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My friend and my brother both got iphone 4 32gbs he day i got my phone. They both bought there phones at retail which i thought was stupid for the price.i was playing angry birds on my bros iphone 4 and i dont see anything that makes the phone worth the price. My droid x2 screen was in my opinion way nicer while playing not only for the size but colors and brightness seemed better on my phone.

What makes the iphone 4 if any worth the high retail cost? I just dont see it
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I got the iPhone 4 16gb last summer. The phone I had before it was an LG Incite running Windows Mobile 6.5. So, a piece of wood with numbers drawn on it would be better than windows mobile. I got an upgrade price(100 bucks off) and I haven't stopped enjoying the iPhone since. I use it for everything, banking, scheduling, paying bills, etc. I've used my friend's Samsung Galaxy S and didn't notice anything that made it better than the iPhone 4 (other than it being 50 USD and my iPhone being 200 USD). I just think it gets over hyped because just about everyone has one and assumes no other phone exists.

For me, it is very well engineered, sturdy (although I think the glass on both sides is a poor choice). I've never had problems with it being slow. I wouldn't say it's specifically better than droid phones, but I see no reason to get a droid now that I have an iPhone. At the end of the day, the logo makes the price.
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It's an awesome product no doubt.
Is it overhyped? Yes. They're selling a brandname imo, and it's working. The restrictions and price have ensured that i'll never get one.

it IS an apple product anyway...
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The hardware is good. The device in my opinion is only good if Jailbroken. I prefer the Android software, but since it is open source, a lot of the hardware developers look like their putting low quality parts into it and selling it at high prices...which makes Android looking bad at some times...
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Im not saying its bad phone what im wondering is what makes it worth the very steap retail costs. Is there some crazy tech in the phone that makes it worth he cost
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Im not saying its bad phone what im wondering is what makes it worth the very steap retail costs. Is there some crazy tech in the phone that makes it worth he cost
They have to afford their marketing somehow.
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post #7 of 76
I personally dont think the iphone is worth as much as people pay. Its a trendy phone that "everybody" wants. I have compared the iphone4 and HD7 and can say that they both had features that if ported across to ONE phone would make a BRILLIANT phone. EXAMPLE: The iphone has a good camera BUT you have to touch the screen to take a photo whereas the HD7 has adapted the use of the shutter button which is therefore just like using a real camera. However the iphone has touch-to-focus which would be a nice add on to the HD7.

The iphone is a good phone however its not worth the (over)price tag. Its just a fashion accessory tbh. I also know people who have experienced a few bugs....Apple are not so "perfect" afterall.
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The retail on the 16GB iPhone 4 is the same as the Droid X2.
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post #9 of 76
Of course it's over hyped, no product could ever be as good as Apple and their fans say their products are. But the iPhone 4 does what most people want from a phone and more, very well. Most people still use their phones, primarily as phones, with a little app, video and internet use on the side. You also know exactly what you are getting with an iPhone, as opposed to an Android where some handsets are great, but some are very average. For the uninformed, the iPhone is a known commodity.
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Ive had my 3GS for over a year now and i cant complain reallly. I have dabbled with the Droid and i like it in some aspects better but overall i think it really is a personal choice. But yea its over hyped and over priced a bit. And yes the hardware is good(Ive never had any issues with Foxconn hardware )
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