Is the iphone 4 still a good buy
Ok, so I have not used an iphone since the 3g. I have been an Android and WebOS user since then. It seems like a new iphone comes out every june. Is the iphone 4 still a good buy or should I just wait till the iphone 5 comes out?
- 12-01-2010, 08:33 PM #2
- 12-01-2010, 09:04 PM #3
You still have atleast half a year before any new iPhone will come out...the iPhone 4 compared to the other iPhones is far superior in many ways and has a few issues people find either no big deal or a deal breaker...the worth of the phone is really irrelevant from my opinion to your own because what you might find useless i might find i cant live without and vice versa...
A good buy? For $199, i havent found a phone that touches it...but thats my opinion.
- 12-01-2010, 10:19 PM #4
I have to agree with Sean. I don't know if any phone on the market that does all the iPhone 4 can do...and do it anywhere near as effortlessly and smoothly. It's not perfect...but it's the phone everybody is trying to beat...and that says tons.
Have you ever hear of a "BlackBerry Beater" or an "Android Beater"...? Nope! Every company wants their phone to be an iPhone beater.
All for $199? Yeah, I'd say it's still a great deal!
- 12-01-2010, 11:07 PM #5
For what it's worth, every other generation of the iPhone I have always eagerly awaited the next revision. The iPhone 4 is the first generation that has me thinking I may be able to skip a model before I upgrade again. It's that good. If the next gen have NFC built in I will probably bite the bullet and buy it but if not I will likely hold on to my iPhone 4.
- 12-01-2010, 11:25 PM #6
iPhone 5 will no doubt have 4G networking. I don't think there will be much of a design change till iPhone 6
as for the attena problem or "glasgate" none of those are really an "issue" I wishn people will stop making them sound bigger then it actully is.
- 12-02-2010, 06:13 AM #7
- 12-02-2010, 09:56 AM #8
- 12-02-2010, 10:47 AM #9
- 12-02-2010, 11:37 AM #10
- 12-02-2010, 01:35 PM #11
I mean its been out for half a year, and another will be out in 6 more months. Its really half and half. This iPhone is a huge upgrade, I don't know if the next iPhone will be as big as this one or what else they could possibly add but every new phone is better than the last. You can wait if you can, but this one is as good as it gets (so far).
- 12-02-2010, 02:08 PM #12
- 12-02-2010, 06:23 PM #13
I keep hearing faster for the iPhone 5. Faster doing what? The only real time wait I have is due to network lag which is the same even if the processor was twice as fast.
I think also the retinal display marks maturity for this product. You can't make the display better. It's peaked or plateaued or whatever you want to say. From here on it won't be major breakthroughs like the display of the 4 over the 3x. It will be tweaks, bells and whistles. As networks improve, the iPhones (and all phones) will improve but that's hardly a breakthrough.
Look to the iPad not the iPhone for major improvements. The iPhone is a mature product.
- 12-02-2010, 06:59 PM #14
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- 12-02-2010, 08:32 PM #16
Answer these questions and you'll know your answer
1) Do you love AT&T? Or at least can live with AT&T?
-Yes- Then go to #2
-No- Wait for iPhone 5 to see if it comes out on your carrier of choice.
2) What do you think about antenna and glass-gate? Problems that put a doubt in your mind? Or unrealistic expectations blown up by the media to be a bigger problem than it is?
-Not a problem- Go to #3
-A big deal- Wait for iPhone 5
3) Do you need the latest and greatest? Will you regret your purchase when the shiny, sexy new iPhone 5 comes out in June? Like it will bother you until you get the iPhone 5?
-No- then get a iPhone 4
-Yes- go to 4)
4) Are you willing to shift your iPhone 4 on ebay, craigslist to finance the purchase? Or as Jay-Z & JD once said, "Money ain't a thang"?
-yes- get the iPhone 4, then get the iPhone 5
-no- get the iPhone 5
- 12-03-2010, 06:26 AM #17
- 12-03-2010, 07:59 AM #18
IMO, the display of my iPhone 4 is ideal. Leave it alone. I have no problem reading ebooks from normal book distance. Yet others here are saying make it bigger which will be a misery for me. You can't get a bigger screen w/o making a bigger phone and that's the misery - lost convenience. I already have a huge iPhone but w/o the phone part. It's called an iPad.
- 12-03-2010, 08:26 AM #19
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- 12-03-2010, 11:02 AM #21
I'd get an iphone 4 today no problem. 6 months is a long time. Just plan on keeping it a year and half and upgrade to iphone 6. Not much else they could add to an iphone 5 that would be iphone 5 exclusive.
The only must have hardware feature at this point would be LTE but no way on iphone 5. Too soon.
- 12-03-2010, 12:01 PM #22
I'm leaning toward the iPhone for books over my iPad as well. The display is that much better, but the iPad is the one I read more due its layout abilities.
I don't know of any plans to roll out LTE here in the US. Verizon is advertising 4g but I don't know if it's LTE.
- 12-03-2010, 12:22 PM #23
- 12-07-2010, 02:29 PM #24