Apple iPhone 4 - 32GB - black (Verizon Wireless)
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- Reviewed by: Kent German
- Reviewed on: 02/02/2011
- Released on: 02/10/2011
The good: The Verizon iPhone 4 offers a hot-spot feature not available on AT&T's device. Performance was better in most regards.
The bad: 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 bottom line: 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.
I am such a traitor
by averagereview on March 27, 2011
Pros: Where do I begin?
-Battery is surprisingly and unexpectedly amazing.
-Facetime is fun, clear, and smooth
-For a 5MP camera the image quality is impressive.
-Overall, so easy to use and so smooth.
Cons: Android (what I have been using till now) has a few advantages.
-I miss the Vlingo voice app. It is better on Android
-I miss the google nav and voice commands from my Android.
Summary: So. I work for Verizon, and I have been trained for years to HATE this phone and sell against it. I felt compelled to write this review because up until ...
Summary: So. I work for Verizon, and I have been trained for years to HATE this phone and sell against it. I felt compelled to write this review because up until recently I never really got to use an iPhone out and about in the real world as my primary device. I never really knew how it stacked up from personal experience. I have been using Android since they launched on VZW, I have had every single one, and consider myself a substantial expert on the platform. I have talked Android up over the iPhone for a while now. Rooting, custom ROMs, open platform stuff...that is all fun for a while, but ultimately loses its flavor after a while. I will forewarn that I will be comparing Android routinely throughout the following assessment. I can't help it. It is what I have been most used to, and is the iPhone's biggest competitor.
Truth is, I almost want to say that the iPhone is better than Android, but it is really not about that. My Droids, overall, have been a great experience. In fact, I still use one for my business line. My Droids really gave me some great times, and I still hold them in high regards. I still recommend them to people day in and day out. What it comes down to is what phone you are most comfortable, and what works best for you.
Android still has some work to do. They failed me at some critical times, and Google still has much to figure out. Prior to getting the iPhone, with each subsequent Google OTA update, the Droids were becoming very laggy, and were screwing up on a regular basis. Battery pulls, loss of features and service, and much more were a regular happening (and that was just on the stock OS). Google REALLY needs to figure out how to manage memory. To date I believe 2.1 is the most stable OS of the bunch. Also, after having all of the Android devices, I am just kind of bored with them and wanted something new to stimulate my interests.
The iPhone is just simply smooth. It doesn't lag, battery is awesome, and there is not a bunch of random programs popping on when they so feel like it. I know there is a good amount of hate out there for the iPhone because Apple has their OS fairly locked down, and you more or less have to run it the way they want you to run it. ALso, they are pretty expensive (Applecare, insurance, accessories, you name it). But all in all, it is Apple's phone and OS, and they provide the experience and can do what they wish. You can choose to use it or not.
Apple really does make a darn good product. This phone has been incredibly reliable, and bugless up to this point. The apps are all quality, and I did not realize how much I missed the iPod music player. Sound quality is super, and it is nice to finally have a stable bluetooth link again. Android was really irritating in that respect. Google really needs to iron out the bluetooth issues in their phones (loss of connection happened all the time).
The iPhone is just darn easy to use. Even my wife, who had a Blackberry prior and is by no means tech-savvy, got this phone and is finally using her device for everything it offers. The facetime and Skype application are unbelievable. My family and I did an international Facetime call recently and got a personal walkthrough of our friend's new apartment overseas in real-time, and saw her baby take her first steps. The equivalent apps for Android, Tango or Qik, could not hold a candle to this.
The camera impresses the heck out me. Even though it is 5MP that does not hold the phone back. In fact, I think the 5MP camera on the iPhone outdoes a number of 8MP cameras on some of the other devices out there. My Droid X simply errored and straight up dumped and/or lost SOOO many videos that I shot. Precious, precious moments that I was really relying on my phone to capture (like the birth of my first child. I will never get over that one...good thing it was only a backup to my regular camera), the X failed me a number of times.
Apple does not do flash, but boy do they do a fantastic job at working around it. The first app I downloaded was Skyfire (converts flash to HTML5). It shows flash in a different manner, but honestly, it does it better and more smoothly. Plus, Apple is such a giant in the industry that most major websites provide either and application, or alternate website that is JUST for the iPhone.
So yea. I have thrown in the towel. The iPhone rocks. I finally see why all of the apple fanboys have been so freakin' Ga-Ga over this for years now. It really is a great experience. I did list some "cons" and particular apps I sort of miss from Android. I did make use of a number of widgets. But I am quickly getting over that stuff. As long as the phone doesn't freeze regularly. As long as it captures and loads my media content...I can overlook certain things.
The VZW iPhone is real treat. I would recommend it to anyone. A good friend of mine is a sales rep for AT&t and he once described it to me as "The perfect phone for dummies". Now, I am a rather advanced user, but if you have never had a smartphone before, you would LOVE the iPhone. I think it fits just about anyone.
10 out of 10 users found this user opinion helpful.
I'm SO happy with this phone! Great job, Verizon.
by imrickjamesbch on February 8, 2011
Pros: Keyboard entry and icon layout w/folders -perfect. Email -imap and pop setup are a snap. Web page download speed -awesome compared to what I was used to. Videos can be finally seen properly. Netflix streaming with unlimited data plan -nice!
Cons: iPhone battery life could be improved. I need more memory (like 60gb+) than the 32gb version. Wish I could stream Xfinity dvr tv like the iPad can. These are the only flaws.
Summary: Call quality is perfect compared to the several smart phones I've owned that are known for garbled speech. This phone blows away any other smart phone. I love finally ...
Summary: Call quality is perfect compared to the several smart phones I've owned that are known for garbled speech. This phone blows away any other smart phone. I love finally hearing my DRM-protected iTunes without carrying both a phone and an ipod. I must say the sound quality is unreal. Exercising is now more fun. I feel like I just discovered 2000 purchased iTunes songs that aren't available to convert to iTunes Plus...Now my smart playlists will be complete.
I highly recommend this phone! I got mine on 2/7 and love so much about it. I considered seriously the Droids but without a true DRM music ability (all of the Droid software DRM work arounds really don't work), I'm so happy I patiently waited. It's so intuitive to learn to use. You have to complete the full Verizon software update via iTunes to enjoy it's full potential before setting anything else up. That's the first place to start. I've been a Verizon customer since 1998 and refuse to do business with anyone else. 5 stars all the way! You won't be disappointed. There's always another better iPhone coming out in the future. This is worth getting right now. Sell it easily next year when 4g LTE comes around. All of my other smart phones are either going to be sold or donated, starting tomorrow!
5 out of 5 users found this user opinion helpful.
The most gorgeous, "simply works phone" available.
by Rearden73 on February 8, 2011
Pros: Best display on the market by a very long shot. Incredible app selection, and you can trust them. Seamless and simple activation and syncing with existing iTunes. Fantastic speaker volume and clarity.
Cons: None. The drawbacks others would consider cons, I wouldn't use.
Summary: Perhaps the reason there are no cons listed above is because I've been using such an inferior device for a couple of years. It's been a long wait, ...
Summary: Perhaps the reason there are no cons listed above is because I've been using such an inferior device for a couple of years. It's been a long wait, but my Verizon iPhone has finally arrived...and exceeded all expectations. I already have two more bars of reception in my house than with my old device. The retina display is simply the most beautiful display available. Honestly, in side-by-side tests, when you scroll through a Droid screen and then scroll through an iPhone screen, the Droid looks awful. Anyone who thinks different is kidding themselves. The data speeds on the 3G connection are as fast as on my iPod touch connected to wi-fi. I would rarely find myself needing simultaneous talk and data, so I can't list that as a con. Sure it'd be nice to have, but if I get to the point when I need to do that much at once, I've got other problems. As many Apple fans know, much of the appeal of the iPhone is quite simply that it's a very sophisticated-looking and extraordinarily elegant piece of electronics. It's...just...beautiful. I know that the competition has increased greatly during the years I've waited for this, but I've seriously seen nothing in a Droid that can make me want one over an iPhone. The Droid's screen ratios are unattractive, they're too big, clunky, etc... The resolution makes scrolling look choppy.
For me, this is the best phone on the market, and its elegance and ease-of-use still stand head and shoulders above any other device.
5 out of 6 users found this user opinion helpful.
iPhone 4 just like iPod touch 4g but with phone & data
by jseroke on February 9, 2011
Pros: * Apple product
* Screen quality is second to none
* Thousands of Apps. Best app store
* Best touch interface I've experienced
* iPod superior to other smartphones' music players
* 5MP camera with flash takes excellent photos
* HD video recorder
Cons: * Battery life - will last less than 24 hours with significant use. Will be at 30-40% within a day with minimal/moderate use.
* 3G speed is not as fast as WiFi. Could be impacted further by addition of more iPhones to be sold starting 2/10/11.
Summary: I long awaited the iPhone on Verizon, as I refused to switch to AT&T's network. In two days of usage, the phone functionality is excellent, and the ...
Summary: I long awaited the iPhone on Verizon, as I refused to switch to AT&T's network. In two days of usage, the phone functionality is excellent, and the meat of the device operates exactly as my iPod touch 4G. The battery life is the only item holding this review from being 4.5-5.0 stars.
Everyone knew this wasn't a global phone, didn't have a SIM card, does not have removable memory or battery, so I do not understand why people complain about that fact. I was considering waiting for the Verizon iPhone 5, but no one knows if that will come out in Summer 2011 or some time in 2012. I couldn't wait.
I never put my iPod touch down, and the iPhone is that and better by simply allowing me to have data access anywhere. All of the functionality is just like an iPod touch, which is phenomenal, and the device itself is extremely responsive - both in terms of to the touch and response time to open apps.
The design and functionality are superb. I am still happy I purchased. Just be prepared if you buy one and add on a charger/cord for your office and car.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
All Verizon hype, where were you HTC THUNDERBOLT???
Pros: Navigation and performance are very good. Being able to WiFi the net works well. Streaming anything works. Interesting applications available entertainement.
Cons: Take IPad, IPod, and any phone, put 'em in a bag and shake! If you don't like ITunes you will hate this phone. Everything goes through it! Removing apps is hard to find, still haven't! No MSOffice clones yet. Can't merge contacts with VZ tool.
Summary: Had it a day. Don't like it much. If I had the RIM apps from the old Blackberry 9530 working as well as those on the IPhone I wouldn'...
Summary: Had it a day. Don't like it much. If I had the RIM apps from the old Blackberry 9530 working as well as those on the IPhone I wouldn't have changed a all. Given I am a dedicated MS PC Windows 7 user, trying to sdo anything has issues if it is Apple oriented. Not much cross compatibility anywhere. Since Verizon is offering both domains the need to fix this problem. The anticipated intro of LTE this year would certainly have made my decission to go HTC THUNDERBOLT had it been out already. Guess we'll see over the next year how well this really turns out for me.
1 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Lost my 4G!!! It's expensive to own an Apple, too.
by rdgrl on October 1, 2012
Pros: You don't lose your service constantly.
Droids were constantly wigging out on me, iPhone hasn't yet.
LOVE the cloud!
Clear voice and people hear me loud and clear.
Cons: NO 4G!!!
Can't access anything online while on the phone but that's what the iPad is for, right?
Expensive. Microsoft charges you every which way possible.
I feel cheap. Ha Ha! Microsoft got me finally and they'll eventually get you too.
Summary: I swore by Androids and refused to give in the icrowd. But let's face it Androids have issues. I bought the new Droid Razr and it had so many ...
Summary: I swore by Androids and refused to give in the icrowd. But let's face it Androids have issues. I bought the new Droid Razr and it had so many issues it was replaced with a refurbished in the first 15 days. I went through 5 refurbished before I gave up. 4G LTE has major issues so I can see why Apple doesn't want to affiliated with it. I love the simplicity and smooth operation of the iPhone. They sold me on their products with the iPad. So, it wasn't a question what my new phone was going to be. Love the icloud and linking all my music, videos, etc. to all my devices.
I was able to merge contacts from an envy 3
by cirochairez on December 24, 2011
Pros: nice and the screen protector helps slide icons and screen with finger.
Cons: will work on being able to remove an app. Have not tried yet.
Summary: going well so far.
Summary: going well so far.
by iphonewifis on August 21, 2011
Pros: Great cell
Cons: Application for wifi hack
Summary: iPhone WiFi Hack
Summary: iPhone WiFi Hack
5MP Camera On The iPhone 4 Makes It Worth Every Penny
by cellpig on August 1, 2011
Pros: Retina display is amazing and makes the camera appear light years ahead of competitors. Feels like a piece of artwork in your hand - no plastic. Touch response of the iPhone trumps every other phone on the market.
Cons: Lack of customization. Lock screen only tells you the time and minor updates. Antenna issue.
Summary: The iPhone 4 is by far the most incredible phone to ever hit the market. The pro's could be listed for hours and the cons are far and few ...
Summary: The iPhone 4 is by far the most incredible phone to ever hit the market. The pro's could be listed for hours and the cons are far and few between. There are so many devices that the phone makes irrelevant. For instance, you'll never need your digital camera again. Brooke spoke about the progress of cell phone cameras (specifically the iPhone) and how they're making other devices irrelevant at CellPig - http://cellpig.com/blog/information/will-cell-phones-take-over-digital-cameras/
Disappointing - As A Phone.
by Airbus300 on July 5, 2011
Pros: -- Touchpad interface
-- Good wi-fi
-- Screen brightness adaptability in various ambient light.
Cons: -- As a phone, people have said my calls break up a lot with 2 bars.
-- A bit heavy.
-- Battery depletes more quickly if you don't have it set up properly - power management.
Summary: Overall, I have to say I am disappointed in some aspects of this (iPhone 4) phone's performance. Especially since I have had Verizon Wireless for a long time now ...
Summary: Overall, I have to say I am disappointed in some aspects of this (iPhone 4) phone's performance. Especially since I have had Verizon Wireless for a long time now and I have been generally quite happy with them as a whole. Expect that this phone with weaker signal's in some coverage's areas will break up and your calling receiver might complain about YOU "breaking up". I've always heard them though just fine. Also, the call may just drop entirely. I can understand Consumer Reports NOT recommending this phone. It is really an Apple iPad or mini Apple laptop in disguise of which it does that really well. I do like the many, unlimited apps that one could use limited by its memory capacity. The wi-fi is great. It is fast with the internet overall. I also just previous to this iPhone 4, had LG's (Dare & EnV Touch) and they were much much better at hanging onto a weaker signal call in my home and so on. Consider this if you really find the need for better phone calling reliability vs. as a mini laptop. Hopefully, Apple will do better will it's next successor the 5 version this fall?
- Manufacturer: Apple
- Part number: iPhone 4 - 32GB
- Description: 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.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Touch
- Resistance Scratch resistant glass,
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Integrated Components Wi-Fi hotspot,
- Antenna Internal
- Width 2.31 in
- Depth 0.37
- Height 4.5 in
- Weight 4.8 oz
- Body Color Black
- Body Material Glass,
- Technology CDMA2000 1X
- Band CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
- Mobile Broadband Generation 3G
- Service Provider Verizon Wireless
- Operating System iOS
- Application Software Mail,
Find My iPhone
- Input Device(s) Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services MMS,
- Instant Messaging Services Skype
- Supported Email Protocols POP3,
- Messaging & Data Features Microsoft Excel support,
Microsoft Word support,
- Downloadable Content Audio files,
iTunes music collection,
- Mobile Services App Store,
- Data Transmission EV-DO
- Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1 EDR,
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Voice control,
- Polyphonic Ringer Yes
- Sensors Three-axis gyro sensor,
Ambient light sensor
- Additional Features Multitasking,
Integrated digital compass,
Adjustable volume limit,
AirPrint wireless printing,
Nike + iPod support,
AirPlay wireless streaming
- Personal Information Management Alarm clock,
Synchronization with PC,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards Apple Lossless,
- Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4,
- Type Apple A4
- Bult-in Memory 32 GB
- User Memory 32 GB
- Sensor Resolution 5 megapixels
- Focus Adjustment Automatic
- Camera Light Source LED light
- Video Recorder Resolutions 640 x 480 (VGA),
1280 x 720 (720p)
- Features Geo-tagging,
- GPS Navigation A-GPS receiver
- Navigation Software & Services Maps+Compass
- Type LCD display - Color
- Technology Retina Display
- Diagonal Size 3.5 in
- Display Resolution 960 x 640 pixels
- Multi-language Menu Yes
- Display Languages Slovak,
- Features Scratch resistant glass,
Retina Display (326 ppi)
- Connector Type Headset jack - Mini-phone 3.5 mm,
Dock connector - 30 pin dock connector
- Technology Lithium ion
- Run Time Details Talk ( CDMA ) - up to 420 min,
Standby ( CDMA ) - up to 300 hour(s),
Active online usage ( CDMA ) - up to 6 hour(s),
Active online usage ( Wi-Fi ) - up to 10 hour(s),
Playback ( Video ) - up to 10 hour(s),
Playback ( Audio ) - up to 40 hour(s)
- Compliant Standards HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible)
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Power adapter,
Stereo headset with remote control
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 95 °F
- Humidity Range Operating 5 - 95%
Specs: Verizon Wireless,
Specs: Verizon Wireless,
GSM / EGSM,
Up to 420 min (3G),
With digital camera / digital player,
Specs: Verizon Wireless,
Specs: Verizon Wireless,
Up to 420 min,
With digital camera / digital player,