Expert Review of Apple iPhone 4 32GB Black
This phone needs no introduction as Apple’s iPhone is known all over the world. The 4th generation iPhone, the Apple iPhone 4 32GB. Most of the earlier editions of the iPhone have been minor upgrades on the same existing design- this has taken a major turn with the iPhone 4. The 4th generation iPhone feels like a brand new phone with great new features. Probably the most talked-about feature is the spanking-new 3.5-inch Retina display, the highest ever resolution offered by a phone, giving you sharp images and video and guaranteed to be a treat for the eyes. What’s more, video-calling, which has so far been a distant dream, is now a reality on the Apple iPhone 4. When it was launched, the iPhone 4 was the thinnest iPhone ever, measuring at just 9mm. The iPhone 4 sports a 5MP camera with LED flash, offering HD video recording. The iPhone 4 runs on iOS 4 which brings in more than 100 brand new features and over 1500 new APIs for all developers.
User Interface and UI functionality
Since Apple is renowned for providing the very best experience as far as user interface is concerned, it goes without saying that the iPhone 4’s user interface is splendid. Most folks underestimate what an important role responsiveness plays in a phone’s user interface. Of course, we are pretty much used to slow phones and computers over the past years but the iPhone ushered in an age of responsive UIs never seen before. In recent times, only Android smartphones have come close to matching the speed and responsiveness of the iOS user interface. Another feature that had been widely-anticipated is the multitasking functionality. The iPhone 3G and 3GS lacked proper multitasking support, i.e., you could only use one app at a time. In order to open a different app, you had to close the app you’re currently using. This caused a lot of irritation. With the iPhone 4, this is no longer a problem since now you can easily open multiple apps and navigate between them with considerable ease.
Apple offers an endless number of multimedia features on the iPhone 4. You get a killer photo gallery that lets you navigate through your gallery smoothly, no matter if you have loaded your device with hundreds of pictures. You can easily share your photos through email or MMS but you cannot directly upload pictures to Facebook, which is a slight disappointment. The iPod app is awesome as usual. It lets you sort your media through Playlists and also lets you search for media by Song, Artist, Genre or just a simple search. The “Genius” function comes in handy, in which Apple recommends music to you on the basis of the songs that you’re listening to. The iPhone 4 boasts of a capable video player which manages to play almost every mp4 you throw at it. Playback quality is smooth with a high frame rate of 30fps. It is an absolute pleasure to watch videos and movies on the 3.5-inch Retina display. Besides all this, you get a 5-megapixel primary camera with 5x digital zoom that lets you take high-quality photos. The LED flash lets you snap pictures even in low-light conditions. You also get a front-facing camera for video calling functionality.
Pictures and Video quality
The 3.5-inch Retina display onboard the iPhone 4 makes watching almost ANYTHING on the display a great pleasure, be it a picture, video or a movie. As mentioned earlier, the video player manages to handle even HD video with remarkable ease and no hiccups.
Nothing wished for as far as internet support is concerned, with Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity along with high-speed 3G connectivity. You get quad-band HSUPA that gives 7.2Mbps downlink and 5.8Mbps uplink capability.Apple’s Safari browser makes browsing a breeze and the high-resolution screen enhances the overall experience by so much more.
Internal and External Memory
The iPhone 4 32GB version packs in a comfortable 32 gigs of internal memory which is more than enough to store all your photos, music, videos, movies and even applications.
Applications and Gaming
The iPhone 4 puts at your disposal the ever-expanding ginormous App Store, which boasts of apps for every purpose needed and a mind-blowing variety of games. You can download and install apps to suit your various needs- fun, business, productivity, etc. You can enjoy many popular games such as Where's My Water, Angry Birds, Doodle Jump etc. However, to install any app or game, you need to have an iTunes account.
The iPhone 4 offers excellent battery life, with a 40% improvement over the earlier versions of the iPhone. You get a cool 7 hours of talk time over 3G networks, 10 hours of web browsing over Wi-Fi and 6 hours on 3G, and 40 hours of music playback and 10 hours of video playback.
Connectivity options are a-plenty with the iPhone 4. You get Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity, 3G support, USB, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and GPS support.
The Apple iPhone 4 is remarkably similar to the HTC Droid Incredible in many ways. The Droid Incredible is slightly thicker than the iPhone 4 at 0.47 inch, compared to the iPhone 4’s 0.37 inch. While the Droid Incredible runs on Android 2.1 + HTC Sense, the iPhone 4 runs on iOS 4. The Incredible boasts of a slightly bigger screen at 3.7-inches, but is significantly overshadowed by the iPhone’s brilliant high-resolution Retina display. The Droid Incredible offers only 8GB of internal storage along with a memory slot. However, it comes with an 8MP camera that dwarfs the iPhone 4’s 5MP camera.