I absolutely love this device so I can comprehend why some may be questioning why I only gave it 4 stars, but I will elaborate on why I gave it for 4 stars later in the review.
First off, I would just like to state I upgraded from a second generation iPod Touch to a fourth generation and the difference was massive. The first thing that should strike you about this device is just its responsiveness. The upgrade in RAM and processor clearly show through, because the movements and load up times of applications and the iPod Touch itself are just so fluent and sleek . It's just so refreshing, because evidentially I had a 2nd gen iPod Touch which was lagging in speed so this upgrade has really impressed me.
Moving on from this, this iPod touch comes packed with a camera and what Apple claim to be 'HD recording'. The camera is very much welcomed and so is the HD recording. It just makes it more of a complete package and with the addition of a microphone, it finally enables me to be able to skype with people.
However, my first gripe with this device is in fact the quality of pictures. The device is just short of a 1MP camera. However, as long as you are not planning on printing off the pictures, that should suffice for your everyday needs. It's not a massive set back, but don't be expecting the best camera and recording experience ever, because it isn't.
Moving on from that though, the retina screen really boasts some fantastic clarity. I can zoom straight in and the letters still look fantastic. I can't fault the retina screen, it makes everything so crisp.
The browser is also noticeably faster. I can do most of my searching very quick and efficiently, which is also a delightful addition.
And finally, my final gripe with this device is its back. I hate the back mainly because of its susceptibility to scratching.It looks very sleek and sexy (if you can understand where I am coming from here), but it just scratches so much. I even have a backing on it and put it all safely away, but still has some scratches; albeit, they are minor scratches.
It also feels much lighter than before and slightly thinner.
In conclusion, this device still offers the greatness that the iPod Touch range has to offer. It packs much more than its predecessor and I would certainly recommend this to anyone. I would of loved to have given it a five star, but a true review would certainly not ignore its faults as well.