iPhone 4 vs iPod touch (4th Generation)

While I’m waiting for my iPhone to be updated to iOS version 4.1, lets talk about the recently launched updated iPod touch. If you are thinking about getting the new 4th generation iPod touch with the expectation that it carries the same amount of firepower as the iPhone 4 sans mobile phone service, you’ll be a  little disappointed. While it is true that the iPod touch received similar upgrades like that of the iPhone 4, the way these upgrades were implemented will leave you wanting.

Anandtech has actually came up with a really comprehensive review on the 4th-gen iPod touch, and noted the way these upgrades were implemented. But rather than go through the rather long article, let me summarise things for you:

  1. While the iPhone 4 and iPod touch share the same A4 processor, the iPhone 4 has 512 MB of RAM (allowing it to run more apps in background), the iPod touch has just 256 MB of RAM.
  2. While the iPod touch gets the Retina Display update, the screen quality is a poorer than that of the iPhone 4.
  3. The iPod touch’s rear camera sensor is much poorer than the 5MP camera on the iPhone 4, and is missing the LED flash.

It doesn’t hurt to get the iPod touch as a handheld gaming console but like I said earlier, if you are expecting iPhone 4 performance (sans mobile phone service), think again. Read the Anandtech review over here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/3903/apples-ipod-touch-2010-review-not-a-poor-mans-iphone-4

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  1. IMCurtain.com September 9, 2010

    Nine Over Ten 9/10 » iPhone 4 vs iPod touch (4th Generation)…

    If you are thinking about getting the new 4th generation iPod touch with the expectation that it carries the same amount of firepower as the iPhone 4 sans mobile phone service, you’ll be a little disappointed…

  2. acura September 9, 2010

    The iPhone is Apple’s flagship product, that’s why they are offering inferior spec for the iPod. Since you’re spending so much $$$ anyway, why not add a little bit more and get the iPhone right? Also, when will the iPad get to our shores??

  3. ken September 10, 2010

    ipod touch is like iphon 4.. just without the phone right? =)

  4. tokyo_nights September 10, 2010

    @acura….not really though, the 3rd generation iPod touch and the iPhone 3G were introduced in the same year. And guess what? The iPod touch processor was faster than that of the 3G.

    @ken…again..not really though 🙂

  5. luke April 20, 2011

    the itouch fourth generation is more like a ds in a way. Alot of people just play on it. But if you want something that you can use to connect with friends more you should get the iphone 4.