This is how Apple make their changes and lure people in and get all the money in the world.
Why Apple? Why? If they want to make a difference, "Make" a difference that will be better in more than just a couple of ways. Stop ripping people off.
One slight change in the design would be the placement of the buttons on the left spine. As seen in this picture comparison, the iPhone 4S’ mute button and the volume keys are raised just a little bit compared to the older model (GSM variant). It is quite a minute difference. However, protective cases that have these precise button openings for the iPhone 4 may not necessarily fit the newer version. For CDMA variants, some users have noted that their version of iPhone 4 cases will also likely fit the 4S.
Aside from this negligible difference, the design of both phones are identical. Their speaker and microphone placements, camera (front and back) locations, are pretty much one and the same – so much so that you can mistake one for the other at first glance.
While the two devices share many similarities, there are notable differences when it comes to hardware, as you can see below.
Apple’s new iOS5 contains a horde of new features. The good news is that iPhone 4 owners shouldn’t feel left behind. With the exception of Siri, every feature on iOS5 such as the new Notifications available; apps like Newsstand, iMessage, Reminders; and additional camera options can also be found on the iPhone 4. The difference is that the iPhone 4S is noticeably snappier and faster, thanks to its new A5 chip.
A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE TWO LEADING HANDSETS (Non of which I have)
The Results are given as 1st place and 2nd place.
Both HTC One X and iPhone 4S has almost the same thickness, this is a big step for HTC since the company has reputation of making thick devices. iPhone 4S is currently the top end of Apple's mobile phone which is set to be out 14 October 2011 - just which one is the better phone.? It’s the HTC One X vs iPhone 4S.
1st : HTC One X: 134mm x 70mm x 9.3mm, 130g
2nd : iPhone 4S : 115.2mm x 58.6 mm x 9.3mm, 140g
Both phones are fine looking and has almost the same thickness. The One X features a unibody design formed from rather cool polycarbonate (super-lightweight with the ruggedness of metal, according to HTC). Although HTC One X is bigger but the device is lighter and has the same thickness as iPhone 4S.
1st :HTC One X: 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 px, 312ppi, LCD touchscreen with IPS
2nd: iPhone 4S :3.5-inch, 960 x 640px, 326ppi, LCD with IPS
The One X is better equipped when it comes to the technology behind it. Instead of regular IPS the 4.7-inch multi-touch screen, it uses Super IPS LCD2 which should offer brighter, clearer and sharper visual output than its opponent. The resolution and pixel density are the same as LG's and the device uses reinforced Gorilla Glass for a bit of extra durability.
Bringing things back down to earth, although the HTC is using more up-to-date display technology the difference between the two, if you look at them side-by-side is going to be negligible - they're both going to offer an extremely crisp viewing experience.
However the HTC has higher resolution at 1280 x 720 p while iPhone has only 960 x 640 px hence HTC One X wins
1st: HTC One X: Snapdragon MSM8255 (1.5 GHz quad-core)
iPhone 4S is powered with VR SGX543MP2 working the magic in the Apple A5 (it is a 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor) seems to out-bench the Mali by quite some distance.
The One X clocked with 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor (four processor and the fifth core deals with battery) with 1GB RAM . With four processors makes the phone so fast even when moving between screens happens as fast as your fingers can make it, while the phone ran at speed with several applications open at once.
Nvidia Tegra 3 is actually sporting five cores we could call this Quin-core, what will truly make the Tegra 3 special isn’t just that it will be the first quad-core mobile processor, but it has a 5th “companion core” that will handle all the tasks when the others aren’t needed.
The device less than a second to opening intensive apps such as booting up the camera. HTC has redesigned the widgets, their more user-friendly and cleaner, and really easy to rearrange, you only need to press and hold on an empty part of the homescreen and a display management screen will appear.
Tie : iPhone 4S : 8MP rear, VGA (0.9MP) front, 1080p video capture
Both phones's camera has coupled with LED flash. iPhone's camera comes with useful features such as autofocus, tap to focus, face detection on still images and geo tagging. The aperture in the lens of camera in iPhone 4S has been increased allowing more light to come in however, harmful IR rays is filtered away. The front facing camera is a VGA camera and it’s tightly coupled with FaceTime; the video conferencingapplication on iPhone
On the other hand the HTC One X has a 8MP camera with flash just ike iPhone 4S, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for 720p video chats, which has an updated lens (at f2.0, which HTC hopes will revolutionise your low-light photography) and a smart flash.
There is two buttons on the camera interface, one allow you to go directly to video and another let you take a still capture and you can now also snap photos while recording video. The HTC features the new Sense 4 overlay including HTC ImageSense, a new suite of camera features including improvements in shutter speed. LG has also added its own skin.
The One X features a camera that truly takes advantage of the possibilities a quad-core processor can offer. This means snapping stills while simultaneously shooting 1080p video or taking and piecing together panoramic shots very quickly.
HTC has lavished a lot of attention on its camera capabilities this time round and a good chunk of this comes from its HTC Sense 4.0 interface and primary camera clocks in at 8-megapixels with a 3264x2448 pixel resolution and BSI sensor, just like its opponent.
The device allows simultaneous capture of both video and still images in HD, which is a nice touch. Other features allows you to snap as many still images as you like by holding the capture button down, and with a shutter speed of 0.7 seconds that means you can get a huge number of shots rapidly before choosing the pick of the bunch.
Aditional features include an HDR capture mode, which rivals that on the iPhone 4S, as well as autofocus, an LED flash, geo-tagging and face and smile detection. HTC has gone the extra mile with a much more comprehensive suite of genuinely usefuly features.
1st: HTC One X: Wi-Fi, BT 3.0, DLNA, Wi-Fi tethering
Both phones have got the basics connectivity. Although iPhone 4S has 4G which might not be a big deal in the UK that there’s no 4G radio but in other countries where both infrastructures exist, that could be quite a let down. HTC One X has a microUSB slot and 3.5mm headphonejack, and pogopins for docking.
1st: HTC One X : Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich plus HTC Sense
OS offers more apps (most of them you have to pay for) and greater ease of use. Android tempts with more flexibility and greater customisation potential.
iPhone 4S is loaded with iOS 5 and usual applications one can find on an iPhone, such as FaceTime. The newest addition to the uniquely designed applications on iPhone is ‘Siri’; a voiceassistant which can understand certain keywords we speak and virtually do everything on the device.
‘Siri’ is capable of scheduling meetings, checking weather, setting timer, sending & reading messages and etc. While voice search and voice command assisted applications were available in the market ‘Siri’ is quite a unique approach and sounds more user-friendly. iPhone 4S comes with iCloud as well, enabling users to manage content across multiple devices. iCloud wirelessly pushes files across multiple devices managed together.
HTC One X running the latest Andoid Ice Cream Sandwich and gets the benefit of HTC Sense UI 4.0 which is known for its neat integration of your contacts and their details, as well as an excellent graphical look and feel. Futhermore the HTC One X also comes with the Beats by Dr Dre audio circuitry inside to improve the quality of your digital music. HTC’s Sense has been brilliant so far, only gets better in its 4.0 form
1st: iPhone 4S: 1420mAh (only 1st because HTC has a bigger better screen and is Quad core)
2nd: HTC One X : 1800mAh (Battery life is better, but due to Apples lower spec, the battery will last a little bit longer)
The battery for the iPhone 4S is 1420mAh in capacity while HTC One X is 1800mAh. Worryingly, the One X is only slightly larger than the 4S battery but adds another two cores to its processor and more than an inch of display. This could mean a drastically reduced life between charges for the phone.
1st: iPhone 4S : 16/32/64GB
HTC One X comes with only one option 32GB of internal memory as well as 25GB Dropbox storage free for two years as the company has partnered with Dropbox. While it's a nice touch, it's ultimately only going to be useful for storing specific files such as pictures, music and video rather than offering memory the phone can use for apps and the like.
However to access that 25GB you will need internet connection which is a downside here. HTC has 32GB storage plus the whopping 25GB of Dropbox access impressive. Both phone dows not come with microSD, so if you are abroad a lot or don’t want to use lots of data, its Dropbox deal might not seem so sweet.
Both phones does not come with a microSD card expansion which is the same as iPhone 4S, while iPhone 4S comes with option of 16/32/64.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.