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.
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: The iPhone 4S is Apple’s top of the line smartphone, but is it just a small upgrade over the iPhone 4 or something entirely different? It looks the same, but does it act the same? New in the iPhone 4S is Siri, Apple’s virtual personal assistant, along with an upgraded camera, twice the speed as far...
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.
Excerpt: Though it's not the iPhone 5 many Apple fans were hoping for, the iPhone 4S nevertheless boasts "healthy improvements to an already excellent device," says Kent German of CNET. Sporting the same sleek design as the Apple iPhone 4 (*Est.
Pros: Improved camera, Dual-band world phone, Faster, more powerful processor, Voice-activated personal assistant feature, New antenna configuration to improve reception
Cons: No change in design from iPhone 4, Not 4G-compatible
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...
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...
Mobility Digest Review: OtterBox Defender for iPhone 4S
14 October 2011
Excerpt: If you have been out today and standing in line for the Apple iPhone 4S then you may have noticed the displays of OtterBox Defender Cases for them displayed. The ultimate in protection, I have a series of reviews on the Defender Series including a full review of the iPhone 4 OtterBox Defender Case...
Excerpt: The most iconic and beloved smartphone in the world just got better. While it may not have been the Android-slaughtering superphone that many fans expected, the iPhone 4S brings a faster processor and graphics chip, Siri voice control, a backside-illuminated 8-megapixel camera that now shoots 1080p...
Pros: Ultra-capable camera, Siri voice assistant is handy, novel, HSPA+ delivers speed boost, Same gorgeous Retina display, Solid, attractive design
Cons: Still nowhere near 4G LTE speeds, No expandable storage, replaceable battery, Fragile glass back necessitates case
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.
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.