What makes the iPhone 4S different, better camera, Siri, A5 processor?

Apple chose to name its new phone the iPhone 4S instead of the iPhone 5. But what is it that makes this phone different from older versions?

The main thing that makes iPhone different from other smartphones like BlackBerry or Android is it’s simplicity and intuitive interface and functionalities. Another thing that makes it different is it’s premium feel and great design which is something other smartphones can’t be proud off. If we are talking about the iPhone 4S and how it is different from iPhone 4 and other generation iPhones then there is nothing revolutionary new. The iPhone 4S has the same design as it’s predecessor and the same iOS as any other iPhone. The only major difference is Siri voice assistant which is exclusively available for iPhone 4S. While there is nothing revolutionary the iPhone 3S runs noticeable faster than any  predecessor and takes a better shots with its 8-megapixel camera.

white iPhone 4S

First of all, if you do not know what to look for, you will not see a difference at first glance between the iPhone 4 and 4S models. Expectations were that the new 4S model would at least be thinner than its predecessor. Apple has replied that it is al least 3 grams lighter. What makes the 4S different from older versions can be found in the inside of the phone, in the hardware and software upgrades.

Upgrades of the iPhone 4S in comparison with the iPhone 4 model

The iPhone 4S contains an A5 dual-core chip, while the 4 model only had an A4 single-core processor. It is actually the same chip as in the iPad 2. This chip is known to have a speed of 1 GHz but it is not clear if this is also true for the chip in the iPhone 4S. Apple however states that it delivers two times the speed of the iPhone 4 model and up to seven times faster graphics.

white iPhone 4s

The other main upgrade concerning the hardware is the camera. The iPhone 4 model has a 5 megapixel camera, while the 4S model is delivered with an 8 megapixel camera. Moreover, the illumination sensor is approved and more sensitive, which will provide more light automatically when taking pictures of recording videos. One additional feature of the camera is the improved face recognition. The iPhone 4 model could record HD 720p videos, while the 4S model van shoot in HD 1080p. The iPhone 4S camera also has video stabilization, a feature the iPhone 4 model does not have.

The amount of memory is also upgraded up to 64 GB. Of course, in line with other Apple products, the phone is also available in 16 and 32 GB varieties. The internal storage of the iPhone 4S delivers twice as much space as the biggest memory amount of the iPhone 4.


If the iPhone 4S is compared with the iPhone 4 model, it mainly contains upgrades in hardware and software. Compared to other smartphones however, it brings the iPhone in line with the current specifications most smartphones have nowadays. Still, the iPhone 4S differs from its predecessor 4 model in many ways. These differences relate mostly to the internal technology of the phone in terms of hardware and software. Concrete this means changes in the camera, memory, and speed.

While this is the best iPhone yet it doesn’t bring any revolutionary features or specs. It runs noticeably faster and takes better images and the list ends here. It’s worth upgrading only if you currently use iPhone 3GS or older generation iPhone.

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