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Apple iPhone 4 Featured in Best Balanced

Announced
Jun 7, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Jun 24, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile, Alltel

Pros

  • High pixel densitiy screen (326 ppi)
  • Small dimensions (4.50 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB

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Description

The iPhone 4 is now boxier, with the rear side now flat, instead of rounded. It will keep the 3.5-inch display diagonal, but will quadruple the pixels to 640x960, making it the highest-resolution screen on a smartphone to date. Apple actually calls the new screen Retina Display, because it shows 326 pixels per inch, while the human eye can only distinguish around 300 ppi. In addition, the screen will utilize the LCD IPS technology (same as in the iPad). The other new stuff includes a front-facing video call camera, 5MP main camera lens with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, Micro-SIM slot, instead of ordinary SIM, a secondary mic for noise-cancellation and a lot of other new features.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.50 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (114.3 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.83 oz (137 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
  • Body material:
    • Glass

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 640 x 960 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 326 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 55.77 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/3.2"
    • Features:
      • Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Apple A4
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX535
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (902 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 23 days (554 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1420 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Safari
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload)

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Jun 2010

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Alternative variants

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Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

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