Conclusion: Even though Apple iPhone 4S stays miles ahead of its predecessor and other smartphones, the Apple people were all the more conscious to deliver extra talktime on 3G. Though on the Wi-Fi, the battery life is 10% less and has a 33% less standby time, it won’t affect your user experience.
Pros: Lightning fast processor, Whole new Siri, Stunning camera, Wireless sync facility
Excerpt: Camera operation has been improved to make image-taking easier; the volume-up button on the side of the body lets you hold and shoot much like you would with a compact, and there's the option of double-tapping the menu button to access the camera straight from the locked screen. Both of these features have been made available to existing iPhone 4 users with an update to the iOS 5 operating system, however two new features not included on the iPhone 4 is full HD video...
Excerpt: Two years is a long time in the world of smartphones. The iPhone design hasn’t changed since June 2010, when the iPhone 4 was announced. It was followed by the iPhone 4S in October 2011, which made internal upgrades but kept the same exterior design. You don’t change a winning formula, but is it any wonder that in some respects it’s starting to look a little old hat?
Pros: Clean, fast interface, class-leading audio, video looks great, iTunes and App store
Cons: Screen is small, colours lack punch, closed garden of iTunes
Excerpt: Most of the hardware changes are hidden under hood – a punchier dual-core 1GHz processor and speedier graphics, although we were impressed with the eight-megapixel snapper too. The major change is iOS 5, which lets you store to iCloud.
Summary: Apple’s latest iPhone is billed as ‘the most amazing iPhone yet’ and it’s difficult to disagree. While retaining the design and fantastic retina display of the award winning iPhone 4 , the 4S brings improved performance, one of the best cameras in the business and new innovations like the virtual assistant ‘Siri’.
Pros: Premium design and build, Smooth, simple interface, First class camera
Cons: ‘Siri’ still needs polish, Relatively few customisation options