HTC Inspire 4G: Affordable and Entertaining


Overall, I was pleased with both the easy-to-use camera user interface as well as the Sense Gallery. You can sync your photos from Flickr, Facebook or load images or video via DLNA. Sadly for Picasa users, the Gallery app does not sync to Google's photo service.

The camcorder can capture up to 720p HD video. Video looked pretty good, but it is unfortunate that there's no HDMI connector so you can watch your videos on an HDTV.


The Inspire is not one of the dual core processor mega phones we saw at CES; it is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. With mobile processors getting faster and stronger, 1GHz seems a bit, well, weak. But honestly, I felt like the Inspire handled everything I threw at it speedily enough-minor YouTube hiccups aside.

I had a hard time picking up a strong HSPA+ signal (or what AT&T is calling "4G" - see our dissection of ). This wasn't too odd, though, because I have a hard time picking up a strong 3G AT&T signal in San Francisco regularly. I ran the Ookla Speedtest application in San Francisco and achieved average download speeds of 0.31 Mbps and upload speeds of 0.08. These speeds are typical of a 3G network-certainly not a 4G network. Perhaps I got these results due to a weak signal here, but so far, I'm not impressed. I will continue testing in San Francisco in places where I get more HSPA+ bars and update this review if I get faster results.