The Inspire is HTC’s latest Android phone and does not sell short of its quality or quantity. With an impressive array of specs and features, this behemoth is sure to turn a few heads. AT&T first venture into the 4G world appears to have been successful and here are just a few of the things that can be expected when picking up the sleek Inspire.
It is ran on the well known Android 2.2 OS along with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. 4G comes standard on the Inspire as well as the Sense user interface. Deciding not to skimp on the camera, HTC put an 8 megapixel rear facing camera on the Inspire, dangerously blurring the lines between digital camera and smart phone. The aluminum body weighs in just less than 6 ounces and mammoth screen is 4.3″ across. With 4GB of internal memory and an 8GB microSD card, storage space will never be an issue on this phone.
Once in the hands, the Inspire is just the right blend of beauty and sturdy construction. The aluminum body is a great change in a world that has come to be dominated by plastics. While a case may be necessary for those of us with butterfingers, this phone feels like it could take a few spills and keep on ticking. The hardware and software’s ergonomics are both amazing. The extra large screen makes typing out even lengthy emails a breeze, and with that amount of typing a screen protector may be a wise investment. The 8 megapixel camera has a very quick auto focus and may prompt others to leave their cameras at home.
One of the first accessories to buy is definitely going to be a kickstand or docking bay. The 480 x 800 resolution is just too good to not take advantage of. HTC developed this smart phone to be a completely mobile cinema center. This is one of the first phones featuring built-in DLNA connectivity or the ability to stream videos from the phone directly to computer monitors. This was not enough for the Inspire though, they also included the ability to stream Dolby and SRS surround sound to other devices as well.
With the 4G network slowly being implemented, a lot of potential consumers will be looking towards 4G compatibility on their next purchase. Sometimes people are forced to choose which toys they want, whether it is a new internet ready TV or that 4G phone, why not have both in the same small package? The HTC inspire was made for the media lover in all of us and AT&T was not going to rely on slapping the ’4G’ logo on and not backing it up with a great phone.