The iPhone 4S is here – - so we’ve taken an in-depth look at the key specs and seen how it compares to its year-older sibling, the iPhone 4 and two-year old iPhone 3GS – still going and now the budget handset of the pack.
The iPhone 4S has a UK release date of 14 October, but is it worth upgrading? Let’s look at the differences between the three handsets.
You can check out our iPhone 4S video preview, complete with a look at the new voice controlled Siri software.
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Processor and memory
The iPhone 4S boasts the same dual-core [...]
As the world went into frenzy last night over the newly launched iPhone, which rather disappointingly turned out to be the iPhone 4S and not the much longed for iPhone 5.
However, there was one improvement that caught our attention. The improved onboard camera now boasts an 8 megapixel sensor, up from the 5 megapixels on the 4 along with an f/2.4 aperture lens for improved low light shooting. An advanced hybrid infrared filter has also been included, promising to boast more accurate and uniform colours.
The new iPhone 4s is powered by the new A5 chip and iOS 5. Apple claims that the image signal [...]
Chinese rip-off merchants have been crafting N9s since before the handset even existed and by now they’re pretty good at it. This latest bogie comes in at just $64 — way cheaper than a genuine budget smartphone — but it still manages to pack in dual SIM slots, a mock iPhone UI and a resistive touchscreen that gives you the ergonomic pleasure of pressing everything three times. Sure, we have a few misgivings about the lack of functioning apps and the blurry 1.3MP rear camera, but then even the N-Man himself has the occasional phony moment.
Update: We switched the pic to show you [...]
The Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 is in serious gamers’ graphics card territory, without hitting the big prices.Nvidia doesn’t have a great lineup in the budget segment of cards, and anything lower than this here GeForce GTS 450 isn’t really worth a look for those with any passing interest in frame rates. This venerable card does have some gaming chops to offer, and for the £81 cost it’s a tough card to argue against.
The version we’ve tested is the standard reference version directly from Nvidia. That means it has no extras, no funky third-party cooling solution and definitely [...]
It’s business as usual on the Tosh telly front, with nothing but meek budget offerings. The Toshiba 42RL853B is one of the latest journeyman shelf-fillers.
At 40mm thin, it’s in line with higher-end designs from rival screen makers. But its plastic back panel creaks in a distinctly budget fashion and build is average.
The screen offers four HDMI inputs (one side-mounted), plus component, stereo phonos, PC input and a digital audio output. There’s also a single USB input and Ethernet LAN. There’s no integrated Wi-Fi (unsurprisingly), but you can always buy a dongle if you [...]
According to a report on Chinese website Sohu.com, Apple and China Telecom have to an agreement to bring not 1 but 2 new iPhones to Chinese buyers this October.
According to the report, Apple has come to an agreement with China Telecom (the third largest Chinese carrier) to bring the latest iPhone 5 to the country as well as a budget iPhone.
The budget iPhone is thought to be similar to the current iPhone 4 but with cost saving measures to keep the price lower and more affordable for those in developing countries, think of an iPhone 4 without the Retina display, and a plastic housing for example.
Got £600? Current PC collecting more dust than Peter Andre’s little black book? You could pop into a local electrical superstore and peruse endless rubbish computers, bracing yourself against the barrage of cheap coffee breath, plaque and misinformation spewing forth from a furtive salesman standing two inches away from your face.
Or, you could entrust your budget with a respected system builder, who knows how to put performance parts into a £600 PC. It’s no easy task, after all. Powerful components don’t come cheap, and £600 is a small outlay in PC terms, performance expectations [...]
For Canon, the PowerShot A800 is as basic as it gets. The A800 is Canon’s entry-level compact camera, and as you’d expect for 60 quid, it’s a no-frills affair.
No-frills doesn’t necessarily mean dumbed-down, however, and there’s actually quite a lot to like about this device. Indeed, the specifications belie the bargain-bucket price and include a 10 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, Digic III processor and Smart Auto mode.
In terms of shooting mode, you get Auto and Program mode, along with the ability to adjust exposure, flash, metering, ISO and other key settings. [...]
Graphics card companies don’t live and die by the enthusiast market alone. That may be where the glory is, but it’s the budget cards that really bring in the bacon. For the entry level, AMD just unleashed a trio of sub-$100 cards, the Radeon HD 6670, 6570, and 6450. How do they perform? Well, let’s just say you get what you pay for. Reaction from reviewers has been one of mild indifference. Depending on manufacturer, fan noise does appear to be an issue, possibly precluding the cards from being a viable HTPC choice. Otherwise, even the lowly, $55 6450 is a worthy upgrade [...]
Producer Saif Ali Khan has asked his “Agent Vinod” director Sriram Raghavan to shoot three very expensive action sequences.
“I will have only three action sequences. But I won’t compromise on quality. I’ve spent considerable time writing the action sequences into the script. Now comes their execution,” Sriram said.
The next schedule of “Agent Vinod” is in March 2011.
“There are three big action sequences still to be shot. They require major prepping.I want to plan them out and shoot them on priority. There was no point going into another schedule without the required budget. [...]