Apple iPhone 4s User Reviews
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Too small and lots of alternatives
Scottl878 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
This phone is very small I find it hard to text on it the screen should be at 4inches I don't recommend this phone. It's funny how a 3.5inch screen has a high priority and videos look small on this display.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Report
worst phone I ever had
Ashoaib has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
The worst phone, I ever owned... I purchased it due to iphone's foolish hype.. slowly slowly I began to realise this phone is nothing then just a hype... before I was badly disappointed with nokia C7...
16 out of 74 people found this review helpful.Report
Simple, yet quality device.
deathyyy has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Unless you're willing to do the work to jailbreak your device and customize it, what you see with the iPhone is what you get. If what you want is a good camera, a nice looking screen (if you don't need a larger screen), a smooth and simple UI, good battery life, and the music player you've probably been used to for forever now.
I have zero issues with my device, and if there is an issue it's with an app and a 30 second soft reset has yet to fail me in fixing any issue. The browsers available are definitely more disappointing than android, and just as a general rule of thumb the smaller screen is not conducive to full site browsing, but the pages render and load fast enough, so i'm not liable to complain.
The bottom line, if you want a simple, smooth and extremely reliable device- get an iPhone. If you want to tweak and change every thing you can to your device, have 4G, or can't do the under 4" screen, get an Android.
(Please give us bluetooth options in iOS6!)
23 out of 26 people found this review helpful.Report
Android users switch
taco50 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Are you a frustrated android user? Tired of force closes, buggy apps and malware? Want a phone that works? Would you like to get software updates?
There's an answer. Get an iPhone.
Ps extra bonus Google can't harvest your data.
16 out of 29 people found this review helpful.Report
IF you dont have an iPhone, you are a dumb ass
rahulcena5565 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Amazing phone! Fluid Ui, Amazing screen, The Apps are dazzling and the Ecosystem is the Killerest part. iCloud is a Bliss and the Camera is Top Notch. Sold my Xperia Arc S For this and i am glad i did.
11 out of 51 people found this review helpful.Report
christianqwerty has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This phone is amazing, no problems, reboots, or restarts, it just works. It is sort of boring, thats why there is cydia and the app store. Great camera, it has replaced my point and shoot. Battery is OKAY, was expecting better. I love it, and it looks very snazzy in white
20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.Report
This is more than an I Phone 4
Windsponge has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone has much to offer over the 4. Siri maybe beta but it is better than anything else. It is smooth and the quality of games and other apps are the best. I have Androids that I am not using, they are not bad phones but too many issues for me. I know everyone wants to feel theirs is the best and it is truly a matter of preference. I much prefer the iPhone.
13 out of 21 people found this review helpful.Report
Keep your old iPhone 4
Nathan has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
If you have an iPhone 4, I would not recommend upgrading unless you really want too. Just wait for the iPhone 5 and skip on the iPhone 4S. Siri is just in its BETA form and if you have to have it, get it on your jailbrocken iPhone 4.
23 out of 39 people found this review helpful.Report
Great step up from Android
c.hack has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
After going through 3 Droids in 3 months all with buggy OS releases, I finally gave up and got the iPhones 4s with hesitation.
I'm very pleasantly surprised.
- The multitasking is even better than my DX2
- The phone never hesitates or stalls like all my Droids did
- The phone has been 100% stable - not a single crash in 5 weeks. My DX and DX2 would crash at least once / day
- The camera is awesome - and fast. Puts my old Droids to shame.
- Tons of accessories are available
- Very high quality screen - much better than any Moto Droid I ever used
- All the memory is actually available for apps (unlike Android)
- Great size for one handed use
- Great build quality
- Reception on VZW is as good as my DX and DX2 - much better than the HTC DInc and DInc2 my other family members have
- Glass back makes the phone fragile - needs a case
- Turn-by-turn nav is not as good as Android - solved with 99 cent app
- Wish the screen was bigger for seeing the nav
I have no regrets
25 out of 40 people found this review helpful.Report
tafree04 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
awesome phone. I've owned a lot of different phones including other iPhone models and this is the best phone that I've used. My only complaint is that the screen could be a bit bigger. I was hoping for a 4 in display. But at least now you can customize notification tones. Hoping an app such as zedge will be available for iOS.
20 out of 30 people found this review helpful.Report
The best phone out
iKingTrust has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
ihave waited in line for hours for this phone. I am not disappointed. Apple never fails to make me happy. This is THE best iPhone to date. I am in love with SIRI feature. I just cant wait to grow with the future iPhones.
12 out of 39 people found this review helpful.Report
iPhone 4s - Old But Gold
JoséPro has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
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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pionovski has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
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.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.Report
Good Phone But An Old Phone
MCSnapTurtle has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
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.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
Iphone 4 is the best phone ever made
stepan1262 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
i have had this phone for three and a half years and it is still my favourite phone. it still works fine even with heavy applications (but sometimes it lags.) I do not want to change it because phones that are on the market right now are horrible compared to iphone 4s.
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
Web design & development
gilant has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
very good.... bt need to update. some times is came to hang... and not so flaxyble to use... you can give some of your... update program with the phon.... like... mood on game... temperature testing....
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Report
iPhone 4s- GREAT PHONETO BUY!!!!
miss_leigh98 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I've had this phone for a while now! I still love it but I am getting iPhone 5c, the reason for getting a new phone is because I want the iPhone 5c but would deffo go back to a 4s if I needed too! The iPhone 4s has good things about it, the only problem I have is the battery but that's okay with me, most iPhones i have had, the battery has gone. But I have found if you turn the brightness down and keep clearling your apps by double tapping the home button the phone last longer
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Report
hashankas has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
this is the best phone i hv ever had. great build quality. no any lags. ui is so smooth. only problem i hv is the btry life and the issue tht u can't downgrade to u earlier ios. awesome display. call quality is pretty decent. although the reception is not tht good. bt as for a 4 year old phone it's the best out there
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Report
Best BUILT iphone, although not as speedy, and a tiny display
iphonereview has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The phone compared to the latest smartphones has a slow processor, and a tiny screen, although it is the best build phone (i believe) ever made, with quality materials that cant be beat. Best phone on the market if your looking to save a little money, other options (if your willing to sped 600$+) is an iphone 5s.
2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
Still one of the best
tucktom666 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Actually still better than most Android phones out there. Perfect size, not the best on iOS 7, but still pretty damn good. I like the glass, if you're worried about breaking it then either don't get one, don't drop it, or get a good case for it. Great phone.
7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Report
bobert1717 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Great all around phone for every day. Amazing camera super super fast, awesome apps paid and free. Beautiful display and colours, super fast on internet. Superb crisp sound and virtually every song i can think of available. I've dropped it hundreds of times and over time it has still held up physically and virtually. Overall it is the best phone I've ever had.
23 out of 24 people found this review helpful.Report
don't even think about it
dlaxer47 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
IPhones suck and I can't believe I dropped 200 on the iPhone 4 plus siri, worst purchase of my life... the screen is tiny and the colors are horrible. Ios is a jail. Hense the term jailbreak .. and whose idea was it to put glass on the part that gets dropped on the most??
9 out of 44 people found this review helpful.Report
miki298 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It's a great phone,but the thing i hate the most is the lack of SD card and non removable battery,but the thing i hate the most is iOS 7.You are forced to upgrade sooner or later,but with iOS 6 the phone is awsome.The camera is great,so are the speakers,the mic is fantastic,the build quality is fenomenal,the phone is awsome
20 out of 23 people found this review helpful.Report
Davpo has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Just agreeing with IMMAPC I bought the 4s and really luv it. Then I tried out the 5C in a shop. I liked the bigger screen. Ok, it doesnt really make a lot of difference, other than allowing you to see one or two more items more. So then I was actually able to handle the 5C Like, not with the safety clip attached. But actually hold the phone in my hand. That was when I turned back to the 4S The 4S is far more enjoyable to hold. It becomes part of your hand. It made the 5C feel like a larger boat in a smaller river. Sort of akward. Almost cumbersome. After all, whatever you are doing on the phone, you always have to hold it. So that should be one of the prime factors, and one of the personal things, between you and the phone. In this respect and in comparison wit the larger screen 5c, the 4s is unique and wins on design points. Yay.
17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.Report
Dangerfield has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Build quality is outstanding for those people who want to use smartphones even with just one hand. Despite other smartphones having amazingly bigger screens, for me, a phone such as this that fits well in your pocket and that you can control with just one hand is what I can say practical. As to its glass body, well, just a buy a case particularly OB to protect your iPhone well.
As for the reception and call quality, I can say that the iPhone 4S is not the king. There are other smartphones better in that field. The iPhone 4S sometimes struggles to build a better reception, and as a consequence, affects the call quality.
The internet is good. Whether Wi-fi or data, the iPhone 4S really has a great connection. Its browser is also smooth especially in iOS7 which has a better UI.
What I hate about the iPhone is that users can not share files such as music via bluetooth. If you want a smartphone where you can share files via bluetooth, you may want to look for other phones.
The camera is still at its best. With an 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p videos, you'll never regret buying this phone. The iPhone 4S features realistic colors after capturing an image. But if you like phones with over-saturated colors of the photos taken, buy other phones.
UI speed is great except with the iOS 7 upgrade particularly in the messages app when the keyboard is open and you try to rotate the screen. That sucks.
Over all, this is a great phone if you like to keep things simple yet elegant.
18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.Report