Apple iPhone 4 vs Apple iPhone 4s

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Display

Display size

3.5 inches
3.5 inches

Resolution

640 x 960 pixels
640 x 960 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

55.77 %
55.27 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A4
Apple A5

Processor

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Dual-core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX 543MP2

RAM

0.5 GB
0.5 GB DDR2

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x)
iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5)

Battery

Capacity

1420 mAh
 

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Talk time

14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)

Stand-by time

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)

Talk time (3G)

7.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Music playback

40.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.8; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging

Video recording

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling
Digital image stabilization

Front

0.3 megapixels VGA
0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

4.50 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (114.3 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Keys

Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control, Other

Colors

Black, White
Black, White

Cellular

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE
EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

 
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

 
TV-out

Music player

 
 

Filter by

 
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)
MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV
MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

2.1, EDR
4.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB

Proprietary, USB 2.0
Proprietary, USB 2.0

Features

Charging
Charging

Location

A-GPS
A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

Computer sync, OTA sync
Computer sync, OTA sync

Internet browsing

Browser

Safari
 

supports

HTML
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload)
YouTube (upload)

Phone features

Notifications

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch
Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, MobileMe
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Yes
Yes

Games

Yes
Yes

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 07, 2010
Oct 04, 2011

FCC ID value: BCG-E2380A link
FCC ID value: BCG-E2430A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.17 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Measured in

1900 MHz
1900 MHz

Body

0.43 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Measured in

1900 MHz
850 MHz

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic, Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced

Jun 07, 2010
Oct 04, 2011
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