The HTC Inspire was released on February 13th 2011. It is considered largest smartphones in terms of screen size as well as physical dimension.
The Inspire is available in black as well as brown and red. It is 4.84 inches in length, 2.68 inches in width, and 0.46 inches thick. Other recent HTC devices tend to be slim and long, however the Inspire is almost the opposite. It is quite a bit thicker than the average HTC smartphone. It weighs almost 164 ounces which is quite above the average weight of a smart phone. The main screen covers most of the face of the phone. There are four capacitive buttons towards the bottom of the phone. These buttons are quick buttons that take the user to the home screen, the menu, the previous page, or to the search bar. The device almost looks as if there is a protective casing around the screen, but that’s just the way the phone made. There is a volume toggle switch on the left side of the device; there is nothing on the right side of the screen. Located on the top of the phone is a power/lock button. The back of the phone is quite bare, except for the camera and the flash.
The HTC Inspire is 4.3 inch S-LCD capacitive touch screen. This high quality screen has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The capacitive touch screen is easy to type on and is highly responsive. It is a multi-touch display screen, which is aimed to please the mobile gamer as well as the avid texter. Nothing is more frustrating than having to press buttons over again because the screen is not receptive enough, or you type too quickly. This phone makes it so you will never have that problem. The phone also has a light sensor that, when set to auto-brightness, adjusts the screens brightness based on that of the external environment. The device has a proximity sensor as well. The screen is protected by a scratch and smudge resistant Gorilla glass.
The Inspire runs a 1000 MHz single core snapdragon MSM 8255 processor. It also comes preloaded with Android 2.2 Froyo OS. This is not Android’s most recent operating system, but it is most likely upgraded to it. The phone is also equipped with a compass, accelerometer, as well as an internal GPS antenna.
The camera on this device is 8 megapixels, the same MP that the average digital camera has. So really the Inspire is a combination of both a phone and a real digital camera. The device has an LED flash and it is able to auto-focus. Some of its features include face detection, geo-tagging, as well as many scene effects. The camera can also capture videos. It has the capacity to capture high definition videos at 1280 x 720 pixels.
The HTC Inspire is equipped with a 1230mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery. Reviewers claim that they have been able to get at least 6 hours of talk time in with the device. Furthermore, it can withstand 372 hours of standby.