Excerpt: We've been using a Verizon Wireless iPhone 4 for the past few weeks and are ready to bring you some of our opinions on the phone. In the end, apart from some data speed issues and call quality differences, the Verizon iPhone offers the same experience as AT&T's model.
Summary: The Verizon iPhone 4 has much in common with its AT&T counterpart, but varying features and different performance give it enough room to stand apart. It won't vastly change your iPhone experience, but we welcome the consumer choice that it brings.
Cons: The Verizon iPhone 4 lacks world roaming and the ability to access voice and data simultaneously. The hot-spot feature didn't work with all devices.
Conclusion: Okay, so here is the most crucial part about the Verizon iPhone 4 that you need to ask yourself. Should you go out and buy one now? Before jumping the gun and making that impulse purchase, there are some key things you’ll probably want to keep in mind. First, we’re not too far away from Apple announcing the next version of the iPhone. So if you buy now, chances are that you’ll be paying full price for the new model when it’s released.
Pros: Stunning Retina Display, Solid design & construction, Better calling quality, Good battery life
Cons: Basically a 7-month old model, Domestic use only, No Flash Player 10.1 support
Summary: This iPhone 4 is the same great device we've come to know, but now it's using the popular Verizon network. This iPhone 4 is the same great device we've come to know, but now it's using the popular Verizon network.
Pros: Gorgeous high-resolution screen, Fast processor with lots of RAM, 5-megapixel camera takes great stills and good HD video, Longer battery life than previous iPhones, iOS 4 features, including multitasking, FaceTime, and Personal Hotspot, Gorgeous high-resolution screen, Fast processor with lots of RAM, 5-megapixel camera takes great stills and good HD video, Longer battery life than previous iPhones, iOS 4 features, including multitasking, FaceTime, and Personal Hotspot
Cons: CDMA network doesn't support voice and data simultaneously, Glass front and back can be fragile, Not able to play back HD video to external display, CDMA network doesn't support voice and data simultaneously, Glass front and back can be fragile, Not able to play back HD video to external display
Summary: It was worth the wait. The iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless delivers the reliable data and voice coverage AT&T has failed to provide, making this device a dependable partner for work and play. Everything we love about Apple's smart phone is enhanced because you don't have to wait to get stuff done or wonder if your call will drop. In cities such as New York you can shop for and download apps, surf the web, start streaming YouTube videos, and a lot more much faster.
Pros: Solid 3G performance, Personal hotspot feature, Super-sharp Retina display, Excellent camera and 720p camcorder, Best-in-class App Store
Cons: Can't use voice and data simultaneously, Doesn't support global roaming, No 4G
Summary: With the iPhone 4, Apple again shows that it is a powerful player in the smartphone wars. It won't be for everyone, the call quality and reception vary if you don't use a case, and AT&T's network remains a sticking point, but the handset's striking design, loaded feature set, and generally agreeable performance make it the best iPhone yet.
Cons: Multitasking entails some trade-offs, and home screen folders are limited to 12 apps. AT&T reception continues to be spotty, and you'll need a case for the best calling reception. Also, we'd prefer a 64GB model.