Apple iPhone 4S

Verge Review

Reviewing the iPhone 4S is in many ways a lot like reviewing the original iPhone 4, except that it's not. The device, which was just announced at a special event on Apple's campus, is very much the same phone the company released in June of 2010 — but it's also something completely new. While much of that sameness comes from an identical physical appearance, and nearly identical specs (in some places), there's much that's fresh here. Besides packing the successor to Apple's custom A4 CPU...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 0.31 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 3.5 inches
Carriers Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T
Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 5.0

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Tech Specs


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 frequencies supported 1900, 800 / 850
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
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
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

Front Camera

Resolution 0.3 megapixels
Video resolution VGA
Video framerate 30

Rear Camera

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


Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 5.0


Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports iPod


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


Removable No

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by aberaf (Currently owns)

    I bought this phone on the very first day it was released. It's been fantastic so far and Siri has definitely lived up to its hype. I use Siri at least 4 times a day for convenience. The camera is absolutely fantastic and can seriously replace a point and shoot. Overall, it's probably still the best phone out there when looking at it from a complete package stand point.

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    • Reception / call quality 8
    • Performance 9
    • Software 9
    • Battery life 8
    • Ecosystem 10
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