Legit Mobile Reviews
Apple iPhone 4 Unboxing One Day Early!
|Manufacturer:||Apple Computer, Inc.|
|Date:||Wed, Jun 23, 2010 - 12:00 PM|
|Written By:||Joe Evans -|
iPhone 4 Screen & Camera
Activation was surprising quick which was a relief knowing the impending onslaught of activations queued. Now that we have our iPhone 4 up and running let's take a look at the new display.
The iPhone 3G and 3G S both featured 480 x 320 screen resolution displays that left many users wanting a better visual experience. Apple has delivered on the iPhone 4 as you can see from the image below.
The screen on the Apple iPhone 4 has been greatly improved and you can really tell. Apple is calling the LED backlit, 960 x 640 IPS screen the "Retina Display" due to its high resolution and pixel density and supposedly is of such density that the human eye cannot discern individual pixels. While this is a subject of debate and semantics, suffice it to say that the screen is nothing short of outstanding and really makes the iPhone 4 standout when compared to other smartphones.
Apple iPhone 4 Display Specs:
- Retina display
- 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
- 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
- 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
- 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
After activations, we immediately ran outside and to try out the 5 megapixel camera. The picture above that was done with no digital zoom speaks for itself and keep in mine we sized it down and saved it for web in Photoshop CS5!
Here is another shot from the front yard that shows great color and depth!
The video camera on the iPhone 4 also looks great, but like any 'budget' camera it works best when you don't move it around (panning). The footage is raw, unedited and for best results, watch in 720p! While there have been reports of 'yellow" spots or stripes on the screen, we observed no abnormalities with the screen. There are further reports that the yellowing is a product of adhesive that has not had time to fully cure due to the speed to market after manufacture and will fade away. Time will tell.
There are further reports of signal degradation when certain parts of the metal frame, most notably the bottom left corner, are in contact with skin. We could not reproduce this phenomenon, regardless of how the phone was held or oriented. It will be interesting to see how this works out once the dust settles but at over 600,000 phones produced as fast as they could crank them out, there has to be some level of expectation that some units will emerge with quality control issues. It should be noted that our iPhone 4 was obtained through the normal consumer channels and is not a hand-picked review sample from Apple so our odds of receiving a defective unit were equal with everyone else.
That concludes our very first impressions on the iPhone 4 as we've only spent part of the afternoon with the device so check our forums for further updates! As mentioned, our activation process with AT&T went smoothly and so far our initial impressions with the phone are nothing but positive. We can only hope that everyone else has the same luck with activation and build quality with their unit on the official launch day that we had today.
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Page 1 - The Apple iPhone 4 Arrives Early
Page 2 - A look Around the iPhone 4
Page 3 - iPhone 4 Screen & Camera