Thursday, October 27, 2011

Should I switch to iPhone 4S from iPhone 4?

iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4
iPhone 4S has been released and it has exciting new features as expected. Now, what should you do? Should you upgrade to iPhone 4S or use the iPhone 4. Id you are thinking about buying a iPhone, you need to know which one is better overall. And if you have bought iPhone 4 recently and thinking if it was a right choice, you should compare the features to see if you really need this.

It is true that iPhone 4S is better than iPhone 4, but you need to know how much better it is than iPhone 4. At first, let's see what features have been added or improved in iPhone 4S.

Advanced features of iPhone 4S over iPhone 4
Dual-core A5 processor is used in iPhone 4S which makes it two times faster and the graphics is seven times faster. So, graphics based application will run better on iPhone 4S.
  • The camera has been greatly improved. iPhone 4S comes with a 8 MP camera. It has face detection feature and you can record video in 1080p at 30 fps.
  • The battery life has been improved too.
  • iPhone 4S is a dual mode device with both GSM and CDMA.
  • The antenna problem of iPhone 4S has been fixed.
  • The storage capacity has been increased. It has 64 GB option.
  • Siri is available only with iPhone 4S.
For details check out review of iPhone 4S
Lots of features have been improved on iPhone 4S. It seems that it is a good thing to have it, doesn't it. Well, it's true that I will always choose iPhone 4S if I am going to buy an iPhone now or budget is not a problem. But if you already have a iPhone 4 or short on budget, what will you do? There are few things to consider when you are not sure what to do.

Reasons why you should choose or stay with your iPhone 4
  • The design of iPhone 4S is same as iPhone 4. The size, screen and the look is same too. It's hard to distinguish one from other.
  • The RAM memory hasn't been increased.
  • If you are OK with the speed and graphics of iPhone 4, you don't need to choose iPhone 4S.
  • The improvement of battery life is negligible.
  • Siri is a great addition, but it will only work great for people with US accent. What's more Siri might be available for iphone 4 in near future.
  • The storage capacity has been increased to 64 GB, but you have to pay more to have this.
  • The price of iPhone 4 will drop so it is great chance to have a great iPhone for lower price.

Lots of things to consider. It's tough to decide that's for sure. I can suggest that if you already using iPhone 4, you might don't need to get iPhone 4S now. But, if you want to experience the performance boost, you will buy it. Siri, processor speed, camera and the graphics are the main improvement of iPhone 4S. If you wish to have these performance upgrade, go for iPhone 4S. Otherwise, you may not need to pay the extra cost for iPhone 4S. The choice is entirely for you. So, decide wisely.


  1. Thank you. Very helpful.

    Change is good, but not always necessary. Some people prefer bigger and better. That's just human nature.

  2. Thanks for your comment. Yes, that's how it is.