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Old July 12th, 2011, 01:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm guiding my girlfriend to buy an Android phone on ATT. I've been on Tmo for years with Android phones, but I do not know much about the ATT phones. I've had 2 Htc phones and been very satisfied with both. So I was immediately drawn to the Inspire on ATT for her. I know what Android can do and want a well made phone where pretty much everything is going to work when I set it up and show her how to use it. She is not very tech savvy.

So, all in all is the Inspire a good, reliable smartphone? Similar to a Nexus One or MyTouch 4g, from a reliability perspective?

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i've had my Inspire since launch and i'm glad to say this is a very reliable phone. it does as advertised, it works very well in the smart and the phone department

i consider myself an average consumer that doesn't drool (much) over the next bleeding edge technology breakthrough, so my Inspire seems to handle my everyday tasks just fine (web browsing, social media, navigtion, phone stuff)

also HTC Sense will make it much easier for her to understand the basics of android and the simple user interface is very pleasing to the eye.

my only issues with this phone is the speakerphone could have been a bit louder, and battery life left me looking for an outlet in the middle of the work day.

hope that helps a bit.
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I do occasionally drool over the newest technology, in my job I get to see, and play with, the newest phones to be released.

Im infatuated with my phone. Its the best thing ever. Its a phone, a texting machine, digital camera, handheld gaming system, GPS, handheld search engine. Anything I want to do, I can do. I think Im a HTC customer for a while.
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The Inspire would be an excellent choice. I've also had mine since launch day and it's the best phone I've used. I bought an Atrix on launch day and returned it a week later. I bought an Infuse about a month ago, and returned it a week later. The Inspire is the best android option on AT&T, hands down, imo. I think your GF will love it. My GF owned an Aria for a while, so she was turned off by the Inspire's size. She picked up an Infuse, which I think is the second best option. I've owned the Inspire longer than any other phone (5 months lol), which is amazing because I always opt to pick up the new devices to check them out and I always end up keeping the better one. It says a lot that I've held onto this device this long. Go for it.
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The inspire seems to be a great phone. Besides the speakerphone not being so hot (I solved this with bluetooth though so no biggie) and the battery life that I have learned to live with (suggestion would be to pick up a car charger and maybe a spare htc battery) I have bought 3 inspires. And each one works great and so does the gps (I came from the captivate and the gps was utterly useless on that). A lil upset that they came out with a red one after I bought my last inspire and i couldn't return it but also I decided to use an otterbox defender so again that didn't really matter. Overall a great phone.
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I've had so many phones I have lost count. Every iPhone besides iPhone 4 and the celebrated HTC EVO. The Inspire is the best android phone out there in terms of performance/value. If you look hard enough you can find this phone for FREE. That is something you will not find in comparable phones at Verizon and T-Mobile.
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thanks everyone for the input. when it comes to android phones, i tend to gravitate to the htc models. they just seem to have a better build quality and far less buggie than other brands. all your comments seem to support my thoughts.

you all seem so happy with the inspire, i might just get phone envy after she gets it. :-) i'm sure tmo has the same phone under a different name, so it might be a good trial run to finally replace my n1. i love the n1, but would just like a bigger screen.
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thanks everyone for the input. when it comes to android phones, i tend to gravitate to the htc models. they just seem to have a better build quality and far less buggie than other brands. all your comments seem to support my thoughts.

you all seem so happy with the inspire, i might just get phone envy after she gets it. :-) i'm sure tmo has the same phone under a different name, so it might be a good trial run to finally replace my n1. i love the n1, but would just like a bigger screen.
My brother has tmo and had the samsung gravity smart (just upgraded to it) I told him to get a real phone and talked him into the htc sensation (has 2.3 & a 1.2ghz processor) since it was the closest thing to my phone and he liked my inspire. He of course didn't want to pay $200 but i told him if you talk to the right people it won't be $200 he got it for $100 and $100 credit on his bill
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Over all i think it is a POS.

I am on my 5th phone and 2nd battery.

My most common issues are:
-GPS is spotty at best. Most time it will not lock.
-Daily dead phone to where it takes a battery pull to get phone to power back up.
- System lock up i get a few minutes of please wait then phone acts like it just reset.
- about once a week my phone loses its sound settings.
- Now recently charging slot and headphone jack barley hold on to the cables.

All this in a span of a few months.

I honestly don't know if i want to swap it out again or go for a atrix or a infuse
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I love it, no desire to switch to anything else. The only issue I could see someone having is battery life, but there are solutions to help manage this issue (turning off wi-fi when you are out and about, et al)

My wife has the same phone and she loves hers as well.
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I love it, no desire to switch to anything else. The only issue I could see someone having is battery life, but there are solutions to help manage this issue (turning off wi-fi when you are out and about, et al)

My wife has the same phone and she loves hers as well.
have you tried juice defender? works great on my n1.
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After coming from a Captivate I'd say that I'm very satisfied with the Inspire. Huge screen, works, and works.
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Works perfectly for me. Super fast and no issues after a little over 3 months of ownership. I'd highly recommend this phone to anyone, best phone I've ever owned...
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Over all i think it is a POS.

I am on my 5th phone and 2nd battery.

My most common issues are:
-GPS is spotty at best. Most time it will not lock.
-Daily dead phone to where it takes a battery pull to get phone to power back up.
- System lock up i get a few minutes of please wait then phone acts like it just reset.
- about once a week my phone loses its sound settings.
- Now recently charging slot and headphone jack barley hold on to the cables.

All this in a span of a few months.

I honestly don't know if i want to swap it out again or go for a atrix or a infuse
This is definitely not the norm. Especially if you're on your 5th phone and experiencing the same symptoms.

Either (A) your story is bogus or (B) you're just having a bad string of luck.

I've had my Inspire since the day before release and never experienced any of these problems.
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This is definitely not the norm. Especially if you're on your 5th phone and experiencing the same symptoms.

Either (A) your story is bogus or (B) you're just having a bad string of luck.

I've had my Inspire since the day before release and never experienced any of these problems.
What is bad is on one of the exchanges. We check a few things, we even went on speaker phone with phone support( im in a device support center) and we end up having to swap the phone that i was just swapped out for.

GPS even in clear sky's nothing around no builds just a big open field im 1200 meters accuracy(yes gps is enabled) I stared to move and it lost signal. The other day gps would not work for a full day, had reset the phone by battery reset and still would not lock. The more i think about it im wanting to go IP4 with the big push for that is due to companies are leaving android phones in the dark with apps and going strictly iphone. Dont get me wrong i love the android system and i love the inspire design just this rash of issues is turning me away.
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Over all i think it is a POS.

I am on my 5th phone and 2nd battery.

My most common issues are:
-GPS is spotty at best. Most time it will not lock.
-Daily dead phone to where it takes a battery pull to get phone to power back up.
- System lock up i get a few minutes of please wait then phone acts like it just reset.
- about once a week my phone loses its sound settings.
- Now recently charging slot and headphone jack barley hold on to the cables.

All this in a span of a few months.

I honestly don't know if i want to swap it out again or go for a atrix or a infuse
I really like my Inspire except I have the GPS issue and the volume rocker stics and if I don't notice it the screen stays on and drains the battery. I have no insurance on it so I was going to do the one year warranty exchange; unfortunately they give you a refurb phone so I am living with these two issues. Also not liking the outdoor viewing - basically can't see the screen outdoors at all (my wife's Iphone 4 is easy to read). With those items listed it is still a great phone for me.
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This is my first smartphone, so I'm a bit biased and don't have anything to compare it to, but it's been three months since I got the Inspire. I have had no problems at all and absolutely no envy of any other options out there.
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I had an iPhone 3gs and upgraded to HTC Inspire 4g. I got it for $50 from Sam's Club. Great phone so far. I had to swap mine because of the sideload update issue. Fixed that with temp root from XDA instead because the second phone still won't receive the update.

So far, I love the customization that I can do with the phone (without even rooting). I'm having a little hard time scanning the android market for good apps, I suppose because I'm not used to it yet. Also, some apps are way too expensive but I'm cheap. :-)
Anyway, just go ahead and get her one. I also bought a TPU case (cross between hard plastic and silicon case: softer than hard plastic but does not have the texture of silicon case), 3x screen protector and car charger from ebay for $3.50; bought an extra Usb-micro usb charger/data cable from dealextreme.com for $2.xx. Buying extra chargers helps with the battery issue. I can't complain much coz I play with it alot. Battery will last if you don't play with it a lot but why have a nice phone if you just want to stick it in your pocket.
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I'm guiding my girlfriend to buy an Android phone on ATT. I've been on Tmo for years with Android phones, but I do not know much about the ATT phones. I've had 2 Htc phones and been very satisfied with both. So I was immediately drawn to the Inspire on ATT for her. I know what Android can do and want a well made phone where pretty much everything is going to work when I set it up and show her how to use it. She is not very tech savvy.

So, all in all is the Inspire a good, reliable smartphone? Similar to a Nexus One or MyTouch 4g, from a reliability perspective?

thanks for any input!
First off the Inspire is absolutely the greatest phone I have ever had. For a person not so tech savvy I'd get it set up for her for sure. It's a true superphone in that it goes 100 directions seamlessly and its lightening fast but not too much at the same time. I'd try your best to use the signal everywhere she will be. I'm on my second HTC Inspire and its not having the call dropping problem yet but I haven't took it to work. As far as the rest I'm actually loving this phone... everything about it.
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I think it's the best Android on AT&T for the time being.

Great camera, nice screen and fast performance.

I'm on it a lot and don't have any battery issues with it. I sometimes think we expect too much from a battery standpoint and I find this phone every bit as good as any Android I have used.
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I am not 100% sold on it. I am on my 2nd one and it screws up a lot. Also, when sending group texts, it puts the replies in separate threads which the Iphone does not nor does Blackberry. It comes in like one conversation.
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i've had my Inspire since launch and i'm glad to say this is a very reliable phone. it does as advertised, it works very well in the smart and the phone department

i consider myself an average consumer that doesn't drool (much) over the next bleeding edge technology breakthrough, so my Inspire seems to handle my everyday tasks just fine (web browsing, social media, navigtion, phone stuff)

also HTC Sense will make it much easier for her to understand the basics of android and the simple user interface is very pleasing to the eye.

my only issues with this phone is the speakerphone could have been a bit louder, and battery life left me looking for an outlet in the middle of the work day.

hope that helps a bit.
I feel the same right now I have both the Atrix and the Inspire. The Atrix has a good battery life but the user interface on the Inspire is so much better! My only other gripe about the Inspire is when outside it is very hard to see the screen for pictures and reading stuff. I would go with the inspire and get an extra battery.
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I freakin love my Inspire. Considering how awesome it is, I'm surprised that we dont see more advertising or buzz about it from ATT. I never hear/see any radio /tv adds. *shrugs*

All I hear from ATT is them trying to push out the rest of their 3GS phones for 50 bucks a piece, claiming its the "hottest" phone on the market today. They must laugh every time someone signs up for that.
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No complaints, it does everything I ask of it... speakerphone is a bit weak, but that's it.
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Bought the Inspire 4G at launch and it has been great so far. I really like the 4.3" screen although at first I didnt think I would.
I came over to AT&T from Verizon and a Droid Incredible, so that is what I am comparing the Inspire to.
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Ive had it since launch:

Pros-
-Android, so its highly customizable, very easy to download free music from apps on the app store, as they arent screened very well
-Best android ui (HTC Sense)
-Amazon App Market! The free app of the day deals are amazing
-Nice screen
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-No steve jobs telling you what you can or cannot have!

Cons-
-Suspect GPS
-Freezes up sometimes and will take a few seconds to catch up, not as smooth as iPhone 4
-Battery is dreadful, who wants to have to charge everyday?
-No Netflix officially
-Speaker is too quiet at loudest setting

All in all I really like this phone despite its shortcomings. Would I trade for an iPhone 4? Maybe. iPhone 5? Definitely. Ive seen alot of deals to get this phone for free on 2yr renewal, so I would say it is worth it, but in my opinion, the Android platform is best suited for "tech whizzes" and an iPhone would probably be the best fit for people not technologically educated, because it just works, without having to know alot about anything.

Disclaimer- I generally hate Apple products because of Jobs, but I tried to give this phone as fair as a review as possible.
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Ive had it since launch:

Pros-
-Android, so its highly customizable, very easy to download free music from apps on the app store, as they arent screened very well
-Best android ui (HTC Sense)
-Amazon App Market! The free app of the day deals are amazing
-Nice screen
-Flash
-No steve jobs telling you what you can or cannot have!

Cons-
-Suspect GPS
-Freezes up sometimes and will take a few seconds to catch up, not as smooth as iPhone 4
-Battery is dreadful, who wants to have to charge everyday?
-No Netflix officially
-Speaker is too quiet at loudest setting

All in all I really like this phone despite its shortcomings. Would I trade for an iPhone 4? Maybe. iPhone 5? Definitely. Ive seen alot of deals to get this phone for free on 2yr renewal, so I would say it is worth it, but in my opinion, the Android platform is best suited for "tech whizzes" and an iPhone would probably be the best fit for people not technologically educated, because it just works, without having to know alot about anything.

Disclaimer- I generally hate Apple products because of Jobs, but I tried to give this phone as fair as a review as possible.
It's very difficult for a multitasking device to be as smooth as a non-multitasking device. The iPhone is able use all of its resources to run the foreground application. The battery could definitely be a lot better. Visit my profile over at XDA (here). View my signature. You'll see some helpful links on making battery life better.
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My answer is in two parts, I love the phone and the app are equal to the Iphone that I had, the phone is superior to the Iphone, however the HTC support total blows, talk about as in non support. Don't expect ant real support if you have problems.
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Hi there, got my red Inspired about 3 weeks ago and love it! Went on 2600 mile road trip, GPS, internet, message and FB worked flawlessly, and I love the WiFi automatic connection when I'm within range of a free signal. Saves tons of data usage charges! And so many apps to choose from, but you already know that. If your girlfriend doesn't mind a large phone, I'm guessing she would lovvve this one!
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I've also had mine since launch.. and I want to say overall it is a great phone and everything. Solid, build very sleek design and overall easy of use. I myself have no problem with it thus far. I also got an extended battery for it from Powercell on Amazon my ex girlfriend ordered it for me as a birthday present and since, I got it now rooted just recently I have my battery while quite a good time and it is overall a great phone. Couple of months ago I bought the iPhone at full retail I returned it within three days of purchase and kept the Inspire since, then. It was, a long story why, I bought the iPhone it was the stupidest mistake I have done in my life. I am glad I learned from it and it really made me realize a lot of more things, (long story).... anyways overall this Inspire is a great and solid built phone I plan on having it a while. Right, now I don't see myself upgrading till maybe when the whole LTE rolls out for att till then I can be content with the phone.
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had mine for two weeks ago and have about 30 apps loaded on it and this is one fine, responsive machine. So glad I got it.
BTW, got my red Inspire at Target for $29.95 with two year extension on service.
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Well I'm digging mine I took a HTC thunderbolt back to Verizon after a few weeks due to issues and this one is just night and day. The TB rebooted turned itself off and randomly decided that it didn't have internet (data signal) in the middle of -70db 4G big city signal (rebooting unstuck this every time.

So far the Inspire is stable fast rock solid and the screen is far more slick and responsive.
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I read often the complaints about the screen in daylight and the speaker phone, both not being up to par... not being able to see the screen in the day and the speakerphone being weak/low/etc. Im just wondering a little about this because I sat outside all day today, in the desert heat (eek!) and surfed the web and texted with my college kiddo, with no issues about the screen. I also made 4 calls, had them all on speaker... it was loud and perfect. The only thing that was slightly annoying was the delay transferring from handset to speaker when I first put it to speaker... but once its on speaker, it was fine.

Am I misunderstanding the issues about the screen and the speaker phone?
Speaker phone is realllllly important to me (I know I can do bluetooth but i honestly hate them, lol), so Im really interested in this issue :-)
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I read often the complaints about the screen in daylight and the speaker phone, both not being up to par... not being able to see the screen in the day and the speakerphone being weak/low/etc. Im just wondering a little about this because I sat outside all day today, in the desert heat (eek!) and surfed the web and texted with my college kiddo, with no issues about the screen. I also made 4 calls, had them all on speaker... it was loud and perfect. The only thing that was slightly annoying was the delay transferring from handset to speaker when I first put it to speaker... but once its on speaker, it was fine.

Am I misunderstanding the issues about the screen and the speaker phone?
Speaker phone is realllllly important to me (I know I can do bluetooth but i honestly hate them, lol), so Im really interested in this issue :-)
The issue with the screen is that when you dim it to help save battery pretty much anything below 100% is kinda difficult to read.

The speakerphone issue for me is that it does suck when compared to my other phones. Some say it's tolerable others say it's just fine. So maybe if someone is going from a phone with an excellent speakerphone to this there might be a noticeable difference. But i solved this by getting a Plantronics k100 (yes it's bluetooth, but it's a bluetooth speakerphone not headset)
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LIke the phone. Hate ATT support................
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The issue with the screen is that when you dim it to help save battery pretty much anything below 100% is kinda difficult to read.

The speakerphone issue for me is that it does suck when compared to my other phones. Some say it's tolerable others say it's just fine. So maybe if someone is going from a phone with an excellent speakerphone to this there might be a noticeable difference. But i solved this by getting a Plantronics k100 (yes it's bluetooth, but it's a bluetooth speakerphone not headset)
Ahh okay, gotcha. I do have my brightness turned way down to help save on the batt, I'll try again today (I turned it down this morning) and see how it goes, I have a feeling it wont be gooooood. lol

I am such a newb, I haven't ever heard of a bluetooth speakerphone, only headset (which I hate). Hmmmmm! So if mine ends up not being satisfactory, I suppose I have options to remedy it. My speaker on my other phone was gosh awful... GOSH AWFUL!!! Maybe this is why I love my speaker phone on my Inspire. LOL!!!
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To put it simply...of all the smartphones I owned...this one is the best. I have had it for a good 8 months and still LOVE IT!
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I love the inspire and have tried a few others but keep coming back to it. I just wish it fit in my pocket better but I can live with that.
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Always loved it, but now that I have Gingerbread (2.3.3) on it. I love it even more!

This thing got a major performance upgrade with Gingerbread, it flies! Plus the new drop down notification menu is even better with the addition of quick notifications.
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Do those who own the Inspire think it's still a good phone to purchase at the present time? I know there are some new phones coming out but I really like HTC. Will it be a good phone for another couple years?
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Short answer: Yes.

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The issue with the screen is that when you dim it to help save battery pretty much anything below 100% is kinda difficult to read.

The speakerphone issue for me is that it does suck when compared to my other phones. Some say it's tolerable others say it's just fine. So maybe if someone is going from a phone with an excellent speakerphone to this there might be a noticeable difference. But i solved this by getting a Plantronics k100 (yes it's bluetooth, but it's a bluetooth speakerphone not headset)
I have now learned exactly why many complain about the screen in daylight not being visible.... I found myself tucking my phone UNDER my shirt and looking down into my shirt to be able to see my phone! ahhhhh hahahahaha.... wow.
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Today I had the oportunity to hold in my hands my HTC Inspire and a friends Samsung Galaxy S. The Galaxy felt like a toy, very light. The Inspire definitely has a better construction feeling. With the UI I am very happy, the overall usage of the phone is great. The only thing of course would be the battery life, but I kind of knew this issue because I read a lot on forums and I got prepared with a charger at home, at the office and the car charger.
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Today I had the oportunity to hold in my hands my HTC Inspire and a friends Samsung Galaxy S. The Galaxy felt like a toy, very light. The Inspire definitely has a better construction feeling. With the UI I am very happy, the overall usage of the phone is great. The only thing of course would be the battery life, but I kind of knew this issue because I read a lot on forums and I got prepared with a charger at home, at the office and the car charger.
I actually like the feel of the Galaxy S (Captivate, to be specific. Never held any of the other versions). I thought the build quality felt excellent, with it's metal back plating. I liked the thinness and weight, and it still felt solid to me. If I could make the perfect phone, I'd put the Inspire (software & RAM) inside the Captivate's externals (and leave its 2GB of application memory). That's just me. I think I am in the minority. I think the Inspire feels too bulky, in comparison, sometimes. That being said, I still think the Inspire is the best Android device available on AT&T, I'm just not a huge fan of its build style.
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I actually like the feel of the Galaxy S (Captivate, to be specific. Never held any of the other versions). I thought the build quality felt excellent, with it's metal back plating. I liked the thinness and weight, and it still felt solid to me. If I could make the perfect phone, I'd put the Inspire (software & RAM) inside the Captivate's externals (and leave its 2GB of application memory). That's just me. I think I am in the minority. I think the Inspire feels too bulky, in comparison, sometimes. That being said, I still think the Inspire is the best Android device available on AT&T, I'm just not a huge fan of its build style.
As you said, it depends on everyone's preferences. For example a few years ago I got a Nokia E63. After a few weeks I had the chance to hold a Nokia E71, which has almost the same specs as the E63 but build out of metal. I sold my E63 yo get the E71. I loved the solid built feeling. Same case with the Inspire.
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This is my first Android phone after a BlackBerry Bold, having bought the Inspire the week it came out. The transition was about as expected, love the screen, the keyboard took some learning, and Android is about "as expected."

Many of the apps are not well-polished and much of the code feels like it's 98% there, but with no intention of pushing to get that last 2%. As a result the sw feels like a prototype that's ready for production... right after they clean up the code, but never did. Even compared to the Bold I've had to do more hard reset (pulling the battery) in 6 months than I did with the Bold in 2 years.

I wouldn't go back to the Bold, but so far, Android is proving to be as expected, with slighly-flakey code. It's funny to picture how Android code is developed versus Apple. With Apple I picture a bunch of programmers constantly monitored by prison guards, who, as a result, hammer code into virtually bug-free apps, or the beatings continue until moral improves. Android... is a bunch of monkeys hammering away at keyboards. Eventually through random chance, they'll come up with something that works "pretty well" but is forever buggy.

That said, I've never owned an iPhone and don't plan to, but suspect their sw is rock-solid.
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4th day with my Inspire. HTC Sense got me in love. When I purchased the phone on Amazon (I live out of the US) I was planning to try it for a few weeks and sell it to get maybe an Atrix if I had problems with the battery. I am definitely having problems with the battery because I'm out of home almost 16 hours a day and the max i've got till now of my battery is 12 hours. Even with this battery problems, I think I'm keeping it because its just fun to have it. I even enjoy unlocking it just to check the actual battery percent XD.
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Decided to go with the Atrix. So far, loving it.
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used mine for about 4 months, no problems at all. battery life is a little so so, but the new update to gingerbread seems to have solved that. for the price it's great (i got mine for 50 dollars, no activation fee, and taxed only on the list price).
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