HTC and AT&T have delivered a very capable Android phone at an affordable price, but we wish the data speeds were faster.

- Mark Spoonauer , Laptop Magazine 

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8/10AVG.
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Based on 15 reviews

The HTC Inspire 4G is a large, candybar smartphone featuring a 4.3-inch, 480 x 800 pixel resolution touchscreen and a 1000MHz Snapdragon processor.

The Inspire 4G features an 8MP camera with dual LED, HD video record, MP3 player, tethering, FM radio, GPS and more. Native apps for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and more are also included.

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The Inspire 4G offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA and expandable memory up to 32GB via microSD/microSDHC. The HTC Inspire 4G has a talk time of up to 6 hours and a standby time of up to 372 hours.


Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The HTC Inspire 4G's screen is 4.3 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8255 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1230mAh

The phone is powered by a 1230 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. HTC's performance ratings are 15.5 days standby time, 360 minutes talk time.


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Reviews summary

8/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 15 reviews

The HTC Inspire 4G is a large, candybar smartphone featuring a 4.3-inch, 480 x 800 pixel resolution touchscreen and a 1000MHz Snapdragon processor.

The Inspire 4G features an 8MP camera with dual LED, HD video record, MP3 player, tethering, FM radio, GPS and more. Native apps for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and more are also included.

Show more

The Inspire 4G offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA and expandable memory up to 32GB via microSD/microSDHC. The HTC Inspire 4G has a talk time of up to 6 hours and a standby time of up to 372 hours.

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TheInspire 4G is a fantastic Android phone and it's one of the best values on AT&T

from Digital Trends (5 years ago)

The HTC Inspire 4G is a fantastic Android phone and at $99 with a two-year contract 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 dev... More

The HTC Inspire 4G is a fantastic Android phone and at $99 with a two-year contract 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.

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8/10

It’s the price point that really makes the Inspire 4G worth while

from IntoMobile (5 years ago)

The Inspire 4G is hands-down one of the best Android handsets available for AT&T at the moment. The snappy processor and large display make web-browsing a dream, and can take any task you throw at it with ease. The handset itself is solidly built, with a design that will make some geeks swoo... More

The Inspire 4G is hands-down one of the best Android handsets available for AT&T at the moment. The snappy processor and large display make web-browsing a dream, and can take any task you throw at it with ease. The handset itself is solidly built, with a design that will make some geeks swoon. But it’s the price point that really makes the Inspire 4G worth while. Giving the handset a very affordable price should ensure that AT&T will sell quite a few of these handsets, and if someone is looking for a sexy new Android phone for the carrier, the Inspire 4G will likely be our top pick.

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The large display makes browsing and media viewing an absolute pleasure

from MobileBurn (5 years ago)

I've had a few people email me asking which device I prefer, the HTC Inspire 4G or the Motorola ATRIX 4G. It's a tough question, and while I like the Motorola ATRIX 4G's sheer dual-core processing power, I'm drawn towards the large display and absolutely beautiful HTC Inspire 4G hardware. Its batter... More

I've had a few people email me asking which device I prefer, the HTC Inspire 4G or the Motorola ATRIX 4G. It's a tough question, and while I like the Motorola ATRIX 4G's sheer dual-core processing power, I'm drawn towards the large display and absolutely beautiful HTC Inspire 4G hardware. Its battery life isn't great, which is very important to me, but I love HTC Sense and I really enjoyed using the Inspire 4G during my testing period.
My biggest gripe, which was my problem with the ATRIX 4G, is that AT&T's 4G HSPA+ network doesn't offer any performance enhancements over its 3G network. I hope that changes soon, but, for now, I wouldn't buy the Inspire 4G if you're expecting a speed improvement over the device you currently carry.

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7.6/10

Easy to use, looks great, is well built and provides a great user experience

from Android Central (5 years ago)

While there's competition coming right around the corner, this is the best phone on AT&T, and the first phone I've used that is a true competitor to the iPhone for the average consumer.  It's no "iPhone killer", because that doesn't exist.  But it's easy to use, looks great, is well bu... More

While there's competition coming right around the corner, this is the best phone on AT&T, and the first phone I've used that is a true competitor to the iPhone for the average consumer.  It's no "iPhone killer", because that doesn't exist.  But it's easy to use, looks great, is well built and provides a great user experience -- some things we don't always see with other phones.  I've enjoyed my time with it (something that isn't always true) and would recommend it to anyone who was comfortable with the size, and knows they will be able to use a charger when they need to. HTC has done this one right.

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One gigantic Android phone

from Android Community (5 years ago)

This is the fat phone of the day. This phone is big, it’s fast, and it connects via HSPA+ otherwise known as a version of 4G speed. If you’re wary of the connectedness of AT&T’s network as of late, think twice. There’s stories out there of this phone and other 4G AT&T... More

This is the fat phone of the day. This phone is big, it’s fast, and it connects via HSPA+ otherwise known as a version of 4G speed. If you’re wary of the connectedness of AT&T’s network as of late, think twice. There’s stories out there of this phone and other 4G AT&T phones going not quite as quick as they ought to, but if you’re asking us, the speed is just fine and dandy. The reason you’ll be purchasing this phone is the display. It’s giant, it’s huge. I don’t know how many times we’ve got to say that before it becomes apparent that this is the reason this phone shines, but why not once more? Ginormous. This is one step below a small tablet.
Buy this phone if it’s your first non-starter Android phone. If you’re looking for the best of the best, this isn’t it. Is this phone just as good as the best of the best to the untrained years-of-experience eye? Sure it is. One gigantic Android phone for those that love entertainment right next to all day every day functionality you’ve come to expect from smartphones.

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No excuse not to own this inspiring device with its really affordable on-contract price

from PhoneArena (5 years ago)

Obviously, the HTC Inspire 4G doesn’t come off as being an innovative product that breaks down walls and barriers because we’ve seen it done already with the HTC EVO 4G. Nevertheless, it presents AT&T  customers their first taste of a high-caliber HTC device that’s sure to... More

Obviously, the HTC Inspire 4G doesn’t come off as being an innovative product that breaks down walls and barriers because we’ve seen it done already with the HTC EVO 4G. Nevertheless, it presents AT&T  customers their first taste of a high-caliber HTC device that’s sure to inspire customers with its equipped performance. And even though we’re disappointed by the so-called HSPA+ speeds it obtained in our testing, the most impressive part about the Inspire 4G is its right out of the gate on-contract pricing of $99.99. In fact, it boats plenty of value for the dollar since it’s chocked full off inspiring hardware under the hood to satisfy even the most demanding users out there. As much as we’d love to see this become common with other high-end smartphones, we know it’s simply wishful thinking at this point, but we’re sure that customers will be inspired by it nonetheless.

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9/10

A phone this good is enough to make you switch carriers

from Brighthand (5 years ago)

There's a lot to love about the HTC Inspire 4G, and I have finally found a phone that surpasses the HTC Droid Incredible as my favorite phone.The Inspire is reasonably good looking, performs astonishingly well, takes great photos, and is a dream to use, thanks to the excellent HTC Sense UI that just... More

There's a lot to love about the HTC Inspire 4G, and I have finally found a phone that surpasses the HTC Droid Incredible as my favorite phone.
The Inspire is reasonably good looking, performs astonishingly well, takes great photos, and is a dream to use, thanks to the excellent HTC Sense UI that just keeps getting better and better. I had to look hard to find anything to put in the cons section at the end of this review, but neither of those small flaws is anywhere near as bad as some of the issues I've seen on other review devices.
When you factor in the extremely reasonable sub-$100 price tag, the HTC Inspire 4G becomes a no-brainer. If you're interested in smartphone running Google's Android OS and don't want to sign a contract with Sprint or Verizon, the HTC Inspire 4G from AT&T is the best option available right now. It might even be good enough to make you switch.

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An extremely well-rounded phone

from Pocketnow (5 years ago)

Again, we're going to give AT&T the benefit of the doubt on the HSPA+ situation. It's unfortunate that we were unable to test the true capability of the Inspire 4G because we don't have access to the faster speeds, despite moving within a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia to find the enhanced c... More

Again, we're going to give AT&T the benefit of the doubt on the HSPA+ situation. It's unfortunate that we were unable to test the true capability of the Inspire 4G because we don't have access to the faster speeds, despite moving within a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia to find the enhanced connectivity.

The Inspire 4G is an extremely well-rounded phone. The screen is gorgeous, the software is well-tuned, and it is a bit "future proof" in its ability to do data speeds that are 2-3x faster than what you can get on 3G today. If you're looking for one of the best large-screen Android phones on the market today, the Inspire 4G is hard to beat.

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9/10

A very capable Android phone at an affordable price, but we wish the data speeds were faster

from Laptop Magazine (5 years ago)

The HTC Inspire 4G is certainly one of the better Android phones you can buy in this price range. For $99, you get a large display for surfing the web and watching videos, mobile hotspot capability, and a sharp camera and camcorder. And music lovers will definitely dig the SRS WOW sound. Still, we d... More

The HTC Inspire 4G is certainly one of the better Android phones you can buy in this price range. For $99, you get a large display for surfing the web and watching videos, mobile hotspot capability, and a sharp camera and camcorder. And music lovers will definitely dig the SRS WOW sound. Still, we didn't see 4G speeds in our tests, and we have a couple of complaints about the design of this handset (narrow volume rocker, annoying battery cover). Overall, though, the Inspire 4G is a good value for AT&T customers, and it will hopefully get better as the carrier continues its 4G buildout.

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6/10

The Inspire 4G's overall package was one well worth its insanely low price tag

from InfoSync (5 years ago)

At the close of our action packed quest with the Inspire 4G, we were steeped in thought, one to be exact: Apple is heading up a creek without a paddle. Well, they actually have one very popular paddle. However, it's going to be phones like the Inspire 4G with $100 price tags that are going to sway u... More

At the close of our action packed quest with the Inspire 4G, we were steeped in thought, one to be exact: Apple is heading up a creek without a paddle. Well, they actually have one very popular paddle. However, it's going to be phones like the Inspire 4G with $100 price tags that are going to sway users away from Jobs' looming Death Star.

The phone proved itself as a lightning quick roadwarrior with top-notch hardware and a highly attractive Sense UI that rivaled iOS 4. Its giant 4.3-inch screen, unconventional panel construction, and connectivity options make it a true catch. Plus, when we were in range of HSPA+ speeds, the phone was just as quick as a decent Wi-Fi connection.

Yes, the phone's camera was hit or miss, and the call sound quality could have used some refinement. However, the Inspire 4G's overall package was one well worth its insanely low price tag. 4G phones at this ability level for near pocket change are going to send the iPhone packing. Now that's truly Inspiring.

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9/10

slowly becoming unimpressed with my htc inspire

from Phonedog (4 years ago)

Pro: Big clear scren, durable, excellent camera, decent sound. Con: Battery drains way too fast, touch screen at times freezes. Using experience: 60 days 2 months into this phone. Loved it at first but now getting annoyed by a few thinhs. The battery drains fast. I have my screen brightness at it... More

Pro: Big clear scren, durable, excellent camera, decent sound. Con: Battery drains way too fast, touch screen at times freezes. Using experience: 60 days 2 months into this phone. Loved it at first but now getting annoyed by a few thinhs. The battery drains fast. I have my screen brightness at its lowest and I kill my running apps regularity. Even if I don't turn the phone on it sucks the battery. This is my main gripe, very annoying. Performance is lagging now. While browsing websites it sometimes will just freeze up. Also sometimes people will call me and it will not ring just go straight to my voice mail, but this may be my providers fault, not sure. I got a free speck case with mine n I recommend it. Without a case the phone is very hard to handle and feels slippery. The camera is awesome! This thing takes insanely great pics. It's comfortable to hold. The alarm clock is reliable. Overall a good phone if u don't mind charging it a couple times a day.

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7.4/10