We got an iPhone 4 sighting earlier courtesy of Mr. Art Samaniego of the Manila Bulletin. Too bad I didn’t have a decent camera with me, just the one from an HTC phone.
The iPhone 4 looks really nice in the flesh which should be of no surprise when looking at an Apple product. I was able to witness its retina display side-by-side with the Samsung Galaxy S’ Super AMOLED and the verdict? Super AMOLED looks more vibrant and clear from afar but the retina display looks sharper in viewing distance.
Contrary to what most people believe about the iPhone 4’s crappy reception due to its poor antenna design, this unit didn’t have any of those problems. Art said that the first batch of iPhone 4’s are the ones that have a buggy reception.
I’m not a fan of the iPhone 3G but I’m now a fan of the iPhone 4.
Getting an unlocked iPhone 4 and a microSIM
So how did Art get an iPhone 4 with a Globe sim considering that Globe’s available microSIM is made for the iPad (data only)? Buy an unlocked phone from the UK Apple Store which costs around Php35,000. Then cut your regular sim card to microSIM size. Yep, the only difference between a regular sim and a microSIM is the size so cutting it with an Xacto knife or even a scissor is an easy solution.
More photos of the same iPhone 4 can be found on techie.com.ph. Check out Art’s review in the Manila Bulletin this Monday.