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|Just when you thought a smartphone couldn’t get any better, it just did — the iPhone 4S is sure to change the way you communicate. The Siri technology lets you talk to this Apple smartphone as you would talk to a person, turning the iPhone 4S into a personal assistant. The powerful dual-core A5 chip ensures that this Apple phone gives you a lightning-fast performance and life-like graphics. Shoot 1080p HD videos and click crystal-clear snaps with the 8 MP camera of this Apple smartphone. To make your life easier, this Apple phone runs on iOS 5 that lets you enjoy numerous features and an easy-to-use interface. That’s not all; with the iCloud feature of the iPhone 4S, you can stop worrying about managing your stuff, because your phone does it for you.|
|Family Line||Apple iPhone|
|Storage Capacity||64 GB|
|Network Technology||GSM / EDGE / WCDMA (UMTS) / HSDPA / HSUPA / CDMA EV-DO Rev. A|
|Band||GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) WCDMA (UMTS)/HSDPA/HSUPA 850/900/1900/2100 CDMA EV-DO Rev. A 800/1900|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1432 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 840 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 200 hr|
|Display Technology||TFT LCD|
|Diagonal Screen Size||3.5 in.|
|Display Resolution||960 x 640 pixels|
Apple's iPhone 4S has a faster processor and an upgraded camera, all the benefits of iOS 5, and a useful and immensely fun voice assistant. Call quality on the Sprint model is admirable, and the data speeds, while certainly not 4G, get the job done.
It's about time we get a larger screen.
The iPhone 4S isn't the king of cell phones, but it's part of the royal family nonetheless. Even without 4G and a giant screen, this phone's smart(ass) voice assistant, Siri, the benefits of iOS 5, and its spectacular camera make it a top choice for anyone ready to upgrade.
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Apple iPhone 4S
Apple's iPhone 4S has a faster processor (A5 chip) and an upgraded camera, all the benefits of iOS 5, and SIRI, a useful and immensely fun voice assistant. Call quality on some providers is admirable, and the data speeds, while certainly not 4G, get the job done.
Poor battery life. It's about time we get a larger screen. Not completely fixed antenna reception problems in spite of dual antenna.
With a dual-core processor, upgraded 8 megapixel camera with Full HD video recording, the latest iOS 5, iCloud and the voice-activated Siri intelligent assistant, there's plenty of reasons to regard the new phone. Expensive and technically it hasn't got very much that rival handsets haven't, but it's the best that Apple have ever made. In fact that makes it very good.
The iPhone 4S has the same glass and metal construction as the i phone 4. You won't find any creaks or loose parts, and the only plastic used on the phone is for the home button below the display.
Apple's use of glass for both the front and back of the phone may be questioned by those who tend to drop their phones often, as it has a tendency to shatter, despite it being reinforced.
The i fone 4S' display is noticeably different than the Super AMOLED Plus screens from Samsung, as it's not nearly as saturated and punchy. However, the colors seem more accurate, and the screen is just a joy to look at.
The new A5 dual-core processor (as seen in the iPad 2) makes things noticeably faster. Apps launch quicker, web pages load faster, multi-tasking is more fluid and resource-hungry apps like Pages now allow you to edit documents without any lag. Competitors will argue that their phones have been able to produce similar results for months, and they'd be right, but it remains a little upgrade.
Conclusion: The iPhone 4S isn't the king of cell phones, but it's part of the royal family nonetheless. Even without 4G and a fair screen, this phone's smart voice assistant, SIRI, the benefits of iOS 5, and its spectacular camera make it a top choice for anyone ready to upgrade.
SIRI: use your voice to set reminders, send a text or check weather.
A5 chip processor
iOS 5 Operating System
Siri intelligent assistant
Assisted GPS with digital compass
8 megapixel camera with touch autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging
Video camera: Full HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio, VGA secondary camera for video calling
Display: 960 x 640 pixels (3.5 inch) touchscreen
Music player (AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV formats)
Video player supports 1080p Full HD playback at 30 frames/second
Voice control, voice memos
Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
Memory: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB flash drive
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), 3.5mm headphone jack
WAP, EDGE, HSDPA
Size: 115 x 59 x 9.3 mm
Quad-band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) plus UMTS/HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
Talktime: 8 - 14 hours
Battery standby: 200 hours
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The good: Apple's iPhone 4S has a faster processor and an upgraded camera, all the benefits of iOS 5, and a useful and immensely fun voice assistant. Call quality on the Sprint model is admirable, and the data speeds, while certainly not 4G, get the job done.
The bad: It's about time we get a larger screen.
The bottom line: The iPhone 4S isn't the king of cell phones, but it's part of the royal family nonetheless. Even without 4G and a giant screen, this phone's smart(ass) voice assistant, Siri, the benefits of iOS 5, and its spectacular camera make it a top choice for anyone ready to upgrade.
In regards to the star ratings:
- battery life isnt ideal; it's better than most, but can always be better.
- it's one of the most expensive smartphones on the market before subsidy. enough said.
- it's the easiest to use smartphone available: the printed instructions attest to that by being a fraction the size of competing phones in its class. the feature set is excellent as it can be used in full by the widest range of users while the market leading app store further increases it's capability.
- once design, build quality, and customer service and support are taken into account, it's a 5/5 star phone, able to overcome it's benign issues.
no, it's not the iPhone 5 that the most repugnant of tech "journalists" claimed was inevitably coming based on lies about "sources" and later bashed by the same for not being as such. those who are familiar with Apple and their iPhone line, however, expected what we received based on their previous release history. despite the negative reviews by an ignorant press, this is Apple's best iPhone ever, and the market clearly agrees.
despite the familiar exterior, both in dimensions and materials, the return of this design was warmly welcomed by the masses as a year later, it's still by far the most exclusive feeling smartphone on the market and will be remembered alongside the original iPhone, the Bondi Blue iMac, and the unibody MacBook Pro as one of their most memorable designs. it's truly a magnificent design in it's clean look, top quality materials, and luxurious feel, all assembled in a very tight, dense package that just oozes quality. while the look of it may be comforting in its familiarity, it's actually brand new on the inside.
starting with the processing unit, Apple upgraded to the ARM A9 core and then doubled them with it's A5 SoC processor. they also doubled up the cache to 1MB (512KB per core) to feed it and increased graphics performance by 5 times with the PowerVR 543 GPU. finally, they clocked this SoC processor to 1GHz and 512MB of RAM on a 200MHz bus to give you a phone with more graphics and computing power than a first generation Xbox. despite all of this computing power, it hardly uses any actual power: battery capacity went up only 2.5% while claimed runtimes were extended by hours, all thanks to an extremely efficient design of the SoC.
to ensure you never leave home without your point and shoot digital camera, the sensor has been upgraded to 8mp. people who know better know that megapixels arent everything, so they continued use of a backside illuminated sensor to ensure the most light possible for excellent low light imagery, well beyond that of the competition. the aperture has been stepped up to f2.4 over the iPhone 4's f2.8 stop, and feeding that much larger hole is an all-new lens package with IR and UV filters to produce more natural colors. with the faster CPU, the result is faster loading, shorter times between shots, and images that dont look like they came from a phone. to top it off, they upgraded the video recording to full 1080p.
and if you have no one to talk to, now you have Siri. it's API hooks reach deep into the system, allowing the user to manage their phone simply by one of the best voice recognition systems available. of course that makes the keyboard redundant with it's dictation accuracy.
despite more evolution than revolution, this evolutionary step is akin to going from neanderthal to homo sapien, with the Galaxy Nexus looking like a missing link.
You can read all the tech specs on other reviews. This is my first smartphone and it is great. I made a huge leap from a 1st generation iPod touch to this iPhone 4S and it is wonderful. The 1st gen iTouch could not upgrade iOS any further and lots of apps would not install due to older iOS. The 4S phone is fast (obviously I am comparing to 1st gen touch), but I also love such feature as the linking feature to build a calendar event from an e-mail that contains a date and time (date and time in e-mail show as link, click link, create calendar event, cool!). Quickly add a new Contact in similar way. I got a 4S for my wife also (she upgraded from a more recent iTouch 64GB). Not as big of an upgrade leap for her, but she likes her 4S a lot. Also, I am so glad I went with a 64GB. I am filling it up with free apps and other stuff (pictures, video, etc.). Glad to have the extra room. Was already on PagePlus. Had to find a local dealer to activate ($15 each phone). Have the $12 plan with low data limit, but went the first month without using any data (wifi at work, home, and shops was fine for me). I keep the Cellular Data setting turned off until I need it--with no "bleeding" of data for push notifications or whatever they are. Totally in control of data usage--great! Tested data download at the end of payment cycle. Saw some usage, not too bad for Siri and some GPS. Have LEAF Electric Vehicle. Posted a PlugShare entry at a charging station for about .2 MB--not bad. Nice to have a little 3G access for GPS, Siri, PlugShare, etc--if I need it. I don't download videos to watch or play movies--too busy for that stuff. The 4S is great tool, has some nifty apps (education, language, etc.--this is what I need--not a gamer), and brings me up-to-date technology-wise without spending a huge monthly mobile phone bill. Very pleased with my used eBay purchase. Do your best to make sure a used iPhone has a clean ESN. Don't bother calling PagePlus or chatting to request activation of a 4S (they can activate a 4-only, but I wanted Siri). Find a local dealer, or you could try one of the eBay activation vendors/sellers. My concern about them is that they might "sell my phone number" and then I would get a lot of calls. I did not research their privacy policies. 15 bucks at the local dealer was clean, saved me time, and I was on my way. Put your research time into finding the right iPhone and price for you. Good luck, have fun, and be careful out there.
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The iPhone 4S caught many by surprise, with Apple expected to release the iPhone 5 - but instead we got an iPhone 4 with overhauled innards.
While the masses were initially disappointed, the iPhone 4S features a glut of top-end tech that is designed to put it on a par with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2 - but does it manage to do that?
The changes to the iPhone 4S are easy to document - the camera has been upgraded to 8MP (with an improved aperture ratio), the CPU is now the same dual-core A5 processor as seen in the iPad 2, and a seven time increase in graphical processing power.
Also we've got Siri, Apple's voice recognition service - will this be a game changer for mobile phones or will it be nothing more than a gimmick?
As we've mentioned, the iPhone 4S is almost identical in outward design to the iPhone 4, which might irk those that like to show that they've got the most up to date device from Apple when out and about with friends.
However, the flip side of this is that things like the plethora of iPhone 4 covers on the market at the moment will still fit.
Apple has slightly changed the design of the iPhone 4S somewhat though, by changing to a dual-band aerial design, making sure it doesn't encounter an embarrassing repeat of antenna-gate we had to endure with the iPhone 4.
For all those that haven't seen the older version of the phone, we'll take you on a tour of the new handset: the top of the iPhone 4S houses the power/lock button, as well as the headphone jack, plus a microphone for noise cancellation.
The right-hand side of the phone is devoid of any buttons, but holds the slot for the micro SIM card, which pops out using the included tool (or a paperclip).
The bottom of the phone is pretty standard, with the Apple connector and dual speakers which pump out the (actually quite decent) sound.
The left-hand side of the phone sees the rounded volume keys, with the top one of these also acting as the camera shutter button to make it easy to snap with the new iPhone. We've also got the silencer switch too, which has been slightly moved upwards from the previous iteration.
As you can see, Apple has altered its antenna band technology to move the gaps that plagued the iPhone 4's reception to a less-touchable location.
The iPhone 4S comes with iOS 5.
The iPhone 4S is the flagship model for the new iOS software from Apple, making it much snazzier once more.
We'll walk you through the big changes to start with - and Notifications is up there with the best of them.
The new system apes Android by using a drop down menu from pretty much anywhere in the phone to let you see all manner of updates, weather news and messages, plus new notifications will now ping across the top of the screen rather than plopping straight into the middle of the screen like before and disrupting whatever you were doing.
It's not revolutionary by any means, but it's well-integrated and makes the whole system feel a whole lot different to iOS 4.
The lock screen is now called into more use than ever before too, with new notifications sitting on top to be easily accessed without needing to mess about inside the phone.
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