Review: iPhone 4
Replying to: Didn't Like Design?! by Tamarai
Wow... can't believe you were so down on the design. The feel of the glass and metal gives me the perception of a fine watch. I've suffered through many a creaking battery door, 'soft-touch' devices where the rubbery stuff rubs away with use, and just plain cheap feeling. The T-Mobile G1 probably wins in the poorest of build quality for a smartphone.
The iPhone-4 though is the best -- I've never held a device that felt so rich. Elegance oozes from the look and feel of the device. I got one of the overpriced bumpers, which in their own right are quite well designed and built, but when it's on, I miss that metal band -- hate to cover it up, though the iPhone looks great with that as well.
I'd say this device needs protection when out and about, but naked when at home for full appreciation of the device. Speck has announced their Candyshell line for the iPhone-4 -- that should do it ;)
It's form over function. Drop the phone from even a low height, and that 'fine glass' you're so fond of will shatter very, very easily.
And don't even get me started on the genius who decided to wrap the antenna around the edges of the phone.
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