The HTC Inspire 4G smartphone comes with a giant 4.3" touch screen, Android 2.2 and an 8 megapixel camera with HD video recording. Chris Hardwick and Candace Bailey find out how inspiring this smartphone can truly be, especially with its $60 price tag with a contract.
What You Need to Know
- This is one of the slimmer phones we've seen with an oversized screen.
- It’s a little thinner than the EVO (though the camera kind of sticks out on the side), and a little lighter.
- If you've used an EVO or any other HTC phone with Android, you'll know how to use this and it's just as fluid and fast as any other Android phone.
- Tapping, scrolling, and swiping is responsive, and of course, you can pinch and zoom.
- It's got HTC Sense widgets like news feeds, social media streams, and universal contacts, and it has more of a personalized feel.
- We also like how the notification tray has recent apps.
- This is one of the fastest Android phones we've used, and it'll tear through the most important apps.
- The camera is really good; pictures are detailed and clear in normal light, they look good in low light, and the flash doesn't blow out your subject.
- You can also put different effects on pictures like distortion, negative, and vignette, which is something we haven't seen before.
- Video also looks good, and you can record in 720p.
- AT&T has upgraded most of their network to 4G already, and this phone can take advantage of that, although speeds aren't quite as fast as we want them to be.
- In our tests, Sprint's and Verizon's 4G were faster than AT&T’s by about 3 or 4 megabits.
- At least it's ready for the next generation of mobile broadband, though.
- $60 with a contract on Amazon Wireless.
- 5 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
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