Do you think it's worth upgrading from a 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MarcBook, Oct 18, 2011.

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Do you think it's worth upgrading from a 4?

  1. Yes, I think the 4S is a worthy successor to the 4 and it's worth upgrading.

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. No, it's a relatively minor upgrade and it's probably worth waiting for the 5.

    11 vote(s)
    68.8%
  1. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

    MarcBook

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    #1
    I'd like to know your opinions to help me decide. I currently have a 16GB iPhone 4 (black), which is a superb phone. I love iPhones to bits, however, and the thought of a better iPhone is one that's very appealing to me.

    In your honest opinion, do you think that it's worth paying for an out-of-contract upgrade to get the 4S? I'm in the UK and it would cost me £234 to get a 4S (if I were to sell my current iPhone to Envirophone, one of those companies that buys old phones). If I do get the 4S, it'll be in white, in order to make it significantly different to my 4 and because I think it looks great.

    Things to take into account:
    • I'm a photography enthusiast, but not a fan of point-and-shoot cameras (I have a DSLR). The concept of having a P&S built-into my phone is appealing, however, since it wouldn't mean another device I have to carry around.
    • Realistically, it's between the 4S and an iPad 3. I can't allow myself to get both, since I already have an iPad 2 that was bought recently.
    • I'm planning on getting the iPhone 5 (or whichever future iPhone is a redesign), again out-of-contract.
    • I play a lot of iOS games on my iPad to benefit from the larger multi-touch area, but I don't always have it with me. For games that don't really require the larger screen, it's great to have them always with me.

    Your thoughts are greatly appreciated! Thanks. :)
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

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    #2
    Based on those points, it's not worth it. Especially for the photography bit. If you have a DSLR, 8 MP on an iPhone is not going to change your habits much.

    Save your money and contract for the 5 and iPad 3. The 4S is a much better upgrade for those with a 3GS, not a 4.

    But if money is no object...
     
  3. Fusion79 macrumors 6502

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    Honestly..I don't think it is worth an out of contract upgrade unless you can sell your 4 for a decent amount. The processor and camera bumps are nice, but the 4 is no slouch in either department already. Siri is also not worth the out of contract price. If you have already decided you are going to get the 5 when it comes out, you might as well wait. From a 3GS, it is a no-brainer upgrade, but from a 4 unless I could get the contract price I would pass.
     
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

    h1r0ll3r

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    #4
    I have the option to get the 4S to replace my iPhone 4 however I passed. Yeah, the 4S has a snappy new camera, dual core processor and Siri however I'm waiting, ever so patiently, for the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3.

    I think it's quite certain that the iPhone 5 will be redesigned in some way along with, possibly, more hardware upgrades as well. Seeing as the 4S was, for the most part, a spec bump, it didn't impress me enough to want to go out and get one whether off contract or not.

    I'd say just wait for the iPad 3 in your situation. The iPhone 4 is still a good phone however with the addition of the iPad 3, you should be covered on all bases.
     
  5. MarcBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MarcBook

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    #5
    Thanks for your replies so far. They've been very helpful. I'm hoping that the iPad 3 will get the 'Retina' treatment that the iPhone 4 got. If it does, it's a no-brainer for me.

    Looks like it would be best to save my money for the iPhone 5! :cool:
     

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