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I bought this phone on Ebay to upgrade from the 3gs which I thought was a super phone but a little bit dated now. I found the 4S a big improvement, especially on the battery consumption. With the 3gs I used a battery pack all the time. I am of the older generation (OAP) and I find the 4S easy to use and am beginning to use it more and more to connect to the internet. One of the real differences is the Siri application which I find a novelty but not really helpful when I really need it. Possibly need to persevere with it. Like all touchscreen phones I still manage to dial numbers by mistake but all in all I am very impressed with it. The quality of the camera is excellent. Can't really find any dislikes.
The price I paid on Ebay was £245.00 which I think is a real bargain as it is in first class condition. I take extreme care when buying phones on Ebay, doing my research and only buying from someone with over 50 positive feedbacks.
I bought this product on release day and can easily say its one of my best buys ever.
A lot of people were disappointed with only a 4S, and not a 5. However, the specs are the same as suspected for the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4 design is gorgeous anyway, so i am not bothered.
The device is extremely fast and zippy. One obvious area to show this is web browsing, where it smashes the iPhone 4, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Mozart.
The boot up of the device takes around 12-15 seconds, compared to the iPhone 4's 27-33 seconds.
Siri is a great feature of the iPhone 4S and works extremely well. Unfortunately, I don't use it that often.
The new camera is exceptional and beats my digital camera by a mile. The 1080p video recording is phenomenal, and it comes with auto-video stabilisation.
The death grip antenna gate issue has completely disappeared in the iPhone 4S, and i get much better signal.
Battery life was appalling at first. I then optimised the battery by running it down to 0% and then charging it all the way to 100% and it's ok. Nowhere near as good as the Samsung Galaxy S II, but better than the iPhone 4 and 3GS.
When I decided to upgrade my normal standard mobile phone, I decided to go with a touch screen as this is the way the world is going.
I was worried that I wouldn't be able to use the screen well as I have used friends mobile phones with touch screens, the sensitivity was awful on them, The iphone sensitivity is great and you only have to touch what you want once.
Its a great size and not over heavy (could be abit lighter though) I've placed a screen protector over the screen.... I think these are a nightmare to get on, the general part of getting them on is easy, its the removal of the air bubbles that is a pain!
The iphone has everything you would ever need from a mobile and much more. Calls, Texts, Emails, Internet, Music player and great downloadable apps that are free ( you can buy premium apps as well).
It is very easy to use, set up and get to know, the graphics and sounds on this are amazing.
The only down side i can find on this phone is that the battery life really sucks and goes flat really easy, Since having the iphone ive had to charge the battery every single night and sometimes sooner if ive been playing on apps for a while. I have found other iphone users also have this problem as well.
I would defo recommended this as a phone to have unless you need a phone with great battery life, I was worried spending so much money on this phone but I can now happily say its worth it.
I bought this product due to a faulty Blackberry that I was using. I had people who I knew that owned iPhones and they informed me of how good their features were. I wasn't unfamiliar with Apple products however, as I do own an iPod and had an iPod Touch. I like pretty much everything about this phone, its ease of use, the amount I paid for it was very respectable, the memory capacity compliments me because I like to download apps and take a lot of photos and videos from various events and trips and the 16GB allowance lets me do this comfortably. With already having an iPod, there isn't a great need for me to have music on the phone therefore that has left me with even more memory. Despite this, there is one hitch that I think I and many other iPhone users can relate to - battery life. I don't know if I was doing anything wrong with how I charged it but the battery falls quite dramatically and it requires a recharge every evening before the next day. It's not too much of a hindrance at the moment but I could find myself in a situation where I need battery and the phone is flat which evidently isn't practical. I believe there are more reliable handsets that have a better battery life however they don't have the features of an Apple machine and that is something that you cannot outdo.
This phone left me surprised and shocked. I was originally going to purchase the iPhone 4, but chose the 4S as I had enough money in the piggy bank, as it is the latest model to date. One of the many things that disappointed me is Siri's extremely slow response time, even with full wi-fi or 3G strength. Secondly, the 4S does not have the option to switch off 3G, for some people this isn't much of a problem. However I would like the option to switch off 3G to save battery power. I also noticed for the extra money the 4S is worth there isn't really much difference from the iPhone 4. I understand it has the processor of an iPad which does make surfing and other things noticeably faster, however the battery is still unreliable. Having to turn down brightness after half a day is irritating. The screen is clear, texting is a breeze. I really like the iMessage when texting another iPhone with iOS 5. The speaker for music is crystal clear, plus making it brilliant for phone calls and speakerphone is good. I wanted the phone unlocked for use with my GiffGaff sim but phone shops are unsure how to unlock the 4s so I'm using orange for a while (With my self-made microsim, I'm not paying £15 for something I can do myself) But overall I'm happy with its performance, stylish look and its incredible speaker. Sadly let down by slow siri and easily dead battery.
It isn't the world's favourite smart phone for nothing. For starters, the siri voice control actually works. Although this was entirely the reason I thought this phone, because I'm tetraplegic, and require voice control to use it efficiently. The display is crystal clear, and it is typically easy to use for an Apple product. Quite expensive though, but I guess we pay for what we get.
There are however one or two things I don't like. First of all, I wasn't aware that you require a different type of sim for the iPhone than any other phone. The SIM remains one of the few things in the world that is still standard, and Apple have to go and change it for no reason. This of course means I couldn't use my old Sim with my numbers etc on it. I also don't mind being told where I can shop, and what software I can use. This is something that Apple neutourious for. You can only download apps from their own App Store, (obviously) and you can only use iTunes to sync it to your computer, just like any other Apple handheld device.
Overall very good phone, not perfect, but definitely worth the money if you are going to use it properly.
Excellent phone! Battery life should be better. Other than that it's an excellent phone. Camera is amazingly clear and sharp, Display is crystal clear, Apps are unlimited, Lightning fast!
Buying a second hand mobile is never smart these days, overall very disappointed with the mobile I bought. I am sure that if I were to have bought a brand new one it would be worth the money. The phone itself is of a nice size and weight and I can see why the Iphone is the leading make of mobile being sold. The phone itself is a marvel of modern technology. Unfortunately the handset I bought was older than advertised as the battery life was just over 8 hours on stand by. That would require charging 3 times a day just to keep it going. That's before I even started to use it, a 13% loss after a mere 30mins of use... I can see these mobiles being a fantastic utility but certainly aren't like fine wine and don't age well. I would recommend these handsets only for those who can afford to upgrade their mobiles every year to 18 months.
Am giving it 4/5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 would get the same or 3/5. I would put Nokia Microsoft or Symbian or Meego at 2/5. So that's where am at.
So why am I not giving Apple 5/5? I own an iPad 2 and I'm very happy with it despite obvious limitations revolving around compatible hardware (won't print to my wireless printer because it's not "special" enough) and I can't copy my research papers (they are in PDF) without first installing that bulky iTunes ****ware on Windows. The rest is great, the physics behind iOS and its intuitiveness is on a different playing field. Android can't match that.
So am purchasing another Apple product knowing full well what I'm getting into. My iPhone worked flawlessly, great bluetooth for wireless headset connection. For the few Apps I wanted to have on it (Chrome, eBay, Skype...), they all work fine and it's very simple to navigate through them. It's very simple to terminate them too (i didn't find that to be the case in Android as dead programs stayed in memory, requiring another App to kill them. OMG).
The iPhone is a phone I'd buy for ageing parents, do a basic setup (App Store login and Wifi) for them and I think they'll be happy to download their podcasts and reading material on their own and without hassle.
I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S3, "gnarly" user interface and navigation is how I would describe it. There is also this learning element to it and without this you will hate your SG3. This is not the case with the iPhone. Learning is fast and logical. However if you're young and looking for true freedom and rich features, then go with the Samsung. If you want a no-headache phone which looks good and has the right size, then go with the iPhone.
The "App store" and "Google Play" store are both rich in apps (free and payable), so I can't flaw the SG3 vs iPhone on this basis. It's a happy purchase in both cases if apps are really a deal breaker.
The most museum-quality phone design yet from Apple, packing the most powerful iPhone hardware in history into the smallest and sleekest enclosure. Overall camera performance is outstanding, even by comparison with low-end dedicated still and video cameras, with configuration-free video calling an option over Wi-Fi. New 960x640 display equals past iPhones in brightness and off-angle viewability while surpassing them by a factor of four in detail, improving the smoothness of photos and fonts. Improved speaker performance across the board, and markedly better microphone performance in handset mode amidst ambient noise. Markedly faster data performance under some conditions. Reasonably priced given the technology inside.Apple iPhone 4S 32GB mobile phone may only be an incremental improvement on the iPhone 4, but Apple claim that it has included a better camera, faster processor and solved the antenna problem that hounded the last version,32gb is good for storing 85 and up apps, and over 1 thousand songs, plus a few episodes of your favorite tv shows ,or a couple of movies, and photos of memories.This is a good starter iPhone does almost everything a 4s can do.