HTC Inspire 4G User Reviews
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My First HTC Android Smartphone! =)
yt6nin has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It has been 5+ months owning this phone, but I totally love this phone ever since upgrading. When I got this red smartphone, it was quite cheap, ($30 @ Radio Shack), and I managed to get it. I love the Sense UI, but now Sense 3.5 is what I dearly want. I have read reviews and heard stories of how bad some aspects of this phone are, such as, mentioned by other owners, that the battery life is quite short (HTC Android's tend to not last as long as we want them too...) and especially the battery cover problem. The guy at Radio Shack selling me the phone along with another employee who owned one had so much trouble just popping open the battery cover. Indeed, it is quite troublesome, and not thought out well, but with some practice, one can get the task done. I love the red, aluminum body design, and the large 4.3" screen, but the glare from sunlight is a problem for me. My friend has a Samsung smartphone and he easily was able to proceed on with his tasks on his phone under direct sunlight while I was either trying to find shade and continue with my tasks or squint my eyes to see what I was staring at. Reception, call quality, typing (texting inclusive), camera/camcorder use, were great in my opinion, with a few things to complain about in each category, but they may be variable, and may be minor to the other things to point out. For Internet, I absolutely despised the stock browser, since it was both slow and way to minimalistic, skipping out on a few major features to have on a...
Inspire vs Atrix...Winner is the Inspire
Jeradiah3 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I chose the inspire over the Atrix because of screen size, FM Radio, and everyday use.
Since i have the AT&T 2GB data plan, I know that if i had the Atrix, I would be using the phone alot more which means that I'd go over the limit every month. Plus I wanted the Atrix as a computer replacement, but the labtop dock is over $300 and I can get a regular labtop for that price
The screen was another reason to go with the Inspire because im a big man (6'7" 235lbs) and I need a bigger phone for internet, video and gaming (BIG Angry birds player lol)
Despite the battery, I like what the phone has to offer and i like HTC as a company. They make good phones and they stand behind their product. After installing Swype on my phone and the fact that the FM radio doesnt go against the data plan, its even more versatile than the day i bought it. AT&T has released 3rd party apps which makes this phone as noticeable as its counterparts (EVO 4G and Thunderbolt)
If you are looking for a good 4G smartphone starter phone, the inspire is the way to go
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great phone, bargin price
nyamo has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
its a solid little phone that has pretty good reception in my area. though that may be a network issue more than hardware for my location. the camera is pretty good. somewhat poor in low light, and i don't like how it sticks out so far when laying flat on a surface (but a case does help if you can find one) for the short while i did use sense UI it was quick and snappy with no fc issues. t9 is pretty good at fixing errors and the screen makes it easy to text even if you have spongebob square fingers. display is nice but kills your battery. though easily solved by turning the display settings down.
over all i did like this phone, though it had too many restrictions through ATT. just root and flash and i haven't had a single thing to comlain about since. also the H+ is misleading since i am not even in a HSUPA area
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CalebSmith has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is the most amazing phone ever. I suggest this phone for everyone. I just got this phone and it blows me away in every way possible. This phone takes beautiful HD videos and takes great photos. The speed for this phone is extremely fast. The 4g makes every thing so much faster to upload, download, update, browse, share, etc.. The screen is amazing resolution-wise and makes everything so beautiful. The 1ghz processor makes gaming great and things like scrolling through pages a breeze. The 4.3" inch screen is the perfect screen size for the phone. The new HTC Sense is awesome I really like it. I have used the mobile hotspot and it is very useful for taking your laptop around with you. The Adobe Flash Player is so useful for internet browsing. The call quality is amazing and the noise cancellation really helps.I get reception everywhere I go. The battery life is nice it is really long battery life so that is good. I love the multimedia it is very awesome. The user interface speed is really fast and I mean really fast. I love the text input the keyboard is amazing landscape and portrait mode. I would have to say there may be nothing wrong with this phone it is amazing in every way possible I say everybody should own this phone it must be att's best phone because I saw all the reviews and it can go head to head with every phone in at&t and beat every phone.
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Wasn't a big fan
lantaloodle has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I received it used but used it afterwards for a good 3-4 years. The phone is fairly heavy and I encountered problems with it overheating or shutting off randomly. The battery was pretty bad and I had to purchase another charger because the old one was worn down. It only had 7 GB of usable memory on it and I found myself running out towards the end of my using it. Overall it was an okay phone, it did its job and lasted me a long time. However, it was also outdated for me and it was definitely time for a change.
My first smartphone
Challenger7 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I had the inspire as my first smart phone and I was happy for the long run. Near the end of its life, it really started to slow down and freeze and lock a lot. But all in all, it was a great first starting phone and I will always rememebr it.
wingzebra has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
One of the worst phones I've owned. After my wonderful HTC Vivid's screen shattered and aux input quit working on me, I decided to get this Inspire to hold me over til my upgrade. Going from Vivid to Inspire is like going back in time. The battery life is almost non-existent, the camera is pretty awful (photos will blur due to slow shutter,) the single core processor is very noticeable! The phone glitches constantly: randomly restarting on its own, freezing up and causing me to remove battery (not an easy feat,) apps freeze and shut down on their own, too. Resolution isn't the best. This phone is durable for the most part. The buttons for volume control did break off (but I'm sure having to constantly fiddle with the battery cover played a big part in that.) Speaker phone is quiet, media volume is quiet, alarm is loud.
About My Awesome HTC!!
schifferisabel has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I havent had this phone for long and like most of my phones its a hand me down but i'm impressed. The phone looks like its been put to good use and yet it is in near perfect working condition. It is fast to respond, apps dont hang and as a result i can have go launcher and go locker installed and they work wonderfully, the camera is amazing, to say the least, it has adequate internal memory as i am not one to store tons of data on my phone (they invented hard drives for that), the resolution makes my gaming wallpapers look great, my games run smoothly and the size is great for watching videos.
Its the first smartphone that i personally feel like it was made for me. I noticed after using an LG and Samsung S3 that i took the HTC shortcuts in the notifications section for granted. The touch is also amazing and the screen is so smooth in a way that other smartphones arent. The SRS and Dolby functionalities work great with my headphones and speakers
Though as great as this phone is, it has a few flaws..its a bit heavy, sometimes when im typing, theres a dead spot on the screen and i cant type that letter and finally, there is no 4G where i live. i originally got this phone from my brother who lives in the US, i had no idea that it doesnt have a 3G functionality. Also, the battery doesnt last very long. Then again its a third hand phone. I would advise anyone buying a new phone to opt for a HTC, whatever model. Its an awesome gadget!!
My Review on Inspire 4G (still have it :P)
GhostPerk77 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Hello people and this is my quick review on the astonishing and well done work of the phone Inspire 4G. To start off, lets go with the CONS. Battery, somehow sucks. So i suggest to NOT leave it with FULL brightness all day. Second, don't use it all day, like any smart phone, it overheats and thats not good for your phone. So if you like talk alot by the phone, get a Mic that you can plug in and talk, holding the phone with your left shoulder its not a good option while cooking in the kitchen. IT'S A SMARTPHONE for god f****** sakes. (That one is for the smart asses). Third, if your its rooted, and you want to Screen Record, it's not a good option becuase recording in HQ with that app will result lagginess.(only me or you guys too?) Finally, ROOTING IT ITS NOT A PROBLEM, what comes after is. That would be that your phone might have Audio problems. So, its up to you to fix it and do whatever you wan't to do with it.(Yes,there is way's to fix it :P) Now with the PROS. Every single thing i haven't say that it's about this phone, it's A BRILLIANT artwork from Da Vinci like the Mona Lisa. God damn what a phone !!! Simple for us, just like us :)
Must Have Phone..
JohnFredy has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have it for two weeks and has been excellent.
Everything described in the description of the phone is what I saw. An excellent phone, from applications to the release has been wonderful.I can do more with this phone than with a iPhone. This phone does it all - almost. a great screen large enough to show movies with great definition. the camera and video camera both are great. The programs and applications offered are just amazing. The programs and responsiveness are good. You don't have to wait forever for applications to load up. I recommend it.
I purchased it on Amazon : http://bit.ly/HTCInspire4G.
My best phone so far
Poorboymz3 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Im rooted, and use a lot of hardware intensive roms so it can get laggy, but other then that its a great phone in every repect. Coming from a G1, when it first came out. Then I had a My touch3g slide, my last pone was a G2. I love HTC, all great phones, but this one outshines them all by miles, espeically the camera.
I really hate this phone :(
candykillz has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Not sure if its just my inspire, but Ive had more problems with this phone then Ive ever had with any other phone. It freezes constantly where I have to take the battery out. I also get dead spots on the phone all the time, especially during texting. Apps run really slow and UI is laggy. The screen is really nice thouh and I love the look of it, its just missing the reliability I had with my iphone 4.
HTC Inspire (not) 4G
metalmilizia has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
To start, when I got the phone in May 2011 they told me that when 4G LTE was available, the phone would connect. This is not the case, the phone runs a HSPA+ radio and is now marketed as HTC Inspire 4G*. 4G is available in my area seeing as how my fiancees Atrix 2 4G connects to it.
The phone itself, when left stock, is a ok phone. The sense interface is bad. Battery life while all the stock apps are running in the background is poor. Task managers do not seem to help. I would not purchase again.
Since I rooted the phone and flashed a custom rom, the phone and been great. I flashed an ICS rom and my battery life has greatly improved and so did the reception. Rooting will void your warranty PERFORM AT OWN RISK!!!
My Inspire is my baby.
elzzabeth has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I've had the inspire 4G for maybe... 7 to 10 months. I currently am on my second Inspire as my first one suffered a huge screen crack, and then was eventually dropped into a toilet (there's turning 21 for you). However, I've become addicted to my smartphone. I am a huge fan of HTC's products because of this phone. They simply make a good reliable phone. I won't lie, I first got this phone and it was kind of awkward. I mean, the huge screen you need to get used to, the camera lens that sticks out of the back (which i'd recommend getting a nice silicone cover, that thing is bound to get scratched up otherwise). But all in all I'm way too happy with this phone to complain. I'm gonna keep talking nice about HTC so long as this phone is still my baby, which at this rate it looks like it's gonna be for quite some time.
ested23 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Love This Phone! Its serves it's purpose as a smartphone plus more. I have no complaints. The battery life is the only weakness that the phone has. Oh! One more thing....lacks a front facing camera, but that's a VERY minor issue! Everything else is GREAT! I would recommend this phone to buy!
Just Might Make the Cut
KeepItMovin has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The phone is exceptional. I did have network problems within my first 7 days, but the device and new calling plan may keep me on. The design is very nice, ATT made it their own and it does not look like another carrier's copy cat phone. This may be the smallest footprint of a 4.3 inch display. It's thin and sleek, but durable feeling. The reception has been nice, the internet has been nice, although speeds have not been that of VZW's new 4G.
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brett012405 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Hello all! I just bought this phone today and so far it is AWESOME! Love the 4.3" screen! I went from an iPhone 4 actually. I like this phone better! Can easily sync to your iTunes library and have songs transfered! Phone is built well has a nice feel to it and screen is nice and bright!
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First Android device!
violingirl88 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I got my new phone the day after it came out and I've been using it all day and everyday and I still love it. the Sense UI is terrific, the Market is awesome, and the whole phone in general including the OS blows my mind. I love everything about this phone and wouldn't turn it back for anything. I do have bad Reception where I live, but its not that bad. I do wish the battery life would last longer than one day, but hey the phone is still awesome and I can still charge my phone at night so no problem with the battery dying during the day.
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An Amazing Phone!
sucram6791 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
this phone is great! switched from an iphone and dont regret it one bit. its very different from iOS but in many great ways. Sense is the best UI possible. having widgets gives your home screen a pop that makes you never want to put it down. the amount of customization you can do is shocking! you can pretty much customize everything involving the phone (whether its from the phone or the app market) if you are thinking about getting this phone, do it! you wont regret it
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Att suck for blocking 3rd party apps
100larski has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I live this device coming off Samsung captivate the size is perfect for me.
The phone came loaded with bunch of ATT preloaded apps that you can't remove and those apps keep starting in the background So annoying and keeps putting more strain on the better. Another big deal breaker ATT has blocked 3rd party apps install and I can't install swype so I'll be taking this phone back to att before my 30 days is up. I'm considering changing carriers if att if att continues to CRIPPLE their Android phones!!!!!!
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James J G
My first smartphone
James J G has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
For the most part this has been a very pleasant experience. My biggest complaint is I have to charge it every night, but I do use it pretty extensively. Other than that there's the whole deal about AT&T blocking 3rd party apps and not letting you uninstall their crap, but it hasn't been bugging me much.
Htc Inspire 4G~
Yea That has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I Have The Htc Aria , It Similar To The Htc Inspire , The Only Thing Different Is That Its 4g . I Am About To Get It But The Only Thing About The Phone That I Wnna Know Is That Can You Talk Face To Face Like The IPhone , Cause ' Its A Little Camera In The Front Of The Phone ( I Think ) , So Can You Talk Face To Face ?
Yes Or No
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The phone that beat the iphone......
Markem has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This phone has everything a person who likes to personalize their phone wants. The display is immaculate, and the touch response is superb. But the deal maker for this one is the price. $99.00 for a two year contract from att easily makes this the best bang for your buck from any cell phone carrier. The phone is easy to use for new android users and has yet to disappoint. The battery isn't as bad as people are saying, it just drains if you are on the phone constantly watching media or the internet. Overall a great phone. Thank you HTC
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From Samsung to THIS!
CMAN32 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Overall this phone is great. From the display, to the performance it is quite flawless. The call clarity is crystal clear, and the speed of the phone has yet to be matched. But the thing that makes this phone is HTCs user interface, and the display. The screen is big, beautiful and you just can't get enough of it. Overall a great phone.
Danzuran has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This phone is great. I have no issues with it so far except the battery life is pretty bad, just have to find the perfect settings For some reason I have the ability to allow unknown sources but nobody else's phones apparently can. Please email me if you also have this ability.
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