Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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A great upgrade from the earlier models
Apple iPhone 4S 32 GB
Member Name: HonestReviewer86
Apple iPhone 4S 32 GB
Advantages: More storage space
Disadvantages: Short battery life
I upgraded from my Apple iPhone 3 to the 4S around a year ago and haven't looked back since. I absolutely adore the additional features, including Siri and the extra storage space. The camera also seems sharper and easier to use than the earlier model, and there are some wonderful apps available to improve the image capturing experience. Connectivity is through Wi-Fi, 3G or bluetooth and has been very reliable, even whilst travelling. As most people will have an iPhone on contract, it's worth pointing out that data packages can be expensive (especially when roaming) and it can really pay to shop around before upgrading for the best deal.
Visually the phone is everything you'd expect from an Apple product, sleek, lightweight and well designed to fit into the average palm. The touchscreen display is just the right size for easy typing, and is suitable for viewing images and watching videos. The phone is surprisingly thin and lightweight given its power, and with the 32gb storage also means that you're saving space and money on needing to carry an additional mp3 player or camera.
There are a few issues with the 4S, including that the battery life can be very short - especially when 3G is on or when there are multiple apps running. Despite this, the phone charges relatively quickly and the battery life can be significantly extended with careful use. It's also worth noting that many of the phone cases available for the 4S can impact on the image quality of the camera or interfere with the flash. If you're wanting to take a lot of pictures it's important to check the case before hand, especially as this model scratches very easily without one.
Summary: All-round smart phone choice
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