Apple iPhone 4

AKA: iPhone HD

Available at: SaskTel, Bell, Fido, Koodo Mobile, MTS, Rogers, Telus, Virgin Mobile

8/10 AVG.
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The iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless delivers the reliable data and voice coverage AT&T has failed to provide, making this device a dependable partner for work and play. - Mark Spoonauer, Laptop Magazine  
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The antenna issue is frustrating, certainly, but unlikely to be a deal-breaker, and the improvement in battery life is more than welcome; moreover, there’s something inherent in the iPhone 4 that goes beyond “just another” phone and demands you engage with it. - Vincent Nguyen, SlashGear  
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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 41 reviews

The Apple iPhone 4 came onto the cell phone scene in 2010. When the iPhone 4 was introduced, the improved physical design was immediately evident, and the list of updates was impressive.

To begin with, the iPhone 4 has a more stylish and hi-tech look than the earlier iPhone models. Both the front screen and back panel are constructed with super strong aluminosilicate glass, the same glass used for windows on helicopters. A band of brushed stainless steel that wraps all around the phone is the antenna.

The iPhone 4 comes with a 5 megapixel camera on both the front and the back, no more shooting photos of yourself in front of a mirror, the camera easily switches from front screen to back screen view. With added 5x digital zoom, and a flash that can be turned off, this is one of the best phone cameras on the market today.

The video recording is now HD, and combined with Apple's iMovie or another app, high quality videos are at your fingertips. Another feature of the front screen and back screen camera option is Face Time, video conferencing that is as easy as making a phone call.

At the basis of all these improvements is Apple's move to the powerful and energy-efficient Apple A4 chip. The new IOS 4, which Apple calls "the most advanced mobile operating system in the world" brings with it several upgrades. These include multi-tasking, which, when combined with the faster app switching, makes every application on the iPhone easier to use. The added gyroscope feature offers all way motion sensors- the best thing in the world for gaming. iPhone 4 comes with folder options that are easily organized, re-organized and updated. Enhanced mail features along with many other features, big and small are included.

Saving the most awesome improvement for last, we come to the Retina Display. This updated display is super bright, crisp and completely pixel free. With 326 pixels per inch, the human eye is not capable of distinguishing pixels from any angle. The contrast is at a whopping 800:1 ratio, four times higher than previous iPhones.

This is the world's best selling smart phone for a reason.

Need to Know: Apple iPhone 4

1. A Retina Display provides amazing visuals, the crispest images on any cell phone. (The Good)

2. A 5 megapixel camera, with available flash and 5x digital zoom. (The Good)

3. Powered by what Apple calls "the world's fastest mobile processor". (The Good)

4. A 16GB model costs $649. Ouch! (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
3.5"

The Apple iPhone 4's screen is 3.5 inches with 640 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Apple A4 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the iOS 4 (Update Available: 7.1.1) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB or 32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1420mAh

The phone is powered by a 1420 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Apple's performance ratings are: 12.5 days standby time, 840 minutes talk time, 600 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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iPhone 4,8gb, Black. FACTORY Unlocked for use world-wide

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140

iPhone 4 - 8gb, White. FACTORY Unlocked for use world-wide

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

iPhone 4,16gb, Black. FACTORY Unlocked for use world-wide

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iPhone 4, 32gb, Black. FACTORY Unlocked for use world-wide

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 41 reviews

The Apple iPhone 4 came onto the cell phone scene in 2010. When the iPhone 4 was introduced, the improved physical design was immediately evident, and the list of updates was impressive.

To begin with, the iPhone 4 has a more stylish and hi-tech look than the earlier iPhone models. Both the front screen and back panel are constructed with super strong aluminosilicate glass, the same glass used for windows on helicopters. A band of brushed stainless steel that wraps all around the phone is the antenna.

The iPhone 4 comes with a 5 megapixel camera on both the front and the back, no more shooting photos of yourself in front of a mirror, the camera easily switches from front screen to back screen view. With added 5x digital zoom, and a flash that can be turned off, this is one of the best phone cameras on the market today.

The video recording is now HD, and combined with Apple's iMovie or another app, high quality videos are at your fingertips. Another feature of the front screen and back screen camera option is Face Time, video conferencing that is as easy as making a phone call.

At the basis of all these improvements is Apple's move to the powerful and energy-efficient Apple A4 chip. The new IOS 4, which Apple calls "the most advanced mobile operating system in the world" brings with it several upgrades. These include multi-tasking, which, when combined with the faster app switching, makes every application on the iPhone easier to use. The added gyroscope feature offers all way motion sensors- the best thing in the world for gaming. iPhone 4 comes with folder options that are easily organized, re-organized and updated. Enhanced mail features along with many other features, big and small are included.

Saving the most awesome improvement for last, we come to the Retina Display. This updated display is super bright, crisp and completely pixel free. With 326 pixels per inch, the human eye is not capable of distinguishing pixels from any angle. The contrast is at a whopping 800:1 ratio, four times higher than previous iPhones.

This is the world's best selling smart phone for a reason.

Need to Know: Apple iPhone 4

1. A Retina Display provides amazing visuals, the crispest images on any cell phone. (The Good)

2. A 5 megapixel camera, with available flash and 5x digital zoom. (The Good)

3. Powered by what Apple calls "the world's fastest mobile processor". (The Good)

4. A 16GB model costs $649. Ouch! (The Bad)

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

It will deliver the unique and satisfying iOS experience

from Cnet (over 2 years ago)

At a hefty cost, the Virgin Mobile iPhone 4 delivers an unlimited plan without a contract -- just don't expect blazing-fast data speeds.Other than pricing, data speeds, and call quality, Virgin's iPhone 4 is pretty much the same as all the others. You still get all the expected essentials, like the 3.5-inch... More

  8/10

The Apple iPhone 4 contains all the features necessary to create an ideal multimedia cell phone

from Top Ten Reviews (over 2 years ago)

Just when you think there isn't much more that can be added to a cellular device, Apple again proves you wrong. With video-chat capabilities, a 5MP main camera, HD video-recording capabilities and iPod functionality built into the Apple iPhone 4, you have all the multimedia features you need to meet... More

  8/10

A hugely impressive smartphone

from Recombu (over 2 years ago)

Every iPhone elicits strong reactions from the fanboys on one side and the detractors on the other. Picking your way between the hype and the hate, there's no doubt that iPhone 4 is a hugely impressive smartphone. It corrects key flaws in the previous model – particularly the battery life – and is... More

Dated hardware and steep price tag but fast performance

from NDTV (over 3 years ago)

In-spite of being a year late, the iPhone provides a sublime smartphone experience. On paper, one would think that the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S 2 and LG Optimus 2x would walk all over it due to their superior hardware but that was clearly not true. The iPhone matched them punch for punch and in... More

The iPhone’s arrival on a second network solidifies its position in the very top tier of 2011's smartphones

from Computer Shopper (over 3 years ago)

The iPhone comes with a one-year limited warranty and 90 days of toll-free telephone support. An extended AppleCare warranty will cover your iPhone for two more years; it costs $69 extra. That cost was not factored into the price of our test unit.After our testing, the question we were left with is whether... More

  9/10

There's nothing new here except for the carrier

from PC Magazine (over 3 years ago)

So should you buy the Verizon iPhone? If you're an iPhone die-hard who hates AT&T, well, sure. This is your saviour. If you're a satisfied Verizon Droid owner: No. The iPhone 4 is good, but so are Verizon's other top-of-the-line smartphones. If you're looking at your first smartphone, the iPhone is a... More

  8/10

It isn't as broadly appealing as when it orginally came out several months ago

from iLounge (over 3 years ago)

Though it might have been lost by some readers due to all the fuss over “antennagate,” our big picture view of both iPhone 4 models continues to be straightforward and generally positive. Apple’s improved screen, battery life, and dual cameras all represented big jumps ahead of the prior-generation... More

Apple's best-in-class design and superior apps paired with Verizon's strong 3G network make for a stellar combination

from Laptop Magazine (over 3 years ago)

It was worth the wait. The iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless delivers the reliable data and voice coverage AT&T has failed to provide, making this device a dependable partner for work and play. Everything we love about Apple's smart phone is enhanced because you don't have to wait to get stuff done or wonder... More

  8/10

The iPhone 4 already has some of the best hardware out there

from PhoneArena (over 4 years ago)

The Nokia N8 has a lot going for it. It is a multimedia powerhouse, packing a 12MP camera with a huge sensor, Carl-Zeiss lens, and a powerful Xenon flash. The Finnish handset also adds other notable virtues, that the iPhone 4 doesn't have, namely the ability to play almost any HD video file on a big... More

It is without doubt the best iPhone Apple has made, yet also perhaps the most careless

from Wired (over 4 years ago)

So two months down the line I remain besotted and bemused by the iPhone 4. It is without doubt the best iPhone Apple has made, yet also perhaps the most careless. Its redesign is exciting and durable (I've experienced virtually no wear and tear), but the facia looks increasingly dated with its huge top... More

  9/10

iPhone 4 is THE best in every way

(over 3 years ago)

Compared to all the other phones in its class iPhone 4 is the most stylish, business motivated, and gaming friendly.

  5/10

IPHONE 4

(over 4 years ago)

People complain about the IPHONE 4 because they do not know anything about the unit. I have sold hundreds of the IPHONE 4 and have had 0 come back with antenna issues! You people complaining on here need to take a step back and stop looking for a problem! Just because some person in the states decided... More

  10/10

Good phone bad problems

(over 4 years ago)

Personally i like Apple but the antenna issues make me think that they really just wanted to get the phone finished. I don't understand how they overlooked a problem such as this but they did. Apple I am sorry to say but you really screwed up on this one, and the idea of a bumper case is idiotic,... More

  6/10

I like Fruit

(over 4 years ago)

The Apple Iphone 4 is a very enjoyable device. Everything you expect of a new Apple device. Its fast, its easy to use and a lot of fun. I'm never bored or frustrated when i have to wait now :)

  10/10

iPhone 4 ?

(over 4 years ago)

I should've listened to my first instinct, which was to wait for the next iPhone release. I am now on my Second iPhone 4 from Rogers, after my first one repeatedly dropped calls and had major proximity issues. I am so used to an Apple phone since I have used the 3G from its release in Canada. ... More

  4/10

antenna woes

(over 4 years ago)

well I picked up this phone and when I went to make calls on it the reception was horrid. I am in the AV industry and when I measured the reception agains my RIM Curve and Bold the Iphone was not even able to get a call in. So I go online to find out what is going on with the phone. Well there was... More

  2/10

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