Since it was launched in 2007, more than 50 million iPhones have been sold – an unprecedented number in the cell phone industry. It has broadened horizons to what cell phones are capable of and what they are used for. The iPhone 4 is claimed be the phone that will define the next generation of cell phones. So, does it live up to the hype?
The iPhone features a new, 3.5-inch screen called the “Retina.” It is an IPS, LCD display that lays claim to 326 pixels per inch and a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels. In layman’s terms, this means that the display is clearer and of a much higher resolution than any other phone available. It really attracts the eye.
The iPhone 4 has a 40% extended battery life (meaning up to 7 hours of talk-time or 300 hours on standby) in comparison to its predecessor and features the same processor as is used in the iPad. The processor is as powerful as you will find in any smartphone from any manufacturer. The difference in processing power is really noticeable when you use it.
The operating system used is the iOS 4, which includes – for the first time – the ability to multitask. That means no more deciding whether to listen to music or check your email, as you will be able to do both, or anything else for that matter, at the same time. You can also create folders in iTunes and iBooks, which could not be done before. In fact, Apple claim that around 1500 features have been improved, modified and created in the new version of its OS, which is undoubtedly quite an improvement.
The iPhone 4 possesses a camera that is leaps and bounds better than those used in previous iPhones. A 5.0 megapixel camera is found on the iPhone 4 and it is capable of recording video in HD at 720p. Apple obviously was tired of receiving complaints of the inferior cameras manufactured before. Also worthy of note is the inclusion of “Face Time.” It is the ability to place video calls, a feature that no other smartphone can claim.
As for the price, it sells for around $ 200 on a 24 month contract in the US. Depending on who you buy it from, and which network operator you opt for, you may well be able to get yourself a better deal than that. Rather than just buying it from the first store that you see it in, why not try about a cell phone price comparison website first? Doing so takes just a few minutes and you could make yourself a nice saving.