Overall feelings on your Inspire?

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  1. andrewjh07

    andrewjh07 Member

    Ive had it since launch:

    -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
    -No steve jobs telling you what you can or cannot have!

    -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.

  2. Simba501

    Simba501 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. grapeknutz

    grapeknutz Member

    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.
  4. loopy624

    loopy624 New Member

    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!
  5. shatteredfx

    shatteredfx Member

    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.
  6. MGM-Droid

    MGM-Droid Member

    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.
  7. 1bolt

    1bolt New Member

    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.
  8. Arual

    Arual Well-Known Member

    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 :)
  9. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Well-Known Member

    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)
  10. cartman308

    cartman308 Member

    LIke the phone. Hate ATT support................
  11. Arual

    Arual Well-Known Member

    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!!!
  12. jflexe99

    jflexe99 Well-Known Member

    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!
  13. Kuhns787

    Kuhns787 Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. TgeekB

    TgeekB Well-Known Member

    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?
  16. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Well-Known Member

    Short answer: Yes.

    Long answer: Yeeeeeeessss. :D
  17. Simba501

    Simba501 Well-Known Member


  18. Arual

    Arual Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. andrews317

    andrews317 Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. Simba501

    Simba501 Well-Known Member

    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.
  21. andrews317

    andrews317 Well-Known Member

    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.
  22. kb58

    kb58 Well-Known Member

    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.
  23. andrews317

    andrews317 Well-Known Member

    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.
  24. TgeekB

    TgeekB Well-Known Member

    Decided to go with the Atrix. So far, loving it.
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  25. xxkid123

    xxkid123 Well-Known Member

    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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