Overall, there's a lot to like about the new iPhone. Apple leverages an existing, proven platform and refines the underlying hardware. Anticipate improved system responsiveness and noticeably lower input lag.
If you enjoy gaming on a handheld and would like to see your smartphone similarly equipped to play, then you'll also be happy to know that Apple's A5 SoC delivers a significant graphics performance speed-up. Previously, any attempt to enjoy an intensive game like Infinity Blade resulted in stuttering and dropped frames. If you are, in fact, interested in the next generation of iOS-based games, know that you'll probably need an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S in order to enjoy them the way their developers intended.
Of course, there are other changes to the iPhone 4S, like Siri, which provides a new dictation interface, and better camera specs, but we'll cover that in part two of this little series, along with the exclusive display benchmarks you've come to expect from our tablet reviews.
- iPhone 4S: Looks Can Be Deceiving
- More CPU Horsepower Equals Better Experience
- GPU Performance: Leaving The Competition In The Dust
- Better Gaming: Infinity Blade And Real Racing 2 HD
- Antenna-Gate: Cellular Signal Woes, Be Gone
- Wireless Speeds: Big Improvements In 802.11n
- First Impressions Of iPhone 4S' New Hardware