My iPhone 4 arrived 2 days early!
Posted on 22 June 2010
Well, my iPhone 4 arrived 2 days early and caused a bit of buzz.
Was quite surprised this morning when my wife handed me a box from FedEx and it said “Assembled in China” on the side. I was actually expecting a few other FedEx / UPS deliveries, but not the iPhone for 2 more days.
Regarding activation; I simply powered it on, plugged it in, punched in the requested details from iTunes and it was up and running in about 15 seconds. I was able to immediately make and receive calls within seconds of activation, which was quite surprising. I feel bad for those who received it but are unable to activate theirs. That’s brutal.
Thus far the screen is brilliant and clear and almost has a surreal feel to it, the display is so crisp it simply looks fake. The phone is extremely thin, feels hefty and the sharp corners seem to make it a little easier to grip.
As for performance, you’d expect me to say that it is extremely snappy… and well, I have to say that it really is. The whole family has had a turn on it since it arrived and we all feel the exact same. It actually feels very much over powered from a performance perspective, everything is quick and smooth.
Call quality thus far is pretty frustrating, I’m having wide swings from full signal to absolutely nothing with more than 5 dropped calls so far. Hoping this doesn’t continue.
Battery is quite impressive, my son played Jelly Car 2 for about 45 minutes or so and depleted a measly 8% of the battery.
In regards to heat, it does feel a little warm, like hand-warmer warm… nothing serious.
The rear facing camera, which is by far one of the most popular features is just incredible, the videos and snapshots below don’t do it justice… I’m not a photographer so it’s easy to see why they look so amateurish.
The camera display while taking snapshots and recording video is breath taking, colors are amazing.
Over all, super-impressed.
I’ll include a number of pictures and some video here and a few links to the blogs that are posting them as well.
iPhone4 First Unboxing Pics
Vertical Indoors – iPhone 4 HD (720p) Video:
Horizontal Outdoors – iPhone 4 HD (720p) Video:
Another video outdoors, this time of a rabbit:
Another video of a tree (up close):
A low light video for all those asking for one:
iPhone 4 with Real Racing: