iPhone 4S vs iPhone 3GS | iPhone 3GS vs iPhone 4S Speed, Performance and Features | Siri intelligent voice assistant
Apple finally released iPhone 4S on 4 October 2011, and it will be available from 14 October 2011. The external appearance of 4S seems identical to iPhone 4. The much anticipated iPhone 5 has been delayed for 2012 release. iPhone 4S is the first dual core smartphone from Apple. iPhone 4S will be compatible with wide range of networks. Siri is a new feature in iPhone 4S, which is an intelligent assistant that enable user to manage the phone with voice. It will be available in US for all major carriers except for T-Mobile. iPhone 4S carry a price tag similar to that of iPhone 4 at release; 16 GB model is priced at $199, and 32GB and 64GB are price $299 and $399 respectively, on contract. Apple has brought down the prices of iPhone 4 now; iPhone 4 is priced from $99 -$199 on contract. iPhone 3GS is the third generation iPhone. The difference between Apple iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S may interest many as they were waiting for the new release to change from iPhone 3GS. iPhone 3GS is now free with a new 2 year contract.
The much speculated iphone 4S was released on October 4th 2011. The much speculated iphone 4S was released on October 4th 2011. The iPhone which has bench-marked standards in the smart phone hemisphere has raised the expectations more. Will iPhone 4 deliver to the expectations? Having one look at the device one can understand that the appearance of iPhone 4S remains similar to iPhone 4; the much raved predecessor. The device is available in both black and white. The glass and stainless steel built that most find appealing remains intact.
The newly released iPhone 4S remains 4.5” of height and 2.31” of width the dimensions of iPhone 4S remains similar to its predecessor iPhone 4. The thickness of the device is 0.37” as well regardless of the improvement done to the camera. There for, iPhone 4S remains the same portable slim device everyone love. iPhone 4S weighs 140g. The slight increase of device is maybe due to the many new improvements that we will discuss later. iPhone 4S includes a 3.5” touch screen with 960 x 640 resolution. The screen also includes the usual fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating. The display marketed by Apple as ‘retina display’ has a contrast ratio of 800:1. The device comes with sensors such as an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, three-axis gyro sensor, a proximity sensor for auto turn-off and an ambient light sensor.
The processing power is one of the many improved features on iPhone 4S than its predecessor. The iPhone 4S is powered by a Dual core A5 processor. According to Apple, the processing power is increased by 2 X and enables graphics that are 7 times faster and the energy efficient processor will improve battery life as well. While the RAM on the device is still not officially listed the device is available in 3 versions of storage; 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Apple has not allowed a micro SD slot to expand the storage. In terms of connectivity, iPhone 4S has HSPA+14.4Mbps, UMTS/WCDMA, CDMA, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. At the moment, iPhone 4S is the only smart phone which can switch between two antennas to transmit and receive. Location based services are available through Assisted GPS, digital compass, Wi-Fi and GSM.
iPhone 4S is loaded with iOS 5 and usual applications one can find on an iPhone, such as FaceTime. The newest addition to the uniquely designed applications on iPhone is ‘Siri’; a voice assistant which can understand certain keywords we speak and virtually do everything on the device. ‘Siri’ is capable of scheduling meetings, checking weather, setting timer, sending & reading messages and etc. While voice search and voice command assisted applications were available in the market ‘Siri’ is quite a unique approach and sounds more user-friendly. iPhone 4S comes with iCloud as well, enabling users to manage content across multiple devices. iCloud wirelessly pushes files across multiple devices managed together. Applications for iPhone 4 S will be available on Apple App Store; however it will take some time for the number of applications supporting iOS 5 to increase.
The rear facing camera is another area improved on iPhone 4S. iPhone 4S is equipped with an improved camera with 8 mega pixels. The mega pixel value itself has taken a huge leave from its predecessor. The camera is coupled with LED flash as well. The camera comes with useful features such as autofocus, tap to focus, face detection on still images and geo tagging. The camera is capable of HD video capture at 1080P at about 30 frames per second. In cameras it is important to have a larger aperture since it allows the lens to collect more light. The aperture in the lens of camera in iPhone 4S has been increased allowing more light to come in however, harmful IR rays is filtered away. The enhanced camera is capable of capturing quality images in low light as well as bright light. The front facing camera is a VGA camera and it’s tightly coupled with FaceTime; the video conferencing application on iPhone.
iPhones are generally good on their battery life. Naturally, users will have higher expectations for this latest addition to the family. According to Apple, iPhone 4S will have up to 8 hours of continuous talk time with 3G on while on GSM only it will score a massive 14 hours. The device is rechargeable via USB as well. The standby time on iPhone 4S is up to 200 hours. In conclusion, the battery life is satisfactory on iPhone 4S.
The preorder of iPhone 4S starts from 7 October 2011, and will be available in US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, and Japan from 14 October 2011. Worldwide availability starts from 28 October 2011. iPhone 4S is available for purchase in different variants. One will be able to get their hands on an iPhone 4S device starting from $199 to $399 on contract. The price without contract (unlocked) is Canadian $649/ Pounds 499/ A$799/ Euro 629.
Apple iPhone 3GS vs iPhone 4S
Both iPhone 4S and iPhone 3GS are from the Apple product line up. iPhone 4S is the latest announced version. iPhone 4S design is similar to iPhone 4, which was designed from scratch. It is altogether a new design.
iPhone 4S is a slim attractive device like iPhone 4, which makes the holder proud. iPhone 4S has Retina display, which uses IPS or In-Plane Switching technology that improves viewing angle (178 degrees) from any direction and the colour. IPS supports richer 8-bit color. Also the contrast ratio has improved drastically (4 times of previous models).
Both iPhone 4S and iPhone 3GS have are multi touch LCD screens, but iPhone 4S display resolution (960×640 pixels) is four times that of iPhone 3GS (480×320 pixels). Again both differ when we compare the camera too. The rear camera in iPhone 4S is a 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash and illumination sensor, whereas the one in iPhone 3GS is only 3 megapixels autofocus camera. iPhone 3GS does not feature a front facing camera for video calling. Face Time video calling is possible in iPhone 4S by the addition of 0.3 megapixel front facing camera. The 8.0 MP rear camera in iPhone 4S supports 1080p full HD video capture, while iPhone 3GS can record in VGA only.
iPhone 4S supports Wi-Fi standards 802.11b, 802.11g and the latest 802.11n (2.4 KHz only) for faster connectivity, while iPhone 3GS support 802.11b/g. iPhone 4S’s additional features include three-axis gyro, dual-mic noise suppression. The other important differences between iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 include the processor and the battery life. iPhone 3GS processor speed is only 684 MHz, whereas the processor used in iPhone 4 is 1GHz dual core Apple A5 processor; nearly 3 times faster. Battery capacity also very much improved in iPhone 4S compared to iPhone 3GS. Talk time in iPhone 4S has improved by 2 hours when compared to iPhone 3GS.
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