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#31 Elliott

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 16:52

Loved this review, there seems to be a lot of love/hate (mostly hate) for the iPhone 4 here. Had the device for a little over a month now and hadn't had one problem with dropped calls and I tried to grip it all sorts of ways and I'm in Texas which can be spoty lol. The sensor while talking is quite literally my own gripe about the device so I can't wait for 4.1 update to come out. I started using the headphone for longer conversations which i prefer anyways because I usually work while I chat.

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I've just about the same experience as you. The antenna issue doesn't bother me at all (and, overall, my calls perform better than they did on my 3GS), but the damn proximity sensor issue drives me up the wall on longer conversations. Hopefully 4.1 or 4.0.3 comes out with a fix soon.

Anyway, great review! I'm glad this got posted on the front page. :D


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Posted 29 August 2010 - 16:57

Great review buddy, really helpful.

Just a question from a personal point-of-view, do you live and work here in Berlin?
If so, how's the reception on the BVG in general? Find myself loosing quite a few calls on both S & U bahn with my 3G.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 17:03

Just a question from a personal point-of-view, do you live and work here in Berlin?
If so, how's the reception on the BVG in general? Find myself loosing quite a few calls on both S & U bahn with my 3G.

Yeah I do and I must say that in general I find it to be quite good. Well, better than expected, IMHO. The only station I get no reception at all on a regular basis is down Friedrichstraße and Alex. ;)

As long as I am not underground, I have no issues worth mentioning.

#34 .Markus

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 17:21

Yeah I do and I must say that in general I find it to be quite good. Well, better than expected, IMHO. The only station I get no reception at all on a regular basis is down Friedrichstraße and Alex. ;)

As long as I am not underground, I have no issues worth mentioning.


hehe so anywhere quite central is off limits then huh? :p
Will be keeping mine on O2 though, so will any ways be different deadspots.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 17:25

Awesome review mate. Now i really want to upgrade iphone 2g :D

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 17:37

seriously? You try to be subjective? unbiased? and yet you claim to be an Apple user and had nothing bad to say about the device? Yes, you did want to start a flame war.You knew before writing anything that it would happen. You can't be unbiased and subjective if you find no flaws in a flawed device.

and yet you don't seem to feel the need to portray those imperfections? Yea. Pretty unbiased.



What a troll......

To OP: Good review dude! Have fun with your phone!

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 18:24

I agree with the whole experience. The iPhone is still a very nicely put together phone. I love the upgraded camera and 720 video in the iPhone 4. I currently own the iPhone 4 and came from an iPhone 3G. However I am looking to move jobs which will mean I will have to hand my iPhone 4 back. On the back of this I am looking at personally buying a HTC Desire instead of an iPhone 4. I feel certain that the iPhone is a better product but where I live the signal for 3G is always on 1-3 bars. If I pick the phone up off my desk it will loose 3G. If I want to use any data on the iPhone whilst its in my hand I have to use WiFi (I have never had a dropped call either btw). I also feel I need a change and look forward to playing with android. Although as much as people say its customisable, to get to the real nitty gritty stuff you have to root the device. Being an iPhone user for almost 3 years I never felt the need to jailbreak the device. The app store was the sole reason for this. The apps are just so much better and well thought out than anything on the market. Android has great potential and in the future should be the better OS however for now its still playing catch up to what is still a revolutionary device.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 18:29


I agree with the whole experience. The iPhone is still a very nicely put together phone. I love the upgraded camera and 720 video in the iPhone 4. I currently own the iPhone 4 and came from an iPhone 3G. However I am looking to move jobs which will mean I will have to hand my iPhone 4 back. On the back of this I am looking at personally buying a HTC Desire instead of an iPhone 4. I feel certain that the iPhone is a better product but where I live the signal for 3G is always on 1-3 bars. If I pick the phone up off my desk it will loose 3G. If I want to use any data on the iPhone whilst its in my hand I have to use WiFi (I have never had a dropped call either btw). I also feel I need a change and look forward to playing with android. Although as much as people say its customisable, to get to the real nitty gritty stuff you have to root the device. Being an iPhone user for almost 3 years I never felt the need to jailbreak the device. The app store was the sole reason for this. The apps are just so much better and well thought out than anything on the market. Android has great potential and in the future should be the better OS however for now its still playing catch up to what is still a revolutionary device.


Have you considered switching the provider, as you're based in UK?

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 18:46

There are a good 5+ providers in the UK and I would like to try the iPhone on the Vodafone network. However my choice to go for the HTC Desire was mainly price driven (see below). As I said I really like the iPhone 4, its just my cup of tea. Kids (relatives) as soon as they come over to our house all just want to play on the phone due to all the great games it has to offer. I do have the Apple case for the phone although I took it off as it makes the phone feel big in my pocket. Yes that case does help with 3G issues. I think my mind is made up though about the Desire though for now.

HTC Desire on Vodafone
300 Minutes
3000 Texts
£540 over 24 months

iPhone 4 on Vodafone
300 Minutes
3000 Texts
£720 over 24 months
£169 up front cost for the phone

Saving of £348 if I go for the HTC Desire. As much as I love the iPhone I just can't face that my hard earned cash is ending up in Steve Job's pocket. This is the sole reason why I dislike Apple :(

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 19:09

I have upgraded from iphone 3g to HTC HD2 (unlocked) then upgraded to iphone 4G (unlocked). What i missed was the Unified Messaging, and the multi Activesych clients, (i have 4 Exchange servers that i need to pull mail from), and some of the apps. The HD2 was nice, but since i have gotten use to the iphone and the interface, my only issue I have is that my provider doesn't support the freq that the iphone supports, yet.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 20:47

I honestly loved your review!! It's simple and appealing to read. Biased or not I simply love the iPhone 4 because I do own an iPod touch and I love it!!! What's holding me is that it's not available in my country.

#42 Humanreflect

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 21:19

Great review! thanks !

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 22:23

IF you don't live in the US, that is. Because over there, the Antenna issue really seems to be BIG. But other than that - it's just a great phone.


Not in all areas. I haven't had any issues what-so-ever with the antenna issues and AT&T in my area. On the contrary, even at 1 bar the data speed is awesome. America is a large country and AT&T varies from place to place. If AT&T sucks in your area (over-crowded network, or just **** poor coverage), iPhone 4 isn't going to help you with that.

Thanks for the review!

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:46

I received some antenna issues(SINGAPORE user) as well, even with the free Apple Case given. Oh well...

Guys, remember to check for the normal stuff such as buttons and dead pixels. I got a dead pixel smack right in the middle of the screen. It is hard to identify it with the default lockscreen wallpaper and the homescreen wallpaper. :angry: Even if I am entited to a change, I get only a refurbished set :pinch:

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:14

thanks for the review, thought i am still stuck with what mobile to get next week as orange are letting me upgrade early. Im stuck between the iPhone4 / Samsung Galaxy S / HTC Desire and no idea what to go for. Currently If Orange offer me a free iphone4, I will get that. If not, Im going driod.


my advice would be is if you have an ipod, and you see yourself still using that ipod after you get a phone that's not an iphone. then get an iphone. droids or any other phones media player doesn't even compare to what the iphone has. I'm not saying they are bad phones though, newer HTC phones and the new samsung are all great phones.

i think getting an iphone just for the reason you have one less thing in your pocket (you could say two because it does gaming really well too) is worth it all on it's own.