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: 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.
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.
Summary: Yes, it's a dead ringer for the iPhone 4, but the iPhone 4S serves as a reminder that true innovation is never skin deep. With Siri, Apple has managed to make voice control not only natural but cool. The sharper and brighter camera, smooth 1080p camcorder, and zippier dual-core processor all solidify the iPhone 4S as the best phone on AT&T.
Pros: Dual-core powerhouse, Siri is a game-changer, Fast bright and sharp camera, iOS 5 and iCloud built in, Relatively long battery life
Cons: Lacks 4G data speeds, No Facebook integration, Photo Stream only works over Wi-Fi
Conclusion: If you currently own an iPhone 4, the only reason to upgrade is Siri, which works only with iPhone 4S' more powerful processor and speedier Internet connection. For everyone else, the 4S may not match-up spec-wise with other new Android models, but in the short time I've used it alongside a Samsung Galaxy S II, it performs nearly every task, connected or not, faster and more powerfully in nearly all respects.
iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S2 – I think Apple needs an iPhone 5 ASAP
15 October 2011
Conclusion: If you’re willing to accept a different OS, the Galaxy S2 can be a much better phone for the money – I know I work so much better on a 4 inch display than on a 3.5 inch – I don’t know why, it’s probably my minimum size, so switching from the iPhone 3G to a Droid and later G2X was the best thing I’ve ever done.
Summary: Is this the best iPhone yet? Yes, of course it is. The iPhone 4S takes the previous king, gives it some more pep and adds on a better camera to boot, all without really gaining any extra weight. This is, then, the best iPhone on the market, but that still leaves us with two unanswered questions: is it the best phone on the market, and is it worth the upgrade? The first question is hard to answer.
Pros: Great performance, Improved camera, Siri could, eventually, change the game, Broader carrier compatibility
Excerpt: The iPhone 4S needs no introduction. It has sold so many pre-orders that it has already been declared a smash hit even before it was available for sale. Now, at long last, we’ve gotten our hands on one, and it lives up to the hype, and then some. The iPhone 4S isn’t the largest upgrade the iPhone series has ever seen, but nonetheless, in this time of transition for Apple, it proves that the company still has what it takes to make one of the greatest smartphones on the...
Pros: Still beautiful, much faster A5 dual core CPU, better camera and Siri.
Cons: No 4G, glass front and back more likely to crack if dropped.