Consumer Reports tests iPhone 4S

October 21, 2011 2:42:51 PM PDT
The new iPhone 4-S has created quite a buzz. Apple sold a record four million in the first 3 days of sales. Is the phone everything it's cracked up to be?

The camera on the iPhone 4-S is one of the notable improvements over the iPhone 4. The new camera was upgraded from 5 to 8 megapixels and the results are impressive.

"The camera is significantly better and it's especially good at taking pictures under low-light conditions, or when there's lots of sun and shadow," said Mike Gikas of Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports finds the iPhone 4-S is faster than the iPhone 4 - as promised - particularly when launching apps and web pages. And there are other pluses.

As far as the Siri interface , Consumer Reports says this voice-activated control is remarkably good at understanding and executing requests.

Consumer Reports is continuing to evaluate the iPhone 4S, looking at battery life, reception and iCloud.