A while back we all heard about the new Apple iPhone 4S, then it was announced, then it was pre-ordered, seems like a simple process at first. The expectations were great and once in our hands loved it, new camera, new iOS 5 built in, so many new features. This all turned sour due to poor battery life and overheating.
Before we start, we here at Phones Review would like to hit on something Online Social Media (OSM) said,
“We’ve tested the new device, and turning off many features including location services, notifications, and iCloud helps the battery last longer, but why have these features if they drain the battery extremely fast.”
The OSM quote above is so true, what is the point of features that drains the battery? Ponder on this thought for a little while.
We here at Phones Review have had the iPhone 4S for a little over a week now and really starting to dislike a few things, do not get us wrong there are so many features that are fantastic like the camera on the lock screen, use the volume buttons to take photos, Siri is ok at first but then gets a little boring but nether the less still a great addition, AirPlay Mirroring is pure brilliance, but this all comes to a dead end thanks to the poor battery life and major over-heating issues.
If you search the web, play an app for a while, use Siri for about 20 minutes, or even use the AirPlay Mirroring feature then iPhone 4S get’s very hot indeed.
Try it out, do this: Play an app or search the web for like 10 minutes, once done turn the iPhone 4S around so the back is facing you, you will notice that the left hand side on the back is hotter than the right hand side, good old hot processors at their best.
THE FAIL: Apple, you have worked wonders to produce a smartphone with the worst battery life I have ever come across, we have had many emails, comments of iPhone 4S customers not happy with the battery drain, so we are not the only ones.
THE TEST: earlier on today we had 2% battery life, we let it run down low so we could charge it back to 100%, we did this and ONLY 45 minutes later the iPhone 4S is on 81%, that tells us that we on an average getting only 5-hours battery life per one full charge.
Can Apple fix the battery life and over heating issues with a simple iOS update fix?
The Inevitable: Sort out the above problems Apple or you can just forget the iPhone 5 getting the same backing the iPhone 4S got.
Please do let us know what you think of your Apple iPhone 4S, are you having the above issues or not?