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Apple iPhone 4S review: Fast 4ward

21 October 2011 | Read the review | Post your comment
Apple iPhone 4S review: Fast 4ward - read the full textThe 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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> In reply to Lechero @ 2012-03-04 04:01 from 86gC - click to readYou're right! For those who claim iPhone is better than Galaxy S2, for starters, check out the "main disadvantages" section of both phones. Galaxy S2 has only 4 disadvantages, while iPhone 4S has 11! And for those who are too lazy to do that, ask yourselves this:
Does iPhone 4S have Bluetooth File Transfer? No it doesn't. Galaxy S2 does.
Does iPhone 4S have a normal SIM card slot? No it doesn't. Galaxy S2 does.
Does iPhone 4S have an SD card slot? No it doesn't. Galaxy S2 does.
Does iPhone 4S have Flash Player support? No it doesn't. Galaxy S2 does.
Can iPhone 4S transfer files to your computer without installing annoying programs on it? No it can't. Galaxy S2 can.
Does iPhone 4S have downloading from sites other than iTunes? No it doesn't. Galaxy S2 does.
Why can't people understand, iPhone is overpriced rubbish!

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  • 2012-03-15 19:53
  • p@BC

3 reasons why I hate apple's Iphone.

1. IOS 5 screwed up the easy possibility to unlock the phone and IOS 5 copied the drop down menu page off android.

2. The Iphone PHYSICAL technology is being surpassed by fellow android cellphones (face recognition, fingerprint reading, larger brilliant screen, adobe flash, and cool accessories - samsung and motorola are beating the hell out of Apple right now).

3. It cost too much for nothing, and hard time to transfer my contacts to non-iphone (had to buy google sync on itunes for that...what a shame!)

APPLE IS PLAYING CATCH UP and ANDROID LEADS!

And by the way Samsung Galaxy S2 is faster than an Iphone4S.

I am fine with my Motorola Atrix (with bluetooth keyboard, bluetooth car speaker roadster, multimedia dock with Webtop integrated in the phone). I got all accessories for cheap (a total of 100$ on craigslist). Dual Core, pretty much fast (rooted + unlocked) and deleted all unwanted softwares factory pre installed.

With Android, I feel that I am the master of my phone. (with Iphone your just another slave inside a semi-closed source)

AND STOP TALKING ABOUT PLAYING GAMES ON YOUR PHONES...its a smartphone, something to be productive with!!!! Get a XBOX or PS3 if you want to play games and eat chips at home.

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  • 2012-03-04 04:01
  • 86gC

I owned ip4 n ip4s..n sg2.
Sg2 non g, larger screen is nice..phone is slim but always overheat once in awhile..last week it just gave in...phone can't charge n keeps restarting..went to service center..drop the phone..still waiting it..this sucks..software support is not very good too..updates are slow..kies sucks...I have to troubleshoot to get it to recognize my sg2..
Customization for android is cool though..but less free paids app..u got to have black market if u wan free paid apps..being able to watch tv series of hong kong for free is big plus..n dlna to any compatible HDTV is a major plus too..apple tv just too expensive here in Malaysia..
But...for everyday use apple iPhone 4s is my best companion..Siri is great..n the iOS interface is just so nice to use on a daily basis..it's just so clean and user friendly..but I dont have a Mac to manage my photo or I have to purchase an adobe photoshop for my pc...sigh..a let down here for me...any I can't mirror stuff to my HDTV wirelessly..seems apple wanna tie us to its product..
Anyway..it's up to user for preference..for multimedia..I would choose my sg2 cause it gives more option..daily I will stick wif my 4s

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  • 2012-02-24 19:48
  • tVuQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-26 05:54 from 4cSD - click to readhmmmmm
on a xperia play ?
It start to have psp game also .

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  • 2012-02-07 04:01
  • IVDQ

> In reply to theaffidavit @ 2011-11-18 17:18 from ut3v - click to readTry it youself
you can open a video running while open another browser
i won tell you how
don be lazy
you have so much of time writing this nonsense then you must have time to research for it .

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  • 2012-02-07 03:55
  • IVDQ

> In reply to munnu @ 2012-01-03 08:42 from QPVU - click to readAs much as I love my new 4s, I have to say that I'm disappointed with Siri. I was going to write a lengthy moan but I found this article which just about sums it up - http://gizmodo.com/5864293/sir...ken-promise.
GSMArena really should have mentioned these limitations in their review. I'm not saying that they are fanboys, I'm just surprised that such a thorough website would write just a paragraph on Siri (which anyway sounded more like an Apple PR statement) rather than giving Siri the hands on treatment it should have got; after all Apple have chosen to make Siri one of the phone's biggest selling points.

Other than that though I love my 4s. I originally had a Galaxy S and would defend it (and Android) to the limit but I have to say that the 4s is a seriously good piece hanset and I am very impressed :)

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  • 2012-01-25 07:26
  • mqTh

i think teen s favarote galaxy s2 nd blackberryy .iphone borring

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  • 2012-01-23 10:15
  • PEq2

Please post an entire review on galaxy s2 vs iphone 4s just like the review on iphone4 vs galaxy s,plz.

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  • 2012-01-21 12:17
  • tTbE

one of the main disadvantage in GSMarena perspective in the Camera section if not having protective lens but obviously this comment doesn't apply to iP4/iP4S

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  • 2012-01-21 09:20
  • nTpT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-11 19:10 from 0}$} - click to read"Boring phone!"
How is it boring when it has all the apps in the world.

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  • 2012-01-17 00:37
  • 4cZT

> In reply to vince @ 2012-01-07 10:42 from Kg{q - click to readvince
"how to turn off 3G??"

Install iOS 5.1, it has a 3G toggle.

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  • 2012-01-15 22:28
  • 4cZT

Boring phone!

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  • 2012-01-11 19:10
  • 0}$}

how to turn off 3G??

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  • 2012-01-07 10:42
  • Kg{q

You don't understand why the iPhone 4s got excellent review despite allegedly so many problems on it according to what you wrote. I merely mentioned that if this is the case, then perhaps these problems are not that significant. I also mentioned that all the haters will continue to say this this site is Pro-apple, and that everyone who gives an iPhone 4 a good review is an apple fanboy. Thats all.

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  • 2012-01-03 08:42
  • QPVU

If you want free paid apps for iPhone everyday, go to or get appshopper.com app. Android paid apps don't go free like on iOS.

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  • 2011-12-26 08:25
  • 4cZT

> In reply to theaffidavit @ 2011-11-18 17:18 from ut3v - click to readI have a sg2 and its my first smartphone dude it just rocks i love it

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  • 2011-12-23 20:09
  • i}nP

I am using Iphone 4s for a While and let me be very precise that i have already used Galaxy S2... Yes i am making this statement post my experience with these Devices.

Apple Iphone 4 S Rocks and is the best phone in the market compared to any other phone... It has never failed on my expectation and i feel where happy on my decision to scrap andriod and chose Apple.

Anyways Andriod is good but still not the Best not near to apple......

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  • 2011-12-19 12:58
  • Mf3p

> In reply to alps @ 2011-12-05 07:51 from wcY} - click to read@alpsReportRating0
please tell me, does a dual-core processor make my phone ring louder? next week im about to buy galaxy s2, cus i cant afford an iphone :(

My iphone 4s has louder speaker and higher sound quality than my galaxy s2. If that is what you want to know.

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  • 2011-12-16 07:10
  • 4cZT

> In reply to alps @ 2011-12-05 07:51 from wcY} - click to readGo for SGS2. I used to want iPhone 4S before, but then I took an arrow in the knee.

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  • 2011-12-15 07:49
  • HvX$

> In reply to PrinceTT @ 2011-12-04 12:04 from 0Uhw - click to readI think people need to try both iPhone 4S and Galaxy S2 then decide for themselves. I own both of these devices and I prefer the 4S because of all the apps it has and it works whenever I want it to do something. My Sleep Cycle alarm app on iPhone 4S hasn't failed on me yet. I can't say the samething about alarm apps on Android.

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  • 2011-12-15 00:32
  • 4cZT

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