THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

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THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

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The htc inspire is a big disappointment. One of the biggest problems is the disappointing battery. I can only get 3 hours of use on one battery. I hold htc, at&t accountable for providing such a mediocre oem battery. I will not cut these multi billion dollar corporations any slack for selling  an electronic device with sooo many features and not having the GUMPTION to BACK it up. I equate this to bait and switch. Please give me a break. At least offer to SELL yes SELL a battery with double the amount of power to support your equipment. After all it is useless to have an unlimited data plan with all the other added costs of having such a device if you can not use it. You guys have to be ashamed of your selves. 

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Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

I feel your pain, well to a point. To start a bigger battery in a uni-body phone isn't possible, the size of the body is what it is, just no room. Sure they could have made the body bigger to handle a bigger battery. Now to your battery life, something isn't right. I have power used this phone with many videos playing, using gps, WiFi on, using the network, surfing, I did a lot just see how far the battery would take me. I was able to get at least 6 hours with around 80% screen time for that 6 hours. Yes that still is bad, but my point is, it's heavy use but I did 2x better then you. So my thought is this... You have a bad battery, you did way more then me in power usage ( again I did a lot) or you have your screen on all the time.
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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

I don't think you understand what bait and switch is, as this does not qualify in any way.  If you are unhappy with the battery life, its okay to just say so. 

 

There are tons of ways to extend battery life on Android phones.  The screen is the biggest hog of battery life on smartphones, and even more so with the Inspire's large screen.  The first step is to turn off the auto screen brightness, then reduce brightness to the lowest that you find tolerable for your most common lighting conditions.  The auto setting usually makes the screen far brighter than necessary for indoor conditions.  I have mine turned down to 35%, but its obviously a matter of personal preference to a large degree.  And if you spend a lot of time outside, you will unfortunately need the screen much brighter to make it visible in direct sunlight.

 

Other useful tips, is to turn off WiFi and GPS when not using them.  But use WiFi instead of the cell data when WiFi is present, as this also helps battery life.

 

Of course, there is always the possibility that  you have a defective battery, or other hardware/software defect leading to excessive battery drain.  Try some of the previously mentioned power saving tips, and see how it goes.  If you have no luck, exchange the phone and see if that helps.  If not, then you are probably right, and the battery life of this phone is just very subpar.

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Thanks for the tips. I will give them a try. And report back.
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Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

Just adding on to the battery-saving list, live wallpapers use quite a bit of your battery level, also. When they are enabled, your phone must use extra power to make them move/animate, therefore using more of your battery level. I love having live wallpapers on my phone and as my background, despite that it uses more of my battery than I would prefer it to...

 

If you have a live wallpaper as your background, switching to a regular picture would also save your battery and add more usage to what you can get out of it. It's the little things like that that can go a long way.

 

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

I recently read a post on androidcentral.com that pointed out two pieces of AT&T bloatware that were causing a great deal of battery drain and they start by default. I stopped the following two apps and it made a large difference in my battery usage:

 

AT&T Navigator

AT&T Hot Spots

 

The bad part is you have to stop them each time you restart your handset.

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Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

I would still watch those too applications. They might respawn themselves.
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

I have been mindful of such issues. Live aquarium wall papers are beautiful I do not use them on a regular basis. I am prioritizing my battery use. Great tips!
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I will do that. I have been having some other issues with the Inspire and am considering exchanging it for either the Atrix or Captivate. However, I am partial to HTC Sense and that has me hesitant.

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Just my two cents, I love my Captivate - great screen, takes great photos, has lots of app to choose from (from the Android Market, like the Inspire). The battery life is okay, but mine probably runs down pretty quickly because I have a live wallpaper (downloaded) as my background, which uses more battery. The Captivate is one phone I will hold on to as long as I can. Smiley Happy Mine does not have the shutdown issue, as others may have reported.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

Well I gotta say the Inspire is a great phone love the screen size solid built battery isn't really a issue getting a whole day use out of it and that consistently using it thru out the day. Recommend Quick Setting for a app can control everything at one touch definitely keep your data off when not using web. And keep auto sync off saves a lot of battery. Will wait till At&t takes the reigns off the phone And sends us the update so we can get closer 4G speeds. But it a great phone very happy with purchase and with at&t so far had a minor issue they were helpful in resolving it. So very satisfied.
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Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

For both battery and signal issues I posted in another forum here but I'll post it here too.

From phone type in *#*#4636#*#* click phone information scroll all the way to the bottom to set preferred network type make sure it set to GSM only. Mine was set to WCDMA preferred and it was constantly searching for a signal I had both crappy signal and crappy battery life because it was constantly searching for a signal. I changed it to GSM only and I get much much better signal and battery life...
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slocav wrote:
For both battery and signal issues I posted in another forum here but I'll post it here too.

From phone type in *#*#4636#*#* click phone information scroll all the way to the bottom to set preferred network type make sure it set to GSM only. Mine was set to WCDMA preferred and it was constantly searching for a signal I had both crappy signal and crappy battery life because it was constantly searching for a signal. I changed it to GSM only and I get much much better signal and battery life...

This is only helpful if one knows they are not in a 3G area and want to prevent the phone from searching for one.

 


WCDMA preferred - The GSM phone is capable of using both 2G and 3G data communication and when signal strength is low 3G is favored more.
GSM only - The GSM phone is capable of using only 2G data communication. When the 2G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
WCDMA only - The GSM phone is capable of using only 3G data communication. When the 3G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
GSM auto (PRL) - The GSM phone is capable of using both 2G and 3G data communication and when signal strength is low 2G is favored more.

CDMA auto (PRL) - The CDMA phone is capable of using both 2G and 3G data communication and when signal strength is low 2G is favored more.
CDMA only - The CDMA phone is capable of using only 2G data communication. When the 2G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
EvDo only - The CDMA phone is capable of using only 3G data communication. When the 3G signal is too low you get nothing at all.
GSM/CDMA auto (PRL) - Some phones are equipped with both GSM and CDMA capabilities. This setting appears to just have the phone attempt to stay connected to the data communication type that works the best.

Unknown - If none of the above fit or the phone is acting weird as far as connecting to the carrier, you will see your preferred network type is set to this

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Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

WCDMA is Verizon's 3g

Gsm is ATT's. I switched to gsm only and have had zero issues getting both 3g or edge connections. When I'm in a area that's 3g it is 3g on my phone. When its edge its edge on the phone.

With it in WCDMA preferred it will constantly search for said WCDMA connection which ATT phones will not connect to.
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Wish I had a edit button. ATT will connect WCDMA but I just tried to put it back to WCDMA preferred and no difference but it went straight to 3g with gsm only it went to edge first for a few minutes the went to 3g. So I live in a place that's edge only "not home during this test" and with it to WCDMA preferred it killed my battery daily till I put it on gsm only.
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