Most underrated aspect of the iPhone 4?

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  1. intervenient macrumors 6502a

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    In my opinion, its it's thinness. I have never ever, used a case on any of my other phones, due to the fact that it usually adds a massive layer of fat to an already chunky phone. With the iPhone 4, even the thickest cases make it barely larger than the iPhone 3G(s). It's probably my favorite thing about this phone. It looks great in a CandyShell :D
     
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  3. rookie1082 macrumors regular

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    Most underrated thing is how quickly it can drop a call.

    Personal experience. Not sure if anyone else noticed...?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No problems with that here.
     
  5. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    External antenna. I don't think it's as bad a idea as the rest of the world apparently.
     
  6. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Or here. I think the screen is pretty underrated too.
     
  7. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I also didn't know what to expect after all those reports, but as of now I haven't experienced any reception issues.
     
  8. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    No. He means how quickly you can press end call and it will hang up. On my old phone I had to wait until the other person's phone started ringing before hanging up.
     
  9. rookie1082 macrumors regular

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    Screen is actually overrated. Compare it to all 3.7" devices with 800x480 resolution and you won't be able to tell a difference unless you stick it in your face. Like i've mentioned many times before, it definitely is a wow factor when you're coming from a 2002 like iPhone3gs screen, but not when you come from another phone manufacturer. You see, other phone manufacturers are ahead of the game when it comes to hardware.

    Considering that's the MAJOR hype about the phone and it's not THAT much better than other comparably sized screens... THAT equals overrated, not underrated. :)
     
  10. DiamondGCoupe macrumors 6502

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    It would be rather hard and uncomfortable to hold if it was any thinner. Prefer extra width with case.
     
  11. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Gonna have to disagree. You're entitled to your opinion, though. :) I've put this side-by-side to my friend's phones and nothing compares. The iPhone 4's screen blows everything else out of the water.
     
  12. rookie1082 macrumors regular

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    And I disagree with your lifestyle choices. But you don't see me calling you out.

    EDIT: Thanks for adding on to your post. What do your friends have, a RAZR? iPhone 3g? A google G1?
     
  13. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I don't debate with people who result to personal insults. :rolleyes:
     
  14. rookie1082 macrumors regular

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    You're right. It was out of line and I apologize.
     
  15. asleep macrumors 68040

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    The number of forum posts/topics it generates.
     
  16. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Win.
     
  17. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Agreed. My friend's first-gen DROID screen looks like ass compared to the iPhone 4 screen.
     
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  19. StoicJester macrumors newbie

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    I like that the home button is slightly "clickier". Unbelievable stuff there.
     
  20. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    The phone itself. Everyone seems to exaggerate the antenna problem and ignore the actual device.
     
  21. chadam macrumors member

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    the fact it is gsm and not on cdma. Wait to all the folks get their wish when the iphone hits Verizon. Once it does people will complain because of the lack of a physical SIM to swap out. Welcome to the world of ESN numbers folks. Yikes. Absolutely married to a device/carrier.
     
  22. youngplaya0228 macrumors regular

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    I'm gonna use the default "retina display" answer. Made the mistake of looking at a friend's iPhone 4 (still have the 3G), and now i barely even look at my pos screen
     
  23. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    LAWL
     
  24. tactician1016 macrumors regular

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    Well played, sir.
     

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