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.
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.
Pros: The iPhone 4 offers enhanced performance, a lovely new display, and an improved design. It also adds a ton of sorely needed features, both by itself and through the iOS 4 update.
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.
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. But if you didn't want an iPhone before, there's nothing new here to change your mind.
Pros: Beautiful ultra-high-res screen. Thousands of apps. Wi-Fi hotspot mode.
Summary: While the previous iPhone 3GS didn’t bring much of a design change to the iPhone 3G, Apple’s iPhone 4 has undergone a decidedly new look that’s very different from the previous generation. Most readers would already be aware of the changes, seeing as how the phone has been available in the US for just over a month, so it’s about time the phone was launched in Singapore.
Pros: Fast and snappy phone, Good camera, Excellent display
Cons: Antenna issues, New shape not as ergonomic as previous designs
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 15, and Samsung’s Galaxy S from either AT&T or T-Mobile later this summer.
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. It has a higher-resolution display, a brand-new front-facing camera, an improved back camera with flash, double the RAM of the iPhone 3GS, and the same A4 processor that powers the iPad.