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While everyone else was busy trying to keep up with iPhone, Apple were busy creating amazing new features that make iPhone more powerful, easier to us...

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published 11/11/2011 | alexnewberry
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Pro Vast range of apps, looks good, excellent quality
Cons signal is bad sometimes, very expensive
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"I cant live without my iPhone!"

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I have been with o2 for years now and at the end of my contract always just upgrade the phone and start a new one. After having the iPhone 3G for 2 years I couldnt wait to try the more recent version, the iPhone 4. I took out a new contract at £35 a month, for unlimited texts, 500MB of internet and 600 minutes. I got the phone in black with 16GB of memory. The phone comes in a nice little box with a charger, white headphones, guide book and sim unlock tool.


I love apple products. I love the design, the ease of use and the vast range of features they hold and this is no exception. The iPhone 4 is nice and compact with a large screen, and fits easily in the palm of your hand. It isn't heavy but has a satisfying weight. I use it for everything, to keep track of my diary, to text, call, play games, listen to music and more. The memory is excellent, I have around 30 apps and 2500 songs on there, plus hundreds of photos and texts. Unless you own pleanty of music you'd never fill it up, but if you have quite a large music library I think it is worth upgrading to the 32GB phone. Through the apple headphones that come with the phone the sound quality it excellent and the range of volume is good. One of my favourite features of the phone is that it is so easy to use. Just swipe across the screen to browse and select. The touch screen is very receptive and fast. I like the new software update where, just by sweeping down the screen, you call see all alerts you currently have all in one place, such as texts, misscalls and upcome iCal entries. The range of apps and software is vast, you will definitely find one for everything you can think of and they can become a very handy and important part of your life. I know certain ones like iCal and facebook have proved very handy for me. You can get a vast array of cases for the iPhone so you can turn it into a fashion accessory. Battery life is largely dependant on how much you use it, playing games etc greatly decreases it, but if you just do the basics youre looking at roughly 2 days of battery life. Updates etc are very easy to install, just plug it into the computer and it pretty much does it all for you. Since apple introduced the cloud it is very easy to link up your apple devices and share content between them which can be really useful.


It can get very hot while charging which always worries me slightly! Another thing is that over time I have found that my home button has become slightly less receptive, and I have to push it really hard to get it to work. I sometimes experience frustratingly low signal in places where others have full signal, but I dont know whether this is a design fault with the phone or a fault with O2. They are very expensive to buy outright and for a contract you will be lucky to get one for less than £30 a month which some might say is rather pricey! They can be incredibly expensive to repair if they get damaged so insurance is a must.


Over all i think this is yet another brilliant attempt from apple! Yes there are a few disadvantages but these are often trivial and not all of them apply to me. I just find my phone incredibly useful and very fun! Definitely recommend to others.

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  • catsholiday published 11/11/2011
    I am very happy with my 3G phone - will be a while before I move on-
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While everyone else was busy trying to keep up with iPhone, Apple were busy creating amazing new features that make iPhone more powerful, easier to use, and more indispensable than ever. The result is iPhone 4. The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone. All the breakthrough technology in iPhone 4 is situated between two glossy panels of aluminosilicate glass - the same type of glass used in the windshields of helicopters and high-speed trains. Chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, the glass is ultradurable and more scratch resistant than ever. It's also recyclable. The 960-by-640 backlit LCD display boasts a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch, making it the highest-resolution phone screen ever. To achieve this, Apple engineers developed pixels so small - a mere 78 micrometers across - that the human eye can't distinguish individual pixels. That makes text remarkably sharp and graphics incredibly vivid. IPS technology also provides excellent color and contrast from almost any viewing angle. Created from Apple's own alloy, then forged to be five times stronger than standard steel, the CNC-machined band is the mounting point for all the components of iPhone 4. The band provides impressive structural rigidity and allows for its incredibly thin, refined design. It also functions as both iPhone 4 antennas. Apple engineers designed the A4 chip to be a remarkably powerful yet remarkably power-efficient mobile processor. With it, iPhone 4 can easily perform complex jobs such as multitasking, editing video, and placing FaceTime calls. All while maximizing battery life. iPhone 4 includes a built-in three-axis gyroscope. When paired with the accelerometer, it makes iPhone 4 capable of advanced motion sensing such as user acceleration, full 3D attitude, and rotation rate. Translation: More motion gestures and greater precision for an even better gaming experience. The iPhone 4 camera shoots gorgeous 5-megapixel photos and stunning HD video. And with its advanced backside illumination sensor, it captures beautiful images even in low-light settings. The built-in LED flash does double duty. When you're taking pictures, it works as a flash. When you're shooting video it can stay on to light up the scene. And on the front of iPhone 4, the built-in camera is perfect for making FaceTime calls and shooting self-portraits. While most phones have only one microphone, iPhone 4 has two. The main mic, located on the bottom next to the dock connector, is for phone calls, voice commands, and memos. The second mic, built into the top near the headphone jack, is for FaceTime calls and for making your phone calls better. It works with the main mic to suppress unwanted and distracting background sounds, such as music and loud conversations. This dual-mic noise suppression helps make every conversation a quiet one. With its large Multi-Touch display and innovative software, iPhone lets you control everything using just your fingers. How does it work? A panel laminated on the glass senses your touch using electrical fields. It can register multiple touches at once to support advanced gestures such as pinch to zoom, two-finger tap, and more. The panel then transmits the information to the Retina display below it.

Product Details

EAN: 0885909406432; 4043972130111

Cellular / Operating System: iOS

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Manufacturer: Apple

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Slate

Phone Design: Slate

Instant Messaging Services: Yes, Skype

Mobile Services: Video Call, App Store, iTunes Store

Form Factor: Touch

Service Provider: T-Mobile, Not specified, AT&T

Operating System: iOS, iOS 4

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Smartphone Memory: 16 GB

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Product Type: Smartphone

Product Description: Apple iPhone 4 - black - 3G 16 GB - GSM - smartphone, Apple iPhone 4 - white - 3G 16 GB - GSM - smartphone, Apple iPhone 4 - 3G 16 GB - GSM - smartphone

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, MP3, Apple Lossless , M-JPEG, MPEG-4, H.264

Talk Time: Up to 840 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 300 hours

Weight: 137 g

Colour: Black, White

Display: LCD display - colour - 3.5" - Retina Display, LCD display - colour - 3.5" - 326 ppi - Retina Display

Dimensions (WxDxH): 59 mm x 9 mm x 115 mm

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Protection: Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, scratch resistant glass

SAR Value: 1.11 W/kg

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Yes

Localisation: United Kingdom, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, France

Sub Name: Smartphone


Body Colour: Black, White

Weight: 137 g

Height: 115 mm

Depth: 9 mm

Width: 59 mm

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Form Factor: Touch

Product Type: Smartphone

MPN: 99917636, MC603F/A, MC604DN/A, MC604FD/A, MC604B/A, MC318LL/A, CCSIPHONE416GBWHT-UK, CCSIPHONE416GBBLK-UK, MC603B/A, MC604FB/A, MC603

Protection: Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, scratch resistant glass

Body Material: Stainless steel, glass

Aerial: Internal

SAR Value: 1.11 W/kg

Localisation: United Kingdom, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, France

Image Colour Disclaimer: The image of the product displayed may be of a different colour


Input Device(s): Multi-touch

Operating System: iOS, iOS 4

Service Provider: T-Mobile, Not specified, AT&T

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Application Software: Mail, FaceTime, Safari, Photos, iPod, Game Center, Find My iPhone, Stocks

Messaging & Internet

Mobile Services: Video Call, App Store, iTunes Store

Downloadable Content: Audio files, video files, games, iTunes music collection, iBooks

Messaging & Data Features: PDF support, Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support, Microsoft PowerPoint support

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4

Instant Messaging Services: Yes, Skype

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Yes


Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

Phone Features

Additional Features: Video editor, multitasking

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, three-axis gyro sensor, digital compass

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, voice dialing


Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Video Standards: M-JPEG, MPEG-4, H.264

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, MP3, Apple Lossless


Type: Apple A4


User Memory: 16 GB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Features: Video recording, Geo-tagging

Video Recorder Resolutions: 1280 x 720 (720p), 640 x 480 (VGA)

Camera Light Source: LED light

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Digital Zoom: 5

Navigation System

Navigation Software & Services: Maps+Compass

Navigation: A-GPS receiver


Features: Scratch resistant glass, Retina Display (326 ppi)

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Display Resolution: 960 x 640 pixels

Diagonal Size: 3.5"

Technology: Retina Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Display Languages: Danish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, Thai, Slovak, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Vietnamese, Ukrainian, English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Romanian, Catalan, Japanese, Korean, Malay

Pixel Density: 326 ppi


Connector Type: Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ Dock connector - 30 pin dock connector


Run Time Details: Talk - up to 840 min ¦ Standby - up to 300 hrs ¦ Continuous browsing ( WCDMA ) - up to 6 hrs ¦ Continuous browsing ( Wi-Fi ) - up to 10 hrs ¦ Playback ( video ) - up to 10 hrs ¦ Playback ( audio ) - up to 40 hrs

Technology: Lithium Ion


Included Accessories: Stereo headset with remote control, USB cable, power adapter

Compliant Standards: HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible)

Environmental Parameters

Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95% (non-condensing), 5 - 95%

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C


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