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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality Crisp and clear sound here on NetComs net in Norway. Better than my previous 3G good
  • Display The Retina Display is just awesome!!! Amazingly crisp and clear. Every time I look at it I am amazed by the quality of it great!
  • Battery life Still needs to be charged once every day. I think it is better than my previous 3G, and I have for sure used the phone more each day since the purchase so-so
  • Camera No comments
  • Ease of use iOS 4 has grown into a mature and easy platform to use great!
  • Design and form factor I think it just sits better in my hand than the 3G. It is a beautiful piece of hardware. great!
  • Portability (size / weight) No comments great!
  • Media support well, why not 5? It still does not support Flash (and probably never will) good
  • Durability No comments good
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) No comments great!
Detailed review
Apple has done it again with the iPhone 4. This beautiful piece of hardware is probably the best smart phone out there with its amazing retina display and now fully mature iOS 4, with its app store ecosyst. Being what some might call a Microsoft fanboy, I nonetheless have to admit that when it comes to devices Apple knows what it's doing.

Oh - and antenna-gate? I had problems with my old 3G when at home, with the signal being so weak that I sometimes were out of a connection. With the iPhone 4 - no problem at all. Yes - by squeezing it hard in the death grip I have been able to reproduce the loss of a signal bar - but no dropt calls or loss of wireless data traffic.