Techi, 03 Jul 2010I put my last comment when the phone was launched and I was right. I am not an Apple fan boy I... moreGreat message Techi!Yes what say all my iPhone fan friends... One says "I dislike this arrogant company but iPhone is the easiest, more beautiful device I know. N96, i8910 was a nightmare to use"
Yes, I've a SE Satio and use sometimes iphone of friends. Ok iTunes has so many limitations. Stupid. (no ring changes by example), but much apps. And great Google Maps, navigation so usefull.
For my Androïd is really less easy to use. Maybe WinMo7 could be interesting.
In Europe the company I prefer is SonyEricsson. But which device is high-end now ? NOTHING ! X10, Satio , Vivaz are completely outdated, no update or so late.... What's the problem with SE ???
What can I say... Apple's products are not perfect but they have many fans that are ridiculously obsessed by them.
This device is not bad, but is too expensive for what is has to offer.
With the same money you can buy many smart phones that makes iphone a bad option.
If you are happy I am happy with it, but please do not be too excessive with it.
Is it so hard to give more info about GPS chip, not only for this phone ...? :( This is not an insult, just a note that this information would be useful because it strongly relates to signal reception.
I put my last comment when the phone was launched and I was right. I am not an Apple fan boy I am just a normal person who have seen and tested the technology.
I am a tech geek used high end phones of Nokia, Samsung, Htc etc, I realized one thing apple iphone are actually the best smart phones in the market today.
i knew it before the 5 mp camera will be the best in its class and 720p recording is top notch with no lag and high quality image.
Face time works well and actually now people will start using video calling coz apple introduced it and made it so easy to use and i am sure it will become popular now.
1 ghz processor with sgx graphics GPU, u are actually talking about a serious high end hardware, its just like having a computer with a high end graphic card, lots of other 1 ghz phones in the market are lacking good GPU.
Screen is like you have the best multimedia device, screen has a wow factor.
Another point you have actually # 1 App store, seen it and i firmly believe, it is #1
Multi tasking has started and i am sure it will improve in future, for multitasking is actually acceptable.
Well there are so many things, but actually its a very nice piece of hardware, you will never get bored with it and actually truly speaking I got bored with other phone but not with iphone.
Lastly Just wanna say, I am using I phone 4 right now, time and tested all other smart phones also, and just wanna say one thing, Apple wont do everything but what Apple does it does the best and you cant compare it that is why they sell 1.7 million phones in 3 days, yea the price is high but with contract its acceptable. Just a normal opinion.
The Samsung Galaxy S blows the iphone4 out of the water. Here is why..
Both phones are very very similar, in that they have an excellent one-touch user interface that just works intuitvely and seamlessly. Anything you load just pops up amost instantly and smoothly. A far cry from symbian and windows-mobile phones that were slow, clunky, froze a lot, crashed a lot, and had complicated menu structures and poor access to apps.
There are some differences though.......
Comparing the iPhone4 with the Galaxy S:
the iphone4 costs significantly more to buy on contract
the iphone4 doesnt have removable flashdisk cards or a micro USB port
the iphone4 has a significantly smaller screen, despite the phone being a similar size
the iphone4 lacks the more visually wonderful super-amoled screen for the wow factor
the iphone4 has a poorer viewing angle
the iphone4 has a slower browser, and is slower at loading pages
the iphone4 is slower at loading apps, with a fractionally slower interface
the iphone4 lacks the more sophisticated multitasking of the Galaxy S
the iphone4 has a slower processor, and a slowr graphics core (GPU) (the Galaxy S has the fastest of any phone in the world currently)
the iphone4 lacks flash when browsing websites
the iphone4 has a lower quality front facing camera, which can only video call over wireless (unlike the Galaxy S which can use 3G too)
the iphone4 can not play in widescreen without the letterbox. (the Galaxy S screen is 16:9 widescreen)
the iphone4 has less free apps available in its app store
the iphone4 lacks support of divx, xVid, HD divx, avi, wmc, vc-1, mkv, flv etc, meaning you have to convert movies on your pc before playing them
the iphone4 lacks wireless dlna HDMI out and hence cannot output HD content to a TV
the iphone4 lacks bluetooth 3.0 support
the iphone4 lacks ability to play HQ youtube over 3G, unlike android
the iphone4 lacks live multitasking widgets on the homescreens such as twitter, facebook status updates, sky news tickers, live world cup scores etc
the iphone4 lacks i-tunes wireless syncing of music, podcasts, and playlists (yes, android can do this!)
the iphone4 lacks the ability to be a wifi hotspot (phone becomes a 3G wireless router)
the iphone4 lacks the advanced and seamless cloud syncing of android
the iphone4 lacks the over-the-air updates of android
the iphone4 lacks free emulator apps that run all games from gameboy, snes, PSP etc brilliantly
the iphone4 lacks free google sat nav with voice and cloud search (eg speak "navigate to MacDonalds" and within 3 seconds ur phone has interpreted what you said, loaded up the sat nav, fetched GPS, and is giving u directions)
the iphone4 still lacks the seamless and advanced social networking integration of android
the iphone4 still lacks the superior notification system of android (no inturrupting popups on android)
the iphone4 lacks the massive customisibility of android that allows ones phone to reflect ones needs and lifestyle, from homescreens, down to apps that give you a different keyboard or messeging app
the iphone4 lacks free HD porn apps or free music apps that allow you to download or stream all the latest top40 music songs free!
the iphone4 lacks the exclusivity of the galaxy S - the iphone is the common and simple mans phone, everyone has one
the iphone4 has an LED flash (deffinately a deal breaker for some)(although some argue a wide apeture lense with night mode is better than a single led flash)
the iphone4 *currently* has more availability of high calibre PSP style games compared to android (altho this is partly levelled out by lack of any emulators)
note. I've left of the iphone4's higher pixel density because it is only something distinguishablee if you use your phone 1cm away from your face.
Samsung is like a joke in M-Phone World. I don't buy an Apple because it's so expensive. but if i had 2 choices, I suggest to pay lots of money on Apple, than paying money to buy a JOKE!!
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010A tiny 3.5 inch screen on a new full touch flagship device in 2010?! God lord... The more i re... morebecause of the user intuitive os...android is big for the techies ..but iOS is good for basically anyone...for gods sake 70 year olds are buying iphones, but i dont see them buying android phones....
Flippy, 02 Jul 2010I do appreciate this review. Thanks GSM Arena :) Thanks to it, I will go to have my Galaxy S ... moremy Galaxy Vibrant, T-mobile USA version of Galxy S, is also on order. It seems to be the most interesting device for the cash available today.
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010Oh you mean how Apple charge you an arm and a leg for Apps that other phones already have for ... more1.8 billion happy Nokia users eh.. I'm happy for them. Wonder how many of the bought phones reciently. I'm sure most of there apps are free but then rubbish apps usually are free. lol. Any way if symbian is still so popular why is Nokia's share of the total Western European market colapsing. Could it be because it doesn't have a viable answer to the iPhone and Googles Android?
Good marketing, unique physical design, comfortable user experience win the battles...
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010Oh you mean how Apple charge you an arm and a leg for Apps that other phones already have for ... moreyou mean apple charges an ARM ,LEG and a suicide at foxxcon
serves steve and apple what is happening to them
they stole,lied and tried to manipulate people and now they are paying the price
every lawsuit apple is getting is being put on the newspapers and being posted in articles over the Net
I do appreciate this review. Thanks GSM Arena :)
Thanks to it, I will go to have my Galaxy S next week.
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010the BIG truth is that nothing can match the APPLE appstore that's the biggest success of the i... moreOh you mean how Apple charge you an arm and a leg for Apps that other phones already have for free when you buy it? Or how 99.9% of all Symbian and WinMo apps are legally free on hundreds of dedicated websites?
You think Apple sells apps? Just Because Symbian apps are legally free doesn't mean people don't use them. Appstore reached 1 billion download.. What they don't tell you that there 17 billion Symbian apps downloaded every year, for free.
There are 1.8 billion Nokia users in the world, do the math.
If you call not having a open source OS and lock down everything so you have to pay for your fart, a good customer support, then i feel sorry for you.
There are 1.8 billi
So far every review I've read, even knowing the iPhone 4's reception issues and various well documented omissions in both it' os and hardware... they all seem to like it! They might make observations about things they don't like or see as a failings but they all seem to enjoy the experiance. The main issue for most, is it worth the price. There in is the beauty of the free market. If you don't like what Apple has to offer or think it's not worth the asking price don't buy it! Apple is not holding any one to ransome, the choice is yours. At the end of the day Apple only entered this marlet three years ago and offered what it thought would be a cool phone and in so doing changed the whole phone market (for the better IMO). But there lots of worthy alternitives now so why the passion? I just don't get it.
jan, 02 Jul 2010iphone4 is best phone no any other phone match this phone i m love it to useHey . dont love so much iphone . it has a lot complaint the world a fwe coz lost reception signal dot screen. now in USA many people take action again apple . you know ..
the BIG truth is that nothing can match the APPLE appstore that's the biggest success of the iphone and ipod devices!!! let the others cry for the crappy WM phones they bought and hate apple. apple knows how to support their products better than anyone else!
You guys should have tested & compared the iPhone 4's ability to find a WiFi signal. In my experience with my iPhone 2G compared to my friend's Nokia 5800 XpressMusic the Nokia clearly has the edge on finding hotspots. I remember reading an article stating that it was the fact that the iPhone 2G had an aluminum rear that degraded the signal. I did find that the iPhone 3G & 3GS was improved & would have liked to see how much better or worse the iPhone 4 performs with its new glass backing & antenna system.