This is the best phone that money can buy today, great speed, god-like interface and the smoothest functioning touch on the planet. Android interface sucks compared to the iOS platform. The app store with more than 500,000 standardised apps is a sheer delight. The Android app store is a non standard platform since Android is a platform spread across brands with variations in screen size, power, graphics, pixels etc.
Have been owning the 4S for about 4 months now. I was little skeptical about Siri working for my accent but it does surpisingly well. I use for short messages and for searches and directions. I upgraded to the new IO6 and personally havent found any issues with the new maps. Would highly recommend this
I had used iPhone 3GS unlocked for almost 2 years which i bought from abroad . It was something innovative. Then I had used a Android phone, which was better than iPhone 3GS only drawback was App store was full of crap applications, but still OK as the price was very low compared to iPhone 3GS.
Now I own a Samsung Focus which is windows Phone and this iPhone 4S. Believe me nothing new had been done with iPhone 4S , siri is there retina display is there but believe me this one is too much overpriced. It seems Apple know that they cant compete with the present models in the market and purposefully they had kept the pricing up so that no one would compare it with similar phones which come in almost half the cost.
I would suggest to by Samsung Focus which is a windows phone. The UI Is new and stylish and its very very stable. Never expected such a product from Microsoft. One of my friend who was in US suggested me that phone went with double minded.. but he was right .. I believe there is no phone currently in the market which is a value buy. I dont think Android and iPhone have a chance compared to Windows Phone in the present form. May be when new versions come they can compete but otherwise I will never suggest to buy this crap.
Only plus I am seeing is Apples store has more apps than Windows Phone.But most of the popular titles are already there in Windows Phone. There is no gaming experience with iPhone. On the other hand if you have XBOX live account its a big value addition to Windows Phone. Office products work better with Windows Phone. iPhone requires apps for social networking, but Windows Phone connects with social networking sites thru a native interface. Additionally windows desktop 8 when it comes will work better with windows phone 8 ( a free update microsoft had promised)
Buy this one only if the price is less than a windows phone or go for a windows phone.