iPhone 4S Deals Too Expensive?

BySusan Hargreaves

Expert Author Susan Hargreaves

UK mobile phone shops, retailers and networks are slowly releasing their new iPhone 4S deals onto the market after what many consumers are now saying was an Apple launch event that did not quite live up to expectations.

Following rumours across the internet on blogs, forums and industry websites about the launch event held last to release a brand new Apple iPhone 5 its was the iPhone 4S that was showcased and sporting the same housing and looks of the existing iPhone 4 left many disappointed.

Now that iPhone 4S deals are starting to emerge we finally get to see just how much the latest Apple product is going to cost and as with all new releases from the manufacturer this is no cheap deal.

Although SIM free prices have yet to be released by the specialist importers and providers in the UK, Apple have themselves now started to take pre-orders for their new device and with a price tag of £499 for the cheapest 16GB edition rising to £699 for the new 64GB model the iPhone 4S is one expensive piece of kit.

So what do you get for your money and are

Well, compared with the previous iPhone 4 16GB the new 4S is twice as fast thanks to the inclusion of the very same A5 dual core chip found in the Apple iPad 2, the camera is reported to be twice as fast as that of the competing HTC Sensation XE although offers the same 8 mega pixel resolution and matches its other big rival; the Samsung Galaxy S2.

All three of these new smart phones offer a fast, dual core processor and 8MP camera but both the Galaxy S2 and Sensation XE are far cheaper to buy.

The new iPhone 4S does offer some new technology which is found under a different guise in the two Android phones is supposedly far superior, this is the voice recognition software which in the Samsung and HTC models is Google Voice and in the new iPhone is called 'Siri'.

The new Apple iPhone also trumps both models with a 64GB model and also includes the new iCloud feature which lets the user store files such as music, video and pictures remotely freeing up even more memory.

As a quick price comparison on the far more popular contract deal rather than as a SIM free device, the cheapest current iPhone 4S deal is on Orange with an independent retailer at just £20 per month, however this package demands an upfront cost of £179.99.

Compare this with the new HTC Sensation XE at the same contract price and the upfront cost drops to £109 whilst the Samsung Galaxy S2 is only £99.

Even a quick comparison against the previous iPhone 4 which has now been released in a new, lower 8GB edition shows us that the new 4S is a very expensive phone as it also retails at £99.

Apple fans will however claim that if you want to own the best then you have to pay for it but for many these prices might just be a bit too steep and instead opt for the iPhone 4 which has now been heavily discounted.

If you are thinking about ordering iPhone 4S deals or in fact saving some money and opting instead for iPhone 4 deals then take a quick look at our website for all of the latest offers as they are released.

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