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The iPhone 4S is a touchscreen smartphone from the Apple company.

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Pros

Upgraded to dual-core A5 CPU

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Improved 8 megapixel camera capable of shooting video in 1080p HD, and great low-light performance

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Futuresque, voice-activated digital assistant named "Siri" only available on 4S

6 agree

iOS5 adds Android's notification system, which is great to use

5 agree

good display resolution (320dpi) aka 'retina display'

5 agree

Improved battery life because of efficient CPU

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up to 64GB internal memory

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

small display at 3.5"

6 agree

no user-removable/replaceable battery

5 agree

Not a revolutionary upgrade over iPhone 4

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same physical design: rear glass prone to shattering, glass edges poorly built into device

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microSIM card is very uncommon, impossible to travel with or swap card with another phone

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proprietary docking connector (no standard microUSB port)

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no expandable memory (no microSD card slot)

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less battery life compared to iPhone 4

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The iPhone 4S is a touchscreen smartphone from the Apple company. Functioning as the successor to the company's standard iPhone 4 device, this model incorporates a number of hardware upgrades and never-before-seen software features in effort to appeal to a wider variety of users. Available in black and white color options just like its predecessor, the 4S adds a 64GB storage option in addition to the existing 16 and 32GB capacities. Retaining the 3.5-inch IPS retina display, the unit's rear-facing camera has been upgraded from 5 to 8 megapixels with an f/2.4 aperture lens for brighter, bolder shots. Video recording quality has been boosted to full 1080p from the previous 720p standard, with 30 frames-per-second rendering added to the iPhone's front-facing VGA camera. The inclusion of a dual-core A5 processing chip provides a considerable boost in computing performance, nearly doubling the phone's graphical support for the improvement of videos and applications alike. Perhaps most notable amongst the 4S feature set is the addition of the Siri voice assistant, an intelligent software peripheral that responds to questions and commands prompting call and text support, maps and weather information, scheduling, directions and more. Running the fifth-generation of Apple's iOS platform, the unit also introduces iCloud online content storage for instant wireless access to the user's music, photos and documents. 

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Features

  • Available in gloss black and gloss white color options 
  • Available in 16, 32 and 64GB storage capacities 
  • Dual-core Apple A5 processor 
  • Siri voice command assistant 
  • 8-megapixel digital camera with with flash, autofocus and f/2.4 aperture 
  • Front-facing VGA camera at 30fps
  • 1080p HD video capture 
  • FaceTime video calling 
  • Accelerometer, digital compass and gyroscope
  • Micro SIM card support 
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Erik
10/06/2011 03:48

I'm always skeptical of voice commands. "Txt my wife I'll be home in 30 minutes." "NOOO, don't delete all email from wife from the last 30 days...AAHH..."

However, I must admit that Siri looks pretty good. I'm nervous it's almost too good. Txting while driving will definitely be on the rise.

Dom

Dom

11/29/2011 12:56

I wouldn't mind playing around with Siri, apparently the responses can be quite humorous :-)
Got excited when Android got the voice commands, but after a few times playing around I've rarely ever used them. The only time is in the car.... otherwise, it's too socially awkward. I'm basically never going to send a text or do a search on anything if there's any remote chance of someone hearing me. Makes me feel like a total dork.

Erik

Erik

11/29/2011 11:12

Haha true, @dom
Sometime I use Android voice commands to send a txt, Kik or GTalk while walking in a parking lot. I ensure no one is within earshot that way.

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