It's easy to dismiss the iPhone 4S as just a souped up iPhone 4. It's equally easy to laud it for what upgrades is does pack in and ignore valid criticisms about the lack of change in its design. The truth lies somewhere between these extremes though. We do feel the design could do with refreshing for more than just the sake of styling and there is room for improvement on the hardware specs front - yes these things do matter. What's more, despite big improvements in its software, there are still a few holes enthusiasts would rather filled. When it comes to the crunch, though, there's a compelling easiness to using it, the hardware is very well put together and the massive advantage it has on the app front makes it a tempting proposition. If you can afford it.