The iphone 4 hands down has the best resolution display of any phone currently available on the market. Apart from this the ease of dealing with this device after opening the box is a definite plus. Also because of the popularity accessories and apps are readily available to download.
1) Easily syncs with outlook mail and other mail services
2) Retina display is very smooth and sharp
3) Touch screen is highly responsive
4) Screen orientation can be locked and apart from this has also a gyro and accelerometer
5) Smooth internet browser. The Dual camera is great for video chat
6) Mobileme helps locate your phone if lost or stolen
7) Hands free function was excellent on 3GS and is equally good on the 4. Many don't use it or are not aware of it. Keep the menu button pressed and you go to voice control. Just say "dial *name of person or est.* mobile or phone". Also the same control can be used for playing a music album which is great. If your accent is very thick you might have trouble though so keep it simple slow and clear.
Apple as usual goes out of its way to keep you locked in to them and their hardware is not future proof which means buy it today and by tomorrow its obsolete.
1) Does not have a SD card slot so memory is fixed
2) No HDMI slot so can't fix to HDTV, however can be connected to TV through component cables.
3) The phone is locked down and thus limited to Apple itunes and its carrier.
4) Following 3GS you would think that they would bring this out as 4G but it is only a 3G phone.
5) Video chat (Face time as dubbed by Apple) is limited to WiFi only and not carrier internet service (lame if you ask me). Though probably the carrier cant handle the load anyway.
6) Biggest drawback is not Flash compatible and though many sites don't necessarily use flash, most of the popular sites and news services do. This in my books limits much of the internet surfing experiences.
Conclusion: If this is your first phone you will undoubtedly fall in love with it. If your upgrading from the iphone 3GS then don't bother because functionality and user experience is the same. The only useful differentiating fact is the LED flash that comes with the iphone 4 which really helps when taking pictures in a night club. If your a tech geek you will find the phone though capable of so much more to be restrictive and will invariably Jail break it or try and unlock it some other way. Though I would suggest going for the new better Motorola Atrix. If your a businessman then this phone is perfect as it does virtually everything from push mail alert, checking on stocks, banking, powerpoint editing, word documents editing (though you have to buy the app. for $7 worth it i.e. Documents to go).Read full review...
awesome product very expensive for a phone,needs better cam, fix death grip
Great phone use on Verizon, seamless operating system no freezes or starts & stops like you might get on blackberry or android phones. lots of apps. Touch screen is the best I have found on the market. Reception is great and phone sound quality is great HOWEVER still has death grip issue occasionally if reception is low I dont want a bumper I keep it in my pocket bumpers suck. Emails & texts great, could have an alert light like blackberry to help you SEE if you have missed calls or messages this is important to people who use phones for work. Overall a great phone I would recommend But a new version may come out this summer I hear I would wait just to see if some of these small issues have been resolved. I would not want any other phone.Read full review...
Apple’s latest is always the greatest – you have to give them that. Sometimes it seems they put less effort into making it than in letting people know they did. But with the Apple iPhone 4, they were obviously hard at work. The 4th generation iPhone has an all new look, new feel and plenty of new skill. We already caught a glimpse of the iOS4. But there’s much more: a 1GHz chip, two cameras, HD video and of course the Retina display – the highest-res screen we’ve seen so far on a GSM phone.Surely there are still enough blank spots on the feature list but that’s Apple and its iPhone. Compromises are being made in every phone out there anyway. But the simple fact is Number 4 is the best iPhone to-date. Let’s see how good that is.Read full review...
iPhone 4 16gb review
Best iPhone yet!
ALthough iOS4 is kinda feeling outdated. Unit weighs the same as the iPhone 3g/3gs but dimensions are smaller and narrower, making the unit feel heavier. The Retina display is super sharp and clear. Camera takes great pics and 720p video with tap to autofocus. FaceTime is great! Processing speed is fast. But the multitasking isn't perfect and not all apps support the feature yet.
With so many smartphones on the market nowadays, mobile operating system loyality is best. I started with the original iPhone and have tried WebOS and Android. Both great mobile OS but i didn't want the hassle of providing my info just to have an account with em, argh!
The next iPhone (iPhone 4g? And due to come out June 2011) is sure to have improvements and be a little better. But as for now, even with all its flaws, the iPhone 4 will be on top of everyone's choice as favorite smartphones... period.Read full review...
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...
The reason why i like the iphone so much
it so unique, it like no other phone.
I was addicted to like 2 year ago when I first got mines and never put it down at times.
Unlocking and jailbroken it fun to do on it but since apple has it period and wont let anybody do that to their device it a pain in the ass just to wait and wait for the new jailbreak to come out. but other then that, it a awesome phone like no other.
Here are a few of my favorite apps.
Junos Pulse, RDP, RSA Secure ID, Flashlight, Sonar, RedLaser, Key Ring, MapQuest, EMD PTE, PTEExplorer
There are a few things I wish was different.
For the keyboard, I wish there was a way to lock it in the landscape orientation, since it's bigger. But I think I'm finally used to the small keyboard. I now know the point of my left index finger that protrudes the most with my eyes closed.
I considered that I made a good purchase decision on the iPhone, and would make the same choice again.Read full review...
great, with exeception of antenna
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 COOLRead full review...
Reading the description of the phone from apple's website is awe-inspiring, i fell in love with it befor i had it in my hands. It is a fabulous phone with amazing capabilities. There are a few kinks though.
I have an iPhone 4 16Gb Black and it's camera shutter refuses to open up. It may be either a software or hardware issue. I'm working on if that can be resolved without having to return it. Certain applications, when in use, take alot of power and so the battery, under moderate use, can run down in 1 day.
The phone has a lot of potential though. With the hundreds of thousands of apps that are created for it, the possibilities are endless!! To get the fullest use out of it, you should get a data plan. Otherwise you'd have to be constantly looking for wifi signal.
Monster of a phone.Read full review...
Apple iPhone4 Quick Impressions
The Apple iPhone4 has been a great way to aceess the internet almost as good as a netbook using either an unlocked public WiFi connection or the 3G telephone network. I'm using it with an ATT GoPhone card. You can get 3G internet access with GoPhone and iPhone by changing the iPhone's system cellular data network settings appropriately to use Cinguar settings as described by Cydia online. You can use Cydia online to install the proper APN profile settings to your iPhone4.
The main drawback to the iPhone as an internet web browser is that Flash web pages will not display if they don't serve an HTML only version of the web page too.
Generally I've found the iPhone4 to be superior in quality and construction to all the other smart phones such as HTC and Blackberry when using the phone as a netbook computer. It is fast and has good battery life and a clean easy to read screen. The phone works fine enough for telephone calls too. It's not the absolute best in call quality, but it's as good as any average cell phone in call quality from my observations.
Tim PRead full review...
I Was AMAZED.
For years I watched as the smartphone evolved. My personal phone was a Motorola V3XX Razr that as far as I was concerned was just fine no more then I used the phone.
Then, the iPhone 4 was released, and after reading about the phone, I thought, why not, it's time to upgrade ( was eligible for 3 years) So I ordered 2 16GB while the units were on Back Order. Initially I wasnt happy about the wait. THEN I GOT THE PHONE(s)!
The improved 5megapixel camera, high resolution screen, create some of the best raw video for the size that is comparable to high end units. The only drawback with the camera is that it does not have any image stabilization, so if you dont have a steady hand, the images may blur. For what this phone does aside from that, for the money it will keep you busy for hours on end. Games, text, video, pictures, applications out the wazoo and not to mention iPod music and video player.
I can see why the Apple iPhone is so popular and am really glad I decided to upgrade. I love it.Read full review...