And for those nokia trolls lurking in here complaining of the iphone's glass casing. Before you mock iphone's display, you may want to look at this n900 scratch test on youtube. Enjoy.
its a cool phone for the people who dont care about:
- video call
- dictated by other people who told them how to hold their phone.
after reading this review, i dont think iphone4 is a smartphone.
it is cool multimedia phone or fashion phone but not a smartphone.
it just like a ferrari but without ABS,ESC,airbag,power steering,traction control,ETC and the price is very high,but still peolpe value the looks and social status.
that goes for the ipad too.u can compare it with viliv x70 and see which one is better for work and productivity.
u want a smartphone,there are alot better option.
but if u want to gain high status because u holding an expensive phone with unexpensive feature but can be look cool for only the screen and play 3D games and have lot of apps buy ip4 u will never regret.
for the people do not know about smartphone they will adore ip4 owner.
for the people who know about smartphone terms they will laugh at it,because u just buy ur self a multimedia phone(with no flash & divx support)with a price of a laptop.thats cool.
the most expensive phone in the world is a toy.
but hey u will gain high social status with it.it is important to have a high social status today,more important than having a healty brain.
and im sure smart people only buy a smartphone.
I'm so bored with these stupid names HTC MOTOROLLA NOKIA SAMSUNG
who makes bunch of labels every year.. (Desire, Droid, N8, Galaxy wut ever) which fades away less than 6mnths.
Truth 2 be told that even the dead will remember iPhone in heaven or hell.
Definitely, I hate it. I can buy something way better than this from other manufacturers.
when one or two years aho htc has launched hd2 it was a big suprise.... now iphone launched a mediocre phone that has FINALY multitasking, a bigger display, lack of signal, no flash support.....
What can i say.... a major fail..... HTC hd2 is a competitor of "iphone". But nobody say anything about hd2... why? because it's better or because it could be the same thing.... Iphone sucks.... i hope that "hackers" cand make a jailbreake to listen music from our pc... not to buy it....
After macrumor.com apple has bought gsmarena.com to write good good about apple and its product.
Shame on gsmarena!
Techi, 04 Jul 2010Yea Stephane its along way ahead for SE to catch up the competition.
It is so funny people ... moreI like your message Techi. Not from an Apple fan or Apple hater. Just from a guy which want a very good high-end device. Sure few people can prefer Nokia N8 or HTC Desire or SE X10... but say "iPhone 4 is shit" is just stupid and about all people which buy it too !!!
I don't know an app "flash" for iPhone ?! You know the name of the app?
Yes, I'm very angry about iTunes, about stupid limitations (bluetooth, flashplayer, no ringchange(SMS now call is ok)....) but really why many people says "When you use an iPhone you don't want back for an other"... That's really impressive proof.
I will keep an eyes about SonyEricsson future with a big hope of nice models in the future (WinMo7, Symbian^3^4^5)but I will take the white version of iPhone4 which will be my first Apple product in my life.
That's a good things do not change every time OS. (example, I've a Satio(symbian) if I take a X10 that's Androïd and after a WinMo7 device..) because you must every time take your new app and learn again all the OS....
Finally, about photo/video, many iPhone4 test says this is very good even not "the best". Good performance :-) Yes, iPhone 4 has a crazy price but if people like and BUY iPhone, why Apple will down the price...
Stephane(Swiss), 03 Jul 2010Again, Techi. I'm agree with you. But I don't like HTC because your reason + bad design and pl... moreYea Stephane its along way ahead for SE to catch up the competition.
It is so funny people talk about Iphone4 is not up to the par with other phone,they will never realize it until and unless they will use the iphone4 for a month, I have used Galaxy S and trust me its just like any other android phone and nothing more than that, and again people talk about flash when almost every phone is having Flash lite 3.1 which is of no use.
There will be a proper flash app there soon for apple, when cloud browse app will come out in a premium version.
I have done the benchmarks, Apple iphone4 CPU and GPU is the most powerful and we will be seeing some serious graphical games and apps in future with accelerometer and gyroscope.
You know, now after testing so many phones I realized Nokia, LG, SE high end phones are getting out of competition, they are just like any other android and windows phone in the market, still Nokia phones touch screen is poor. I am not a fan boy of Iphone but love it or hate it, Iphone4 is the best device in the market time and tested it coz what it does, it does the best which you cant compare.
TK, 03 Jul 2010umm ha ha..
its own display technology?
its own chipset?
any company ca... moreYou say the iphone4 has its own chipset and display technology. How wrong you are. It's chipset and GPU are made by Samsung. The GPU is the same chip as in the samsung except it is samsung's lower moderl.
The display is made by LG (and costs a mere $28 - cheaper than the more expensive and advanced s-amoled screens). There is nothing technologically advanced about IPS screens which is old backlit LCD technology.
Android is leading the way in technological advancements through both its software and the hardware manufacturers. Iphone4 is already behind , yet we're stuck with it for 12 months.. whilst android surges ahead.
[deleted post]I thought American corporate is the one very good at FUD (microsoft, General Mobile, Chevrolete)?
Our new engine is very highly efficient compare to others - GM/chevy. while in reality all japanese/korean/european car engine were already have a direct injection, and the american company were doing what apple did. renaming a technology and claiming to be the best!!
TK, 03 Jul 2010umm ha ha..
its own display technology?
its own chipset?
any company ca... more>>>>unique design
Check out a Nokia N810. There is nothing unique about the iPhone 4 design.
>>>>its own display technology?
That display technology was actually developed by LG and those displays are also manufactured by LG. That applies for all 4 iPhones released so far.
>>>>>its own chipset?
That A4 chip was originally by Samsung and Intrinsity in a joint collaboration. Apple got access to the technology by buying out Intrinsity. Apple only customized a few minor things that are not related to the CPU and GPU. The chip itself is mass manufactured by Samsung.
>>>>any company can make samsung-like devices...any company... juz put android OS and outsource some hardware boom u got . new galaxy S . it...
Almost all the hardware in Galaxy S is developed and manufactured by Samsung. On the other hand almost all the major hardware in iPhone is also developed/manufactured by Samsung and LG. So you were saying...?
Techi, 03 Jul 2010Thanks Stephane, I have used SE phones, they are ok but SE is just like LG and other company's... moreAgain, Techi. I'm agree with you. But I don't like HTC because your reason + bad design and plastic !
Finally after Philips, Nokia, SE devices (now Satio) I will enter in the iPhone world with iPhone 4 (white => from mid-july). Waiting for a high-end model from the Japanese/European company SonyEricsson but I think ...
when I will begin to use iPhone I will never another and back... Like many customers !
Sure hope SE can make a great WinMo7 or Symbian^3,^4 devices(really I'm not Androîd fan) but probably to late for me.
I can see on the net photo+video are really good now on IPhone 4 (thanks LED). Not the best but GOOD! Enough !
Sure, answer from S.Jobs about problems are just STUPID and incredible but I hope a update will coming soon.
markuk99, 02 Jul 2010The Samsung Galaxy S blows the iphone4 out of the water. Here is why..
Both phones are very... moreumm ha ha..
its own display technology?
its own chipset?
any company can make samsung-like devices...any company... juz put android OS and outsource some hardware boom u got . new galaxy S . it...
thats how i see all the companies are working these days...
serioulsly want to bet all the phones will offer front camera like a big huge campaign?
u will even see serious video editing .. in new phone ...
i only see two potential players balckberry i/ iphone becuz they use their own original design + technology
Techi, 03 Jul 2010Thanks Stephane, I have used SE phones, they are ok but SE is just like LG and other company's... moreSorry, I have Htc Desire and I love it :]
Nokia handsets are shit pieces, but HTC is the best
Thank you GSM Arena.
For not just your usual excellent, in-depth review.
But also for not conveniently applying the iSheep filter by making plain the issues iPhone 4 suffers.
Be they new or existing.
Articulating whether they be hardware, software, or business model related.
As a Nokia owner since 1999 with 6110.
To my current E72, which I bought instead of the Blackberry Bold 9700 thanks to your typically thorough reviews.
I was interested in giving up my Qwerty Or Bust keyboard approach for iPhone 4.
Your review confirms my concerns, and more.
iPhone 4 is unacceptable for me.
Even more so when you consider its price.
My thanks to the GSM Arena team for your extensive selection of comprehensive reviews here.
And for not losing focus of the primary role of function of a mobile handset.
Let alone a smartphone in today's very competitive market.
No doubt the iPhone 4 is one of the best phones out there. It is so beautiful that I have to pull it out of my pocket pratically every five minutes just to look at it. Lol. And the antenna issue is only an issue when you make an issue. I am on the same boat as the reviewer here. NO DROP CALLS! Occassionaly the bars would drop but thats it. For all you haters out there please check out the iPhone 4 first before saying anything. There are no doubt about having other great phones out there but...but..man...you just have to check out the iPhone 4 in person. I can gurantee you that this phone is more than just looks.
Stephane(Swiss), 03 Jul 2010Great message Techi!Yes what say all my iPhone fan friends... One says "I dislike this ar... moreThanks Stephane, I have used SE phones, they are ok but SE is just like LG and other company's,
You know the closest that comes to iphone are HTC phones used it, time and tested it but there is a gap between them and Iphone for an example I was using this latest high end HTC phone for while on papers its camera look good but actual use both the video and capture image quality was bad and laggy, you will understand my point when you actually use a high end HTC, Nokia or any other brand phone for a month and the after that use iphone for month specially iphone4, you will find out that why iphone4 is better.
Actually in USA $199 with a contract for iphone 4 is not bad at all.
Wow. This article pretty much dodged the reality of the Antenna.
In one paragraph you say you didnt get any dropped calls because of it . Then the next paragraph you say you could consistently recreate the dropped calls in spotty cover areas.
Even in spotty 3G coverage areas, you SHOULD NOT BE DROPPED CALLS. Every country I've been to, phones quietly hand off to a GSM/EDGE signal instead when on the edge of the 3G footprint.
What a ridiculous design, going from 3G to no service, BANG.