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Trade Infuse for HTC Inspire?

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27th February 2012, 02:46 PM   |  #1  
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Just curious...

I have the option to trade my Infuse for an HTC Inspire (non HD version). Both phones are in like new condition. I know many of you have multiple phones so any advice?
27th February 2012, 03:11 PM   |  #2  
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Before deciding on the Infuse back in August 2011, I considered buying the Inspire but I found that the screen was not as clear and bright. It reminded me of old, grainy LCD monitors. I also don't really like SenseUI but that is an easy fix with root/custom ROM.

I would also check out their forum on XDA to see how they're doing over there (I do this with EVERY phone I think about purchasing, lol). I have heard HTC offers codes to unlock the bootloader for most of their devices so that's a plus also. If you plan on rooting it and loading custom ROMs, I would also definitely check the CyanogenMod and MIUI sites to see if they offer ROMs for it. Every little bit helps.

YMMV but seeing as how they're very comparable in the spec department, you should seriously consider it. I know I did.
27th February 2012, 03:14 PM   |  #3  
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I've known a few people with the HTC Inspire and it's by far one of the worst phones I've ever seen. Now, granted that's probably 90% due to HTC's ****ty software, and a custom ROM would probably help it out immensely (I tried to convince my friends to let me put a custom ROM on, but they'd prefer to just whine about how much they hate their phone *shrug*).

I would suggest that you take caution in swapping for that phone. The Infuse is by far a better phone, but the development community is dead, which is why, I assume, you'd want to trade it. Otherwise there's no reason to trade.
27th February 2012, 03:16 PM   |  #4  
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The dev community is dead huh... must be on a different infuse forum than I am bro.

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27th February 2012, 03:25 PM   |  #5  
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My only reason for considering it is my mother has the HTC and likes it better due to the size, easier to txt. The screens don't even compare. I have no issues with my Infuse and would have to flash back to stock for her but I don't want to swap for a phone that doesn't handle custom ROMS, Apps well etc. I was just thinking about helping her out. The size is no biggie for me.

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27th February 2012, 04:02 PM   |  #6  
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I have an htc inspire running abcession ics 4.0.3 OC to 1.92g and it is amazinglly fast and smooth.... its all up to what YOU want bro.

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Originally Posted by sdmlsu1

My only reason for considering it is my mother has the HTC and likes it better due to the size, easier to txt. The screens don't even compare. I have no issues with my Infuse and would have to flash back to stock for her but I don't want to swap for a phone that doesn't handle custom ROMS, Apps well etc. I was just thinking about helping her out. The size is no biggie for me.

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I'm guessing you mention size because the Inspire is smaller. Honestly, the Infuse FEELS smaller to me. The Infuse is a little bit taller, it's width dimensions are nearly the same, and it's quite a bit thinner which gives it a smaller feel to me. I find the Infuse much better feeling in the hand than almost any 4.3" phone due to it's thin lightweight design. Being that it's only a tenth of an inch wider, I don't think it would make a whole lot of difference in texting for her.

Most important factor is you said flashing back to stock for her. This is where a HUGE warning flag pops up. HTC's Sense UI is absolute dog **** on that phone. It crashes frequently, it slows the phone down incredibly. That phone has turned more people to iPhones than any other Android phone I know. If you'd be running stock software, then I HIGHLY suggest you avoid the Inspire. Sense used to be something you WANTED on a phone, and Sense 4.0 looks like it's getting better again, but for a while there I wouldn't have taken a phone with a Sense based UI if you paid me. If you're willing to put a custom ROM on it for her, then the Inspire has some decent ICS ROMs as dman mentioned, and probably even pretty good Senseless GB ROMs, but stock, no way. It reminds me of the original stock version of Eclair on the Captivate. Slow as dirt. At least that's my opinion and the impression I got from using several friends' Inspires.
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I'm guessing you mention size because the Inspire is smaller. Honestly, the Infuse FEELS smaller to me. The Infuse is a little bit taller, it's width dimensions are nearly the same, and it's quite a bit thinner which gives it a smaller feel to me. I find the Infuse much better feeling in the hand than almost any 4.3" phone due to it's thin lightweight design. Being that it's only a tenth of an inch wider, I don't think it would make a whole lot of difference in texting for her.

Most important factor is you said flashing back to stock for her. This is where a HUGE warning flag pops up. HTC's Sense UI is absolute dog **** on that phone. It crashes frequently, it slows the phone down incredibly. That phone has turned more people to iPhones than any other Android phone I know. If you'd be running stock software, then I HIGHLY suggest you avoid the Inspire. Sense used to be something you WANTED on a phone, and Sense 4.0 looks like it's getting better again, but for a while there I wouldn't have taken a phone with a Sense based UI if you paid me. If you're willing to put a custom ROM on it for her, then the Inspire has some decent ICS ROMs as dman mentioned, and probably even pretty good Senseless GB ROMs, but stock, no way. It reminds me of the original stock version of Eclair on the Captivate. Slow as dirt. At least that's my opinion and the impression I got from using several friends' Inspires.

I meant that I would flash my Infuse back to stock for her but wanted to be able to flash solid ROMs to the Inspire for myself. IDK, I have no issues at all with my Infuse but I didn't want to get stuck with a shotty phone. We'll see just wanted some input in case I swapped.

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27th February 2012, 05:24 PM   |  #9  
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Your exactly right... the inspirebis extremely slow and laggy stock... it needs a custom rom to run at its full potential

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I meant that I would flash my Infuse back to stock for her but wanted to be able to flash solid ROMs to the Inspire for myself. IDK, I have no issues at all with my Infuse but I didn't want to get stuck with a shotty phone. We'll see just wanted some input in case I swapped.

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Oh, I completely misunderstood because I didn't read well enough! Yeah, I dunno, that's a tough choice. For one I think the Infuse is an entirely better phone than the Inspire, but the Inspire isn't that far behind and does have some decent ICS ROMs where the Infuse doesn't, so that's tempting. I don't think I could give up my SAMOLED+ screen though.

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