10 Things I Love About the iPhone 4 (and 4 I Hate)

I’ve had my iPhone 4 for just about a week now. The Engadget and other BGR have had access to the phone before all of us and they gave pretty extensive reviews of the iPhone 4 so I won’t go too much into the details. I just want to tell you what I think sucks on the iPhone 4, and what I think should make you want to buy one.

What I Like About the iPhone 4

  • It’s beautiful
  • It’s cool
  • The screen resolution is amazing
  • It’s fast
  • The camera is great
  • The LED flash
  • The front-facing camera
  • FaceTime
  • The battery
  • Fast app switching

What I Don’t Like About the iPhone 4

As you can see there are more pros than cons. You will also notice that the battery and the app switching appear in both pros and cons.

On my first iPhone 4, the battery was crap. I could barely go through one day on a full charge. I exchanged my iPhone 4 last weekend for these reasons and the battery on this new iPhone is much better. Same usage, same phone, but all iPhones are definitely not equal when it comes to battery.

As for app switching, I love how it works. It’s just great to be able to quickly switch between apps without having to wait for them to load again (that is for apps optimized for iOS 4). However, it can get very messy really quick in the app switcher, often showing over 20 apps in the background for me. Sure Steve-o says not to worry about them, but I still like to be in control of my apps, just like I am with ProSwitcher. With Apple’s app switching, I’m not, unless I manually kill those running in the background.

As for the UI, I think Apple could have done a little spring cleaning in there. The iPhone UI is great and simple, but after 3 years seeing the same stuff, I really get tired of it.

What do you think about your iPhone 4? What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it?