Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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10 out of 10
Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB
Member Name: purplekimmy
Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB
Advantages: Very easy to use
Disadvantages: Instruction manual is lacking in any help
Before purchasing my iphone 4s I had a Blackberry!!! Was I in for a shock, I saw it advertised and got all caught up in the hype, desperatly wanted one so bit the bullet and bought one. It was due for delivery the following day and I was so excited!!!!
When it turned up I ripped open the wrapping and there sat an awesome box with my new baby inside!!!
I carefully unwrapped it and took out my first brand new iphone. I looked at the very limited instructions, found my sim card, now to insert it...........where to insert it......nope no clue, I ran to my computer and typed into google, how to insert your sim card into your iphone 4s. After finding instructions, I found a little pin of metal attached to the box that I was to ram into a small hole on the side of my new phone, somewhat hesitently I pushed it into the small hole, nothing!! I pushed a bit harder....nothing! I was getting frustrated now, I had had this phone for 10 mins and had not been able to even turn it on!! I held my breath and pushed it in harder...finally a little slot popped out, I inserted my card and pushed it back in. I plugged it into my computer to charge it and sat back waiting for it to charge.....so long I waited.
After half hour or so, I pressed the top button and an amazing apple appeared on the clean, clear screen. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen! When it had booted up I was like a small child in a toy shop, so many things to look and wonder at. The camera kept me amused for hours, it is awesome, so much better than the blackberry. The zoom actually works, whether you are taking pictures or making a video.
I kept the protective cover on it for a very long time, although I still have it on now (after 6 months of use) I will confess a little embarrasing secret of mine. I was in awe of my phone, I text my new number to all who knew me and before long I received a call from my fiance...the sound quality was horrendous, I was in shock, horrified and also angry that after so much money being spent, the phone I had was actually worse than the Blackberry I had beforehand. I winged to my fiance about this and after now being in an epic mood, went back to the faithful internet and googled 'bad sound when answering calls' to my astonishment, many others had had the same problem that I had. How do you cure it I hear you cry? The problem is actually that the protective film that covers the front screen, also covers the ear piece, I had to cut this bit off and now the sound is back to being amazing. That is a sad but true story.
The music player is also a dream to use, you can play music in the background while using other functions. The sound is ok, maybe a little tinny but overall no issues. I have just worked out that rather than coming out of an application to use another one, you can click the menu button twice and it brings up a taskbar at the bottom that you can select a second program to use. I havent purchased any itunes but have uploaded songs from my computer, this works fairly well, it is a bit hit and miss, but that may be my lack of knowledge, rather than an actual issue.
Siri is fun to play around with, I still cant get him to agree to marry me, apparently we dont know each other well enough but I am still working on him. Siri is quite good with finding things although a lot of things like finding a local shop to me, he says he cant do because it is not an english place!!! I tend to use the map option or the internet.
I love this phone and although I am learning more about its uses everyday, I would highly recommend it. I know the iphone 5 has just come out, I dont know what this is like, or whether it betters this version, I guess we will find out.
Summary: Definalty worth buying