Previously there were many rumors and mockups of iPad 3 and now there is a confirmation about release of new iPad 3 on 7th of march and here we are bringing you an unboxing and review of Apple iPhone 4S.
This is a 16 GB UK version iPhone 4S which was brought for £69 on contract basis from Three network in London. Apple also sells SIM free version(Factory Unlocked ) iPhone 4S in UK and the prices are as follows.
- 16 GB iPhone 4S is available for £499
- 32 GB iPhone 4S is available for £599
- 64 GB iPhone 4S is available for £699
So lets get into unboxing details..
Following are the specifications of iPhone 4S :
- It is loaded with dual-core A5 chip with Siri on board
- UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz- all these are the bandwidth this device works
- It has 3.5 inch retina display with 960x640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi with oleophobic coating for fingerprint resistant
- It also has Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and 3G
- 8 Mega-pixel on back with single LED flash and can capture 1080p video recording while the front facing camera is a VGA camera with 30fps video recording capability and many more to pen
Contents in the Box are
- Ofcourse iPhone 4S device itself
- 30 pin dock connector
- Power adapter
- Apple standard earphones with Remote and Mic for calls
- Couple of Apple logo stickers
- Finger tips and iPhone 4S quick guide leaflets
- SIM removal tool
I would rather call it a User experience since I am using this device for last 1 month . First of all, you don't need to have a computer with itunes to activate this device, all you need is Wi-Fi connection and it will be activated in a couple of minutes with icloud storage which behaves like Mac or PC.
The device is really thin , elegant and beautiful with aluminum band around the phone. It is made of glass on both front and back of the phone which adds good build quality and feels premium in hand but some times it tends to slip out of hands. With the iCloud you don't have to worry about purchased apps, mails, calenders or notes since everything will be backed up into your 5 GB free iCloud account which you will create during activaton process.
The standard Apple earphones is good to use with mic for Skype and audio calls. Earphones also has volume control and shortcuts to control music player like double pressing button changes next track or single press will pause the track. Audio quality is good(not great ) but a small issue is it bleeds the music out which means person sitting next to you can hear your songs if you are on bit higher volume. The camera on this device is 8 Mega-pixel camera with LED flash which takes amazing pictures and 1080p video recording(I will post a seperate post on camera with sample pics).
First day my battery lasted only for 10 hours!! (thought device is defective) but later realised that all the features on iPhone were enabled like Push notifications, Location detection for every app,bluetooth,3G and Wi-Fi which drained my battery in no time. Later after referring Apple website and few tweaks like disabling 3G, bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not in used and many more tweaks and now i am getting pretty good battery life of a day or more on single charge but Apple might fix this issue in its next software update and also iPhone 4S has built in feature which tells how long is your phone running from last full charge which is a very helpful in tracking your battery life.
Main highlight of iPhone 4S from iPhone 4 apart from faster processor was "SIRI" and for those who doesn't know about Siri. SIRI is a personal voice assistant which will answer your questions, finding some thing for you near your location or on internet and also nice little comedy chit chat. Unfortunately in UK , sweet lady voice of Siri is not available instead male voice version of Siri is available.
Over all the iPhone 4S is a very good phone to buy with very good build quality, very easy to use iOS and tons and tons of applications(apps ) available to make your life easy.