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I'm currently paying $50 a month for an unlimited T-Mobile Prepaid plan which is costing me too much. My Dad has my old Samsung Captivate, and said he'd add me to our family plan if I payed for the phone and data plan so now I'm trying to decide which phone to get.

I've been looking at the Motorola Atrix 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G. I'll be buying the phone through Costco, the Atrix is $100 and the Inspire is $30, both have waived activation, free shipping, and come with a $10 Costco Cash Card, and a car charger. I plan on installing ROM's and kernals on the device over on XDA.

Which phone would you pick and why? Also do you know what kind of extra fees your charged and how much tax they charge in California for cell phones? Is it just sales tax or do they have a different tax on it? Thanks!
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As far as power goes Atrix is superior. Rom have started to come out for Atrix but not as much as Inspire.
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I've only used the Inspire personally and it has HORRIBLE battery life so I wouldn't recommend it unless you don't mind carrying an extra battery around.
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I've only used the Inspire personally and it has HORRIBLE battery life so I wouldn't recommend it unless you don't mind carrying an extra battery around.
Horrible huh? I wouldn't say 2 days is horrible. I had the Inspire for 5 months and I loved it. It had full charge when I left the house at 8:30 to go to school and lasted me until the day after when I got back home from school at 17:00, where I had around 10-15% battery left. That's more than enough. Also, I browse the web a lot and listen to a lot of music every day. I even use Tapatalk to check OCN.

How is that horrible battery life?

I would go with the Inspire over the Atrix any day if not rooting since I hate motoblur.
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I have an Atrix, and love it, very fast, loads of ram, 16gb built in SD card.

Only downside is motoblur, but that can be fixed

And as of a few weeks ago (Maybe a month) unlocked bootloaders, rooting, roms, and alot of things have happened with this phone when it comes to the modding community.

And who knows whats to come the flood gates have been opened per-say.
     
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Horrible huh? I wouldn't say 2 days is horrible. I had the Inspire for 5 months and I loved it. It had full charge when I left the house at 8:30 to go to school and lasted me until the day after when I got back home from school at 17:00, where I had around 10-15% battery left. That's more than enough. Also, I browse the web a lot and listen to a lot of music every day. I even use Tapatalk to check OCN.

How is that horrible battery life?

I would go with the Inspire over the Atrix any day if not rooting since I hate motoblur.

Motoblur sucks.

I like the 4.3 inch screen. Plus the atrix is plastic.

The inspire is unibody aluminum
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Motoblur sucks.

I like the 4.3 inch screen. Plus the atrix is plastic.

The inspire is unibody aluminum
This. Just note that the Inspire is really heavy. I switched to a Galaxy S2 and it feels like a feather compared to the Inspire. My god, that thing was like holding a brick.
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Atrix has the best battery life of any Android devices i have used. 4.3 inch no matter how good will kill battery.
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This. Just note that the Inspire is really heavy. I switched to a Galaxy S2 and it feels like a feather compared to the Inspire. My god, that thing was like holding a brick.
Brick? I think it's rather light. Maybe my hands are just used to that weight already.
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The atrix seems so small and cheap after using my inspire.

I can actually manage while watching a movie on the inspire. The atrix us just too small
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