Excerpt: The disappointment that accompanied the announcement of an iPhone 4S last week was largely because it didn’t look much different to an iPhone 4. With all of the pre-launch hype about a completely redesigned ‘iPhone 5’ with a larger screen and perhaps a more robust case, that disappointment is perhaps understandable.
Pros: Powerful processor and stunning graphics performance, Faster download speeds, industry leading 8MP camera, Siri personal assistant, new iOS 5 features and iCloud support, Ability to export video to external displays
Cons: Looks very similar to the iPhone 4, No LTE (4G network) support
Conclusion: Even though Apple iPhone 4S stays miles ahead of its predecessor and other smartphones, the Apple people were all the more conscious to deliver extra talktime on 3G. Though on the Wi-Fi, the battery life is 10% less and has a 33% less standby time, it won’t affect your user experience.
Pros: Lightning fast processor, Whole new Siri, Stunning camera, Wireless sync facility
Excerpt: Camera operation has been improved to make image-taking easier; the volume-up button on the side of the body lets you hold and shoot much like you would with a compact, and there's the option of double-tapping the menu button to access the camera straight from the locked screen. Both of these features have been made available to existing iPhone 4 users with an update to the iOS 5 operating system, however two new features not included on the iPhone 4 is full HD video...
Excerpt: Two years is a long time in the world of smartphones. The iPhone design hasn’t changed since June 2010, when the iPhone 4 was announced. It was followed by the iPhone 4S in October 2011, which made internal upgrades but kept the same exterior design. You don’t change a winning formula, but is it any wonder that in some respects it’s starting to look a little old hat?
Pros: Clean, fast interface, class-leading audio, video looks great, iTunes and App store
Cons: Screen is small, colours lack punch, closed garden of iTunes
Summary: Apple’s latest iPhone is billed as ‘the most amazing iPhone yet’ and it’s difficult to disagree. While retaining the design and fantastic retina display of the award winning iPhone 4 , the 4S brings improved performance, one of the best cameras in the business and new innovations like the virtual assistant ‘Siri’.
Pros: Premium design and build, Smooth, simple interface, First class camera
Cons: ‘Siri’ still needs polish, Relatively few customisation options
Conclusion: Overall this smartphone is a power hungry beast. With its A5 processor everything seems so fast and smooth from playing games to surfing the web. The new camera is the best camera I have used on a smartphone and Siri is just a pleasure to use, this really is a new way to experience mobile phone technology. If you’re looking for one of the fastest smart-phones on the market with a brilliant camera and a beautiful operating system then this is the phone for you.
Summary: The Apple iPhone 4S is more a running upgrade to the popular iPhone 4: read our Apple iPhone 4S review to discover the faster dual-core processor, better camera and optics and new antennae – UPDATED 2 DECEMBER 2011