With the iPhone 4S on the market it’s only natural to question whether you should buy that or the older model iPhone 4. I didn’t have this option when I purchased the iPhone 4 because the 4S wasn’t out at the time, and by the time you purchase your iPhone there will probably be about 10 other newer versions out. Of course I’m kidding but apple do tend to release a new iPhone every year.
In this review I am going to be looking at the iPhone 4.
What’s in the box?
If you’re already a customer of Apple then you will know that most of their products come with the bare minimum, the iPhone is no exception. Inside the box you will receive:
- The iPhone 4
- USB Connector Cable
- Power Adaptor
- Mini Sim Card
Should you buy an iPhone 4?
The answer of this question ultimately comes down to your preference. Personally I haven’t yet tried the iPhone 4S so I can’t comment on how good that device is, however from looking at the phones specifications and user reviews for the extra money you would pay for the 4S I think personally I would prefer to save some money and stick with the iPhone 4.
Blackberry users thinking of making a switch should note that iPhone’s now come with something called iMessage, and basically it’s a free way of communicating with other iPhone users just like Blackberry messenger.
The iMessage feature really isn’t that big of a deal to me as my network provider already gives me unlimited texts in my price plan, but if you haven’t got unlimited texts and you have a lot of friends using an iPhone then this feature will save you a ton of money. iIMessage also allows you to send images to your friends free of charge.
Processing Power of the iPhone 4
If you have done your research into mobile phones then you will know that some mobile phones have dual cores, without getting two technical the more cores you have the better processing power your phone is going to have. There are other factors that come into play such as the clock speed of these cores but like I said for the purpose of this review I won’t get too technical. The iPhone 4 only has a 1GHZ single core processor whereas the newer model phones such as the Samsung Galaxy 2 have 2 cores. This however shouldn’t put you off as the iPhone will handle all the tasks you want it to. I have only ever found the phone to go slow when you are running multiple apps simultaneously.
iPhone 4 Phone Design
iPhone 3 and 3GS users will be used to their sleek looking device with the curved plastic back, and I must admit I loved this design, so when the iPhone 4 came along with its rectangular and flat design I was rather put off and thought initially that it was borderline ugly.
Without a phone case there is no question that I still prefer the feel to the 3GS over the 4 but with a case I find the 手機回收 iPhone 4 easier to grip and it feels like a much more solid mobile phone.
The iPhone 4 is much different from its little brother the 3GS its much more compact but still weights 137g, so you get a much smaller yet compact device that feels solid. The side of the phone is stainless steel where the front and back are made out of some type of reinforced glass.
I have seen one review website saying that one of their employees has dropped this phone out of a low level window and nothing happened to the phone, now sorry I don’t believe this at all. Maybe they wrapped the device in bubble wrap first and then tried it, but otherwise this device will crack. Having said that if you drop this phone from your pocket to the ground then you shouldn’t receive any problems, but just to make sure I would recommend getting a cheap case off eBay or somewhere like that.
iPhone 4 Camera
I have never used an iPhone camera previously to owning this iPhone 4 so I wasn’t sure of the quality that the phone would produce. On using the camera I very much like it, I think the quality of image is great the colors are realistic and the built in flash is pretty good but can sometimes overexpose the image. I often find myself using the built in flash as a torch with the iTorch4 app. The HDR mode is also pretty cool and what this mode does is take 3 different exposure levels and blend them together to give a cool looking image.
The high definition video recording is also something I wasn’t expecting from a mobile phone and I was surprised when I saw that the iPhone 4 had it. Once again the quality is excellent and Apple has done a good job with implementing this into such a small device.
The iPhone 4 has 2 cameras built into it and I probably should have mentioned this earlier. One of the cameras faces outwards and this is the camera I discussed above and one of the cameras faces inwards. This camera is useful for the face time application. This application is like a webcam that allows you to talk to other iPhone/iPad users. Face time allows both parties to see each other and communicate. The camera that is used for this isn’t as good as the main camera in my opinion and often gives a darker and grainier picture.