Inspire - Bugs, Issues, Quirks, Other Complaints?


  1. Donatron

    Donatron Well-Known Member

    The Inspire is basically a rebranded Desire HD, correct? So we should already have an idea of what issues to expect with the Inspire. I know that with the Captivate, we were already aware that it would have issues with the RFS filesystem and GPS (although, I chose to ignore these warnings. Stupid me).

    So what issues do we already know about? I'm assuming short battery life is probably one of them?

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  2. Allenfx

    Allenfx Well-Known Member

    Yes. Its way too awesome for the asking price, i think they should remove it from the market.
  3. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Well-Known Member

    I'm at work, with three of my current smartphones on my desk as usual. Two are Android.

    There is a BIG VOID, where the Inspire should be. Now THAT is a serious problem :)

    One that I will be resolving on a Sunday, very soon.
  4. Chapp1e

    Chapp1e Well-Known Member

    If I'm honest, the battery door and volume rocker are annoyances. Wouldn't call them "issues" but definitely something you wont be able to avoid as an owner.
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  5. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^^^^lol
  6. Donatron

    Donatron Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I was waiting for the first helpful, non-fanboish response. I started doing some digging in the DHD forum. Looks like there's an issue with SMS. Half the time, there's no notification of a new message. So in order to check for new messages, you need to open up the app and see for yourself. Also, it appears that the phone will randomly delete all your messages as well. Those seem to be pretty big issues.

    Also, the speaker is apparently horrendous. As one person put it, "I could fart in an empty bean can and produce a sweeter sound than the [Desire] HD, it's shockingly bad".
  7. Chapp1e

    Chapp1e Well-Known Member

    Looks like this is where the inspire differs, as innitial reports haven't mentioned any of those issues, and I believe the Inspire has fixed the SMS issue.
  8. Allenfx

    Allenfx Well-Known Member

    The SMS issue would be a terrible pita. I have seen rooted phones randomly delete texts/media etc due to the beta nature of ROMs, but never a stock one, (that sucks).

    Have not heard of anything like that on the inspire.

    Sorry for my "fanboy" response, was just trying to inject some humor

    So far the only other concern is a slightly shorter than normal battery life but it seems this concern is largely overblown as an issue.

    Since the inspire is an evolutionary step rather than a revolutionary step..you can expect it to be nearly 100% bug free, which is one of the reasons i am buying in.

    I really try to avoid new products. The first iphone was horrible, the 3g was not great, the new mustang 5.0 has a rattling sound and a weak clutch, my 08 versa had a bad transmission, everything on my 05 durang thats electronic has been replaced...

    Bottom line..i expect the motorla atrix to be a bloody mess, stay away from fresh products if you are a reliability nut.

    The inspire will offer GREAT performance with very little teeth cutting bugs (or at least thats my prediciton).

    PS, the battery door is hard to open (its a "new design")..not exactly "The British are coming" level panic inducing to me...
  9. lsutigers03

    lsutigers03 Well-Known Member

    Is anyone worried about the battery? I see this phone as being similar to the EVO which has a bigger battery and from what I've heard suffers from horrid battery life. I was ready to show up at Best Buy Sunday morning to get the Inspire but now I find myself being pulled back to the Atrix. Maybe I just need to get it in my hands.
  10. Allenfx

    Allenfx Well-Known Member


    For the 56th bloody time!!!!!

    The Evos cpu is .65nm and the inspires cpu is .45nm.

    Smaller die=less power usage.....FACT.

    You are looking at an efficiency increase in the neighborhood of 20% with that die shrink.

    Bottom line...both phones probably have about the same usage per charge.


    Also we are seeing reviews where people are TRYING to kill the phone and it takes over 8 hours to do so..other using it for up to 12..and some light users going home at the end of the day with 50% of their battery still intact.
  11. kimtyson

    kimtyson Well-Known Member

    I am waiting for the phone to actually be released before I start finding things wrong with it.
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  12. Chapp1e

    Chapp1e Well-Known Member

    Evo = a 65nm processor, where as the Inspire runs on a 45nm processor. That makes it MUCH more efficient, while at the same time being more powerful.

    This thing is probably going to give you 9-12hrs of battery life depending on how you use it, and if you are very moderate, probably more.
  13. Donatron

    Donatron Well-Known Member

    If you're buying the phone from Best Buy, then don't worry about possibly wanting to go with the Atrix instead. Best Buy has a 30-day policy, with no restocking fee. So if you decided that you'd rather get the Atrix instead, just bring in the phone and do an exchange. I did this when I swapped my Aria for the Captivate.
  14. forddna

    forddna Well-Known Member

    Please list anything you don't like about your Inspire here. Anything at all, whether it's a bug or just a personal preference. Thank you.
  15. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Well-Known Member

    I wish mine was red :)

    But really I wish the speakerphone was better. And I would have liked a multi color notification led. I can deal with the battery
  16. karnblack

    karnblack Active Member

    Yeah, the speaker is on the back side of the phone so when I'm watching a video or using the speakerphone everyone else in the room can hear it better than I can. I find that if I cup my hand over the backside of the phone and kinda direct the sound towards me I can hear it a lot better. That's the most annoying thing about the phone to me.

    Battery life is fine for me since I have access to chargers everywhere including my car. Problems with the battery cover and sim cover don't matter to me because I use a case. I haven't gotten the official sideloading update yet, but that doesn't matter to me since I enabled it using the temporary root method.

    I just love the customization aspect of the Android OS. I don't feel like I'm in a walled garden like I do on iOS. It seems like anything I can think of can be done on my phone especially since I found the Corona SDK. :)
  17. Inspire4

    Inspire4 Well-Known Member

    Higher res screen. In bright sunlight it becomes real hard to see.
  18. akaivyleaf

    akaivyleaf Well-Known Member

    Better sound.... Playing music, the speaker, ringtone volume.
  19. AvengerBB

    AvengerBB Well-Known Member

    I get a ridiculous amount of dropped calls, but don't see that anyone else seems to. Going to call AT&T tomorrow.
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  20. StandingCow

    StandingCow Well-Known Member

    Only complains here are the speaker on the back and the bad quality speakerphone.. but the only time the speakerphone quality bugs me is in the car.. but I got a bluetooth speaker so that doesn't matter.
  21. rocknevious

    rocknevious Member

    Two things:

    1) [As mentioned] Speakerphone is a little low, and the speaker isn't exactly great for listening to anything (easily solved with headphones though).

    2) My phone isn't here right now because I dropped it and cracked the screen, so its off at HTC being repaired.
  22. mlstein

    mlstein Member

    Screen resolution is fine for me, but the only way my son's Samsung Captivate beats the Inspire is the intensity of the screen. The Inspire's hard to read in sunlight even with brightness turned all the way up. Other than that it's a peach.
  23. forddna

    forddna Well-Known Member

    You cracked gorilla glass? Musta been one heck of a fall. I've dropped my epic with gorilla glass on concrete several times. I won't buy a phone without it bc I'm such a clutz. lol
  24. Inspire4

    Inspire4 Well-Known Member

    Seems that gorilla glass wasn't the indestructible glass it was marketed as. The Dell Streak has gorilla glas and I've read about many of those cracking and then you have the back and front on the iPhone 4 with it.
  25. forddna

    forddna Well-Known Member

    Probably depends on how it's encased in the phone itself, and also how it lands on the surface. I don't use a case or screen protector at all, and like I said, I've dropped it onto concrete several times when getting out of my truck. I have only extremely tiny scratches that you can't even see except at certain angles and only if it's a very light/white background on the screen.

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