Apple iPhone 4s Specs

8.5
PhoneArena Score
Apple iPhone 4s Review
8.1

Description

The iPhone 4s is a gradual step over the iPhone 4 improving the internals, but keeping the look and feel. At the same time, though, it brings a reworked iOS 5 and introduces Siri, a personal voice assistant allowing you to vocally communicate with the iPhone. It comes with a 3.5" screen with a resolution of 640 x 960 pixels, but on the inside there's a twice more powerful dual-core A5 processor. It also improves connectivity a notch, bringing 14.4Mbps HSPA download speeds. The back is where an 8-megapixel camera resides and it's capable of recording 1080p videos.

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches)

Cons

  • 64GB basic storage (not expandable)
  • Thick body (0.37 inches)
  • Proprietary USB connector

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Display

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Size: 3.5 inches
Resolution: 960 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
Technology: IPS LCD
Screen-to-body: 55.27 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Peak brightness: 500 cd/m2 (nit)
Features: Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip: Apple A5
Processor: Dual-core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
GPU: PowerVR SGX 543MP2
RAM: 0.5GB DDR2
Internal storage: 64GB
OS: iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5)
Device type: Smartphone

Battery

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Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

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Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Flash: LED
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features: EIS
Front: 0.3 MP VGA
Dimensions: 4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
Weight: 4.94 oz (140.0 g)
Materials: Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Keys: Left: Volume control, Other
Colors: Black, White

Cellular

3G: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type: Micro SIM

Multimedia

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Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: TV-out
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
USB: Proprietary, USB 2.0
Features: Charging
Location: A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Other: Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Oct 04, 2011
FCC ID value: BCG-E2430A
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.18 W/kg
Measured in: 1900 MHz
Body: 1.15 W/kg
Measured in: 850 MHz

Buyers information

In The Box: Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic, Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Oct 04, 2011
Officially announced: Yes
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Alternative variants

Apple iPhone 4s
with 16 GB storage
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 16GB
Apple iPhone 4s
with 32 GB storage
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 32GB

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User Reviews

Overall User Rating
Build quality
8.6
Camera quality
8.5
Performance
8.1
Display
8.1
Battery life and charging
6.9
Rating breakdown (out of 10)
9
iPhone 4s - Old But Gold
Phone owned for more than a year

I have my iPhone 4s since almost 4 years ago, and I wouldn't switch this phone for other phone. My first love (in the world of technology) was this phone. It sometimes can annoy you because he his old but in the end you love him.

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9
Compact!
Phone owned for more than a year

Purchased in 2011 and still working. Even just VGA front camera and outdated 8 Mega rear, still best compared with 13 Mega camera. Also impressive performance cause its only 512 MB RAM.
If Apple release 4S with 6 spech (camera, processor, RAM etc) I will buy one, indeed.

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7
Good Phone But An Old Phone
Phone owned for more than a year

I've had this phone for about 3 1/2 years now. It was a amazing phone in the first few years, however, after three years, the phone's battery is really bad and iOS 8 doesn't run that smoothly. I am also not able to use many apps due to the aging components.

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