iPhone 4 vs iPod Touch 4G

A while back I wrote a post expressing my view on the iPod Touch. It was becoming so very like the iPhone that the two were almost being seen as one, I couldn’t see why you would buy just an iPod Touch when you could get the iPhone which has the same, albeit it with a little higher specs.

This was before the iPod Touch 4th generation was officially announced, and now that it has, I believe it only strengthens my case. The latest iPod Touch generation is almost identical to the current iPhone 4. It sports the same A4 processor, a gyroscope, 2 cameras, Face Time, 720p Video recording and the rest. It’s almost identical, the only thing that sets it apart from the iPhone 4 is it’s a different design, with no GPS or Phone features, other than that the specs are the same (also has less ram) .

So for the two devices that have the same specs, how do they compare when you put them up head to head against each other. Well we already know that the retina display on the iPod Touch 4 isn’t actually as good as that on the iPhone 4. Both displays pack the full 326 pixels per inch, but the iPhone 4 has better viewing angles thanks to IPS technology.

The camera on the iPod Touch also appears to have darker colors and stronger contrast when compared to the iPhone 4. Interestingly, while the iPhone 4 has double the ram of the iPod Touch, it’s still slower when it comes to start up times, with the iPad coming in at 19.04 seconds. Next was the fourth-generation iPod touch, which took 26.40 seconds to start, followed by the iPhone 4 at 28.64 seconds. Last year’s iPhone 3GS started in 32.80 seconds.

There’s a whole load more video comparisons carried out by http://www.letemsvetemapplem.eu/ who compare the iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPhone 4, iPad and the iPhone 3GS. Check them out below

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7 Responses to iPhone 4 vs iPod Touch 4G

  1. Queenjoe86 September 27, 2010 at 2:40 am #

    Compared with the two device, I’ll choose iphone, iphone is more better than ipod touch, albeit it with a little higher specs.
    (The iPhone 4 tempting features, HD Video Recording and reviews:
    http://ifunia.com/iphone-column/index.html )
    but to somebody else, they may choose ipod touch on stand.

    • Sdi September 27, 2010 at 4:20 am #

      but its double the price

      • iIiIiIi February 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

        iphone is 3,2x more expensive. Iphone 4 32gb £749.99, Ipod touch 4 32gb £227.60 on Amazon

  2. Xiao A September 27, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    touch with iphone, although the two are similar in function, but there still are a gap on the performance .While new iPod can take 720p HD video like the iPhone 4, its still camera is limited to less than a megapixel. Both the front facing and rear facing video cameras (yes, it has FaceTime) also lack automatic focusing features so your pictures will not look as good as they would on a standalone camera or the new iPhone. While the new iPod touch does get the Retina Display of the iPhone 4, it lacks IPS technology that makes the screen easier to read from different angles. It also has a lower quality speaker than the iPhone 4, even so , but I think The ipod touch’s features are not inferior to iphone 4, which is inevitable, as the price gap between them is huge. I choice to buy a ipod touch , the reason is basic on their price , at the same time , I also download a Aneesoft free ipod video converter ..
    aneesoft.com/win-ipod-video-converter.html

  3. Free iPod Touch 4G September 27, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    well now we have the new apple peel to turn the ipod touch into a phone. not sure if it will work fully though lol.
    i will get one as i was lucky enough to get a Free iPod Touch 4G from the guys at http://www.freeipodtouch4g.co.uk

  4. Tonybalaveloz October 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    its have a microphone! if you get wifi you can have a phone using skype etc

  5. omar February 12, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    well who wins ? lol also umm i saw a speed test on youtube,both devices have the same speed sometimes the ipod touch 4G would open something a split second faster or sometimes the iphone 4 would open something a split second faster so if u wanna pick an iphone 4 or an ipod touch 4G you’ll get the same speed of the other device, the camera is pretty good too on the ipod touch 4G and the ipod touch 4G is for people who want the iphone 4 without having monthly fees or at&t bills or whatever but mostly it’s targeted for kids and teens but overall it’s not a bad device ….so if u decide to get it you wont regret it.