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iPhone 4 review roundup: Apple versus the competition

There are no official iPhone 4 review posts yet, but everyone is busy comparing the new Apple smartphone to key Android devices.

By / June 8, 2010

The iPhone 4 is a step forward for Apple. But is it enough to stay ahead?

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The veil has been lifted. The specs are in. So, should you buy an iPhone 4? Review the many headlines out there and you'll find a whole lot of answers.

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Since no reviewers have used the new iPhone long enough to write a full report, some of the most interesting articles compare Apple's upcoming smartphone to its many competitors. With the Sprint EVO 4G, Nexus One, Verizon Droid Incredible, and many others vying for shoppers' attention, Apple has a lot riding on this new model. Here's how it stacks up:

iPhone 4 versus Google Nexus One

"Its resolution is not as awesomely crisp as the iPhone 4's, but is fairly high at 800 x 480 pixels," writes Techtree.com. "The Nexus One can already be updated to Android 2.2 (a.k.a Froyo), which is Google's latest version of their mobile OS. It enables some cool new features like Internet sharing over Wi-Fi and better support for Adobe Flash, along with faster performance. Android has also become, in our opinion, very close in terms of usability to the iPhone OS, give or take a few things from both parties."

iPhone 4 versus EVO 4G

"Right now, it looks like the Evo 4G poses the biggest challenge to the new iPhone," according to Signature9. "It will be up to Apple app developers to come up with something truly innovative that takes advantage of the gyroscope to make it a must-have feature that would push someone over to the iPhone rather than the Evo 4G. Plus, while Sprint’s 4G network isn’t live in cities like New York or San Francisco yet, AT&T’s service in those markets doesn’t often get rave reviews."

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