Wow.. Great review as ever.. :)
By reading news in all other sites, I really had started believing 4S is not good and up to the mark.. You have done a great job..
Last Sentence, just awesome..
Siri: Wait… there are other phones?
Keep it going guys..
People keep going on about the iPhone 5 - There will be no iPhone 5 as the 4s is the 5th model made (2g, 3g, 3gs, 4, 4s) And Apple have only made 2 different shapes. The next iPhone will be the iPhone 6 or some other name as I doubt they will keep using different numbers as it will get silly
I really don't get what spectacular browser performance people are talking about? My stock Galaxy S II gets in Opera Mobile about 91000 in BrowserMark and about 1600 in Sun Spider test. What's more important, someone here already posted a video of side-by-side real life browser comparison, in which SII is clearly better. And this even with the slower stock browser and whithout the optimizations of the Ice Cream Sandwich. Basically, the only trump iPhone has is it's graphics chip, which will probobably be useless for a while anyway, since developpers would not want to lose the weaker iPhone 4 market.
klear, 22 Oct 2011Apple is a thief. 4S copied from GS2.
+ Full HD video recording - how come no apple produc... morefunny boy
apple goes on its way improving iphone but samsung worked 3 years to make ipad like tablet and took only %20 market share
next iphone will remain the same mp whether others come off with 20mp camera with 2160p video recording :-P
klear, 22 Oct 2011That's Galaxy S not S2 forum. Those phones have been released ages ago. 4S was released ju... morelol last time i checked iphone 4s was beating gs2 and galaxy nexus in every benchmark test available..dont believe me check out gsmarena blog or gsmarena.com
Great review from GSM Arena. So from what I understand the review says,
iPhone 4S has:
Best Looks/Design - review page 2
Best Reception for calls - review page 4
Best Screen - review page 2
Best Touchscreen interface - review page 3
Best Camera - review page 6
Best Audio/Music player - review page 5
Best App store - review page 11
Best Storage - 16GB, 32GB, 64GB,
Fastest Browser - review page 7
Fastest Graphics - review page 3
Best Accessibility - review page 9
So can we say that the iPhone 4S is the BEST SMARTPHONE CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET??
I think so.
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2011I hate to argue with gsmarena but I'd say I also feel that their review is biased. they sai... morefirstly iphone needs no advertisement. Anyone inc apple say iphone is the fastest or strongest mobile in the world but that power with ios gives the best user experience. I have a lg optimus black and used sgs 2 but any of them can match up with iphone in terms of usability. Only thing I prefer android is flash support.
hats off to you guys at gsmarena... great and totally indepth review... i have read iphone 4s review on other sites but no site even comes close to you.. great work guys... and the review had an awesome end to it!!!
Well, since GSMarena didn't compare iPhone 4S shots' to SGS II and N9, who is the best 8MP cameraphone now? I'm not convinced when they say its the best 8MP cameraphone around. And also, I want to pit it against Nokia N8 and other 8MP camera out there in a same condition to see who is the real best 8MP cameraphone.
If iPad 2 GL is faster than 4S, this device is bad!
I have iPad 2 top model and i don't like some slow reactions in GL or browsing modes...
iPad 2 loose benchmarks vs SGS2 in all time...
•iOS 5 with iCloud integration (a trick to get more money cause free 5Gb is a ridiculous amount for 1080p videos)
•Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA (gs2 21Mps)
•Dual-band CDMA and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO support (costs reduction cause apple make only one model)
•3.5" 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 960 px resolution (Very good, but same "little" sized LG screen that previous iphone)
•Scratch-resistant glass front and rear, with fingerprint-resistant coating (Scratch resistant? Not gorilla glass)
•1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, Apple A5 SoC (800MHz)
•512MB of RAM ( 1 Gb is now the standard)
•Voice recognition, Siri virtual assistant (previous models not supported to make you upgrade if you wannt it)
•8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and touch focus
•1080p video recording at 30fps (one of the best cameras on the market, but not de best)
•Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotpsot
•GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass (Google powered, lol)
•16/32/64GB storage options (Where is the micro SD slot)
•Accelerometer, proximity sensor and a three-axis gyro sensor
•Active noise cancellation with a dedicated secondary microphone
•Standard 3.5 mm audio jack, stereo Bluetooth v4.0
•Excellent audio quality (i agree, but not the best in the market)
•Slim waistline at only 9.3mm (sgs2 8.5 and 116 g weight)
•Secondary front-facing VGA camera (are you kidding us? Sgs2 2Mp)
•Built-in Picture and Video editors
•Rich AppStore(Appstore for rich people)
•New antenna design and improved signal reception in poor signal areas = Samsung designed antenna, and no more antennagate.
Is a good phone, no doubt about it, but please, stop brainwashing people.
"Siri is very bad with accents."
So, unless you're a native of the US, Canada, or the UK, Siri will not work for you. Sad.
iphone 4s with a gpu which is 2x times more powerful than galaxy s2, with a lot better image and video quality than s2, fastest camera startup , one of the best signal reception , best audio quality and with a platform supporting a extremely huge amount of quality apps and games this is the best smartphone so far.
I don't like the way they changed the camera in the 4S. The iPhone 4 camera had natural noise, more like film grain rather than digital artifacts, whereas the 4S now looks very processed. The pics have weird digital noise and are overly sharpened. In my opinion, they look much worse than the N9 images in the photo comparison tool. The N9 images are detailed without having been overly sharpened and have a natural film grain type of noise, which is much more uniform and pleasant-looking.
The Boy with Red Hat, 22 Oct 2011All the phones have problems...
Check this on SG
http://www.samsunggalaxysforum.com/sams... moreThat's Galaxy S not S2 forum.
Those phones have been released ages ago. 4S was released just 1-2 weeks back. Yet, check the post count in those forums. About 1400 posts and about 93000 views just within 1 week. There are many more links which you can search. Just few days back phone arena ran a poll about this. Many users complaining about slow performance. Infact GS2 browser running on 1 year old old GB is smoother than 4S. There are countless posts saying iOS5 is very slow. Don't believe me, just try searching with "slow" as keyword only in thread titles. Don't take my word, go to the forums and check out yourself.
i think GSMarena just said what they just experience with iphone4s based on thier expectation...there is nothing bias here...i believe iphone/iOS is the best combo simply because apple control the dev of these...including the spec that will be included...for me i will choose iphone over android/HTC,samsung,motorola etc if apple will lower thier price & enable SD card & usb/bluetooth file transfer...until then its a no for me for iphone...by the way i am using an android phone(HD2 w/ custom ROM) before anyone of you would say i am bias
Lots of Android fanboys butthurt by a simple review.
Small group of SGS2 owners proud of their fast car, then suddenly Apple unleashes Ferraris to the masses. Must be so frustrating to Android owners, for so many casual users to have such a powerful phone that even does more.
Relax guys, that's the nature of competition. No doubt Android will then overtake iPhone, then iPhone 5 comes out etc etc.
Enjoy the phone that's best for you. iPhone 4S for me. Maybe something else for you. We should be free to choose.
to Abz @ t7RE
woww..,dats cool evn GNexus n SG2 score 331+..on Sun Spider :)
I hate to argue with gsmarena but I'd say I also feel that their review is biased.
they said "If you want to have the best possible audio output on your cell phone get an iPhone"
looking at their audio test graph the line is the same as Elm/Hazel. so how can they say iPhone is the best?
" The colors are vibrant and accurate, there are no artifacts."
you can easily see on their sample photos film grain even on the sky.
and lol it's the first time iv'e seen the main advantages so many when all they did was write the iPhone specs with a little addition here and there to make it look like the iPhone does have a lot of advantage =P.
phrases like "get an iPhone" should not be in reviews, they should be criticizing the phone in reviews not advertise it...