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Now that the dust has settled and you've had 24 hours to think about yesterday's Apple news, how do you feel about the Apple iPhone 4S?  Haters be hating, but internally, the iPhone 4S is quite the upgrade from the original device.  Packing a dual-core Apple A5 CPU, it'll include a new 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capabilities, Siri for voice commands (which will be available in the spring), and iOS 5.  Plus, it's coming to Sprint, allowing those on the nation's third largest wireless carrier to partake in the iOS magic (and snag some unlimited data to boot).

On the other hand, the Android fanboys are correct; there's no change to the design of the device, and it is an evolutionary upgrade that comes at a time where other platforms are pumping out devices on a weekly basis.  Does it matter, particularly when Apple continues to enjoy record growth from a product that's over a year old?  A company that, last quarter, shipped more of their two smartphones than any other company?

That's why I'm asking you.  Will you buy an iPhone 4S, or will you hold off until the next announcement?  Or are you such an Android/Windows Phone fan that nothing can sway you?  You know what to do.  Cast that vote, and defend your choice in the comments section below!


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"Is the iPhone 4S better than the Android choices out there?"


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Terry Oakes not in my opinion
David Moreno Anyone know how much RAM the iPhone 4S has?
James Andy @Philip. The Titan is NOT better than the S2. It boasts a 4.7" Screen but a pixel ratio of only 800x480. Here is a comparison Engadget did between the iPhone 4S, Galaxy S2, Droid Bionic, and HTC Titan. See who wins for yourself.. http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/04/iphone-4s-vs-the-smartphone-elite-galaxy-s-ii-bionic-and-tita/
Raven Lotz Oh and still no flash. At least Android phones are far more customizable and can at least load a webpage like Mozilla Firefox on a computer!
Raven Lotz So what are the new features of the iPhone 4S & iOS 5..... A dual core processor(which certain Android phones have been offering since February 2011) An 8MP camera(Samsung first offered an 8MP camera phone in early 2009...the Samsung Memoir) Faster download/upload speeds(but nothing about it being compatible with LTE which Verizon has already rolled out to HUNDREDS of millions of their subscribers & both AT&T & Sprint are in process of rolling out.) Something called "iMessage"(which sounds a lot like BBM that Blackberry has been using for YEARS.) Voice controlled actions.... (isn't this just "Vlingo" which already has apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, & Windows phones, except that it is a native feature?) Both the ability to receive updates without connecting to a computer & Notifications / Notification Center(both that were part of Android when it was first released in 2008 & it wasn't original to them, either!) WOW!! Apple is so original with all these groundbreaking features!! /sarcasm But I believe it was due to Steve Jobs being so sick! he was after all the brains behind Apple.
Luis Lopez Yes, it is.
Kenneth Moody The 4s is disappointing to apple fans. But it's still better than android. Sure a bigger screen is nice but a stable os is better. My iPhone 4 updated to update to iOS 5 just fine how many droid x users can say that after updating to 2.3.
Zach Cline Why do you even care? Is it going to affect your daily use that much? Herp... derp. No it won't. And android isn't way better.
Anjan Jagirdar no galaxy s 2 beats iphone 4 s hands down,i mean common we are not even allowed to know the how much ram is in iphones why r we still gonna try n buy it if we are kept in dark about such basic specifications..
Susie Vierling Jain No android is waay better
Max Wolf Noo Long live android! But holy shit steve jobs freaking died... RIP
Ben Garcia Hellfuckenno!!
Vanrajsinh Chavda Android is better....
Noneya Biz You've gotta be kidding me.
Marti Ruiz Nisiquiera cambiaron el fondo de pantalla.
Kwame Mintah No....android all de way...was an apple fanboy....but apple dissappointed me yesterday with de shit dey pull....16 months n for wot...? Dis wot de time for apple to step up cos android has passed dem....but I guess dey know dat already...dats y dey ve been speeding soo much time in courts suing Samsung....Can't wait for prime....!
Mark Fisher Jr. I wouldn't mind having a iphone anyway. I think they're good in the operating system they got.
Jesse Mendoza Heck no!
John Alves The iphone 4 was already better than anything else out there... The 4S is just the cherry on top of the cake ;)
Robin Ryalls Mattei Anyone have the Droid 3? What can I expect to see that sets it apart from the original Droid I own??
Craig Barron Android is just a backwards engineered iPhone...sure they improved on a few iPhone tricks because they didn't have to design the thing from scratch...duh!!! Copy-cats...
Meshal Al-jehani no android is best
Christian Sotelo Sorry but iPhone sucks android is better
Michael Hall Goodbye iPhone 4 heeeeeeello Samsung Galaxy GS ll.......
Peter M McDaniel Nope apple has the same os as 2007 just with wallpapers and list of android features only thing ISO has for it is the games.
Jorge Hugo Galindo I like both, but seriously? What kind of question is this....of course these android monster phones are better than the iPhone. Subjective or not. You're still stuck with a very outdated looking OS that hasn't changed much. Sure the apps as awesome on iOS, but believe me android has its fair share of cool apps as well.
Brandon Ricker apple at par with the high end side of amdroid right now, late december early q1 nope android going to have the quad core chips and better os update
Oseki Paisley iphone 4,iphone 4s do'nt see the difference was expecting a bigger screen eat shit!! apple ANDROID RULES.
Mimoun Tu Rigoleras Android is better for customization and other no limit thing
Scott Sanders Apple does a great job on selling you that they're better, but Galaxy SII is every bit as good in specs with better memory capabilities for cheaper. It's a no brainer. Galaxy SII and other top Androids all the way. Android is the leader iOS is the follower.
Mark Fisher Jr. I think its better than some androids out there.
Brandon Johnson I think this is one of the worst questions I've ever seen from you guys. I can't really say it's better than any of the phones that it shares similar specs with, but then again, not a phone released this year really has a "You need to buy me NOW" factor about it.
Alex Heber Santizo No cuz its not coming to T-Mobile :( whyy
Hansel Starley Better than the majority yes.
Thy Heng Didn't I say there was gonna be 4S and not s 5. Yep net time you guys should pay attention to someone who has inside source. Anyways, 4s = 4 suckas! lol
Connor Marty It would only be better if it was coming to us cellular
Angel Adrian Marquez I got my HTC EVO 3d
Cristian Henriquez The look of the phone? It looks exatcly like the iphone 4 lol. Plp are dumb
Costin Dabu Android FTW it is.
Paul Ibe Android FTW!
Costin Dabu no. There are too many fish in the sea to just settle for the Iphone
Matt Hackney I like both IOS and Android but im going to buy an Iphone 4 s because of the look of the device compared to android devices
Tray Williams Windows Phone Mango rules them all.
Charles Phillips LET'S MAKE A PHONE THAT'S LIKE A PC BUT LOCK AWAY THE PC LIKE FUNCTIONS AND REQUIRE IT TO CONNECT TO A PC TO FUNCTION AT ALL. LET US CALL IT....IPHONE!!!
Justin Johnson what kind of a question is that?
Memo Mrtr No way amigo, Android is # 1
Jason Wyche GS2 or IP4S?? Comments Please!
Vessie Lee Stanley Jr. android OS is better and how do u compare 1 phone to about 30 android phones...smh
Andre Payne android is better
Ernesto Cabrera Honestly they could have done so much better, I always thought they put the great original stuff for the future, but this is this future, this is when they should've brought in their major changes. We all thought it was going to be a huge new revolutionary device because of the time it took them to announce the new iphone, but that's why we're all dissapointed ):
Philip Weißner And the 2 GHz dualcores have... if im not wrong...8 cores...so what!! ;)
Shahan Najarian The iphone has similar specs compared to all the android phones.. Dual core processor, 8 mp camera, 1080p video, etc.. The difference is just preference of os. The iphone 4s has major upgrades from the original iphone.. Being the camera processor new ios etc.. What else did you want?
Philip Weißner And wp7 has a GPU you dont need a dualcore when you have a gpu and a 1.4 GHz processor with...i think 6 cores
Luis Edinson Moran Phonies dead as soon as the androids seeped in the game
Lyly Mikael iPhone 4S ain't that groundbreaking, but still, every android is the same, they all have so fugly UI, so no matter how many cores or megapixels you put in them, they still are total crap.
Philip Weißner Aaaaaaahhhhh why do you guys ignore the wp7 phones """""HTC Titan""""" is biger and better than iphone 4s and samsung galaxy s2
Kyriakos Georgiou Gs 2 owns it...plus the interface sux on iphone..
Reese Woodson It's on par with some, but there are a lot of Android phones that are a lot better then the iP4s.
Maceo Torrance Cortezz Bionic best on Verizon, Samsung GSII best on every other character best overall is: Samsung Galaxy II epic touch 4g
Teron Facey I'm laughing my ass off at this question..The 4S is basically an iPhone 4. Anybody who bought the iPhone 4 and is planning to get the 4S is retarded.
Rafael Santos Got to love my Galaxy S2 :)
Simon BigCountry Camaj IPhone 4S is better then every 5 min frozen EVO 4G
Angel Ivanov iPhone 4s is better. With better camera, cdma and gsm integrated antennas, great design and display....
Nick Kathrein I 4S just became equal on specs with the likes of S2. The OS is subjective but the key to me is since they didn't change the shell you can't tell one 4 from the 4s and that prestige is some of the attraction that I think sells a lot of Apple hardware.
Ediben Yoonan Hell noooooo
Antonio Pagan Best Phone out now is Samsung galaxy s2
Wilberto Ortiz it aint less expensive
Anthony Evans Jr nope just A good refresher
Ryan DeClue Hahahahaaaaa! Are you trying to start a flame war?! Hell no it isn't better. Not in any way whatsoever. The equivalent android phones surpass it easily!
Steven Quintal Absolutely! I want one!!!
Bradley Arfele Personal taste. Specs are exactly the same just depends on your os choice.... and screen size desire.
Eric Chan Depends on what you like.
Kendall Cooper No point in getting it iphone 5 is gonna come outt after this one there repeating the same pattern as the 3g and 3gs then 4
Victor Rios Nope Android all the way!
Alex Lopez It's subjective ...the iPhone fans will say yea and the android fans will say never ..if u go by specs then android it's better ..but it comes down to choice ..personally I want the nexus prime
Carl Denaro Lmao funny
Bryan Jay Sullivan That's a ridiculous question.
Shodmon Babakhanzoda You gotta be kidding.




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