Summary: However, people willing to buy such a smartphone should be aware that the new phone still has some weak parts. For example, signal may suffer alterations because of the antennae placement in our benchmarks performed for this review, as well as the battery can run out of energy in no more than 1 day...
Excerpt: T he fourth iteration of the iPhone is certainly the most controversial handset so far. Hardware leaks, suicides and police raids have all formed part of this smartphone's turbulent journey to market.
Conclusion: Our lab tests show that Verizon's iPhone 4 is just as good as the popular AT&T model, if not slightly better. If you've been lusting for an iPhone, but AT&T's network coverage doesn't work for you, the Verizon iPhone will be your savior.
Pros: Beautiful ultra-high-res screen. Thousands of apps. Wi-Fi hotspot mode.
The iPhone 4 Redux: Analyzing Apple's iOS 4.0.1 Signal Fix & Antenna Issue
21 February 2011
Conclusion: The new signal strength visualization in iOS 4.0.1 is simply going to be more honest with iPhone users. Whether that's going to result in customers confused about why their phone performs "worse" after the update or simply get really mad at AT&T remains to be seen.
Conclusion: The iPhone 4 is a tremendous improvement over the previous phones from Apple. Battery life alone is enough to sell a brand new notebook, there's no reason the same shouldn't apply for a smartphone.
Summary: The Verizon iPhone 4 is a great device and it should fare well among its current competition. However, there are upcoming Android devices with dual-core processors, much larger displays, and LTE connectivity. I fear the iPhone 4 on Verizon may soon be forgotten.
Pros: Solid build quality; great camera; good battery life; slim for easy pocketing; simple and easy for new users to pick up and learn.
Cons: Very slick back; two slabs of glass versus one; larger capacity is a bit pricy at $300 on-contract; poor notification system.