The iPhone 4S might demeanour matching to a iPhone 4, though that’s where a comparisons stop. Under a hood, a iPhone 4S is full of hardware and program innovations that assistance Apple locate adult with a rivals. Here’s how Apple’s iPhone 4S stacks adult opposite a Android, Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry competitors when it comes to specs.
The iPhone 4S arrives on Oct 14 (preorders start Oct 7).
Because Apple recycled a iPhone 4 pattern for a iPhone 4S, a new device can continue to explain a pretension of a thinnest smartphone in a world, according to promotion regulators, closely followed by a Samsung Galaxy S II. The iPhone 4S has, however, gained a small weight (increasing from 137 grams to 140 grams), creation a Galaxy S II a lightest phone in this comparison during 122 grams (4.3 ounces).
The iPhone 4S facilities a same processor found in a iPad 2: a 1GHz dual-core A5 chip, that is on a standard with a chip in Motorola’s Droid Bionic, and somewhat slower than a 1.2GHz dual-core processor in ATT’s Samsung Galaxy S II. The arriving HTC Titan and a BlackBerry Torch 9850 (U.S. accessibility unannounced) do not underline dual-core processors; instead, HTC and Research In Motion used single-core 1.5GHz and 1.2GHz chips, respectively.
Apple didn’t contend how many RAM it packaged into a iPhone 4S, nonetheless it is approaching to have doubled a volume from a prior indication to 1GB. The Galaxy S II and a Droid Bionic (as good as many high-end Android phones) lift 1GB of RAM, while a single-core Titan and Torch route with 512MB and 768MB, respectively.
Apple bucked a trend toward increasingly incomparable smartphone displays, and kept a iPhone 4S shade during 3.5 inches. In comparison, a Titan has a inexhaustible 4.7-inch display; a Droid Bionic sports a 4.3-inch screen, and a Galaxy S II offers a 4.27-inch one. Research In Motion went for a larger, 3.7-inch shade on a Torch, a biggest arrangement on a BlackBerry so far.
Although a iPhone 4S has a smallest shade in this comparison, Apple defended a prior iPhone‘s Retina arrangement technology, that has a top fortitude and pixel firmness out of a bunch. The closest compare to a iPhone 4S in shade fortitude is a Droid Bionic, while Samsung’s Galaxy S II has been praised for a sharpness and clear colors. The HTC Titan has a lowest pixel firmness here.
The iPhone 4S facilities an 8-megapixel camera on a back, on a standard with a Galaxy S II, Droid Bionic, and HTC Titan. Apple says it done several improvements to a camera lens and aperture, that should assistance users grasp many improved photos–but these claims sojourn to be tested until a phone arrives in a PCWorld Labs.
The iPhone 4S can also record 1080p HD videos, as a Galaxy S II and Droid Bionic can. The Titan and Torch can record usually 720p HD videos. Meanwhile, Apple kept a same VGA camera for video calls on a iPhone 4S–a identical fortitude to that of a Droid Bionic, though significantly next a fortitude of a Galaxy S II’s 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The BlackBerry Torch is a usually phone in this comparison but a video-calling camera.
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