Specs summary


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


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


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

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

4 GB

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


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1230 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 15.5 days standby time, 360 minutes (2G).

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 

Reviews summary

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.

Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

Digital Trends

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

from Digital Trends
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... Full review

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

from IntoMobile

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... Full review


The large display makes browsing and media viewing an absolute pleasure

from MobileBurn

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 net... Full review

Android Central

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

from Android Central

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.... Full review

Android Community

One gigantic Android phone

from Android Community

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 a... Full review


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

from PhoneArena

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... Full review


A phone this good is enough to make you switch carriers

from Brighthand

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-... Full review


An extremely well-rounded phone

from Pocketnow

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-... Full review

Laptop Magazine

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

from Laptop Magazine

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.<... Full review


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

from InfoSync

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. P... Full review


slowly becoming unimpressed with my htc inspire

from Phonedog
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. Less

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Full Specs

Release date February 13, 2011
Regions available USA, Asia, Europe
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8255 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
RAM 768 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.899 W/kg
Body: 1.21 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1230 mAh
Removable Battery Unknown
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
360 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 15.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black, Brown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.9 x 1.2 cm
(4.8 x 2.7 x 0.5 in)
Weight 164 grams
(5.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging
Video Recording Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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