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Verge score: 8.6

The iPhone 4S features the same design as the iPhone 4 and is the first device to support Apple’s new Siri “intelligent assistant” and dictation system. The 4S supports both CDMA and GSM, allowing global roaming. It has an updated camera with a 8-megapixel sensor that offers improved low-light performance and 1080p video recording.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 14, 2011
  • Price at launch: $199.00


  • Height: 4.5 inches
  • Width: 2.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 0.31 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, White
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)


  • Screen size (diagonal): 3.5 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 960 px
  • Resolution (X): 640 px
  • PPI: 330
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive


  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies supported: 1900, 800 / 850
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 14.4 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AirPlay


  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: A5
  • Clock speed: 800 MHz
  • Number of cores: 2


  • RAM size: 512 MB


  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
  • External: No


  • Resolution: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30

Rear Camera

  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 5.0


  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: iPod


Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer


  • Removable: No


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