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Apple iPhone 4s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20538 reviews of Apple iPhone 4s. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and camera are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reception and reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone 4s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPhone 4s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1134 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4s from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and camera are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and reception. There are some mixed views about the size.

performance, usability, price, camera, screen

reliability, reception, connectivity

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 4S 16GB SIM-Free - BlackApple iPhone 4S 16GB SIM-Free - Black

May, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone 4s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6818 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4s from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and usability also get good views. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity and reliability. The durability and battery get mixed opinions.

performance, usability, price, portability, design

reliability, connectivity

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 4S 16GB Black - FACTORY UNLOCKEDApple iPhone 4S 16GB Black - FACTORY UNLOCKED

May, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPhone 4s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Apple iPhone 4s from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Views about the design and usability are generally positive. The camera and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the size and battery, and there are some less positive opinions about the portability.

performance, screen, camera, usability, design

portability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone 4S 16GB (White)Apple iPhone 4S 16GB (White)

May, 2017

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone 4S review

 

Same shape, different brain - is it enough of a change?

Great camera ; Fast processor ; Superb graphics and screen ; Slick OS ; Solid feel in the hand ; Siri voice recognition

Costly ; No flash integration ; Outdated contacts menu

Updated: Our camera team has spent some professional time with the iPhone 4S, so check out our in-depth findings of the snapper.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

iPhone 4S

 

Hype surrounds no device like the iPhone. Love it or loathe it, you certainly can't deny the impact that Apple and the iPhone has had on mobile phones as we know them. The arrival of the iPhone 4S ushers in only the fifth mobile phone that Apple has...

Quality design, new iOS 5 features keep it competitive, PC-free living, new camera is excellent

There isn't a huge change from the previous version, battery needs careful management

The iPhone 4S is every bit a smartphone, and an excellent one at that. The range of functionality that it delivers, along with the entire ecosystem that it inhabits, still make it one of the best phones on the market. Apple has done an excellent job...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Apple iPhone 4S review

 

The first full and in-depth review of Apple's newest smartphone

Faster processor ; Siri ; 64GB storage

Still expensive ; No iTunes in the Cloud (yet)

Expert review by: PC Advisor (pcadvisor.co.uk)

iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5S review

 

Apple has introduced the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, discontinued the iPhone 5 and left the iPhone 4S on sale. Asking yourself 'Which iPhone Should I buy?', read our iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5S comparison to find out.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone 4S

 

So the iPhone 4S is finally here. We take an in depth look at how it stacks up.

Still the slickest smartphone experience ; New camera features are great

Smaller screen than the competition ; Still no Flash support

The bottom is home to the standard Apple charging and syncing dock and it's flanked by the microphone and speaker, the latter of which remains one of the better ones available. Up top, meanwhile, is the headphone socket, noise cancelling microphone and...

Sep, 2012

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel and Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

iPhone 4S review

 

The Apple iPhone 4S is more a running upgrade to the popular iPhone 4: read our Apple iPhone 4S review to discover the faster dual-core processor, better camera and optics and new antennae – UPDATED 2 DECEMBER 2011

Since iOS 5 is available for free, there’s not a huge reason for existing iPhone users to upgrade to the 4S. If, however you’re not sold on Android, then there are enough features here, including Siri, its sharp display and superb camera, for you to...

Dec, 2011

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 4S review

 

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It's hugely expensive, but well worth it if you can afford it. It's fast, has a great camera (and video capabilities). Siri isn't quite there yet, but in time, it should be an invaluable time saver

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Apple iPhone 4S review

 

Apple's latest iPhone doesn't have the expected bigger screen or redesigned body. But does it have enough?

Slick, superfast performance ; That new 8MP camera really shines ; Siri is destined to be your new best friend

Not a radical departure from iPhone 4 ; Easy to damage when dropped

It’s not an essential upgrade, but Apple’s iPhone 4S is noticeably fitter than the iPhone 4 – and Siri is a temptation too far

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Apple iPhone 4S

 

No game-changer, but still one of the most talented smartphones on the planet

Clean, fast interface ; class-leading audio ; video looks great ; iTunes and App store

Screen is small ; colours lack punch ; closed garden of iTunes

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Apple iPhone 4S Review: In Depth

 

The iPhone 4S is finally here, it's not the iPhone 5 that many expected, instead it's an enhancement to the iPhone 4 - pretty much like the 3GS was to the 3G. But that still hasn't stopped Apple…

One of the best screens on a smartphone ; Fantastic build ; Thousands of apps ; Improved camera ; Faster processor ; iCloud

Screen feels a little small ; iMessage quirks ; Siri not fully featured ; Camera lacks features

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:6 / 9
Browsing time (3G):6
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 40
Continuous video playback time:10 / 40
Standby time (2G):200 / 300
Standby time (3G):200
Talk time (2G):14
Talk time (3G):8

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:No / Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:8.89
Display Resolution:960 x 640
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive / Resistive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive / Resistive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3 / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV / AAC,AIFF,HE-AAC,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLX / DOC,DOCX,HTML,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,XLS,XLSX / DOC,DOCX,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,XLS,XLX / DOCX, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS / PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio:N / No / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG / GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG / GIF,JPG,TIF
RSS reader:Y / Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MOV,MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4 / H.264,MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):N / No / Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:1900,2100 / 800,1900 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / CDMA, HSDPA / CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA / CDMA, HSPA, HSUPA / CDMA, HSUPA / CDMA, HSUPA, WCDMA / CDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / CDMA,HSDPA,HSUPA / CDMA,HSUPA / EVDO,HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP:Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Camera included: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Package Type:Box
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y / Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:Audio (3.5mm)
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Direct printing:Y / Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:5 / 7
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, To-do list / Calculator, Games, To-do list / Calculator, To-do list / Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call:Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:121 x 129 x 328 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:Y / Yes
USB port:N / No / Y / Yes

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor family:Apple
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:A4 / A5

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:5 / 7 / 8
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 8

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Refurbished:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.3
Height :11.5 / 115.2
Weight:137 / 140
Width:5.86 / 58.6