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3.0 out of 5 stars A lovely phone, but not without its flaws, 28 Jan 2011
This review is from: Apple iPhone 4 16GB Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I can honestly say that I don't know what I did before owning my iPhone, but it's true. It's easy to navigate and user-friendly (although I've yet to master texting on the move, which is slightly tricky). I can check email and facebook and play scrabble with friends all with a tap of the screen. The touch screen is responsive and it doesn't freeze very often, which was my previous touch phone, the Nokia Xpress Music's party trick.

However, there are many negatives: although the phone is stunning to look at, the fact that I need to attach a rubber band to the edges in order to obtain decent reception is, in my opinion, a serious flaw! The edging of the phone, quite frankly, is the best part, it's what makes it stand out. Secondly I find that this phone is awkward to hold compared to the iPhone 3GS - it's a little boxy whereas the 3GS fits snugly into the palm. Thirdly, there is an ongoing issue with the alarms: the one-off alarms have failed spectacularly in the past and mine hasn't worked since 1st January! I don't expect much from my phone, but I do expect to be able to set an alarm on it without having to go through the motions of setting a 'recurring' alarm which I then have to remember to switch off. All very annoying, and examples of where Apple really need to raise their game. It seems as though they've focussed a little too much in the aesthetics of the phone, and not enough on what's inside.

Overall, I feel as though Apple still need to do a lot of tweaking on their iPhones. I would buy another one in the future, but I would want to be satisfied that all these glitches have been resolved before I do so as it's a very expensive phone to have these faults.
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Initial post: 3 Dec 2011 11:53:22 GMT
CRUMBS says:
There are so many alarm apps you can download its not a problem the signal was sorted after first batch and can be changed at apple store for new phone just ask . apple is the best after sales service I've ever experienced

Posted on 21 Dec 2011 02:17:55 GMT
V. Fernandes says:
1. I never used rubber bands and my signal is allways very good, never a drop, maybe I just got lucky
2. The edging of the phone is the worst part, it's good to look at, but easy to dent
3. Never had any problems with alarms, there are several apps for alarms, but the one that comes with the phone never gave me an issue ever
4. It's not a perfect phone, there are better ones out there, but I just cant agree with your issues, try reinstalling the firmware to see if it helps

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2011 22:14:13 GMT
john says:
V. Fernandes,
Would it be fair to state you have negatively commented on every 1-3 star review bar 1, now there's a suspicious pattern developing here, your either a apple employee or just a total fanboy, i,ll let the people reading these comments decide,

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2012 22:46:58 BDT
Ryan says:
Mega-fanboy, I am getting bored of reading his bad grammar and typos. This is a good review though; it's realistic. Not just fanboy-like praise or anti-Apple hate. Praises the good and critiques the bad.

Posted on 17 Mar 2013 14:59:11 GMT
CNX says:
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am too looking for the one that works effective once it's paid in full price.
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