- Camera by sony
- Processor, memory, internal antenna by samsung
- Display (Retina Display) by Samsung and LG
- Assembly in china
Apple only made iOS and itunes.
From Tech Radar review:
Let's make no bones about it: the iPhone 4S is one of the best phones on the market at the moment, and the best thing Apple has ever created.
I don't see the point of arguing about this review because this will not change the way we think about iOS and iPhones. In the end the same old disscusion wil remain: Not that about the hardware qualities of the phone..but about the software. iPhone 4S has its hardware upgraded to match the current trend (except ram - but with no proper multi-tasking that is no problem for it). But iOS remains the same -ok, with upgraded cheerd by iOs fans- a closed OS with the same drawbacks. And don't tell abut SIRI..it's useless outside English speaking countries..
In the final, this review greets a new smartphone, but it will not change the mind of Android and WM users about Apple, that will still belive it's crap. And Apple users will be happy about their choice and brag about it. And it's simple as this. everyone is entitled to their own opinion (be it paid or not :P )and has the freedom to express it.
I, for example, i don't ever consider buying an Apple product now, cause i don't like iOS. I will stick loyal to HTC (Android OS. Now i own a HD2 with WM6.5 and a Desire with a rock solid custom rom from xda-developers and i'm very happy with them) and I'll upgrade my HD2 with the HTC's flagship of april 2012 (as a gift for my birthday :P ).
Of course, if Apple will change its iOS to mach my needs that are currently fulfiled by Android..I will take Apple into consideration, because im'n not narrowed minded...but this will probably happen when the pigs will fly :P
AnonD-7043, 23 Oct 2011Delete all my comments. But truth is truth. This site is for Apple by Apple fanboys. Apple Ars... moreIts pretty sad that you are confusing your narrow-minded thoughts with reality...
pc world has a comparison of 4s and galaxy s ii camera, it says that galaxy s ii is better than 4s in 1080p video recording:http://www.pcworld.com/article/241955/smartphone_camera_battle_iphone_4s_vs_the_android_elite.html
AnonD-7043, 23 Oct 2011Delete all my comments. But truth is truth. This site is for Apple by Apple fanboys. Apple Ars... moreI have been following GSM since years now, and to be honest they are one of the few review sites that not a fan of apple products and especially iphone, go read the old reviews.
gsmarena is not biased at all. They gave good reviews to Galaxy S, Galaxy SII and now iPhone 4S. You can look them up if you don't believe me. I have all three of these phones. The down side of iPhone 4S is the screen size for me. The new iOS 5 has improved tremendously with built-in dictionary, wireless sync, icloud and notification center. iPhone 4S is definitely faster than Galaxy SII overall. I have seen hiccup with 1 sec freeze from time to time on SGSII but other than it's very smooth. Galaxy SII has yellow tint(not that noticeable to me) and pink camera issues.
Delete all my comments. But truth is truth. This site is for Apple by Apple fanboys. Apple Arselicking site. Ip4S (iPhone For Asss).
[deleted post]I think it would be good for you to stop the "Jobs" remarks, how about it? Give the man the respect he deserves, even more so now that he's lost the fight. Read the review again, then swallow your pride and admit that the iPhone is simply a fantastic phone.
AnonD-25867, 23 Oct 2011GSMArena is not biased. They've reviewed a great phone, it is just proper to say good things ... moreExactly mate... When a new Android phone gets a great review, they say "Wow! A great phone and a great review!" Now if any other phone gets a great review they start complaining like kids that GSMArena is biased and this is a paid article... Accept it guys... iPhone 4S is a great phone and it deserves the hype...
[deleted post]GSMArena is not biased.
They've reviewed a great phone, it is just proper to say good things about it.
They did say great things too with SGS2, would you accused them of being biased with Samsung, too?
Here's to you...GROW UP!
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2011Even Gizmodo who had a lot of trouble with Apple, has done a review and say iPhone 4S is simpl... moreUhh despite having trouble w/ Apple, they have always been HUGE apple fanboys. Moreso than Engadget and even GSMArena
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2011Definitely. iOS has no multi-tasking itself. They have no clue about those stuffs. Why would i... moreFix the "battery gate"
"Drain the battery.. I drained it and while it was at 1% it lasted quite a while which means to me that the % calibration is off.
I let it sit for about 3 hours. Not sure if it helped in the end but thats what I did and my phones battery life is perfect right now.
Charge the phone overnight with the phone off.
My battery life has close to DOUBLED with what i did..."
It's not iPhone 4S battery gate, same thing has happened with iOS4 too, first times battery is crap, then you let it drain battery so phone shut itself, after that charge the phone and now you have much better battery life. This is so called battery calibration. Also if you have new iPhone like iPhone 4S it takes couple of time to really take everything out of that battery it needs to be calibrated.
I'v got more than a hour more of pure usage time with my iPhone 3GS than before this calibration.
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2011iOS multitasking is great. It doesn't let apps eat battery in background like Android does.Definitely. iOS has no multi-tasking itself. They have no clue about those stuffs. Why would it eat a battery? And we all know the batterygate issues for 4S
OFC GSMarena is biased in a way or another, ill point the biased points:
1.browser, i don't how come gsmarena concluded that the 4s is way faster than the sgs2 but there are plenty of videos on YT where it shows the sgs2 is faster or as fast as the 4s even when flash is turned on.
2. GSMarena nowhere mentioned that sgs2's still images are less noised than the 4s's highly noised still images however gsmarena didn't hesitate to point out the video clarity comparison where the 4s's video capturing is clearer.
This was supposed to be a 4s review not a comparison between the 2 phones yet gsmarena somehow had to put the sgs2 in the scene.
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2011Review on TiPB is by Bla1ze, who also writes for Android Central and Crackberry. Very good rev... moreWRONG.
He does NOT write in android forums, nor is he a android writer. Rene Ritchie is part of TiPB, which has absolutely NOTHING to do with Android. That's an Apple forum, sister-concern of AC. Don't talk about stuffs you have no idea about.
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2011iOS multitasking is great. It doesn't let apps eat battery in background like Android does.Reason why i like iOS multitasking is you don't need to think about it, it just works. Best is, you never need to close any apps. You don't need to worry about multitasking or think now i'm multitasking. When there's situations where multitasking is useful, it just works without thinking. Of course when iOS4 came almost none of apps supported multitasking so it was kind a crap, but after half year/year it's full potential really shows, now all the new apps support multitasking by default because devs know how to do that.
It's going to be same for WP7, gladly for WP7 there's so much less apps for WP7 so it's going to be much easier to make them work with multitasking.
Also great review gsmarena, it really shows how good and well balanced phone iPhone 4S really is. Interesting to see how long it takes to outsell iPhone 4.
It's so great that iPhone finally has very very good camera/video recorder. That has been only thing what i have been missing from nokia phones.