Apple iPhone 4S 5 Stars« Back to reviews
Look and feel
The iPhone 4S manages to offer a smooth and strong experience inside and out. It looks great and has the most responsive touchscreen we’ve experienced to date.
Ease of use
iOS has plenty to offer – even if you don’t get the same customisation found on Android handsets – and is smooth when carrying out tasks from writing emails and using voice commands to set your alarms to loading a map.
It may not look very different, but there are more changes to be found under the bonnet, including the more powerful 1GHz chip and faster graphics. The camera, with its eight-megapixel lens, impresses too. But the main alteration is iOS 5, which offers storage via iCloud.
Apps load and run speedily – and that onscreen keyboard still beats those on other handsets.
Much improved from the iPhone 4 – a full battery lasted all day, with use of GPS and web browsing – better than other high-end smarties too.
- Most responsive screen ever; handy notifications bar; excellent camera; fantastic choice of apps; top hardware.
- The best additions come via iOS 5, which you can download onto an iPhone 4; iCloud storage has to be paid for after 5GB.
- Look and Feel 5 Stars
- Ease of use 5 Stars
- Features 4 Stars
- Performance 4 Stars
- Battery life 4 Stars
Final verdict: 5 Stars
The star of the show is iOS 5, even though the phone itself is powerful and looks good.
Review by Mobile Choice