The Apple iPhone 4 Reviewed by littleemmo


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									By Chris Westley

The Apple iPhone 4 promised to change everything again. Launched in June
2010, it has certainly succeeded in its mission and here's why. With the
launch of the very first iPhone in 2007, Apple has maintained its trend
of a yearly update by releasing the iPhone 3G in 2008, the iPhone 3GS in
2009, followed by the iPhone 4 in 2010, and its successor the iPhone 4S
in 2011. Although already superseded by the iPhone 4S, we still believe
the iPhone 4 was the smartphone that changed the trends and the entire
smartphone competition as a whole.

Riding off the iPhone 3GS of 2009 that is still selling well to this
date, the iPhone 4 stepped up Apple's flagship smartphone a notch further
by introducing the Retina Display. Sporting an all-time high screen
resolution of 960x540 pixels that yields an image quality of 326ppi, this
record still remains unbeaten on any other smartphone, or tablet, for
that matter. Hence its name, the screen resolution is supposed to be so
sharp that the retinas in our eyes would not be able to discern any
individual pixels. Indeed, this promise is fulfilled as the display is
indeed crystal clear and sharp at this resolution, with text and fonts
appearing as good as print, while graphics, web pages, and photos truly
do come to life on its 3.5-inch touchscreen. With a resolution that good,
it likely came as no surprise that its successor the iPhone 4S still
sports the same resolution, since it is doubtful as to how much more can
it be improved further, or if it is even worth improving at all in the
first place, since probably our eyes would not be able to tell the

With the same 3.5-inch touchscreen as its predecessor the iPhone 3GS, the
iPhone 4 is beefed up with a speedier A4 processor running at 1GHz
coupled with 512 MB RAM. Although both the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4
support the latest iOS 5 released by Apple, it is basically the upgrade
in speed and specs in moving from the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4 that is
truly a huge step ahead in terms of sheer performance despite having the
same core functionality. This basically means that while the iPhone 3GS
can pretty much do everything that the iPhone 4 can, but the iPhone 4
certainly does it so much better, with a sharper display, and an even
faster and smoother slick experience that is the trademark of Apple's

With an upgraded camera to 5 megapixels that can now shoot videos at HD
720p resolution, this certainly completes the entire suite of feature
upgrades that has made the iPhone 4 a game changer since its release in
2010. Since then, practically all its key competitors, from Samsung's
Galaxy S2 to HTC's Sensation and so on were designed quickly in 2011 in
response to the iPhone 4. While some of these other top guns could have
edged out the iPhone 4 in a spec or two (to which Apple responded with
the iPhone 4S), the fact still remains that no other smartphone to date
can match the slickness and ease of use of Apple's iOS 5 running on the
iPhone 4, if not the iPhone 4S. Although now in second place behind its
successor the iPhone 4S, the reality is that the iPhone 4S features were
only enhanced further from the iPhone 4, with an A5 processor, voice
recognition, an 8MP camera and a 1080p camcorder.
The iPhone 4 form factor still remains in its 4S successor to date, which
likely proves Apple's desire to preserve what is desirable to its users.
Though the 3.5-inch touchscreen might seem a tad small if compared to
some of the popular 4-5 inch displays by Samsung and HTC, size is a
subjective trade off between screen visibility versus portability. The
iPhone 4 that was reshaped into a more rectangular slate and with a
polished metal frame for its edges has certainly packed the right premium
feel for the iPhone 4 to be ever as desirable to this date, and which has
certainly set the benchmark for more smartphones to come.

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