In a reversal of its panning of both the AT&T and Verizon models of the iPhone 4, Consumer Reports says it can recommend the iPhone 4S to consumers, saying that it doesn't suffer from either the reception problems that its predecessor did, nor from the reported battery woes that Apple is now addressing. Consumer Reports adds that Siri, the 8-megapixel camera and A5 processor all added to the phone's good qualities.
However, the magazine is quick to point out that the iPhone 4S doesn't surpass recent Android models in its ratings, citing larger screen sizes and the ability to run on 4G networks, and in one case the ability to capture 3D video and images, as being the reason why these phones are better.
Your mileage will vary on Consumer Reports' findings. None of these factors seem to have stopped anyone from snatching up the first available iPhone 4S they can get their hands on.