Originally Posted by gdog
So forgetting the diminished bars, how does iphone 4 do as far as making calls, clarity, sending and receiving texts and emails on the 3 g network? There must be a lot of people switching from the 3gs unit. I have barely heard mention of how the new phone compares in any of these aspects. Is the new phone better or worse?
I reserved my iPhone 4 for pick up at my local Apple Store (Richmond, VA). I got there at 5:45 this morning and was still about 80th in the Reservation line! While waiting for the grand opening, I read a lot about the issues with diminishing bars, lost signals, dropped calls, and yellow spots on screens. I was seriously starting to get worried. One of the Apple reps confirming reservations in the line assured me that they hadn't noticed any problems with any of their display units.
Once I got inside, unveiled my
iPhone 4, and got it activated, I immediately started scrutinizing the screen. I thought
I might have seen some discoloration, but I wasn't sure. I rebooted the iPhone just to be sure (something I'd read mentioned that rebooting resolved the issue). Either rebooting solved the problem or I had only seen what I'd been spooked into seeing, because I haven't noticed any discoloration since (if it was ever there to begin with)!
My iPhone 4 is PERFECT!
Bars fluctuate, but that was true of my other iPhones as well (still have the original and my 3G). Richmond, VA is pretty well-covered by AT&T, so dropped calls haven't been an issue for a while (since iPhone OS 2.0.2 and a new cell tower went up near my house about a year ago).
My iPhone 3G was barely able to run iOS 4, and even before upgrading it would struggle to a crawl and crash with some of my apps. My iPhone 4 screams!
It's ridiculously fast at everything!
iOS 4 is simply stunning. Rock solid. Smooth. Polished. Incredibly well thought out.
I've had no dropped calls. My Jawbone bluetooth actually stays paired with the iPhone 4 consistently, whereas it would routinely lose connection with my iPhone 3G. Email, web browsing, texting is all effortless and beautiful because everything appears so razor sharp!
Though I like the industrial look of the bare iPhone 4, I did buy a Bumper. I'm part of the "gotta have a case" crowd and already intended to get a black Bumper, but after reading about the possible antennae/reception issue, getting a Bumper just made sense. I like understated cases anyway, so Apple's minimalist black Bumper is right up my alley: stylish and
Even with the Bumper installed, my iPhone 4 is still dramatically thinner than my iPhone 3G (in its InCase case). Being flat on both sides, the iPhone 4 feels a little unfamiliar in the hand. But the velvety feel of the glass, the beautiful clarity of the Retina Display, and the silky responsiveness of iOS 4 just immediately draws me in!
The iPhone 4 just gorgeous! I'm so glad I avoided the iPhone 3GS. It's a fine iPhone I'm sure (certainly more capable than my iPhone 3G), but the iPhone 4 sets a new standard for smartphones in the same way Avatar
set a new standard for sci-fi F/X movies.
iPhone 4 is amazing! And I've got one! FTW!!