Apple iPhone 4 – Review

Apple iPhone 4

Apple’s iPhone have always made much noise in the market, thanks to their exquisite features. Every year the company has been in news for launching iPhones. Though the launch of iPhone 4 may not make you go wild, still the phone hosts enough in it which makes it another great product coming out from Apple’s factory. Read below to know more about the latest offering from Apple.

iPhone 4 Design and Display

Though Apple dubs iPhone 4 as the thinnest smartphone available in the market, yet we found that the phone is thicker around the edges. As compared to 3GS the iPhone4 is thinner with no plastic on its exterior. The front and back of the phone is made of glass which is supposedly harder than plastic. Between the rear and the front you can find an aluminum strip which covers the entire phone and the metal trim serves as antenna for the phone.

The display of the iPhone is simply outstanding. The 3.5″ TFT capacitive touch screen is capable of displaying 16M colors and boasts of a screen resolution of 960×640 pixels, which is much higher than previous iPhones. Very few smartphones available in the market can match the display resolution of the iPhone 4. With such a high screen resolution the colors are more vibrant and sharp.

The screen has a scratch resistant surface with an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate. It also has a proximity sensor for auto turn off and with such high resolution screen, watching videos or playing games is a real treat.
On the front of the phone you will find the Home button while outside it you can find the standby button along with the new microSIM card slot. We found the volume control buttons and the home key to be firmer. Being firm, the risk of the buttons being accidently pressed is eliminated to a great extent.

iPhone 4 Technical Specifications

iPhone 4 is powered by 1 GHz Apple A4 processor and the phone operates on iOS 4. iOS 4 is one of the most up-to-date OS, and the latest feature added in the OS is that of multitasking, which lets you switch between multiple apps without closing anyone one down.

Another new feature in the OS is folders. This feature organizes all your application in separate folders. This frees your home screen from being packed with too many pages. The lack of memory card slot, however, is one of the biggest disappointments of the phone.

Some of the other technical specifications of the phone are as follows

  • Size: 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
  • Weight: 137 grams
  • Alert types: Vibration, Mp3 ringtones
  • Infrared Port: No
  • Internal Memory: 16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM

iPhone 4 Connectivity and Multimedia

Just like other iPhones, iPhone 4 boasts of robust connectivity. The phone has support for 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), 3G (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100), EDGE and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. There is support for Bluetooth 2.1 along with A2DP profile. Because of the phone’s redesigned antenna we found that sometimes there is a drop in signal. We were highly disappointed to find out that there is no FM radio in the phone. The phone supports a wide range of audio and video formats.

iPhone 4 Camera

iPhone 4 is the latest version of Apple’s smartphone which is equipped with two cameras. The main camera is of 5 mega-pixels. If you think that the resolution is low, then you need not to be disappointed. The camera is equipped with an illuminated sensor which allows more light to pass through the lens of the camera, thereby helping you to click sharp pictures of 2592 x 1944 pixels (max).

The LED flash helps you click sharp images during dim light. The camera is equipped with touch focus and geo-tagging facilities. You can also record videos at 720p@30fps. But you cannot upload video in full 720p quality unless you download iMovie apps.

iPhone 4 Accessories

Apple gives its users a host of accessories along with the iPhone. Some of the standard accessories apart from charger are earphones, headphones and USB power adapter.

iPhone 4 Battery

iPhone 4 comes with a standard Li-Po 1420mAh battery which offers a talk time up to 14 hours when the phone is operated on 2G. The talk time reduces to 7 hours when the phone operates on 3G. Battery life of the phone is quite impressive.

iPhone 4 Price and Verdict

The phone will be available in two models namely iPhone 4 (16GB) and iPhone 4 (32 GB). Price of iPhone 4 (16GB) in the US is around $199 and iPhone 4 (32 GB) is around $ 299. Price of iPhone 4 (16GB) in UK is around £169, while that of iPhone 4(32GB) is £249. In India, price of iPhone 4 (16GB) is around Rs 43,000 while that of iPhone (32 GB) is around Rs 50,000.

The robust look and host of value rich application of the phone will definitely help iPhone 4 compete with other phones in the segment. With high resolution display and long battery life iPhone 4 is undoubtedly a good purchase.

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2 Responses to Apple iPhone 4 – Review

  1. Bryon B. April 9, 2011 at 3:48 am #

    Nice review. I am reminded of features that I have forgotten about when I read these reviews, but I just bought an iPhone 4 and really like the upgrades. I sent my iPhone 3 on to my wife who is partaking in watching live and recorded TV now like me with the help of my DISH Network employee Sling adapter. Our whole family watches often taking turns using the device, and now I have to find a good price on a case of batteries because I know I will go through them fast in the next few years watching TV so often.

    Bryon

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