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 Â failed to announce the iPhone 5 after many months of rumors and speculation. Instead, we were offeredÂ 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!
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. I have been following many blogs on this subject and have to add my own experiences to the situation.
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 same price, or if you really want to stay with Apple, you should wait for the iPhone 5, which promises to be much better and will arrive in about half a year, as confirmed by...
Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S – Apple’s and Google’s Android flagship phones compared
4 November 2011
Conclusion: Even though, let’s say, you won’t use all the hardware power that either phone offers, Android 4.0 is definitely worth considering – its customization abilities and the sleek interface is really great – moving from the simple iOS to it must feel like graduating and going to college :-). The Galaxy Nexus looks and works better than the iPhone 4S, but if you’re buying your first phone, either of these devices is fine.