iPhone 4 on iPhone 4S: Should I upgrade?

iPhone 4S is causing fever for Western markets and developed countries in Asia with 4 million units consumed in 3 days. However for Vietnamese people, upgrading iPhone 4S is not simply $ 200.

iPhone 4S is causing fever for Western markets and developed countries in Asia with 4 million units consumed in 3 days. However for Vietnamese people, upgrading iPhone 4S is not simply $ 200.

IPhone 4S fever makes you believe that this is a worthwhile upgrade? 4 million units sold in 3 days is a terrible number, but that doesn't mean you should " launch" your iPhone 4 to upgrade to iPhone 4S or even buy the latest smartphone. Apple in the current time in Vietnam market.

For Americans, upgrading from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S is simply $ 200. But for us, upgrading or not is a very long story and requires a lot of consideration.

Reasons to upgrade:

- Powerful dual-core and GPU processors up to 7 times more powerful

- Siri voice help software

- 8 MP camera with improved speed and quality

- Ability to shoot 1080p HD video

- Support both GSM / CDMA networks

- No more dead spots for waves

- There is an additional 64 GB option

- Bluetooth 4.0 connection

Reason for not upgrading

- Same design

- Same screen

- Same amount of RAM

- Siri only works well in the US

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Hardware

Apple remains the design and screen of iPhone 4 for iPhone 4S. It is hard to find anything to complain about the screen quality of the device because this is one of the best phone screens on the market today.

The design of iPhone 4S has not changed much compared to the iPhone 4. Only the volume button position is slightly deviated and designed other wave antenna so the antenna gap of the two machines is slightly different, but the difference is too small for users to distinguish iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S if not paying close attention.

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Since its launch in June 2010, iPhone 4 has had many wave problems. That's because the two antennas of the iPhone 4 are located at the bottom of the device, so if the user holds two antenna slots on the case, the wave will decrease and even lose the wave altogether. This is considered one of the major weaknesses of the iPhone 4, but in fact, the recent iPhone 4 production has partly overcome this error.

Learning from the iPhone 4, Apple has designed the antenna more smartly in iPhone 4S by placing an antenna at the antenna of an antenna at the end of the machine and using the technology 'to automatically switch between the two antennas as needed. 'helps the machine always get a stable amount of waves. You won't have to worry about a wave loss like the iPhone 4 anymore. In particular, 4S also supports both GSM and CDMA networks. If you are a person who often travels, works abroad or likes to switch between these two networks, iPhone 4S will be suitable for you, instead of having to use 2 separate GSM and CDMA machines.

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The major changes of iPhone 4S are about internal hardware. The dual-core A5 chip and PowerVR SGX543MP2 graphics of the 4S for 7 times the image processing speed compared to the iPhone 4. The Benchmarks results show that Apple did not really over-say, iPhone 4S had a faster rate than iPhone 4. and almost equal to iPad 2, even 4S is faster than Galaxy S II - today's most powerful Android smartphone.

iPhone 4 on iPhone 4S: Should I upgrade? Picture 5 Benchmark results show that the iPhone 4S is nearly twice as fast as the iPhone 4.

iPhone 4 on iPhone 4S: Should I upgrade? Picture 6 The iPhone 4S GPU is faster than the Galaxy S II and outperforms Apple iPhone 4.

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IPhone 4S browser is also more than iPhone 4.

You can refer to the video below. When running with the application, the 4S opens slightly faster than the iPhone 4.

Apple retains 512 MB of iPhone 4 RAM for 4S. However, with iPhone 4, we rarely have problems with RAM, so this is probably not a big problem. If you are just a normal iPhone 4 user, you probably won't need too strong chips and GPUs, but if you want to play heavy graphics games then think of iPhone 4S - but in fact Heavy graphics game still works well on iPhone 4, only the graphics are not as fast and smooth as iPhone 4S.

Another change is that iPhone 4S has been released with both black and white versions. You also have the option of 64 GB memory. Of course, as traditional, iPhone does not support memory cards and perhaps in the future Apple does not intend to put memory cards into its phones. In fact, there are no devices besides iPhone 4S with memory larger than 32GB (Android smartphones support SD card only up to 32GB maximum), but 32 GB is already more than enough, you just feel missing if Use the device to watch movies.

Software

iPhone 4S brings two major changes in software: iOS 5 and Siri. However Siri is the remarkable software because at this time iOS 5 can be installed on iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS while Siri is only available on iPhone 4S.

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Perhaps you have heard a lot about Siri. Just as Apple said: 'Siri is the most important feature of iPhone 4S' , this is really a great improvement. Siri allows you to order, search, answer only by voice. The intelligence and nature of Siri's words makes you feel that it's not just a software.

But no matter how great Siri is, a big problem is that Siri only supports 3 languages: English, French and German. For most Vietnamese people, it is not easy to pronounce standard English for Siri. Moreover, even when Siri understands, features such as searching for places, searching for Siri's service restaurants do not work in Vietnam (and in the supported countries like England and Germany the features of Siri is also very limited. Siri only works best in the US).

Perhaps the most important feature on this iPhone 4S is no longer attractive to Vietnamese users, especially when there are now many alternative applications for Siri on iPhone 4 like Vlingo and some other applications coming soon. Launched on iOS as Speaktoit, especially the community of large hackers are also researching to find ways to put Siri on iPhone 4, surely Siri is not worth your upgrade.

Camera

Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 4S camera as follows: " For many people this will be the best camera and camcorder they have ever owned . " And Tim Cook did not overdo it. In fact, the camera quality of 4S is not inferior to the point-and-shoot cameras, and of course, far superior to the iPhone 4.

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8 MP resolution lens delivers clear images with true colors, not color burns or 'cheat' colors like the iPhone 4.

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In low light conditions, images taken with 4S for better quality.

You can see more clearly the difference between the camera of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S via the following video:

iPhone 4 only stops at 720p movie recording capability and 4S goes further with Full HD 1080p standard. If you watch it on a small screen, you don't notice much difference, but on the big screen it is clear that the 1080p video of 4S gives clearer image quality and much more detailed display.

Compare the ability to shoot anti-shake movies between iPhone 4 and 4S.

One thing can not fail to mention is the speed of taking pictures of 4S much faster than iPhone 4. iPhone 4S is one of the phones with the fastest photography speed on the market today and you will not have to worry about missing important moments just because . the camera hasn't started yet.

The superiority of iPhone 4S camera compared to iPhone 4 is quite large. However, it does not mean that iPhone 4's camera is bad. With normal demand, the iPhone 4's 5 MP camera is great, but if you are a photographer or want to use your phone instead of a camera camera then you will probably need to consider upgrading to iPhone 4S.

Price and conclusion

IPhone 4S price in Vietnam at this time is quite high. Currently the 16 GB international version is priced at around VND 24 million, expected in the coming days, the price of the device will drop to around VND 22-23 million and when Singapore starts selling iPhone 4S (October 28), perhaps the price iPhone 4S will be about VND 20 million. The iPhone 4 price is slightly increasing with 14.5 -15 million dong for the 16 GB international version. So now if you decide to move from iPhone 4 to 4S, you will have to spend about 8-10 million (if you calculate the price of the old 16 GB iPhone 4 is about 12 million).

8-10 million only to upgrade to the camera and let the phone run a bit smoother? It seems that this number is too big and really not worth it. However, when iPhone 4S price falls more and especially when two Viettel and Vinaphone networks officially distribute the device, this time the upgrade will be much more reasonable.

This conclusion is also true for those who want to buy a new iPhone 4S. Camera, screen, speed of iPhone 4S currently still have no competitors. However, very heavy competitors such as Galaxy Nexus, HTC Vigor and 720p resolution screen promise as well as Retina Display has started to appear. The best advice at the moment is to be a little patient and you will get a lot. Rushed to buy when the market is still in a "panic" situation and you will have to throw a lot of money through the window while not earning the corresponding value.

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