Summary: It has been 15 months since Apple released the iPhone 4. This has left many iPhone, and would-be iPhone customers, anxious for what the company planned to bring next. The iPhone 4S is it. Same body, same screen, same construction, same look as the 15 month old iPhone 4. To say that some people were disappointed with the iPhone 4S would be an understatement.
Summary: It looks like last year's iPhone, but the $199 iPhone 4S offers more than enough features and power to justify the cost. Thanks to Siri, Apple has made voice recognition not only useful but hip. The handset's sharper camera, smooth 1080p camcorder, and peppy dual-core processor solidify the iPhone 4S as one of Sprint's best phones. The new iOS 5 and iCloud features also are a strong draw, and could even steal Android owners away from aging handsets.
Pros: Dual-core power, Groundbreaking Siri voice control, Fast sharp camera, iOS 5 and iCloud built in, Unlimited data on Sprint
Conclusion: After all the wait, we’re still scratching our heads in confusion as to why it took this long to release this incremental model. Obviously, we wouldn’t be all that concerned if it were released during its usual summer time frame – much like all of its ancestors before it. But considering that the threshold has been established by the competition, namely by the trove of Android smartphones like the Motorola DROID BIONIC , HTC EVO 3D , and Samsung Galaxy S II , there’s...
Pros: Innovative Siri personal assistant, Fast dual-core processor, Shoots amazing photos and videos, World Phone capabilities
Cons: Battery performance is unchanged, No 4G connectivity
Summary: To make a long story short, the iPhone 4S is about the camera, the processor speed and Siri. You can get all the other software features on an iPhone 4. The extra speed is pretty awesome when it comes to gaming but for more ordinary tasks, it is not as perceptible as the benchmark numbers would lead you to believe.
Summary: Despite the same outward appearance, the iPhone 4S is a marked improvement over Apple's last device. You will notice the difference that the dual-core A5 processor and the bright and sharp 8-MP camera makes. iOS 5, iCloud, and Apple's unrivaled collection of apps only add to the to the list of reasons to get this device. Adding Siri to the mix will seal the deal for Apple enthusiasts.
Pros: Speedy dual-core A5 processor, Siri is smart, Fast bright and sharp camera, iCloud baked in, Best arsenal of apps, Good voice quality
Cons: Lacks 4G data speeds, Display relatively small
Excerpt: Dear readers! We decided to split the review: here I will tell you about the performance, camera, post a few sample photos while leaving a detailed review of the camera for the camera face off of Samsung Galaxy S2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and, possibly, Nokia N8. This article will take some time to be prepared, hopefully, it will be ready next week.
Excerpt: The Good Dual-core chip keeps it faster than rivals. Excellent rear camera for quality, speed. Siri makes voice commands natural, accessible. iOS 5 helps Apple catch and maybe pass rivals. iCloud syncing and backup. Long battery life. Still a great display. 64GB option. Good feel in the hand. The Bad Siri only goes so far; no third-party apps, not enough voice feedback. Call quality just so-so. Might benefit from a larger screen. 3G stops at 14.4Mbps; no real 4G yet.
Pros: Dual-core chip keeps it faster than rivals., Excellent rear camera for quality, speed., Siri makes voice commands natural, accessible., iOS 5 helps Apple catch and maybe pass rivals., iCloud syncing and backup., Long battery life., Still a great display., 64GB option., Good feel in the hand.
Cons: Siri only goes so far; no third-party apps, not enough voice feedback., Call quality just so-so., Might benefit from a larger screen., 3G stops at 14.4Mbps; no real 4G yet., Design still somewhat fragile., Video a bit prone to CMOS effects.
Excerpt: Apple iPhone 4S is a touchscreen slate smartphone that offers faster processor, upgraded camera, all the advantages of iOS 5, immensely fun and useful voice assistant, excellent call quality, eight-megapixel sensor and 64GB of storage space. It is quite responsive and quick, which makes all the difference, while you launch applications, play games and browse the web.