iPhone 4 Review: The Truth Behind The Hype


When it comes to the world of smartphones, iPhone is still the king. And, with the release of the iPhone 4, Apple made a number of changes that will be welcome to new and current users alike. Here’s a guide to what you can expect from this hugely popular gadget.

Features Of The iPhone 4

  • Available in black and white
  • 16GB or 32GB storage
  • 4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches in size
  • Weighs 4.8 ounces
  • 3.5 inch display
  • 960 x 640 pixels resolution
  • Access to thousands of apps through the Apple store
  • 5-megapixel still camera on the back of the device (can also be used for videos)
  • VGA quality camera on the front of the device
  • LED flash
  • Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity
  • Built in email app and web browser
  • Up to 10 hours battery life on WiFi
  • Up to 40 hours battery life on audio playback
  • Up to 14 hours talk time on 2G, 7 hours on 3G
  • Supports the following file audio formats: AAC, MP3, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV
  • Also supports videos and documents

What If You’re Thinking About Upgrading?

If you’ve had an iPhone for a few years already then you’re definitely going to notice the difference. To begin with, if you have an older iPhone you’ll really appreciate the fact that multitasking comes as standard with the iPhone 4.

Some of the other upgrades in the latest model include:

  • An improved screen resolution over all older models
  • New sleek design that gets rid of the curved lines on the casing
  • Available in 16GB or 32GB in black or white
  • iOS4 operating system comes with some new applications and generally faster performance
  • New home page folders to make sorting and finding your apps easier
  • Front-facing self portrait camera for video calls and using the FaceTime app
  • Improved rear-facing camera for taking photos and videos

As you can see from these specs, the iPhone 4 hasn’t completely changed things. As the saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” However, some users will have expected more from this upgrade, including a higher quality camera. But the upgrades are still noticeable – especially the fantastic new screen resolution and sleek design. It’s worth the price if you’ve had your old iPhone for a while and want something new.

Pros And Cons Of The iPhone 4

There’s no getting around the fact that a phone like this is expensive. Even when you sign up to a long contract, you’re probably still going to have to pay. The iPhone 4 performs in much the same way as the iPod Touch, yet it costs far more – with added costs for calls on top of that.

Another complaint is the fact that the battery life still hasn’t improved over the last iPhone models. This is always a problem with smart phones that can be used for so many different applications.

On the plus side the iPhone is one of the hottest gadgets in the world today, thanks to its sleek design and the fact that it’s extremely easy to use (even for the non-tech savvy). It’s also made extremely well and feels good to hold.

Buying an iPhone also means you have access to the best app store in the world. Although there are some limits – Apple must approve all apps sold there – there’s an app for just about everything you can think of. Whether that means editing documents on the go, playing games or creating music, you can find free and paid apps that turn the iPhone 4 into a lot more than an ordinary cell phone!

There’s no denying the fact that the iPhone is still considered the best and most popular smartphone on the market today. Even if you already own an iPhone 3GS, if you’ve had it for a while it’s time to upgrade to the latest model!

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