Inspire or Infuse?
I am not one to run out and get the newest phones. I like to find a good one and keep it until it craps out. Well, my 5+ year old BB Curve is on it's way. I can probably get about another year out of it until it is done for good. I thought with the new 4G phones coming this would be the best time to upgrade - but I am lost. I am going between the HTC Inspire and the Samsung Infuse. All this talk of HSPA+ and LTE and hummingbird and snapdragon is making my head hurt! Any thoughts would be appreciated!
- 02-03-2011, 04:34 PM #2
Just a thought about that
IMO, it all comes down to interface. HTC has Sense, Samsung has Touchwiz. Personally I prefer Sense over Touchwiz. Everyone is different but I would take the Inspire for HTCSense. Good luck in your choice as it is ultimately up to you. May you get many years of use out of either pick.
- 02-03-2011, 06:00 PM #3
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- 02-03-2011, 08:50 PM #5Windows Phone:Lumia 920, 822
Android: Nexus 4, Galaxy note 2
iOS: iPhone 5
Tablets: None Want a surface pro
OS used: Work(windows 7 will be updating soon) Home 15" Macbookpro running 10.8.4 dual booting Ubuntu
- 02-03-2011, 08:54 PM #6
- 02-04-2011, 01:01 AM #7
I have owned Motorola's in the past and have never really liked them. I also take a lot of pictures with my phone and the camera on the Atrix is only 5 mp - I also personally like the bigger screens.
After more research I am not sure if I should just wait until the LTE phones are released - I don't use data now since my phone is really only capable of e-mail - so speed wise I am at a loss as I have nothing to compare with.
- 02-04-2011, 01:54 PM #9
- 02-04-2011, 02:43 PM #10
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I look at all of the Samsung Galaxy S users that are not even updated to 2.2 yet and have to say I will probably stay away from Samsung products because they are so slow to update. I am sure they want to blame it on carriers but the fact is not one of the carriers in the US have upgraded a Galaxy S phone yet even though samsung is already making a phone with 2.3 on it. (Nexux S) All this being said, the super AMOLED screen is gorgeous on the current Samsung phones and would only be better if it were bigger but 4.5 is really getting a bit big to shove in the pocket.
- 02-04-2011, 05:12 PM #11
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- 02-09-2011, 08:05 PM #14
I am debating this as well! Any help would be great! I have a Blackberry Bold 9700 now and I am ready to move over into Droid world. My Blackberry is a piece of crap.
I use my phone primarily for e-mail, apps like Facebook, Twitter, my calendar and will be using it for better apps come switching to Droid. I'm worried the infuse's screen will be too big for my back pocket, where I primarily keep my phone. I heard HTC is just a better brand regardless.
- 02-10-2011, 07:09 AM #15
The Inspire using Sense 2.0 has a dedicated 'friend stream' which is fuses facebook and twitter. Makes it really nice and streamlined to check whats going on. 4.3 is a big screen, but sometimes its nice when you are trying to type using the onscreen keyboard, especially coming from a BB. I think this is a good advice to choose for you. Go to the ATT store and play with it on Sunday. See if you don't agree
- 06-05-2011, 09:15 PM #16
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Screen size and interface aside, the Infuse trumps the HTC Inspire. I've had time with both of these devices. The super AMOLED screen on the Infuse is simply brilliant. It makes the HTC Inspire look washed out. I am a female with small hands and the size of the device isn't too big for me. Also, the Infuse feels more responsive and faster. I say, go out to AT&T and hold them side by side.
- 06-05-2011, 09:39 PM #17
- 06-05-2011, 09:54 PM #18
Doesn't matter how much ram something has if it doesn't utilize it properly. That being said, I had the inspire for a few months and just got the infuse now and I must say the infuse is hands down more responsive and faster. I can noticeably tell that the infuse is more snappier. As for the build quality, I had an old Samsung clamshell phone that my parent now uses and its been going for at least 5 or so years now. Still ticking. Yes this phone is a little bigger and I am not a big guy but it works for me and doesn't feel too cumbersome. It is also much much lighter than the inspire and very thin! So it doesn't feel as big as it is. As for touchwiz and sense. They both have their perks. I honestly don't see what the fuss is about touchwiz as I have not had a problem with it.
One last thing...the screen is amazing. Puts any other screen to shame and is gorgeous. I can't say enough good things about it. I have also got at almost double the battery life on this infuse versus the inspire that I'd have to charge at least twice a day. Great phone.
Sent from da infuse mon!
- 06-06-2011, 10:39 AM #19
I went to an AT&T store over the weekend to get a Speck Candy Shell case for my inspire and while I was there I played around with an Infuse. I will agree that the device is much snappier than my Inspire.
The screen on the Infuse is GORGEOUS and put my Inspire's screen to shame. It is also amazing how light and how thin the Infuse is in comparison to the Inspire. I was also impressed that the devices are about the same width with the Infuse being slightly longer.
To the people posting before about the Captivate owners being stuck without Froyo I think there are 2 contributing factors to this. 1 was AT&T's exclusivity with Apple and making sure apple customers were happy since it was such a LARGE client base, and 2 AT&T and Samsung probably pushed it off because of the Infuse. Now that the iPhone exclusivity is over I think AT&T will put more resources in to keeping their Android customers happy starting with the Infuse allowing no market apps. I think they'll be much more timely with updates for all android phones from here on out, but only time will tell.
The touchwiz is a little ugly and has weird icons rather than the normal icons, and I dislike the iOS style side to side swiping in the applications menu, but all of those issues i think would be solved with a new launcher.
I'm very happy with my Inspire but I left that store thinking I should have waited the few months to get the Infuse.
- 06-06-2011, 06:57 PM #20
- 06-07-2011, 01:23 PM #21
Not to discourage you from getting an inspire or infuse (inspire > infuse lol) -- just wanted to let you know, if you were unaware, that RIM is launching a new BlackBerry bold 9900 that is actually more powerful than the inspire technically with a 1.2 processor (inspire has 1ghz)