Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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Gimme gimme that iPhone!
Apple iPhone 4 16 GB
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
Apple iPhone 4 16 GB
Advantages: Responsive, easy to use
Disadvantages: Battery life
The minute I saw the iPhone 3G being used on One Tree Hill, I wanted one. I eventually got the iPhone 3G but by that time it wasn't long before the iPhone 4 was coming out so I had to wait a little while after the release of the iPhone before I could upgrade it on my contract.
I was very excited when the courier knocked at my door with it I must admit! There is something so exciting about opening a new iPhone (or perhaps I am just a little bit sad!) The Iphone 4G comes in a lovely little black box with a picture of the iPhone on the front and the Apple logo. Once open you will find the iPhone in protective plastic, instructions for use and a little key/hook to pull open the sliding compartment for the sim card. The iPhone comes with a little protective film covering it which is easy to remove, it is just a case of peeling it.
The phone itself is beautiful. I love it. It feels more solid than the iPhone 3G did. It isn't as curved; it is more square with rounded corners if that makes sense. It is piano black and has a reflective silver apple on the back and it says iPhone closer to the bottom in the Apple font. On the left side of the phone is the volume control and the mute button where you can switch the phone to silent. On the right side of the phone is the sim compartment whilst the top is home to the off/on button and the earphone jack. The bottom of the phone is for the speaks and the charging port - to charge the iPhone 4 you can either connect it to your computer with the USB supplied of you can plug it into the mains.The iPhone 4 isn't super slim but it isn't overly thick either. I think the width is perfect myself.
To put the sim into the iPhone you firstly need a micro sim - a normal sized sim will not fit into it. It is quite fiddly to put the sim into it. You need to use the little key/hook supplied in the box and you put the long end into the hole of the sim compartment and you pull the compartment out. I always find this really awkward and never get it on the first try.
The touchscreen on the iPhone is excellent. I find it really responsive - especially when playing Bejewelled Blitz!
The iPhone 4 has so many capabilities. It would be impossible to list them all. I have had it for well over a year now and I am certain I haven't mastered all of what it can do! You can browse the internet by connecting it to you home WiFi or you can connect via 3G. You can email , you can use maps (I love the map myself, it tells you exactly where you are and it move a little red dot along as you move!), iTunes, iPod, the app store where you can download more apps for the iPhone, a camera, a video camera, weather, calculator....you name it the iPhone 4 has got it! Oh, and of course making and receiving calls, SMS and MMS!
It doesn't take too long to charge the iPhone but I do find I have to charge it alot more than I did my iPhone 3G. I find my battery life drains really quickly if I am using the internet or if I am playing games on it. I have to charge my iPhone everyday but I do use the iPhone alot. I find myself using it more than my netbook as it is just so convenient for browsing the web or for checking my emails.
I absolutely love the camera on the iPhone 4. I think it is really good for a phone. You have the ability to zoom in and out, use a flash and then flick through all the photos you have taken via the photo album (you can also send them via MMS or attach them to an email). The camera does tend to go blurry for pictures that are action pictures. But I have some excellent pictures of my daughter and our animals.
I really love my iPhone 4 but when my next upgrade is available I will skip the iPhone 4S and go straight for the iPhone 5. The phone itself is brilliant and easy to use - my 6 year old daughter can even use it! I definately recommend the iPhone above all the other phones on the market. It is the absolute best you can buy.
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