Why Android Owners Aren't Impressed By iPhone 4S

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    Don Reisinger

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They Have Bigger ScreensOne of the most important things to many smartphone buyers today is the size of their device's screen. And unfortunately, in that area, the iPhone 4S fall short. Like its predecessor, the iPhone 4S has a 3.5-inch screen. Many recent Android-based devices, however, come with a 4.3-inch display. It might not seem like much on paper, but in person, it's huge.
As the iPhone 4S prepares to hit store shelves, there are many Apple fans around the world that are excited to finally get their hands on it. Sure, it might not be the long-rumored iPhone 5, but it's the next-best thing for many folks. And when it comes to Apple products, even the next-best thing is a worthwhile purchase for millions of people around the globe. But for Android owners, that's not necessarily the case. Quite the contrary, Android owners aren't all that impressed with the iPhone 4S, and see it more as a derivative addition to the mobile space, rather than something that the average person feels is truly groundbreaking. After all, those folks might say, they have handsets they're already using that deliver much of the functionality being offered in the iPhone 4S. And in some cases, the devices offering that functionality are cheaper than Apple's own option. Simply put, the iPhone 4S might not be for everyone, especially those who already own the latest Android-based products. Here's a look at why the iPhone 4S isn't impressing Android fans.
This article was originally published on 2011-10-07
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.