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Apple iPhone 4 Review

Apple has yet to release the iPhone 4 in the Philippines via its exclusive carrier Globe Telecom. Even before then, a lot has been said about this 4th generation iPhone — from the supposed antenna issues, the Retina Display, to Face Time and the modified form of multi-tasking feature. So check out our review of the Apple iPhone 4 after the jump.

The new design of the iPhone 4 represents the biggest departure from the original one when it first came out 4 years ago. The body is composed of two sandwiched pieces of high-grade glass and lined with two strips of aluminum that doubles as an external antenna — a design that became subject to one of the biggest controversy Apple has faced in years.

The size is still the same at 3.5 inches across but it’s thinner and a bit heavier on the hands. The back panel is now flat and made of a sheet of glass with 5MP camera and LED flash embedded on the upper section. A second front-facing camera is situated at the front for making video calls Apple refers to as Face Time.

The iPhone 4 is a smudge-magnet — not only in the front panel but the back panel as well. The glass plates in front and in the back attracts fingerprints like there’s no tomorrow.

The volume controls are on the left side along with the toggle that activates instant mute of the volume while the power button is on top just across the 3.5mm audio jack.

The iPhone 4 also features a new screen technology called Retina Display. Indeed, the display looks very impressive and the pixel density is so packed the images are very crisp and clear that rivals even the Super AMOLED screens used in other smartphones (like the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Wave).

I’ve compared the display of the iPhone 4, HTC Desire and Samsung Galaxy S — the Desire is bright and crisp, the Galaxy S is brighter and deeper contrast but the iPhone 4 definitely has better resolution and a more refined display. The 960×640 pixel resolution is among the biggest we’ve seen on a smartphone by far.

The choice of Retina Display over Super AMOLED could be a move by Apple to avoid production delays of the latter and eases up Apple’s dependence on Samsung which its biggest suppliers of displays (and also a competitor in the smartphone wars with the Galaxy S touted as its strongest rival).

Apple also introduced the new iPhone OS with the iPhone 4. Called the iOS 4, the new operating system finally includes multi-tasking, an important feature Apple shunned for years due to concerns on performance and battery life of the device.

With the Apple A4 chip running on the iPhone 4 (similar one used in the iPad), the device performs very well without any significant lags when navigating and switching between apps. The system feels very snappy and apps launch pretty quickly. It’s very noticeable especially when processing large files of photos or videos (and that built-in video editor works like a charm but you have to buy iMovie separately from the iTunes App Store).

Multi-tasking is also something very new to the iPhone 4, a platform feature introduced with iOS4. While others would argue it’s not really multi-tasking in its truest sense, it works as it’s meant to be. I’ve also noticed significant improvements on the speed and performance of the browser.

The camera on the iPhone 4 is among the best ones I’ve seen and used on a smartphone. It rivals that of the Galaxy S in terms of image quality.

The camera takes good to great photos that are properly focused, adequately exposed and saturated. The lens can focus on any subject by just tapping on the screen. It’s got a fast focusing speed and shutter speed to avoid blurry images even on low light conditions.

See the entire gallery of photos taken with the iPhone 4 here .

What makes it slightly better than the Samsung Galaxy S is the accompanying LED flash that allows for additional light source when needed. While the main camera is rated at 5MP, the secondary camera is only VGA which is used for Face Time.

Video recording on the iPhone 4 is another plus point for the phone. At 720p, videos are vivid and clear with no noticeable drop frames even on longer clips. Here’s a short video clip taken using the iPhone 4.

The lens also actively re-focus as the subjects on the frame changes. You can actually manually refocus the video by just tapping on the subject on the screen. The exposure also dynamically changes depending on the focused subject so you will notice some over-exposure when moving from light frames to darker frames.

Here’s an example of an active and manual refocusing of subject while recording the video.

In some respects though, I believe the Galaxy S takes a bit better video than the iPhone 4. On another note, I wasn’t able to do test out Face Time on the device.

One of the more controversial issues surrounding the iPhone 4 is the antenna reception. I’ve previously tested several smartphones (see here) regarding the drop signal strengths and they all behaved the same although at a slightly varying degree. While there’s a noticeable decrease in signal strength as indicated in the signal bar on the iPhone 4, I have not experienced a single dropped call.

The battery life is a little tricky to measure, which is true in all smarpthones in the market today. While the device can do over 2 days on a single full charge, you can also easily drain it in under a day if you’re a heavy user.

There are so many other features the new iPhone 4 had that’s well worth mentioning but the ones I’ve highlighted above are what makes this device really kick ass. It’s got a solid build and design construction, a very tight operating system, hundreds of thousands of apps (most of them free) and UI that’s simple yet elegant.

Apple iPhone 4 specs:
Apple 1GHz A4 chip
3.5-inch display @ 960×640 pixels
16GB & 32GB
3G/HSDPA 7.2Mbps
WiFi 802.11n
5MP camera with LED flash
2nd front-facing camera
2 mics w/ noise-canceling
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ EDR
iOS 4

The iPhone 4 official release is still at least a month away and Globe has not indicated the exact date. However, dozens of iPhone 4’s are being sold in the grey market everyday, some even reaching street prices of up to Php92,000. And yes, people still buy them at those prices. It has since gone down to about Php41k to Php78k, depending on the source and if it’s factory unlock or not.

The iPhone 4 is a great smartphone but we can’t really peg a verdict unless we know how much Globe will be selling it in the Philippines. I have a hunch it will be in the same range when the iPhone 3GS came out and if that’s the case, it’s going to be well worth the upgrade.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

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  11. Avatar for Fifo Celular Fifo Celular says:

    The Iphone 4 take a nice pictures. :)

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  12. Avatar for Sophia Maurer Sophia Maurer says:

    My friendly iPhone is always with me. I really like this device as it is very helpful in my everyday living, most especially in business. The phone helps track most of my business transaction. It is indeed a cool smartphone!

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  14. Avatar for Dining in Kuala Lump Dining in Kuala Lump says:

    It’s absolutely wonderful technology. it has changed the technology.

  15. Avatar for Suplado Suplado says:

    Did you know that more and more people are having problem with the home button of their iphone4. Hope Apple has an official answer to this.

  16. Avatar for Strawberry Strawberry says:

    Brand new iPhone 4 for sale! Unlocked and sealed, fresh from California. BRAND NEW!

    I’m selling it for 30k only, both black and white. Cash basis only. Thanks! Contact me at 0916-352-8072.

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  18. Avatar for jonet jonet says:

    pwede ba papalit sim ko ng micro sim pero same number p rn?

  19. Avatar for jaiconruedas jaiconruedas says:

    haha! nakakatawa naman yung mga bumibili ng phone na yan,,,para may ipag yabang lang..pwe!

    Let us be honest, so what the hell is your reason to buy this piece of brick worth around 90k?

  20. Avatar for ray ray says:

    why iphone4 free apps still needed to fill-up credits card.. please help me

  21. Avatar for ray ray says:

    nice phone..

  22. Avatar for grr grr says:

    i found an iphone 4 .. i dont know who owns it.. nangmakita q .. ala ng apps at d na maopen . i got it fixed and ching ! it worked ! sbe nila may tracker daw iphone 4 ee.. totoo ba ? naku baka kunin p ng may.ari sayang pagpagawa q .. anu g2win q ?

  23. Avatar for :) :) says:

    @jeff yes..but to be sure accompany her/him..coz there are document needs to be sign by you. or make an authority letter signed by you and a copy of any valid id so he/she can avail of the warranty.

  24. Avatar for :) :) says:

    @allan try to download ibooks for u to open an adobe files

  25. Avatar for :) :) says:

    okay lng nman basta plan sa globe di ka na lugi..its consumable..whatever negative comments u say about it..iphone 4 is iphone 4!rocks!

  26. Avatar for allan allan says:

    any news on when the white iPhone4 will be release here?

  27. Avatar for Walter Walter says:

    @HarleySon based on what I’ve read on this specific internet website, you should put your iPhone in a rice box for a day, because rice drains moisture. If your iPhone won’t work, the best thing to do is to go to your customer service or you should go to cellphone repair shop. The cost depends on the shop but I think it’s gonna take you a thousand.

    I’m just 14 years old and I’m too young to appreciate the goodness of iPhone 4. A mere 3rd year high school student. For students like me, iPhone serves as a great reference material and/or studying apparatus. But for business-oriented people, it offers so many helpful features for you some requires money but most doesn’t. Though there are many cons about iPhone, it has so much to offer that you’ll forget it’s a phone! Read more reviews or go to a Globe Telecom shop in a mall. If a Globe Shop displays an iPhone 4, don’t bother to grip it and be the one to make a review. :)

  28. Avatar for alexjohn alexjohn says:

    it is your item still available for sale? if yes kindly get back to me with your last price?

  29. Avatar for deonbaby21 deonbaby21 says:

    i am planning to buy an iphone4 at globe…
    pero 4 now nagdadalawng isip ako…
    is it worth it?two yrs. kasi un plan?

  30. Avatar for Harley Son Harley Son says:

    got a an iphone4 from globe and it fell to the aquarium. it shuts down. any suggestion the chance of recovery? how much kaya cost nun if i will return it to globe at have it fixed at apple’s service center? any idea? sigh

  31. Avatar for jeff jeff says:

    Hi! Can I just bought iphone 4 from globe. But I’m wondering.. can I keep the plan and sell the unit to someone else? And can the new owner still avail globe’s warranty?

    hihi thanks!

  32. Avatar for chicoy chicoy says:

    galing talaga ng design ng iphone 4. ive been contemplating kung iphone 4 or galaxy s. i know there are a couple of flaws sa design. also its -1 point for having micro sim, pero design pa lang, it really beats other phones. cant wait to get my hands on one.

  33. Avatar for Yeye Yeye says:

    Am actually planning to buy an IPhone4 but upon stumbling on http://bizcovering.com/business/what-to-choose-nokia-n8-iphone4-android-symbian
    I’m glad I didn’t. Bought the N8 instead :)

  34. Avatar for Jologs Jologs says:

    Oh lord, wag nyo na pansinin mga trolls. If I know yang mga yan, can’t afford lang. They’re only making themselves look extremely stupid. I’m a happy iPhone 4 owner who just switched from the desire. Hahaha!!!

  35. Avatar for tang ina mo tiberius tang ina mo tiberius says:

    tang ina mo bading subo mo tt ni steve jobs niche market pala gago tng ina mo

  36. Avatar for Tiberius Tiberius says:

    It’s called a niche market you idiot.

  37. Avatar for androidify androidify says:


    Iphone i means isolated so fucking dumb isolated shit

    phones created by an fucking evil company isolating

    ideas no more freedom what the fuck


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    2 SYMBIAN 31%
    3 APPLE 16%
    4 RIM 14%
    5 OTHERS 6%



  38. Avatar for gie gie says:

    i got my iphone 4 yesterday, i love this phone when its comes in gaming.

  39. Avatar for star pascua star pascua says:

    i phone4 is the best actually i really want to have one, but then when you buy it on the globe tel company here in the Philippines it will spent you a months to have it .so any one here is selling a brand new phone4 you can contact me at 092651*****. tnx

  40. Avatar for charlie charlie says:

    san pwede mag paplit ng battery ng iphone dito sa manila??

  41. Avatar for asher asher says:

    paturo nman ako…i cant read a long message in my inbox!!and facebook app cant scroll down???

  42. Avatar for Bakla si Aldrich Al Alarilla of UP Bakla si Aldrich Al Alarilla of UP says:

    Great post! Thanks! Ganda ng review mo

  43. Avatar for R@ymund R@ymund says:

    I got my iPhone 4 and im very much disappointed with it, bluetooth is not working…. you cant assign mp3 as ringtones…..and lots of limitations. i should have just got an china phone… tsk tsk!

  44. Avatar for amy amy says:

    anybody who wants to trade my slightly used authentic LV speedy 35 with receipt in my name bought in Selfridges to iphone 4 and should be brand new?

  45. Avatar for baiiw baiiw says:

    wait ko na lang iphone10

  46. Avatar for strato strato says:

    funny when the discussion is about smartphones,especially iphones,the thread becomes a debate that contains nothing but trolling like on youtube.lol. if you have the money to waste without looking at what you’re getting,go for it.but it doesn’t mean that if you don’t have the iphone you can’t afford it,maybe some people just thinks it very thoroughly before spending a cent and making sure they can get the value for their money(not just buying a shiny brick to brag about).peace.

  47. Avatar for Reena Reena says:

    Apologies for the wrong spellings. On the way to province, rocky road. My iphone 4 is here to save me from boredom 


  48. Avatar for Reena Reena says:

    Thumbs up to Glenn.

    It’s so easy to sell my iphone 4 and buy the 5th generation next year ü haha
    More people bought 3gs when 4 launched since they cat afford the 4 and since 3gs and 4 has almost the same features.

    The hTc i wanted is even 30% more expenaive than my iphone 4.

    I sleep literally on top of my iphone everyday and its still fine. It fell but nevwr broke, intetnet in my phone is even faster than our broadband connection at home. My contactsbphotos arw updated qith facebook. The HD movie makes me feel I’m really there on the scene. Battwry life is not so bad. Charging is fast. Multitasking makes it convenient. Every tap, pinch, shake, drag and all the movement on my screen and the phone itself is as accurate as 1+1! Cant ask for more. Really.

  49. Avatar for Glenn Glenn says:

    To all haters, try to get 1 if you can afford, if not Stfu… IPhone4 is the best phone i ever had, better than worth 32k samsung galaxy s, better than htc android phone, the price do worth it.

  50. Avatar for Jake Jake says:

    @Gordon: bravo! well said. :)

  51. Avatar for Gordon Gordon says:

    iPhone 4: Nice to have. Nice to be seen with. Software not very nicely designed. Price is not nice for what you really get. Most people just want to own one because it’s the coolest thing to have today, reminiscent of everyone wanting to own a Sony Walkman, and then the Sony Discman and then the Apple Ipod and lately the Apple Ipad. Sometimes we are victims of these super marketeers (like Steve Jobs) who make us believe we really need the stuff they sell so that we can all fit into this overly material gizmo-tic world. P40,000? Buy a P5,000 phone and save the P35,000 for an unforseen rainy day in your life. Oh believe me, a rainy day will come. Can’t wait to see the fallen faces of the bajillion iPhone 4 owners when Jobs launches iPhone 5 in 2011.

  52. Avatar for Empress_Liu Empress_Liu says:

    I currently own an HTC Legend and am contemplating on selling it and getting an iPhone 4 instead. A part of me is wondering if I’m just joining the bandwagon – but honestly, I don’t think so.

    I’m not satisfied with my HTC.

    1) Android apps are pretty limited and the quality of the apps aren’t as good as the ones developed on the iPhone. I think it will be a while before Android apps are at par with iPhone apps. Sadly.
    2) The memory for my Legend is limited since I haven’t found a site detailing how to root it properly.
    3) I own a Macbook and HTC only allows synching with Windows.
    4) Face Time is convenient for keeping in touch with my relatives abroad who also use the iPhone.

    Also – the unit is actually cheapest with Globe. You can get a 16gb for as low as Php27,399 for the 499 plan. It isn’t as expensive as the previous iPhones. Singapore sells it for around 28-29k if you convert it. That’s not a big diff considering I’m a Globe postpaid subscriber already.

  53. Avatar for Kerrie Sansoucy Kerrie Sansoucy says:

    I was navigating the net looking for some cool stuff and came across your blog. I just wanted to say that I think your site has some nice stuff and that I have already saved the page so I can visit again soon! Fine job!

  54. Avatar for patrick patrick says:

    Its true that every phone has their strengths and weaknesses. For example, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia x10 running on 1.6 OS. But upon upgrading to 2.1, drastic changes were made. And it’s a lot faster. As for the iPhone, I didnt have any problems with my 3g. The 3gs IMHO, wasnt worth the upgrade from 3g. I’ve tried the iPhone4 at globe, and it was definitely fast and the quality of the images were good. The down side is already stated above. The thing I hate most about the new iPhone is the antenna issue and the glass on both sides. The design looks good, true enough. But taking care of it can be a pain in the ass. I love doesnt REQUIRE a case. Personally, the iPhone 4 doenst deserve the hype. But does deserve some credit for its physical looks and good OS.

  55. Avatar for XchibX XchibX says:

    Fuck the iphone 4. People are just using it as a status symbol. It’s for rich dicks who don’t care what a phone can do and cannot do. Buy Samsung Galaxy S if you want a technically hybrid phone!

  56. Avatar for man_lolo_ko man_lolo_ko says:

    i got my new iphone 4 from globe and please do not jailbreak and unlocked your iphone for 1year warranty purposes.tnx

  57. Avatar for maouie16 maouie16 says:

    who knows someone eho can jailbreak? unlock an iphone ver. 4.1? i’ll bargain mine at 32k. Oh i so want HTC HD desire now :D It can connect contacts from facebook account automatically!

  58. Avatar for david david says:

    Hi I’m selling Brand New Apple Iphone4 16GB & 32GB Factory Unlocked.

    Unit Can be used with any network simcard.

    Sealed Unit. With one year Apple Warranty and Service Warranty.

    Apple iPhone4 16Gb at Php 40,000.
    Apple iPhone4 32Gb at Php 46,000.

    meet up, metro manila area. Preferably at Malls and Banks.

    I can cut your simcard too for free.

    email me at thecutem****@****.***
    or text me at 092288*****


  59. Avatar for allan allan says:

    is it true that u can’t open adobe e-mail attachments / files with the iPhone?
    i’m planning to get a smartphone.
    with blackberry, u need BIS / data plan to maximize it’s features. sayang naman i’m always sa wi-fi area.
    kung iPhone, kahit 3gs ok lang. kaya lang if it can’t open adobe. that would be a problem. i received a lot of mails with attachments kasi.
    any of you guys can give more info on this to help me decide.

  60. Avatar for allan allan says:

    is it true that u can’t open adobe e-mail attachments with the iPhone?

  61. Avatar for daniel daniel says:

    HTC Desire HD definitely kills this piece of overpriced brick.

  62. Avatar for Manix Manix says:

    i know a lot of people still hate iphone and apple as a whole… but 14 million in sales in 1 quarter is a good thing for investors.

    what i dont like with iphone though is that it has already become too common.

  63. Avatar for Manix Manix says:

    @jackie, you may want to avoid that since apple still havent officially released the white model.

    the white units in the gray market right now are either rip offs, or excess production on the test units.

    the test units may actually be the real thing, except that the color quality did not pass apple’s expectations, and of course, will not be supported by warranty and apps market.

  64. Avatar for Manix Manix says:

    @milnor_a, you already solved your batt issues? you can check apple website on battery care. i’m currently getting 48hrs per full charge on normal use.

  65. Avatar for Jackie Jackie says:

    could you help me identify if yung iphone4 na white sa online shop na to is genuine?


  66. Avatar for donito donito says:

    thanks for the great review.
    btw, i had just applied in globe for 1,300 a month for 24 months Iphone 4.. about 31K lang total nya. @superduo plan 499 lang din (indiv corporate account)kaso ala pa stock.. nagkakaubusan daw.

  67. Avatar for maouie16 maouie16 says:

    Yup meron…
    pinadalhan ako iphone 4 dalawa, .. yung isa binenta ko sa ebay..yung isa last 2 days lang nabenta 36k sa kaibigan ng kuya ko. bugla siya hindi gumagana sa phil. sim so yun, yung kabarkada rin nila kuya nagunlocked. Hanap ka lang ng magaling sa PC or ikaw mismo sa youtube mauunlock mo yan…

  68. Avatar for sallyn sallyn says:

    meron na ba ngoopen line ng iphone 4 ngayon dito philippines?’ magkano and saan? thanks..

  69. Avatar for chacha chacha says:

    by the way HTC smart is at 50% off at memoxpress branches limited stocks only…

    If your hesitant to buy an iphone 4…
    see this first…


    it’s almost an ipod4G minus the phone, the video will enlighten you, so watch it first… before commenting and deciding. if your missing the phone features, you could get an original samsung phone for 699 pesos to accompany your ipod4g.

  70. Avatar for jyle jyle says:

    I have an HTC TOUCH while my wife has an iphone 3g. I both like them, the good thing with the iphone is you can avail lots of apps while the HTC is Windows mobile and i like it more when comes to music quality.

    When the iphone was new, we noticed the battery drain sooner but when we checked some tips to last longer, it did. One is turn off the wifi if you are not using it. And if you have a poor signal of wifi, it could drain your batt sooner. make sure the location or gps is turned off if not in used.

    BTW, my wife is planning to sell her iphone. So if anybody is interested, pls send me a message.


  71. Avatar for karl karl says:

    pag sa globe ka kumuha ng iphone lock xa ng 2 years? so if yes, 1800 for 2 years lagpas 50k n pla, cno na naka avail ng globe iphone 4 d2, ask ko lang if wla ng issue sa antenna ung mga models nila sa globe?

  72. Avatar for ankz ankz says:

    hindi talaga ako fan ng iphone noon, pero nung nakita ko ang design ng iphone 4 nagustuhan ko talaga. im planning right now to buy one.

    ano po bang ma suggest ninyo na plan sa globe??

    okei na po ba yung cash out na 9k @plan 1799??

    since wala akong credit card, ano po bang ibang paraan para maka bili ng apps?? pwde po ba sa mga apple center sa mga malls??

  73. Avatar for maouie maouie says:

    I got my iPhone direct from U.S. last sat. Grabe enjoyed the apps from iTUnes =)

    Oh God I was plaaning to buy the new HTC DESIRE HD pa naman ’cause i like the “lock the phone over your pc” feature and pag na misplaced phone.

    Both HTC and iPhone apps, most naman need ng connection. dito lang kasi sa pinas low-tech but the iphone 4 works great for its price. sulit na sulit lalo a pag alam mo mga apps like e-books, really helpful!

    plus, in my case, not true ang batt life mahina. 2 days playng nako almost wholeday, 40% pa rin without charging =) I also bought additional 2400mAh battery.

    And many many many accessories sa ebay.

    If i won’t leave the country for good next month, it’s better na magsubscribe panga sa globe. sayang.

    Conclusion: Happy owner of iPhone 4 =)

  74. Avatar for anne anne says:

    want to buy an iphone4 16g. Can any one share How much does it cost now in the market (Metro Manila) outside of globe. Thanks

  75. Avatar for Cliff Rosario Cliff Rosario says:

    @Ray and Steve.. Then get the hell out of this page.. get it.. nothing against samsung and htc.. had F480 and desire before.. iPhone lovers will just have to get use to those disadvantages you pointed out.. but the apps store makes up for it.. or jailbreak for others.. but I don’t know why iPhone still has that premium feel about it compared to other handsets..

  76. Avatar for Cliff Rosario Cliff Rosario says:

    @Ray and Steve.. Then get the hell out of this page.. get it.. nothing against samsung and htc.. had F480 and desire before.. iPhone lovers will just have to get use to those disadvantages you pointed out.. but the apps store makes up for it.. or jailbreak for others.. but I don’t why iPhone still has that premium feel about it compared to other handsets..

  77. Avatar for Cliff Rosario Cliff Rosario says:

    After getting my iPhone 4 last Thursday.. I have to say goodbye for now to it due to Camera Issues.. there’s a single streak of white line.. and most likely 2 weeks sla for the replacement.. The lady told me it’ll be marked urgent.. even the SIM haven’t been activated yet.. so sad…

  78. Avatar for Ray Ray says:

    Before i like iphone-but now,,, iphone ????.. ohh its cool.. iphone best phone you,, love it or you hate it..in the end you will regret..pls tell iphone user.battery specially,.

  79. Avatar for jologs jologs says:

    Tried both the iTunes and Android Market App Store and iTunes beats the s*** out of the Android Market. No joke! Financial apps suck, same with productivity and photography apps. I hate the Android Market app store, maybe because I’ve been spoiled by iTunes store. So as soon as I get additional money, I’ll sell my HTC and go back to the iPhone!

  80. Avatar for Juneau Juneau says:

    Sir abe how about the facetime? have you tried it here in the philippines? I bought a Factory Unlocked unit sa SG. i dont know if its working here in our country. any ideas? thanks

  81. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    Thank you Ray! Thank you very much.

    Let’s hope most of the people on this website don’t get mislead into such a crappy phone.

    May the power of The Samsung Galaxy S and HTC Desire be with all of us, In the lord’s name, amen.

  82. Avatar for Ray Ray says:

    The review of latest iphone-4 it shows only the good side..but the hidden side are..

    Main disadvantages

    * Hardware design is prone to reception issues
    * MicroSIM card support only
    * No Flash support in the web browser
    * No true multitasking for all applications
    * FaceTime video calls work only over Wi-Fi
    * No file transfer over Bluetooth or USB Mass Storage mode
    * No hardware shutter key for the camera
    * No FM radio
    * No stereo speakers
    * No microSD card slot
    * No smart dialing
    * Too dependent on iTunes for loading multimedia content
    * Poor loudspeaker performance

  83. Avatar for iphone4:) iphone4:) says:

    mine headset won’t fit my iphone4

  84. Avatar for iphone4:) iphone4:) says:

    @anyone does ur headset on iphone4 fit?

  85. Avatar for Iphone4FTW Iphone4FTW says:

    Ang ganda ng iphone 4!!!! Sulit talaga. FTW ang apps. Na turn off ako sa google android market. Ang panget!!!! Ang daming basura apps. No need to buy unlocked iphone, kaya nag globe lines na lang ako. hehehe.

  86. Avatar for karl karl says:

    goodluck sau, sana maging ok yan nabili at walang issue..

  87. Avatar for maouie maouie says:

    not yet. oo nga. risky diba. pero eBayer talaga ako. Mas gusto ko pa kadeal mga international sellers. Matino kausap. on-time. item as described.
    Sana tong phone ayus..

  88. Avatar for karl karl says:

    so u mean di mo pa hawak un phone? pass ako dyan medyo tagilid yan…

  89. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    Why are you so mad about a phone? No, the iPhone is not the best. The only pros are you can think of are the OS, which has been obviously dumbed down to acquaint users such as yourself. Is rooting another OS onto the iPhone possible? Why can’t you remove the battery of such a phone?

    I can see that this conversation has reached a plateau of mental stimulation, so I will therefore concede. A good day to you sir.

  90. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    Why are you so mad about a phone? No, the iPhone is not the best. The only pros are you can think of are the OS, which has been obviously dumbed down to acquaint users such as yourself. Is rooting another OS onto the iPhone possible? Why can’t you remove the battery of such a phone?

    I can see that this conversation has reached a plateau of mental stimulation, so I will therefore concede. A good day to

  91. Avatar for maouie maouie says:

    I bidded sa ebay.US and had it shipped on a U.S. address then it will be shipped here in the phil. matagal pa bago dumating yun here pero atleast tipid and U.S. talaga =) thousands naman feedback nung seller so i’m hopeful.

  92. Avatar for karl karl says:

    ang mura naman 24k/32gb tapos unlocked pa, san mo na bili yan? sa ebay ba? dilikado rin kc dun minsan kahit sealed pa yan di mo alam kung legit, madali lang naman kc mag sealed ng gadget just to prove sa bibili na brandnew nga, anyway im happy for u..

  93. Avatar for Jive Jive says:

    maouie where did you bought your iphone?

  94. Avatar for reena reena says:

    P.S. I don’t care whatever bad and negative feed backs they say, most of them are just so BITTER ’cause they can’t afford one :P All mobile phones have consssss…. The good thing about iPhone is, it has a lot of Pros and add-ins too.

  95. Avatar for reena reena says:

    I just got one. 32gb black unlock.sealed. only 24k. I’m so happy and excited =)

  96. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    Have you not heard of the HTC Desire?
    It’s a bit older than the iPhone 4 and does not have any reception problems, and it’s not made of glass.

    I don’t see how owning an iPhone or not changes your purpose in life.

    Sigh, fucking macfaggots.

  97. Avatar for jologs jologs says:

    Yeah whatever. If that’s your purpose in life so be it. Ha! At least these so-called idiots who like the iPhone actually have a life! :) Tada!

  98. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    Are you fucking mad?
    I own a P100,000 non-branded gaming PC.

    The reason why I troll the iPhone 4 is that people are not aware of these shitty problems the iPhone has. Especially you philipinos.


    jesus fucking christ.

  99. Avatar for jologs jologs says:

    Yeah whatever. Do something productive for a change… like you know, getting a life outside of just dissing the iPhone. It’s just a thing, and I wonder why you’re so affected. Could be because you’re secretly in love with it but can’t afford it. Ha!

  100. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    Me, trolling? Let’s see the outcome of you dropping your glass-encased iPhone 4 from 2 feet above.

  101. Avatar for jologs jologs says:

    Wish I could kill trolls on this thread instead. Teka, troll lang pala.

  102. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    You are all fucking stupid. Fucking ignorant people you are.

    >you buy a P40,000+ phone with your hard earned cash just to ‘fit in’ with the mainstream hype then come onto this blog asking “GEE, WHERE CAN I UNLOCK THIS ALREADY OVERPRICED PHONE JUST TO BE USABLE”

    >The main reason why you crazy nutheads buy an iPhone/iPod/iPad is because your friends/relatives from the States have one.

    Prove me wrong, faggots.

  103. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    If one more misinformed dickhead thinks the iPhone 4 is a “m0th3rfuckin aw3s0me ph0n3!112” I will get a fucking gun and hop on the nearest bus full of chinese nationals and kill them all. Try me.

  104. Avatar for ryan13 ryan13 says:

    Hi Peeps. I’m selling Iphone4 at 38K. Sealed and brand new.

    Items will be available next week. Please comment if you’re interested.

  105. Avatar for Jive Jive says:

    ano mas mabuti,.. dito sa pinas ako magbili under globe telecom or outside the country ?

  106. Avatar for Gladys Gladys says:

    guys, may alam ba kayo sa MOA kung saaan pwede magpa unlock ng iphone 4? thanks

  107. Avatar for Alfonso-jude belnas Alfonso-jude belnas says:

    i got my iphone4 32gb here in UK…. So far everything is fine… I got my free rubber case… Shipped in 2weeks time… A really nice mobile phone… I got it for £189 abd £30 a month for 24 months…. With 500 mins and unlimited internet… Really happy about … I hope I can use it sa paguwi ko… Anyway unlocked na siya agad…

  108. Avatar for Gladys Gladys says:

    San pwede magpa unlock ng iphone 4? thanks

  109. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    >Also, I can spell.

  110. Avatar for Steve Steve says:








  111. Avatar for gabriel almasa gabriel almasa says:

    i recommend instead of buying you should pick n8 or n97 cause it’s a great phone than iphone 4 compare at this website http://phonegg.com/compare/26/Nokia-N8-vs-Apple-iPhone-4-16GB.html

  112. Avatar for Moja Moja says:

    @milnor_a: sabi ng friend ko umaabot ng 2 days ung battery nya more on gps at apps ang paggamit nya bihira din sya magphone call. Baka defective ung unit kya isauli mo n sa globe.

  113. Avatar for milnor_a milnor_a says:

    @Knives, thanks for the input. I actually turned off my wi-fi when I found out that it’s one of the factors why my battery drains fast. I checked various forums regarding this. I also turned off notifications and 3G as well but still my phone can only last a day even if I only use it for texting.

  114. Avatar for milnor_a milnor_a says:

    @Moja, i never charged my phone using USB. Be my savior sir and let me know your findings. Hehe. And yeah, 1 day or less battery life using texting alone is completely unacceptable!

    By the way, I just visited Globe center in Megamall. They said that the only thing they can do is to Restore my phone which I can basically also do at home. I have some bad connections lately so restoring my phone so far is not successful. They also noted that should restoring failed to resolve my issue, the most that they can do is to send my unit to Singapore for replacement since there’s no repair center for iPhones here in the country. The brand new unit will be shipped in the span of 2-3 weeks. Just an FYI to all. :D

  115. Avatar for knives knives says:

    @milnor malamang may defect ung WIFI mo yan din ang problem ko sa 3gs ko dati. mabilis ma lowbat. within 3-4 hrs lang low bat na. ang number one tip ko sayo. i turn off mo lagi ung wifi mo pag d mu ginagamit kasi yan ang pinaka malakas gumamit ng battery.pag ganun pa din isauli mu na yan sa pinag bilihan mo

  116. Avatar for Moja Moja says:

    @milnor_a: for iphone 4, the average charging time is 3 to 4 hrs (depends on your charging method.. via usb or via ac) your iphone 4 and my galaxy s battery is almost the same. Galaxy S is Li-Po 1500 mAh and Iphome 4 is Li-Po 1420mAh. Your phone should last for at-least 2 days since you are using it for texting only.

    Try to view some forums about iphone 4 maybe some iphone 4 users out there has the same problem. I will try to ask my friend about the performance of his iphone 4, hopefully I can get some tips and tricks to solve your problem.

  117. Avatar for milnor_a milnor_a says:

    So I guess my next question is what is the standard length in charging the iPhone4 after its initial charging?? Out of the box, the phone was at 65%. I started my initial charging when it turned to 10%. I left the phone on while charging for 2 hours until it reached 100%. I drained my phone on my 2nd charging. This time, it was turned off and let it charged for about 4 hrs. Same means was done on my last charging (3 hrs though). But all of these ways didn’t improve the battery life of my phone at all. Mind you, I only use this for Texting so far. What more if I started to use other applications?! I just can’t imagine how battery will drain fast by then.

  118. Avatar for Moja Moja says:

    @milnor_a: yung friend ko sa Singapore yung nagsabi sa akin na mabilis malobat yung iphone 4. Check mo na lang task manager baka may mga running apps sa background. Pero kalimitan din sa mga battery ay kailangan ng 3 to 4 times na cycle bago mo maramdaman yung performance… yung cycle na sinasbi ko ay from full charge to empty…. then charge again pero dapat off yung phone then gamitin mo ulit hanggang sa madrain ung battery then charge ulit… iwasan mo rin maovercharge ung battery

  119. Avatar for milnor_a milnor_a says:

    @Moja. Are you an Iphone4 user too? Thanks for the feedback anyways. I appreciated it sir. I never experienced a bad battery when I had E71 then later on E72. I purchased this phone when per reviews, this has a superb battery life. I guess I was wrong.

  120. Avatar for Moja Moja says:

    @milnor_a: or pwede rin na mahina ang signal ng globe jan sa area nyo kaya extra effort yung phone na makakuha ng signal. ganyang din ang nangyayari sa ibang phone

  121. Avatar for Moja Moja says:

    @milnor_a: talagang ganyan ang iphone 4 less than one day lng ang battery life.

  122. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    “You’re a retard”

    Says the person who buys an overrated, expensive phone then complains about it!

    We can go on about this the whole day, homofag.

  123. Avatar for milnor_a milnor_a says:

    Steve, i don’t need your nonsense opinion. Get a life! ;)

    P.S: I never mentioned that I can change the battery by myself. I was just looking for possible solutions to improve its battery life.

    And oh…

    You’re a retard. ;)

  124. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    The iPhone 4 doesn’t allow you to change it’s battery by yourself.

    Your fault for buying such a nonsense phone.

  125. Avatar for milnor_a milnor_a says:

    ^hey sir Yuga, maybe you can answer my concern above. :)

    Note: I tried to totally drain the batt, then turned off the phone while recharging it for 4 hours in my first attempt. Did the same thing on my second charging for 3 hrs that time but still the problem didn’t resolve.

  126. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    You merely bought an iPhone to show off.

  127. Avatar for nick nick says:


  128. Avatar for milnor_a milnor_a says:

    Guys question.. I’m having problems with the battery life of my iPhone4. You may find this exaggerating but I lose 1% in the battery status bar for every 10 minutes. I find this very odd or is this normal in iPhone? Mind you, I’m a newbie with the brand. I’m a Nokia user before and had no complain with their battery life (had e71 and e72. I searched the net for possible solutions and it turns out that to “RESTORE” the phone might help it. Is this true? Well, as I write this, I’m trying to follow that option. However, as I checked, Itunes is saying that downloading the software update needs 11 hrs of completion. WTH! Tell me iPhone4 users out there if you are experiencing the same?? I need a techie advice here. I’m loving this phone (software wise and other apps) but its battery life seems a mediocre contrary to reviews that it has a superb battery life.

  129. Avatar for lito lito says:

    maski hindi pa ako nagkaroon ng iphone maliban lang sa ipod touch sa palagay ko walang tatalo sa OS nito. and hoping to have one in the future.

  130. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    Why yes, random poster. I indeed have tried both the iPhone 3G and the 4.

    The interface is great for novice users, and usability is great.

    Pages load quick because there is no Adobe Flash.
    Therefore, some media is not displayed on the iPhone.

    The app store is the only thing I like about it, as the apps are in their hundred thousands and are properly categorized and easy to use.

    I dislike the problems the iPhone 4 has.
    Reception decreases due to it’s aluminum casing.
    The build quality is not all great.

    I have seen occurrences of the back plate getting cracked.

    Overall, I hate apple and their products.
    Firstly, they remove advanced options in a big to increase usability.

    They come up with a new model ever 6 months.

    They want you to pay more to use features which have been on phones for a long time. (iPhone 3G does not have video recording)

    Lastly, all I hear in their ads are “great”, “astounding”, “amazing”, “Beautiful” and such and pay no attention to specs.

    I can safely say that the HTC Desire is much better and much cheaper than the iPhone 3G/4.

  131. Avatar for starmock starmock says:

    to all people with negative comments regarding the iphone 4, na-try niyo na ba gamitin? because if hindi pa, you’re just making a fool of yourself. para kayong nagtuturo magdrive e hindi naman kayo nakakapagdrive talaga.

    yes it is expensive pero imho, worth it naman kung yun talaga gusto mo. ok, madaming glitch pero naha-highlight lang since almost all smartphone companies/fanboys are trying to prove that theirs is better that the iphone. lahat naman ng phone may kanya kanyang glitch.

    i recently bought mine kaya i can attest na madaming gamit yung phone and the glitches do not really cause you much trouble. and the phone is usable kahit hindi jailbroken. if you can spend 30k+ on the phone, why not a couple of hundreds of applications?

  132. Avatar for bman bman says:

    @ steve:

    I guess it’s all about the money if you have it feel free to spend it anyway you like. If people want to spend it on a very expensive paperweight let them be di naman galing syo or kahit kanino dito sa atin ang pera nila e.

  133. Avatar for bman bman says:

    I had been using an iphone for the longest time then I replaced it with the Galaxy S and talagang maganda ang screen at ang daming features na wala sa iphone kaya lang Apple always manage to create cool looking devices kaya malamang mapabili din ako nito.

  134. Avatar for blued blued says:

    ang daming mga tao dito na sinasabi na hindi maganda ang iphone 4 and masyadong expensive. If you cannot afford it just Shut up because there are people who likes it and willing to shell out their hard earned money if i know wala lang kayong pambili kaya you just convince yourself na pangit yung ip4 hahaha just my two cents.

  135. Avatar for mike mike says:


  136. Avatar for Steve Steve says:

    Nobody here is trolling. For P25,000 you really do get a worthless paperweight. iPhone is plagued with reception problems (death grip) and I find it funny that people still pay a hefty price for something that’s bound to be outdated by the manufacturer in the next 6 months, then have to jailbreak it for it to be usable. Tsk tsk.

  137. Avatar for lei lei says:

    been a nokia fanboy for years esp. e series and communicator.i have used and played with iphone 3g and 3gs and currently own an ipad 64gig..i am currently using android 2.1 samsung galaxy s..guess what? they are all great..each having their own strengths and weakness.why not use an iphone? i do not think its the price for me,,if i really like something then i will get it…akin lang naman ayoko ko kasi minsan umasta yung iba na naka iphone na porke naka iphone sila feeling super ganda o yaman o angat sila sa iba..parang ilitista..

    @gerjoy,,,ok naman battery ng galaxy s..install ka lang task killer,minsan kasi dami palang bukas na apps na hindi natin alam..at kadalasan improve battery niya after 6 to 8 cycles ng drain at charge..

  138. Avatar for gerjoy gerjoy says:

    Globe Telecom have already started pre-ordering of the Iphone4 a couple of weeks back. The process was a lot faster when you have initially registered in their website.

    These are the prices:

    From Php 37,499
    FREE at Plan 3799

    From Php 43,699
    FREE at Plan 5000

    I was never a fan of apple phones so I couldnt really comment on it. But the new upgrade seems to be a worldwide thing so I might actually get one. I owned a couple of smartphones in the past and most of them are either Nokia or HP. Nokia smartphones are easier for me to use and the apps at the Ovi store may not be a lot… but there were enough for me and my needs.

    Recently, I bought a Samsung Galaxy S because I have been going nuts over the Android technology. So far, the performance is exactly what I expected from an Android. It syncs fast, it multi-task, it shares online in a tap of a finger, and its light built makes it easier to carry around. Athough, one downfall include the short battery life… In approx 30mins of extensive use the batt will decrease approx 1/8 after a full charge. So in approx 2hr use the battery might not last until the evening. in short, I dont recommned this as your primary phone unless you ahve a power outlet nearby or if you actually have a car charger with you everytime.

    For those of you concerned with the fact thats its a little harder to type on a touchscreen… Samsung Galaxy S helps their users with the Swype technology where you wouldnt need to lift a finger to pick the next letter… just swipe your fingers across the screen pad. Another plus is you could pick different types of keypad that you are more comfortable with. You couldd choose the qwerty board… the 3×4 keypad (the ones candy bar phones have).. or handwriting.

    The apps at the market are great and most are very useful compared to what you find at the Ovi store. Unfortunately, this could also be very overwhelming to some and sometimes people tend to download almost anyting with 4stars rating. This would eventually make any android phone slow and take up so much battery life… the various apps installed could crash too… since not all apps found in the market are always compatible with all versions of the android.

  139. Avatar for Andrew Andrew says:

    How much WIll u sell it and where? are they selling any at sm clark?

  140. Avatar for Andrew Andrew says:

    Do I need TO pay for at&t? h

  141. Avatar for Justine Justine says:

    magkaiba yung klase ng screen ng iPhone 4 at iPod touch 4. Although parehong RETINA DISPLAY. Ibang-iba. I have not tested either both. nakita ko lang sa isang site. :

  142. Avatar for clyde clyde says:

    share ko lang po insight ko about iphone…

    it is best used with a data plan para maenjoy nyo fully ang internet and social networking capabilities nito… yep pwede naman wifi lang kaso it is made to be mobile kaya mas maganda gumamit ng data plan…

    as for the glitches, there are a few
    1. reception issues – pero hardly felt
    2. proximity sensor issues – sobrang sensitive konting layo mo lang ng face mo sa screen while on a call will wake the touchscreen thus making you accidentally press the mute or end call buttons with your cheeks
    3. battery life – extensive usage of ipod, camera, and data will drain your battery very quick. like very very quick

    hindi po siya advisable na gamitin on a prepaid basis bec of the reason stated above. if magpreprepaid po kayo eh mas maganda bumili ng isang regular phone and the new ipod touch so you can still experience ios and its apps.

  143. Avatar for manong manong says:

    epic fail ata kung bibili ka ng iphone 4 na pwedeng pambili ng APAT na ipod touch 4g… kahit sabihin mo pang lower quality… parehas pa rin ang ginagawa nito! sige sayo na ang gimik multitasking kuno, sideviewing angle (para kang tanga!) saka mgpicture picture ka sa camerang parehas walang image stabilizer! pasmado ka pa nman…

  144. Avatar for jologs jologs says:

    Di ko magets bakit ang daming Samsung and HTC and Android fanboys na tumitingin pa sa page na to, when they say they hate the Iphone. If you don’t like it, fine. Nobody’s forcing you to like it, or even buy it.

    @Bogito, oo tanga lang ang bibili ng iPhone na 92K, e meron namang 45K lang. Naman! Piece of advice, itry mo kse muna bago ka mag-judge.

  145. Avatar for nagmamarunongmanong nagmamarunongmanong says:

    @manong: i love the ipod touch 4th gen. pero epic fail ka. http://www.anandtech.com/show/3903/apples-ipod-touch-2010-review-not-a-poor-mans-iphone-4

  146. Avatar for bogito bogito says:

    to all fanbois and gals: buti nga at d nakakamatay ang bumili nito kc mbuti ng mamatay kesa sa maging tangang buhay! First of all for 92k! Wth! Eh maraming mas maganda p dto pag dating sa features na below 40k.. Common sense… You just buy the name not the device.. Ugali naman ng pinoy makapagyabang kht hndi alam ang features sige bili

  147. Avatar for Eric Eric says:

    iphone’s best selling feature?


  148. Avatar for Manny Manny says:

    ok guys..to be clear, im a blackberry fan..although im also happy with my old simple nokia.

    but i think the real issue here–is the pricing in the phils.

    For the 16GB, i heard Apple.sg is offering this unlocked at S$888 (approx Php29,000), not exhorbitant as the phil grey market ranging from 41k, 78k, or 90k.

    for the same 16GB model, the telcos offer only at S$210 (~Php7K), with only S$56 MSF (~Php1.8K) that includes 500texts, 200mins call, 12GB data plan. compare that to Globe’s (based on the 3GS offer) at Php19K for 1800 plan.

    and this pricing issue i noticed, is the same for laptops, LCD/LED tv’s, and other new electronics in the market.

    now the question is..if its being offered at the lower prices i quoted, would you reconsider getting this?

  149. Avatar for raymond raymond says:

    Hindi ba phone review ito and not the official iPhone 4 site? It’s from the official site that they say that this phone is made from glass that is…

    “Chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic”.

    “the same type of glass used in the windshields of helicopters and high-speed trains”.

    But it was completely shattered after only 4 drops?

    Kawawa naman yung mga taong maglalabas ng P45K because they think that they got the hands-down best mobile phone in the world just because its name starts with an “i”. But this is a ripoff.

  150. Avatar for Tere Tere says:

    if you guys don’t like the iphone, then so be it. there is no need to insult those who happen to like it and call them names. everyone has their own preferences and opinions and it’s just a matter of respecting each other. right????

    @manny, I agree with you wholeheartedly. :)

  151. Avatar for Eric Eric says:

    i owned the iphone 2g, 3g and the 3gs. im no iphone hater. i love beautiful things that are easy to use. and i can afford them. then i found the wave, galaxy s, and im dying to get the new galaxy tab(if desire hd comes first, the galaxy tab will have to wait). now i realized that power and beauty need not come with a steep price. you just have to look deeper to find the real gem.

  152. Avatar for Chad Chad says:

    whoa, seriously…that price? … i’d rather buy an original macbook and an iphone 4 clone or ipod touch, hehe, o diba magkamuka p din sa malayo?

  153. Avatar for manong manong says:

    tama si manny… don’t buy this expensive piece of sh*t! let the fanbois spend their money and hopefully they wont spread their foolishness.. masama bang magbigay BABALA? buti na lang hindi ito nakamamamatay…


  154. Avatar for Manny Manny says:

    For you folks who hates this, you’re obviously not the intended target market.

    If you cant afford it, no one is forcing you to buy one, or change your sim size, or change your prepaid lifesyle. It as simple as that. No need to rant and complain about something you’re not gonna buy anyway.

  155. Avatar for raymond raymond says:

    Eh there are already iPhone4s on sale out there… What about prepaid users who have been using their SIM card for years? There are people who would not change their old numbers. So mano-mano nilang puputulin yung SIM card nila? First, the risks in destroying your SIM card trying to cut it just to fit this phone. Second, hindi ko na magagamit ang SIM card ko sa ibang cellphone.

    Here’s the P45k cellphone completely destroyed after only 4 low level drops. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7-OBoDFeDY

    So ito pala yung “stronger than plastic” “same material used in helicopter glass” na sinasabi ni Steve Jobs.

    So in the event that this happens to my iPhone 4, what phone can I now use my micro-SIM for?

    In the first place, what’s the point in modifying the size of the SIM card when there’s nothing wrong with that size?

  156. Avatar for manong manong says:

    iPOD TOUCH 4G pa rin ang the best FTW!!! parehas lang ng iPhone 4.. hindi pwede pantawag nyehehe!.. pero mas super duper cheaper!

  157. Avatar for mr. bogus mr. bogus says:

    as i said to my past comment about this phone: thumbs down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  158. Avatar for Jom Jom says:

    @raymond – Globe, as the exclusive network carrier of iPhone4 has made micro SIM customized for this phone…SMART, however (in anticipation of unlock iPhone 4) has already produced micro SIMs for their broadband plug it…try to check it out..lol

    @eric – tamaaaaaaaaaaa….but BADA (korean term for ocean) is a platform with limitless opportunities of growth..it will certainly emerge as a giant platform (just like Android) in two or three years time..

  159. Avatar for android_fanboi android_fanboi says:

    as always nice review, very straightforward

    the device performs very well without any significant lags when navigating and switching between apps. The system feels very snappy and apps launch pretty quickly. It very noticeable especially when processing large files of photos or videos (and that built-in video editor works like a charm).

    Apple iPhone haters = Sucks! why hate the iPhones?
    Android phone lovers = Rocks! customization and fragmentation
    iPhone 4 + Jailbreak = Winners! Nothing can top these
    Samsung Phone lovers = Samsung fans or maybe Koreans. “Me too” bandwagon..kung ano meron yung sikat tatapatan ng Samsung hehe

  160. Avatar for seaman seaman says:

    Syempre from the brand itself LOGO palang sa iphone4
    price na sa samsung:-)

  161. Avatar for lolipown lolipown says:

    why pay for electricity too.. or water.. or taxes.


  162. Avatar for karl karl says:

    wave design is not unique just look around it and you’ll notice nexus one lol, i have a wave so dont bother saying “have u used it”, anyway simplicity ease of use intuitiveness smooth user interface are amongst the iphones best selling feature, and they only make phones every year, unlike other phone makers that does it every day lol, imagine u just bought ur phone a whie ago then after waking up ur already outdated, well the fact to the matter is apple knows what people wants and needs they dont just put all features onto a phone(n97 every1)cos they know it will humper the performance of the device thus making u annoyed and unsatisfied, i dont have iphone 4 but when it comes here in the phils ill sure get one. another thing is the resale value of apple products its unbelievable..(i bought iphone 3g 2nd hand for 25k and sold it at 24k with 4months of usage)

  163. Avatar for Eric Eric says:

    @Jom Samsung wave beats iphone in everything. well, except maybe the app store.


  164. Avatar for Eric Eric says:

    lol! samsung supplies almost all of iphone’s components. que mas sino man ang mas maganda o mas magaling, panalo pa rin samsung.

  165. Avatar for mike mike says:

    why the need for a smartphone? Phones are expensive because it is on a cartel and connivance with telcos. The actual/true price of a phone is when it gets subsidized by telcos on their 2 year contract. Hence, it is actually a lot more expensive when open line.

    Buy a tablet. Like an android tablet and get a bigger screen, at a much cheaper price. Use it free without spending for calls, texting and so on.

    And avoid the telco/mobile phone manufacturer cartel!

  166. Avatar for raymond raymond says:

    So yeah… Based on feedbacks on this site, confirmed na for at least P45,000, you’re paying for a defective calling device. In addition, walang micro SD slot, and it doesn’t support Flash content of websites. One more thing… Nabasa ko, it supports only MICRO SIM?


    Ibig sabihin, hindi gagana dito yung dati kong SIM Card ko na matagal ko nang ginagamit? Dapat ko pang putulin ng mano-mano yung SIM Card ko?

  167. Avatar for Jom Jom says:

    I just still recommend Samsung Wave..This is a great phone!! superb screen display (Super AMOLED), promising OS (Bada) and Samsung Apps, fast processor(1Ghz), clear 5MP camera and HD video, wifi/internet connectivity (HSPA,3G), solid/unique design, and at a reasonable price. Worth a grab.

  168. Avatar for clyde clyde says:

    @yuga: sir correct ko lang po yung toggle above the volume keys does not control the auto-rotate function ng iphone. it is used to turn the silent mode on. pwede po i-access ung control for auto-rotate by pressing the home button twice thus launching the multi-tasking basr and scroll to the farthest left after the music controls.

    iphone 4 is hands-down the best phone i have ever used due to its simplicity of use and a wide selection of apps. i have used a motorola milestone and the android os is a bit slower compared to the ios. the iphone4’s retina display is truly amazing talo ang old generation iphones. but yes may reception issues nga but it is hardly felt pag masyadong tight lang ang grip sa lower left handside ng phone. what makes it a winner is the ability to entertain with the apps, games, music, video player, camera (which is very good by the way) and social networking. design-wise, its very nice. must hold it in person as pictures dont do justice.

  169. Avatar for karl karl says:

    i used to have the 3g then i sold it bcos theres really no modern features on it, then i bought a cheaper more feature pack phone called the samsung wave, yah its really a feature pack phone a good camera a wonderful screen u can even watch movies without the time consuming effort of converting every movies u downloaded, but as time goes by something is telling me that i dont really need a super packed phone, and then i came to realized that intuitiveness and a fast ui really makes the experience a lot more enjoyable, my problem with the wave is it doesnt have text reflow like the iphone, its always hard to read the text from any web page i opened and the implimentation of facebook is just crap, just try it and ull know what i really mean, but i have to agree its really a very expensive toy to have, if this phone comes to globe with a tag price of 35-37k(16gb) ill definitely buy it maybe theres a reason why globe havent release it yet(antenna issue, as we all know apple is giving free cases for the iphone until sept 30, hmm so meaning the new batch that globe will acquire have no issues)

  170. Avatar for Caloy Caloy says:

    Just to clarify my statement, the 35k price is for the 32gb model. I wouldn’t suggest having it shipped here, malamang maiipit sa customs. Better have someone handcarry it back nalang.

  171. Avatar for Caloy Caloy says:

    If you happen to know someone who lives in HK you can have them order the iPhone online from the Hong Kong Apple Store. It comes out to aroubd PhP35k “only” for an unlocked phone! Just have them ship it here one they get it or have hem bring it over when they come back (sa HK address lang kasi pwede i-deliver, and 3 weeks yung waiting time).

  172. Avatar for beadfreak beadfreak says:

    not nexth month Yuga, next week it will be here officially

  173. Avatar for manong manong says:

    iphone4 vs. ipod touch 4g:

    for 40-50k more u get gsm 3.5g, 5mp cam & 256mb ram…

    that’s it?!?!

    i think it should only add 5k more… no wonder iphone fanbois are screwed!

    and to think 90% of all great apps are games!

    i heart ipod touch 4g! (reasonable price, great features) + a cheap samsung wave (wi-fi tethering, nice camera)

  174. Avatar for John Ray Cabrera John Ray Cabrera says:

    Abe, can you do a comparison between the screens of iPhone 4, HTC Desire, and Samsung Galaxy S?

  175. Avatar for Guy Guy says:


  176. Avatar for Jhay Jhay says:

    Jailbreak! Jailbreak! Jailbreak! :D

  177. Avatar for limuelG limuelG says:

    92k, iphone poor

  178. Avatar for peevee peevee says:

    i know i’m a bit off-topic but i just would like to ask if you have encountered a nokia phone with an e-book reader… like your reviews! very thorough! keep it up!

  179. Avatar for sylver sylver says:

    @nerbie – amen to that!
    -Sent via YugaTech Mobile App

  180. Avatar for Web Blurbs Web Blurbs says:

    @Yuga – Thanks for the review about iPhone 4G. For sure many people are saving their money right now to get a piece of that latest Apple smartphone.

    @Adrian – How much does iPhone 4G costs in Singapore? I’m excited to get one once Globe have it here in the Philippines. Thanks.

  181. Avatar for Tere Tere says:

    @lolipown – I agree with you there. hahahahaha!

  182. Avatar for Adrian Adrian says:

    yes iPhone 4. sobrang mahal ang price sa pinas, dto sa singapore mura lang.

  183. Avatar for lolipown lolipown says:

    ignorance is bliss after all :)

  184. Avatar for nerbie nerbie says:

    Wag mo e wala to ha.

  185. Avatar for raymond raymond says:

    “While there’s a noticeable decrease in signal strength as indicated in the signal bar on the iPhone 4, I have not experienced a single dropped call.”

    – maybe that’s because you are in an area with a full signal strength. What if the user is in an area weak signal? I won’t pay for a phone that doesn’t even function properly as a phone. With that price, I can buy a Samsung Galaxy S and an iPod Touch, and it still costs a cheaper than this overpriced piece of fashion accessory.

  186. Avatar for Tere Tere says:

    @lolipown, if that’s what you think, so be it. I expressed MY opinion, and if you can’t deal, it’s not my problem. Have a nice day! *insert sarcastic smile*

  187. Avatar for lolipown lolipown says:

    You do realize your analogy is screwed. *insert snarky follow-up here*

  188. Avatar for hotbox hotbox says:

    wow ang cool ng demos, sana they show more features and apps pa, the demos they showed where basic apps palang and the older iPhones have them, theyre not new.

  189. Avatar for Tere Tere says:

    I agree, so many trolls, so little time. Hahaha.

    Seriously, I’ve tried the iphone 3gs but lost it so I decided to go for an Android phone (Desire, which I currently own now), and the iPhone wins, hands down. Maybe it’s because there are so many choices sa Apple app store, compared to the Android Market.

    Maybe people should try owning an iPhone first before passing judgement, don’t you think?

    Anyway, good review. Motivated me even more to save up for this. Thanks for the unbiased inputs. :)

  190. Avatar for Marky Marky says:

    Wow! Php92k!?!

    I wonder where can i find a store who sells the cheapest [original] iPhone4 except from Globe? ^^

  191. Avatar for Abiel Abiel says:

    Nice review.. :)

    But I’m still waiting for the reincarnation of iphone 4 to the 2nd Gen iPad. The 2nd gen be a no-brainer!!!

  192. Avatar for NonesenseLife NonesenseLife says:

    sir abe.anu mas prefer nyo htc or apple? :D

  193. Avatar for PICTUREISTA PICTUREISTA says:

    I’ll upgrade my 3GS next year na lang.

  194. Avatar for Jaypz Jaypz says:

    So many trolls, so little time.

  195. Avatar for Ariel Abella Ariel Abella says:

    whatever I’ll go to galaxy S, no need naman subra mahal cellphone…

  196. Avatar for nick nick says:

    grabyourfreegadgets.webs.com get your free iphone 4!

  197. Avatar for aedos aedos says:

    Ipod Touch 4th gen:
    is this true?

    Philippine pricing details are as follows: Php 12,490 for the 8GB version, Php 15,990 for the 32 GB version and Php 21,990 for the 64GB version.

  198. Avatar for GT GT says:

    mayabang na no tech sence lang ang bibili nito.

  199. Avatar for roancarl roancarl says:


  200. Avatar for mike mike says:

    what a piece of crappy jewelry.

  201. Avatar for Manny Manny says:

    So Abe, the real question is, do you prefer this over your Htc or over the Samsung Galaxy S?

  202. Avatar for Lezuric Lezuric says:

    like it.. :D

  203. Avatar for SYLVER07 SYLVER07 says:

    YAMAN! jailbreak it!

  204. Avatar for Calvin Calvin says:

    ikaw pala yung binanggit ni digital spidey na bumili ng iphone 4. ikaw dapat yung magpa-bbq. hehehe. jailbreak na natin yan. :P

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