First Impressions Of iPhone 4S' New Hardware
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.
Thanks for catching that. Fixed!
Are we to think the iPhone 4s is equal to a tablet? Especially considering the Bionic has a faster dual core (1GHz Core), more RAM (1GB), Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) and is a phone, like the iPhone.
Honestly this review is lacking since it doesn't compare actual phones from other companies (be it Android or WP7) and instead compares it to tablets.
I don't know about you but I also think it is amazing that a year later any iPhone can hold its value much better then its competing Android counterpart. When I purchased my Nexus S it wasn't to bad, but a couple months later and a huge chunk of the value was lost. Whether you like it or not the iPhone can hold its value due to the large demand.
The GSII some would say is not revolutionary as well compared to the GSI which is the same approach it seems that the iPhone took from the 4 to the 4S. Even though the GSII has amazing hardware, the software still crashes quite often. You would think that with all the power under the hood that it would work more smoothly but it does not. My Nexus S with the most up to date Android software is still buggy at the most annoying times. If I weren't with T-Mobile I would have probably gotten the 4S. Hopefully the Nexus Prime will come to T-Mobile as well and ICS will have fixed even more bugs and work on a seemless and fluid user experience without crashing or having to send an error report.
Agreed. Excellent point. We'll add other smartphone as reference points.
I just happen to have gone from a LG Ally to a Droid Bionic (holy crap major difference.
I can give you my sores but I am a bit afraid they might be off since Verizon tend to load the most crap they can.
Overall its not too bad, its got a PowerVR SGX 540.