It’s certainly well built. I’ll give them that. iPhone 3G(S) was pretty good, but iPhone 4 has amazing build quality – nothing less.
The “sharp” edges does annoy me a bit compared to the round corners of iPhone 3GS, but hopefully it’s just a matter of getting used to it. iPhone 4 is thinner too, as you know, and it really shows, especially when it’s on a table next to a 3G(S).
Not to mention the retina display – it’s as gorgeous as they say.
I tested my iPhone 4 on a Danish 3G network by “3” and as you can see in the video below, it does suffer somewhat. I couldn’t get a signal loss with just one finger on “the spot”, but by applying the “death grip”, I managed to drop it from 5 bars to 1 on iOS 4.0 and after updating to iOS 4.0.1 I got it from 3 bars to 1 bar. Usually I hold my iPhone in the right hand but I don’t know if whatever antenna issues there might be, will be an issue in real life. Only time will show. I did order a free bumper from Apple though, just in case.
Video recorded in 720p with a Sony HX5V digital camera.
I already ordered an invisible shield for iPhone 4 a few weeks ago. I had an invisible shield on the back of my iPhone 3GS and I love it. It might not look perfect but it protects the back from scratches – and even more important – it makes the 3GS a lot less slippery. I hope that the same will apply to iPhone 4’s invisible shield – I got both front and back but I don’t know yet if I’ll add the front cover too. I might – and then just remove it later if necessary.
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