3 Reasons That I should Not Buy iPhone 4 & Wait for iPhone 5!!!

iPhone 4 Camera 5-Megapixel

To iPhone 4 or to not iPhone 4?

Should I get iPhone 4 or not? I have been thinking about this for the last few weeks ever since the launching of iPhone 4 in Malaysia.

Finally after doing endless researching on pros and cons of iPhone 4 and also the future features of iPhone 5, I have decided not to buy iPhone 4 now. I will wait for iPhone 5.

Certainly you want to know the reasons right? Here are the reasons:

Reason #1: The Antenna Issue

iPhone 4 antenna issues resolved

Good way to solve the iPhone 4 antenna issues. Haha. (Credit: gizmodo.com)

It’s pretty obvious. The antenna issue is real and we are experiencing it here in Malaysia too. You cannot grip the iPhone 4 with your left hand and it will cause your signal to drop.

Who wants to buy a defect smartphone, right? (We can use a bumper case to solve this problem right? That’s what I was thinking until I found out about the glass problem. Read Reason #2)

Reason #2: The iPhone 4 glass casing.

iPhone 4 Glass Casing Cracked

iPhone 4 glass casing is easier to crack compared to iPhone 3GS.

There have been many reports about the iPhone 4 glass breakages. Don’t believe it? Try googling it. You will be suprised.

Apple claimed that iPhone 4’s glass is 30 times stronger than plastic but many users are saying the opposite. Although the glass material adds more sexiness to the iPhone 4 but, let’s face it, glass is definitely easier to break than plastic.

This one got me worried. We might drop our phones accidentally right? Imagine all the trouble to send yout iPhone to service and being billed an  enourmous amount of $$$ to fix this defect, not mentioning about your heartbreak, seeing cracked glass in your iPhone 4 ? This reason severely killed off my desire of buying iPhone 4.

iPhone 4 yellow blob

Yellow blob in iPhone 4 screen. Some are even worse.

Another issue is that the yellowing of the front glass screen. After googling it, I found out that the yellowing is just a part of the process of chemical reactions which will wear off after longer usage. This is not a big issue. Should your yellowing does not stop, claim your warranty.

Reason #3: Hardware

The iPhone lacked a few key hardware features that other smartphones are offering like HTC Evo 4G’s HDMI Output and mobile WIFI Hotspot & 4.3″ Screen or Motorola Droid X’s 8 megapixel camera. The competition is fierce and I hope to see more hardware improvement in iPhone 5.

HTC Evo 4G. I’m lovin it!!!

Personally speaking, when I first saw the review of HTC Evo 4G, I was falling for it instead of iPhone. Imagine that you can just play your favorite HD video in your phone by just connecting the HDMI to your TV. How cool is that? And another thing that attracts me the most is the mobile WIFI hotspot functionality, which allows up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 4G network. It will certainly saves me a lot of $$$ in terms of data subscriptions. Lastly, the 4.3″ screen and the 8 megapixel camera. It’s just too awesome.

Sadly, HTC Evo 4G will take a long long time to come to Malaysia due to the slowness of our Malaysian telco companies to upgrade their technologies. :-(

iPhone-4 VS iPhone 3GS

Which is sexier? iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS? For me, if I can get a combination of both, that will be sexier.

OK. Back to iPhone 4. I still think that iPhone 3GS is sexier than iPhone 4. Hopefully we can see the same or improved design based on iPhone 3GS.

With that, I concluded my reasons of not buying iPhone 4 and I shall wait for iPhone 5.

iPhone 4 is like when Apple started to launch iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G. It’s still unstable. After that, Apple released a more stable iPhone which is iPhone 3GS. So hopefully, iPhone 5 will be like iPhone 3GS. Stable but with more software and hardware improvements.

iPhone 5 Design (Courtesy @ designedbyitem.com). This is way sexier than iPhone 4. Hoepfully we can see something like this in iPhone 5.

What’s your say? Let me hear it. Leave your comments/reviews about iPhone 4.

To iPhone 4 or not to iPhone 4?

No. It’s iPhone 5 or maybe HTC Evo 4G?

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9 Responses

  1. Jarod says:

    I totally disagree with your review on the iphone 4. I personally owned one and your reason 1 and 2 are only hearsays. Buy one before you really blog abt it.

  2. admin says:

    Congrats for having an iPhone. You can disagree or agree with my point of views. It’s your freedom. The reasons that I gave are true and it’s not hearsay, please google it and check it out. Do your homework before giving comments. As my post title says, I am going to wait for iPhone 5, so, no point to buy one (unless Maxis or Digi gives me one unit for review) just to blog about it. You can read else where if you need any more information.

  3. Tim says:

    found ur post from google..
    there are pro and cons for every phones.
    But one of the main advantages are iphone’s apps.
    No others OS come cross…
    Andriod do have tons of apps, but popular one are mainly from iOS…
    I myself dont understand why the ppl love their iphone so much until i tried it myself (3GS then now ip4)
    Its best if u get a phone to try it for a week… then decide…
    (dont tell me me u have play with ur fren/relatives’s iphone)
    It’s different ….

  4. johnkhor says:

    thanks for visiting my blog!!!
    I bought an iPhone 3gs for my girlfriend in 2009 and she immediately fell in love with it. She was an Apple convert. Purchased MacBook for her at around RM5K++. So, I don’t have to play or borrow from my friends or relatives.
    I love iPhones but I would like to wait for a problem-free phone. I was about to buy iPhone 4 until I stumbled upon all the information above. Now, I will wait until iPhone 5. 8 more months to go. (have to wait for official release in Malaysia) :-(

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thx 4 d review. Now I’m waiting!!! Abt 4-5 months 2 go according 2 d estimate!!:)

  6. The Awesome says:

    Totally awesome review love it but what i dont get is why you compare its sexiness!! But anyway I will be waiting for the iPhone5 to come out!!!

  7. johnkhor says:

    Thanks for reading too… I think iPhone 5 will come to Malaysia around Sept – Oct 2011. Hopefully iPhone 5 price will be cheaper than iPhone 4.

  8. johnkhor says:

    Haha. Thanks for the compliment. Will do more reviews in the future. I love sexy gadgets. Don’t like business type gadgets. So, that’s why I compared its sexiness. Seems like iPhone 5 will have almost the same design like iPhone 4 only larger screen size. I am also waiting for iPhone 5!!! When will iPhone 5 come to Malaysia?

  9. Chris Anderson says:

    We have have the iPhone 4 ,3Gs? 16GB and 32GB, in stock for sale at affordable prices.

    iPhone 3G 8GB Cost……..US$250
    iPhone 3G 16GB Cost…….US$300
    iPhone 3Gs 16GB Cost……US$350
    iPhone 3Gs 32GB Cost……US$400
    iPhone 4G 16GB Cost…….US$500
    iPhone 4G 32GB Cost…….US$600

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    1. Complete accessories(Well packed and sealed in original company box)
    2. Unlocked / sim free.
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