Apple totally revolutionised the smartphone industry with Apple iPhone 4, which was the first smartphone to sport an elegant metal and glass chassis. A year later, the handset manufacturer launched the “s” variant of the handset and that too was received amidst much fanfare. This handset offered smoothest performance and also looked great in hands. There is no wonder as to why it sold so well around the world. Here is a brief overview of the device for the benefit of our readers.
The design of the handset is something that set the wheels turning in a new direction when it came to design of smartphones. Apple iPhone 4s happens to be the first in the crop of handsets that flaunted a glass and metal chassis. Moreover, the handset came with a compact form factor, which made it incredibly popular with smartphone users. Moreover, Apple incorporated a physical silence button on the handset that is an extremely convenient feature.
Apple has equipped the handset with a Retina Display that measures 3.5-inches across its diagonal and is known for its sharpness as well as picture clarity. The display offers a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels, which translates to a pixel density of 326 PPI given the size of the display.
Apple iPhone 4S comes with Apple's own last generation iOS8 out of the box, this means it comes with enhanced multitasking and SIRI embedded in it. What is more surprising is that despite being six generation old handset, this device will also receive the latest iOS 9 from its manufacturer. Taking into account all these facts, it is not exaggerated when we say user experience is bound to be exemplary on this handset.
Performance and Battery Life
Apple has always banked more upon the harmony between its hardware and software to deliver a meaty performance rather then stuffing the smartphones with impressive specifications. Keeping in line with the same philosophy, Apple iPhone 4S comes with a Dual-core, 1 GHz processor accompanied by 512 MB RAM. This is quite puny compared to its contemporary Android mobiles, however, iPhone 4S is as fast and sometimes even faster. On the other hand, the real letdown of the handset is its measly 1432 mAh battery that can only last as much on heavy usage.
Apple has equipped the iPhone 4S with an 8 Megapixels camera that comes loaded with features like Backside illumination sensor, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter and Panorama. The front panel of the handset flaunts a 0.3 Megapixels Facetime camera that can be used for video callings and decent selfies.
Coming to the connectivity features, this yesteryear flagship handset from Cupertino-based tech giant is missing the 4G LTE and makes do with 3G instead. Other options on the handset include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 30-pin connector and AirDrop.
Apple iPhone 4S was one of the first handsets launched by Apple that completely changed the way people looked at smartphones. It was heavy, chunky and bulky, however, the performance it offered converted lots of Android users to iPhone. And the fact that it has not ceased to receive support from Apple till date says something about the user experience offered by the handset.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||November 24, 2011|
|Model||iPhone 4S 16GB|
|Operating System||iOS v5
Upgradable To V8.1
|Dimensions||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.30 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1 GHz Dual core (Cortex A9)|
|Chipset||Apple A5 APL0498|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX 543MP2|
|Display||Size||3.5 inches (8.89 cm)|
Oleophobic coating, Corning Gorilla
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||640 x 960 pixels|
|Pixel Density||330 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||54.03 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.4|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||1430 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||8 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||USB 2.0, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, eAAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MP3, WAV|
|Video Format||H.264, MPEG4|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, USB Power Adapter, Dock Connector to USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|