"Wanted to try something new"2.5 starson by 6istynin9
Pros: Camera, Siri, Resolution, Apps
Cons: Design, UI, Features, Mass Storage option, Screen Size, Method of media transfer, Price
Summary: I've been using RIM and Windows Mobile for a while and wanted to try something new. A lot of people have been making such of big deal out of the iPhone so I wanted to see what the fuss was about. At first impression, the phone is really attractive so who wouldn't want it. It's also very user-friendly. The screen has really high resolution for it being LCD. You can record really high resolution videos and pictures. Siri works really good (when it does work). There is tons of apps, would probably take more than a day to go through all of it. Despite the iPhone 4S being one of the best device in the market, it really doesn't suit me. The phone looks and feels super high-end, but the design of it is flawed. Glass on both side of the phone - a big No-No. Siri was an excellent idea, but I don't find it very useful. I even forget that it's there. Call quality is good, though, at time, I do get occasional drop calls. The iPhone has the highest resolution on any mobile phone to date, too bad the screen is so small the resolution is not even used to its full potential. The UI looks just like my iPod, plain and boring. The phone is very simple to use, maybe a little too simple. All my phone has always been able to act as a Mass Storage device (which eliminates the need for me to carry an USB flash drive), unfortunately, this phone doesn't allow that, which for being such an high-end device, I don't understand why not. I never knew, but in order to transfer media to/from phone/PC, I'd have to connect to iTunes all the time, which is very inconvenient. For its hefty price, it lacks a lot of features that is should be standard on all cell phones. Once there's more selection of Window Phone 7 headsets, I might go for one of those, or if my area gets 4G expansion, I'm getting one of those Android.
Bottom line - the cons outweighs the pro. The way people and reviews made this phone out to be, I didn't experience any of it. Though the iPhone is super fancy and has everything another person would want, it's not a phone that meets my expectation.