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Apple iPhone 4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10807 reviews of Apple iPhone 4. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The screen and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reception, and the connectivity and reliability get mixed opinions.

usability, design, screen, price, performance


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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPhone 4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 576 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the screen and portability. The performance and price also get good reviews. Many are critical about the reception. Comments about the size and reliability are mixed.

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 4 16GB BlackiPhone 4S White Replacement Full Front Screen LCD and Digitizer & Set Of Tools IncludedApple iPhone 4

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPhone 4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4159 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the portability and design. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reception and reliability.

usability, performance, price, design, portability

reliability, reception

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 4 8GB (White) - VerizonApple iPhone 4 8GB (Black) - VerizonApple iPhone 4 16GB (Black) - CDMA Verizon

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

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: Maclife (

The iPhone 4 Review

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: maximum pc (

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 (

Apple iPhone 4 ( Virgin Mobile)


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 (

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

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 the market....

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Kent German (

Apple iPhone 4S ( AT&T)


Apple's iPhone 4S has a faster processor and an upgraded camera, all the benefits of iOS 5, and a useful and immensely fun voice assistant. Call quality on the Sprint model is admirable, and the data speeds, while certainly not 4G, get the job done.

It's about time we get a larger screen.

The iPhone 4S isn't the king of cell phones, but it's part of the royal family nonetheless. Even without 4G and a giant screen, this phone's smart(ass) voice assistant, Siri, the benefits of iOS 5, and its spectacular camera make it a top choice for...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Klug (

Verizon iPhone 4: Thoroughly Reviewed


After literally years of fruitless rumor, speculation, and waiting, the Verizon iPhone is finally here. It's a CDMA version with almost identical hardware to the GSM/UMTS version which shipped in the summer, with a few small changes and surprises.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Kent German (

Apple iPhone 4 (8GB, black, Verizon Wireless)


Editors' note: We updated this review on March 10, 2011 with additional testing results. On October 4, 2010, Apple added an 8GB version of the iPhone 4.

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: Joshua Topolsky (

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: GSMArena team (

Apple iPhone 4 review: Love it or hate it


You can't make a phone that everyone loves and Apple is not even trying. Much like any other iPhone so far, the iPhone 4 is a phone that everybody loves AND hates. Apple's latest is always the greatest – you have to give them that...

Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.5" 16M-color LED-backlit TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 960 px resolution ; Scratch-resistant glass front and rear, with fingerprint-resistant coating ; 1GHz Apple...

Hardware design is prone to reception issues ; MicroSIM card support only ; No Flash support in the web browser ; No true multitasking for all applications ; FaceTime video calls work only over Wi-Fi ; No file transfer over Bluetooth or USB Mass...

Apple’s latest is always the greatest – you have to give them that. Sometimes it seems they put less effort into making it than in letting people know they did. But with the Apple iPhone 4, they were obviously hard at work. The 4th generation iPhone...

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Apple's iPhone is a great piece of hardware, and arguably one of the best smartphones on the market today. It has access to the largest mobile application store, with over 250,000 applications. It plays thousands of fun games, runs many great productivity apps, and has a variety of different built-in functions. It also has a full web browser, so you can get any online content from any website on the iPhone. It uses AT&T's mobile 3G network where available. AT&T has the fastest 3G mobile network, although the iPhone does have some slight reception problems, especially in weak signal areas. The iPhone 4 has a beautiful screen, with Apples' retina display, and the large touch-screen makes it easy to type on the iPhone. Front and back cameras enable mobile photography, as well as video conferencing with Apple's FaceTime.

Processor Brand:Apple
Processor Number:A4


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA) / HD720p


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: No


A2DP:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:Retina / TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Apple iOS / iOS / iPhone OS
Operating System Version:iOS 4.3
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Processor Brand:Apple
Processor Number:A4
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Postpay Pack / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:Apple
Processor Number:A4