As I've mentioned on the Forums, we've had two iPhone 4s on the test team over the last month and during that time we've experienced relatively few problems with reception, despite all the media hoopla.
Given that Apple has addressed the issue by offering all owners a free case, or full refund, we don't think it's a major catastrophe, as we say in the review.
No, we didn't forget to mention the price, it depends on your contract.
my gift to myself on this best xmas ever... this is the phone for me, touch, resolution, size, functions and quality! my iphone 4 with 16gb is a joy to use even if flash doesnt work theres always an app for that and the signal antena problem is solved with good case and lefty grip like me! a winner, expensive but lifetime phone.
Great bit of kit, pity it's not so hot as a PHONE.
after spending three weeks in thailand with the iphone 4, i found the phone very good, i took excellent photos and videos with the fantastic camera, it took better night pics than my digital camera. the signal was never an issue, even on islands without roads, yes it loses bars when held, but so does my C902.
I took most of my music collection (320 mp3) with me, took around 1000 photos/videos and downloaded more apps while away, and never found storage an issue, to be honest im more likely to loose a memory-card, also you cant get larger than 32gb cards. unfortunately my iphone went in the pool on the last day ( which made me slightly re-think my view on the memory-card situation, but they take up too much room).
the iPhone4 may only be ahead of other phones slightly in the tech department, but the iTunes and App store service Apple provides just makes it far better than the competition.
I'm not an apple fanboi im open to others, but this year bought macbook pro and found it is Miles better than microsoft, and after having my 3gs stolen, i thought i should try a 4. and im happy i did
As a phone that is a media player it is amazing. The only thing that really bugs me about the review and video review is that the resolution has quadrupled - not doubled. Yes the pixel height and width has doubled, but this gives 4 times as many pixels on the screen which is the resolution.
Did you forget to mention that it costs �0 in the "For" section?
Let me get this right, in the space of hardly a week, a TV costing 7k with design faults gets 5 stars.
Now an overpriced phone with..... design faults, and lets not muck around, it drops bars of signal, which a phone kinda relies on, also gets 5 stars.
Im sorry but what message does this convey to sloppy manufacturers when sub standard items are praised to this level?.
People are working harder for less in these economically dark days, and yet you still steer them and their cash in the direction of poorly made and expensive items.
And as the above poster mentioned the HTC Desire is a more than capable smartphone to compete with the iPhone4, and yes ive tested both.
Reviewers should be helping the buyers invest, not helping the brand cash in.
Yes Andy i totally agree the media have jumped all over Apple about the extent of the problem, but there remains a problem none the less, and handing people a free case cover to mask the issue is hardly a remedy.
As for the giant leap on the competition, where did you come up with that? yes it has an amoled screen with slightly higher resolution, but it hardly warrants a bucket of popcorn and a night in.
And as for the gimmick face call thing, it doesnt detract from the fact you cant change the battery or upgrade the internal memory, something a lot of the competition can.
I have to disagree with the tag of it being a giant leap ahead of the non-Apple competition. I considered the Iphone 4 against the HTC Desire and can say with assurance that both phones are excellent and are not a million miles apart in the feature count.
If you are going to review a phone and make such a statement then may I suggest you take a look at the HTC Desire as you may find it is more than a match for the Iphone 4.
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