iPhone 4G vs. Dell Streak: Specification Comparison

Maybe a better comparison should be between the new Dell Streak and the Apple iPad but we thought we’d do it slightly different and place the Dell Streak up against the next generation iPhone, the iPhone 4G in a specifications comparison for you.

So to start off, the new Dell Streak packs some serious specs for a 5 inch Android based tablet, 3G connectivity, 5 inch WVGA Gorilla Glass instant-on touch screen display which has a 16:9 ratio optimisation, runs Android 1.6 OS but apparently will gain an Android update with Flash 10.1 later in the year, 5 megapixel camera with front facing lens, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS with real-time Google Maps, 1GHz processor, web browser with multi-touch support, and comes with a 16GB microSD card preloaded and expandable up to 32GB.

So what about the next generation iPhone, well obviously any specs on the device haven’t actually been confirmed as yet by Apple but we should hopefully have it all confirmed during the Worldwide Developer Conference 2010. However, here’s what the iPhone 4G is rumoured to include spec wise…

The iPhone 4G will supposedly pack a 3.5 inch display with LED backlit glossy widescreen multi-touch and FFS and IPS tech, and fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, tap to focus tech, 720p HD video recording, video and photo geo-tagging, and a 2 megapixel front facing camera for iChat, assisted GPS, Bluetooth, A4 1GHz processor, and 16GB/32GB/64GB versions.

Size wise between the two devices there not a great deal in it with the iPhone 4G measuring 115.5 x 58.7 x 9.4mm, while the Dell Streak measures 152.5 x 79.2 x 9.9mm. So there it is a comparison between the iPhone 4G and dell Streak specs, so which will you be purchasing?


37 thoughts on “iPhone 4G vs. Dell Streak: Specification Comparison”

    1. cbstian says:

      that is not true!! the streak it so much better on that way… I mean about the battery life its really good one, Iphone wont be able to kill it… and on my way, I really preffer the streak size than the really small iphone size…

  1. Rhonin says:

    After having used the 3GS for a year, I am looking forward to moving on to an Android device.
    While the HTC units look very nice, this Dell device has mnost certainly piqued my interest.
    Power, expandable memory, removable battery (one of my main iPhone gripes), and a 5" screen.
    Not to mention I no longer have to jailbreak a device to get functions I want.

    Thinking about moving to the Dell,

  2. Will says:

    Personally the removeable battery and the screen size are something I’ve been wanting for years. Also im using a windows mobile device and love the fact that it i have never had to jailbreak it. android just does this better. i have stayed away from the iphone because of the strict controls and any touch screen device because the virtual keypad is just to small. the fact that i can take my current 16gb sd card and use it is also a major plus. im just hpoing that with skype i will be able to make video calls finally. ive ben wanting that for years too. the fact thats dell worries me a little but i think i’,m going to have to take a chance on this one

    1. applepal says:

      Being a Dell worries me also. However, the larger screen size and the ability to video chat, plus removable battery is pushing me to give this Streak a try. Never thought I'd say that.

  3. Gav says:

    I've been waiting for the new iPhone for a while, and then the Streak hits the market… I'm seriously tempted by the Streak – but can't help thinking the battery life will be atrocious. They have bundled a car charger as well as a wall charger which is very nice of Dell – but is that because they know you'll get as much life out of it as one of their laptops…..?!? Eek!

  4. Jason says:

    If it had been any other company but Dell it might be interesting …… I would class myself as a Teccie so Android should be of interest (also a Nokia N900 Maemo O/s should be right yup my street as a former Nokia user) but I'm fed having to wait for constant updates to add functionality (and if you buy the wrong Android phone you may not get say 2.2). Just make an O/S that's stable and works and then do a major upgrade a while down the line. I find the current iPhone UI to work exactly as advertised and the specialist Apps I use also work as you would expect – no glitches, crashes or other weird problems. My iPhone has only had a hiccup once in 12 months with mobile safari locking up and a restart of the phone sorted that out – I usually hammer it every day (and filled 11 pages of apps). Nuff said.

  5. I had a brief play wit the "Steak" lol today, as a current HTC HD2 user I'm impressed. Only concern is battery life. I killed the HD2's battery the other day in under three hours using the camera and Google Maps.

    The Streak has 25% more screens but the same number of pixels (800×480) so all thing being equal it needs a 25% bigger battery for the same performance. It looked like AMOLED with the classic blurry but readable text as at high zoom levels and nice colour clarity. The "Home" screen has a bunch of useful switches (bottom right) for all the battery draining wireless tech. It's a Google phone and Chrome seemed as fully featured as it's PC incarnation (I didn't try Flash).

    As a 3GS replacement you don't have to worry about a lack of Flash and Aplle's Foxconn team working their employees to death (or protecting their IP with murder if you're feeling really cynical). I'm not a great fan of Dell's desktop PCs, too much proprietary/OEM stuff inside for the average gamer or power user but this seems like a solid portable internet appliance.

  6. kamakula says:

    A review of the Streak indicates under moderate use, the Dell Streak's battery lasts 10 hours. Bigger screen does not always = bigger power consumption. Smart hardware and software can make a big difference. Moderate us = WIFI on, playing music constantly in the background, video watching and web surfing (obviously not playing music while watching video). Check out the engadget review for more details: http://bit.ly/d9mBVM

  7. Kaleena says:

    The streak has ATROCIOUS battery life. Unbelievably short, even when power is switched off (as I use it only for data). And it seems to require constant charging/attached to the charger at all times.

    Tablets are meant to be highly portable. The poor battery life makes this impossible. I would consider iPhone 4 just because of this.

    1. MKB says:

      Ah the joys of giving people multi-tasking devices..

      Try switching off some apps when you're done with them.. battery might last a bit longer. 🙂

      1. dwb790 says:

        Kaleena is right. I think my streak is brilliant but the battery life is poor. Taken the edge off what is a pefect device for anyone who want to deal in data and make a phone call every so often

    2. CDW says:

      What a load of rubish, I've ha dthe dell for a week now and even wifi, 3g, playing games, e-mails, FB etc, it will last a day.
      Yes if you have everything turned on at the same time you can kill it, but why do you need everything turned on…..
      Complete PICNIC!!!!
      Dell is great, if you can live with the size, get one, if you can't then Iphone 4, simples.

  8. dell streak 5 had this item since 6/6/2010
    gorrila screen great but poor silky scratchy plastic surrounding it. wicked android features as per norm, battery life average,depends on 3g usage,constant streaming = couple of hours,but you can change battery which is a great option.
    dell streak chargers can only be bought via dell so far at a usually high price, nice hdmi connector available at £60 odd, cant recall any dell item for streak under £40 this to me is a scam..
    hope they bring 2.2 for it very soon this should change certain flaws as posted elsewhere.
    overall 8/10
    no comment on iphone don't like putting a fruit to my ear :@)

  9. sarah says:

    you have an airplane mode you can use to prolong the life of the battery …. so that could be your problem of the battery dying 🙂 I love my Dell streak and was a HTC phone lover before …. boooo to the I phone and Well done Dell 🙂

  10. sargera says:

    been testiung a friends android
    more of a clone to iOS
    but somewhat edgy feeling
    i type a message with it
    with the iphone
    it feels more natural
    like on a ipad
    waiting for streak to indonesia

  11. John says:

    I got the Streak and I love it! Only thing is the battery life sucks but what the hell, you can get just an extra battery and charger for your office or whatever and it's fine. But the flexibility and screen size will put other phones to shame.

  12. mikej says:

    I've had both! there's NO contest between these two, everything the Streak does, it does better than the iphone, the screen and speed of everything makes the iphone look and feel sadly outdated, which is what it is.

  13. I reviewed the Streak recently and the iPhone4 and would tend to agree with mikej except: –
    The iPhone4 is better when used as a mobile phone and the streak looks more like your holding a netbook up to your ear. Kind of like the old old old Nokia handsets!

  14. chris says:

    just encountered the new dell streak, touchscreen 9/10 software o/s 6/10 camera 7/10 battery life 3/10 ( full charge 10pm 27% left by 7am, phone not in use+on standby) menu,windows 9/10,media 9/10 overall i like the dell but the size is quite off putting. stand it next to a pint pot and the Dell is 1.25 inch smaller, which in phone terms is huge, but as most handsets seem to be heading the tablet way it is perfect, it has a good ergonomic design and fits nicely in your hands,
    PS. just as good as iphone 4 but with better web visibility

  15. Tyler says:

    I personally have a Droid X, which has a large screen as does the Dell. However, if comparing the Dell to the iPhone, I would choose the Dell. People decide to go with iPhones, typically because of the name. Compare the specs and you will see why choosing the Android operating systems crushes that of the iPhone.

  16. logan says:

    good review. i like my new streak. it’s easy to manuever and the apps are fun. it’s got great games and it helps me with my business. great unlocked cell phones. the wifi and email are great for keeping in touch with my clients. my wife and daughter love theirs for the games. keeps em quiet in the car seems some people have a problem with the size but i’m ok with it. much better than my tiny unlocked blackberry phones. anyways i got 3 and i like it. ipad was too big and my old pearl was a little ant compared to this. also got my phone unlocking and blackberry unlock codes for free! got my last couple streaks at unlockthatphone.com pretty good. 2 thumbs up on this device.

  17. a m says:

    i,ve had the dell streak for 6 months or so its been repaired twice 2nd time was unrepairable but i still want anothr one. insurance have paid out £399 to replace it, should i bu another one or can anyone recomend another android with a god satnav aswell as everything else?

    1. peter says:

      do you know if the apple ip[hone charger will charge the dell streak ?
      the guys have left the dell streak charger in russia and doing a demo tomorrow in London !!!!

    1. Ian says:

      Lol, you mean still 3G? 3GS is still running at 3G HSPDA speeds, the "S" stands for "Speed" which is relating to software improvements and better internal components, not network connecton. But I do thank you for being one of the few people to call it the Iphone 4, not the Iphone 4G. It isn't even 3.5G HSPDA + capable, let alone 4G!

  18. I have a 2nd generation IPhone and have been having a lot of glitches with the software. I’m told it’s because the updated software doesn’t work that well with the older phones. Id like 2 try the Android software with the new Dell streak. However, I hear the next iPhone will have many of the streaks capabilities and more. Does anyone know if that’s true, and if so, when is it coming out?

  19. wave 80 says:

    i have a 5" dell streak that i use on t-mobile and i'm trying to figure out how to make the phone 3g or 4 g capabile instead of the edge service i get ? any suggestion's ?

  20. just4funUk says:

    Well i had a iphone 2G for approx 18 months and replaced it with a Dell Streak. There where a couple of issues i had with the streak. But i have found apps that remove these issues. The built in browser has been replaced with Dolphin HD. This browser is brilliant as you can assign gestures drawn on the screen to load websites. I have also found the streak battery time better when surfing compared to the iphone 2G. The battery charges quick when plugged into the dell charger.less than two hours to full charge. This is great if you only have a small window to charge but will there be a cost. Only time will tell.

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