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Apple iPhone 4S

alaTest has collected and analysed 5766 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and design. The camera and screen also get good feedback. The features and batteryget less positive reviews, while there are mixed opinions on the social networking functionality and build quality.

responsiveness, screen, camera, design, value for money

battery, features

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mobile Phones the Apple iPhone 4S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Apple iPhone 4S review


Apple iPhone 4S Review: T3's run down of the best Apple iPhone 4S features, specs, some info on the iPhone 4S design and processor and of course, Siri

Faster processor ; Siri ; 64GB storage

Still expensive ; No iTunes in the Cloud (yet)

So, as previously mentioned, the iPhone 4S is the most powerful and feature-packed phone that Apple has ever made. The camera, processor and antenna are all well-needed improvements. And Siri is eccentric genius, if a little before its time. However,...

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Apple iPhone 4S 16GB


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

Great camera ; fast processor ; superb graphics ; slick OS ; quality screen ; Solid feel in the hand ; Siri voice recognition

Costly ; No flash integration ; Outdated contacts menu

As you can see, Apple has altered its antenna band technology to move the gaps that plagued the iPhone 4's reception to a less-touchable location. Next Page: Interface

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iPhone 4S review


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

It may not be the most thrilling upgrade ever, but Apple has put some thought into making the iPhone more useful, and has largely succeded in improving it hugely. Siri and the new camera are the two main improvements in the device, and both are useful...


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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...

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iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S comparison review


The iPhone 5 is finally here. Naturally we have now set up an iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S comparison review to see the differences. Come and see the results.

It's impossible to give a verdict on a comparison based on speculating. If the past has taught us anything about Apple's new smartphones though, we can safely say the iPhone 5 will be a definitely improvement.


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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...


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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

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Apple iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4 vs iPhone 3GS


We put Apple's new iPhone 4S head to head against its ancestors the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS to help you decide which is best for you.

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Apple iPhone 4S hands-on


The iPhone 4S looks the same as the iPhone 4, but it packs a speedier processor, a beefed-up camera and some new features. Overall, it's a minor upgrade to the iPhone 4, so will it be enough to keep Android at bay?

Faster processor ; 8-megapixel camera ; Siri voice-controlled software

Minor upgrade to the iPhone 4

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Apple iPhone 4S Review


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

Slick, superfast performanceThat new 8MP camera really shinesSiri is destined to be your new best friend Let’s not pull any proverbials here – the iPhone 4S did not arrive as we imagined. But de

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:3.X CDMA20001X / 3.X CDMA20001XE / GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:Retina / TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Apple iOS / iOS
Operating System Version:iOS 6.1
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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