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now you're probably thinking that because The iphone 4s is a product made by Apple, that it be quite durable. Well, think again. The main problem that i've had with this phone is that it is extremely easy to damage. An example would be when i was sitting on a garden wall outside the front of my house no bigger than 4 inches in which the phone fell from onto a concrete floor and to my disappointment the phone screen has a big crack going diagonally from the top to the right of the screen. If anyone was to buy this phone, i would recommend that you buy a case for it before using it outside so that your phone is protected. luckily i have insurance so getting it fixed shouldn't be a problem. The mobile data and 3g decides when it wants to work to be perfectly honest and again, for an apple product I'm not entirely happy with the phones capabilities. a good feature that it does have is Siri, although you can only use this when connected to the internet to do certain things. The phone has a weather app which allows you to see the forecast over the duration of the week which enables you to make arrangements with friends if you know it's going to be a nice day. When messaging contacts, you use a qwerty keyboard which is beneficial to those who are used to using a computer keyboard. You're able to sync your itunes library to the phones via a laptop or a computer as well as being able to store pictures in your camera roll. you may also take photos using either the front or back camera which is good because when you're on face time you can switch the camera round so that the person in the call can see your face or you can turn it around so that you can show them something.
If you're planing a train journey and you look for it online, finding the correct rout, you're able to screenshot it so that it is saved into your camera roll ready for you to view at any time.
On this phone you're unable to save files such as an mp3 file or a word document. Say perhaps you wanted to e-mail your cv to some body, you would have to make sure that your cv is saved into your google drive or drop box in order for you to attatch it which is a nuisance because everybody wants a phone that readily has every thing available for them.
The app store has a humungous selection paid and free apps for every one with an apple id to purchase, meaning that you can never really get bored. In my personal opinion the phone should be able to connect to a laptop and be able to receive music via the old school drag and drop method so that you don't have to transfer your computers music library into itunes and the sync the iphone and itunes.
I have had my Apple iphone 4s 16gb for almost 2 years now. This was not my first Apple product, I have had Ipod Touches in the past, but this was my first iphone. I have been very impressed with it and have had no problems whatsoever. The camera/video camera is great, the quality feels great, ease of use is fantastic. After having an Ipod Touch (which is basically like an iphone without the phone) I found it really easy to get used to, but I think, even without that i would not have had a problem. There are always pretty good tutorials on internet anyway, to help you with any issues. My only slight issue is that I wish I had gone for a 32gb iphone, so that I could store more photos/videos, but as I got this with a Phone Contract, I did not really have the choice at the time.
My favourite thing about this phone/Apple is the huge choice of Apps in the App Store. You could spend all day looking through them all/downloading, but you have to be aware of storage space.
I will definitely go for an iphone next time, but maybe one with a bigger hard drive.
Siri is great, but I do not use it that often - I mostly forget that it is there.
The quality of this phone is great, but watch the glass screen. I have dropped mine on occasions, but it has never broken. I have a tough case on mine though.
You will not be disappointed if you choose this phone.
This is the first iPhone I have purchased and I absolutely love it, I have had it for nearly 2 years now.
There are so many positive things about the 4s which makes life so much easier, for example you can get mobile banking, shopping applications and my all time favorite, the Tesco club card app.
Personally I don't think I would get any other brand, and I am currently looking to upgrade to the 5s soon.
With this iPhone like the rest you can get something called the iMessage, which means when you message other iPhone users (who have wi-fi enabled or mobile internet) it will send for free. I like this because you can also send free picture messages as well.
When I first used my iPhone i thought I would never get the hang of it, but its soeasy to pick up, the whole screen, internet tools and browsing are really easy to navigate through making it that much better then any other make of phone.
The best part of this iPhone is the iTunes library and the music player, the sound quality and video qualities in my eyes are excellent.
The only problem with this smartphone like others, the battery runs out super quick, especially if you are on it a lot. Although in fairness the battery charges up super quick so you can't really complain.
If dropped the iPhone glass is likely to have smashed as this is easily done and I have done it many times before, I hope apple looks at this problem for any future products they release.
All in all I would recommend any one to buy an iPhone they are suitable for many ages ranging from young to old.
Go for it!
When it comes to smart phones, tablets etc etc, I am a complete and utter technophobe, so for me personally, things need to be as simple and straightforward as possible. To cut to the chase Apple Iphones are, in my opinion, the most easy to use smartphone there is. And yes, I have tried others, HTC, and samsung galaxy to name a couple but neither were as fool proof as the iphone.
The frustrating thing with them, is if they completely run out of battery life you do have to wait approx 7 minutes or so before it will switch back on. This is somewhat annoying if you're in the middle of an important conversation, or any conversation for that matter and your phone dies. Also occaisionally it does freeze. But it is occasionally and is easily rectified by switching off and back on.
They are very straightforward to sync to your computer or laptop to transfer photos and music etc and with the added addition of icloud you can automatically sync from apple product to apple product eg ipad with no fuss or hassle at all as it does it automatically.
The apps store has everythig you need and are easy to delete and add, as and when you want them. You can even turn your iphone into a kindle with the kindle app.
I use mine for absolutely everything. From kindle, to online banking, to ordering my weekly grocerys for delivery. Buy a docking speaker and you have your own stereo system (providing you have the music on your phone first!)
A total must have phone in my opinion. I know I couldn't be without mine!
With so many phones now on the market that are comparable and fast as PC, does the Iphone still cut it in the competitive market?
I have always had a smartphone and could not live without it. Email, instant messaging and built in social networks are essential. It is a bit like having a remote control for your TV. How on earth did my life function without these items? The Iphone 4s takes it to a whole new level.
First of all it is slim, sleek and sheek. I love the curves on the edges and it just looks cool. It is so easy to operate with literally a touch of the button you are flicking through a variety of websites within seconds. I have been used to waiting a least 5-10 seconds for things to load on my previous phones. I never thought this would make much difference but I could not go back to waiting that long now.
It has so many functions probably half of them I will never use. That said what it useful for me are things like bluetooth, games, email, speaker phone, youtube, social networks and the speed it operates. Facetime I am still getting to grips with basically because I look horrible on the screen! Once I am over my self consciousness I am sure I will find this useful.
The downsides are things like the camera. I can come out a little blurry on occasions but that side you can adjust the light of the photos you take and change the whole picture at a click of a button. The only other downside is that these Iphones do seem a bit samey samey. By that I mean what is the difference between the Iphone 4s and Iphone 5? I mean the real difference? What is there going to be to keep me buying another one. That is for another day. This is my first Iphone and I am very happy with it. Will I be buying one again I am not sure but for now I am Iphone follower and I am pleased with my choice.
I've always had normal phones which I only use to take pictures ,text and to and answer ,make calls. I've had three ipod nano's and iPod touch so I was already used to using Apple products, I've have this iPhone 4S for about year and a half. I first decided to get an iPhone 4S after my contract on blackberry which I had for 2 years ran out,I wanted a touch screen phone on pay as you go and at the time the iPhone 4S was one of the top phones out. At the time most of my friends has an iPhone so I decided to buy it. This is the best phone I've had by far, it comes with a 8 megapixel camera, iMessage and facetime, torch,access to iTunes and the App Store and lots of free games/apps. I usually change my phone every two years and I don't see me getting a new phone, even though compared to other phones the iPhone is more prone to break and has less battery life I have never had an problems with this phone. After Seeing friends with other versions of iPhones and comparing to iPhone 4S this to me comes with the best features at the price you can buy it.
I just love iPhones and literally couldn't be without mine. The phone isn't large and best of all its touch screen which makes it easy to use. There are so many good things about the iPhone which makes day to day life easier like apps on the go Mobile Banking, Shopping and games. I first got my iPhone around 3 and a half years ago and would never use any other brand. I upgraded my phone last year and decided to get a Samsung Galaxy S3 and it was the worst decision I made it was only a few weeks later when I sold it and bought the 4s I just missed the iPhone so much and everything on the Galaxy seemed 10 times harder. With the iPhone you can get I message which means when you message someone else who has an iPhone the message is free which could save you a fortune if you text on a regular basis like me. It is so easy to browse the internet and to download things you need. I would always recommend an iPhone to anyone.
I have always used apple products, I have had 3 Ipods, an Ipad and this was my first Iphone. First off the Apple iPhones look great, they always have such a dignified look about them being thin, glossy black with a large screen.
They feel great, they are light and easy to fit into a pocket when needing putting away. The touch face aspect just awed me when I first got one as it was the first time I had ever had a touch screen phone. The touch response is second to none. The only problem I had with it was finger marks, although buying a relatively cheap film screen was no big deal. I also liked the fact that you could differ the brightness of the screen or have it on auto brightness. This made it so much easier to look at my phone in different lights such as night and day.
The actual processing speed of the phone is great, I find that it loads pretty quickly and takes only a few seconds for most Apps to come on. The idea of setting out the apps on the different screens was brilliant, only taking a couple of swipes to get to the screen with the app you want on.
The actual interface on the phone I think is the best for the smartphones on offer at the moment. Its just so simple to use. Buttons for the phone, messages and internet is right there on every screen for you to easily find and press. Within the space of a few seconds you can ring someone, send a message and check the football score.
Overall I think it is a brilliant phone, the only problem for me would be the price. I paid £100 to go on a monthly contract of £350! Pretty steep, you can definitely find cheaper alternatives elsewhere.
When I was contacted by my mobile phone contract provider telling me I was due an upgrade and asked if I would consider an iPhone I had my reservations being an android user. Although it took some getting used to, I have to say my high expectations were met. The design is second to none, extremely stylish and over the two months I've had the handset appears to be durable. The usability is great and took little getting used to - extremely simple software. The App Store has a great selection of music, games, movies and more (although I've already filled the memory with myv vast music collection)! I would highly reccommend the iPhone, the only downside being battery life so far isn't as good as previous devices although I am putting it through its paces with constant daily use at the moment. I also had a problem with one of the speakers not working when I first received the device and visited an Apple store in London - customer service was top class and they immediately exchanged the faulty handset for a completely new one.
I finally moved over to an iphone and did so with high expectations. These have definitely not been met. While the web browsing seems fine, for anyone who has not used an iphone before, this is in no way intuitive. The biggest disappointment is the photo quality. Compared with my 4 year old middle of the road android phone, I have noticed an obvious negative difference in quality to the point where I am unlikely to use the camera or video functions. I was also disappointed to find that i couldn't download icloud for my phone as it is not compatible with windows vista. While the design of the phone is sleek, it is relatively heavy and does not feel overly robust without a case to protect it. In addition, to transfer and set up my contacts took me ages! Overall, I wish I had gone for a cheaper android phone rather than listen to the hype and marketing associated with this model. The only advantage I have found is the availabiltiy of facetime.
I have had many mobile phones and smart phones and always resisted the urge to get an iPhone until last year. Now admittedly, I don't get the benefit of its sleek design because it is rammed into a bulky defender case but the look of it is very nice. Slim enough to be in your pocket.
The apps are probably the best part of owning an iPhone. You can do pretty much anything on it, and play pretty much anything from Sims to word searches. The selection of free and paid for apps is very good. The only downside is the regular updates (that I tend to ignore!).
A feature to definitely make use of is the cloud store, that as long as you are connected to broadband backs up your phone in case of a disaster. Make sure you switch on the back up capability for sure.
The touch keypad and screen is easy to use and pretty self explanatory. Siri is a pretty useless but great entertainment addition because he never does what you ask for.
My only issue is the newest update iOS7 broke my husbands iPhone, which Apple take no responsibility for so he no longer has his phone, but if you are like me and ignore upgrades, you won't notice anything wrong. For that reason though, I can't give the iPhone 5 stars.
I've been an iPhone user for some years, and I think my phone is a great piece of technology. A lot of people seem to rate iPhones simply on their merit of being an "Apple" product - and therefore either love them or hate them... usually without ever using one.
I'm not a hardcore Apple fan, so will simply review the phone on its merits as a piece of technology. Needless to say, most people already have their own opinion of iPhones so a review will be of little help!
Honestly, I'm not a massive fan on the design of the iPhone. I find its rigid edges a little too uncomfortable to hold without an outer case, and find other phones with rounder edges much nicer to hold in the hand. Its glass front and back, whilst nice to look at, get diry VERY easily and also scratch easily. I'm forever wiping my screen as its constantly covered in fingerprints and dust - but this can't be helped with any touchscreen device.
Despite the phone's glass outer, it's actually pretty resilient. Granted, you often see a lot of people talking into smashed iPhones - but they must have taken a LOT of beating. I've dropped mine onto hardwood surfaces several times and it's survived without even a scratch.
The battery life isn't amazing either. Granted, I use mine a LOT, but if I want it to last until I get home from work, I have to charge it at my desk by 3 p.m. On standby with minimal use, you can get away without charging for maybe a day and a half. Moderate use will mean a regular daily charge. If you're going to be using a lot of apps, expect to need to charge again after 4 hours. Really.
The interface of Apple iPhone is, I think, the main selling point. It's very user-friendly, tidily laid out and easy to navigate. My only complaint is the lack of customisation available. Aside from being able to change your background wallpaper, you can't do much else to change the "feel" of the interface.
The App store is great too: easy to search and has a massive selection of apps - both free and paid. You can usually find a free app for whatever the purpose you need one for so you should never have to buy anything. However, a big downfall that Apple have introduced in recent years is that you need an iTunes account to set up a new iPhone, and to set one up, you need to put in debit/credit card details. If you don't intend to make any purchases, you may feel unsafe giving out your card details.
I'm not sure that the iPhone is worth such a high price point. For what you get, it is overpriced for sure. Other competitor phones can be purchased cheaper with higher specs.
Something that lets iPhone down is not having an expandable memory. 16gb does not go far when you're downloading a lot of apps, music and movies. It would be nice to be able to add extra space via a Micro SD like most other competitor phones allow.
It is a good phone and, provided you want to spend a large amount of money on a phone, I would recommend an iPhone. Its interface and ease of use sets it apart from its competitors. However, I'm not sure it truly is worth the premium you pay when so many other handsets - many with better specifications - are available for the same price, or usually much less.
Around two weeks ago I purchased a white 5s after a year since last owning a iPhone 4. During that time the experience of other phones was frustrating to say the least, having got used to a phone prior that facilitates so effortlessly in assisting you with your everyday life. It is connected up to our home wifi so am enjoying the full benefits of it, my youngster is also. Things we have done include setting up a monthly budget app, creating photo collages (very useful having the option of the front and back camera), giving Father Christmas a haircut and playing the latest releases at home hooked up to speakers via a 3.5mm jack lead. The depth of sound isn't amazing without any additional support but it isn't lousy, putting it in perspective it's just a phone so I feel it does a good job as often people have speakers to boost it if need be. The screen size and rotating screen is great and it has the ability to lock to portrait or landscape. When sending texts if sending to another apple user, messages will send regardless of zero signal. Pictures can be easily emailed within a few taps. Linking email accounts up is easy enough. The graphics on the weather forecast for example are really impressive!
The iPhone 4S is definitely more than just a smart phone it is definitely a lifestyle choice. I use my iPhone to run my life, the range of apps is astonishing! I have a food diary, a general diary, a social diary... I even manage my online banking through my phone and feel completely safe doing so.
I've had other phones before that when you start downloading too many apps they slow down, start to crash an freeze and one that liked to turn off mid phone call. I've never had any of these problems with my iPhone.
Since the iOS 7 update the interface with the user has become not only more pleasing to the eye but also more intuitive to the users needs with an inbuilt torch (previously required an app), group iMessages, FaceTime for video calls and even a spirit level there's little need for anything else to make your life run smoothly.
Add to the functionality the well thought out size and shape of the phone to maximise one hand usage, the eye pleasing colour combos and the 3d appearance of the wallpaper behind the apps on the home screen it is definitely a contender for best phone. Even my 20 month old daughter can use it; she can flick through photos, play on her cbeebies and flash card games without me having to worry that she's going to break it.
All in all my favourite accessory.
My love for Apple products continues as I have recently acquired an iPhone 4S. The phone belonged to my partner from her previous contract and she has upgraded to the iPhone 5 so kindly gave it to me. The cost to buy the phone new is over £400 so this was a great gift.
The phone is white with a 3.5" diagonal display. It is very slim and sleek like most apple products. The screen is touchscreen and although it is not the largest screen out there it still allows full use of the apps with minimal problems.
I have had the phone a couple of weeks now and it has overshadowed my iPod touch I had. As well as all the standard functions like texting and calling, this phone has so much more. Of course it has all the similar functions to most smartphones like social networking, camera, music etc. but the layout and the ease of using the touchscreen just puts it way above the rest on the market. I have always had issues with smartphones in the past where the more you download the slower they run. But the iPhone does not have this problem. My iPhone 4S has a 16GB memory and although you can get a higher memory this enough for me.
Calls and messaging are neat and simple. The messaging especially keeps a full list of all your previous messages with each person. The iMessage is a good app that makes messages between iPhone users free so it would not deduct from your monthly allowance. This is particularly good as I am on a low tariff anyway.
The internet browser and app store are the most important features for me. The internet browser allows you to open more than one tab but one thing I have learnt is that a lot of internet usage does drain the battery quickly. From the app store you can get all your favourite apps. A particular highlight for me is having the ability to use FaceTime. This is only available on Apple products and is great for keeping in touch with friends and family. But as well as this, you have all the social networking and media apps like Facebook, BBC iplayer, Sky Go etc.
The camera is a great feature. Again, it is so simple to use. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3 the camera on the iPhone operates smoothly and allows you to take multiple photos in quick succession. This is especially convenient having a daughter who does not sit still for a photo so it's all about capturing her at the best moment. The camera is 8 megapixels and provides quality photos. Once taken the photos can be edited to your liking.
The battery life is average. As with most smartphones you need to charge it every night. This is the same with the iPhone in this case. I will use it throughout the day and so far I have had no issues with it running out on me before the day is over.
So far, I am very happy with my iPhone 4S. It has a great design and operates smoothly. The simple layout and design is very appealing. As with most Apple products, it does everything I need it to. I will definitely be sticking with the iPhone for the foreseeable future.