Excerpt: Oh the torture! Our Pavlovian anticipation for a new iPhone every 12 months has been pushed to the limits this go around, especially after being teased earlier this summer about what to expect from iOS 5 (which, FYI will be available to all current iPhone 4 owners October 12th). Now the news is out and Apple’s latest handset, dubbed the iPhone 4S, may disappoint some since it keeps the same body style as the iPhone 4.
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! The only thing that disappoints - you will have to specify to people that you are using a 4S and not the older 4.
Pros: More power, Siri adds a fun element, iOS 5 brings in a lot of new features, Higher spec camera does very well
Cons: Looks exactly like the iPhone 4, Costs a lot of money
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. iOS 5 offers over 200 new features to Apple’s smartphone platform, most of which are also available to current owners of previous-gen devices.
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Cons: Costly, No flash integration, Outdated contacts menu
Excerpt: [tab name="Review"] The Verizon Wireless iPhone 4s is the latest installment of Apple’s iPhone series of cellular phones. There was a pretty big scandal associated with the launch because Apple invited journalists to what is normally a large upgrade announcement and said “NO iPhone 5″, today we are here to announce the iPhone 4s. Journalists criticized Apple for wasting their time on what was clearly a refresh of an old model. So what is so different about the iPhone 4s?
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. But if you’re strictly in the Apple camp, waiting for the iPhone 5 (which is supposed to be here in several months) may be worthwhile.
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. Even though I wasn’t eligible for an upgrade, I went ahead and purchased one because I’m crazy like that. Am I glad that I spent way too much money for it, or do I have buyer’s remorse?
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
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.