Apple iPhone 4S 16GB

Launch: Nov, 2011

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Review Summary based on 6 expert review(s)


  • Solid construction and premium feel
  • Great display (high resolution, natural colors, high contrast ratio, wide viewing angles)
  • Peppy performance with the new dual core processor
  • Apple iOS continues to be arguably the most simple and intuitive smartphone platform
  • Apple iOS 5 offers many enhancements including the great new notifications system
  • Siri works amazingly well and is by far the most powerful voice recognition service to date
  • On-screen QWERTY keyboard is one of the best out there with superlative auto-correction
  • Brilliant camera (great detail levels, realistic color production, good low light performance, great flash performance, quick shutter speed)
  • Brilliant video recording (sharp details, good exposure, natural colors, crystal clear audio)
  • Great audio/video playback
  • Great web browsing experience
  • Good call quality
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Apple's App Store continues to be the best app store around - both in quality and quantity of apps available

  • The Contacts App still remains a bit sparse (relative to competition from Android and Windows Phones), and does not offer any add-on features like social networking integration, message history or album connectivity

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OS

  • Smartphone OS: Apple iOS 5 (Upgradeable to 7.1, Expected upgrade to 8)

Display

  • Touchscreen (Capacitive)
  • Screen Size: 3.5 inches Small
  • Screen Resolution: 640x960 pixels (~ 330 pixels per inch)
  • Display Type: IPS, Scratch resistant
  • Sensors: Accelerometer

Processor/RAM

  • Processor: 1 GHz, Dual Core
  • RAM: 512 MB

Memory

  • Internal Memory: 16 GB

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 1432 mAh
  • Battery Standby: 200 hrs
  • Battery Talktime: 14.00 hrs

Dimensions

  • Weight: 140 gm Medium
  • Thickness: 9.3 mm Medium

Camera

  • Camera: 8.0 MP
  • Camera Auto-Focus
  • Camera Flash
  • HD Video Recording
  • Other Camera Features: Touch Focus, Face Detection, Video Stabilization, Video Light, Backside Illumination, f2.4 Aperture
  • Secondary Camera: 0.1 MP

Music

  • Music Player
  • Standard (3.5mm) earphone jack

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • 2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)
  • GPS
  • Compass
  • TV Out

Apps

  • App Store: Apple App Store
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Email
  • Document Viewer
  • Youtube App
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Control

More

  • Noise Filtration
  • VoiceOver (Gesture Based Screen Reader)
  • Privacy Controls
  • Game Center
  • Newsstand
  • iMessage
  • iCloud Wireless Sync and Backup
  • Weather
  • Stocks
  • Lost Mobile Tracker / Remote Lock / Remote Wipe

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