Apple iPhone 4S review: Fast 4ward

21 October 2011
The last thing you need is one that looks exactly like your ex. On a second thought, it's too early perhaps to end it. You two did look great together, your iPhone 4 and you. In fact you still do. iPhone 4S owners, this is between you and your phone's inner voice - Siri. iPhone 4 owners, this...

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  • buntz

wow, gsmarena nice review, got answers too all the questions, going to order my ip4s now

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  • 2011-10-21 23:21
  • P9by
  • uncle bob

Lol what biased review. Last time I'm coming to gsm arena

Honestly looks like an Apple press release ...sort it out

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  • 2011-10-21 23:19
  • 32Q6
  • ancakbutula

yes..but iphone 4S camera is less wide than the rest..and not mentioned in camera section?

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  • 2011-10-21 23:18
  • K1Gq
  • Anonymous

Only in Apple-world is a triple-click and tap-and-hold-for-2-seconds considered good UI design, lol

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  • 2011-10-21 23:16
  • 6D1H
  • Anonymous

Also, GSMarena, you are the first of many reviews to state that 4S camera is better than GSII and even N9. 4S sensor is tiny compared to N9's. GSII is much better in dark and light. Biased much?

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  • 2011-10-21 22:58
  • ptRT
  • Nico

Hey you GSMArena guys, I'll love your reviews and put a lot of faith in them, I never buy a phone without checking it on your page first! I have a request, though: what about a shootout between the 4S and the N9? A chance on that?

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  • 2011-10-21 22:41
  • pq}J
  • Ashura

> In reply to mrx @ 2011-10-21 22:37 from 6D1H - click to readWatch as that is probably what is going to happen

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  • 2011-10-21 22:40
  • MA%X
  • mrx

Considering that Siri is based server-side computing and not some magical iphone 4s hardware, I'd be extremely pissed at Apple for blocking all older iphones from the service.

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  • 2011-10-21 22:37
  • 6D1H
  • mrx

> In reply to Mr Bluesman @ 2011-10-21 22:12 from PnrB - click to readAnd why wouldn't it be? Did Apple figure out a way to defy laws of physics with their tiny sensor that Samsung and others couldn't figure out before?

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  • 2011-10-21 22:32
  • 6D1H
  • zet

And what's about the batterygate??

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  • 2011-10-21 22:26
  • mjb3
  • Mr Bluesman

Does Nokia N8 is still the king in photography department?

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  • 2011-10-21 22:12
  • PnrB
  • Nokia Fanboy PRO

> In reply to [deleted post]I saw this one coming based on the benchmarks of the iPad 2. The iPad 2's A5 blew past the rest of the pack and I am not surprised to see the results replicated on the 4S. If the A6 continues this trend then expect the iPhone 5 to have better benchmarks than the top 'droids, again.

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  • 2011-10-21 22:05
  • kJX3
  • Jigger

Ok. I am impressed with the 4s' browser, audio output and camera. But I still can't force myself to buy a overpriced, fragile and over rated (it is great, but still over rated IMO) product like an iPhone (and other Apple products).

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  • 2011-10-21 22:02
  • PGwZ
  • jack Sparo

> In reply to [deleted post]another fail? lol, what was the first fail?.. Apple has been winning ever since the first iphone, highest market company in the world!

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  • 2011-10-21 22:00
  • QGMH
  • dave

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2011-10-21 21:53 from kJX3 - click to readEh no Ipad 3 will be out in march next iphone will be out October Apple are not idiots and would not launch a new handset that soon.

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  • 2011-10-21 22:00
  • myA5
  • Anonymous

Why it doesnt have such a simple think as a radio???

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  • 2011-10-21 21:57
  • MZ52
  • Ashura

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2011-10-21 21:49 from kJX3 - click to readI was being sarcastic but ok

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  • 2011-10-21 21:55
  • MA%X
  • Nokia Fanboy PRO

> In reply to [deleted post]I think you are in disbelief that an iPhone can beat the hell out of the mighty SGS 2.

Rumors has it that the real iPhone 5 was supposed to come out with the 4S but was met with production difficulties so they will launch it with the iPad 3 instead.

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  • 2011-10-21 21:53
  • kJX3
  • airhis

mephone 4s just 1 addition why do people still buying this mephone, if people stop buying, mephone will wake up

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  • 2011-10-21 21:52
  • j0cq
  • Sinoj

Just planned to buy an iphone 4s ,but after reading its drawbacks from the first page , decided to buy a SG S2 OR a NEXUS PRIME or New moto RAZAR . Dear friends is it a good decision ? Thanks gsmarena for giving a unbiased review .

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  • 2011-10-21 21:49
  • fC$L