Apple iPhone 4s

Available at: Bell, Fido, Koodo Mobile, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Virgin Mobile

9/10 AVG.
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The iPhone 4S takes the previous king, gives it some more pep and adds on a better camera to boot - Tim Stevens, Engadget  
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Is this the best phone ever made? That’s debatable. But I can tell you this: the iPhone 4S is pretty damn cool - Joshua Topolsky, The Verge  
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Reviews summary

9/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 38 reviews

While the iPhone 4s does not look much different from the iPhone 4, it does boast both hardware and software related improvements. As you may know, the iPhone 4 had some problems with dropping calls due to the placement of its antennas. The iPhone 4s has been redesigned to eliminate this problem, and it is no longer necessary to worry about how to hold the phone to avoid dropping important calls.

The processor is also upgraded, with the A5 CPU being used. This is the same CPU that is used in the iPad 2, though runs at 800MHz compared to 1GHz in the iPad 2. Even with the slight speed decrease, the phone still is one of the best performers on the market. Up to 64GB of storage space is available as well, which is plenty even for the most demanding power users. The camera on the iPhone 4s is one of the best on any cell phone on the market. The photos it can create rival a dedicated point and shoot camera, with rich color and impressive low light performance, making it a significant step forward from the camera on any iPhone before it.

The iPhone 4s also introduces Siri, which is a computerized virtual assistant built into the iOS 5 software. Using this new voice technology, you talk to Siri naturally and she can help you do anything on the phone just by speaking to her, making it easier than ever to check the weather, send a text, or put an appointment on your calendar.

There are a couple weak points, but nothing that spoils the experience. The latest 4G capability is still not available so users who wish for the fastest data transfer speeds will want to look elsewhere. The back of the phone is still constructed of glass making it easier to crack (when dropped) than a phone with a plastic back.

Need to Know: iPhone 4s

1. The best iPhone yet. Super fast and user-friendly. (The Good)

2. Camera is one of the best on any phone. (The Good)

3. Still no 4G. (The Bad)

4. Not the most durable phone around. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
3.5"

The Apple iPhone 4s's screen is 3.5 inches with 640 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Apple Dual-core A5 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the iOS 5 (Update Available: 7.0.6) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
16/32/64GB

Internal memory is 16 GB or 32 GB or 64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1430mAh

The phone is powered by a 1430 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Apple's performance ratings are: 8.5 days standby time, 840 minutes talk time, 540 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

Apple iPhone 4S 16GB black for MTS Wireless smartphone Manitoba Canada

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140

NEW IN BOX IPHONE 4S 8GB (BELL, VIRGIN, TELUS, KOODO OR FIDO)

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NEW WHITE OR BLACK IPHONE 4S 16GB (BELL, VIRGIN CANADA OR ROGERS WIRELESS)

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140

iPhone 4S -16gb - BLACK FACTORY Unlocked:MTS,Telus,Bell Rogers,Sasktel,Fido

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iPhone 4S -16gb - WHITE FACTORY Unlocked:MTS,Telus,Bell Rogers,Sasktel,Fido

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Reviews summary

9/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 38 reviews

While the iPhone 4s does not look much different from the iPhone 4, it does boast both hardware and software related improvements. As you may know, the iPhone 4 had some problems with dropping calls due to the placement of its antennas. The iPhone 4s has been redesigned to eliminate this problem, and it is no longer necessary to worry about how to hold the phone to avoid dropping important calls.

The processor is also upgraded, with the A5 CPU being used. This is the same CPU that is used in the iPad 2, though runs at 800MHz compared to 1GHz in the iPad 2. Even with the slight speed decrease, the phone still is one of the best performers on the market. Up to 64GB of storage space is available as well, which is plenty even for the most demanding power users. The camera on the iPhone 4s is one of the best on any cell phone on the market. The photos it can create rival a dedicated point and shoot camera, with rich color and impressive low light performance, making it a significant step forward from the camera on any iPhone before it.

The iPhone 4s also introduces Siri, which is a computerized virtual assistant built into the iOS 5 software. Using this new voice technology, you talk to Siri naturally and she can help you do anything on the phone just by speaking to her, making it easier than ever to check the weather, send a text, or put an appointment on your calendar.

There are a couple weak points, but nothing that spoils the experience. The latest 4G capability is still not available so users who wish for the fastest data transfer speeds will want to look elsewhere. The back of the phone is still constructed of glass making it easier to crack (when dropped) than a phone with a plastic back.

Need to Know: iPhone 4s

1. The best iPhone yet. Super fast and user-friendly. (The Good)

2. Camera is one of the best on any phone. (The Good)

3. Still no 4G. (The Bad)

4. Not the most durable phone around. (The Bad)

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Reviews (9/10 Avg. rating)

Neat design, fantastic camera, premium build quality

from UnleashThePhones (over 2 years ago)

The iPhone 4S is just as excellent a smartphone as it’s recent predecessors. It delivers a huge range of functionality along with an entire ecosystem that all together makes it one of the best phones in the market right now. Things like AirPlay, which I’m a huge fan of, are neat little features incorporated... More

Lack of a new design, full HD video recording, enhanced optics

from Techsmart (over 2 years ago)

Whilst Apple’s new iPhone 4S may look like the outgoing model, its faster CPU, enhanced antenna and new optics combine to make it one of our top 3 smartphones currently on the market. Regarding Siri - it sure is an interesting concept, but we soon lost interest as the novelty faded. The iPhone 4S comes... More

The combination of outstanding hardware, an exceptional OS and impressive apps make this the best smartphone available

from Top Ten Reviews (over 2 years ago)

The Apple iPhone 4S is the next step in the evolution of the iPhone. Apple had already set the smartphone bar very high, and this device gives it a substantial nudge higher. The vast selection of iPhone apps continues to grow rapidly, expanding the phone's capabilities almost daily. The iPhone's computing... More

  8/10

Better battery life, best smartphone camera yet, high pixel density Retina displays

from Pocket PC Central (over 2 years ago)

Is the iPhone 4S better than the iPhone 4? Unquestionably. But are the minor speed improvements, upgraded camera performance and Siri enough to justify the upgrade for most iPhone 4 users? I don’t think so.By all accounts, the iPhone 5 will be a major update to the line, with a larger screen, even... More

Intuitive interface with improvements like notifcations and iMessage on a responsive handset

from Digital Versus (over 2 years ago)

The iPhone 4S is as easy to use as ever, and sees the arrival of several improvements. The most substantial of these include visibly better photos from the digital camera and the faster processor speeds. The new voice services from Siri are a clear part of Apple's strategy to add more and more services... More

  10/10

Sub-par battery life, entirely new antenna system, graphics performance is amazingly better

from Pocketables (over 2 years ago)

There were some of you who asked me why I would upgrade from a 4 to a 4S. To be honest, I wanted Siri and a different color. But as I started using it more, I realized why Apple would release just a simple internal upgrade. This move positions the company to bring a brand new design next year, along... More

Delivers a complete package that's hard to beat

from What Hi-Fi (over 2 years ago)

It’s testament to the quality of the iPhone as a piece of design and a piece of hardware that it remains so competitive. For audio quality, ease of use and the entertainment on offer from apps and iTunes, it’s hard to beat.But the screen looks small and some of the shine has gone from the iPhone’s... More

  10/10

It offers what is arguably the best smartphone experience of any device on the market now

from MobileBurn (over 2 years ago)

The Apple iPhone 4S may not have a brand-new design or some of the features that other top-tier smartphones do these days (such as a larger screen or 4G connectivity), but it does offer what is arguably the best smartphone experience of any device on the market now. It improves upon the massively successful... More

  10/10

Quality design, new iOS 5 features keep it competitive and new camera is excellent

from Pocket-lint (over 2 years ago)

The iPhone 4S is every bit a smartphone, and an excellent one at that. The range of functionality that it delivers, along with the entire ecosystem that it inhabits, still make it one of the best phones on the market. Apple has done an excellent job pushing things like the App Store and incorporating... More

  9/10

Beautiful design, outstanding performance and cool features

from PhoneArena (over 2 years ago)

Unless you’re a diehard fan of the iPhone and have an unlimited stash of moolah lying around waiting to be used, or simply have an upgrade available, there’s no denying that you’ll find the iPhone 4S as the most amazing one yet. Sure we love its faster dual-core processor and improved camera, but... More

  9/10

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