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Cell Phone Comparisons
Apple iPhone 4 vs. Vizio Via Phone

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January 13th, 2011


Vizio has come on strong in the consumer electronics industry in the past few years with its value-priced flat-panel TVs. Recently, the company has been branching out to other entertainment products, such as a Blu-ray player. Many in the industry were suprised when Vizio recently announced a new cell phone, the Vizio Via Phone, which sports some interesting capabilities. Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 4 remains an icon in the wireless industry and will probably see renewed interest now that it will be supported by Verizon Wireless as well as long-time partner AT&T. How does the reigning giant Apple iPhone 4 compare to the upstart Vizio Via Phone?

Vizio Via Phone Apple iPhone 4  
Vizio Via Phone Apple iPhone 4
Wirefly’s Price
(as of publish date)
Not yet available Not sold by Wirefly
Carrier Not yet announced AT&T/Verizon Wireless
Operating System Android 2.3 Apple iOS4
Interface Android

Apple iOS4

Display 4″, resolution not available 3.5″ TFT LCD, 640 x 960 pixels
Data Speed 3G 3G HSDPA/CDMA
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
GPS Not known aGPS
Mobile Hotspot Not known No (AT&T); Optional (Verizon)
Camera Not yet known 5-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera Yes Yes; 640 x 480 pixels
Video Capture Yes; 720p HD Yes; 720p HD
Apps Android Market Apple iTunes
Music Player Yes Yes
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 No
Storage Space Not yet known 16GB or 32GB onboard, no memory slot
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery Replaceable; size not known Lithium-ion, non-replaceable
Processor 1 GHz processor 1 GHz A8 processor
Memory RAM: Not yet known RAM: 512MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight Not known 4.8 oz
Dimensions Not known 4.5″ x 2.3″ x 0.4″

Key Differences

  • Display: The Vizio Via Phone has a 4-inch display, but little else is known about the display. The display on the Apple iPhone 4 is 3.5 inches, and the iPhone 4 leads the wireless industry with its 640 x 960-pixel resolution, a dot-pitch so fine that Apple refers to it as a “retina” display.
  • Operating system: The Vizio Via Phone will run Android 2.3, and will include functions to control a Vizio TV and other entertainment devices. The iPhone 4 is currently delivered with Apple’s iOS4.2 operating system. Apple has provided continuous upgrades to the iPhone’s operating system, and Android 2.3 is the latesst version of Google’s popular open operating system.
  • Processor and RAM: The Vizio Via Phone is expected to have a 1GHz processor. The Apple iPhone 4 has an A8 processor clocking in at 1GHz. The iPhone 4 has 512MB of RAM.
  • Keyboard: Both the Vizio Via Phone and the Apple iPhone 4 have on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboards.
  • Storage Space: Vizio has not yet announced the memory that will ship with the Via Phone. The Apple iPhone 4 is available in either 16GB or 32GB models, but it does not have a memory card slot for expansion.
  • Camera: The Apple iPhone 4 has a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash, and can record 720p HD video. The camera specifications for the Vizio Via Phone have not yet been announced, but it will have front- and rear-facing cameras, and will be able to record 720p HD video.
  • Battery life: The battery in the Vizio Via Phone is not yet known. The Apple iPhone 4 has a built-in lithium-ion battery that is not user-replaceable.


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