HTC Inspire 4G Review

Posted: February 17, 2011
HTC Inspire 4G Review

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

Overall Rating

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Comments are Closed

  • TJ68

    This phone SUX! Dont waste your $$..got mine on 2/17/11 and less than 2 months and you cant send or receive phone calls, it's just dead silence on both ends. Warranty sent me a "refurbished" phone after hours on my wifes phone and repeated troubleshooting steps. Two days after I get the refurbished phone...it now only works on "speaker phone"...the battery life really SUX...not to mention that the service and reception aint worth a damn either..needless to say..I am goin to get a different phone and it damn sure aint gonna be HTC.

    Posted: May 5, 2011 11:06 AM
  • bihajdin@aol.com

    great phone cant wait to get it :D

    Posted: April 18, 2011 10:44 AM
  • coppersnake

    hahaah i love chris hardwick him and kevin make this show.
    munn used to be cool
    alison is pretty good

    Posted: March 11, 2011 3:31 AM
  • suryu

    you can't fire chris he cool but yea he did kinda put her on the spot and you know how that goes back to women sexual harrasment issues but yea i think i might get the phone

    Posted: March 10, 2011 3:58 PM
  • koolboricua

    why does the top body says $100 but then in the review it says $60? make up your mind people

    Posted: February 21, 2011 8:25 AM
  • petp

    gadget pron is the best segment on aots.
    the inspire is cool, was just playing with it at the mall. it IS kinda thick though (when compared to the iphone4), but everything on it is pretty slick. it isnt the most attractive phone though...why is it that apple seems to be the only company that knows how to make gorgeous products?

    looking forward to the atrix review

    Posted: February 20, 2011 11:43 AM
  • szir

    I love Gadget Pr0n, though it would be better if Kevin and Chris hosted it all the time (or Alison+Kevin, Alison+Chris). Or maybe a threesome hosting ?

    Posted: February 20, 2011 8:56 AM
  • SpyHunter07

    Chris = a more enjoyable Gadget Pr0n EVERY TIME. He's the best.

    Posted: February 19, 2011 8:55 PM
  • adoubrava

    Chris is awesome! That dude always cracks me up!

    Posted: February 19, 2011 9:43 AM
  • human-cannonball

    Is it just me or does Candace seem to have a better chemistry with Chris Hardwick than she does with Kevin? You can't see it as much in this segment, but I've noticed it before when Hardwick has been on.

    Posted: February 18, 2011 8:07 AM
  • Athtsak

    or maybe the Nokia G8...

    Posted: February 18, 2011 3:57 AM
  • ralphieb

    Can you guys (gadget pron/Chris Hardwick) review the Motorola Atrix...Please?

    Posted: February 17, 2011 8:55 PM