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Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB
Member Name: garry8981
Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB
Date: 18/02/12, updated on 19/02/12 (7 review reads)
Advantages: Faster then iphone 4, Siri, camera
Disadvantages: Battery life, can't down grade movie resolution
After being offered a recent upgrade to the iphone 4s 16 GB i'm so glad I took the upgrade. I previously had the iphone 4 16 GB which I thought did it all until now. I love the 4s it is amazing....
The iphone 4 and the 4s to look at look identical. It's on the inside where this phone is different.
Not a single thing about this phone looks or feels cheap.
The 4s still uses the same screen as the iphone 4 Called the "Retina display" 326 pixels per inch resolution. It is a nice screen to look at but I feel my friends Samsung Galaxy screen looks better and brighter but not enough to move me away from Apple iphones.
On the front of the 4s there's still a camera same as the iphone 4 this is designed to be used for video chatting, using Face Time. The Iphone 4s main camera is much much better then the one that was on my iphone 4. but still not the best camera that is available on a mobile. The 4S also shoots video in full HD which is really good but it can not be turned down to save memory. One of the main things I noticed with the 4s over my previous iphone 4 was the speed in which the phone completed tasks. The iphone 4S is powered by an A5 processor it is a dual-core processor I think it is the same processor used to power the ipad 2.
The introduction to Siri is a really good feature and can be a lot of fun at first. You can use Siri to set your alarm search the net find contacts in your phone book, write text or email for you and then send them, as the TV advert you can ask questions like "will I need a umbrella today" the 4s will check and give you a answer. Overtime I did lose interest with this. But still a good feature. It is still in its trail stage and you can't yet search for businesses in the UK and it is a little annoying when it keeps telling you it cant search for businesses in the uk.
If I didn't have got such I good deal with Vodafone on a 12month plan I would have just stuck with my iphone 4, but if I was still using my iphone 3gs this phone is a must upgrade. The only negatives I've found so far is the battery life still isn't great when you start surfing the net or playing lots of Apps. Using it in the gym for listening to music the battery doesn't seem to go down.
I love this phone its great you will have trouble leaving it alone.
Summary: Would buy/upgrade if still using 3gs or never had iphone but would hold off if using iphone 4