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Apple iPhone 4

from  $199.99+

    Apple iPhone 4

    from  $199.99+
    from  $199.99+
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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.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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

    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    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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    Score Breakdown

     
    81
    Average user Score
     
    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 up to my expectations. iPhone 4 is no different. The hardware upgrade is huge with this device. The original iPhone felt like a luxury device, with the iPhone 3G and 3Gs the phone reached such popularity that lost that luxury status and feeling. iPhone 4 oozes luxury, the sleek, solid, form factor give the device a nice weight in the hand but a slim profile in the pocket. The new camera system is also a big improvement. Screw carrying a Flip or a point and shoot camera, or for bothering to keep Skype running in the background on my laptop hogging RAM for that matter. You got my number?? Facetime me. Even the built in speaker, volume buttons, and mute switch are improved. iOS 4 makes all the right moves. Despite its lack of a notification management system and active desktop widgets, this is still the OS to beat in the mobile space. Back in June 2007 nobody really knew what to do with a dead simple, super functional, computer in their pocket. iPhone lets people now do everything they can't live without plus cutting edge new features, at blazing speeds, in the tiniest package, with unbeatable battery life to boot. There is no iPhone killer, except the next iPhone. Get you're own so you'll stop asking to use mine. (Sounds like I drink the Kool-Aid, I know. But I'm a PC. And every device has flaws. Love it or hate it, iPhone is its own world.)
     
    100
    rob335
    This is what I think is one of the best iPhones, but it does have some flaws, like all of the gaps between all of the antennae, which if you hold the iPhone 4 like you would any other phone, the signal drops (significantly on some, and not by much on others). It is perfect when paired with iOS 4 - so much RAM to run most if not all apps WITHOUT CRASHING!! over 200MB RAM (at least I think it is MB) The front facing camera is quite useful, but facetime... that is different - iPhone 4 to iPhone 4, not that useful, as i doubt that all of your friends have iPhone 4s, so not many people to facetime, and THE NUMBER TO CALL TO FACETIME AN APPLE EMPLOYEE DOESN'T WORK IN THE UK, so that is no use to me!! Anyway... a 5mp camera and flash is such an improvement - really nice photos, so crisp!! Overall... a great phone, but just one flaw. allbeit a very major one with the signal!
     
    80
    fostermatt
    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
     
    100
    mergaltroid
    A gadget unicorn - Engadget
     
    90
    shawnI
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
     
    90
    shawnmichael
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
     
    80
    judson
    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
     
    90
    english06
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
     
    90
    itcrashed
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget

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