Summary: An upgraded processor, an improved antenna, and an all-new camera into the iPhone 4S. The other big story, or should we say, the bigger story with the iPhone 4S is the iOS 5 software upgrade and the voice-controlled personal assistant called Siri.
Pros: Innovative Siri personal assistant, Fast dual-core processor, Shoots amazing photos and videos, World Phone capabilities
Cons: Costly, No flash integration, Outdated contacts menu
Summary: Contrary to what the general opinion suggests, the upgrades are significant. While the dual core processor may not give the illusion of the extra power when compared to the 4 in most usage scenarios, but the moment you open HD games, you know what you have spent the extra money for!
Excerpt: iPhone 4S Review It’s 8:25PM, December 15, 2011 as I start writing this review. Normally there would be nothing special about this day but for today the Philippines Twitterverse is getting flooded with tweets about Apple’s iPhone 4S. Why?
HTC Rezound vs the iPhone 4S – Apple’s device is getting too old for this stuff
23 November 2011
Conclusion: Overall, the iPhone 4S lags behind the competition, with most of the similarly priced Android handsets being faster, with more features and better looking, too. The Rezound is an excellent example and a great choice for those who want a bigger screen or an alternative to the iPhone.
Excerpt: Although it looks just like the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S has a new dual antenna that eliminates the reception problems that plagued the iPhone 4. A new dual-core processor makes the phone run ever so smoothly, and we love the voice-activated Siri intelligent assistant.
Excerpt: I’m sure I wasn’t the only person who was disappointed a month ago when Apple failed to announce the iPhone 5 after many months of rumors and speculation. Instead, we were offered the iPhone 4S – an evolutionary instead of revolutionary update to the one year old iPhone 4.
Pros: Upgraded camera from 5MP to 8MP, End of death grip problems with the antenna, Speed and graphics performance boost, Siri
Cons: Upgrades (other than camera) really don't feel vastly improved from iPhone 4, Battery life issue
Summary: The iPhone 4S exterior is similar to the iPhone 4, but the phone gets the A5 dual-core processor. Other 4S exclusives, is the Siri voice recognition system comes with iOS 5. There is also an upgraded 8-megapixel camera, the sensor gets an upgrade too with something called backlight illumination, and...
Pros: +Siri is a novel application, +Camera rivals point and shoot devices, +Retina Display still good after a year
Cons: -No local Siri support, -Similar design, -Apple iPhone 4S, -Power Plug, -USB cable, -3.5mm Headset, -SIM eject tool
Motorola Droid RAZR vs iPhone 4S – is there even a comparison to make?
7 November 2011
Conclusion: The Droid RAZR is really amazing, and you should definitely think twice or three times before going with the iPhone 4S instead of it, especially since the retail price will be only $650 for an unlocked unit – that’s cheaper than Apple’s new flagship!
Sprint iPhone 4S slow data connection speeds infuriate old and new customers alike – UPDATED
6 November 2011
Excerpt: While Sprint formally acknowledges some complaints, they refuse to admit that there is a problem. I am a new customer to Sprint, preordered the iPhone 4S on launch day, and love the device – but not the service.
Is the iPhone 4S worth the money or should you go with an Android smartphone?
5 November 2011
Conclusion: Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the current mainstream OS, is also much sleeker and nice than the simplistic iOS, not to mention that it can be customized to your will if you want to. I would say that the iPhone 4S is not worth getting and you’re much better off going with a high end Android cost for the...