Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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Superb phone, expensive but don't skimp on the storage!
Apple iPhone 4S 64 GB
Member Name: Anewfoundglory82
Apple iPhone 4S 64 GB
Advantages: Fast, reliable, good battery, nice screen, super camera, Siri is fun!
I have had this phone for a couple of months or so now, and it's testament to its greatness that I haven't looked at another smartphone since. Having sold my iPhone 4 last year and playing with versions other handsets for a few months to satisfy my hunger for the latest tech and not wanting to miss out on the newest and best phones, I was unsure on whether to get the 4S or not.
I decided in the end, being such a keen photographer, that the iPhone 4S was my only option. I ruled out any android phone because I just cannot get on with the OS, it feels horrible and I can't type things fast on it at all! I am writing this review using my iPhone 4S and it feels so natural and fast, barely having to make any corrections along the way. It just works, and it feels great. That's the iPhone 4S as a whole - fast, slick, smooth, reliable and beautiful.
As I mentioned, the 4S camera is superb. I am not disappointed at all, and I have taken many wonderful shots with it so far, filling my Flickr account with shots that have been invited to join various iPhone-ography groups and even having one of my shots featured in an iPhone photography app! :)
Gaming is great on the 4S, as it is on the 4, but the extra power of the S makes it slightly more pleasant.
Siri is genuinely useful at times, and although not a feature I thought I would make much use of, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked. I can speak to it in a regular natural voice and it understands me most of the time, which feels great and makes things like setting Reminders quick and simple.
Battery life is very good on this handset. I can get a full day from 7am-9pm of heavy use, or 2 days of light to medium use, which I'm very happy with, especially when using the camera regularly, having wifi on and sending/receiving lots of texts and emails.
With regards to storage space - don't forget iPhone is not able to expand for extra space! If you're at all into photography and want to take more than just a few video clips, or a heavy gamer who likes the best iphone games, get the 32gb, if not the 64gb version. I'm glad I went for the 64gb model - I've only had the phone a couple of months but already a 16gb model would have been full, and the 32gb model would be full soon enough from now.. The 64gb gives me plenty of life in the phone - the storage space will last me for a year or more, without having to worry about deleting videos/games to free up space for new things!
I love the iPhone 4S, it's a superb phone. I'd say if you aren't too bothered about photography or Siri, stick with the iPhone 4 (if you have it already, but don't get the 8gb model, it's pointless!!) but if like me, you're looking for the best camera phone, which also has the best photography apps, games and HD video recording with image stabilisation, you won't regret spending the extra cash on a shiny new 4S ;)
Summary: If you can afford it, get one! Don't skimp on storage if you're into video/games!