There's so many close minded and bias users here. There's no point of GSMarena letting people write uneducated comments on here. Thus, Iphone or any other phones has it's positives and negatives feature. Whether you choose to buy an Apple or HTC or Nokia product it's your own interest. There is no point to degrade people just because they are using this ______ (insert the phone name) type of phone.
Yes iPhone is the most delicate phone that i have used i m a nokia user and a Fan of nokia in terms of built quality.
Got the iPhone 4 was tired of waiting for N8.
iPhone's rubber layer on which the Glass is fixed seems easily to be break little pieces of its body i,.e. on a slightest drop as i m clumsy enuf to drop my phones.
Nokia had no issues like that i have had almost all the nokia models and also using e72 simultaneously its built quality is way superior than iPhone 4.
I've been using GSM Arena for all things cellular for years... But, for some time, I've stood back and just accepted your constant breaking down of all things Nokia.
I've really just put it down to a few points:
Nokia's shortcomings on touch UI compared to the competition (Nokia did take some time to go touch), yet, even during a time when touch was becoming mainstream, Nokia was able to maintain supremecy through simplicity, feature packed devices and ease of use.
It could also perhaps be that GSM are aiming at trying so hard to show that they are not going to follow the stream. Read any article since the Nokia N95. Every review, or preview, is met with sceptism. I truelly understand that constructive critism is well due, but every article I've recently read on GSM Arena on a new Nokia device has a "oh boy" undertone.
This article leaves me to believe that GSM Arena might just be influenced (in whatever ((financial)) way) by the most evil of all cellular manufacturers???
Anyway, I appreciate GSM Arena, so I'll follow the grain, all cellular manufactures are very good, Nokia is the worst, and Apple is by far the best (because they put the most into my back pocket for saying nice things)
Not bad for a phone that doesn't actually work properly out of the box :)
I work in a phone store and selling iPhones is an absolute pleasure. Dodgy Nokia earpieces / mics, exploding HTC batteries, Blackberry buttons falling off fill my day with heartbreak, iPhones leave and seldom return.
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iPhone 4 glass breaking 82% more than iPhone 3gs – four months in
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- iPhone 4 owners reported 82% more damaged screens in the first 4 months compared to iPhone 3gs owners.
- Overall, the reported accident rate for iPhone 4s was 68% higher than for the iPhone 3gs.
- An estimated 15.5% of iPhone 4 owners will have an accident within a year of buying their phone.
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Synopsis: SquareTrade analyzed failure rates of over 50,000 smart phones covered by SquareTrade Care Plans and found that Apple iPhones had the fewest malfunctions, with Motorola and HTC not far behind.
Highlights of the study include:
- The iPhone 4 was the most reliable phone, with 2.1% projected to have a non-accident malfunction in the first 12 months The major makers of Android devices, Motorola and HTC, were also very reliable, with just 2.3% and 3.7%.
- BlackBerry and other smart phones were less reliable, with 6.3% and 6.7% failing in the first 12 months of use.
- Accidental damage is responsible for over 75% of smart phone failures. BlackBerry devices had the lowest one-year accident rate at 6.7%, and the iPhone 4 had the highest at 9.4%.
- The iPhone 3GS had the lowest overall failure rates, with just 11.7% failing over the course of a year, and the aggregated pool of other smart phones had the highest failure rate at 16.9%.
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Austin Sands and Vince Tseng
apple makes one phone and they still cant make it right
[deleted post]at least when I compare smartphones in any regard I would do it professionally in non-biased way without being a fanboy of one of the brands like what that site did and you of course.. the "facts"
define failure rate. ditsributing and supplying bumpers to maintain calls is a constant failure no other phone seems to have.
It's really strange why iPhone haters all use immature wordings, are usually very rude, and simply have a classless attitude. This really makes you wonder what kind of people are posting these juvenile comments.
these are exactly the type of people apple attracts, complete idiots, but obviously there are a few exceptions to the rule
The iphone is not reliable at all. Everytime I'm at work I see somebody with a cracked screen. Iphone sucks.
[deleted post]firstly,what a pathetic piece of writting.
Secondaly,marketing these days prevails over content and quality and we all know that apple buy media for attention.
Such a lofty claim.DUH...
The REAL Facts, 10 Nov 2010The best at what? dropping calls? Getting yellow stains on the screen? having inverted volume ... morethe Best stand for Whoever make the most money out of one smartphone .. thats the best.. if it is then think about it why soo many people buy it .. moron
sks1969, 10 Nov 2010Why there is no mention of Nokia, They are the largest seller of phones
Do you think the so called "SquareTrade" will provide anything reliable?
they need to be a reliable source before talking about the reliability of the phones.
they ignored intentionally Nokia, Samsung, SE & LG which are more popular than Motorola, HTC, Blackberry(duh!! >_>) and even iphone crap all on purpose, it's typical american firm trend.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2010Iphone is a cheaply made fone. Need to buy s SONY as its a proper fone.HAHAHA,are you serious?
Have you seen an iPhone 4?
The build quality is far beyond any other manufacturer. SE uses cheap plastics, you obviously dont know anything about phones.