Apple iPhone 4S Picking up where amazing left off.The dual-core A5 chip delivers even more power. The 8MP camera with all-new optics also shoots 1080p HD video. And with Siri, iPhone 4S does what you ask. Talk about amazing. Siri. The intelligent assistant that helps you get things done. All you have to do is ask. Now you can use your voice to use your iPhone.
Unhappiness about its lack of a new design aside, Cupertino chose to do most of the tinkering underneath the smartphone’s bonnet. This makes for an all-round faster experience, such as in its new dual-antenna design, which allows the 4S to intelligently switch between these to send and receive data. In practice, this translated to significantly faster downloads over 3G, compared to the iPhone 4.
Apple also included its A5 chipset, which incorporates a dual-core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor along with a PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU - the same chipset that does duty on the mighty iPad 2. Although it doesn’t match the frequency of Android-powered dual-core boasting rivals the likes of the Samsung Galaxy SII and HTC Sensation, the difference the A5 makes is no less discernible. Its use has resulted in smoother and noticeably quicker performance whilst navigating the iOS 5 mobile operating system (OS) and when opening, running and closing apps.
That said battery life is still not the best though, and will see you having to charge the device at the end of the day (more or less depending on factors such as internet use, calls made, wi-fi active and more).
The iPhone 4S’s iOS 5 operating system may look a lot like iOS 4, but there are numerous improvements. This includes the BBM-like iMessage instant messaging service, allowing users to send and receive messages, as well as multimedia content such as photos to other iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users over 3G and Wi-Fi.
Unlike BBM though this IM-client isn’t an app which you open, since it involves going to Messages, as you would do if you wished to send an SMS. The phone will automatically pick up if the number you are sending the message to is an iMessage-capable mobile device, allowing you cheaper rates by sending the messages via the data network.
Besides iMessage you will also have access to other new functionality including Twitter intergration, being able to access the camera and music player from the lock screen, as well as the enhanced Android-rivalling notification system along with a pull-down bar displaying the weather forecast for your area amongst others.
Voicing admiration for one cool and handy piece of software
One function that the iPhone 4S sports over any other iOS 5-running mobile device is of course the helpful Siri, an intelligent digital assistant for the smartphone. Voice commands and voice search functionality certainly aren’t new, but Siri’s ability to understand context definitely is. Like most voice-controlled apps, using Siri can be a hit-and-miss affair, but when it works (more often than not), it enables users to speak naturally to the phone as though they are talking to another human being. Unfortunately you need to be connected to the net for Siri to do its business.
Siri doesn't just have its practical uses, such as calling people, setting reminders, searching for info on the web and sending SMSs. It can further be used to indulge in some clever dialogue. For instance, we asked it what the best iPhone is that Apple makes and it replied: “The one you’re holding.” When asked who makes the best computers it came back with: “All truly intelligent users prefer Macintosh”. Telling Siri “I love you” came back with “You hardly know me.”
As flashy as Siri is the iPhone 4S’s new 8 MP rear-facing camera with a new custom lens, a larger f/2.4 aperture and an advanced hybrid IR filter to produces sharper, brighter and accurate images. By employing this snapper we were able to capture more crisp looking, well lit and detailed photos when compared to the iPhone 4’s camera.
It certainly is one of the best, if not the best, camera on a smartphone. You are able to use a grid now to help with composition, while on-board touch-up is also possible via a number of post capturing editing tools. The latter includes a cropping tool, red-eye reduction and auto-enhance feature. This new camera also allows for the recording of full HD (1080p) videos, putting it in the same video-recording league as devices such as the LG Optimus 3D.
|Operating System||iOS 5|
|Screen Size||3.5 inch|
|Sim Support||Single Sim|
|Connectivity||WiFi, EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth, USB|
|Processor Type||Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9|
|Warranty||2 Months Warranty|
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