HTC Inspire 4G vs Apple iPhone 4 | Full Specs Compared
HTC Inspire 4G and Apple iPhone 4 (both GSM iPhone 4 and CDMA iPhone 4) differ mainly in their network compatibility. HTC Inspire 4G is an Android 4G smartphone while Apple iPhone 4 is an Apple 3G smartphone that runs its proprietary operating system, iOS 4.2.1. HTC Inspire 4G supports 4G-HSPA+ network and GSM (Quad band) network. The Apple iPhone 4 supports 3G networks. It supports UMTS (Quad band), GSM/EDGE and CDMA network. The HTC Inspire has the advantage of the 4G speed, while IPhone 4 has to manage with the 3G speed. The other major difference Between HTC Inspire 4G and Apple iPhone 4 is in the operating system. HTC Inspire 4G runs the Android 2.2 (Froyo) while iPhone 4 runs Apple’s proprietary OS, iOS 4.2.1.
Coming to design aspect HTC Inspire 4G comes with an amazing 4.3″ WVGA display, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, 720p HD video recording, Dolby SRS surround Sound and built in DLNA. The Apple iPhone 4 is the thinnest and most attractive smartphone so far with scratch resistance and oleophobic coated glass panel on both side, enclosed in an aluminium frame. Apple iPhone 4 sports a 3.5″ LED backlit Retina display with higher resolution of 960×640 pixels, 5 megapixel 5x digital zoom camera, energy efficient 1GHz processor with 512 MB eDRAM and internal memory with options of 16 or 32 GB. On the content side, HTC Inspire 4G has access to Android market while iPhone has access to its own Apple Apps Store, both having hundreds of thousands of applications.
In the US market, HTC Inspire 4G is tied up with AT&T. It supports AT&T’s HSPA+ network. AT&T had the monopoly on Apple iPhone 4 until recently. The CDMA iPhone will be sold on Verizon’s CDMA network only from February 10, 2011. iPhone 4 currently runs on AT&T’s UMTS network.
HTC Inspire 4G
The HTC Inspire 4G has a larger 4.3″ display with a powerful 8 MP camera. It’s other attraction is the improved HTC Sense with inspiring little features and htcsense.com online service. HTC Inspire runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) with improved HTC Sense. HTC says the new HTC Sense is designed with many little but simple ideas that will make HTC Inspire 4G to give you little surprises, delighting you every time. They call HTC Sense a Social Intelligence. The sleek metal alloy HTC Inspire 4G is coming with a 4.3” WVGA touchscreen display, Dolby with SRS surround sound, active noise cancellation, 1GHz Sapdragon Qualcomm processor and 768MB RAM, 4GB ROM.
This magnificent phone has a 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and in-camera editing that can record 720p HD video. HTC Inspire 4G is the first device to experience the htcsense. com online service. Even if your phone get lost you can trace it by sending a command to make the phone sound an alert, it will sound even while on silent mode, you can locate it in the map too. Also if you want you can remotely wipe all data in the handset with a single command. The beautiful feature in HTC Inspire 4G is the multiple windows for browsing.
Apple’s iPhone 4 is the fourth generation iPhone in the series of iPhones. It carries forward the legacy of earlier editions at the same time boasting of new features such as a brighter display called RETINA, faster processor and a loner battery life making it a darling of iPhone lovers all over the world. The wow feature of iPhone4 is its slim attractive body, it is only 9.3mm in thickness and both sides are made of aluminosilicate glass panels.
Apple iPhone comes with 3.5″ LED backlit Retina display with 960×640 pixels resolution, 512 MB eDRAM, internal memory options of 16 or 32 GB and dual camera, 5megapixel 5x digital zoom rear camera and 0.3 megapixel camera for video calling. The remarkable feature of the iPhone devices is the operating system iOS 4.2.1 and the Safari web browser. The next upgrade iOS 4.3 already at test level and going through its new features, it will be big boost to iPhones.
To overcome the critisicm of display fragility, Apple has given a solution with vibrant color bumpers. It comes in six colors: white, black, blue, green, orange or pink.
The additional feature in the CDMA iPhone 4 is the mobile hotspot capability, where you can connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices. This feature is not available in GSM iPhone model.
Comparison of HTC Inspire 4G and Apple iPhone 4
|Specification||HTC Inspire 4G||iPhone 4|
4.3” WVGA TFT Capacitive touch screen
|3.5″ capacitive touch, Retina display, IPS Technology|
|Design||Candy bar, Ebony Grey||Candy bar, front and back glass with oleophobic coating|
|Keyboard||Virtual QWERTY||Virtual QWERTY|
|Dimension||122 x 68.5 x 11.7 mm||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm|
|Weight||164 g||137 g|
|Operating System||Android 2.2 (Froyo),
upgradeable to 2.3 with HTC Sense 2
|Apple iOS 4.2.1|
|Processor||1GHz Snapdragon Qualcomm QSD 8255||1GHz Apple A4|
|Storage Internal||4GB eMMC||16/32GB flash drive|
|Storage External||TBU||No card slot|
|RAM||768 MB||512 MB|
|Camera||8.0 MP Auto Focus, LED flash
Video: HD [email protected]
|5.0 MP Auto Focus with LED flash & Geo-tagging, Three-axis gyro, double microphones
Video: HD [email protected]
|Secondary Camera||TBU||0.3 pixels VGA|
|Music||3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Dolby SRS Surround Sound||3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker
MP3, AAC, HE-AAC, MP3 VBR, AAC+, AIFF, WAV
|Video||HD [email protected] (1280×720)||MPEG4/H264/ M-JPEG,
HD [email protected] (1280×720)
|Bluetooth, USB||2.1+ EDR; USB 2.0||2.1 + EDR; No|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 (b/g/n)||802.11b/g/n at 2.4 GHz only|
|GPS||A-GPS, Google Maps Navigation (Beta)||A-GPS, Google Maps|
Talk time: up to 6 hrs
|1420 mAh non-removable
Talk time: up to 14 hrs(2G), up to 7 hrs(3G)
|Network||HSPA+ 850/1900 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
|CDMA 1X800/1900, CDMA EvDO rev.A
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
|Additional Features||htcsense.com online service||AirPrint, AirPlay, Find my iPhone, multiple language support|
|Applications||Android market, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App||Apple App Store, iTune 10.1|
|Accelerometer Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light sensor, Digital Compass||Yes||Yes|