I guess that Nokia isn’t really loving all the praises the iPhone 4
is getting for its ability to take really good pictures compared to other handsets so the Finnish company has decided to set the record straight today with some crazy sample pictures shot with the upcoming Nokia N8
smartphone. All the sots are supposedly untouched and come directly from the phone. There’s isn’t much to say here, I’ll let you be the judge…hit up the source link to check a few more of them in full uncompressed quality.
I’m going to spoil the surprise let you know straight up that the Nexus One is indeed faster than the iPhone 4 at loading web pages according to a quick comparison done by Engadget. The only time the iPhone 4 loaded faster was when the Flash 10.1 plugin was enabled on the Nexus One. Either way the difference bin speed between the two handsets is marginal at best and doesn’t affect the user experience at all IMO. Check out both video after the break:
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Tired of all the Retina display vs Super AMOLED comparisons? Well, here’s something we haven’t seen..heard before: a quick look at the iPhone 4 noise cancellation capabilities. Similar to the HTC Touch Pro2 and Google Nexus One,the iPhone 4 features dual microphone for noise cancellation. So does it work or is it just a gimmick? Check out Pocketnow’s test after the break:
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Here’s a pretty good display comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S and the iPhone 4. Contrary to Engadget’s stuff this one isn’t insanely zoom-in so you can see how both handsets look like fom a normal viewing distance. The colors are definitely richer on the Super AMOLED and the aspect ratio of the screen makes up for the slightly lower PPI and PenTile Matrix. Check it out after the break and make sure to watch it in 1080p:
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Brandon at Pocketnow has just posted a cool first impressions video of the iPhone 4. I won’t get my hands on one until next month so It’s nice to hear what other’s think about it (sites other than Engadget, Giz etc…you know what I mean..) especially when you take into account that Brandon waited 11 hours to get it (!). You will see him give you a hardware tour of the device and also some quick size comparison vs the HTC HD2, Nexus One.. Check it out below:
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720P video recording seems to be THE feature on all the latest high-end handsets launching this year. We’ve already seen the iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 4G and Acer Stream but is time to see how the Droid X gets the job done. The videos posted below were all shot with the current rom (which probably isn’t final yet) and looks fairly good IMO (better than the EVO 4G and Acer Stream but with same nasty pink spot in the middle..).
Continue reading Motorola Droid X 720P video samples →
UPADTE: Check out may Super AMOLED comparison videos here and here
Here’s a quick comparison between the iPhone 4′s Retina Display and the Samsung Galaxy S’s super AMOLED. The first thing you will notice is the PenTile Matrix sub-pixels arrangement on the Super AMOLED which make the panel look really inferior to the IPS LCD on the iPhone 4. People will automatically jump to the conclusion that the higher pixel density on the iPhone 4 is the winner here, but this isn’t the case. The problem here is the PenTile Matrix which cause the image to look fuzzy not the lower PPI. A interesting test would be to snap a couple of pictures of the Droid X or regular Droid screen and compare them to the Retina Display of the iPhone 4. Both Motorola handsets have a similar ISP LCD panel as Apple’s device (but with lower PPI because of the size of their screens) so you probably won’t notice any major difference other than the smaller size of the pixels on the iPhone 4 (check out how the LCD panel of the HTC HD2 compares to the PenTile Matrix on the HTC Desire here). I personally think that Apple made a good decision when going for an IPS panel instead of a Super AMOLED now that it is known that Samsung’s latest and greatest tech still uses the PenTile Matrix. Sure you won’t notice any big differences from a normal viewing dsitance but the text does look fuzzier and can be a little bit annoying after a while (but that’s just my opinion after my experience with the HTC Desire).
Two more videos comparing the outdoors visibility and veiwing angles after the break:
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Everything isn’t going too well today for Apple. It seems like the first batch of retail iPhone 4 has quite a few problems. First is the yellow tint / yellow bar present on some of the Retina displays. As you can see in the pictures this thing looks really bad especially on a white background. There’s still some hope though if this anonymous poster at the Apple insider forum is to be believed:
Apple is using a bonding agent called Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 to bond the layers of glass. Apparently, Apple (or more likely Foxconn) is shipping these products so quickly that the evaporation process is not complete. However, after one or two days of use, especially with the screen on, will complete the evaporation process and the yellow “blotches” will disappear.
How do I know? I was involved in pitching Z-6011 to Apple.
So the only thing to do now is to wait and see if this is the yallow bar goes away once the Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 finally evaporates.
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Here’s an extensive hands-on video of the Motorola Droid X shot during the launch event. The build quality seems too be really good and the screen is definitely better than the one found on the HTC HD2 and HTC EVO 4G (the Droid X’s screen has a higher PPI thanks to the 854×480 resolution and an IPS panel resulting in better viewing angles and contrast). The new MotoBlur UI doesn’t look too fancy and gets the job done IMO. Check out the video after the break (btw, the clicking sound that you will hear throughout the video isn’t coming from the handset but from the Autofocus of the DSLR camera recording the video…).
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The Engadget team has juts posted a quick size comparison between the iPhone 4 and the recently announced Motorola Droid X. With it’s massive 4.3″ screen the Motorola Droid X obviously dwarfs the sleek looking iPhone 4. Interestingly the Droid X is nearly as thin as the iPhone 4 but gets thicker at the top because of the camera and dual LED flash. It would be interesting to hear the what it feels like to use the Droid X on a daily basis given that I already find that the HTC HD2 is too big and hard to use with one hand (the Droid X is larger than both the HD2 and HTC EVO 4G!).
One more video comparison for you folks. This time it’s the iPhone 4 vs the HTC EVO 4G. And the winner is…..obviously the iPhone 4.Check out the video below and see how the HTC EVO 4G video suffers from crappy compression artifacts and totally messed contrast (with a nice purple tint as the center of the lense…) compared to the smoother image and framerate with more natural colors on the iPhone 4:
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We finally have what looks like the first real iPhone 4 pictures and HD video sample shot in 720P courtesy of the Czech website Jablí?ká?.cz. As I expected last week the iPhone 4 camera seems to be one of the best ever on a mobile phone (outside of Japan…) and the video quality shown in the video below is so far better than what we have seen from the HTC EVO 4G , Droid X , Acer Stream and slightly better than the Samsung Galaxy S . Check it out after the break:
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UBM TechInsights has just issued a press release and a couple of documents showing that Apple’s A4 chipset found in the iPhone 4 and the iPad shares the exact same ARM core as the Samsung S5PC110A01 found in the Samsung Wave and Samsung Galaxy S Handsets. There’s nothing surprising here given that this core was build by Intrinsity for Samsung (who also manufactures the Apple SoCs). Intrisity was then bought by Apple a few weeks ago. Steve Jobs can claim that Apple build the A4 but the fact is that Intrisity did it before being bought by Apple. At the end of the day this doesn’t really matter much (and the both chipset use different GPUs anyway). Full press release after the break:
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I just noticed that Apple has provided 6 photo samples (re-sized them to save bandwidth, originals are here) supposedly taken with the iPhone 4 5mpix camera. According to them those picture are untouched and come straight from the device taken in optimal condotions. If that’s indeed the case then all I can say is; wow. They just look awesome, there no blurring at the edges and no sharpening artifacts at all. Other companies like HTC, Samsung or LG can learn a thing or two because this thing is leagues better than what they are currently shipping. Here’s a sample from the upcoming LG Panther/ GW910 Windows Phone 7 device but the Nokia N8 is still the best I’ve seen so far (with its 12 Mpix sensor).
Check out some new samples (HD Video) here and an HTC EVO 4G vs iPhone 4 HD video comparison here
The boys at Engadget have posted of couple of pictures of the newly announced iPhone 4 vs the HTC EVO 4G. As you can see in the pictures above the iPhone 4 is definitely a lot thinner that the EVO 4G (which is already thicker that the HTC HD2 btw) but IMO the iPhone 4′s Retina…high resolution screen is a total waste given the 3.5 size of the display. Looking at the macro shots of both handset it’s clear that you can’t distinguish pixels on both screen. Apple does have better color calibration though. They’ve also upload a screen comparison video of the iPhone 4 vs the iPhone 3Gs (why not the HTC EVO 4G?):
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That’s right folks. You’ve already seen it before but it’s not official. Steve Jobs has just announced the iPhone 4. More to come….(image courtesy of Engadget). The device is only 9.3mm thick and features a super high resolution 3.5″ display composed of 326 pixels per inch… 960×640, 800:1 contrast and IPS panel. The iPhone 4 features the Apple A4 SoC found in the iPad and will feature up to 32gb of storage. The device also has a 5Mpix camera with backlit sensor and LED flash and is capableof shotting 720P videos at 30fps. THe other new features a the inclusion of a 3-axis Gyroscope.
iPhone OS 4 has now been renamed iOS 4. iOS is now a platform just like OSX. Many new iOS based deviecees will probably come out of Apple in the coming years (devices other than Tablets and Phones..). Bing is now a search engine option alongside Yahoo and Google (still default). The iPhone will also featur video chat but only through Wifi. It will be available in Black & White for $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB launching June 2′th (pre-orders start June 15th)
That’s for now. Will post my thoughts later tonight.
I usually don’t post about Apple related news here and am mainly focused on Windows Phone 7 and Android lately but every-time Apple announces a new product there’s no denying that it has a massive impact on the industry. That’s why I’ll probably post some thoughts later on about the new iPhone HD or iPhone 4G (if that’s the name..) some of the other announcement that Steve Jobs is going to make in less than an hour at WWDC in San Fransisco. It’s also highly probable that I will get my hands-on the new device once its released (it’s always good to know what you are talking about especially when you are mainly focused on the competition).