the fun – like its microUSB cable, wall charger, and documentation. But come to think about it, are you really going to complain when the device is only priced at $100 with a contract? Before getting the chance of turning on this puppy, there’s just a little bit of difficulty in accessing its battery compartment. Of course we’re digging its aluminum unibody chassis, which easily resonates a premium feel all around, but accessing its battery slot is one painstaking process.

HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing
HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing
HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing
HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing

HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing
HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing
HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing
HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing

Becoming ever more of a standard nowadays with most of HTC’s behemoths, the Inspire 4G features a monstrous 4.3” WVGA (480 x 800) Super LCD display, 1GHz Snapdragon MSM 8255 processor, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 2.2 Froyo with the latest version of the Sense UI, and HSPA+ connectivity (hence the 4G tag). And did we mention you get all of that for only $100? Expect our in-depth review soon!

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posted on 12 Feb 2011, 14:17 1

1. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Amazing deal!

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 21:59

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

i dont see how it is such a deal. After being on a two year contact and paying for the forced data and stuff, isnt the price upwards of 1500 at least? I dont see why you wouldnt pay a small amount more for a nicer phone that you are gonna have to keep for two years. Paying 100 more is only a fraction of the actual cost. Oh and tax too... musnt forget that. People might say this is true for the iphone, But you can uprgade it every year and make money since they sell for ridiculous amounts. Dont expect this inspire to keep its retail value after 5 months.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 15:21

2. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

Unfortunately like almost every HTC phone, the battery is horrible on this. It only has a 1230 mah.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 17:01

3. Treysters (unregistered)

Sure, but it's still a good value for what you pay especially considering it's on AT&T. The monthly payments for 2 years is what's really gonna cost ya though.

As for the battery, we'll see. It'll probably be the usual average run time depending on how much of the HSPA+ speeds you use instead of something like EDGE. A better battery would probably be preferred but most likely battery life was sacrificed for...design, unibody. Theories, someone else would know better. Now the thought goes to the fact that iPhone is pretty slim and has a good battery. But keep in mind HTC had to keep the battery -replaceable.-

Shame bettery technology advancement is going slow.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 18:18

4. curious (unregistered)

Does this phone have a front facing cam?

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 07:58

8. pilottalk2 (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)

nope sorry

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 19:52 1

5. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)

Nope no front facing camera :/

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 01:04

7. jesse23 (unregistered)

I was waiting for this phone but now that I saw a few vids, I'd rather wait for the atrix or whatever comes later.
I'm afraid that the rubbery cover on the bottom will deform by time. The battery cover is a pain to remove and if you force it then it will get loose and chipped, the design won't let you change the battery for a larger one, you can't change the metal back cover. The battery life is low and with that display i'd be surprised if it would last a day. The headphone jack is on the edge, hopefully it won't be a problem, but it's hard to tell as att or htc was too cheap to include a headset. (unboxing vid). The display is large but I would rather have a smaller display w/ larger resolution. The cam is sticking out and looks like the phone will sit on it if you put it down so it's a magnet for prints and scratches. Not sure what size mem card att will give you but att lately takes out everything from the boxes so I doubt it will be 16gb. Since the atrix comes with 16gb, better display, better battery, more memory and looks better I think I skip this one. Unless.... they overprice the atrix, in that case the htc is the bang for the buck.... but that still won't change the battery life and hopeless design...

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 09:25

9. Blart (unregistered)

Another belting handset from HTC.. But, when will someone let them have amoled screens again. SLCD is simply no use on a screen this size.

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 18:00

10. jlmarratta (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)

Do you know if this phone has the option of landscape texting? I read a review that said that the home screen doesn't do landscape, and it made me wonder about the texting/emailing feature.

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 20:13

11. pilottalk2 (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)

it does

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 06:50

13. jlmarratta (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)

Thanks! I assumed it did, but it was hard to find any reviews that talked about that feature.

posted on 16 Feb 2011, 10:39

14. nohomo (unregistered)

cant wait for the iphone 5

posted on 16 Feb 2011, 19:38

15. bachak (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Feb 2011)

If you can't wait then buy this phone.. Troll!

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