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I had opportunities to play with many iPhones. This has to be the best. I've personally just seen it on display and played with it. It was an awesome phone, but too bad I'm with Verizon.
This phone is all glass though, so one akward drop and your phone is jacked up. So invest in a case and your phone is awesomely amazing and INTACT. lol
The phone has a facechat application. It has a camera on the front I believe and of course the one on the back. It is available in Black or white, and with the 4.0 update on your 3g 2g 3gs makes them an IP4 but not really. I'd still consider this.
Pros: Honestly everything. I'm glad there is solutions to the antennae problems as well . It's good that iPhone users have figured it out to use their phones to the full extent. Although I may not have an Iphone at the moment, I have the iPod Touch 16GB and thats basically the same thing without a phone or camera. I've had that since launch date, its been through all upgrades. then again this is the IP4 review.
The phone has a really good look to it. Sorta like WHOA!! I'm a professional kind of look. I like the way the screen is flat down instead of curved and u could see the glass on some other iphones. I believe this may lead to chipping? But I may be wrong. This phone should be bought, But keep in mind if your phone is dropped a lot, you may want full protection with a screen protector on front and back and a bumper.
AFTER I POSTED THIS REVIEW ON PHONESCOOP I GOT THE IPHONE 3G AND IT IS AWESOMELY COOL
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.
WHY DO APPLE HAS TO LOCK THEIR PHONES IN THE FIRST PLACE???
THIS SUCKS! AND WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO PROTECT?!?!
IF YOU SEETHE TERM "UNLOCKED" SOMEWHERE - DO NOT BELIEVE IT!
THIS PHONE IS ONLY WORKING IN THE USA AND ONLY ON ATT!
THERE IS NOTHING UNLOCKED ABOUT IT!
SO APPLE CAN GO TO HELL!
THE PHONE IS MORE OR LESS LIKE THE OLD ONE!
NOTHING NEW ABOUT IT!
THAT CAMERA ON THE FRONT MAY BE NEW TO APPLE - BUT I HAD A VIDEO CONFERENCE PHONE 10 YEARS AGO! SO APPLE HAD DISCOVERED THE HOT WATER AFTER 10 YEARS.
HAHA - BE PROUD GUYS!
WELL THE NORMALL CAMERA OF THE PHONE IS 5MP. THAT HAD BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR 5 YEARS AS WELL. SOME MANUFACTURESR ALREADY HAVE 12MP CAMERAS ON THEIR PHONES!
THE PHONE DOES NOT HAVE GPS WHICH SUCKS! AGPS IS NOTHING CLOSE TO REAL GPS!
THIS THING WITH THE MICRO SIM IS TOTALLY IDIOTIC FROM APPLE! THIS SIM IS SO SMALL THAT YOU WILL LOOSE IT! WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE PREVIOUS ONE - IT WAS PERFECT SIZE!
THE "RETINA DISPLAY" IS ALSO NOTHING REALLY NEW AND EXTRAORDINARY! 960X640 = 614 400 PIXELS ON A 3.5"!!! WELL SONY HAS A 921 000 PIXELS LCD SCREENS ON 3.5" CAMERA LCD! SO AGAIN NOTHING SPECIAL HERE!
SOFTWARE IS LIKE THE OLD ONE!
THE NEW SHAPE IS COOL THOUGH! VERY SLIM AND NICE TO HOLD! THE BACK OF THE PHONE IS ABSOLUTELY COOL - MUCH BETTER THAN THE OLD ONE!
BUT THERE IS STILL THE BIGGEST PROBLEM OF THIS PHONE! WHY IS THE PHONE BIGGER THAN THE DISPLAY??????????????
OR THE OTHER WAY ARROUND - IF THE PHONE HAS TO BE SO BIG FOR SOME REASON - THAN WHY IS THE DISPLAY SMALLER THAN THE PHONE?
OR IN OTHER OTHER WORDS - IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO CARRY A PHONE WHICH HAS A 4.5" DIAGONAL - THEN WHY IS THE DISPLAY 3.5" AND NOT 4.5" ????
ANY LOGICAL ANSWER TO THAT!?!?!
YOU BRING SOMETHING SO HUGE IN YOUR POCKET AND THE SPACE IS NOT UTILIZED BY THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF A TOUCH SCREEN SMARTPHONE - NAMELY THE DISPLAY!
IN CONCLUSION - BUY THE PHONE - IT IS ALMOST PERFECT - BUT WAIT UNTILL IT IS REALLY UNLOCKED!
I HAVE SPENT 1,150 USD NOW FOR A VERY NICE IPOD 4G - BECAUSE I CANNOT USE IT AS A PHONE!
NO FREEZING, NO GLITCHES, SIZE & FEEL OF THE PHONE, HIGH QUALITY,FAST, WELL PERFORMING PHONE, SOME DECENT APPS/GAMES,
NO SWYPE!!! APPLE NEEDS TO STEP ON THAT. INPUTTING INTO THE KEYBOARD IS A MAJOR FUNCTION SO ITS VERY HARD TO GO BACK TO PECKING ONCE ACCUSTOMED TO FAST EFFICIENT SWYPE... WELL ACTUALLY "SWIFTKEY" IS BETTER THAN SWYPE. ALSO, I UNDERSTAND APPLE MAINTAINS ITS PRODUCT BY NOT LETTING ANYONE SWAP & SHARE FILES ETC, BUT THEN THEY NEED TO IMPROVE THE ITUNES SYNC PROCESS... MUSIC/PHOTO/RINGTONE SYNCING ETC CAN BE A PAIN, ESP WHEN YOUR USED TO A SIMPLE PLUG, DROP & DRAG... THAT'S VERY USER FRIENDLY & EASY TO DELETE & ADD FILES/MUSIC/PHOTOS. I LIKE BEING ABLE TO MAKE MY OWN RINGTONES B/C I CAN USE WHATEVER PART OF THE SONG I WANT UNLIKE DROID WHICH AUTOMATICALLY STARTS AT THE BEGINNING, BUT MAKE IT AUTO POPULATE THE PH SO YOU DONT HAVE TO BE A PC TO SYNC. I ALSO MISS HAVING "GESTURES" ITS SUCH A HANDY FEATURE THAT I USED DAILY.
I KNOW THE ENGINEERS AT APPLE ARE INTELLIGENT & CAPABLE ENOUGH TO IMPROVE THESE THINGS. I'D GIVE IT 4.5 OR 5 STARS WERE IT NOT FOR THE ABOVE AFOREMENTIONED. ITS 4.5 ON QUALITY B/C THE BATTERY CAN BE A QUICK DRAINER, WHICH IS A DRAG, BUT ONLY 1/2 STAR DOCK B/C ITS NOT HORRIBLE.
IF THEY WOULD GET SOME QUALITY FORM OF "SWYPE" & "GESTURES" & MAKE "SYNCING" LESS OF A HASSLE, I WOULDNT BE TORN B/T DROID & IPHONES AT ALL BECAUSE THE QUALITY OF THE IPHONE DEFINITELY IS SOMETHING I'D HAVE TO SACRIFICE IF I WENT BACK TO DROID, BUT NOW IM SACRIFICING "BELLS N WHISTLES" (KEY FEATURES) THAT I MISS A LOT.
I bought this phone as a replacement phone for my 13 year old daughter. Her father has her on his verision plan but he had given her his old Motorola Android. What a joke that phone was. The battery compartment always fell off because it was not a tight fit. The screen had a defect from day 1 and it shut off for no apparent reason. Next to what she had, this phone is an absolute dream for her. I have some issues with it though. I have a Samsung Galaxy Proclaim and when I try use hers for anything I MISS MY "BACK" BUTTON SOOOOO MUCH. I also HATE that it isn't compatable with ANYTHING that isn't Apple. My daughter's can no longer take turns buying songs and put them on each of their devices. My 9 year old has a LG smartphone. They used to use their allowances and one daughter would buy a new song to share once or twice a week. They miss that A LOT. Their music has gotten either more expensive or they get less. I am not an Apple fan but my daughter has almost no complaints.