Verizon iPhone reviews have been coming in, and they are largely positive. Those Verizon iPhone reviews should have AT&T worried about slumping sales in the near future, especially from those customers who have been looking to possibly move to a new network. The new Verizon iPhone just went on sale through pre-orders on Thursday, Feb. 3, and already the buzz is growing beyond expectations.
According to Edward C. Baig at USA Today, the new Verizon iPhone gets a grade of 3 3/4 stars out of four possible That is an extremely good score, and he calls the Apple iPhone 4 the best-of-breed smartphone on the market right now. Grading the new iPhone, Baig stated that it presents a sharp display, good battery life, a handsome and thin design, and it has HD video recording. The cons included no support for Flash Web video, a battery that can’t be removed, and no simultaneous voice and data. Baig has also called the combination of the iPhone 4 and Verizon Wireless a formidable dream team in the market.
The New York Times also gave a review of the new Verizon iPhone 4, even though it won’t be on the network until Feb. 10. They also gave a positive review, summing up what many people are feeling in one simple sentence. David Pogue stated that, “To answer everyone’s question, the Verizon iPhone is nearly the same as AT&T’s iPhone 4 – but it doesn’t drop calls.” That’s the main reason many AT&T customers have become frustrated with the current network: The iPhone drops calls more often than cell phones they have used in the past.
There are iPhone users who may never experience problems on the AT&T network, and that is really the case with every cell phone ever made. Many have experienced those problems with dropped calls, and others have been unable to find service in areas where AT&T claims to provide coverage. We investigated those claims with the iPhone 3GS and indeed found coverage holes that AT&T wasn’t admitting to. Now with the revelation of the Verizon iPhone 4, everyone wants to know if it is going to work better than AT&T’s version, or if they are going to be getting roughly the same product.
The main take-aways from all the reviews is that users have enjoyed having the phone on the Verizon network with a few caveats. Everyone is stating the Verizon iPhone drops fewer calls, but the network is slower than the one that AT&T has working on their iPhones. Some have gone as far as suggesting that the Verizon network could slow down even more if many people suddenly jump on it Feb. 10, but Verizon has long claimed that they are well prepared for an influx of customers. Now those potential customers have to decide if the slower network is worth never dropping another call.