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Cons: Costly, No flash integration, Outdated contacts menu
Summary: That said, if you're looking to upgrade your iPhone, or swapping from a different handset, the Apple iPhone 4S is a fantastic smartphone. Stylish, well made, easy to use and packed with features, there's loads to like.
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
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 an image signal processor that enables face detection and 26 percent improved white balance.
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!