Apple iPhone 4 User Reviews
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Amazing but has aging problem
zheking has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
It is a great phone was and still is but now after a year it sucks it freezes every once in a while and I just heard it isn't getting the full iOS 6 treatment and that sucks. I bought when I thought Samsung wasn't good enough but now I have the s 3 and had the s2 and I was wowed by both
2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
iKingTrust has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I love this phone. This is the best phone i have ever had. Although it is not the best to try to customize because Apple is very particular about the sort of thing. I think its just to save us from our own self. I say that because I have jailbroken my phone and it does not work as smoothly if you download the wrong combination of hacks.
5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
Leyjee has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I always despised iPhones and thought that people who had them were brainwashed. I used to have a Samsung Focus (wp7) It got stolen and got an iphone on insurance. It looks great, excellent build quality and the screen is almost as amazing as a super amoled. I love having so many apps and the itunes integration. But the social integration and notifications of iOS is so old and clumsy. the 3g is a bit here and there and the coverage goes down lots when you hold it in your left hand. The camera is great quality and takes amazing pictures. No fm radio and file sharing though. I think i will be updating to a 4'' super amoled Nokia Mango wp7 later this year...
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
Pretty Neat Phone, Not gonna Lie :-)
YoseYO has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
First to start off, I am an Android Fan, and I do not have any bias towards any phone (Considering the fact that I work selling phones) I think this phone is pretty cool. I love the Retina display on it, the vividness of the display just blew my mind when viewing pics from my Photographer friends. The only thing that I sort of don't like is the UI, I like being able to fully customize my screens, whereas with the iPhone everything is already layed out for you in a list of all your apps. Overall, it's a great Phone and I would recommend to anyone
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
The Best Phone
530gemini has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Everything about this phone is awesome. I suggest try this phone out in Apple Stores. Do not believe the negative comments in here. They are non iphone users who are just hateful of the iphone. They pretend that they own an iphone, but they actually have something else.
9 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Report
I love it.
I love everything about this phone except the reception - IT COULD BE BETTER! I am not sure weather it is AT&T or the phone itself. I wish it was on T-Mobile - they had good 2G coverage - not sure about 3G with them- although HSPA+ is out? Any way i give it a 10 all arround but reception.
5 out of 23 people found this review helpful.Report
Mine works but it is activation locked and shattered
ignas4559 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I had it since 2017 and i lost it and i found it. I changed the wallpaper and reset it and it had a activation lock error and i dropped it in the plastic floor and it broke in this floor, even though it is plastic and always had a shattered back
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If you haven't bought this phone yet, (think twice) Here's why
EverdaySoup7 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone was only good during the first week i had it. I like how these phones have above average smoothness of moving from screen to screen but this phone lags so bad!!! For example, i'm watching utube and i wanna move the screen to landscape and it takes about 5 seconds before it could finish. This phone had more problems than combine all the problems i had with my past phones! And those phones were androids. My phone couldn't produce sound unless i plug in my earphones! And it doesn't stop there, it even stops playing even if i had my earphones in it. So i have to reconnect my earphones, play the song again, and again. My apps often keeps crashing, especially when I'm on utube, it starts to lag then boom it closes my app. Right now, my phone can't even open my text message and if it does it doesn't show any of my past text messages. I can't also call anyone (really no idea why). It forces me to sign in to iCloud, when i don't even need it and when i already turned it off! It keeps on popping, and it doesn't stop unless I "sign in" to it. And, it lags so bad. It's very slow and i've only had for around 5 months. While this phone has some nice features, those features are just "iClouded" by problem the phone has. I've seen so many customers complaining about similar problems I encountered and there's very little help i found on google or no solution at all to some problems. I would not recommend this phone at all. If you haven't bought it, and still trying to decide, well here's...
1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
Very slow phone
akashgaara has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
The phone was nice and fast when i bought it. but it still lags a lot behind all the new models and other android phones for cheaper price. Internet gets disconnected when you are on 3g and have to reset when it goes to 2g.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
arianagrande has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I've had it for two year and I don't really like it. The camera is so horrible and the screen is so easy to break. It does have it's good sides too but I can't even download tumblr because it's so old that it won't even let me update anymore!!
Can't wait to be rid of it
AMDredux has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I've had this phone for a little over two years now, and when I first got it it was great, not much on the market could compete but I preferred the curved body of the iPhone 3gs as it was easier to hold. I cracked the screen my second year of owning it and i believe iphone 4-5 has been synonymous to cracked screens. The phone does not feel to good in my pocket especially with a case. The battery life is abysmal to the point it's crippling, I spend most of my time trying to find a wall outlet "wall hugger" that I am. The camera isn't outstanding but allthings considered it was good for it's time. I hate that Apple introduced Siri for the 4s and not the 4... Apple is infamous for intentionally witholding technology so they can screw buyers out of money. Thats why I switched to Android and PC, they perform better for my needs and cost less. The phone will sometimes crash on Safari and has a long loading time on Tumblr, Facebook, Youtube and most websites for that matter. I liked it at first but I've grown to hate iPhone, they're intentionally dumbed down to only meet market requirements to stay valid, then severely overpriced... forget that I'll get myself a nice HTC One (M8) at Costco for $29.99 at Costco or the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $79.99 two year contract. The iphone 6 is RIDICULOUSLY still at $177.99 at Costco, the 5s is at $77.99. Apple is way too proud of their brand, so it's Auf Wiedersehen Apple, I just picked up the Moto X second gen which just came out September for $.01...
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
nickdlr has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
It's a basic phone for basic use. Too small and underwhelming for anything more than browsing instagram (which isn't nearly as good as it is on Android devices), and sending some tweets. Very restricting interface. Build quality feels solid, but it's still glass and I've seen too many break. Mine lasted me 2 years with only slowing down a little bit over time. Not a bad free option for the likes of my parents.
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Miguel_Zantua has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The iphone 4 is just simply beautiful and i love my iphone i always play with it and take some picture, i realized that people lie about the iphone 4 based on my experience this is a bit good at gaming and a bit on the speaker, and the camera is so beautiful more on the front camera, forget about the "S" on the iphone 4s get the iphone 4 it's worth the money, I really Love it :D BTW i upgrade to ios 7.1
8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
StewieMonSta has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
*Don't own phone anymore*
This is an average phone. Build quality is fantastic, call reception is poor when you grip the phone, call quality is decent, internet is fairly fast but almost unusable because of the small display although the display is good with accurate colors and fairly bright and 326PPI is good. Music app is good but the speaker is VERY quiet. The camera is good but it's a shame you can't zoom in on video. On iOS 7 the device is very slow and lags a lot, gaming performance is bad too. GTA 3/Vice City is pretty much unplayable and it even lags on games like subway surfers. Text input is okay but you can't change the keyboard so if you don;t like it you have to deal with it but the keyboard is fine for me. The battery life is not the best i've seen but it;s still fairly good. For a phone which is nearly 4 years old it isn't that bad but I wouldn't recommend it as it is almost obsolete. If you are looking at this price range get a Motorola Moto G I couldn't recommended it enough it has much better specs than this! I don't own it but reviews are great! If you are interested I own a HTC One now.
1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Report
KevinCCN has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
This is indeed an amazing phone.But it's SoC showed it's age when updated to the lastest iOS. Apple's A4 processor started to show it's age. iPhone 4 is the last device that uses A4 SoC that can support iOS7.
5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
NextRegeneration has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
It was good but now is catastrophe.
The IPhone 4 starts to lag really bad such as games like injustice.
It doesn't have Siri, airplay mirror, and the backlight sensor
While the iPhone 4S and above do. Though iPhone 4 can update to IOS 7, I don't recommend updating. It decreases 30 min of battery.
3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Report
Amazing with minimal (but there) flaws
shanay has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Okay so I've had the iPhone for about two years now since it came out locally. I don't have a data plan but with intensive wifi usage it still gets me through the day and is really easy and fun to use. The keyboard is fast and responsive and even the autocorrect is something I've gotten used to. I have noticed the antenna gate problem but really never had any dropped calls and now with ios 5 while the battery may have reduced the phone is still a blast to use. The 5MP camera, while not top of the range anymore does a pretty good job and my only pain point is iTunes but iCloud has sorted about % of that problem too! Great phone overall and hope the iPhone 5 is as good as I expect it to be.
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
KraMsti has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Not necessarily the best corporate device. However, it works and is USER FRIENDLY. If one would like to increase the usability and freedom, youtube jailbreaking your device and follow the easy, "wizard" steps. Excellent camera and resolution quality and access to all of iTunes fun and exciting applications. Superb processor. No need to jump to 4s unless you want an even faster device with slightly better hardware.
6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
maxmousee has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Great phone. Everything runs fluid. There are some great apps and games on the App store for 1$. The screen is really awesome. The ecosystem is nice, integration with iTunes, the Apps, the accessories. Not the best hardware anymore, but still is way better than some dual core phones that are out there. It is very well made. I just think Apple doesn't allow some really good apps on the App store.
5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
Easy and fast with great App Store, but too limited
SmartTouch has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It's not fair to comparing it with the new Samsung Galaxy S II(note that they are both expensive and Apple releases the new iPhone a year after the old one). So the alternative to me was the Samsung Galaxy S 1 and I prefer Android.
Anyway, the iPhone, alone by itself, is too limited(and I use out-of-the-box phones and don't jailbreak it), and doesn't have many customization options.
Otherwise, it's fast, smooth, has many updates guaranteed, great build quality and the biggest application market. However you have to pay for everything, I also dislike it's display(too small and the colors are twice less beautiful and bright compared to Super AMOLED, but it has great resolution and more real colors, depends on taste). And of course iTunes isn't a pleasure.
People who like stability, who likes phones extremely easy to use, and who like to buy-and-play music, apps, games without limitations, will love it. So I'm giving it a total of 9, because generally you can love it or hate it.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
Assoyme has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I had an iPhone 3GS and i was very satisfied with it but iPhone 4 has all 3GS advantages plus some things that were missing from 3GS like LED flash. It's design is incredible, very comfortable in your hands, 3.5' screen is perfect, smartphones over 4' are bulky. Battery lasts long enough, more than a day with mid range usage. Gorilla glass in both sides will make sure that iPhone wont get a scratch but you should be careful with the sides of it cause they are vulnerable. Best multimedia player i ever saw and used. Only problem it's reception. Flash player is not so important since many sites have their own application. Generally better build quality than 3GS, faster and pretier. It worths its money.
2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
max2917 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
very firm, made of the same glass as helicopter windshields, and aluminum that's 20x stronger than steel,m yet you can still drop it and have it shatter. -.-without a case, I repeatedly dropped calls, but when they aren't dropping call quality is great!
This is a Good phone, very good once jailbroken
MadHatter has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I have always held a grudge against Apple as a company, however, they can make one heck of a phone. It feels well built (just a little paranoid about glass on back), it has a wonderful display, huge app-store and in general a very intuitive device. The one thing I would recommend though is that every user jailbreak as soon as possible to fix the small things (notifications, lockscreen info, etc) and customize for their preference (keyboard, icons, etc).
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
raulmunteanu has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
my best friend gave me his iphone 4 telling me that this is the best phone ever ...i gave him my samsung wave s8500.it was kind of like a 1 week trade. using it a week i realized how bad the battery, the display, the text imput, the camera, and the Ios is. to pay twice the price on an iphone than buying a better and i mean a BETTER smartphone is ridiculous. it seems the iphone is a phone for ages between 5 and 18. if you are a mature person that knows something about technology go and buy a samsung or sony ericsson smartphone!
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JDroid11 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The iPhone 4 is a decent phone from my experience. One of its better feature's is the fact that it has a front facing camera, and video chat capabilities. I find that though the device looks great cosmetically, the mostly glass build is its downfall. Because of this, the iPhone 4 is more susceptible to scratches and cracks in its structure. I have owned 3 different iPhone 4's, and all of them have had reception issues. Arguably most mobile devices have this problem, however I have noticed that it is particularly worse on the iPhone 4. Aside from these negatives, the iPhone does have iOS, which is a huge advantage. iOS is definitely one of the most polished operating systems I have ever used. The iPhone 4 is also very user friendly and responsive. Battery life is outstanding. I am able to get about 2-3 days on a single charge with consistent use. The camera quality on the iPhone 4 is also one of the best I have seen, especially when recording 720p video.
Overall, the iPhone 4 is a fairly decent device. It is one of the better offerings from At&t.