Jan 31 AT 1:11 PM Taylor Wimberly 23 Comments

Test drive the new HTC Inspire 4G

Anyone searching for a new phone on AT&T should give the HTC Inspire 4G a long, hard look. It doesn’t feature a dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM like the Atrix 4G, but not everyone needs a high-end phone and HTC has packed some awesome features into the Inspire 4G.

Rumored to launch for only $99 on February 13th, the Inspire 4G includes a 4.3 inch display, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera, Dolby SRS speakers, and it’s the first phone in the U.S. to use the latest Sense UI and sync with HTC’s cloud service htcsense.com.

If you want to take the Inspire 4G for a test drive, Radio Shack just added a simple device simulator on their site. Most of the demos are geared towards beginners, but you can still get a nice overview of the hardware, software, and learn how to setup a new Android phone.

Are any HTC fans out there excited about getting the Inspire 4G next month?

Via: Pocket Now

Source: Radio Shack

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  • kegansb

    Confused and Torn….. Inspire or Atrix. Which would be better for someone jumping off the crapple ship and joining the Android world for the first time?

    • http://Website AdamJ

      I would go for the HTC. I know the Atrix has better specs but I just trust HTC more. Have a feeling the Atrix will have a few bugs initially.

    • http://Website colby

      well…if you are a spec buff, then the atrix is the way to go, however if you are looking for an overall better user experience, i would go with the inspire because of SenseUI, it is amazingly beautiful and very simple to use.

  • http://Website james

    The inspire is identical to the desire HD except for the 4g.

    • http://Website james

      Oh and the new sense ui is simply beautiful in every way. Sleek fast and responsive.

  • http://Website npaladin2000

    You know, this would be really exciting, except that it’s sharing media-time with the gadgety Atrix 4G and the 4.5″ super-screen Infuse 4G. Frankly, it’s the weakest entry of the three, though in fairness it looks like it’ll be the cheapest of the three as well.

    • http://Website Nate

      Yeah, but there is one huge feature that can’t be overlooked: the manufacturer. No one except for dare I say apple makes hardware as well as HTC. Also with Sammy you’ll be waiting an eternity for an update and with moto good luck getting a custom rom. So although it may not have the greatest specs it’ll still be one hell of a phone.

      • http://Website npaladin2000

        I question how much importance that will be to most buyers. To some it’ll matter, but I see the price point having more impact. Besides, Motos get hacked despite locked-down bootloaders, and no one even knows if there’s one on the Atrix or if Moto wised up.

        I’ve used HTCs myself (though admittedly not Android ones). While decent devices, when it comes to hardware quality, I’d have to put them below Moto, though above Samsung.

  • http://Website TGeezy86

    Seriously Taylor? By now we’re all well aware of your obsession with everything dual-core but in this post you write off a next gen Snapdragon as not being high-end…seriously?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Qualcomm already has dual-core Snapdragons ready and coming to HTC devices soon. You should see products announced at MWC in February.

      • http://Website TGeezy86

        I didn’t mean next-gen as in dual-core but next gen as in the manufacturing process. Yea believe it or not, they still make those 45nm single core chips too. I’m just wondering when 1Ghz Snapdragon paired with 768mb RAM stopped being highend…but in your world I guess it has smh

        • http://Website james

          I agree and as you know Taylor I think the desire HD and now this are some of the best phones around

          The desire HD beats the sgs on all benchmarks and the nexus s on most. This phone will beat the N S on all of them because of the 4g

          Not high end… I don’t think so.

  • http://Website ron

    Why no kick stand???

  • chief113

    Thanks Taylor. I know you love the Atrix, but I just don’t love it, and don’t have any interest in the docks. I’m glad you said to give this a long, hard look. I was getting nervous that because of the price, maybe this was outdated already. I’m getting this.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      This is still a very solid phone and can handle just about any app or game you throw at it. As mentioned above, it features the same second-gen Snapdragon found in the G2, myTouch 4G, and Desire HD.

      • DavidM

        I have a feeling that this might be replacing my Craptivate very soon. Android 2.2, with HTC’s proven support track record and a new version of sense and a flash for the Camera, sign me up

  • http://Website KingPee

    why can’t all device come with stock android…shouldn’t they learn by now?

    • http://Website james

      In my honest opinion the only reason to have stock android is quick updates.

      Sense does everything stock does but it does it better in every way. Plus it has far better social intergration.

      This phone is still high end despite the dual core trend and will be an excellent phone for any android user

    • http://Website TGeezy86

      Yea, MotoBlur and TouchWiz are pains in the ass but Sense is another beast altogether. It’s beautiful, has better integration social and otherwise, easy to use, customizable (great widgets), and HTC has a great track record with updates. I’ve got a MT4G and I actually prefer the Sense homescreen to stock Android’s now. Never thought I’d ever say that….

  • http://Website Matt Chambers

    I actually have an iPhone 4 right now but as soon as the HTC Inspire 4G comes out I’m switching to that. I’ve always wanted an HTC phone and when I saw the Evo come out made me want one even more. So I can’t wait till AT&T comes out with it.

  • http://Website N1_user

    swype? or is that just a espresso/sense goodie?

  • http://Website ThatBecky

    Ugh I love this phone and want it but the fact that it doesnt have a front facing camara has me torn between this and the atrix

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  1. Confused and Torn….. Inspire or Atrix. Which would be better for someone jumping off the crapple ship and joining the Android world for the first time?

    • AdamJGuest 4 years ago

      I would go for the HTC. I know the Atrix has better specs but I just trust HTC more. Have a feeling the Atrix will have a few bugs initially.

    • colbyGuest 4 years ago

      well…if you are a spec buff, then the atrix is the way to go, however if you are looking for an overall better user experience, i would go with the inspire because of SenseUI, it is amazingly beautiful and very simple to use.

  2. jamesGuest 4 years ago

    The inspire is identical to the desire HD except for the 4g.

    • jamesGuest 4 years ago

      Oh and the new sense ui is simply beautiful in every way. Sleek fast and responsive.

  3. npaladin2000Guest 4 years ago

    You know, this would be really exciting, except that it’s sharing media-time with the gadgety Atrix 4G and the 4.5″ super-screen Infuse 4G. Frankly, it’s the weakest entry of the three, though in fairness it looks like it’ll be the cheapest of the three as well.

    • NateGuest 4 years ago

      Yeah, but there is one huge feature that can’t be overlooked: the manufacturer. No one except for dare I say apple makes hardware as well as HTC. Also with Sammy you’ll be waiting an eternity for an update and with moto good luck getting a custom rom. So although it may not have the greatest specs it’ll still be one hell of a phone.

      • npaladin2000Guest 4 years ago

        I question how much importance that will be to most buyers. To some it’ll matter, but I see the price point having more impact. Besides, Motos get hacked despite locked-down bootloaders, and no one even knows if there’s one on the Atrix or if Moto wised up.

        I’ve used HTCs myself (though admittedly not Android ones). While decent devices, when it comes to hardware quality, I’d have to put them below Moto, though above Samsung.

  4. TGeezy86Guest 4 years ago

    Seriously Taylor? By now we’re all well aware of your obsession with everything dual-core but in this post you write off a next gen Snapdragon as not being high-end…seriously?

    • Qualcomm already has dual-core Snapdragons ready and coming to HTC devices soon. You should see products announced at MWC in February.

      • TGeezy86Guest 4 years ago

        I didn’t mean next-gen as in dual-core but next gen as in the manufacturing process. Yea believe it or not, they still make those 45nm single core chips too. I’m just wondering when 1Ghz Snapdragon paired with 768mb RAM stopped being highend…but in your world I guess it has smh

        • jamesGuest 4 years ago

          I agree and as you know Taylor I think the desire HD and now this are some of the best phones around

          The desire HD beats the sgs on all benchmarks and the nexus s on most. This phone will beat the N S on all of them because of the 4g

          Not high end… I don’t think so.

  5. ronGuest 4 years ago

    Why no kick stand???

  6. Thanks Taylor. I know you love the Atrix, but I just don’t love it, and don’t have any interest in the docks. I’m glad you said to give this a long, hard look. I was getting nervous that because of the price, maybe this was outdated already. I’m getting this.

    • This is still a very solid phone and can handle just about any app or game you throw at it. As mentioned above, it features the same second-gen Snapdragon found in the G2, myTouch 4G, and Desire HD.

      • I have a feeling that this might be replacing my Craptivate very soon. Android 2.2, with HTC’s proven support track record and a new version of sense and a flash for the Camera, sign me up

  7. KingPeeGuest 4 years ago

    why can’t all device come with stock android…shouldn’t they learn by now?

    • jamesGuest 4 years ago

      In my honest opinion the only reason to have stock android is quick updates.

      Sense does everything stock does but it does it better in every way. Plus it has far better social intergration.

      This phone is still high end despite the dual core trend and will be an excellent phone for any android user

    • TGeezy86Guest 4 years ago

      Yea, MotoBlur and TouchWiz are pains in the ass but Sense is another beast altogether. It’s beautiful, has better integration social and otherwise, easy to use, customizable (great widgets), and HTC has a great track record with updates. I’ve got a MT4G and I actually prefer the Sense homescreen to stock Android’s now. Never thought I’d ever say that….

  8. Matt ChambersGuest 4 years ago

    I actually have an iPhone 4 right now but as soon as the HTC Inspire 4G comes out I’m switching to that. I’ve always wanted an HTC phone and when I saw the Evo come out made me want one even more. So I can’t wait till AT&T comes out with it.

  9. N1_userGuest 4 years ago

    swype? or is that just a espresso/sense goodie?

  10. ThatBeckyGuest 4 years ago

    Ugh I love this phone and want it but the fact that it doesnt have a front facing camara has me torn between this and the atrix

  11. Таблетки виагра, левитра, сиалисGuest 4 years ago