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92
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Pros
  • Amazing new industrial design
  • Retina Display is stunning
  • iOS 4 makes major improvements
Cons
  • Annoying pop-up notifications
  • Reception is improved, but still has issues
  • Desperately needs widgets
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Scores

Engadget

92
 

User Reviews

100
TJM6
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
fraines
I've carried an iOS phone in my pocket for 3 years now, and they always live...read more
100
rob335
This is what I think is one of the best iPhones, but it does have some flaws,...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
3.522
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T
Model
32GB

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB
Model
16GB AT&T

General

Type
Smartphone (IOS)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
300 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer (1420 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav) (H264, M-jpeg, Mpeg4, Quicktime) (Streaming / internet) (Gif, Jpeg, Png, Tiff)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe, North america, Oceania (Us, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
Micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
3.5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (960x640)
Pixel density
326 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1024 MHz
RAM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Mute switch

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
Ruggedized
No
TV-out
Yes (Other hdmi, Composite)
Model
32GB AT&T

General

Type
Smartphone
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
300 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav) (H264, M-jpeg, Mpeg4, Quicktime) (Streaming / internet) (Gif, Jpeg, Png, Tiff)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe, North america, Oceania (Us, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
Micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
3.5 inches
Screen resolution
960 x 640
Pixel density
326 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1024 MHz
RAM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Mute switch

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
Ruggedized
No
TV-out
Yes (Other hdmi, Composite)
Model
16GB Verizon

General

Type
Smartphone (IOS)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
300 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer (1420 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav) (H264, M-jpeg, Mpeg4, Quicktime) (Streaming / internet) (Gif, Jpeg, Png, Tiff)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
CDMA (EV-DO rA) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
Embedded

Display

Screen size
3.5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (960x640)
Pixel density
326 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1024 MHz
RAM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Mute switch

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
Ruggedized
No
TV-out
Yes (Other hdmi, Composite)
Model
32GB Verizon

General

Type
Smartphone (IOS)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
300 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer (1420 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav) (H264, M-jpeg, Mpeg4, Quicktime) (Streaming / internet) (Gif, Jpeg, Png, Tiff)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
CDMA (EV-DO rA) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
Embedded

Display

Screen size
3.5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (960x640)
Pixel density
326 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1024 MHz
RAM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Mute switch

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
Ruggedized
No
TV-out
Yes (Other hdmi, Composite)
Model
8GB AT&T

General

Type
Smartphone (IOS)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
2g, 3g (up to14 hours) (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
300 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (1420 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
8 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
UMA support
No
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav) (H264, M-jpeg, Mpeg4, Quicktime) (Streaming / internet) (Gif, Jpeg, Png, Tiff)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
None

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
No

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe, North america, Oceania (Us, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
Micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
3.5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (960x640)
Pixel density
326 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Single-core
RAM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Mute switch

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
Ruggedized
No
TV-out
Yes (Other hdmi, Composite)
Model
8GB Verizon

General

Type
Smartphone (IOS)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
300 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer (1420 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
8 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav) (H264, M-jpeg, Mpeg4, Quicktime) (Streaming / internet) (Gif, Jpeg, Png, Tiff)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
CDMA (EV-DO rA) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
Embedded

Display

Screen size
3.5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (960x640)
Pixel density
326 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1024 MHz
RAM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Mute switch

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
Ruggedized
No
TV-out
Yes (Other hdmi, Composite)