"fakes from Fandroids? a little more informative review."5.0 starson by honkj
Pros: I've compared the camera shots from the 4s, and the N8, (the only other phone that is even close to the quality) (the N9 is actually a step down from the N8, so i'll use the N8)
while the N8 engineer claims they have a larger shutter opening, this i
Cons: i too would prefer an edge to edge 4" screen.
4G is something you DO NOT want, you have to stand on your head in the center of some city to get it, and when you do it is spotty... and for the trouble you get a battery that lasts half as long...
Summary: "The promised times are impressive, but manufacturer promises can be just that: promises. Though the Samsung Epic Touch 4G and Motorola Droid Bionic had rated talk times of 8 hours and 10.8 hours, respectively, they actually lasted a less stellar 7 hours each in CNET's lab tests. In any case, we'll report our full battery results as we conduct them over the next few days."
as you've found, Samsung and Motorola always lie about their battery results, where Apple always UNDERESTIMATES it's battery results... see all of their reviews from past battery tests.
now lets face up to what is important...
why do people buy a smartphone? as opposed to a "regular" phone?
first off the calls are exactly the same quality or better with the iPhone. so the "regular" phone needs are taken care of...
why do people buy a smartphone:
1. apps, apps, apps... iPhone4s is best among all phones here.
2. battery life, battery life, battery life... iPhone4s is the best among all phones here.
3. cost... well you can find 300 Android phones in bargain bins for free or about the same as free, because of retailer after retailer trying to get rid of them.... replaced by 30 more Android phones a month... so Android has iPhone there, unless you care about the best phone (on each given platform) at any given time, then the costs are about the same.
4. camera phone, iPHone4s has the best camera among all phones, and some point and shoots.
5. easy of syncing and buying info/apps, music. data. Iphone4s has seamless syncing of all your devices INSTANTLY, and the buying experience is second to none.
6. fragmentation, well Android has the iPhone beat there... :0)