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Apple iPhone 4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27001 reviews of Apple iPhone 4. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the text input and reliability, and there are some mixed views about the sound.

usability, performance, price, design, size

battery, reception, reliability, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPhone 4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 927 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and portability are overall positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the battery, while there are some negative opinions about the reception and size.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

reliability, size, reception

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 4 16GB SIM-Free - BlackApple iPhone 4 16GB SIM-Free - Black

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10719 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reception, while there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

price, performance, usability, portability, screen

reliability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 4 16GB (Black) - VerizonApple iPhone 4 16GB (Black) - Verizon

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPhone 4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the performance and usability, whereas some have doubts about the design.

usability, performance

design

78% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Iphone 4 8gb Sprint WhiteApple Iphone 4 8gb Sprint White

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

iPhone 4 Review

 

This iPhone 4 review goes in-depth and leaves all the politics and fanboism behind to focus on the actual user experience of using an iPhone. Is the iPhone 4 for you or not?

The iPhone 4 is an excellent smartphone, the best one in fact. This is quite a step up from the iPhone 3GS, thanks to the display and the many improvements in the OS. If you don’t have an iPhone but want to get one, I would recommend the iPhone 4 over...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : maximum pc (maximumpc.com)

iPhone 4 Review

 

We try to keep our Apple coverage to a minimum, as we know that it's not the favorite company of most of our readers. That's why you generally won't see a review of a new MacBook or iMac on this site even though these machines are, for all intents and...

Unparalleled screen quality; high quality camera; (sort of) multitasking

Needs a case to function properly; can only run approved apps; stuck with AT&T

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Lynn La (cnet.com)

Apple iPhone 4 Virgin Mobile review

 

When the first iPhone debuted in 2007, it and subsequent versions were only available on AT&T. Finally, in 2011, it landed on Verizon Wireless, with Sprint getting the iPhone 4 and 4S a year later.

The Virgin Mobile iPhone 4 offers all the usual iPhone features, plus mobile hot spot, without a contract.

Virgin's iPhone 4 data speeds are slower than AT&T's and Verizon's, and it lacks both world roaming and the ability to access voice and data simultaneously.

At a hefty cost, the Virgin Mobile iPhone 4 delivers an unlimited plan without a contract -- just don't expect blazing-fast data speeds.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 4 (Cricket Wireless)

 

The Apple iPhone 4 is a powerful, easy-to-use smartphone for Cricket, but it's a bit too expensive for what you get.

Great screen. Terrific app market. Easy to use.

Expensive. Won't get some new iOS 6 features. Not available in several major Cricket cities.

Conclusions The Cricket Wireless iPhone is the least expensive iPhone 4 model available with an unlimited calling plan, if you factor in the cost of the service plan. But while it's still a good phone, it's delivered at a very high price for a...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 4 (Virgin Mobile)

 

Apple's iPhone 4 is still a good smartphone, but it costs too much compared with Virgin's Android-powered competitors.

The least expensive iPhone available (with service, over two years). Excellent high-res screen. Terrific apps.

Expensive. No 4G. Won't get all the features from the new iOS.

Conclusions The Virgin Mobile iPhone 4 is the least expensive iPhone model available, if you factor in the cost of the service plan. But while it's a good phone, like its sibling the 4S on Virgin, it's just much too expensive than other good phones on...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone 4 (Verizon Wireless)

 

Our lab tests show that Verizon's iPhone 4 is just as good as the wildly popular AT&T model, if not better.

Beautiful ultra-high-res screen. Thousands of apps. Wi-Fi hotspot mode.

No 4G. Needs a bumper for best reception.

The "no voice and data" monster does become a bit annoying when tethering. If you get a call in hotspot mode, you get the option to pick up the call. If you do, everyone who's connected to your hotspot stays connected to the local network, but they...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Kent German (cnet.com)

Apple iPhone 4 Verizon Wireless review

 

On October 25, 2011, we lowered the rating of the iPhone 4 following the release of the iPhone 4S.

The Verizon iPhone 4 offers a hot-spot feature not available on AT&T's device. Performance was better in most regards.

The Verizon iPhone 4 lacks world roaming and the ability to access voice and data simultaneously. The hot-spot feature didn't work with all devices.

The Verizon iPhone 4 has much in common with its AT&T counterpart, but varying features and different performance give it enough room to stand apart. It won't vastly change your iPhone experience, but we welcome the consumer choice that it brings.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Brian X. Chen (wired.com)

Review: Apple Verizon iPhone 4

 

As we all suspected would be the case, the iPhone is a better phone on Verizon than it is on AT&T. It is not, however,...

It’s a better phone, period. More likely to pull a signal, even indoors — this could change the way we converse at bars. Hot-spotting is well-integrated and very easy to use. Has a whiter, slightly better-looking display

Slow data transfers compared to the AT&T iPhone. Sluggish app installs take away from the App Store’s instant gratification. Video streams are compressed more heavily, so Netflix and YouTube are uglier. No simultaneous voice and data transmissions...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

Verizon iPhone review

 

The Verizon iPhone 4 is an interesting product for Engadget to review. Firstly, it's not exactly a new device (not in any outwardly noticeable way).

Far fewer dropped calls than AT&T version ; No Verizon crapware ; It's the iPhone 4

Data rates slower than AT&T model ; Hotspot interrupted by incoming calls ; Poor overseas roaming options

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Verizon iPhone 4 Review

 

If the original iPhone was the most anticipated cellphone of its time, then the Verizon iPhone 4 has to be the most demanded variant since the first launch back in 2007. A launch rumor that managed to overshadow CES 2011 despite Apple having not a...

A device is only as good as its weakest link, and for many iPhone users that link has been AT&T. Although there are plenty of satisfied users getting the best from their iPhones on the GSM network, there are others for whom the iOS experience has been...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10 / 6
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):300
Standby time (3G):300
Talk time (2G):14 / 4 / 7
Talk time (3G):7

Call Management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:720 x 1280
Digital Zoom:5
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:720 x 1280
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Video recording:No / Yes
Video recording modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver, White / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:960 x 640
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Resistive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):No / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3 / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, APE, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3 / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WMA / AAC, APE, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLSX, XLX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLSX, XLX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLX / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS / DOC, DOCX, PDF, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLX
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG / GIF, JPG, TIF / JPG
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono / Stereo
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MP4 / AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG / H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / M4V, MOV, MPEG4
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,MOV,MP4,MPEG4 / AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,MP4 / AVI,H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG / H.264,M-JPEG,MOV,MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4 / H.264,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,MOV,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,MPEG,MPEG4 / H.264,MPEG4 / M4V,MOV,MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM / EDGE,GSM,HSCSD / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,1900 / 800,850,900,1700 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSDPA,HSUPA / HSDPA / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Auto: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring:No / Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Safari
Cables included:Audio (3.5mm) / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:4
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Calculator, Calendar / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Calculator, Calendar / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:720 x 400, 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV out:N / Y
TV-out:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port:N

Processor

Processor:A4
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:A4

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:4
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal memory:16000 / 16384 / 32000 / 512
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.366 / 4.53
Height:0.366 / 4.53 / 4.54
Weight:4.83
Width:2.31