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iPhone 4 vs. Android’s Best: Spec Face-Off

We match Apple’s new iPhone 4 vs. the best Android phones on the market to see which comes out on top when they’re compared spec to spec.

The battle between Apple’s iPhone and Android is beginning to look a lot like the age-old battle between Macs and PCs, except playing out on the mobile market. We compared Apple’s latest phone, the iPhone 4, to some ofAndroid’s top dogs. This is strictly a comparison of specifications, without taking into account more subjective factors like user experience. So let’s get to it: Which phone comes out on top in the hardware war?

Spec comparison

Apple iPhone 4


Motorola Droid X

Google Nexus One

HTC Droid Incredible







Price (with 2 year contract)

16GB $199; 32GB $299





Display Size

3.5-inch Retina Display

4.3-inch WVGA OLED

4.3-inch WVGA

3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED

3.7-inch WVGA OLED

Display Resolution

640 x 960


480 x 854

480 x 800

480 x 800


Apple A4, 1GHz

Qualcomm QSD8650, 1 GHz

Texas Instruments ARM, 1 GHz

Qualcomm QSD8250, 1 GHz

Qualcomm QSD8650, 1 GHz


5 megapixels

8 megapixels

8 megapixels

5 megapixels

8 megapixels

Included Storage

16 or 32 GB

8 GB

24 GB (8 GB internal, 16 GB microSD)

4 GB

8 GB

Expandable (Max) Storage


32 GB microSD

40 GB (8 GB internal, up to 32 GB microSD)

32 GB microSD

16 GB microSD

Battery (Talk Time)

420 minutes

360 minutes

480 minutes

420 minutes

312 minutes

Battery (Standby)

300 hours


220 hours

250 hours

146 hours


137 grams

170 grams

155 grams

130 grams

130 grams


115.2 mm

121.9 mm

127.5 mm

119 mm

117.6 mm


58.6 mm

66 mm

65.5 mm

59.8 mm

58.4 mm


9.3 mm

12.7 mm

9.9 mm

11.5 mm

11.9 mm

July 2, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | , , , , , | 1 Comment

iPhone 4

EVOLUTION: Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the new iPhone 4 at the Apple World wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday. Photo: AP

Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the new iPhone 4 at the Apple World wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday.

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs unveiled the latest version of the company’s vaunted iPhone on Monday, hoping to beat back growing competition from phones running Google’s Android operating system.

Mr. Jobs described the phone as, “beyond a doubt, the most precise thing and one of the most beautiful things we’ve ever made” before highlighting a number of its new features.The latest iPhone 4.

Faster than the previous model

Mr. Jobs said the new phone is thinner and faster that the previous iPhone. Boasting a smaller, more efficient chip, the A4, it also has better battery life, allowing seven hours of talking, 10 hours of web browsing and 300 hours of standby.

The iPhone 4 boasts cameras on both the front and the back of its glass and stainless steel body to facilitate picture taking and video chat. Mr. Jobs said a new feature called FaceTime allows video chat over wifi with no setup required. The main 5 megapixel camera also records high-definition video.

The display of the iPhone 4 is also upgraded, featuring four times as many pixels as its predecessor.

The phone will be released in the U.S. on June 24 and will cost 199 dollars for a 16 GB model and 299 dollars for a 32 GB model. It will come in both white and black cases.

In a move aimed at undercutting Google’s dominance in search, Apple has added a search option from Microsoft’s Bing search engine.

“Microsoft has done a real nice job on this,” Mr. Jobs said.

The iPhone accounts for over 40 per cent of Apple’s revenue and the company has sold more than 50 million units since launching the device in 2007. The previous version, the iPhone 3GS went on sale in June 2009.

June 9, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | , | Leave a comment