iPhone 4S specs compared to the iPhone 4, Galaxy S II, Droid Bionic

iPhone 4S specs compared to the iPhone 4, Galaxy S II, Droid Bionic
The iPhone 4S is out facing a cruel world - one of dual-core Androids, much larger displays, LTE connected devices and an even more aggressively competitive future. But we care about the present and in the present, the 4S faces competition from a couple of sides: the Samsung Galaxy S II in its different versions and the LTE-enabled Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon among others.

The 4S itself throws a punch by being the first handset we’ve seen coming with Bluetooth 4.0, which is the low-power technology allowing your phone to communicate with other devices without sacrificing battery life. But how will it do against the reigning Android champs and even the similar iPhone 4? Check out the pure facts compared below, but note that we've used the generic Galaxy S II for the comparison - the handset actually differs slightly across carriers with processors and screens varying.

iPhone 4S specs compared to the iPhone 4, Galaxy S II, Droid Bionic

Will the little, 3.5" iOS warrior survive among the bigger Android guys? Sound off in the comments below.

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131 Comments

1. G2userLuvit

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 09, 2011

Gotta love my sgs2

8. dman5400

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 02, 2011

Same here never going to give Apple another nickel. iFan's don't understand how much content Android has now and how much is free. Like any song downloaded directly to my phone. Iphone owners spend way more on content.

60. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

"Will the little, 3.5" iOS warrior survive among the bigger Android guys?" Phone Arena's last statement about sums it up.

100. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Yeah. I would rather have a 4.52" screen ANY DAY. 3.5" is an embarrassment. Idc what is running on it. Apple is doing a good job of limiting Apple fans, that's for sure.

2. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

PA please stop embarrassing iPhail 4S.

39. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Even with bluetooth 4.0 you cannot transfer pictures or any music because the phone blocks it. All you can do is use it for an actual bluetooth

89. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

Pointless -_-

90. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@shangri. And how's the ip4s an embarrassment? Can your android devices do better than Siri? How's the camera of your android devices? The ip4s camera will blow everyone out of the water. So nope. There is nothing to be embarrassed about the ip4s. What's embarrassing is. Dual core android devices with 8mp cameras are being pitted against a single core ip4 with a 5mp camera, because the ip4 is just that great :-)

94. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

do you tell yourself that everyday to make sure you keep believing it?

101. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Lol, the GSII kills the iPhones camera. And once again, the Android had the 8megapixel shooter, first. I can't wait to see speed tests against the GSII on YouTube. iPhone users will be pissed they got the wrong phone lol.

118. Pandakilla unregistered

Iphone is obsolete compaired to the Android devices. Androids have always had a 8MP camera, apple is trying to keep up. Hell it's not even 4G yet, as of right now for Verizon there are already 5 - 6 phones that have 4G. Apple should just give up, androids are 10x better then iphone would ever be.

120. NVPMOTHAF

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

As you said Pandakilla, there is only 5 android phones that are 4g on verizon, out of how many put out? Can I say over 20. How interesting......I'm sure if apple wanted to put out unstable phones and non perfected phones, they would put out 6 compatible with 4g. And if you knew the battery life on those 4g put out by verizon, you would know that 4 out of those 5 had major issues at release and rewuired updates that made other things worse and still didnt completely fix the issues they've had. Now I haven't had any calls on the Bionic yet, but I'm sure that I will. Out of the 5 that were put out by Verizon, the bionic is the only one that is worth a damn. And you can't really consider the Sprint and ATT 4g androids because let's face it, the Verizon Androids are the only ones that get any real speed, and again those phones still have a ton of issues. Look at the number of DOA androids released in one month (and in case you didn't know, DOA stands for dead on arrival, which means that they were crap out of the box) I'd say that the Android OS definately beats the IOS platform for sure on that. IDK android may have some cool phones that have some cool features (which BTW you have to use third party support for) but they have too many issues to even notate. In my next post I will document the issues of 2.3 in the last month across all Verizon androids and how many customers I've had alone with those issues.

121. NVPMOTHAF

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

cust having issues with phone freezing _______________________________________ 312 cust having issues with phone turning on/off by itself ________________________________________________ 227 issues with pop/imap emails ____________________________ 50 voice dial issues ___________________ 8 GPS Issues ____________ 5 Virtual Keyboard __________________ 234 Device power cycling and rearanging the icons ______________________________________________ 14 Wifi turning off and on by itself after update _________________________________________________ 1 cust having issues with the phone not turning on after software update _________________________________________________ 2 And that's in the last month

122. NVPMOTHAF

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

Let's post IOS issues in the last month. Phone not turning on _________________ 2 If you waiting for more.......That's it. Srry. I think the Android platform definately has IOS beat on that too. So the anroid OS does beat the IOS in quite a few things as mentioned above.

132. jacko unregistered

nope never had any of that and i got like 6 androids on other hand on my ipod i had a number of freezes and turning off

127. dingo_egret

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

I totally agree with your comments. I've had a number of these problems with my Samsung Captivate preventing me from making phone calls, constant freezing of buggy software, power cycling and rearranging of icons on its own. And I'm sorry, I do not feel i should search all over the internet for a hack to make it work properly. When you pay that much money for a phone it should just work. What attributes to Apple's success is that it just works. That's it. No mods and no customization. If you spent money on a new car why should you have to mod it to do what it's supposed to do. That's the manufacturer's job, not mine. I'm so sick of people who just hate on Apple and call them sheep. It's a matter of choice, whether you eat meat or not, choose to vote or not. It's yours to make. Stop all this ridiculous whining about my dad can beat up your dad.

3. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Nope.

4. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Fanboy fight post.

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

iphone 4s is so upto date that even people with last years iphone 4 can say they have it

15. StillStuckWithDroid

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

thanx....had a lousy day......definitely a good laugh

61. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Indeed, that is comedy right there.

6. PhonearenaLOL unregistered

Why is Phone Arena trying to make the iPhone 4S sound so good. It is what it is guys. Same thing with dual core and 8mp hd camera. And yeah, that stuff is great and you should be glad they added it, but android has it and the best part is you can pick from many different phones, not just black and white. the 4s is going to be a sweet phone, its going to work, plain and simple. It will be good for women and older fokes and casual users, but for anyone really in touch with the technical world of phones can see right through the Apple hype. Bottom line is they failed with this one and its nothing new. Oh and screw Siri.

7. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

Obviously the SGS2 and the Bionic are better.

9. Doakie

Posts: 2456; Member since: May 06, 2009

I dont know how many times i'm going to copy and paste this but it feels so great! HAHAHAHAHAHA! WOW! I dont know if I want to call up my friends and family who are iOS fans and gloat that "Android WINS!" or if I call up and offer my condolences. All I know is that I'm so happy with their failure that I'm about to start dancing.

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

yea you won buddy!!!! You're life is now better!

54. grammar nazi unregistered

your instead of you're

92. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@doakie. I think your victory party is premature. I'd hold off to it if I were you to save yourself from embarrassment. Check the polls (the ones that aren't android fanboys infested). Majority of users will get the ip4s. I have to be honest with you. At first I was a bit disappointed with the ip4s. Mainly because it won't come with a 4" display. But the more I watch the videos enumerating its updates and as to what it can do and how snappy it is, and how Siri is just too awesome. My disappointment is diminishing, and have become more excited to upgrade :-)

95. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

well, I felt that way too until earlier this year after their keynote until i watched the google keynote...lol wait tell next week.

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

so it's specs are right in line with SGS II and Bionic and yet fandroids claim it's outdated.

17. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

come on taco even you have to be very upset with the iphone 4s you waited a whole 17 months and this is what you get not even a bigger screen? NFC? I feel for you man

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