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iPhone 4S Comes to Kenya, But Price Intimidating (Review)

iPhone 4S finally debuts on the Kenyan market, at least from latest developments coming directly from Apple, but should we be excited? Here is my honest review and what Kenyan’s should expect, though some anxious techies have already owned and experienced the iPhone 4S. It comes as an improved replacement to iPhone 4; however, if you’ve owned and experienced its predecessor, there’s little to upgrade, contrary to how the media has portrayed it especially after Steve Jobs death. To be precise, you should expect an improved camera, speedy processor and an operating system staffed with apps, the rest seems at par with its predecessor. Its design is undoubtedly similar to iPhone 4, all the exciting improvements on iPhone 4S lies within its software and hardware; in fact, fuzzed applications such as Siri wont be beneficial in Kenya as the service is limited to certain regions.

Whether the improvements on iPhone 4S are enough to keep Apples grip tight at the expense of Android devices is debatable, it draws benchmarks for smart phones; however, not as far ahead of the curves as the iPhone 4. For those who own iPhone 3G or 3GS, upgrading to iPhone 4S is pretty tempting but justified given the camera quality, processor power and the crisp-vivid display panel dubbed ‘Retina’. But for those who own iPhone 4 or other high-end devices such as LG Optimus 3D P920 and Galaxy Note, the decision is much complicated. iPhone 4S edges on its peers with a snappier processor, voice recognition and a better camera, however to warrant more than Kshs.65,000 is debatable. iPhone 4 owners can upgrade their devices to iOS 5 for additional flourished features as an alternative to improve its worthiness at least in the foreseeable future. It’s evident that a smart phone’s value lies in its operating system since it determines what you can do with it, and as such, users should aim at upgrading with the latest firmware.
In comparison with its predecessor, iPhone 4S comes with a new notification pane, shamelessly lifted from Android operating system, swiping down from the top of the screen will conjure up a panel displaying every detail such as email and text updates happening on your device, other widgets such as weather and stock updates can also be featured in the same pane. Apparently, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) has a lot to smile about since iPhone 4S has generally received a warm response even in populous lucrative markets such as china, and its imminent launch in 90 more countries including Kenya comes as a plus. Expected launch date is on January 13th.
iPhone 4S features/Specifications;
  • iOS 5 operating system, 16/32/64GB internal storage, 3.5mm jack
  • 1GHz Dual core Processor, Apple A5-Chipset, GPU-PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • 3.5inch (640x960P), (330ppi) LED TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, 16m colors
  • 8.0 Megapixel (3264x2448p) camera, Touch-focus, LED video light, Geo tagging
  • VGA secondary camera ([email protected]), video calling over WiFi only
  • GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS, 512MB RAM, Bluetooth v4.0
  • 14Mbps HSDPA, 5.8Mbps HSUPA, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
  • Micro-SIM card support only, scratch resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, 1432mAh LI battery
iPhone 4S Price in Kenya;
iPhone 4S 16GB Model Price: Kshs.74,899 (Orange Kenya Shops)
iPhone 4S 32GB Model Price: Kshs.87,999 (Orange Kenya Shops)
iPhone 4S 64GB Model Price: Kshs.101,499 (Orange Kenya Shops)


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