But you may find out what makes this phone is differently special than the predecessor. Okay then, on this page, I want to show you some of the iPhone 4S specs that look prominent on this phone.
iPhone 4S Specs - Design
As the next generation of iPhone 4, iPhone 4S looks really similar with the predecessor. No argue to that. Its core concept of square design on the front and back, but has rounded shape on every corner doesn’t really bring anything fresh to the market. However, if you have a chance to put them together side by side on the table, then you can see that there are some specific differences between these 2 phones.
On Apple iPhone 4S, the screen slider that you normally use to unlock the phone screen is placed on lower position than on the iPhone 4. It goes the same with the volume buttons. I think this is some kind of strategy from Apple to differentiate or to make them look different one to another. But the rest of it, Apple iPhone 4S still looks just the same with iPhone 4. Power button and headphone jack on the top of device. Camera on the back as usual. Volume buttons and screen slider on the left side. And the loudspeaker and cable port can be found on the bottom position.
Interface and Functionality
Just like the predecessor, the 3.5 inch screen of this phone is absolutely responsive to use. Based on the iPhone 4S specs, the big improvement is that iPhone 4S works much faster and smoother than before. And the screen is really tough from hand scratches or finger prints.
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Talking about the new guy to be found on this phone, Siri is definitely the one that deserve to get highlight. As a matter of fact, Siri becomes the most interesting feature that users want to test drive.
Siri, as you know or may not know, is the feature on iPhone 4S that allows you to tell this phone what to do. Yup, by using your voice in English, you can order your phone to do what you want to do as though this phone is your personal assistant. From sending text messages, opening applications or even asking for road direction can be done nicely with this feature.
Unfortunately, Siri is only available for English, German and French. But in the future, I believe Apple would obviously add some more languages to expand the market.
The same as usual, every time Apple rolls out the next generation of iPhone, it will also release the latest version of its operating system. If on iPhone 4, you were provided with iOS 4, then on this iPhone 4S, the next version called iOS 5 is introduced to the users. I know that iPhone 4 can also be upgraded with this iOS 5, but there are hardware and software limitations on iPhone 4 that cannot work with the iOS 5. For example is of course the Siri feature that cannot be used on iPhone 4.
In default, it’s really weird that Apple still doesn’t care about the existence of the biggest social media in the world, Facebook. Still no Facebook app can be found on this phone. Luckily, Twittering can still be done nicely with Twitter pre-installed application. While more social media applications, including Facebook app, can be downloaded on the App Store.
Besides as a smart phone, iPhone has been popularly known as a gaming device. It’s proved by the large collection of high quality 3D games spread out on the App Store. From the most popular first person shooter game called Modern Combat series (Gameloft), until the great looking racing game Need for Speed series can also be found for this platform. And apparently, iPhone 4S still wants to hold that predicate as gaming device to next years to come.
As a gaming platform, iPhone 4S is no doubt the best and top on its class. It’s even faster and smoother to run many high quality games than on the predecessors. If you face hang or glitch issue on the previous generation of iPhone or iPod Touch, then on this phone, all games work great and run perfectly.
One of the biggest improvements that can be found on iPhone 4S absolutely is the camera aspect. Based on the iPhone 4S specs, if on iPhone 4, you only get an already great 5MP camera, then on iPhone 4S, Apple has brought you a marvelous 8MP camera with the support of LED Flash and Auto-focus.
Taking photos with this phone is such a great experience. Unfortunately, in the darker environment with pretty low light, the quality photos is not really great, even with the help from LED flash.
However, you can manually improve the photo quality by adjusting the brightness or sharpness of the photos right away on this phone because iPhone 4S has been equipped with 22 Equalizer options for video and photo editing.
If iPhone 4 is only available for 16 GB and 32GB, then the iPhone 4S is sold in 3 different storage options. From 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. So the price can be varied depends on what storage option you wish to buy. And if you feel that 64 GB internal storage is not enough to store all of your important files, why don’t you use what Apple has provided to you as customer, the iCloud storage.
Yes, as you know or not, the one called iCloud storage is the new stuff from Apple that basically provides you an online storage to put your documents, photos, videos, music files and many things to the Apple iCloud server. All you need is just your Apple ID to get access to this iCloud feature on this phone.
Battery life has become the biggest strength of the latest generation iPhone 4. It’s no argue anymore that iPhone 4 has the best battery life than other competitor’s products around the market. It’s even really difficult to find the best contenders for iPhone 4 when it comes to battery life. iPhone 4 will absolutely win the battle. Unfortunately, bringing many new stuff on this phone, the battery on this phone drains pretty faster than on iPhone 4. Although it’s still tough.
On iPhone 4S, the battery would last around 6-8 hours in heavy usage. And what I meant as a heavy usage is one of these (not them together): (1) hours of gaming in the row, (2) hours of internet browsing and WiFi in the row.
Not to mention, listening music with this phone could last much much longer than using this phone for gaming or internet browsing.
Multimedia and Entertainment
Audio aspect also has been the pride of Apple’s iPhone. Listening to music or watching movies with iPhone 4S is absolutely a great experience. That sound quality is produced well on this phone and the screen delivers such a satisfying and amazing display.
Based on the iPhone 4S specs, the FM radio cannot be found on this phone. And Apple only provides you with online podcast or streaming radio with internet connection.
Bottom line, iPhone 4S is absolutely without a doubt a worth buying smart phone around the market. If you want a full packed multimedia features in one awesome device, then iPhone 4S is your best option, only if you have a huge budget. One of the best things that makes iPhone 4S better and stronger than any touch screen smart phones around the market is the battery life. Using this phone in heavy usage, it could last around 6-8 hours.
However, if you’ve already owned an iPhone 4, then you might want to wait for the next iPhone series and stick to that phone for a while. It’s been a rumor that iPhone 5 will soon arrive to the market with much much stronger machine than the iPhone 4S.
Otherwise, if you still want to upgrade your iPhone 4 with this iPhone 4S, then the biggest improvements are the Siri feature and 8MP camera.
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