Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The iPhone 4 vs The iPod Touch: A Video Comparison

The iPod Touch is basically an iPhone without the telephony, but apart from that particular missing feature, just how do the similarly looking devices actually compare? Well, that's what wanted to know, and as you can see from their videos, above and below, there are definitely some differences.

Even though they might both appear to be identical at first glance, a closer examination reveals differences, such as their physical sizes, with the iPod Touch being dramatically slimmer than its already slim and more expensive big brother, the iPhone 4.

Below, you can see the difference between the iPhone and the Touch's video recording abilities, and even though both feature a Retina Display, the iPhone 4 features somewhat better quality because its displays uses IPS technology, which boasts vastly better viewing angles.

As this speed boot test also clearly shows, neither device can hold a candle to that of the iPad when it comes to startup times, with the latter device easily trouncing both the Touch and the iPhone.

Even though it doesn't have the slimmest form factor, the iPhone 4 nonetheless offers far better overall specs, and particularly when it comes to its display and camera functions. Of course, the iPhone is a more expensive device overall and that goes especially when considering that it also requires an even more expensive subscription contract to go along with it. This makes me think of the iPhone 4 as being more of an adult device and the iPod Touch as being more of a device aimed specifically at children, or namely teenagers, who actually comprise the majority of Touch users, or some 70 percent.

All-in-all, in conclusion, both devices are top-notch devices that to many are clearly the top in their respected categories. Clearly, however, the iPhone 4 and the new Touch are not quite the same as first glance might seem to indicate, but either way, you can't really go wrong with either one.

And that's my 2 cents 4 this Wednesday, September 15, 2010


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