We’ve had the HTC Inspire 4G in our hands for a little over a day now, so we’re sure you guys have quite a few questions. Since we can’t read your minds, we simply assumed that the first bits of information you guys would be interested in would be the Inspire 4G’s benchmark scores and how is fares on AT&T’s new 4G network.
First up, quadrant Profession benchmark testing. We ran the benchmark quite a few times and found that the scores ranged between the low 1800′s and the high 1900′s. The Quadrant score we captured in our video was 1976, certainly comparable the T-Mobile myTouch 4G and the original HTC Desire HD. All three of phones mentioned feature the same Qualcomm QSD8255 1GHz Snapdragon chipset, which is much nearly 50% more powerful than the Qualcomm QSD8650 that’s inside the HTC EVO, DROID Incredible, and Nexus One.
While testing the HTC Inspire 4G on AT&T’s HSPA+ netowrk, we noticed that the handset was a bit slower when compared to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ speeds in our area. On average, the HTC Inspire 4G was able to pull down 2Mbps with uploads at 500 Kbps on AT&T’s HSPA+ network, but we did see spikes of up to 4.5 Mbps. These speeds are definitely not slow, but certainly don’t match T-Mobile’s network speeds (which are expected to double by mid year). As many of you may know, AT&T’s HSPA+ network doesn’t officially launch until March 1st, though we know for a fact that the network is fully functional in our area. Our hope is that AT&T will turn up the speed dial a notch or two once March 1st rolls around.