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.
Summary: Some may prefer the larger screen and unique perks such as HDMI on the Droid X, but the iPhone 4 won't face real competition until 4G phones--such as the HTC Thunderbolt and dual-core Motorola Droid Bionic--start rolling out for Verizon.
Summary: It was this month last year that Apple . Records were in terms of sales, and overall demand looked like it couldn't possibly be higher. It was Apple's third iPhone, and the 3GS was arguably the least impressive upgrade to date.
Pros: Speedy A4 CPU, 3.5" Retina Display, Native Multi-Tasking, Great Battery Life, Internet Tethering Support
Cons: No Orientation Lock Or Camera Physical Button, AT&T Is The Only U.S. Carrier, Tethering Requires Lousy Data Plan, Cannot Customize Lock Screen, Reception Issues
Excerpt: The Apple iPhone is no longer the Superman of the cellphone world, despite all the hoopla, lines and glitz. Every carrier now has (or will have) at least one comparable Android superphone to the iPhone 4, such as Sprint’s EVO 4G , T-Mobile’s Google Nexus, the upcoming Droid X from Verizon on July...
Pros: FaceTime video chatting, High resolution Retina 960 x 640 pixel 3.5-inch display, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash; HD video recorder, 16GB or 32 GB built-in memory, Long battery life
Cons: Sharp edges, Less memory than 3G S; no 64GB version, Greenish screen tone, No HDMI out, Orange hue on indoor photos, No external camera shutter button
Excerpt: Apple’s fourth-generation iPhone makes its predecessors look like toys. Heck, even the iPad looks sissy now. It’s an impressive upgrade. The iPhone 4 ditches the curvy plastic case of the older models in favor of a thinner, squared-off glass body laced with a stainless-steel band.
Pros: Incredible display. FaceTime video chat is futuristic fun. Thinner profile feels great in your pocket. 5-megapixel camera could replace your point-and-shoot.
Cons: The phone — one of the most important features — is still frustratingly unreliable. Antenna flaw for some lefties is lame. White balance in photos and videos is slightly off.