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Difference Between HTC Sensation and HTC Inspire 4G

HTC Sensation vs HTC Inspire 4G | Full Specs Compared | HTC Sensation vs Inspire 4G Features and Performance

HTC Sensation and HTC Inspire 4G are both excellent multimedia phones with large displays (4.3″), Dolby surround sound, 8MP camera with attractive camera features that come with HTC Sense and HD video camcorder. The HTC Sensation is the latest addition (April 2011) to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network while HTC Inspire 4G was introduced to AT&T’s HSPA+ network in early 2011. If the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T takes place both the networks will be merged. HTC Sensation as the latest arrival has the advantage of having a better specs. It belongs to the dual-core generation while HTC Inspire 4G contains a single core processor. HTC Sensation (earlier rumored as HTC Pyramid) has a 4.3″ qHD (960 x 540) TFT SLCD display with 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 768MB RAM and runs the latest Android 2.3.2 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense 3.0. It is compatible with WCDMA/HSDPA (14.4Mbps) networks. HTC Inspire 4G has many similarities in the specs but there are differences too. The main difference is the processor. HTC Inspire 4G has 4.3″ WVGA (800 x 480) TFT LCD display, 1GHz snapdragon processor, 768MB RAM, and 8MP camera with LED flash. HTC Inspire 4G has a better memory than HTC Sensation, it has 4GB ROM with pre-installed 8GB microSD card. Also HTC Inspire 4G runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense 2.0. However the OS is upgradeable. For network connectivity it is compatible with WCDMA/HSPA+21Mbps network.

HTC Sensation 4G

HTC Sensation 4G is the US version of HTC Sensation (previously known as HTC Pyramid). If you are desirous of the latest Android based smartphone with a large display that is also fast and efficient in performance, HTC Sensation is another choice for you. This is a high performing smartphone that is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and features a huge 4.3” qHD display at a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels using Super LCD technology. The processor is a second generation Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset (same processor used in Evo 3D) that consists of 1.2 GHz dual core Scopion CPU and Adreno 220 GPU, which will deliver high speed and performance efficiency while eating less power.

Running on the latest Android 2.3.2 (Gingerbread) with the new HTC Sense 3.0 UI, it gives a pleasing user experience. The new Sense UI gives a fresh look to the home screen and has included instant capture camera, multi window browsing with quick look up tool, customizable active lockscreen, 3D transitions and an immersive experience with the weather application.

This amazing phone has 768 MB RAM and 1 GB internal memory (8GB supplied on microSD card for certain countries). Internal memory can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.

The smartphone is a dual camera device having an 8 MP camera with dual LED flash at the back that is capable of shooting HD videos at 1080p. With the instant capture camera feature introduced with the new Sense UI, you can capture the photo the moment you press the button. It also has a front 1.2 MP camera that allows users to video chat/call. Rear camera has features of face/smile detection and geo tagging. It offers surround sound experience with hi-fi audio technology. For instant media sharing it has HDMI (HDMI cable required) and also it is DLNA certified. HTC Sensation has access to HTC’s new HTC Watch video service for premium movies and TV shows.

It is the 1.2 GHz processor that makes all the difference which is felt when browsing. For connectivity, Sensation is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and compatible with 3G WCDMA/HSPA networks.

The phone is available with T-Mobile.

HTC Sensation – First Look

HTC Inspire 4G

The unibody metal alloy HTC Inspire 4G is an entertainment package with 4.3 inch WVGA touchscreen, Dolby with SRS surround sound and active noise cancellation, DLNA for media sharing. This magnificent phone has a 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash,in-camera editing feature and can record 720p HD video.

HTC Inspire 4G is powered by 1GHz Qualcomm QSD 8255 Snapdragon processor with 768MB RAM. It is packed with 4GB ROM and 8GB microSD card which can be expanded up to 32 GB. It also can function as a mobile hotspot and you can share your 4G speed with 8 other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

HTC Inspire 4G runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense, and it is the first phone to be supported by htcsence.com online service. HTC Sense has enabled fast boot and has enhanced camera application with many camera features like full screen viewfinder, touch focus, onscreen access to camera adjustments and effects. The other features include HTC locations with on-demand mapping (service depend on the carrier), integrated e-reader that support text search from Wikipedia, Google, Youtube or dictionary. Browsing is made enjoyable with features like magnifier, quick look up to look for a word, Wikipedia search, Google search, YouTube search, Google translate and Google dictionary. You can add a new window for browsing or move from one to another windows by zooming in and out. It also offers a good music player, which is better than the standard Android music player. There are many other features with htc sense that give a beautiful experience to users. The htcsense.com online service also available for this phone, users can register for this service on the HTC website. Locating the missing phone is one of the popular feature of this online service.

HTC Inspire 4G is exclusively for AT&T and will run on AT&T’s HSPA+ network. AT&T is offering HTC Inspire 4G for $100 on a new two year contract. Customers need to subscribe for a talk plan and data plan. The talk plan starts from $39.99 monthy and the minimum data service starting at $15 monthly access (1 GB limit). Tethering and mobile hotspot also requires a data plan.

Comparison of Specifications
HTC Sensation 4G vs HTC Inspire 4G
 Design HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Form Factor Candy Bar Candy Bar
Keyboard On-screen Virtual QWERTY
Dimension 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm (4.96 x 2.57 x 0.44 in) 122 x 68.5 x 11.7 mm
Weight 149 g (5.22oz) 164 g
Body Color Black Brown, Black
 Display HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Size 4.3 inches 4.3 inches
Resolution qHD 960 x 540 pixels WVGA 800 x 480 pixels
Features 16M color, Capacitive multi--touch 16M Color, Pinch to zoom
Sensors Gyro Sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor Accelerometer, A-GPS, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
 Operating System HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Platform Android 2.3.2 Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradeable to 2.3
UI HTC Sense 3.0 HTC Sense 2
Browser Android WebKit Android WebKit, full HTML
Java/Adobe Flash Android 10.2 Java via third party application, Adobe Flash 10.1
 Processor HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Model Dual core Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon, Adreno 220 GPU Qualcomm QSD 8255 Snapdragon
Speed 1.2 GHz Dual core 1GHz
 Memory HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
RAM 768 MB 768 MB
Included 1 GB + 8GB microSD card included 4GB internal, 8GB microSD
Expansion Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0) Up to 32GB microSD card
 Camera HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Resolution 8 MP 8.0 megapixel
Flash Dual LED LED
Focus, Zoom Auto, Digital autofocus
Video Capture HD 1080p@25fps HD 720p@30fps (1280×720)
Features Stereo sound recording, Instant capture camera Face detection, Geo-tagging
Secondary camera 1.2 MP VGA Accelerometer, A-GPS, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
 Entertainment HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Audio SRS Virtual Surround Sound, Hi-Fi Audio, File Formats: AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA 9 3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Dolby SRS Surround Sound (MP3,AAC,WMA,WAV,M4A,AMR,OGG,MIDI)
Video 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV 9, AVI, XviD MPEG4, XviD, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
Gaming
FM Radio Yes Yes
 Battery HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Type Capacity 1520 mAh 1230 mAh
Talktime 495 min (2G), 400 min (3G) Up to 6 hrs
Standby 350 hours (2G0, 400 hours (3G) Up to 15.5 days
 Mail and Messaging HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Mail POP3/IMAP Gmail, Email, Push Email , Gmail Native Client,(IMAP, POP3, SMTP)
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk) MMS, SMS (threaded view), IM, Google Talk,
 Connectivity HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes Yes
Bluetooth v3.0 supports A2DP for headset, FTP/OPP for file transfer, PBAP 2.1+ EDR
USB 2.0 High Speed 2.0
HDMI Yes (HDMI cable required) -
DLNA Yes -
 Location Service HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Maps Google Maps Google Maps Navigation
GPS Internal GPS Antenna A-GPS
Lost-Theft Protection HTCsense.com, My Lookout App 3rd party application like lookout
 Network Support HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
2G/3G GSM, GPRS, EDGE / WCDMA, HSUPA(5.76bps),HSDPA(14.4Mbps) GSM, GPRS, EGDE / HSPA+
4G No -
 Applications HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Apps Android Market Android Market, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App
Social Networks Facebook, Twitter, Friend Stream, YouTube, Flickr Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, YouTube,
Voice Calling Skype Skype,Viber,Vonage
Video Calling Skype, Qik, Tango Skype,Tango
Featured HTC Watch service, Printing over Wi-Fi
 Business Mobility HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
Remote VPN Cisco Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse Yes
Corporate Mail Active Sync Active Sync
Corporate Directory CISCO Jabber Yes with CISCO Jabber
Video Conferencing Cisco WebEx CISCO WebEx
Other Features Join.Me, GoToMeeting
 Security HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
  HTCsense.com, My Lookout App from Android Market Password protected screen,3rd party application to locate lost phone or theft. (Lookout)
 Additional Features HTC Sensation 4G HTC Inspire 4G
  HTC Watch service for premium movie and TV shows htcsense.com online service, Digital compass,Dedicated search key,


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