In summary an average Nokia Smartphone owner is a middle aged grey suited man who wants to use his phone for checking his excel spreadsheets at lunch time, then taking a break with a game of Solitaire.
The average iPhone is a trendy person who is full of fun and cant wait to download a new game or fun App, from the over 200,000 they can choose from from the App Store. They can also watch live tv and listen to the iPod intergrated in their phone.
Some of you Nokia zombies do make me laugh. As well as some of you Android robots.
The iPhone 4. Officially sold by Apple for £499.99. Unlocked and sim free. A phone that doesnt need proving as its just an improvement on the best touchscreen smartphone in the market, the iPhone 3GS.
The Nokia N900 £479.99. A phone that still uses a stick to move the screen. A phone with a Maeomo OS, meaning only a handfull of Apps support. A phone that isnt great.
The Nokia N8, pre Order prices are mainly £599.99. More than likely Nokia will sell this for £500+. God knows where some of you got 360 Euros. Maybe in Nokia LaLaLand??? Maybe on contract but not sim free. A phone still yet to be proven. Judging by the videos, not very convincing. Still uses Symbian, who cares if its Symbian 3, the Apps and software support will pale in comparison to the iPhone. Wow who cares if the camera is big????
The Samsung i9000 Galaxy. Average retail price £499.99. Anyone who has owned a Samsung knows that as good as they can be, they can also frustrate. Samsungs also deppreciate in value, thats because Samsunbg always have another phone to bring out a few weeks later.
The HTC desire. A very good phone no doubt. But it sells for average of £450-£500. Uses the Android OS, which lets face it is not as good as the iOS in terms of Apps support. The iOS is also more solid.
All these phones are meant to compete with each other but all are within similar price range. Yet the iPhone is a proven winner amongst MILLIONS of people. Yes PROVEN.
Now tell me the iPhone 4 is overpriced!
In Uk its opne for all the network , or it will work only IN UK.
What they mean be SIM-free??
if you cant afford a 500k euro lamborghini to get some girls attraction, you can always spend a little money on iphone 4 to get the equally attraction as lamborghini.
nomorese, 15 Jun 2010That's why people who buy the iphone are called Isheep. If you waste so much money (ok if you ... moreThats such a bigot comment! "The iPhones are made is China". And what???? Whats your point??? Asian countries produce THE best handsets in the world. The iPhone, HTC phones, Samsung phones.....
Nokia low end and mid range phones are good. Nokia Smartphones are far from smart. In fact all that hardware and they still produce a below standard smartphone!
If the iPhone was so substandard then it wouldnt be selling well, would it! The iPhone is cutting edge technology, hence the high price tag and it still sells superbly! Not like the sluggish symbian rubbish that crashes all the times aka Nokia Smartphones!
Anonymous, 16 Jun 2010the graphics processor of the iphone 3gs is nowhere near samsung galaxy s and the gpu of iphon... moreU cant compare it in terms of specification only because there are much more thing that iphone can do while others cant, juz log in to itunes.com then u will know it and ive already spend more than 200 euro on it since my 1st piece of iphone 2g.....
Seems the delivery will take another 2 weeks for all the pre orders.
Is this phone a BIG HIT?
rob, 15 Jun 2010I know people on here love Android and the fact that its cheaper (and most of the handsets are... morethe graphics processor of the iphone 3gs is nowhere near samsung galaxy s and the gpu of iphone 4 isnt as good either. the only thing that is equal is the cpu and the only thing that iphone 4 has over galaxy s is the LED-flash.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010ha ha these prices are hilarious,nearly 200 euro dearer than the 3gs for better screen and cam... morenewsflash!! if you havnt heard, Android is the worst, how can you say its better?
xxx, 16 Jun 2010but it only cost apple $125 us to have made in china. iphone 5mp vs samsumg 12mp, samsung win... moreit actually costs less than that, plus if you have ever used any piece of apple equipment you would know what looks slow on paper actually smashes any sort of PC/windows based OS and processors, and 5mp camera is pretty much all you can optimise on a camera anyway, unless you want to eat ur storage up overnight.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010@simple user
32GB - 16GB = US$100
Yes, of course the flash module within the phone is no... moreLoL!!!
110 Euro is far more than 100US$
Furthermore having HD recording on board will eat up your free storage extremly fast.
I remember the time when Windows XP (vanilla version) used 65 MB of my HDD, while Vista Business refused to install on 8GB partition. (10 years later) That is 170 times more!
So computing resources are never enough. And most people will buy 16GB version, then find they need more and go for 32GB iPhone.. 16GB will still be accumulated in stores because most probably those with less "funds" will prefer second hand devices on lower prices.
Unless Steve Jobs finds out how to forbid iPhone resales... ;-)
I am not impressed with this so called Iphone 4G for the simple reason that it has brought nothing new at all. There are lots of high end smartphone in the market today which have more superb features than the iphone.What amazed me is how easily Steve Job easily deluded iphone fans by simply using more adjectives -to describe this phone- such words as MAGICAL, FAR BETTER, REVOLUTIONARY,WONDERFUL, GREAT,AMAZING!and the fans response enthutiastically, hehehe! mind-boggling!
does the SIM-FREE version mentioned above mean the UNLOCKED version??? is apple releasing factory unlocked iphones
John, 16 Jun 2010Once again People pls get over the fact that the IPhone 4 is too expensive.
If you cannot a... moreIt's more like overpriced then too expensive....
630euro for 16gb 740euro for 32gb, 110 euro different for an extra 16gb.... i don't think so blooding sucking Apple. You can buy a Sandisk micro sdhc 16gb card for £30, class 6 speed 16gb card £55 or even a 32gb card for £89 on amazon. Other flagship model phones has better spec (Samsung Galaxy S, SE X10, Nokia N8, HTC Desire, Moto Droid)cheaper handset price and they all include a card slot. Steve jobs is clearly ripping off their loyal consumers. This is the reason why apple deliberately miss out a card slot in their phones, so they can make triple or quadruple profits with a 16gb memory upgrade.
Funds to build iPhone5?? hahaha they missed out so many good features... all steve jobs has to do is to pick 1 or 2 out every year to build the next gen iPhone....
first iphone has no 3G was laughable "Great OS, outdated connection" it's like building a £2,000 laptop with great spec but supplied you with a 56k dial up modem only. An absolute joke!
second iPhone with no MMS or video recording (this is not early 90's)
third iphone still no radio, 3mp cam without LED flash, removable battery, card slot etc.... (was this built in 2005 or 2009?)
forth iphone secondary camera WIFI only?!? amazing.... Retina screen over AMOLED screen.... it's more like going backwards.IPS screen are old technology compare to AMOLED.. please wikipedia the info yourself. You pay 200euro more (Compare to 3gs) for useless upgrades
fifth iphone..... 8mp cam? radio? card slot? removable battery? support flash? there are tonnes of features they missed out.... just pick 2 for now so we can upgrade them for 6th, 7th and 8th gen.
I can afford an iphone... i have more sense then wasting my money.
Wake up iPhone followers.... this is just my opinion ..... Peace xxxxx
nokia old touch phone is still better than new iphone in term of practical use and features
Again apple's fan girls are buying an overpriced iphone with 5 years ago features...go apple!!!, make some money with these gus
its polularity of iphone 4 is spreading out to my country Cambodia, People are curious to handle one although price is pretty expensive right away. I myself commit to use one if price comes down to 599 dollar and free shipping to my country.Interestingly, I fall in love wit iphone 4.
I'm not even an Apple fanboy (I use a Nexus One) and I can see that most of the commenters in here don't get it.
It's priced that high to encourage people to go to the networks and get a subsidized handset with a contract.
If the off-contract prices were low, nobody would sign up with the carriers for subsidized handsets.
well, 16 Jun 2010That makes little sense. Apple's earnings are at least 1bil per quarter, and about 300 million... morebut it only cost apple $125 us to have made in china.
iphone 5mp vs samsumg 12mp, samsung wins.
iphone4 Ar cpu vs intel's three years old cpu intel wins.
htc evo 4g vs iphone4 3g htc wins