Advantages Intuitive, gorgeous, fast, easy to use, excellent operating system
Disadvantages Price/easily scratched
You could say I’m a bit of an Apple enthusiast; from the iPhone, to the iPod Nano, iPod Touch and iPod Shuffle, I’ve experienced them all and loved them equally - well, maybe not quite equally as the Daddy of them all is the iPhone, to be exact, the new iPhone 4S, which has been hailed as the best smartphone ever made and to be honest, it’s rather hard to disagree.*** Availability ***
Thought I best cut to the chased - these things aren’t cheap, but then, would it have the same feeling if they were? Sim free (they aren’t available on pay as you go yet) you’re looking at anything upwards of £500, depending on what GB you’re after. On a monthly contract with 02, anything under around £50 a month and you’ll have to pay for the phone which on a 24 month contract works out at a massive amount of money…… but is it worth it?
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The great thing I have found as a previous iPhone user is that any apps I had on my old iPhone I’ve been able to add to my 4S through iTunes which saves you paying for them again.In the box you will find all the usual equipment - charger, USB, and a standard pair of Apple earphones (which should be upgraded as soon as possible if you want to get the best out of your music).
*** Home Sweet Home ***The iPhones interface has no doubt led the way for other smartphones, but there’s also no doubting that the iPhones is the most user friendly and intuitive, allowing you to move and delete apps as you please with little to no effort whatsoever.
The touch screen on the iPhone 4S is the best I’ve experienced on any touch screen. My previous phone was a Samsung Galaxy S and it doesn’t even come close to the ingenuity of the iPhone. You’re able to scroll through contact names or music within seconds just by flicking your finger up and down the screen and the iPhone is equally quick to react to the slightest touch.*** Generic Features ***
I thought I had best cover the boring bits before I get to the juicy stuff!The iPhone 4 suffered terribly from reports of call cut outs and other reception issues, however, I’ve never encountered any problems with the 4S. Infact, if anything the sound clarity on a call is far superior to any phone I’ve ever used. Calls are always crisp and clear even when there’s background noise and I’ve never had anyone tell me that they’re having trouble hearing me during a call.
Making a call and storing contacts is also a doddle and when you’ve selected their name from your contacts list you’re able to select whether you want to message them, send an email, call them or even contact them through FaceTime, using the iPhone not only a pleasure, but hugely time saving too.
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