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