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Hands-on with the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G

HTC has been making 4.3 inch display devices for quite some time and the latest model feels great in your hand with an aluminum unibody construction. AT&T is finally getting into the Android game with good devices and $100 for the Inspire 4G is a great price.
By Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer
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The retail box is pretty compact and yet typical for AT&T devices in the orange and white box.

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When you lift up the front cover of the box you will find the Inspire 4G under the Quick Start Guide.

 

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There is not a lot included in the Inspire 4G retail box, but you will find a USB cable and A/C charger.

 

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As you can see the HTC HD7 and HTC Inspire 4G are similar devices, even though they run quite different mobile operating systems.

 

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The camera on the HTC Inspire 4G is 8 megapixel with dual LED flash.  You can also see the mono speaker is adjacent to the camera lens.

 

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I don't know how many times the bottom back cover was opened, but it is already showing signs of pulling away from the metal back.

 

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There is a long volume button on the left side of the Inspire 4G.

 

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The cover on the left side is pulled off to reveal the battery.  You simply slide the battery in and out of the side of the Inspire 4G.

 

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The bottom cover comes off completely, just like the right side cover.

 

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Underneath the bottom cover you will find the SIM card and microSD card.

 

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A mic, the microUSB port, and 3.5mm headset jack are all found along the bottom of the Inspire 4G.

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The only thing on the top is the power button.

 

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The buttons on the Inspire 4G are simply capacitive areas on the glass.

 

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This photo shows the HD7 and Inspire 4G side-by-side in hand.

 

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The HTC Inspire 4G is a rock solid device with a beautiful display.

 

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