iPhone 4S Reviews Roundup
iPhone 4S reviews are rolling in, and we’ve gathered a roundup of some of the early ones. Unsurprisingly, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive, making note of the new iPhones specs, speed, camera improvements, iOS 5, and of course, Siri.
ThisIsMyNext offers a solid great review with tons of pictures, giving the device 8.6/10 overall:
If you’re an owner of an older iPhone, or someone looking to switch to an iPhone from a different platform, there’s never been a better Apple device to buy. The iPhone 4S is an astoundingly good phone.
TIMN/The Verge also has the best video review for those with low patience, it’s just shy of 3 minutes and covers the essentials:
SlashGear goes in depth with the 4S, but also covers tons of iOS 5 features. They praise maintaining the iPhone 4 body and focusing on the internals instead:
Wisely resisting the urge to change design for the sake of change, Apple has focused its attention where it will count the most: creating a longer-lasting smartphone that takes better photos, runs apps more smoothly and helps people efficiently manage their mobile lives whether they’re within cable’s reach of their home or office or otherwise. Meanwhile, Siri proves that the company still has what it takes to deliver game-changing functionality.
There will undoubtedly be smartphones with faster processors, or more megapixels to their cameras, or high-speed 4G connectivity, or bigger, better resolution displays, but it’s difficult to imagine any of them competing with the joined-up ecosystem Apple now offers. Challenging the iPhone isn’t just about creating one single, better smartphone, but a portfolio of consistent products and services. The iPhone 4S may look the same as before, but it arguably represents just as much of a shift in the industry as the original iPhone ever did.
For those who don’t mind longer videos and who want a more in depth look at Siri, MacWorld delivers:
USAToday has a decent video review as well, humorously noting that the iPhone 4S does not go to the moon: