Apple iPhone 4 Review, Price, and Specs

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Apple iPhone 4 was Apple’s flagship Smartphone, until the launch of the Apple iPhone 4S and more recently the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. Apple iPhone 4 comes with new features and improvements to keep the competition busy for some time to come. iPhone 8 is the 2018 iteration of the iPhone.

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The Apple iPhone 4 is faster and thinner than its predecessor and boasts of new features like multi-tasking, video-chat on Wi-Fi (FaceTime), gyroscope sensor, and a brand new operating system, the iOS 4. It also boasts of a better camera, a better display, a more powerful processor, and longer battery life when compared with the iPhone 3GS. Apple iPhone 4 launched in the United States, France, Germany, Japan and UK on June 24, 2010 and is now available worldwide.

Apple iPhone 4

A faster processor

Apple iPhone 4 comes with the same processor as the iPad, the A4 chip, giving it more power to deliver on the performance demand of most iPhone users. The A4 chip is power efficient offering good battery performance.

Multi-tasking on iPhone with iOS 4 OS

One spinoff of a faster processor on the iPhone is that it provides more power to perform complex tasks like multitasking and video chat on the iPhone. Apple iPhone comes with a brand new operating system, the iOS 4, which offers multi-tasking, making it possible for users to run more than one app simultaneously. iOS 4 runs multi-tasking efficiently so as not to reduce performance.

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FaceTime – video calling on iPhone

Video calling will debut on iPhone with FaceTime on iPhone 4. Apple promises that its video calling feature called FaceTime will offer better user experience than available in other smartphones. Apple iPhone 4 is the first iPhone to come with two cameras.

Apple iPhone comes with a better camera; the 5 megapixel camera with LED flash will surely offer better quality photos and videos to share. The camera also boasts of autofocus and geo-tagging for photos and videos plus HD video (720p) recording. The second camera is a front facing VGA camera optimised for video calling and chat.

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Although the front facing camera is optimised for video calling, FaceTime enables both cameras for video calling. With FaceTime, you can activate any of the two cameras on the Apple iPhone for videocalling with just a single tap.

You can show your call mate what is happening on the other side of the room that is making you smile by switching on the back camera with just a single tap.

You can switch back to the front facing camera also with a single tap on your iPhone. FaceTime will enable video calling on iPhone only on Wi-Fi, at least for 2010. Note also that FaceTime enable video calling only between iPhone 4 and iPhone 4.

Apple iPhone 4 side by side

Retina display – a better display

Apple iPhone 4 features the best resolution ever from a mobile phone. The pixel density is so high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels, hence the name retina display. This means that Apple iPhone 4 renders crispier and sharper images.

Just like the iPhone 3GS, Apple iPhone 4 features a 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display, but this time it is packed with pixels. The display offers 960 x 640-pixel resolution giving 326 pixels per inch, making it the most pixels packed mobile phone yet. The iPhone 4 display comes with both scratch and fingerprint resistance. Apple iPhone display will surely offer sharper images for your pictures, videos, maps, and documents.

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Network, Data, and Internet browsing

Apple iPhone 4, just like iPhone 3GS, supports both 2G (GSM) and 3G (WCDMA), depending on network availability. On 3G networks, Apple iPhone 4 accesses high-speed data on HSDPA/HSUPA/UMTS.

Outside 3G coverage Apple iPhone 4 accesses telecoms services on GSM with data services on GPRS and EDGE. Wi-Fi 802.11n debuts on iPhone 4, making it one of a very few phones to support Wi-Fi 802.11n. Apple iPhone 4 accesses wireless LAN networks on Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Apple iPhone 4 comes with the Safari browser, not a surprise.

Apple iPhone 4 supports short-range wireless connectivity via state of the art Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR wireless with short range wired connection on Bluetooth 2.0.

The iPhone 13iPhone 13 Pro MaxiPhone 13 ProiPhone 13 Mini, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are the latest models of the iPhone.

iPod inside

Apple iPhone 4 is not just a phone, it is also an iPod. Experience the same media performance you are used to on your iPod in the new iPhone 4. With a better resolution, videos are going to be great to watch on the new iPhone. You can buy and download music, videos, TV shows, and movies for the iPhone at iTunes Store. All iPod controls and features are on iPhone 4.

Apps download at Apple apps store

Apple has the best online application store with thousands of apps to improve your experience and add functionalities. At Apple Apps Store, you can download lots of great apps for your iPhone 4. Apps developed to work with the new Apple iOS 4, will support multi-tasking, allowing you run more than one app at a time and saving your valuable time

Apple iPhone 4 is available in 16GB and 32GB models.

Apple iPhone 4

iPhone 4 Pricing and Availability

iPhone 4 is currently available in Nigeria. The price of iPhone 4 16GB model ranges from N94,000 to N103,000. You can buy your iPhone 4 online at online stores in Nigeria like Jumia.

Other features and specifications of Apple iPhone 4:

  • Apple iOS 4 OS
  • A4 chip processor
  • GPS receiver with A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Three-axis gyro with Accelerometer
  • Storage: 16 GB or 32GB (depending on model)
  • GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA) 5-bands (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
  • Voice command/dial
  • Predictive texting T9
  • email/push email/IM
  • Music player
  • Video player
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
  • Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
  • iTunes 9.2 or later
  • voice control
  • HTML browser (Safari)
  • Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
  • Standby: 300 hours (3G)
  • Talktime: 7 hours (3G)
  • Music play: 40 hours


In Apple iPhone 4 box:

  • Apple iPhone 4
  • Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Apple iPhone 4 Review, Price, and Specs was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: February 25th, 2022
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