The juiciest fruit in the orchard
In short, the iPhone 4S is a superb mobile; the digital PA app is a unique selling point, and the 8MP camera is fantastic. Unfortunately, the battery life leaves a lot to be desired but, in reality, this can only be expected from an Apple phone.
What We Like
There’s a lot to be said about Apple’s latest release, the iPhone 4S; whilst it may not look any different from its predecessor at first glance, the company have made some vast improvements.
The most obvious of these is the inclusion of Siri, a digital assistant that acts like your very own PA. This feature makes the mobile one of the most advanced devices available on the market right now, as more and more people discover the joys of this voice activated app that will answer pretty much any question you could care to throw at it, as well as take your orders too.
With a dual core A5 chip, you can be sure that the latest iPhone is up to the task of performing. Not only did we find that the majority of commands can occur twice as quickly now, we were pleased to discover that graphic speeds are an amazing 7 times quicker here in comparison to the 4S.
As we would expect from a phone of this calibre, the Apple iPhone 4S has an 8MP camera, making it perfect for capturing precious moments. Due to the operating system, iOS 5, these photos can be adjusted and corrected straight away, before uploading on to social networking sites such as Facebook.
Connecting to other devices has never been easier, as the iPhone 4s has been given Bluetooth 4.0. This is something we have never seen before on a mobile, and it is definitely a worthwhile upgrade; transferring data is a lot quicker now, and it takes less of a toll on the battery life, as it uses less power.
One of the most major flaws found with the iPhone 4 was its inability to make phone calls. Thankfully Apple seem to have addressed this problem here, equipping the 4S with two antennas, giving their fan base far better reception than they had before.
What We Don't Like
Overall, there is very little negativity surrounding the iPhone 4S. We found that the 3.5 inch touch screen is a little on the small side in comparison to that that are found on the many Android mobiles out there, but this is a slight issue really.
The main thing here to consider is the mobile’s battery life; with all of the features that Apple have got going on, you would think that they would have supplied the iPhone 4S with a powerful battery. Sadly though, this isn’t the case, and the majority of users will find themselves needing to recharge daily, which may be more than a little irritating if nothing else.
There is no doubt in our minds that Apple have produced a brilliant phone here; the digital personal assistant is a superb feature that will have many entranced, and the reception has been vastly improved too with the inclusion of two antennas, instead of the standard one. The battery life on this mobile leaves a lot to be desired but, as long as you can be sure that you won’t be too far from an electrical socket for any length of time, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue.