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The iPhone 4S looks identical to last year's model but comes in a new 64GB flavor and upgrades the camera to include an 8-megapixel sensor with improved low-light performance and 1080p video capture. In terms of performance the new iPhone is reportedly up to 2x faster and is also capable of running on faster HSPA+ networks, reaching theoretical download speeds of up to 14.4Mbps.
Ability to use the volume up button for shutter control.
IOS 5x update makes it much easier to shoot photos quickly.
Fast Web speeds.
Solid call quality.
Tons of apps.
Full HD video recording.
Improved antenna design for speedier download speeds.
Excellent for gaming.
Innovative Siri personal assistant.
Upgraded camera from 5MP to 8MP.
Higher storage capacity.
Refined iOS 5
Excellent hardware construction, easy interface, excellent camera, speed to spare.
Dual-core A5 processor.
Maintains Excellent Usability Expected from an iPhone.
Image quality still not on par with even entry-level dedicated digital cameras.
Still no user control over shutter speed.
Poor social-networking integration.
Same design to the outgoing model.
Gets warm in the hand after extended usage.
Not the most drop-friendly smartphone available.
Siri doesn't understand local names well.
Limited codec support.
Siri is not practical.
No FM Radio.
No file sharing over Bluetooth.
No mass storage mode.
Outdated contacts menu
On-screen keyboard is quite small.
Placement of the lens takes some getting used to.
No manual control of ISO and White Balance.
A larger, dedicated shutter button would be nice.
ICloud data sync costs after a miserly 5GB.
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By TechSpot on October 05, 2011
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By The Imaging Resource on May 10, 2012
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By Digital Photography School on May 01, 2012
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By techcrunch.com on April 22, 2012
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By Phone Arena on April 12, 2012
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By Phone Arena on April 10, 2012
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By Photo Answers on March 21, 2012
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By CNET UK on March 13, 2012
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By Phone Arena on February 24, 2012
Here’s the deal people. We’re well aware that the iPhone 4S is a venerable smartphone that’s sure to continue with success, as it has done so in the past countless times, but this latest version doesn’t quite have the same level of fresh appeal found...
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