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Apple iPhone 4 Mobile Phone Review and Deals in the UK

Category : Apple, Mobile Phones

The original Apple iPhone was in a class of its own when first launched 3 years ago. Since then, many other manufacturers have risen to the challenge and are producing smartphones with all the features that initially made the iPhone such a success (such as the HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson Xperia, and BlackBerry 9800). Features such as internet access, social networking and email are now commonplace. So will the new iPhone continue to be the class leader, or will it be regulated to an also ran?

The new iPhone 4 is without doubt a fantastic mobile phone, although some may be disappointed by the new look which no longer has the trademark curved edges of the previous models. This new model, in terms of looks at least, is harder to distinguish from other touchscreen phones from rival manufacturers. However the new design is more practical and certainly feels substantial and expensive. Slightly slimmer than the iPhone 3 model, the iPhone 4 uses a strong, scratch resistant aluminosilicate material to cover the screen and a stainless steel chassis for extra strength – this is a handset that feels built to last!

The screen on the latest model is a revelation, there was not much wrong with the previous screen, but the quality of the display on the iPhone 4 is outstanding. According to Apple the new display has 4x the resolution of the old screen! This startling improvement comes via the use of Apple’s “retina display” system which uses pixels so small they are undetectable by the human eye! The sharpness, contrast and colour, rival any AMOLED screen, yet the iPhone 4 uses a simple backlit LED display. Photos, videos, menu graphics, and games all look great, but where the iPhone 4 display really shines is the ebook reader display. Using Apple’s own ebook reader software, the pages are displayed with clarity to rival that of Apples own iPad tablet device!

Virtually everything on the iPhone 4 is improved and upgraded over the old model. There’s now a 5 megapixel camera with built in LED flash which takes excellent photographs even in lowlight conditions, HD video capture and playback with quality that will worry camcorder manufacturers, and a new A4 processor which gives multitasking capabilities – the Achilles heel of previous iPhone models! A bigger battery along with new power management software also improves another of the iPhone’s previous weaknesses, namely battery life. This latest model in practice rarely needs charging during daily use – unlike the old model which would need charging at lunchtime to top-up!

Advantages: Fantastic LED screen, great 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, improved practical design, improved call quality, multitasking now possible.

Disadvantages: Still a minor reception issue with left hand use, high price, no Flash video, social networking integration not as straightforward as competitors handsets

The Apple iPhone 4 is a fantastic mobile device, its expensive but you wont feel short-changed if you own one. Except perhaps the decision not to support Flash video – again! Apple insist that the new HTML 5 and other internet standards will take over from Flash video and be a better all round experience, this is fine, but in the meantime those ‘Flash not detected’ messages are going to be a real pain for iPhone users! Available on T-mobile, Orange and Vodafone.

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