I am an avid iPhone user. I have owned an iPhone since the 1st generation came out. I have loved it then and still continue to love them now. This is my recent phone purchased on day 1 of launch and since then I must say I am very satisfied I upgraded to this.
Recommend this product?
This is my first white iPhone however and just to have the white iPhone is a lot of fun. Because everyone around normally owns the black one. The white, to me, is much more aesthetically pleasing to the eye and it adds beautifully to the design of this generation iPhone. Another great thing about this generation iPhones is that you can have both the front and the back in the same color unlike its predecessors the 1st Generation and 3G/3GS Series in which you were only able to get the back in white. The sleek design is however rendered by the proximity sensor bar above the speaker bar but I am not too much disappointed with that.
The performance of the phone is spectacular. The response time from unlock to opening up a fun game is performed in mere seconds. There is no lag time in the typing or swiping of pages. The loading time on websites is much faster then the 4S ( As tested by myself and my wife whom owns a iPhone 4 ). Partnered with wifi this phone connects and loads everything very easily and quickly. The new antenna design now ends the so-called death grip. The death grip was the horrible issue many faced with the iPhone 4. Holding the phone incorrectly would cause your calls and connections to get dropped because you would lose signal. That problem no longer exists on the iPhone 4S.
Siri which is the biggest feature on this device has to get a thumbs up for me. Always on the road, responding to emails and text messages has never been easier. I can safely tap the mic, speak my text or emails to my business partners and continue to drive safely. Since Siri is still in its Beta stages it does however have a tendency to misinterpret your words. That is the only frustrating part about the feature itself. Besides that, it works amazingly. The things you can tell Siri to do just astounds me. While I'm throwing in laundry I can easily just tap the mic and tell it set a timer for my laundry. Siri is very useful.
The Camera Optics is fantastic! I use the camera on this phone rigorously. Being a twitter fanatic I am always constantly updating my status and sharing pictures everyday. The quality of images is beautiful if you are in a well lit environment ( per se: outdoors ) but indoors you will get grainy images and slightly unfocused images due to the slow shutter speed and high ISO values. Since I am a pro-Photographer this type of pictures often bother me but if you're not so adamant about perfect images, the photos produced by the 8MP camera on this device will impress you!
The reason why I chose to get the iPhone instead of an Android is the fact that I've been using the phone for so long that I have come to be ubberly familiar with it. As an iOS Developer I know this phone inside and out. So I can't bring myself to try and learn to use something new. Also, I like the size of the phone itself. It fits perfectly in my hands and I can easily operate the phone with one hand instead of two like some of the new Android phones that sport a huge screen.
Amount Paid (US$): 199.99
Recommended for: Professionals On-the-Go - Internet and Email is a Must!