Excellent review. My gripes with iPhone 4 are: 1) Lack of mechanical camera shutter release, which could also have doubled as a voice record button if (say) double tapped, ideal for making a note of ideas when in the car. 2) The 3.5" screen is way too small for reading and should have been bumped up to 4". 3) Poor speakers, as noted in the review. So, am considering the excellent HTC Desire.
i don't really get apple, they make some great UI and polish it really well, but when u put HD movies support u should insert some huge memory (at least 48GB!) or allow hot-swappable memory cards, and video player should support most video codecs available,, and why the hell don't they allow accessing the phone's memory through pc?
Saurav, 02 Jul 2010Oh after this review I think I am going for iPhone 4 instead of Galaxy S. But still confused w... moreThe colour on the Galaxy S super amoled screen is unmatched. However, the the Iphone 4 retina display has more pixels per square inch (translating into sharper display)
Have a look at this..... http://blog.gsmarena.com/super-amoled-vs-retina-%E2%80%93-galaxy-s-and-iphone-4-displays-side-by-side-and-head-to-head/ It will clear your doubts.
Oh after this review I think I am going for iPhone 4 instead of Galaxy S. But still confused which one has the better display? Super Amoled or Retina? If any lucky and rich person have both the phones then please tell me.
Apple iPhone 4 review: Love it or hate it
I HATE IT
nothng new but the display, everything else is junk 2 bad...
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010im glad that THE phone for you is one with terrible faults, that you yourself are experiencing... moreHow did the iphone4 have terrible faults? Oh your referring to those lies from haters caused by their desperation? Lol. Please name me a perfect phone and I will give up my iphone :) Yeah, just one perfect phone with no single complaint from a user :) You can't. So what's wrong with me standing up for the phone of my choice? And what's wrong with me loving my phone? And least I am not hating like you :)
What a GREAT TEST GSM ARENA. Thanks. iPhone 4 is like Apple. Some big loves, some big hates. Yes. But better then indifference !
I've never a Apple because I don't like this company. But I've tested iPhone's friends(3GS) and compare with others devices, it's so smooth, easy to use, intuitive...
And, you stay with the same OS, change every year once your device. Not one time Symbian, after Androïd, after Bada.. Depends which device (features) you like....
iTunes is just disgusting and iPhone depends so much but App's are just crazy (compare with Symbian, OVI or even Androïd)
Now the LED Flash is coming and time for me is to come in the iPhone world !
What I can buy if not ? Like GSM Arena says :"Smartphones are never the best never perfect". Example Nokia N8 seemed perfect BUT 1st test says "Symbian^3 is still slow, not news and app's very poor !".
I dislike HTC; Samsung, LG... I like very much SONY ERICSSON but I want an HIGH-END device. And SE announced very low-end news(X8, Yendo), and "actual high-end" are completely late (Satio, Vivaz aren't update anymore; X10 has old features and late update..) COME ON SE or give up !
After all, Nokia is the biggest company of mobiles. After Philips stopped production for Europe in 2006, I've bought N93, N95 and N96 but often with Nokia the "great device" before launch became a deception (except N95).
I'm really disappointed for choice my next device (replace my Satio). Would like a GREAT SonyEricsson but must choose iPhone4(White) or N8.
But Nokia :-( Hope for a SonyEricsson WinMo7 really POWER !!
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010Why iphone 4 is not the best?i think you need to read the review and the comments to know why.
[deleted post]Hi they are sarcastic
few more examples.
1] Iphone : Camera interface is simple and neat.
1] other phones :Camera interface doesnt have much options so user doesn't have much choice with settings.
2] Iphonbe :The grainy effect of the high noise levels we saw back the 3GS photos is still visible on the iPhone 4 samples too but only when you preview the shots at 100% magnifications.it just seems that Apple R&D prefers that untouched grainy look that is more sparing on the fine detail. Otherwise they could have wiped it clean with some noise suppression.
2] other phones : The pictures are too noisy. Developers have not tried optimum noise supression. / If pictures are smooth; then developers have over suppressed the pictures so that there is loss of detail.
I want to give my regards to gsmarena.com team.
This is a very hones and exact review.
I'm not an Apple fan and I'll wait for N8 to land on the market, but for be honest - iPhone 4 is maybe the best marketing product. Not the best smart phone, but as a product - yes.
Thanks again to the team - great job!
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010And who are you to tell me which device would work for me the best? You seem to imply that no... moreyou are very stupid.
YES you bought the phone because its "cool" to have an iphone
The Apple logo is a mark, every one who is rich enough to buy an iphone, gets a free apple logo mark... (because i heard that only rich people can buy iphone, we the poors can stay with NOKIA, SAMSUNG or any other brand.... whyyyy GOOOOOD why did u punished me :))))))) ) stupid apple users.
In fact Steve is real clever, sell a cheap product at the maximum price possible, every1 jumps and buys it and then Steve recommends that u MUST buy a crappy rubber case for only 29.99$ which in fact it feels so cheap in the hand that it worths only 3$, way to go Steve.
p.s. not buying the case makes the phone unusable... its like buying a car w/o a steering weel...
if steve has managed to pre-order 1.7m iphone in 3 days .. GOOD JOB Mr.Jobs.
it means at least 1.7m stupid people are among us.
just like the other iphone.
not best but good
APPLE hates to give more spec.
I must hand it to gsmarena, that was an excellent review. Not too biased against or in favor of the phone. I'm still deciding between the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S.
Who needs vibration feedback!!!!!!! i hv samsung jet n i kip vibration in off mode..its so irritatng........My ipod touch z wy betr dan samsung jet.....al hail to apple
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010And who are you to tell me which device would work for me the best? You seem to imply that no... moreim glad that THE phone for you is one with terrible faults, that you yourself are experiencing yet still stand up and defend the phone, like i said i dont dislike the iphone, just the ignorant masses who stand up and salute it like its their flag.
OK i decided --> SAMSUNG wave i am coming ;)
thank you gsmarena for the review.