The iPhone 4 has just been announced and it’s got people excited. These are the highlights and some insight on the device:
- A 3.5″ 960 x 640 resolution display with IPS technology- that’s one of the highest resolutions around. The i8910 has 640 x 360 display to put it into perspective.
- 720p @ 30fps video recording + 5M camera with LED flash – meh.
- New “square” design – it has a more industrial design than previous iPhones
- Front facing VGA camera(640×480). The i8910 has a QVGA front camera (320×240). The camera is for video calling (they call it FaceTime), but there’s a catch – it’s only over WiFi. I’ve been video calling over 3G for ages now on my i8910 and i8510 before it. Even my Sony Ericsson K800 could/can do that – that’s from way back in 2006!
- It runs the renamed iOS 4.0 – they had to rename it, it was becoming silly for the iPad 😛
- It has the Apple A4 processor under the hood. Not sure if it’s clocked to 1GHz like on the iPad though.
- It also has a gyroscope ala Nintendo Wii. That plus the accelerometer should make for some interesting gaming.
You can also buy iMovies for iPhone(US$4.99) which allows you to edit and create videos – that’s a feature the i8910 was supposed to have. The A4 processor is probably the enabling factor for that. Despite all this, the i8910 still holds its own. It still looks gorgeous and it has some features that the new iPhone doesn’t have. Right now I have HyperX V5 Turbo with SPB Mobile Shell 3.5 on top. This is an awesome combination that I intend to keep. Looking at the mobile market right now, I can not justify getting a new phone. Not the HTC EVO 4G, not the iPhone 4 and certainly not the Nokia N8.
Now about the N8; I think Nokia is lagging way behind the competition right now. Their hardware is not as revolutionary or innovative as it used to be, their software is even worse – it’s slow, unattractive and it’s still not intuitive. Until they pull up their socks, I’m probably going to go for other phone OSs when the time comes. Maybe Android or even iPhone 4.0. There’s a table from Engadget highlighting the differences between the major players; iPhone 4, HTC EVO 4G, Nokia N8, Palm Pre Plus, HTC HD2 and I’ve added the Samsung i8910!
Click through to view the full chart.
Until all the boxes are yellow, that is, until the i8910 is way behind the competition and it isn’t better at anything at all, I won’t upgrade.