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iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 4 vs. Galaxy S II: Three-Way Comparison

As you all know it has been a busy day for Apple yesterday as the "Let's Talk iPhone" event wrapped up. There were new devices that were introduced by the Cupertino company but of course nothing stands out more than the next generation iPhone, the iPhone 4S. So now that the iPhone 4S is out of the bag, how does it compare with the old iPhone 4? And more importantly, how does it compare with the some of the most advanced smartphones that are available in the market? These questions are highly relevant in determining whether one would want to upgrade to the iPhone 4S or not.

iPhone 4S
Well fortunately for those are still contemplating whether they will get an iPhone 4S or not, TheVerge took liberty of putting things into perspective by making a comparison chart between three devices, the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Without further ado, here's the comparison chart:
iPhone 4S Comparison Chart
The addition of the A5 dual core chip for the iPhone 4S is really a good thing because it helps the device compete with other leading smartphones in the market and that includes the Galaxy S II. To compare it with the iPhone 4's A4 chip, the iPhone 4S definitely has the upper hand. Although up to this moment, the iPhone 4 still performs great even 16 months after it was introduced. So it could be tricky if you're going to go with an upgrade decision based on the processor alone.

Another main selling point of the iPhone 4S is the highly improved camera which boasts an impressive 8 megapixels which is on par with what the Galaxy S II has to offer. At this point, there's no way of telling which device takes the better pictures since the iPhone 4S is yet to be released. The iPhone 4 is known for its excellent camera, so if Apple can maintain / improve such quality, then iPhone shutterbugs will definitely be happy with the 4S.

As for the storage capacity, pretty much like the previous iPhone models, the 4S comes in 16GB/32GB/64GB storage variants. We believe that the Galaxy S II one-ups the 4S in this case due to the fact that it supports expandable storage through its microSD slot with up to a maximum of 48GB. And of course all of that is possible without forking out hundreds of dollars.

It is also worth noting that the iPhone 4S is a dual band device which means it supports both GSM and CDMA users making it a true world phone.

So what do you think? Is it worth upgrading to the iPhone 4S? Or will you rather settle with an Android handset? Or perhaps you'll just keep your iPhone 4 and wait for the true iPhone 5 next year?

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    Jason5 years, 1 month ago

    I am still using iPhone 3GS. It is still good for me. My wife has her iPhone 4, there is noticeable speed increase between the two. However the speed increase does not effect much on phone calls such as launching contacts. Therefore if the 3GS still stands for me, I don’t think its worth the update if you come from iPhone 4. I would wait for 5, and 2 GHz Quad Core maybe with nVidia graphic chip :)

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    Mansoor5 years, 2 months ago

    I’d rather stay with Iphone 4, along with IOS 5, as it seems hardware doesn’t play such a vital role until today’s smartphones overall market along with the apps running quite well on Iphone 4’s Hardware.
    Things may change radically with respect to new apps, yet app developers may not restrict their potential market to Iphone 4S’s hardware as this might not be an intelligent decision for any business to leave an existing market just to target a new one. So, with this scenario, new apps will still work fine with Iphone 4, although some exceptions.