Conclusion: Without a doubt, we absolutely love that the Griffin Beacon is a useful convergence device that organizes our eclectic remotes into one – while giving us complete control of the complete home theater experience as well. Not only are we able to do basic things like turning on/off the TV, but the extensive Dijit app provides additional functionality that goes beyond most other things.
Pros: Takes the hassle of monitoring multiple remotes, Dijit app offers added functionality, Minimalistic design
Cons: Bug that repeats commands with some brands, Poor battery life and no external power source
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
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: I'm pleased with the
. It's hard to write complaints when Apple just keeps making the phone better and better.
Nowadays though, there is more competition than ever. I personally like competition, because then the companies strive to make the best product. The Droid X, EVO 4G, and the Nexus One are right up with the iPhone 4. If you can't get AT&T, those phones are great options. However, if you have AT&T now, the iPhone 4 is your best option.
Pros: Very high-resolution display, 720p Video recording, FaceTime Video Conferencing
Cons: AT&T the only option, No 64 GB option, Wireless connection issues
Excerpt: (1 items) Apple is a company with some clear priorities when it comes to designing mobile devices. The ideal Apple mobile device is razor-thin, with a simple design and killer battery life. You can see those principles at work in the iPhone 4 , the latest generation of Apple’s smartphone hardware. This is a smaller, thinner phone, with a stripped-down design and an impressive improvement in battery life compared to previous models.
Conclusion: The iPhone 4′s cool factor alone will grab your attention, but unless you’re a current AT&T customer sans iPhone, we would say hold on to your 3G S for a bit. Apple iOS 4 is a major upgrade, but it brought improvements to the 3G S as well, mitigating functional differences and perhaps lowering the reasons to upgrade. If you’re a Verizon, Sprint or even T-Mobile customer, you have plenty of worthwhile iPhone 4-like choices.
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