The iPhone 4, Only More So

By  |  Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Over at Techland, I’ve reviewed the iPhone 4S. Executive summary: It’s not the one right phone for everybody, but I do think it’s the single best smartphone on the market, in part because of the features it offers, but just as much because Apple’s level of polish and efficiency beats Android so handily, and because the App Store is such a huge asset.

As the 4S’s very name tells you, it’s not a big advance on the 4. But the faster processor is noticeable and welcome, the camera is much better, and Siri is both useful and fascinating.

One question I touched on in the review but want to write about at greater length soon: Is the 4S’s small screen compared to Android and Windows phone handsets a pro, a con, or something else? I’m still figuring out my take on that, and am curious what you think.

 
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  1. lunarflame17 Says:

    I'm pretty neutral about the screen size. I understand some of the arguments people have made for why Apple continues to stick with 3.5 inches, and I certainly don't think the screen is too small, but I wouldn't say no to a slightly larger screen (say 4 inches or so). But I wouldn't buy a different phone just for a bigger screen either.

  2. dean Says:

    I think the smaller size screen is a plus. Some of the Android phones are becoming so large they are not practical to easily put in/remove from a pocket and hold comfortably for a phone. I'd rather not see Apple make a larger screen iPhone.

  3. Joomla Design Says:

    People these days prefer to have big screens, though not at the cost of portability. A cell phone for most needs to be cell phone. If I have bigger things to obtain I would go for a tablet. So for most I would prefer a decent size for a screen.

  4. Rick Bellefond Says:

    I think that between the great job that Apple does with it's user interface, the faster processor, the improved camera and Siri. I am sold. That is going to be my next phone.

  5. Tea Kettles Says:

    Apple have the same design from the starting. They are not changing the designs how ever they are adding applications and all the features in it. It look good while having Iphone in the hand. 😉

  6. Alarm clocks Says:

    This is what i am thinking, I'm pretty neutral about the screen size. I understand some of the arguments people have made for why Apple continues to stick with 3.5 inches, and I certainly don't think the screen is too small, but I wouldn't say no to a slightly larger screen (say 4 inches or so). But I wouldn't buy a different phone just for a bigger screen either.