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Good: Battery life, screen and signal strength are fantastic
Bad: Not cheap to buy
Comment: Since geeting this phone, I have been delighted. I had 3GS which was always plagued by battery life, but this thing will last for a couple of days with ease.
The screen is similar to changing from a standard tv to HD, some of the games in 3D are awesome.
The folders makes things easy to manage and my final point has to be signal strength. Never does this phone drop below full strength, no matter if you're on wifi, edge or 3G.
A truly special device.
Good: Good looking piece of kit
Bad: Reception fault, overhyped, overly expensive.
Comment: To give a phone 9.4 when it has an admitted fundamental fault - you cannot get/maintain reception if you hold it in the wrong place, is, to say the least, BIZARRE. I played with one earlier and, while it is a nice piece of kit, it is not better than the HTC Desire and the fault makes it worse. With respect to Flora Graham, I am beginning to sense your reviewer is an iphone apologist and has rather lost her objectivity. This was demonstrated by the marks given by her to the Desire/Legend compared with those given to the older version iphones. Her/your reviews have NO value if they are not truly objective. Perhaps Apple spend more on advertising with you, he suggested somewhat cynically?.
Good: It jus looks nice
Bad: operating system feels outdated...
Comment: I'm not impressed by this phone at all really, yes the os runs smoothly and the screen is nice, but I don't see anything that makes this phone better than its leading competitors (desire), for me its downfall may be the influence the older versions of the os has had on other manufacturers, as the wall of apps just feels dated now, I don't see the progression here, I don't see the function here. would much rather spend my money on a top spec android or wait for wp7 than get this.
Good: Display is amazing, build quality second to none.
Bad: Flawed antenna design dampens an otherwise perfect phone.
Comment: While it's styling might not suit everyone, it does please many! It feels like a beautiful sleek ingot of glass with a stunning screen. Compared to AMOLED screens, the colours are far more natural looking and less over-saturated. The user interface consistency, ease of use and Apple's App Store are totally unparalleled by competing Android phones (so far - but it's catching up).
That's not to say the iPhone 4 is without flaws; In low signal strength areas it's been reported that the reception can be affected by holding the phone in a certain way (the much publicised "death grip"). This is solved by fitting a 'bumper' style case around the edge, but users should not have to do this. I expect Apple did not notice this problem as during prototype phase the phones were disguised in plastic cases to make them look like prior models. This problem is not a show-stopper though - and despite being able to reproduce the problem on the signal strength meter, it does not seem to have affected my calls in any way. If it wasn't for this issue, I would have given the phone a 9 or 10 as being genuinely perfect (if a little expensive), but once again, Apple has shot themselves in the foot by their aversion to public beta testing.
Comment: This so-called review is appalling...
A phone that when you hold it incorrectly lose 80% of its signal?
The statement "all the new features give apple the edge again?" (so something just as ridiculous)
Let's break it down...
What are the new features...
Better screen - agreed - but no better than X10, and certainly not as good as Galaxy S
Pseudo multitasking - even old Symbian phones did this - it's certainly not new or as effective as, say, the Android approach
Video calling? But only with another iphone 4 AND over wireless? How long have we had videocalling and who ever uses it?
Folders and changing your wallpaper? Windows / Android / Symbian have allowed this for year - Android now has live (animated wallpapers)
And nobody mentions the negative COST impact - almost £300 for a 32gb (most Android / Windows have this as standard - often more) AND on 24 month contract for about £40 per month - almost £1,000 for this phone...
Give me a break...
8s definitely - but FFS Charles - have some integrity...
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