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- notoakieJan 28, 2012by
unless you have an irrational hatred for Apple, this should be your phone
In regards to the star ratings:
- battery life isnt ideal; it's better than most, but can always be better.
- it's one of the most expensive smartphones on the market before subsidy. enough said.
- it's the easiest to use smartphone available: the printed instructions attest to that by being a fraction the size of competing phones in its class. the feature set is excellent as it can be used in full by the widest range of users while the market leading app store further increases it's capability.
- once design, build quality, and customer service and support are taken into account, it's a 5/5 star phone, able to overcome it's benign issues.
no, it's not the iPhone 5 that the most repugnant of tech "journalists" claimed was inevitably coming based on lies about "sources" and later bashed by the same for not being as such. those who are familiar with Apple and their iPhone line, however, expected what we received based on their previous release history. despite the negative reviews by an ignorant press, this is Apple's best iPhone ever, and the market clearly agrees.
despite the familiar exterior, both in dimensions and materials, the return of this design was warmly welcomed by the masses as a year later, it's still by far the most exclusive feeling smartphone on the market and will be remembered alongside the original iPhone, the Bondi Blue iMac, and the unibody MacBook Pro as one of their most memorable designs. it's truly a magnificent design in it's clean look, top quality materials, and luxurious feel, all assembled in a very tight, dense package that just oozes quality. while the look of it may be comforting in its familiarity, it's actually brand new on the inside.
starting with the processing unit, Apple upgraded to the ARM A9 core and then doubled them with it's A5 SoC processor. they also doubled up the cache to 1MB (512KB per core) to feed it and increased graphics performance by 5 times with the PowerVR 543 GPU. finally, they clocked this SoC processor to 1GHz and 512MB of RAM on a 200MHz bus to give you a phone with more graphics and computing power than a first generation Xbox. despite all of this computing power, it hardly uses any actual power: battery capacity went up only 2.5% while claimed runtimes were extended by hours, all thanks to an extremely efficient design of the SoC.
to ensure you never leave home without your point and shoot digital camera, the sensor has been upgraded to 8mp. people who know better know that megapixels arent everything, so they continued use of a backside illuminated sensor to ensure the most light possible for excellent low light imagery, well beyond that of the competition. the aperture has been stepped up to f2.4 over the iPhone 4's f2.8 stop, and feeding that much larger hole is an all-new lens package with IR and UV filters to produce more natural colors. with the faster CPU, the result is faster loading, shorter times between shots, and images that dont look like they came from a phone. to top it off, they upgraded the video recording to full 1080p.
and if you have no one to talk to, now you have Siri. it's API hooks reach deep into the system, allowing the user to manage their phone simply by one of the best voice recognition systems available. of course that makes the keyboard redundant with it's dictation accuracy.
despite more evolution than revolution, this evolutionary step is akin to going from neanderthal to homo sapien, with the Galaxy Nexus looking like a missing link.Read full review
- lahuseeJan 20, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Easy to use
Easy to use & 64gb is plenty of storage for aps, videos, and photos. Small enough to Fits in pant pocket
- gizmo3364Nov 22, 2015USEDby
iphone4s is the best value of all the iphones
Everyone in our house has an iphone4. That's 4 people. we can share chargers, swop cases, and we even keep an extra phone in case there is a problem with one of the ones we are using. But in three years we've never had a problem.
- daves302gtJan 27, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
First Smart Phone
It's a used and fairly old phone, so I'm not truly surprised at the 1 day max battery life, and I'm not using it for more than about 2 hours a day... I expect I'll be buying and swapping in a new battery at some point here in the future. Lots of storage on this model at 64 Gb, so I don't really expect to have to delete anything to make room. I love the Wi-Fi capability, and emojis!
- buynbidelnMay 20, 2015by
Excellent product.Great value paid , sharp colored icons and easy handling.
The iphone 4S for me is excellent to handle ,it fit well to my palm and keep easily to inside men pockets.While iphone 5 and iphone 6 are slightly larger to handle ,they are bulky and fit well to women in handbags.
While most of the iphones are fragile,iphone 4s can break easily its body glass when dropped to a concrete or hard solid surface.I found hard plastic and rubber guard protective case very sturdy,this prevent the iphone from jarring and breaking.
While most of the iphones have the same function,iphone 4s overall competitive well of its easy compared to iphone 5s and 6's because of easy handling and have lots of memory too.