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Apple iPhone 4 Black (16GB) Mobile Phone

The Apple iPhone 4 is the thinnest smartphone in the world with the highest resolution display ever built into a phone handset. Read our full Apple iPhone 4 review to find out if it should be your next mobile phone. Updated July 29 2010.

The Apple iPhone 4, as the name suggests, is the fourth generation of Apple’s game-changing smartphone. It’s already garnered far more publicity than the previous three models – if not entirely for the right reasons.

Few could have escaped mass-media news coverage of reception issues highlighted by Apple’s unusual choice of design, which sees the iPhone 4’s aerials fixed around the outside of the handset. But before we examine the minutiae of antennae, let’s look at the technology changes found in the iPhone 4, and how it compares to its own predecessors.

Apple makes a big play about the slimmed down casework. If you lay an iPhone 3G down next to the 4, you can plainly see the latter is thinner, matching the 25%-thinner boast. Yet in the hand, the iPhone 4 actually feels chunkier.

That’s entirely due to differences in the way the case is shaped between models – iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS had a curvy form with rounded back and soft-radiused edges. But the iPhone 4 is a dense slab with square edges, seemingly heavier, although at 137g it’s only 4g more than an iPhone 3G, and 2g heavier than the iPhone 3GS.

Net result – it feels thicker in the hand. But it’s beautifully weighted and feels solid, against the 3G’s thinner-feeling form with its plastic back.

Front and back are now formed from toughened glass, and while we’ve not managed to scratch either side yet, we prefer to carry the 4 in a case that covers the back – the face that comes into most contact with the real world when lying down.

Retina
A simple comparison of screens between this phone and the 3G/3GS shows that there is in fact no comparison – the Apple iPhone 4’s display is richer, more colourful and much, much sharper. With four times the pixel resolution, that’s hardly surprising. You can now read – subject to eyestrain – every word on a webpage built for desktop PC dimensions, even fully zoomed out.

We noticed that small text on a webpage looked less bold, like a ‘light’ version of the font had been substituted. But compring back to an iPhone 3G screen showed that the older screens used plenty of anti-aliasing to reduce jagginess but make the type fuzzier. The iPhone 4’s typography is so clean, it looks almost lightweight.

All the extra graphics processing of four times the pixels has not slowed down the rendering of images one bit. In comparison to our 3G especially, the iPhone simply flies in its interface responsiveness. Pinch to zoom actions carry no lag, leaving pages and photos to scale up and down as quick as your fingers can dance over the silky screen.

Camera Time
Other headline features added to the iPhone 4 include two new cameras – facing fore and aft – which enable internet video calling and high-definition video shooting respectively. At present the only way we’ve found to use the video webchats is with Apple’s own implementation of video-over-IP, FaceTime. This works very well when it works – which is to say almost every time we tried.
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Excellent Phone!

Well worth the price! One of the best phones on the market right now! Can record HD, has 2 cameras on it, plus it is an iPod. It pretty much does everything in one small device. As Steve Job's has mentioned, it is the thinest smartphone on the planet. I would like to add, it is the best smartphone on the planet. Highly recommended!Read full review...

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hd camera n video excellent on this phone

its the new iphone 4, brill camera n video hd ,dont need camera or video recorder anymore, brilliant, some people said they had problems with signal, i havnt had any problem, n two others i know bought phone said no problem either.Read full review...

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iphone 4 32GB

The Apple iPhone 4, as the name suggests, is the fourth generation of Apple’s game-changing smartphone. It’s already garnered far more publicity than the previous three models – if not entirely for the right reasons.

Few could have escaped mass-media news coverage of reception issues highlighted by Apple’s unusual choice of design, which sees the iPhone 4’s aerials fixed around the outside of the handset. But before we examine the minutiae of antennae, let’s look at the technology changes found in the iPhone 4, and how it compares to its own predecessors.

Apple makes a big play about the slimmed down casework. If you lay an iPhone 3G down next to the 4, you can plainly see the latter is thinner, matching the 25%-thinner boast. Yet in the hand, the iPhone 4 actually feels chunkier.

That’s entirely due to differences in the way the case is shaped between models – iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS had a curvy form with rounded back and soft-radiused edges. But the iPhone 4 is a dense slab with square edges, seemingly heavier, although at 137g it’s only 4g more than an iPhone 3G, and 2g heavier than the iPhone 3GS.

Net result – it feels thicker in the hand. But it’s beautifully weighted and feels solid, against the 3G’s thinner-feeling form with its plastic back.

Front and back are now formed from toughened glass, and while we’ve not managed to scratch either side yet, we prefer to carry the 4 in a case that covers the back – the face that comes into most contact with the real world when lying down.

Retina
A simple comparison of screens between this phone and the 3G/3GS shows that there is in fact no comparison – the Apple iPhone 4’s display is richer, more colourful and much, much sharper. With four times the pixel resolution, that’s hardly surprising. You can now read – subject to eyestrain – every word on a webpage built for desktop PC dimensions, even fully zoomed out.

I noticed that small text on a webpage looked less bold, like a ‘light’ version of the font had been substituted. But comparing back to an iPhone 3G screen showed that the older screens used plenty of anti-aliasing to reduce jagginess but make the type fuzzier. The iPhone 4’s typography is so clean, it looks almost lightweight.

All the extra graphics processing of four times the pixels has not slowed down the rendering of images one bit. In comparison to our 3G especially, the iPhone simply flies in its interface responsiveness. Pinch to zoom actions carry no lag, leaving pages and photos to scale up and down as quick as your fingers can dance over the silky screen.

Camera Time
Other headline features added to the iPhone 4 include two new cameras – facing fore and aft – which enable internet video calling and high-definition video shooting respectively. At present the only way we’ve found to use the video webchat is with Apple’s own implementation of video-over-IP, FaceTime. This works very well when it works – which is to say almost every time we tried.

With its vivid, sharp and essentially glitch-free video to enjoy, we can guess why Apple made the facility Wi-Fi-connections only. Even seven years after 3G-video calling was first promoted for mobile phones, the breadth of coverage and consistency of 3G connections is still too patchy to make reliable video chatting viable. Most phone networks’ strained infrastructure would probably fail further when hit by widespread videocalling.
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iPhone 4 16GB

Main Disadvantages in my personal opinions:

Hardware design is prone to reception issues

MicroSIM card support only

No flash support for the web browser

No true multiasking for all applications

Facetime video calls only work over wifi

No file transfer over bluetooth or usb mass storage mode

No hardware shutter key for the camera

No FM radio

No stereo speakers

No microSD card support

No smart dialing

Poor loudspeaker performance
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top gaget!!

awasome!! top gaget!!!!

While everyone else was busy trying to keep up with iPhone, Apple were busy creating amazing new features that make iPhone more powerful, easier to use, and more indispensable than ever. The result is iPhone 4. The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.All the breakthrough technology in iPhone 4 is situated between two glossy panels of aluminosilicate glass - the same type of glass used in the windshields of helicopters and high-speed trains. Chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, the glass is ultradurable and more scratch resistant than ever. It's also recyclable.The 960-by-640 backlit LCD display boasts a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch, making it the highest-resolution phone screen ever. To achieve this, Apple engineers developed pixels so small - a mere 78 micrometers across - that the human eye can't distinguish individual pixels. That makes text remarkably sharp and graphics incredibly vivid. IPS technology also provides excellent color and contrast from almost any viewing angle.Created from Apple's own alloy, then forged to be five times stronger than standard steel, the CNC-machined band is the mounting point for all the components of iPhone 4. The band provides impressive structural rigidity and allows for its incredibly thin, refined design. It also functions as both iPhone 4 antennas.Apple engineers designed the A4 chip to be a remarkably powerful yet remarkably power-efficient mobile processor. With it, iPhone 4 can easily perform complex jobs such as multitasking, editing video, and placing FaceTime calls. All while maximizing battery life.iPhone 4 includes a built-in three-axis gyroscope. When paired with the accelerometer, it makes iPhone 4 capable of advanced motion sensing such as user acceleration, full 3D attitude, and rotation rate. Translation: More motion gestures and greater precision for an even better gaming experience.The iPhone 4 camera shoots gorgeous 5-megapixel photos and stunning HD video. And with its advanced backside illumination sensor, it captures beautiful images even in low-light settings. The built-in LED flash does double duty. When you're taking pictures, it works as a flash. When you're shooting video it can stay on to light up the scene. And on the front of iPhone 4, the built-in camera is perfect for making FaceTime calls and shooting self-portraits.While most phones have only one microphone, iPhone 4 has two. The main mic, located on the bottom next to the dock connector, is for phone calls, voice commands, and memos. The second mic, built into the top near the headphone jack, is for FaceTime calls and for making your phone calls better. It works with the main mic to suppress unwanted and distracting background sounds, such as music and loud conversations. This dual-mic noise suppression helps make every conversation a quiet one.With its large Multi-Touch display and innovative software, iPhone lets you control everything using just your fingers. How does it work? A panel laminated on the glass senses your touch using electrical fields. It can register multiple touches at once to support advanced gestures such as pinch to zoom, two-finger tap, and more. The panel then transmits the information to the Retina display below it.Read full review...

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Excellent

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i phone4

excellent communication/ slight fault with phone no problem to return highly recommend 5*****

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iphone 4

I have always had Samsung galaxy never had the notion to have iPhone now because of illness cant afford the phone I want and can't afford the latest love my ipad love my ipod so I thought if I change to iPhone I can have it all in one so sold my ipad and ipod. Went for iPhone 4 refurbished because it was cheap, but what a fantastic buy great value I have everything I want in my pocket all my music / games / films from my iTunes on which I have a lot and it stores though my icloud, never thought I would get on with iPhone but its brilliant. I did not expect to much with it being cheap but what great value for £50 pounds I have everything without the expense. This is the way to go for your kids first phone its cheap and still an iPhone.
I've only had it for about 2weeks and won't go back to Samsung, IPhone from now on.
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A*

A* it was a pleasure

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