iPhone 4S over iPhone 4: Should I stay or should I go?

20 October 2011
A lot of people are wondering which iPhone is the right one for them - both people looking to upgrade their own one and people who are just joining the Apple phone party. How much more do you get with the 4S, over the iPhone 4? If you're wondering just that, we're here to help by putting the two...

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  • marko

Love the new security problem i discovered with siri.Even with the lock on i can bypass it by asking siri to take me to my pictures and it does.So whats the point in having my passcode on?Yet another amazing floor for my so called perfect phone.Wish id stuck to android now.

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  • 2011-10-21 09:30
  • 0FcN
  • z

no galaxy nexus?

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  • 2011-10-21 09:30
  • YeH{
  • i wil buy an iphone

thanks gsmarena, great review. I will go for 4s, thanks again for helping me to choose.

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  • 2011-10-21 09:25
  • 7txA
  • Wolffstein

Who borrowed the voice for Siri? It's very sexy ...;)

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  • 2011-10-21 06:41
  • na0C
  • Lol

Optimus 3d best value for money by far.

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  • 2011-10-21 05:49
  • 0CYB
  • Eddie.Q

Here's an excellent review of Siri by Brandon Miniman of pocketnow.com:


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  • 2011-10-21 05:12
  • tA{J
  • Anonymous

nah will stick with android thank you very much

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  • 2011-10-21 05:07
  • vmAS
  • Anonymous

it's funny how others brag about iphone fails at drop test. it is the responsibility of the owner to take care of his phone.

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  • 2011-10-21 04:47
  • v0qG
  • regarding_CDMA

I think the CDMA option on i4s should be put with asterisk (*) because iphone doesn't support CDMA RUIM. only CDMA inject.

So, it's not really an advantage to have CDMA in i4s, as no one can't use it while traveling.

It's only useful for anyone who use CDMA right now, and want to travel and use GSM at another country.

And sidenote.... CDMA is falling and falling. more and more CDMA celular network switch to 3G(WCDMA) and 4G (LTE), so the benefit only for CDMA user.

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  • 2011-10-21 04:30
  • sS@2
  • beckon

> In reply to [deleted post]Eeewww!

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  • 2011-10-21 04:19
  • vaPx
  • -ALi-

> In reply to ThePacemaker @ 2011-10-20 21:18 from LYey - click to readCorrect. I was thinking the same thing when viewing the videos. The Device must has "Yellow Gate" tint screen problem. But as reports say that its just the glue which was used while manufacturing and the problem will go away in a week or two.

@no matter. Don't compare them to drop tests. I've seen iPhone surviving from 12 foot height and breaking from a desk of 3 foot... Even seen a sgs2 broken from 4 feet height. So it doesn't matter what they are made of, it matters how you use it. I drop my phone a lot so I use safe holster for iPhone. Hope You Agree...

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  • 2011-10-21 03:24
  • nTTV
  • super trousers

what about the 4s battery in standby compared to 4?

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  • 2011-10-21 01:45
  • nIVF
  • Asemahdi

if you are an iPhone 3GS user or never used an iPhone before then definitely go for iPhone 4S. Otherwise, it's not worth it to get an iPhone 4S if you already own an iPhone 4.

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  • 2011-10-21 01:10
  • pFkU
  • Anonymous

> In reply to mark @ 2011-10-20 21:48 from mqMt - click to readYou may be glad to know that reports indicate significantly louder speakers for the iPhone 4S, one report mentioned it to be 6 decibels above the iPhone 4.

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  • 2011-10-20 23:23
  • 3Ybw
  • Anonymous

me sticking with iphone 4..but will get iphone 5 for sure

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  • 2011-10-20 23:21
  • kWMZ
  • Anonymous

The performance is quite good - OK, the best, but it's still too small screen for anything. Especially when you put both your thumbs on it. And iOS is still a limited system as it was.

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  • 2011-10-20 23:15
  • mMFQ
  • Eddie.Q

One word to describe Siri: Amazing! For those of you still not willing to accept, here's a link:


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  • 2011-10-20 23:03
  • tA{J
  • The Boy with Red Hat

I will get one but just because my iPhone 3GS is dying on me :(

No more chances is time for a change (kinda of) but I don't want to spend $ 200 dlls for repair my old 3GS I will get a better one!!!

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  • 2011-10-20 23:03
  • Pr@3
  • cnick6

what about Iphone4 with iOS5 -- audio quality tests -- voice quality and speakerphone tests? Heard that iOS5 has improved quality versus pre-iOS5 thanks to updated firmware.

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  • 2011-10-20 22:58
  • xTJH
  • jackhammeR

Same shi%^ every year.
And now, when Samsung and HTC and even MOTO passed the border with 720p screens, Iphone lost one of his main points.
Now the only good or bad thing, depends on what you prefer, is IOS...because the hardware is nothing better than competitors.

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  • 2011-10-20 22:32
  • n$$N