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Apple iPhone 4S Review

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Well-known and so far new, the iPhone 4S may not appear different from the exterior, but within it’s an extremely different being. Apple presenting its 5th-gen smartphone wants to take us to the next dimension of smartphones with their devil the –iPhone 4S– which is amazingly fast, very-well armed with specifications and hence other rivals beware! But iPhone 4S does really has the guts to be your all-in-one smartphone? We’re about to see in our iPhone 4S review below:

Pros

  • Amazing shooter
  • Smart & elegant design
  • Remarkable display quality
  • Snappy processor
  • Hosts a lot of new apps

Cons

  • Siri is restricted to UK only (for now)
  • Identical to the preceding iPhone 4 in terms of design

iPhone 4S Specifications

General

2G Network        GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network        HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 -CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

Announced        2011, October

Status             Available. Released 2011, October

Size

Dimensions        115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

Weight        140 g

Display

Type        LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size        640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches (~330 ppi pixel density)

  • Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface
  • Multi-touch input method
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • Three-axis gyro sensor
  • Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

SOUND

Alert types        Vibration, MP3 ringtones

Loudspeaker        Yes

3.5mm jack        Yes

MEMORY

Phonebook        Virtually limitless entries and fields, Photocall

Call records        100 received, dialed and missed calls

Built-in        16/32/64 GB capacity, 512 MB RAM

Card slot        No

DATA

GPRS        Yes

EDGE        Yes

3G        HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps

WLAN    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth    Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Infrared port    No

USB        Yes, v2.0

CAMERA

Primary    8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash,

Features    Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection

Video        1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging

Secondary    VGA

FEATURES

OS    iOS 5

Processor    1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, Apple A5 chipset

Messaging    iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser    HTML (Safari)

Radio        No

Games    Downloadable, incl. motion-based

Colors    Black, White

GPS    Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java    No

  • Micro SIM card support only
  • Scratch-resistant glass back panel
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter integration
  • Digital compass
  • Google Maps
  • Audio/video player and editor
  • Image editor
  • Voice command/dial
  • TV-out

BATTERY

Type        Regular battery, Li-Po 1432 mAh

Stand-by    Up to 200 h (2G) / Up to 200 h (3G)

Talk time    Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)

Music play    Up to 40 hours

iPhone 4S Design

If you ever held an iPhone 4 in your hand, you will feel the same experience when holding the iPhone 4S, for the reason that it bears almost the same design. This was not a point of complaining since the same iPhone 4 look is gorgeous and admired in present days too!

iPhone 4S Operating System

The iPhone 4S is operated by iOS 5, which is the latest edition of Apple’s mobile software. In iOS 5 you get the same basic feel but with added features and aspects.

iPhone 4S Processor

The iPhone 4S features a bigger processor to the iPhone 4 in the form of the A5 chip. And it sure feels really efficient, with applications being launching instantly, navigation and speedy typing giving instant response to every single tap.

iPhone 4S Camera

The iPhone 4S equips a new 8 MP shooter which has optic tech, as well as face-detection feature, rear illumination (titter) and a new sensor. As far as image quality is concerned, we were pleased with the iPhone 4S’s camera, the captured image gave more natural feel than iPhone 4.

While, the camera of the iPhone 4S provides excellent depth of field. In addition, the 1080p video recording is also very crispy and punchy!

Conclusion

The iPhone 4S is no doubt still leading the smartphone war, but the distance has lessened considerably, with Android and even Windows Phone mobiles becoming gradually more handy and elegant. Reviewing the whole mobile industry from different angles, we’re not sure if the iPhone 4S helps to maintain the leadership of for another whole year or not. But we sure can say that iPhone 4S is the best smartphone to date.

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