Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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Simple, effective... and difficult to get wrong!
Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB
Member Name: kj85
Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB
Advantages: Easy to use, versatile, fun.
Disadvantages: Expensive, Siri is a bit rubbish.
I have to admit that I do love Apple. After struggling with a Windows laptop, I converted to a Macbook before writing a large piece of work at university - great. Then struggled with a BlackBerry, before decided that I should try out the Apple option.
I started off with a 3GS, but after being impressed, I went for the 4S when my upgrade came through, and I wasn't disappointed. This phone was extremely easy to set up; now the phone can be set up without connecting it to a computer, which was something that initially worried me, and it was ready to go within 10 minutes of being out of the box. I am not the most technologically minded person, so I can't go into great detail about how the thing works, but in simple terms, this phone is fast and effective. The browser is easy to use; zooming in is done by a simple movement of two fingers, typing is easier that you would expect, and finding new and interesting games and music is easy with iTunes and the App Store. Email is easy to set up, and you can set the emails to push or manual so that you can decide how you receive your mail. The phone doubles easily as an iPod and coordinates well with iTunes when connected to a computer. The camera takes great pictures, and videos in HD, and it also comes with all the regular phone stuff (weather forecasting, calendar, alarm clock, etc etc) and many of these features can back up to iCloud. And of course, this phone... also works as a phone! There is a marked improvement from the 3GS in speed and some of the annoying kinks have been ironed out. The new phone of course also comes with the well-publicised Siri. Siri is clever and at times funny (ask it the meaning of life), but it often struggles to understand, and I'm not sure that we're quite ready for this level of technology yet.
This is phone is fool-proof. It's simple and easy, but extremely versatile and so useful.
Summary: Great phone, even for those who are not particularly technical!