Summary: The iPod Touch 4th Generation is a great little device, there’s no doubt about that as I’m sure you know by their popularity.
The price is a drawback though, personally I think it’s a bit overpriced, especially since it’s only 8gig and not expandable.
One of the great attributes of the iPod Touch is the volume, it gets nice and loud while staying very clear.
Pros: +Lots of apps in iTunes to choose from, +Great portable gaming system, +Excellent graphics, +Volume is loud, +Thin and lightweight
Cons: -iTunes is horrible software, -Camera not the greatest, -Can’t uninstall apps from Apple, -Fingerprint magnet
Excerpt: In this review, I’ll briefly outline the new features of the iPod Touch 4G and compare it to my old 2nd-generation iPod Touch . I also did some comparison shots of the exterior hardware. I bought the iPod Touch 4G last November 2010 so I had a very long time to play with this and this review will be based on my experience using it. So let’s get started.
Pros: A major update to Apple’s most versatile iPod, adding twin cameras, a high-resolution 960x640 screen, a microphone, a bigger and longer-lasting battery, and a 3-axis gyroscope, amongst other features. Now capable of video calling using FaceTime, high-definition video playback and storage, and recording of 720p movies with the rear camera. New body design is slimmer and lighter than before while remaining solid in the hand. Remains capable of great audio performance, i...
Cons: New screen and cameras fall noticeably short of iPhone 4 performance levels. Weak still camera performance is a particular issue on all models; lowest-end model remains stuck at an increasingly objectionable 8GB/6.5GB of storage capacity. New front design isn’t as comfortable around the edges as on prior models; glass continues to attract smudges at a brisk pace. Earphones no longer include integrated microphone and remote control features.
Excerpt: Quote from that review: "Three years after Apple stretched the definition of "personal media player " to new heights with its class-leading iPod Touch , other manufacturers are just starting to catch up with Android -powered mini tablets . Despite the added competition, the latest revision of the device stays true to its award-winning heritage while folding in even more trickle-down features from the latest iPhone , yet again securing it a place at the top of the MP3...
Conclusion: My grousing about the buttons and the still camera resolution is somewhat ludicrous in the face of all the advancements obvious in the fourth-generation iPod touch. Apple has managed to make their best portable media player even better, with features that the faithful have been demanding in addition to some that come as game-changing surprises.
Pros: AirPlay: Coolest. Feature. Ever., Retina display brings stellar quality to all applications, FaceTime video calling to iPhone 4 and other iPod touch 4G's, over Wi-Fi... for free!
Cons: The still camera is a terrific addition, but not at only 960-by-720 quality, How small is too small when it comes to edge-mounted buttons?
Excerpt: Three years after Apple stretched the definition of “personal media player” to new heights with its class-leading iPod Touch, other manufacturers are just starting to catch up with Android-powered mini tablets . Despite the added competition, the latest revision of the device stays true to its award-winning heritage while folding in even more trickle-down features from the latest iPhone , yet again securing it a place at the top of the MP3-player pyramid.
Pros: Incredibly thin, sleek design, High-resolution Retina display, Solid Apple build quality, iOS versatility and ease-of-use, Long battery life for multimedia, 720p HD video capture and videoconferencing
Summary: For a price of Rs. 19,900, the iPod Touch 4G is a premium PMP with a lot of features. It excels at music, videos and gaming, making it a complete device, and if you can afford to spend this much, we highly recommend it. The only possible drawback is that most people look for a cellphone at this price point. Expensive, but worth its price for the mobile multimedia junkie.
Pros: Sleek and well built, Superb fluid and intuitive interface, Music and video performance is excellent, Games are a joy to play, Loaded with features, including a camera
Cons: Expensive, 20K on a PMP might be considered ridiculous by some, Can buy a good phone for the price, Camera is rudimentary, lacks megapixels, autofocus and a flash, Battery life slightly worse than the previous iPod Touch, Rear gets quite warm when gaming