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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23171 reviews of Apple iPhone 4. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the text input and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the sound.

usability, performance, price, design, size

battery, reception, reliability, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPhone 4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 927 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the battery. There are some less positive reviews about the reception and size.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

reliability, size, reception

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 4 16GB SIM-Free - BlackApple iPhone 4 16GB SIM-Free - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10677 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reception. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

price, performance, usability, portability, screen

reliability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 4 16GB (Black) - VerizonApple iPhone 4 16GB (Black) - Verizon

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPhone 4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the performance. The usability is also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the design.

usability, performance

design

78% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Iphone 4 8gb Sprint WhiteApple Iphone 4 8gb Sprint White

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Peters (t3.com)

Apple iPhone 4 review

 

The Apple iPhone 4 builds on the success of its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, but now it has a successor of its own - the Apple iPhone 4S. Still, it's one heck of a remarkable handset

Sleek Apple design ; Improved functionality ; HD video

Signal loss issues

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone 4 review

 

HD video recording, gorgeous display - but can it justify the price?

Great screen ; Top notch 5MP camera ; Much-improved design ; Gyroscope gaming ; Improved call quality ; Overhauled iOS 4

Reception issue in left hand ; High price ; No home screen widgets ; No social networking integration

Update: read our full iPhone 4s review.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Apple iPhone 4 video review

 

The iPhone 4 shot in all its delicious glory

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone 4 - Pocket-lint

 

While there is space to improve the iPhone, you don't necessarily feel you are missing out. What you have is a device that is an excellent multimedia platform

High resolution screen with great contrast, touch response, intuitive user interface, App Store, HD video play back

Price, odd situation with network reception

The iPhone 4 isn't just a new piece of hardware, it's the next vehicle for the world of iOS 4 and the App Store. But those hardware changes are welcomed. The inclusion of a higher-spec screen is the most significant step, combined with a faster...

Jun, 2010

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 4 review

 

The Apple iPhone 4 is the thinnest smartphone in the world with the highest resolution display ever built into a phone handset. Read our Apple iPhone 4 review to find…

Apple's fourth-generation smartphone really is its best yet, notwithstanding controversy about external antennae. In our tests, reception was outstanding. Its screen is the highest resolution of just about any screened gadget, with amazing colour and...

Jul, 2010

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 4 Black 32GB review

 

While previous revisions of the iPhone have essentially been small updates to the existing design, the iPhone 4 feels like a new phone. It's the thinnest iPhone yet at just over 9mm, being a little narrower than the old models, too.

Sleek and well designed, the iPhone remains the best touchscreen phone that you can buy. We doubt FaceTime will be a big draw, but the excellent quality photos and videos are impressive, as are the new iOS 4 features. If you can afford it, you won't be...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Jim Martin (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 4 32GB review

 

Sleek and well designed, the iPhone remains the best touchscreen phone that you can buy

Jun, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone 4

 

With a high resolution display, a glass back, and even a gyroscope can the new Apple iPhone retain its smartphone crown?

Attractive design ; High resolution display ; iOS is intuitive and powerful

Very expensive ; Battery life suffers under heavy use ; Concerns over antennae and glass

Ultimately, though, while our reflections on price - and this review in general - may have a slightly dour tone this is largely because the iPhone 4 looked to be something truly amazing and has only proven to be a solid improvement. But, be under no...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Apple iPhone 4 review

 

The king of smartphones is reborn, but does the fourth incarnation of the iPhone do enough to stop gadgeteers from signing up to the Android army?

Looks awesome ; Slick and easy to use ; Greatly improved camera

Battery life still not great ; Evolution rather than revolution

Shinier, faster, slicker. Still the greatest gadget ever, but more so

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Apple iPhone 4

 

Sounds great, with a fine interface, but rivals are now chomping at its heels

Superb sound quality ; outstanding user interface ; iTunes boasts plenty of content

Poor earphones ; fairly pricey ; the antenna issue remains for some

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10 / 6
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):300
Standby time (3G):300
Talk time (2G):14 / 4 / 7
Talk time (3G):7

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:720 x 1280
Digital Zoom:5
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:720 x 1280
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Video recording:No / Yes
Video recording modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver, White / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:8.89
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:960 x 640
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Resistive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):No / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3 / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, APE, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3 / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WMA / AAC, APE, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLSX, XLX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLSX, XLX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLX / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS / DOC, DOCX, PDF, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLX
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG / GIF, JPG, TIF / JPG
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MP4 / AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG / H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / M4V, MOV, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / EDGE, GSM, HSCSD / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,1900 / 800,850,900,1700 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Auto: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring:No / Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Safari
Cables included:Audio (3.5mm) / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Calculator, Calendar / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704, 3264 x 2448, 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3456 / Norton AntiVirus 2005 (60 days trail), Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 Cyberlink Power DVD for DVD SKU NTI CD-Maker Gold for DVD burner SKU, Self Burn Recovery / Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out :No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: No

Processor

Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:A4

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:4
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal Memory:16000 / 16384 / 32000 / 512
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.5 / 9.3
Height :11.5 / 115.2 / 9.3
Weight:137
Width:5.86 / 58.6