iPhone 4S vs Motorola Photon 4G | Motorola Photon 4G vs iPhone 4G Speed, Performance and Features | Full Specs Compared
Apple has 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. Though it is not huge as some of the other phones, it is very appealing. Siri is a new feature in iPhone 4S; it is an intelligent assistant that enable user to manage the phone with voice. iPhone 4S will be compatible with wide range of networks. 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. Motorola Photon 4G is one of the latest Android smart phones for Sprint by Motorola. Photon 4G was officially announced in June 2011. It has a unique design, and available for $200 on contract; the regular price is $550.
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.
Motorola Photon 4G
Wait till you get to use this latest device from Motorola to believe how fast and efficient it is. Photon 4G is a special phone especially designed to match the requirements of executives living life in a fast lane. It is powered by a super fast 1 GHz dual core processor that couples with Sprint’s blazing fast WiMAX network to provide unbelievably high download speeds in 4G.
To begin with, despite having a huge 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen that is qHD and produces a resolution of 540×960 pixels, the smartphone is surprisingly light and thin. It has a kickstand for hands-free viewing. Photon measures 126.9×66.9×12.2 mm and weighs just 158g. It runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and has a very fast 1 GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor that provides a pleasing experience when you are downloading or just watching videos. It has 16 GB of onboard storage and allows users to increase it to 48 GB through micro SD cards. It packs a nice 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM.
The smartphone is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, HDMI, and a 4G WiMAX radio. It’s a world phone with international GSM capabilities and it has HTML browser with full flash support to provide for seamless surfing. And yes, Photon is a delight for those fond of clicking as it has a powerful 8 MP camera at the back capable of recording HD videos in 720p. It is equipped with webtop technology allowing users to watch all the content on laptop.
The phone is packed with standard Li-ion battery (1700mAh) that is powerful enough to last for a talk time of up to 10 hours on GSM and 10 hours on CDMA.
|Comparison of Specifications
iPhone 4S vs Motorola Photon 4G
|Design||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Form Factor||Candy bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||Virtual Full QWERTY||On Screen Virtual QWERTY|
|Dimension||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm (4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 in)||126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm) (5 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)|
|Weight||140 g||158 g (5.6 oz with battery)|
|Body Color||White, Black|
|Display||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Size||3.5 inches||4.3 inches|
|Resolution||960 x 640||QHD 960 x 540|
|Features||16M color, Oleophobic coated, scratch resistance||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch, Kickstand|
|Sensors||Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Platform||Apple iOS 5||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Browser||Safari||Android WebKit, full HTML, Firefox|
|Processor||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Model||Apple A5 Dual core, PowerVR SGX540 GPU||Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual Core|
|Speed||1 GHz Dual core||1 GHz Dual core|
|Memory||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|RAM||512 MB||1 GB|
|Included||16 GB/32 GB/64GB||16 GB|
|Expansion||No card Slot||Up to 32GB with microSD card|
|Camera||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Resolution||8.0 mega pixels||8 MP|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital, tap focus||Auto, Digital|
|Video Capture||fullHD 1080p||[email protected] HD|
|Features||Double microphones, Geo tagging, Image stabilization||Geo-tagging, Face detection|
|Secondary camera||VGA||Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Entertainment||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Audio||AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB|
|Video||H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG||MPEG4, H.263, H.264|
|FM Radio||No, Tunein Internet Radio App available|
|Battery||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion non-removable battery||1700 mAh|
|Talktime||up to 14 hrs (2G), up to 8 hrs (3G)||10.4 hours (2G), 10 hours (3G), 9.1 hours (4G)|
|Mail and Messaging||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Gmail, Email||POP3/IMAP, Gmail, Email|
|Messaging||MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)||SMS, MMS, IM - Google talk|
|Connectivity||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n. n at 2.4 kHz only||802.11 b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||Yes||Yes, connect up to 8 devices|
|Bluetooth||v4.0||v2.1+EDR, A2DP stereo|
|USB||Yes, connect via 30 pin dock adapter||2.0 compatible, micro-USB port|
|Location Service||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Maps|
|GPS||A-GPS||A-GPS with Navigation|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Find my Phone|
|Network Support||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|2G/3G||World phone, GSM/UMTS, CDMA, HSPA+14.4Mbps||CDMA EvDO Rev.A|
|4G||No||WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave2 (mobile WiMAX) DL: 10+ Mbps, UL: 4 Mbps|
|Applications||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Apps||Apple Apps Store, iTunes||Android Market, Google Mobile Serice|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, SNS||Facebook, Twitter , YouTube|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber||Yes|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango, QiK||Yes|
|Featured||Siri, Face Time, iCloud, AirPrint, AirPlay, Find my iPhone||Webtop technology, Google Voice|
|Business Mobility||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Remote VPN||Yes , CISCO Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Yes, Active Sync||Microsoft Exchange Server|
|Corporate Directory||Yes||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync|
|Video Conferencing||Yes with CISCO WebEx|
|Other Features||Join.Me, Goto Meeting|
|Security||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|MobileMe, Password Protected home screen||Enterprise Security|
|Additional Features||iPhone 4S||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Siri, iCloud, iBook, iMovie, FaceTime, Multiple language support, Personal hotspot||World phone with International GSM Capablity, Sprint ID|