It's really amazing how the iPhone 4's 5 megapixel camera beat the Motorola Droid X's camera pretty convincingly in a shootout recently. Amazing performance, and the HD video recorder is currently the best amongst smartphones.
We did an experiment where one group of my friends were in one room and another group was in a second room. In the first room, we gave them an Android phone, and in the second room we gave them an iPhone 4. After an hour of testing the iPhone 4 group were fighting with me cos they all wanted to buy it from me. The room with the Android phone was empty, because they all got bored and went to watch a movie lol.
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2010Having iphone4 is like having a model as a girlfriend. Pretty, beautiful, and make the one who... moreGot to agree with you. What gets me the most is the iphone is cheap to make but up to 800% profit is made on them. Steve Jobs is a septic welt of society, no one seems to realize to yet!
Having seen the iphone 4s screen at full brightness side by side with super amoled samsung wave and galaxy s in my local phone store i noticed its definetly not as good as super amoled,noticable with less contrast and vibrancy,more grey and deep black shadows etc. Sharpness is the same especially vs the waves screen which is similar size.Sales staff agreed. Iphone 4 screen tiny bit sharper than super amoled when looked at a few mms from eyes but thats just stupidly really. regular phone holding distance from eyes the iphone 4 screen does lose out a fair bit. The screen is much noticebally better compared to the 3gs buy thats not saying all that much. The iphone 4 did lose almost all reception in death grip position. has no ui or software advantage or changes over the 3gs os.4 besides a processor boost which was badly needed by industry standard. didn't show much innovation really. Brittle feel to the design also,the high insurance cost would be well needed.
Peter, 02 Aug 2010Yeah dude as far as the screens are concerned, both phones are amazing. The iPhone has better ... moreNo, it is not a draw between the ip4 and galaxy s' display. The galaxy only edges out the ip4's display in contrast and viewing angles, while the ip4 edges out the galaxy s' on birghtness, clarity, outdoor visibility, more natural/accurate colors, picture quality, and longer lifespan. Ip4's display is better than the galaxy's.
china ip4 got better performance than original one.btway it gor 8 mega pix n dnt have any isu with signal.fake one better than original one.?beside u can get 7 unit of fake ip4 for it cost.hahaha.
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2010hi Peter
You may be right about the 5MP camera, it should give high res video quality than ... moreYes, Face Time is absolutely superb. A few weeks ago when I first tried it out, I practially spent almost an hour at one stretch talking to a friend of mine! It was the first time I did a video call in years. I remeber back in 2004 or 2005 I used video calling on the Nokia 6680..not a good experience!
People will say, "yeah it only is available with iphone 4 and it can only be used on wi-fi." Can you imagine the data costs if it on 3G (assuming you don't have an unlimited data plan). An the speed would be slower as well, esp with AT&T in the US which is already tackling problems with its 3G reception without video calls to worry about!
Hopefully sometime in the future, Face Time will be compatible on other devices and OS's. For the time being it's only for iOS4. (And of course only for iPHone 4 as it is the only iPhone with a front camera.)
Peter, 02 Aug 2010To Anonymous (the guy who posted the review a posts down) -- Have you noticed that when using ... morehi Peter
You may be right about the 5MP camera, it should give high res video quality than front camera and this is something person on the other end can notice as you only see a small picture. FaceTime quality is pretty adequate but I was expecting close to HD quality. I again like the ease with which FaceTime call is routed.
Bad Apple, 02 Aug 2010Ok, I didn't realize this, you might be right, but I have seen similar test done against the i... moremate every time i look on gsm your on here av u not got any hobbies. and the nokia n8 will be beta than the i phone 4 and the galaxy s. who argues over a screen must be an iphone 4 customers
Peter, 02 Aug 2010Hey great review man. Happy to hear that you're satisfied with the phone. Which country are yo... moreHey, thanks.
I am from the UK and using O2. I think I should point out that O2 signal on my iPhone does go up and down but I have yet to drop a call. I have spoken to my colleagues from USA and they also agree that the problems of the reception are a lot network dependent and AT&T is by far the worst to be on hence americans are creating more fuss than anyone else on the planet.
I am happy to answer any question anyone may have for me.
Thanks for reading
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2010Hi I got my iPhone 4 with somewhat reluctance 3 weeks ago from apple store regents street. ... moreTo Anonymous (the guy who posted the review a posts down) -- Have you noticed that when using FaceTime, if you change the mode to the back camera (the 5MP one) so that the person you're talking to can see what you are seeing, the video quality is not as good as when you take a normal video? I guess this is common with all video calls.
Bad Apple, 02 Aug 2010Ok, I didn't realize this, you might be right, but I have seen similar test done against the i... moreYeah dude as far as the screens are concerned, both phones are amazing. The iPhone has better resolution and the Galaxy S has better colour contrast and overall size. I don't think we can choose a winner here. I say we call it a draw!
Peter, 02 Aug 2010QUOTE: "This sadly shows how dum some of the icon fans are, (not all of course), the link... moreOk, I didn't realize this, you might be right, but I have seen similar test done against the iphone4 and Galaxy S and the results was similar, so I would say mught be slightly better screen but Galaxy is a supper Amoled screen which only samsung uses, and patented to them ONLY, thanks
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2010Hi I got my iPhone 4 with somewhat reluctance 3 weeks ago from apple store regents street. ... moreHey great review man. Happy to hear that you're satisfied with the phone. Which country are you in and which service provider do you use?
Bad Apple, 02 Aug 2010This sadly shows how dum some of the icon fans are, (not all of course), the link you posted h... moreQUOTE: "This sadly shows how dum some of the icon fans are, (not all of course), the link you posted here shows the Galaxy S in the middle the left hand is irubish (known as iphone 4), and it clearly shows the Galaxy S screen is far better the irubbish, did you know that or you just looked at the piture and concluded the middle one is iphone?
Galaxy is a piece of engineering which by far better than iphone 4,"
Yeah I assume he knew the middle one is the Galaxy S. But please keep in mind that the phone on the left is the iPhone 3GS, not the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 has a much better display than the 3GS. The iPhone 4 resolution is technically better than the Galaxy S as well, though the Galaxy S has better colour contrast (esp blacks).
I got my iPhone 4 with somewhat reluctance 3 weeks ago from apple store regents street. I just want to share my experience with the device over the last 3 weeks. I bought this phone despite having few doubts in mind but Apple offers 30 days returns so I thought let's give it go, I could always return it if I am not fully satisfied with it. Here is what I have found;
I was skeptical before buying the phone but I am rather surprised to experience "NO Issues of reception" even after trying various ways of holding it. I am quite a heavy user and make quite a lot of calls but this phone hasn't troubled me at all. In fact, sound quality is pretty good. I am not using any type of case or protective shield to block of Antennagate. So In my tests, it performed well during day to day use.
This is something which compelled me to get this phone coz it is amazingly sharp and can't imagine for text to look better than this. I read a lot on web as well as emails very important for me. I am extremely satisfied with this display.
Camera and Video Calls:
I am not a hugely interested in these features as such but I did take handful of pictures and they come out pretty good, better than expected. I tried FaceTime few times and It worked well but video quality wasn't quite as sharp compared to Video recording through camera. I guess this is down to lower resolution camera used on the front but nonetheless it performed better than I had expected.
App Store, IOS, Folders, Multitasking:
I am impressed the way app store functions and I have already downloaded well over 100 apps, most of them are utilities, business, finance and news apps. The quality of these apps is pretty good and has made my life a lot easier to manage. I have also started to manage these apps in Folders and it's rather nice having grouped them at one place. I have noticed myself using spotlight search more and more to find any particular app I am looking and it functions GREAT! Spotlight has made searching way easier.
This is some sort of sensor which switches off the screen while on call. I have noticed it flashing only few times though. I am told by apple staff that Apple is aware of this issue and will be fixed with a software update via iTunes. Not a major issue really but something I would to liked to have fixed so I am keeping an eye out for the update.
I am pleasantly surprised with this phone and would recommend it with confidence. Especially, usability of the phone is the best thing that struck me. It's very easy to use and I got to typing on touch-based keyboard in only couple of days. My typing speed has also got faster n faster over the last week after the learning curve is over.
I also like the build quality of the handset, though It has glass back and front but I like the feel of holding it. It also feels a little weighty but I have also found it a plus point having holding something strong and sturdy.
I would rate it 9/10. I think it's priced well compared to what would you get from the likes worthy competition such as HTC, samsung and Nokia.
In a nutshell, I am a very happy owner of iPhone 4!
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2010just stop commenting about galaxy s screen and look at this pic tells the story
http://www.gs... moreThis sadly shows how dum some of the icon fans are, (not all of course), the link you posted here shows the Galaxy S in the middle the left hand is irubish (known as iphone 4), and it clearly shows the Galaxy S screen is far better the irubbish, did you know that or you just looked at the piture and concluded the middle one is iphone?
Galaxy is a piece of engineering which by far better than iphone 4,
just stop commenting about galaxy s screen and look at this pic tells the story
Peter, 02 Aug 2010QUOTE: "Let me give you a simple example to make it clear to understand.
It is like pa... moreHaving iphone4 is like having a model as a girlfriend. Pretty, beautiful, and make the one who have it proud when everyone turn they head to see it.... BUT... iphone4 is also expensive, and unreliable... just like a model.
I don't think anyone that want/expect a good live shouldn't try to play with fire... i mean iphone4.
iphone4 is a FLING... an expensive FLING... it's a lust that must be avoided...