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Android Phones
Samsung Galaxy S 4G vs. HTC Inspire 4G

Wirefly Learn » Android Phones

February 2nd, 2011


The Samsung Galaxy S 4G replaces the Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile, bringing some powerful new features. In addition to a class-leading 4-inch AMOLED display, the Galaxy S 4G adds a front-facing camera, Android 2.2 and 4G data speed to a phone that was already widely respected. The HTC Inspire on AT&T is also a 4G phone, running on the carrier’s HSPA+ network. In other respects, the Inspire looks a little like a stripped-down version of the popular HTC EVO 4G that runs on Sprint. Although it holds an edge in processor memory as compared to the Galaxy S 4G, the Inspire lacks the front-facing “video chat” camera that the Galaxy S 4G (and EVO 4G) has. How do the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and HTC Inspire compare?

HTC Inspire Samsung Galaxy S 4G  
HTC Inspire Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Wirefly’s Price
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Carrier AT&T T-Mobile
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Interface HTC Sense Samsung TouchWiz
Display 4.3″ LCD, 480 x 800 pixels 4.0″ AMOLED, 480 x 800 pixels
Data Speed 4G HSPA+ 4G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
Mobile Hotspot Yes Yes – Optional
Camera 8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus 5-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera No Yes; 640 x 480 pixels
Video Capture Yes; 720p HD Yes; 720p HD
Apps Android Market Android Market
Music Player Yes Yes
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 Adobe Flash 10.1
Storage Space 4GB onboard; pre-installed 8GB microSD card 16GB onboard; microSD slot for expansion
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery 1,230 mAh, lithium-ion replaceable 1,650 mAh, lithium-ion replaceable
Processor Single 1 GHz processor Single 1 GHz processor
Memory RAM: 768MB RAM: 512MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.8 oz 4.2 oz
Dimensions 4.8″ x 2.7″ x 0.5″ 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.4″

Key Differences

  • Display: The Samsung Galaxy S 4G has 4-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, considered to be one of the nicest displays in the industry. The HTC Inspire 4G has a 4.3-inch LCD display that also has 480 x 800-pixel resolution.
  • Operating system: Both the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G will ship with Android 2.2, a fast and stable operating system.
  • Processor and RAM: Both the Samsung Vibrant and the Samsung Galaxy S 4G use single-core 1GHz processors. The Samsung Galaxy S 4G augments the main processor with a powerful graphics processor that creates smooth-flowing graphics. The Galaxy S 4G has 512MB of processor RAM, while the Inspire has 768MB of RAM.
  • Keyboard: Both the Samsung Vibrant and the Samsung Galaxy S 4G have on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboards. Neither has an actual physical keyboard.
  • Storage Space: The Samsung Galaxy S 4G ships with 16GB of on-board storage, and the HTC Inspire has 4GB of on-board storage and a pre-installed 8GB microSD card.
  • Camera: The HTC Inspire has an 8-megapixel camera and the Samsung Galaxy S 4G has a 5-megapixel camera. Both devices can record video with 720p HD capability. The Galaxy S 4G will have a 640 x 480-pixel front-facing camera for video chat, but the Inspire lacks a front camera.
  • Battery: The capacity of the lithium-ion battery in the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is 1,650 mAh, while the battery in the HTC Inspire is 1,230 mAh.

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Related posts:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review – Part 1
  2. Samsung Galaxy S 4G vs. Apple iPhone 4
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4G Review – Part 2
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4G Pre-orders Begin Feb. 17 on Wirefly!

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