Summary: That said, if you're looking to upgrade your iPhone, or swapping from a different handset, the Apple iPhone 4S is a fantastic smartphone. Stylish, well made, easy to use and packed with features, there's loads to like.
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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: We already covered the main differences, but there are a few other things that separate the iPhone 4S from its predecessor. Apple claims you'll squeeze an extra hour of talk time out of the iPhone 4S on 3G, but standby time has been reduced to 200 hours.
Pros: Dual-core A5 processor brings the iPhone up to par with the competition, Upgraded camera works well in low light conditions, Siri lives up the hype, Supports 1080p video recording, Dual antennas
Cons: No real 4G speeds, Glass back makes us nervous, 3.5-inch screen, Apple's full proprietary experience still applies