Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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A ringing delight
Apple iPhone 4 32 GB
Member Name: kristoph23
Apple iPhone 4 32 GB
Advantages: It has so much you can do with it
Disadvantages: The signal going at times
I used to have problems with mobile phones I would buy one swap it and then get another and it would either cause me no end of trouble or just be a complete waste of time.
The iPhone 4 however has proved to me that sometimes paying that little bit extra provides better quality.
~~ Design ~~
I love the design of this phone because it is done in a way which makes it looks stylish and more modern and you want to be seen with it. There is a piano black colour which has a nice Apple logo on the back which helps it look better in my view.
Around the side of the phone to separate the back from the front is this stainless steel band which looks amazing to set the phone off.
You then have some buttons on the side such as the volume controls and then underneath are where you plug in the charger and on top the power button.
On the entire phone you have just one button which guides you around the menus and everything and this is the biggest button on the phone which is on the face underneath the 3 inch touch screen.
~~ Why is it so good? ~~
Well the first thing which pops in to my mind is the camera on this phone because it is so sharp considering how good the camera was in my last phone. You have a 5mp camera which has a flash enabled and it is takes excellent pictures.
You have the video camera as well as part of that which helps the product seem more better and it does an excellent all round job overall.
You then have the retina display which is just brilliant. When you look at the screen on a webpage as the best example and the text is so small it is hardly visible well this lets you zoom in closer and also use a magnifying type glass to let you look at that text more clearly.
How about the actual touch screen itself because regardless of phones in the past or present this has an excellent touch screen when you play games or whether your just browsing through websites or the phone itself you find yourself amazed that the screen is so quick. I have never had a problem with the speed of the phone at all once.
The applications play a huge part in making this phone so superb. You have a hue 32 GB memory which is obviously going to make you want to try the phone out but when you can download applications which are phone and exciting then it helps also. Not all applications are free but the ones which are are excellent.
Maybe I should mention the internet as well the ability to use Wi-Fi areas and the way the phone seeks them out quickly to make sure you're online and able to enjoy yourself. Without the Wi-Fi you have at home and in cafes you could use the 3G which is quick but not as quick as the Wi-Fi capability.
Text messages which are easy to write by seeing a keyboard in front of you and letting you type the letters in individually rather than trying to spell a word and hoping the phone manages to understand your command. The texting on this phone is superb and I love it for that.
Updates are available all the time things like new phone updates to help the phone achieve better things are always happening and then you have the change to update applications because the phone alerts you about these as well.
Music is a key part to my daily life I love hearing it in the mornings before work and at night time and with the iPod built in not only can you download your own music and install it on to the phone but you can download tracks as well from your phone.
Face time is another good part that ability to let you ring up a friend who also has the face time on their phone and let you see each other is amazing and I love that about this phone lets me enjoy speaking to friends with face to face contact included as a bonus.
Finally when you are using the phone and perhaps a video is playing from YouTube and you want to watch it in a new direction like horizontal or vertical the image and video follow you and re-position themselves so you get the best viewing angle possible.
~~ Bad Points ~~
My signal is the biggest threat to the phone being the best ever because it comes and goes sometimes. Imagine you're out and relying on your phone to send an email and it never seems to send it and then out of the blue it sends instantly and the internet is back to normal. This happens an awful lot and it seems nothing actually happens to improve that part of the phone.
Scratches are so easily to accumulate and it is a major issue in the first 2 weeks I had this phone my phone was so full of scratches I wanted to just replace it because it looked so bad so you need a cover for this phone or risk it looking a real mess.
Finally I think the battery life is good for some things but poor for others. When you use the internet I see no faults in the phone at all because it does have good overall battery life but some applications take forever to download and when they play you can lose quite a bit of battery power so that is a problem also.
~~ Stats ~~
The phone is bulky and not at all that light in weight. The phone weighs in at 137 grams and it does seem much heavier than that in all fairness it is the bulky nature that makes it seem so big.
The size in terms of measurements is 4.5 inches in height, 2.3 inches in width and 0.4 inches in depth so it is a big phone in all the aspects of size.
When the battery is fully charged they recommend you can achieve 10 hours on a Wi-Fi connection and 7 hours talk time so that might be accurate for some people but I am not so sure on those stats.
~~ Overall ~~
My opinion of this phone is good in general just wish the signal would stay there for good and not disappear on me at random which is so annoying.
I like the design which helps it look modern and stylish and makes you look very cool and I think the amount of things you can do on there as well is excellent.
The range of applications you can download to assist you throughout the day is amazing as well some are free and some you need to pay for but either way it is an excellent phone for that.
Summary: A very good phone