Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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Apple iPhone 4 16 GB
Member Name: oligraham
Apple iPhone 4 16 GB
Advantages: Stylish, vivid screen, HD recording and flash, cheaper than 4S
Disadvantages: Doesn't come with Siri, slightly slower chip
When I think back to 10 years ago and paying £200 for a phone that would you would pay £10 for today and then I look at the iPhone I am astounded at how far technology has come.
I will focus this review on the differences between the 3GS and the 4 as I own both phones and to whether or not it is worth paying the extra for the 4.
We recently (Oct 2011) purchased this phone on a 24 month contract from Vodaphone
One of the biggest advantages is the screen which is incredibly vivid and sharp, significantly more so than the 3GS, it is a joy to look at. Also with the faster processor apps load a lot quicker and games play smoother.
I also like the design of the 4 over the 3GS and feel that it feels more sturdily built and is a more stylish shape.
There is HD video recording which takes some amazing quality videos, my friend recently went skydiving and I got some amazing quality videos of him landing. This is a significant improvement over the 3GS which does not have HD video recording, the camera also has flash which the 3GS did not. There is also a camera on the front as well which makes it easy for video chats.
Downsides are that the phone does not come with Siri, which is the artificial intelligence app used on the 4S and it has a slightly slower chip than the 4S but overall there is very little difference between the two and if you want to save a little money, or get it now (as the iPhone 4S is out of stock in a lot of places), then this is the way to go.
Overall I would say that this is a big jump on the 3GS and is worth the extra investment unless you don't want to use the iPhone for much more than talking and texting and just a few basic apps. However the 4S is probably not a big enough improvement to warrant the extra money.
Summary: A great smartphone, one of the best, a good alternative to the 4S