Is the 4s significantly faster than the 4 with its dual core processor?

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TH55

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I am considering switching to the 4 as people are reporting better battery life than 4s has been giving. I really don't care about Siri anywhere near as much as battery life. My only concern is that the 4 will be much slower than the 4s. Anyone used both phones? Thanks
 

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Significant? In some areas, yes.. In other areas you won't notice a difference..

I have noticed the speed in web pages loading, the camera, and in some apps...

My .02
 

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If you are switching to the 4, then it's a no-brainer. Drop the extra $100 for the iPhone 4S. There are plenty of reasons why it's better. Faster, Better Camera and while you might not use Siri often, it is a nice feature that will improve over time.

You can read my full iPhone 4S review on the site.
 
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If you are switching to the 4, then it's a no-brainer. Drop the extra $100 for the iPhone 4S. There are plenty of reasons why it's better. Faster, Better Camera and while you might not use Siri often, it is a nice feature that will improve over time.

You can read my full iPhone 4S review on the site.
I agree with chris, it is definitely worth the extra $100 to go with the 4s. My wife has the iPhone 4 and i have the 4s and other than just the speed there are many more benefits to go with the 4s
 
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TH55

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If you are switching to the 4, then it's a no-brainer. Drop the extra $100 for the iPhone 4S. There are plenty of reasons why it's better. Faster, Better Camera and while you might not use Siri often, it is a nice feature that will improve over time.

You can read my full iPhone 4S review on the site.
I'm sorry I should have better explained myself lol I have the 4s I am considering downgrading because of the ridiculous battery
 
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Apple will sort out the battery issue. It's a well-known flaw and they've been here before but they've always fixed it. 5.0.2 is on the way shortly...
 
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I have both and tested them side by side and there is so little of a difference on most things I don't think you would notice. The camera is faster to snap pics but not all that much faster to actually load the camera or switch between camera and video. Most normal apps, no difference. Some of the graphic games there is a difference. Calls, texting, email....no real difference, except the voice to text.
 

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I have both and tested them side by side and there is so little of a difference on most things I don't think you would notice. The camera is faster to snap pics but not all that much faster to actually load the camera or switch between camera and video. Most normal apps, no difference. Some of the graphic games there is a difference. Calls, texting, email....no real difference, except the voice to text.
Interesting. Kind of wondered how much room was there for improvement except for the bigger games and of course, browser loads. I mean since the 4 was already so snappy, it's hard then to rationalize the "smoothest" moniker on the 4 and "noticeably faster" attached to the 4S. Figured it was mostly people's enthusiasm versus something objective.

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Interesting. Kind of wondered how much room was there for improvement except for the bigger games. I mean since the 4 was already so snappy, it's hard then to rationalize the "smoothest" moniker on the 4 and "noticeably faster" attached to the 4S. Figured it was mostly people's enthusiasm versus something objective.

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It depends on the person I guess. I notice it just being a ton more fluid compared to my dads iPhone 4. When you open a folder, it's much more noticeable. The 4 actually feels slow and clunky when you do that, open up the settings is faster as well, the browser is just MUCH more quicker, loading is also a bit faster as well regardless of the same connection speeds. Camera much much quicker, texting lag is gone, orientation to landscape is very quick. When you use the phone and press to make a call, it snaps and zooms into the call very very quick, it's very impressive. I do see why some people who are not as analytical wouldn't notice it, but thats just because the animations are the same switching between windows and such. However, another thing. Switching apps is just much more fluid, if you like all that, then your in for a bonus. And it will probably get more snappier as time goes by with bugfixes and updates.
 

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Cool..I'm really getting sick of this battery life tho, do you think it can be fixed by a software update?
 

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My battery dropped with every action I performed on the phone. Literally dead in a few hours. Apple replaced it and now, it's fine. Just like my 4 was! Now, my 4S is fine, but wasn't worth my upgrade from a 4!


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Cool..I'm really getting sick of this battery life tho, do you think it can be fixed by a software update?
I think so. Mine was fixed with 5.0.1. If 5.0.2 doesn't fix yours, you could always exchange it.
 

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My wife just got the 4s. I loaded the same web pages, side by side with my 4. I hit the buttons at the same time. On the WiFi, my 4 loaded the pages faster by a couple of seconds. Is that odd?


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My wife just got the 4s. I loaded the same web pages, side by side with my 4. I hit the buttons at the same time. On the WiFi, my 4 loaded the pages faster by a couple of seconds. Is that odd?
Did you clear the browser cache before testing?
 

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I had the same thought so I went to a site that have not visited on my 4. Still faster. A site that I do visit frequently, came up REALLY fast on the 4 compared to the 4s. I'll do again sometime soon to see if I can get the same results.


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Yeah, be sure to clear the cache and reboot both of them first. Then load a really long page and scroll rapidly. The 4S should load faster and not have any checkerboarding during rapid scrolling.