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.
Excerpt: UPDATE with video: Apple's annual update to its iPhone comes at a time when the latest Android handsets from companies like HTC are providing stiff competition. iPhone 4's big selling point is its sharper Retina Display screen, a beefier processor and battery life, and a front-facing camera with...
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.
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.
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
Excerpt: Aaron reviews Verizon's Apple iPhone 4 , the newest smartphone in Big Red's stable and their newest sales champion. Besides the CDMA chipset and revised antenna design, not much has changed under the hood - it still offers Apple's A4 processor, a 3.5-inch Retina Display, 5-megapixel camera with HDR...
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.
Excerpt: After years as an iPhone customer on AT&T, I forgot what it was like to have a reliable, working phone. But over the weekend, when I called buddies with both an AT&T iPhone 4 and subsequently a Verizon iPhone 4, we could immediately tell the difference.
Pros: It’s a better phone, period. More likely to pull a signal, even indoors — this could change the way we converse at bars. Hot-spotting is well-integrated and very easy to use. Has a whiter, slightly better-looking display.
Cons: Slow data transfers compared to the AT&T iPhone. Sluggish app installs take away from the App Store’s instant gratification. Video streams are compressed more heavily, so Netflix and YouTube are uglier. No simultaneous voice and data transmissions thanks to the limitations of CDMA.