HTC Inspire 4G vs Samsung Galaxy S 4G – Full Specs Compared
With the interest of the people shifting towards 4G from 3G as services pick up in this segment, manufacturers have geared up to make handsets that meet the aspirations of the people to attain the objective of being the leader of the pack. HTC and Samsung are two well entrenched players in 4G segment that have launched their latest 4G models called Inspire 4G and Galaxy S 4G respectively. Both are high end smartphones loaded with features. It is tempting to make a fair comparison between these two stunning mobiles so as to see the differences, if any, and the handset that deserves to take the cake.
HTC Inspire 4G
HTC has developed excellence in making larger than life handsets, and with their EVO and Thunderbolt having tasted enormous success already, the company has come up trumps with another winner from its stable. Called Inspire 4G, the smartphone is a delight for the consumers as it is available for AT&T for just $99.99 with a contract, making it extremely attractive gadget for the end users.
Inspire 4G is inspired by company’s earlier Desire HD. Rather it would be correct to call Inspire a carbon copy of Desire HD, made specifically for the consumers in US. Whatever, it has got an attractive uni aluminum body and is thin enough to lure the consumers. It is a little chunky when it comes to weight (5.78 oz) but then you could not get an ultra light phone with all the metal that has been used in its making.
Display is the first thing that attracts people, and HTC has used super LCD display in a large 4.3 inch screen that produces a very good WVGA (480×800 pixels) resolution. It is not comparable to the retina display of iPhone but is extremely bright nonetheless. The screen is highly capacitive and responds to the lightest of touches.
The phone measures 122×68.5×11.7mm and weighs 164g. It runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, has 1GHz Snapdragon processor (Adreno 205 GPU), a solid 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and is packed with another 8GB microSD card . The memory can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. The phone has all standard features of a smartphone such as accelerometer, proximity sensor, multi touch input method, a 3.5 mm audio jack at the top and the OS rides atop the customary HTC Sense UI, making it a pleasing experience to use the phone.
The smartphone has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP+EDR, and a full HTML browser supported by Adobe flash player that makes surfing media rich sites seamless. It also has stereo FM with RDS. The smartphone has a powerful 8 MP camera at the back that takes razor sharp images in 3264×2448 pixels and is auto focus with LED flash. You can record HD videos in 720p with this camera. The phone also has the facility of push mailing. Surprisingly there is no secondary camera in this smartphone which is a bit disappointing. The phone supports EDGE, GPRS and HSDPA speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps theoretically and HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbps (theoretical).
Inspire 4G is packed with a standard Li-ion battery (1230mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 6 hours which is on the downside.
Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Trust Samsung to be one up on others when it comes to designing and loading their phones with the most advanced features. Its Galaxy series of phones are creating a stir in all parts of the world and the latest offering, Galaxy S 4G continues the legacy of these Galaxy phones. If there is one name that is taken when it comes to super bright displays after iPhones, it is Samsung, and it has continued to use its super AMOLED techniques even in Galaxy S 4G. But there is more to this amazing phone than just its display.
Galaxy S 4G has dimensions of 122.4×64.5×9.9mm making it one of the slimmest 4G phones in the country. It weighs just 118g. It has a screen size of 4 inches that is super AMOLED and produces a resolution of 480x800pixels. The screen uses Gorilla Glass technology and is scratch resistant. The phone runs atop Samsung’s legendary TouchWiz UI that works seamlessly with the Android OS.
The smartphone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, and is packed with 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor that provides for multitasking and faster downloads at 4G. It has a solid 512 MB RAM, is WiFi 802.11b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP+EDR, and supports EDGE , GPRS and HSPA+ with theoretical download speeds of up to 21 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps. It allows the use of micro SD cards to expand the internal memory up to 32 GB while providing 16 GB cards with the phone. The phone has a solid 5 MP camera at the rear that clicks in 2592×1944 pixels and also records HD videos in 720p. It is auto focus and has the abilities of smile detection and geo tagging, but as like previous Galaxy phones does not have flash.
Galaxy S 4G is equipped with a standard Li-ion battery ( 1650mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 6 hours and 30 minutes.
Comparison Between HTC Inspire 4G and Samsung Galaxy S 4G
• Galaxy S 4G is thinner (9.9mm) than Inspire 4G (11.7mm)
• Galaxy S 4G is lighter (118g) than Inspire 4G (164g)
• Inspire 4G has a larger screen (4.3 inch) than Galaxy S 4G (4 inch)
• Inspire 4G has a better camera (8MP) with flash than Galaxy S 4G (5 MP and no flash)
• Galaxy S 4G has a more powerful battery (1650mAh with a talk time of 6 hr 30 min) than Inspire 4G (1230mAh with a talk time of 6 hr)
• Galaxy S 4G supports the latest version of Bluetooth (v3.0) while Inspire supports v2.1
• Inspire 4G packs a better RAM (768 MB) than Galaxy S 4G (512 MB)
• A 16GB microSD card is included with Galaxy S 4G while it is 8GB with Inspire 4G
|Comparison of Specifications
HTC Inspire 4G vs Samsung Galaxy S 4G
|Design||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||Virtual QWERTY||Virtual full keyboard with swype|
|Dimension||122 x 68.5 x 11.7 mm||4.82 x 2.54 x 0.39 inches|
|Weight||164 g||4.16 oz|
|Body Color||Brown, Black||Charcoal Grey|
|Display||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Size||4.3 inches||4 inches|
|Resolution||WVGA 800 x 480 pixels||WVGA 800 x 480 pixels|
|Features||16M Color, Pinch to zoom|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, A-GPS, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Platform||Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradeable to 2.3||Android 2.2 (Froyo)|
|UI||HTC Sense 2||TouchWiz 3.0|
|Browser||Android WebKit, full HTML||Android WebKit, full HTML|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Java via third party application, Adobe Flash 10.1||Adobe Flash Player 10.1|
|Processor||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Model||Qualcomm QSD 8255 Snapdragon||Hummingbird Cortex A8|
|Memory||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|RAM||768 MB||512 MB|
|Included||4GB internal, 8GB microSD||16 GB microSD card|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB microSD card||Up to 32 GB with microSD card|
|Camera||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Resolution||8.0 megapixel||5.0 megapixel|
|Focus, Zoom||autofocus||Auto, Digital 4x|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected] (1280×720)||720p HD|
|Features||Face detection, Geo-tagging||Face detection|
|Entertainment||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Audio||3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Dolby SRS Surround Sound (MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A, AMR, OGG, MIDI)||Supported file formats WAV, MP3, WMA, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+|
|Video||MPEG4, XviD, WMV, 3GP, 3G2|
|Battery||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Type Capacity||1230 mAh||Li-ion|
|Talktime||Up to 6 hrs||Up to 6.5 hrs|
|Standby||Up to 15.5 days||Up to 400 hours|
|Mail and Messaging||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Push Email , Gmail Native Client, (IMAP, POP3, SMTP)||POP3/IMAP4, Gmail, Email, Corporate Email|
|Messaging||MMS, SMS (threaded view), IM, Google Talk,||Qik, SMS, EMS, MMS, IM - Google talk,|
|Connectivity||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Bluetooth||2.1+ EDR||2.1 +EDR|
|USB||2.0||Yes, Compatible 2.0|
|Location Service||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Maps||Google Maps Navigation||Google Maps with Navigon|
|Lost-Theft Protection||3rd party application like lookout||With 3rd Party Application LookOut|
|Network Support||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EGDE / HSPA+||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / HSPA|
|Applications||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App||Android Market, Google Mobile Serice|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, YouTube,||YouTube, Picasa, Facebook|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber, Vonage||Skype, Viber , Vonage|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango||Skype, Tango, Qik|
|Featured||Qik, Amazon Kindle, Slacker Radio, Double Twist|
|Business Mobility||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Corporate Mail||Active Sync||Yes, Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Jabber||Yes with CISCO Jabber|
|Video Conferencing||CISCO WebEx||Yes with CISCO WebEx|
|Security||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Password protected screen, 3rd party application to locate lost phone or theft. (Lookout)||With 3rd Party Application LookOut user can manage lost or theft phones.|
|Additional Features||HTC Inspire 4G||Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|htcsense.com online service, Digital compass, Dedicated search key,||Mobile video chat (without Wi-Fi), Faves Gallery, Media room - direct access to MobiTV, YouTube, FM Radio, Visual Voice mail. This premium smartphone requires a Web service|