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- gyaneshwer2002Jan 15, 2011by
Much better from 3GS but certainly an Apple 'trap'.
iPhone 4 is thinner, shorter and ever so slightly heavier than iPhone 3GS. Gone is the curved plastic back plate, replaced by a flat glass panel and a shiny metal band that wraps around the perimeter of the device. This is the first major redesign since the original iPhone debuted three years ago. The basic design - touchscreen and single front-panel button - is the same as it's always been, but the styling cues, accents, and overall hand feel are markedly changed.Most striking is the screen, which has a new sharpness from its special 3.5-inch Retina display that gives a 960×640 resolution – the highest of any smartphone. The camera, featuring 720p HD video recording, appeared to be much better quality – it has a five-megapixels sensor, compared to three on the 3GS, and features an LED flash that also doubles as a video light when recording.
Running the new 4.0 software and with an A4 Apple processor inside, response times seemed markedly faster than its predecessor.
If you’re a gamer, you will appreciate the addition of a gyroscope to the iPhone’s motion-sensing capabilities, and if you are just a general user, improved battery life that allows up to 10 hours of internet browsing on Wi-Fi means the iPhone will still be lit up and functioning long after the Evo, with its weak battery life, will have shut down.
On the bright side, FaceTime video calls are fantastic, likely because there's no cellular signal involved (you're limited to WiFi calling). Video and audio are great, it's easy to switch between front/rear cameras and landscape/portrait orientation in the middle of a call, and the narcissist in me loves flicking the preview window from corner to corner instead of paying attention to the person I'm FaceTiming with. Apple was incredibly smart to make video calling "just another button" in the standard phone interface, making it much easier to place a video call on an iPhone than a comparable Android device. The limitation with FaceTime, of course, is that for now you can only make video calls between two iPhone 4s. But that's kind of the point, from Apple's perspective.
Usually I wrap up phone reviews by saying - or at least thinking - that a week or two with a new smartphone is hardly enough time to get to know it, let alone be able to tell how it'll hold up over the long haul. In this case I've got the opposite feeling. By now all iPhone owners are familiar enough with the operating system, the iTunes/App Store ecosystem, and the way an iPhone works that a few weeks with iPhone 4 is plenty of time to get to know the thing. The question that remains isn't how well Apple's new phone will hold up over the long haul so much as whether or not Apple will be able to fix the issues that are plaguing the device right out of the gate, or if they'll wind up as part of the cost of being an iPhone user.Read full review
- britt24232011Aug 30, 2010by
Get the Iphone 4g
I love this Iphone. The iphone 4g is the best phone ever made. Face to face calling is really amazing. The Retina display, everything you see and do on iPhone 4 looks amazing. Text in books, web pages, and email is crisp at any size. Images in movies and photos are stunning at almost any angle. That’s because the Retina display’s pixel density is so high, your eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels.
- ghaffar24Aug 11, 2010by
Living proof that marketing SELLS. ALOT.
This is the fourth iteration of what is perhaps the most popular phone in cell phone history. Now featuring a higher-resolution "RETINA" screen, 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash, 720p HD video recording, FaceTime, and a slew of other features, this iPhone 4 has all other companies going back to the drawing board yet again.
One of the more annoying features for users of an unlocked iPhone 4 on other GSM networks than AT&T is the micro-SIM. Many will have to end up cutting their SIMs to fit into the iPhone 4 slot. Other than that, this is actually the FIRST *REAL* upgrade to the iPhone series since the iPhone 2G in 2007. I've opted out of upgrading until this was released and I am proud to say that this is well worth the wait.
- giulio_star_dus...Mar 30, 2011by
The iPhone 3G is the second generation of iPhone. It was the successor to the original iPhone, and is succeeded by the iPhone 3GS. Introduced on June 9, 2008 at the WWDC 2008 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. The 3G was very similar to its predecessor, containing the same 2 MP camera and no support for video recording, and its performance was limited by the same 128 MB eDRAM memory unit. Nevertheless, the 3G featured several improvements over the original. It supported Assisted GPS, 3G data and Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA.
- shock2k5kidNov 11, 2010by
I only bought the iPhone 4 because I've had my 3g for about 4 years now and it was starting to break down on me. From the moment I powered the 4 up, it's been amazing. The new Operating system is seemless and very fast. The peripherals are actually more acurate. The compass app blew my mind.
I didn't think I'd like the flat casing of it, because like most people I like to hold the phone in my hand when I'm texting rather than placing it on a deck or flat surface. However, I can't even tell the difference when I'm typing. It's still easy to hold and doesn't slide down my hand like I thought it might.
The camera is insane! The screen is amazing! It's so defined and looks SO clear. It honestly looks better than HDtv.
Lastly, THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS PHONE IS HOW FAST IT IS!! It's SOOO fast it's amazing. I've never seen apps load so fast! I paid almost $600 and it was worth EVERY PENNY!Read full review