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Apple iPhone 4S review: specs and price

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Apple iPhone 4S

Why is Apple iPhone 4S better than the average?

  • Internal storage
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    64GBvs51.37GB
  • Weight
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    140gvs161.56g
  • Number of microphones
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    2vs1.72
  • Height
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    115.2mmvs148.06mm
  • Width
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    58.6mmvs72.72mm
  • L2 core
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    0.5MB/corevs0.36MB/core
  • Shutter lag
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    0.4svs0.43s
  • Volume
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    62.78cm³vs93.97cm³

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 4S

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Apple iPhone 4S AmazonOriginal AppleiPhone Compatible Mobile A...Original AppleiPhone Compatible Mobile Apple iPhone 5 16GB 32GB 64GB White Black (Black, 16GB)
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$96.00
Apple iPhone 4S AmazonMini Smartphone ,Child Phone Sudroid SOY...Mini Smartphone ,Child Phone Sudroid SOYES The World's Smallest Cell Phone 2.5 Inch Android Small Phone Quad Core 1G+8G 5.0MP Dual SIM High Definition Mini Phones Unlocked 3G Mobile Phone (Black)
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$88.50
Apple iPhone 4S AmazonApple iPhone 7 Plus, 128GB, Jet Black - ...Apple iPhone 7 Plus, 128GB, Jet Black - for AT&T/T-Mobile (Renewed)
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$319.35
Apple iPhone 4S AmazonApple iPhone 7 128GB GSM Unlocked (no CD...Apple iPhone 7 128GB GSM Unlocked (no CDMA) Smartphone, Black (Renewed)
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$229.75
Apple iPhone 4S AmazonPixel Phone 3-128GB - US Warranty - Not ...Pixel Phone 3-128GB - US Warranty - Not Pink - (Renewed)
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$354.95
Apple iPhone 4S aliexpressOriginal Unlocked iPhone 4S Phone 16GB 3...Original Unlocked iPhone 4S Phone 16GB 32GB 64GB ROM Dual core WCDMA 3G WIFI GPS 8MP Camera Used apple Cell phone refurbished
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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple iPhone 4S
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weight

140g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.thickness

9.3mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.height

115.2mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

58.6mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

62.78cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.pixel density

330ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

640 x 960px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

3.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPhone 4S
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPhone 4S
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
6.has an IPS screen
Apple iPhone 4S
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 0.8GHz (Apple A5 APL0498)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

0.5GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPhone 4S
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

64GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.semiconductor size
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
6.GPU clock speed
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

0.3MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
5.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Apple iPhone 4S
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
6.has a BSI sensor
Apple iPhone 4S
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.

Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPhone 4S
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.Has a radio
Apple iPhone 4S
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone 4S
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

1418mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone 4S
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has wireless charging
Apple iPhone 4S
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
4.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone 4S
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPhone 4S
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.download speed

14.4MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.has NFC
Apple iPhone 4S
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
3.is DLNA-certified
Apple iPhone 4S
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
4.Bluetooth version

4

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
5.upload speed

5.76MBits/s

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
6.The browser has word wrap
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The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

Miscellaneous

1.Has a built-in FM transmitter
Apple iPhone 4S
Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.
2.exposure time

0.07s

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
3.supports AVCHD format
Apple iPhone 4S
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
4.has or is a prime lens
Apple iPhone 4S
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
5.is a system camera
Apple iPhone 4S
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
6.memory bus width
A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 4S

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Apple iPhone 4S AmazonOriginal AppleiPhone Compatible Mobile A...Original AppleiPhone Compatible Mobile Apple iPhone 5 16GB 32GB 64GB White Black (Black, 16GB)
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$96.00
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$88.50
Apple iPhone 4S AmazonApple iPhone 7 Plus, 128GB, Jet Black - ...Apple iPhone 7 Plus, 128GB, Jet Black - for AT&T/T-Mobile (Renewed)
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$319.35
Apple iPhone 4S AmazonApple iPhone 7 128GB GSM Unlocked (no CD...Apple iPhone 7 128GB GSM Unlocked (no CDMA) Smartphone, Black (Renewed)
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$229.75
Apple iPhone 4S AmazonPixel Phone 3-128GB - US Warranty - Not ...Pixel Phone 3-128GB - US Warranty - Not Pink - (Renewed)
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$354.95
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