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Apple iPhone 4 16 GB
Member Name: k444tmc
Apple iPhone 4 16 GB
Date: 01/04/12, updated on 01/04/12 (23 review reads)
Advantages: BEST PHONE EVER!
Disadvantages: The screen can smash VERY easily - Buy insurance!!
I got the iPhone 4 the week it came out in July 2010 - First person I knew to have it was a very proud moment. This is the first iPhone I have ever owned if Im honest - Never owned a 3GS... What I noticed when I compared it to friends 3GS's - My Iphone 4 was very heavy - the design is also completly different - more square than rounded like the earlier iPhones... Although it looks good the square design doesnt do it any favours in my opinion - I dropped my original iphone 4 on the ground and the screen smashed very easily. I blame part of this on the square design... IF YOU BUY THIS PHONE PROTECT PROPERLY WITH A COVER! The market is FULL TO THE BRIM with protective SEXY covers - I would recommend to always use a cover. The phone itself is awesome. Not slow. LOADS OF APPS TO DOWNLOAD - the itunes store is by far the best app store out there!
Although I am on my second iPhone due to my own fault of smashing the screen on the first - I have never had any technical problems with the phone itself. The only time I have experianced difficulties is when I jailbroke the phone - Excellent feature you can change just about anything on the phone doing this just be wary it may go slow like mine did :-(
Setting up the iPhone initially is a bit annoying... You need to connect it to iTunes on your computer and update before you can even start doing anything with the iphone :-(
You can actually do anything on this phone. If you update to the new i05 software like I did - anyone else with this software can send and recieve iMessages - shows up in the normal text message screen but doesnt cost you or the other party a penny - its done through your internet connection :-) I myself am very impressed as my 6 year old daughter has an Ipod Touch 4G (which has this software)... so if she is connected to the internet we can message each other - meaning I dont have to worry about her actually having a phone / phone number and she feels very grown up as it is like a phone :-)
One thing I love about this phone is how secure you can make it. If like me your friends nick your phone and do things like "Frape" your facebook or send random messages to random people you can put a 4 digit lock on the phone. There is also other apps you can download from the store where if you put certain apps in certain folders these can also be put on a password :-)
Other features include :
* Movie Rentals through the itunes store
* Download music videos / MP3's from the store
* Download paid / free apps from the store
Recently I had a nightmare due to iTunes where I was advised my account was disabled. In Apples defense they responded to my emails VERY quickly and without being too nasty to them about the problem, they enabled my itunes account in less than a day and gave me two free movie rental credits :-) Havent used them yet but very much looking forward to. Based on my bad experiance with the iTunes account I have to say they are brilliant at sorting out any problems with your account - There is also plenty of customer service telephone numbers ( Based in the UK ) if you prefere to speak rather than email.
Other features I personally love on this phone are :
Emoji - a wide selection of pictures that you can add along with your text in messages and other apps :-)
Camera's - There is two cameras on this phone... one on the front and one on the back. The one on the front means you can Facetime with other people (video call) and can also take pictures of yourself (If like me you are a poser) and the one on the back for taking normal photos. The camera itself on the back is IMMENSE - it also has a flash unlike the older iPhones. ** Need to add there is LOADS of photo editing apps on the app store and you can play around editing your photos :-)
Video Recording - Awesome sound & Awesome picture :-) Can also make videos as long as you like unlike other phones (dependant on your memory)
THE THINGS I HATE ABOUT THIS PHONE -
* I admit I am completly utterly addicted to it :-( Its constantly attached to my hand and I have no idea what I did before I had it?!
* The battery life completly sucks! Especially if you are on it as much as me... Needs charged at least once a day if not more :-(
* iTunes is a bit complicated to use - there has been more than one occasion I have ended up deleting everything on my phone due to fiddling around with it. One wrong click is all it takes... Once you get used to it though itsnt so bad.
This is much more than a phone. Everyone should have an iphone :-)
Summary: Brilliant phone as long as you take care of it!
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