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Apple iPhone 4S

Tuesday 18 October 2011

G-Rating

Rating of 4

The basics

The Apple iPhone 4S is the latest addition to Apple's iPhone range, packing some exclusive features and some big updates into the same skin as the Apple iPhone 4. Read our Apple iPhone 4S review to see if the changes make it worth upgrading.

The good

On the face of it, the Apple iPhone 4S looks identical to the Apple iPhone 4. That's no bad thing, as even a year on, it's still one of the nicest looking smartphones on the market. It also offers the best quality, proving tactile and strong. The inclusion of Siri is one of the biggest differentiators between the Apple iPhone 4S and the Apple iPhone 4. A personal assistant, Siri takes voice activation to the next level. You'll be able to carry out virtually any of the iPhone's functions simply by asking Siri. Unlike most voice recognition packages, you'll be able to chat to Siri – with the application recognising full sentences, rather than just single words. From entering events into the calendar, to searching for files, it's an intuitive, effective and worthy addition to iOS 5. It's not just software changes with the Apple iPhone 4S, however, as there's also a brand new processor. It's the same dual-core chip as the Apple iPad 2, and helps the iPhone to run faster and more smoothly than ever before. The camera on the iPhone 4S gets a boost, and now features an 8-megapixel sensor. With a larger f/2.4 aperture, it offers better image quality than before, with sharper snaps also on offer.

The bad

If you don't think you'd use Siri, you'd be just as well sticking to the Apple iPhone 4 over the iPhone 4S. Sure, the camera is better, but there's nothing wrong with the iPhone 4's 5-megapixel snapper. The iPhone 4S's ancestor also manages perfectly well when it comes to speed and responses, and you can download iOS 5 for your current iPhone.

The bottom line

That said, if you're looking to upgrade your iPhone, or swapping from a different handset, the Apple iPhone 4S is a fantastic smartphone. Stylish, well made, easy to use and packed with features, there's loads to like.
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i love my phone and sri is great to use

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sam kapoor

The Iphone 4s has an 8-megapixel camera with Flash, HDR support and HD video recording. In other words the device can offer you some great pictures while on the go. But some Iphone 4s camera creates problems like hanging, auto restart and showing us black screen. It’s usually happens when either the phone has dropped down or it has got some major injuries. I just had the same camera problem with my iphone 4s device. I was thinking that factory reset can solve my problem but nothing happened. So I start searching remedy on internet and I found my solution at http://howmobile.net/apple-iphone/2853-solution-camera-issues-iphone.html when I was not getting any perfect solution for my device. I applied the above solution on my Iphone 4s and it worked. Now my Iphone camera is working. Hope the solutions would also solve your problem. Thanks

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Bruce Raymond

After seeing alot of my mates, with phones that are on the verge of tablets, mp Ipone4s, is so much a better all round phone Siri, is a gadget that I don't use that often, but it's cool!

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Antheman123

The new voice Siri recognition is excellent

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