Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The iPhone 4



Apple iPhone 4 Review iPhone 4 package is simple, similar to iPods and many other phones on the market. The phone comes with white headphones, Apple traditional, what’s up handsfree wired with data cable (the iPhone has a special connector, do not expect a mini-or micro-USB) and an outlet adapter USB output, connect the same cable that you called before.
Overall, having regard to the contents of the package Spartan and that the phone uses its own connector for charging and data transfer, you should buy compatible car charger if you need, or some other data cables, in case want to take one in the office or to another computer.
Apple iPhone 4 Review
iPhone 4 construction
The phone is very well done. It have well-defined forms, much less rounding than iPhone 3G and feels solid in your hand. I like the side volume buttons, so big, round and well separated and are on this model. Gently press them by hand, but are more rare accidental presses. Above them is a manual switch, again very well defined, which enables and disables the phone’s sound effects (ringtone sites and other warnings, including the camera shutter sound).
On the right side of the phone is the micro SIM slot. Warning, it’s a micro SIM, a card lower than the one you have now (normal SIM card). When you buy an iPhone, make sure you have passed the first mobile operator and you asked a micro, otherwise you can not make phone calls. To enter the microSIM is really need a clip or something equally thin. Cap that protects the microsite can only be removed with something long and thin as a paper clip.
The only button on the front of the phone is the Home button. That was the iPhone since the first generation, so it remains.
The glass is continued until the side where the phone is very good edge with aluminum tape on the side. Do not see the connections, do not feel the finger, there is no area to pressure to “squeak”. It’s well made. However, it’s glass. If you dropped it’s a great chance to break. Rear glass is absolutely useless in terms of use (and even the appearance, where he could be replaced with something else), but doubles your chance to break somewhere. Normally you will fly with a pouch, complete or not, silicone or leather, so the rear glass is really unnecessary.
As size is very close to a HTC Desire, even has the same thickness. The camera phone is better placed in the corner, so you can take right hand without covering the lens.
iPhone 4 hardware and performance
The screen is superb. Any font, any shape, any detail is how finely drawn and displayed on the screen perfectly. Is a significant technology innovation and is superior to any other phone on the market.
The difference with the iPhone 3G is huge. Placed side by side, the iPhone 3G screen seems to be much lower than iPgone 4 screen. If this aspect of screen quality is great importance to you, then you can make the step from 4 3GS no regrets, the gain is significant. Moreover, the screen is seamlessly integrated into the phone and did not feel that is 2 millimeters below the glass cabinet.
Otherwise performance and daily use phone menus is not something that can be easily measured and expressed. It moves well, I never thought that would delay or transitions from one display to another screen, but the speed of scrolling and transition of the software are limited. I would have liked to move faster from one screen to another and quickly display different animations and different options on the On / Off switch. I am sure that the phone could do everything much faster, but unfortunately these animations was Apple’s programmers frozen in stone. Perhaps Steve Jobs would say that is part of the Apple experience, but these are nice animations and transitions in the early days of pressing a button, but not anymore after this the test period.
True speed of the phone can be seen in several applications. Zoom in photos is made immediately through multitouch, phone filming and editing of 720p and make movies with iMovie, there are many complex games as graphics and mathematics and all running smoothly.
Multitouch is very good and I do not expect anything else from Apple.
WiFi signal is strong enough to ensure a smooth your data under normal conditions.
The battery life is more than other smartphones. Of course, this is due to the operating system architecture and limitations imposed by Apple, so I do not know if it’s something to praise. If you’re a fan of Apple and you can overcome these limitations, the battery will thank you generously.
iPhone 4 interface
Apple iPhone 4 ReviewiPhone 4 comes, as is customary, with a lot of foreign languages available for selection, while other phones only include 3-4.
I felt the lack of physical Back button, such as the Android Market. In all programs installed and all the native interface of the phone through many menus, often with 3-4 pages deep. To return to the previous page you must click the back button usually found in the upper left corner of the screen. I do not like that. It’s basically the farthest place to push for a user who keeps the device in his right hand, plus you fly with your hand to press the screen. Then, after you hit him 3-4 times and get the first page of the application you must click the Home button (the physical, the bottom of the phone) to exit the menu and that to return to the main screen of the phone. I found this inefficient.
As an example, to activate your WiFi go into Settings, click on Wifi and open the page of the menu where the chicken WiFi On a new touch. If you want to choose a particular network, there are other presses. To exit, push button on the screen and then back home. You want to enable Bluetooth? You go into Settings, enter the General in the Bluetooth, you activate, press the Back button a couple times and then Home.
That would be the first frustration. The second is the lack of a real multitasking. Whatever one says, no matter how improved multitasking IOS 4 that the notification system, Android is not comparable. Notifications for various programs appear as messages in the middle of your screen, “You were disconnected from Yahoo Messenger. Press OK and go to the next. By comparison, the Android open notification window and see at a glance all the warnings that you send your phone. You go where you want, ignore those that do not interest you, quickly check the status of a transfer or a program. That means effective, especially on a small device like a mobile phone, and I do not I could adapt to the iPhone.
There is not a real multitasking. For me “real” multitasking … ALT + TAB. Leave a program, go to another, go back to find him first and just as I left, everything quickly and easily.  The Android software can run simultaneously navigation, Twitter, Yahoo, and somewhere in the background a WordPress blog to check new comments. Move quickly between them just by holding the Home button and selecting an icon from the list used last June. On the iPhone I could not do that.
Apple iPhone 4 Review
AppSTORE and Software
AppStore is a huge store and Android Market software is far behind in this chapter. Everything is available directly from the phone, you should not connect the PC to copy and install software. Just create an account if you have not already.
Credit card required? Yes. Even if you plan to install only freeware, you can not reach them until you show that you have a credit card.
The store is gigantic, is divided into categories, they are grouped by Top Paid, Top Free, and others. These lists are generated according to the country where you are.
Email software can be used to connect to the net a lot of online services. We quickly set up my Gmail account and I had problems, and the whole interface is easy to use.
The music player (iPod module) is considered very good, very easy to use music management and I don’t needed something to test it.
The calendar is a normal one, allowing views and contacts, week and month.
Photos software is simple and effective. Images are available in the form of roll film, an idea borrowed from Sense HTC interface. Quickly navigate from one to another is easy zoom, rotate when turning the screen.
Utilities software provides you with a watch, a compass, calculator and voice recording.
iPhone 4 conclusions
Good parts:
- great screen.
- more software available in the AppStore.
- allows a form of multitasking.
- fast and efficient.
Bad parts:
- front and rear glass
- connecting to iTunes and AppStore require a credit card, a potential problem for peoples without one.
If you want a smartphone to do all, but without the power-user and without complex requirements, iPhone 4 may be a good choice. If you are like me and are interested in maximum efficiency and freedom to do what you want with a phone that you gave a lot of money, then go on Android phones.

78 comments:

  1. Great review, if I hadn't just gotten a new phone in October I'd be really tempted to get an iphone 4

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  2. Thanks alot, what phone did you get?

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  3. Bad parts:
    The fucking pricetag.

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  4. @Kitari, this is true but it is worth the money in my opinion i will be doing some reviews on phones which are very affordable, stay tuned!

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  5. iphone for verizon yaaa!!!!!

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  6. Seriously, apple overprices their shit too much. and EVERYONE has a god damn ipod. I used to have two ipod touches, but i sold them. i'm happy with my sansa clip+.

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  7. I couldn't read all of this. I'm too busy messing with my ZUNE!!!

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  8. Ugh, iPhones. People say they are better than Droids, but I just despise Apple.

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  9. great blog following and adding to morning brew

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  10. I love this phone, too bad it's basicly unaffordable.

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  11. very well put together review

    not sure I could be convinced to buy one though

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  12. Can't wait till it's out on Verizon! Check out my blog: http://funnycraigs.blogspot.com/

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  13. Great review. I've been thinking about getting an iphone for a while now. This sold me :D

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  14. nice, lookign foreward to it

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  15. Nokia C70 >> Ipod, because you are able to break nuts with it and it is still able to make calls. Also its cheaper.

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  16. I think I'll stick to my iPhone 3 :3

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  17. id buy it but its too god dam expensive :/

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  18. Great post, I have the Evo. The Iphone's rival. The thing I like about apple is all the apps thats the only downside to andriod.

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  19. not a lot of people are supporting this whole verizon iphone thing..

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  20. Good review sir! I know lots of people with this phone and they love it, I kind of wish I got one now...

    any chance you're doing the phone I did end up buying anytime in the near future. Its the:
    Sony Xperia X10

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  21. looks amazing, just can't afford it right now.

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  22. And now you go and make me regret spending all my money on video games. :)

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  23. I have heard so many pros vs cons on these versus androids, I'm pretty sure droids win 4 out of 5 times.

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  24. Great review, great blog, blogger

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  25. THIS IS AN AMAZING REVIEW
    i love apple and i own an iphone 3gs myself, but, i hear iphone 5g is coming out soon?

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  26. i have the iphone 3g i love it and my contract ends in august, i hope i get the iphone 5 or the 4gs lol

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  27. damn that is a sexy phone

    good review makes me want to buy it

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  28. I've never appreciated Apple products as much as the next person since I've never gotten passed their over all allure. I mean, shiny thing with apple is buy-able product, yes? But this review showed me different, thank you.

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  29. I love the looks of the phone, but as said above the bad thing about it is the price tag.

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  30. crazy lol, imma stick with my droid tho XD

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  31. I don't like iphones. Maybe cause I hate the apple brand :/

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  32. I gotta say, the iPhone is pretty well put together. But I went with an iPod Touch, all the same minus the calling feature and I just use Skype for that.

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  33. One of the main reasons I refuse to buy an iPhone is because Apple have a horrible attitude and service to their customers and fanbase. One thing you forgot to mention about the iPhone 4 was that if you touch the bottom left part of the phone without a cover it loses signal.

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  34. Guess u made me consider to try on of those.. Even though apple is't my favorite brand..

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  35. ive got also an iphone4 and sold it after a few weeks. im not a fan of that "closed" system. now i have an android device, which makes me happy :) also a great review!

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  36. The iphone is the oldest smartphone isn't it? My brother has had them, and I trusted them so far. I've heard a lot about the Android operating system and iPhone v. Android. So I'm definitely looking forward to a Droid review!

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  37. Never liked apple products...
    Saying that, I need a new iPod ;P

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  38. For some reason I just despise everything that apple does... is there something wrong with me?

    xx

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  39. Damn iPhone's are now just a bunch or repackaged regurgitation with a few slight improvements.
    Steve Jobs is a genius at marketing; just re-wrap the present and add a few things and PRESTO!!!, it's a brand new present.

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  40. I'm so happy they came to Verizon.

    http://tameric.blogspot.com/

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  41. ive still got my 3g. not sure if im gunna upgrade

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  42. Great review, I still prefer my HTC 7 Trophy :P

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  43. i love my iphone 3g. i just got it so i gotta wait for an upgrade...

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  44. If i had $200 i would buy this iPhone. Everything is easier on an iPhone and it's has tons of apps.

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  45. It doesn't actually require a credit card. You can register without one too, anyways, good review!

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  46. Not a fan of Apple! But still a good review!

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  47. Good review, return he favor, please.

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  48. Nice Phone, i like it a lot. My blog might bein accordance to what your talking about. Check it out :)

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  49. I have a 3G and I only had bad experiences with the iPhone, I'm going to switch to Android.

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  50. hm, people without credit card numbers must not have banks. most banks offer check cards that can be used like credit cards.

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  51. I have an iPhone 4 and kinda regret getting it, I think I would've done much better with the Evo or the Droid X. Good review though.

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  52. Very nice review, I love my iPhone 3GS but an upgrade would be nice! Following

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  53. So how do you feel about Verizon getting the Iphone? I know a lot of people are bummed that you can't surf and talk at the same time.

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  54. Screw the Iphone get the playstation phone

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  55. Nice review, guess I should dumb my 5 years old nokia and get one of these :)

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  56. The competition in the smartphones market is really interesting, we continue to check out your reviews!

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  57. Wow good review.
    I tend to trust "real people" more then propped up tech review with sponsors, if ya know what I mean...

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  58. was tempted to get it for verizon but instead picked up a discounted droid X as the iphone wasnt give me a new ever 2 discount

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  59. woah. is that a concept art pic at the top or is that like the iphone 4g?

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  60. Definitely the best smartphone you can get right now.

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  61. I was really impressed with the iPhone 4 but I think I'm going to wait for the iPhone 5 before I make another iPurchase...

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  62. So much info, Followed for the next post :D

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  63. I only liked these things for playing music..

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  64. I wonder when iP5 is gonna be up.

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