Pros The phone has a large screen, opens programs quickly, makes great calls and takes awesome pictures.
Cons No kickstand like the other HTC phones, AT&T bloatware on it, not the best battery life and a better users guide would have helped.
Summary I love this phone. I researched long and hard before I settled on this one and I've been very satisfied with it. I got it yesterday and for the novice smart phone user its great. I surf the web, check my multiple email accounts, download apps and move around this phone with ease. I'm going to be installing my bluetooth headset tonight and I expect all will be good.
My only recommendation is to get a better users guide. The little piddly one in the box is ***** and should never be given out for a smart phone. Beyond that, its a sweet device.
Pros everything at first appearance seems great, especially the huge display and the ability to personalize home screens
Cons Battery life, small glitches and spottiness of reception make this a very unreliable and poor phone.
Summary First I have to admit that I am coming from using an iphone 4 with at&t in writing this review but I claim to be an open minded individual. I switched to the inspire after I had lost my iphone 4. To buy a replacement iphone would have cost me $400 and so after doing a little research I found that there was a phone that many reviews found better than the iphone - the htc inspire available for much cheaper - $200 (this should have been a clue - still have yet to heed the lesson that I've learn countless times in my life - you get what you pay for) While waiting for the Htc inspire to arrive I began bragging to my wife that I was going to have a phone better than her iphone 4. When I first unboxed the inspire I was blown away by the huge bright screen but also right away noticed the bulkiness and heaviness of the device but was still pleased with it. I fully charged the device before really getting into and playing with the phone. Once off the charger with a full charge I found it fairly easy to go through set up, get onto the android market find and download some of my favorite apps I used with the iphone like angry birds, pandora, netflix and lds scriptures (there was a glitch in doing this however -the market shutdown twice on me and said there was an unexpected error). It was fun customizing the homescreens with a mixture of apps widgets and other cool things -something I was able to show my wife and make her jealous. So this had been about about 2 hours of messing around with the phone, a combination of setting up the phone, playing with apps and watching an episode of south park on netflix through wifi and I noticed a huge problem my battery said it was at 64 percent! I continued using the phone or rather turned the phone off and put it in my pocket occasionally pulling it out for email, text or a call. Call quality was good -no complaints there. Each time I pulled the phone out I fearfully had to look at the battery status - each time I did the battery had taken huge leaps downward - not what you'd expect at all. Before I knew it the battery was in the red. The first day I had to charge the phone twice. I got online and found similar problems but fortunately they claimed to have solutions like turning down the screen brightness, getting different apps like app killer and battery monitors - In the android market place there are tons of apps for monitoring your battery and conserving your battery - at first I thought ok that's pretty cool they have so many apps to help but then i had to think back to my iphone days - i never had to give the battery a second thought and there are hardly any utility apps made to keep an eye on your battery or help with battery life. The only time my iphone ever came close to dieing on me I had used it the entire day forgot to charge it at night brought it to work the next day with me used it all day and noticed the battery was in the red at about 3pm - fortunately a coworker had a radio with an iphone/ipod hook up built in and so stuck it on that for 30 min and was good to go the rest of the day till I got home. With all the apps available to help with the battery problem none seemed to work and I found all my attention going towards these stupid apps - every time I turned on my phone I'd press on the app killer, there'd be 30 or so apps running which I have no idea how there would be so many after I had just killed them all 5 minutes previous. When I'd be out and about running errands with my wife or be in the city going places I'd pull my phone out to navigate us to somewhere we hadn't been before and the gps takes forever to work. After sitting in the car for 15 minutes trying to get the google maps app to work right gave up and reluctantly had to ask the wife to use her iphone. At the store i like to do price comparisons with scanner apps or simply doing google searches with phone - in the past this was a breeze with the iphone. Using the inspire to do this simple task took too long and so again had to ask my wife to borrow her iphone. By the end of the day out running errands my wife got sick up me asking for her phone and made me hold on to it which i was glad to do because my battery on the inspire was already in the red - wife's iphone was well above 70%. After a week of poor battery, bad gps and spotty internet reception I wanted to see if Htc customer support could help me out and they were no better then their phone - wouldn't send a new phone or give any help. To compare it to my iphone again (sorry but this is the only touchscreen smart phone i have to compare it to) - after I had my iphone 4 for a month the speaker phone sounded really crappy like the speaker had blown - see iphones aren't flawless and have problems too - BUT- and this is a huge but and the but that makes all the difference in the world! I brought it in to the apple store to the genius bar and even though I couldn't get the apple guy to hear the full problem I was hearing within 15 minutes I had a brand new Iphone 4 in my hand and I was out the door! THe apple people are great and have your back if anything is wrong with your phone! I had a friend drop and crack her screen and they replaced it free - she is a cute girl and that may be why they did it free but still they are there and able to help. So bottom line the Htc has awesome specs and in every way should be better than the iphone 4 but it simply is not when everything is said and done - It's like taking a brand new bmw off the showroom floor and comparing it to a 1980's mustang gt that some white trash dude got a hold of put a better bigger engine in put louder music system in, custom exhaust, put a "cool" body kit on, nice paint job - heck he can even have his racing stripes bigger tires, hydraulics, i don't care what ever else you want on it! it's not going to be better then the bmw even though you have all this "cool" crap that on paper may be better as a whole it just doesn't work as well. Which this comparison may go to show which kind of people may like the htc inspire over the iphone 4 - geeks who like to fiddle around and mess with or program their phone all day and hack it in all kinds of weird ways the same as you probably will find mechanic type guys who would prefer the older crappier mustang over the $80k new bmw. To each his own I guess - I'm going to stick with the guys who everyone tries to be like and copy but I'm going to wait until the iphone 5 is out to get another. Until the release I'm using my blackberry 9700 over the htc inspire
Pros 1) Huge 4.3 screen with vivid color!
2) Takes great pictures!
3) WiFi easy to setup
Cons 1) Battery life was just 5 hours with just moderate WiFi use.
2) The speakers had a VERY LOW SOUND.
3) Hard to hear a phone call.
4) Battery door is very hard to open and close.
5) Sim card/Memory Card door hard to open and close
6) Poor Design of the bac
Summary I have been an HTC fan for many years. I wanted to get the latest 4g HTC phone so I bought this phone, yets it got 4g, but the CONS of this phone had me returning the phone within 2 days! This phone in my honest opinion is the WORST design of an HTC phone ever. I later ended up with an unlocked HTC Wildfire with Android 2.1 and this phone is better made than the Inspire and I love the Wildfire although I only get 2.5G or 3g at best while I am using AT&T Data and it is fast enough for me and it is not a problem because I use WiFi most of the time.
Pros Big screen, fast, good touch response, good call quality, Android OS, can be rooted.
Cons Battery life before rooting, speaker on the back side, no front facing camera.
Summary Great phone overall. After being rooted the phone lasts all day even with excessive use. It's not as hard to do as some people make it out to be. After rooting, the phone is super fast and never lags. The screen is big, and has a great picture. Love the customization that Android allows. Even though there is no front facing camera, its not like most people use it so its not a big deal. Also even though the speaker is on the back it is still loud enough to hear. Altogether this is a great phone that I would recommend to anyone. It's easy to use, its fast, and very customizable.
Pros metal body.
Cons Battery fails overnight.
Had to bring it back for touch screen problems, failure to boot and failure to make calls.
Summary I like the feel and look of the phone, but the reliability has been so poor that I had to admit my wife's hated iPhone was the superior technology.