Buying an iPhone 4 at this point.

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  • elmoape 15 Jun 2011 16:43:47 179 posts
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    I have recently had my phone, and my iPod touch stolen from me. The logical conclusion therefore would be to purchase an iPhone as I was very happy with my iPod touch, and not so pleased with my Blackberry Storm. So, is it a good idea to buy an iPhone 4 now? I really would like an apple product due to my iPod touch's library being stored on my iTunes and I really appreciated how good the iPod was at playing my music.

    So, basically, am I too late? Is it likely for an iPhone 5 to come around the corner soon, or should I suck the 600 and just buy one?
  • PhoenixFlames 15 Jun 2011 16:45:25 8,899 posts
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    I wouldn't say buy one, but if you were going to get a contract then yes go for it.

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • Jazzy_Geoff 15 Jun 2011 16:45:55 7,767 posts
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    galaxy s II IMO and ignoring parts of your question
  • billythekid 15 Jun 2011 16:46:10 11,026 posts
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    The 4 will still have pretty good resale value when the 5 is released.
  • sport 15 Jun 2011 16:48:22 12,561 posts
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    iPhone 6 should be out next month.
  • elmoape 15 Jun 2011 16:53:46 179 posts
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    Jazzy_Geoff wrote:
    galaxy s II IMO and ignoring parts of your question

    Bit of a Lidl iPhone isn't it?
  • graysonavich 15 Jun 2011 16:55:07 7,309 posts
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    Never really understood this train of thought.

    "I need to have the latest thing, so shall I punish myself from now until Christmas with nothing"

    Seems a bit of an oxymoron
  • Jazzy_Geoff 15 Jun 2011 16:56:43 7,767 posts
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    elmoape wrote:
    Jazzy_Geoff wrote:
    galaxy s II IMO and ignoring parts of your question

    Bit of a Lidl iPhone isn't it?

    How so? currently the most advanced and "best" phone on the market according to most independent type people.
  • graysonavich 15 Jun 2011 16:58:16 7,309 posts
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    Are you mistaking it for the HTC Sensation?
  • Jazzy_Geoff 15 Jun 2011 16:59:40 7,767 posts
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    nope. most people seem to think the GS2 is marginally better.
  • graysonavich 15 Jun 2011 17:03:23 7,309 posts
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    Dunno, Samsung have had their backs up against the wall since the Sensation was released. The rep at work literally can't give them away.

    Most of the nerds seem to want to tell me about some sort of dual processor and something about a Gingerbread man, but I normally tune out long before then.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 15 Jun 2011 17:06:01 7,767 posts
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    only going off internet consensus. Have no personal experience of either.
  • Buztafen 15 Jun 2011 17:12:26 16,066 posts
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    I cold have stared the Galaxy S2 i played with into piece it was that fragile. Plus the ability to record high quality vid but with no mini HDMI out ala LG Optimus? You're having a laugh!
  • Jazzy_Geoff 15 Jun 2011 17:13:21 7,767 posts
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    cables are for losers
  • Buztafen 15 Jun 2011 17:18:28 16,066 posts
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    Charlie says im always 'WINNING' though...:(
  • CosmicFuzz 15 Jun 2011 18:21:44 23,245 posts
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    iPhone 5 won't be out until next summer by all indications if that's what you're worried about.

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  • nickthegun 15 Jun 2011 18:50:44 58,805 posts
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    rodpad wrote:
    Buy a second hand 3GS instead. It actually works as a phone unlike the 4

    In what way is that true?

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  • CosmicFuzz 15 Jun 2011 19:00:29 23,245 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:

    rodpad wrote:
    Buy a second hand 3GS instead. It actually works as a phone unlike the 4

    In what way is that true?

    He means the antenna issue I think.

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  • Stranded87 24 Jun 2011 16:44:09 858 posts
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    If you really want an iphone, then sure go for it, it's a solid piece of kit and there's no concrete release date on the iphone 5 yet afaik.

    However, if you want the best phone available then go for the Galaxy S2, as it is, well, a lot better, and a lot more future proof what with its dual cores and all.

    As for S2 vs Sensation, well i've not tried the Sensation so i can't say for sure, specs are almost identical so it probably comes down to whether you prefer Sense or Touchwiz. That said almost all the professional reviews give the edge to the S2, ranking it as the best phone on the planet right now.
  • Deleted user 24 June 2011 17:00:52
    Stranded87 wrote:
    However, if you want the best phone available then go for the Galaxy S2, as it is, well, a lot better, and a lot more future proof what with its dual cores and all.
    :'D
  • Derblington 24 Jun 2011 17:00:56 21,309 posts
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    I thought the antenna issue is a thing of the past?

    Either way, I've had no problems with my iPhone4, though I could just be lucky. Personally, I wouldn't trade it for any of the other models out there for reasons in the OP. I like that i have everything in iTunes and with iOS5 and the cloud storage it's only going to be more convenient to have multiple Apple/iTunes enabled devices, if you're that way inclined.
  • Faceman 24 Jun 2011 17:03:05 741 posts
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    iPhone 5/4S is supposedly coming out in September/October/November time. Don't think it's going to be much different from the 4 though.

    I guess it depends how long you're willing to wait.
  • nickthegun 24 Jun 2011 17:06:58 58,805 posts
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    They all have it, it's an inherent design flaw.

    A flaw that's also present in the previous models but it's easier to pinpoint on the iPhone 4.

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  • Faceman 24 Jun 2011 17:09:33 741 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    They all have it, it's an inherent design flaw.

    A flaw that's also present in the previous models but it's easier to pinpoint on the iPhone 4.

    And also present on many other non iPhone phones.
  • Fake_Blood 24 Jun 2011 17:34:16 4,074 posts
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    Faceman wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    They all have it, it's an inherent design flaw.

    A flaw that's also present in the previous models but it's easier to pinpoint on the iPhone 4.

    And also present on many other non iPhone phones.

    Yeah, but not like this.
    Full bars to zero with one finger in 30 seconds.
  • delboy83uk 24 Jun 2011 18:16:10 316 posts
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    Buztafen wrote:
    I cold have stared the Galaxy S2 i played with into piece it was that fragile. Plus the ability to record high quality vid but with no mini HDMI out ala LG Optimus? You're having a laugh!

    I'm sorry if your going to slag off something atleast do it in a way that makes sense. I've had my GS2 for two weeks and it's extreamly sturdy. It my not be heavy enough to bludgen somebody to death with it but it's far from fragile.

    The iphone 4 is by no means a crap phone, it is however now about a year old and getting replaced soon. The thought of giving Steve Jobs 600 for a year old phone when there is a new one just around the corner, and phones that are massivley more powerfull for 100 less makes me feel a bit sick.

    IMHO you'd be batshit mental to spend 600 on one.

  • Derblington 24 Jun 2011 18:32:23 21,309 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Yeah, but not like this.
    Full bars to zero with one finger in 30 seconds.

    I cannot get mine to do that. I've been trying for almost 10 minutes but the maximum it drops is 4 bars to 3.
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