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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tmullins23, May 18, 2011.

  1. tmullins23

    tmullins23 Newbie
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    Thinking about it.... anyone else?

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  2. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    I'd be interested in why?

    What are _your_ pros and cons with the Inspire?

    I'll be getting an Infuse soon to add to my inventory of phones, just because I want a larger display.

    Or if you must know, I'm a Android addict.. ha..ha..ha...

    Sent via Samsung Galaxy S II using Swype
  3. tmullins23

    tmullins23 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well I currently have both phones in my possession. My inspire 4g is running on Coredroid 6.5 (Gingerbread 2.3.4), leedroid custom rom. I'm hitting around 2900 on benchmarks. - Thats the good.

    The bad - I've flashed multiple radios and can't seem to find one that provides superb call quality. I look for crystal clear, no echo, no static etc... When scrolling for example on phandroid / phone section, it seems the scrolling is not smooth. Web browsing has some choppiness when scrolling. I can't seem to keep a strong signal. I've also edited the build.prop files to enable hsupa and i'm averaging 3.9mb download and 1.5 upload. - WHich is great. But still, the call signal hovers around 1-2 bars and i've even seen the phone drop down to the edge network. - Even on the stock rom.

    The infuse: Amazing Screen quality!!! Battery life seems much better then the inspire. At least the stock inspire. The phone scrolls smoother then my iphone4.

    The bad - $549 bucks. lol - I can sell my inspire for around 350 and make most of the cash back.

    Do I keep the infuse, sell the inspire or return the infuse and wait for the sgs2.
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  4. Rockinfigs

    Rockinfigs Android Enthusiast

    I have both phones..i originally came from an atrix which sucked big time..anyways i love my inspire..i love everything about it..one of my top best phones..few bads about the inspire are the speakerphone and call quality and the screen under sunlight..not the best..but besides that i have no other gripe..phone is responsive, fast, no lag at all.

    I got the infuse when it came out and here are my thoughts. battery is better but the inspire battery wasnt bad either..screen awesome..it is big but manageable. its smooth and quick..ive had few episodes of showing lagginess but for the msot part its fast..screen under sun awesome..call quality and speakerphone awesome..but the signal is jumpy on my phone ..along with the wifi at my house..it shows like 1-2 bars when my inspire had 4 wifi bars.

    also sense ui is much better, stock email on htc blows away samsung..no group contacts on infuse. Also i was using google maps on samsung and it froze on me.had to take battery out to restart.

    so not sure which one i like yet..im using the infuse out for now but i will decide later. i will also update pros n cons
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  5. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    First of all, Thanks to both of you for the detailed responses :)

    I am glad to hear your report about the great display quality on the Infuse, I'm not sure why some of the reviews have claimed that it's pixelated with text and some images. But I always try and remember it's just one persons opinion and they have to find something on every phone to complain of cause that's what reviewers do.

    As far as which one to keep, ha..ha..ha... I'm the guiltiest on the planet, as I rarely sell any of my phones unless they are really dreadful, and I haven't had a dreadful Android yet.

    Plus I like to use each for a few weeks, after I first buy them, get em all setup to my liking and then rotate a phone every few days. Then when I return to a particular phone it's like it's fresh and new again. Just adds to the fun.

    I certainly agree with your take on the Inspire, I've been very impressed with mine and enjoy it a lot.

    Would you be so kind, as to elaborate on the "signal being jumpy" on your Infuse?

    I'm not sure I understand what you mean. For example I have a few phones that the indicator is quite erratic, yet the phone reception and function is great so I simply ignore the signal strength indicator.

    Just an interesting side note to share.

    I have had my Samsung Galaxy S2 for a few days now and if it had a 4.5" display it would be so close to perfect it scares me.

    Why... cause if I had the perfect phone that would ruin everything ....ha..ha...ha...

    Cheers, and thanks again for your timely responses. :)
  6. chgachet

    chgachet Newbie

    the only reason as to why I am parking my inspire right now, :mad: is because I want to try the infuse. I love my inspire, but the screen in the infuse is superb, I got it last Sunday and so far the biggest complaint I have is that as soon as I walk into my house to my home network, I have to set up the wifi manually, it does not do it automatically, the inspire connects as soon as I am opening the garage. I have 25 + days to play with the infuse, and decide, but call quality, speaker phone, colors are great...I will hate to give it up just because it does not connect right away to the wifi.
  7. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    The more I read about this phone the more eager I am to pick one up. I'm not really going to care if there are little bugs or annoyances here or there, as I will optimize it to my liking anyway.

    The number one reason I'm buying this phone is for the great 4.5" display :)
  8. strodda

    strodda Android Enthusiast

    i thought about it for about 5 minutes. then i did it. luckily i had just renewed my contract last week. so all i had to do was wipe the inspire clean of all traces of being rooted, throw it in the box, pay the difference and walk out with a brand spankin new amazing infuse.

    i didnt do a lot of testing with the inspire, but from what ive experienced, everything is better about the infuse... minus the size. but thats the price you gotta pay to have a beautifully big phone.

    i read a few talking about jumpiness or lack of ability to connect to home networks. i personally have none of those issues. there hasnt been a single glitch with my phone yet.





    super clean screen. guess thats what the "plus" gets you.

    awesome 3g speeds
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  9. Rockinfigs

    Rockinfigs Android Enthusiast

    the signal that shows on the infuse compared to the inspire is less..the phone works perfectly with calls and everything but it shows less signal where the inspire will show more bars..same thing with wifi signal..but like you said maybe i should ignore what im seeing since it works.
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  10. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    Yes, that's what I'd do is ignore it. Especially since all is well.

    Use it, enjoy it, and celebrate that big gorgeous screen. :)
  11. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    Greetings and Welcome to the Forum.

    Thanks for the great pics. Viewing them on my phone its hard to tell if that is a case on it. If so what brand and model?

    Glad to hear your having a great experience. I've had loads of fun with all one can do with Android phones.

    Cheers :)

    Sent via Galaxy S II using Swype
  12. tmullins23

    tmullins23 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well I used the phone for about a week and decide to return it. I'm actually missing the nice screen now and might have to go buy it back.... ugh....

    The inspire doesn't compare to the smoothness of the infuse.
  13. acp

    acp Android Expert

    is that a winmo7 skin??
  14. madizms

    madizms Lurker

    after owning an iphone for 3 years I picked up the inspire 35 days ago... at first i was missing the resolution, gps, and video features of my jailbroken iphone4 but that is now a thing of the past. i feel like i have the best of both worlds with the infuse. i picked it up on the 29th day of my 30 day return policy and plan on keeping this one. it
    feels great in my hand and comfortable in my pocket.
  15. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    that s school you have windows phone 7 ui on your phone :)
  16. rjan22

    rjan22 Newbie

    To all who own an Samsung Infuse check out xda-developers.c
  17. strodda

    strodda Android Enthusiast

    I hadn't checked this thread for a week, but to answer your questions my phone is running the launcher7 app and the case is a casemate "barely there"
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  18. vw2xb

    vw2xb Lurker

    As much as I liked my Inspire, the battery life was a big disappointment to me. Coming from an iPhone 4, the screen wasn't as crisp and sharp as I would have liked either. Seeing the touchscreen dot things was also a turn off. I have switched over to the Infuse and will never look back. I paid full retail ($549) and I think it's worth it. I will make some of the money up by selling the Inspire. I've had it a couple days and I love everything about it. The screen is awesome, better battery life. The only thing I miss is Sense UI.

    I'd say go for it.

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