Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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Absolutely brilliant in every way
Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB
Member Name: katiemc86
Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB
Advantages: Battery life, retina display
Disadvantages: Lack of overall customisation ability/themes, having to use itunes
Having had the iPhone 3GS and various other phones in between that and the iPhone 4S, I can safely say that no other phone I've used compares.
Visually it's stunning - the display is just the right size and crystal clear. The overall layout of the menu is sleek but no different to the standard iPhone set out so there's nothing new to report there. You can customise the order of your icons and create folders to keep them in.
The camera enables you to take almost professional quality photographs and video with a range of options to edit and cut them.
The App Store is decent and there are a great range of free apps to download and apps start from 69p which is a bargain.
The maps function is much improved and works like a satnav, showing your route in a variety of formats and even with a satnav voice to give directions.
The quality of sound is another great feature, with sound enhancement options and equiliser options it makes a very good phone for music and radio.
Touch sensitivity is just right - even if you're clumsy like me. It's clever enough to mean that you usually hit the right keys because it can tell by the way you touch it what you were aiming for.
Siri is great but if you have an accent it sometimes has trouble understanding what you say. The talk to write feature is fantastic - you press a button and it literally types everything you say with punctuation. Perfect for writing emails or if you're just feeling lazy!
The battery life lasts for a long time, up to 200 hours stand-by time and up to 8 hours talk time and up to 40 hours of music play, making it a long life battery all round.
I'd recommend this phone for anyone, be it for business, pleasure or both. Very easy to use and understand, even for the newest of users.
Summary: A brilliant phone - even if you're wary of touchscreens take the plunge, you'll be amazed!