The iPhone 4 is definitely an incredible smartphone that catches the attention with an attractive glossy design and plenty of advanced features. However, it also has a few downsides which make some people think twice about buying or not this high end device. Here are a few pros and cons of the iPhone 4 that will help you decide if the smartphone is worth the investment.
Let’s start with the positive aspects of this smartphone which are plenty. First of all, you will definitely like its chic dimensions of 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm and its 137 grams weight. The most important positive aspect of this iPhone is its 3.5-inch LED-backlit IPS TFT touchscreen with Retina Display which makes images look colorful and detailed. Under the hood, the iPhone 4 hosts a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor with 512MB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal memory which is pretty impressive. Of course, many of us would like 1GB of RAM, but sometimes you just have to be pleased with what you get. Another attractive feature of this smartphone is the operating system: iOS 4 which comes with plenty of advanced features and attractive widgets. You also have the possibility to download on your smartphone various apps and enjoy folder and multitasking support. This high end device offers support for various connectivity options including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 3G and HTML. The 1420mAh battery available on the iPhone 4 is also an asset because it’s able to offer 7 hours of talk time (3G) and 300 hours of standby time.
As I mentioned above, the iPhone 4 also has a few downsides. The first negative aspect that comes in mind is the Apple exclusivity that translates into the absence of a memory card slot. The internal memory offered by the iPhone 4 is generous, but sometimes a memory card is useful when it comes to getting extra storage or backing up your data. Another disappointment is the iPhone 4’s camera which is a 5MP shooter able to take pretty nice photos and record 720p HD videos. However, it can’t compete with the 8MP camera of the Galaxy S II and the other high end devices equipped with such cameras. The iPhone 4 doesn’t come with lock screen improvements or email attachment support either. You won’t be able to attach a photo to a message when you compose it. What you need to do is go to the Photo library, pick the photo you want and then choose to add it as mail attachment. For some people, the price of the iPhone 4 is another downside because paying $650 for an unlocked device is not possible for all interested buyers.
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