Iphone 4S

I decided to get the Iphone 4s from smart after going to and from globe to see which plan is better.  I decided to stick with smart because most of my family members are on the smart network.  

Key features

  • iOS 5 with iCloud integration
  • Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • Dual-band CDMA and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO support
  • 3.5″ 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 960 px resolution
  • Scratch-resistant glass front and rear, with fingerprint-resistant coating
  • 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, Apple A5 SoC
  • 512MB of RAM
  • Voice recognition, Siri virtual assistant
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and touch focus
  • 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotpsot
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass
  • 16/32/64GB storage options
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and a three-axis gyro sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated secondary microphone
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack, stereo Bluetooth v4.0
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Slim waistline at only 9.3mm
  • Secondary front-facing VGA camera
  • Built-in Picture and Video editors
  • Rich AppStore
  • New antenna design and improved signal reception in poor signal areas

Cons:

Facetime only works through wifi

Inconsistent 3G signal from smart

 

The screen is nice and crisp.  I wished it were bigger though.  The design is the same as the iphone 4.  The real difference comes from its innards. Better camera, faster brain.   waaah!

To protect the phone from occasional drops, I got a nice Incipio Feather Ultralight Hard Shell case.  It really cushions the impact and its matte material gives me that non sticky feel.

Its a great phone but my battery only last half the day due to nonstop tinkering.  The solution was to turn off the wifi, the screen brightness, bluetooth, location services and  the gps.  It really helped a lot.

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