- Tim Stevens , Engadget
The iPhone 4S takes the previous king, gives it some more pep and adds on a better camera to boot
- Joshua Topolsky , The Verge
Is this the best phone ever made? That’s debatable. But I can tell you this: the iPhone 4S is pretty damn cool
While the iPhone 4s does not look much different from the iPhone 4, it does boast both hardware and software related improvements. As you may know, the iPhone 4 had some problems with dropping calls due to the placement of its antennas. The iPhone 4s has been redesigned to eliminate this problem, and it is no longer necessary to worry about how to hold the phone to avoid dropping important calls.
The processor is also upgraded, with the A5 CPU being used. This is the same CPU that is used in the iPad 2, though runs at 800MHz compared to 1GHz in the iPad 2. Even with the slight speed decrease, the phone still is one of the best performers on the market. Up to 64GB of storage space is available as well, which is plenty even for the most demanding power users. The camera on the iPhone 4s is one of the best on any cell phone on the market. The photos it can create rival a dedicated point and shoot camera, with rich color and impressive low light performance, making it a significant step forward from the camera on any iPhone before it.
The iPhone 4s also introduces Siri, which is a computerized virtual assistant built into the iOS 5 software. Using this new voice technology, you talk to Siri naturally and she can help you do anything on the phone just by speaking to her, making it easier than ever to check the weather, send a text, or put an appointment on your calendar.
There are a couple weak points, but nothing that spoils the experience. The latest 4G capability is still not available so users who wish for the fastest data transfer speeds will want to look elsewhere. The back of the phone is still constructed of glass making it easier to crack (when dropped) than a phone with a plastic back.
Need to Know: iPhone 4s
1. The best iPhone yet. Super fast and user-friendly. (The Good)
2. Camera is one of the best on any phone. (The Good)
3. Still no 4G. (The Bad)
4. Not the most durable phone around. (The Bad)
Prices (Where to Buy)
Online Buying Options
Manuals / User Guides
- Apple iPhone 4s Manual (PDF)
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