Apple iPhone 4S Review, Price, and Specs

iPhone 4S
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Apple iPhone 4S is an upgrade of the iPhone 4. The name iPhone 4S is meant to show that it is not a radically new design. It looks a lot like the Apple iPhone 4, but some of its hardware has changed to improve performance and bring it closer to modern smartphones. The iPhone 4S features a new processor, a 1GHz dual-core like in the Apple iPad, which offers faster graphics performance. iPhone 7 is the latest smartphone from Apple. Checkout iPhone X

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Apple iPhone 4S

The new iPhone 4S offers a better camera, faster internet access up to (14.4Mbps), about an hour longer battery life (on 3G), a new messaging service (iMessage), a voice control feature, Bluetooth 4.0, and improved wireless performance. It is a world phone supporting both GSM/WCDMA and CDMA/EVDO Rev A, enabling global roaming. Apple iPhone 4S is now available in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK.

You may also be interested in the iPhone 8 Plus.

iOS 5 on a faster processor

Apple iPhone 4S may look similar to the iPhone 4, but it boasts of a more powerful processor and a brand new OS. It comes with an A5 1GHz dual-core processor, which Apple claims offers 7x faster graphics performance. This is bound to be noticed when playing games and will make the Apple iPhone 4S even more responsive.

iPhone 4S will ship with Apple latest OS, the iOS 5, which Apple says will be offering over 200 new features aimed at making the iOS more at par with other mobile OSes like Android. Top on the list is a notification feature which streams all your latest notifications: email messages, text messages, calendar notifications, friend requests, etc in one place for easy access.

The iOS 5 also features Apple’s new messaging service, the iMessage, which enables messaging between Apple Touch devices iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. iMessage also supports videos and photos. iPhone 4S also got better Twitter integration thanks to the iOS 5.

For the latest offering from Apple see  iPhone 13iPhone 13 Pro MaxiPhone 13 ProiPhone 13 Mini, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Same Retina display, but a better camera

The iPhone 4S features the same retina display on the Apple iPhone 4. It is still the same 3.5-inch retina display with 960 x 640-pixel resolution giving 326 ppi. Like in iPhone 4, the display comes with both scratch and fingerprint resistance. Most people were expecting a 4.0-inch display, but the 3.5-inch retina display will still offers a brilliant view.

On the camera front, Apple offers an improvement. The Apple iPhone 4S features an 8 megapixel camera with a full 1080p HD video recording. It also features an LED flash, auto focus, and geotagging. Apple iPhone 4S comes with a front facing camera capable of VGA video recording.

iPhone SE is Apple’s latest low cost smartphone.

A more intelligent voice control feature

Apple iPhone 4S, Siri voice control in action

Perhaps the most interesting feature on the iPhone 4S is its voice control feature, Siri, what Apple calls an intelligent assistant. The unique thing about it is that it enables you talk to your phone the way you will talk to a person. Ask your phone questions, make requests, or give it commands, the iPhone 4S will respond intelligently. It may even ask you a few questions of its own to clarify what you want.

You may also be interested in the iPhone 8.

A world phone

Apple iPhone 4S is world phone supporting both quad-band GSM/WCDMA and dual-band CDMA/EVDO Rev A, enabling global roaming. Although it features HSPA+, iPhone 4S does not offer 4G data speed, just 14.4Mbps. It has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and can serve as a hotspot.

iPhone 4S Price and Availability

Apple iPhone 4S is available in Nigeria. The price starts at around N90,000 for the 16GB model. You can buy iPhone 4S at online stores in Nigeria like Jumia.

More Specs for Apple iPhone 4S:


  • iOS 5 OS (upgradeable to iOS 6+)
  • A5 1GHz dual-core Processor with separate graphics processor
  • Storage: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
  • Colours: Black or White
  • Newstand
  • iCloud
  • USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm jack
  • Tri-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GSM Quad-band GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • WCDMA/HSPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • CDMA/EVDO Rev A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • Apple iMessage messaging service
  • Navigation with A-GPS/Wi-Fi/Cellular
  • Google Maps
  • email/push email/IM
  • Music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, MIDI)
  • Video player (MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX)
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Photo/Video editor
  • WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML browser
  • Battery capacity: 1420 mAh
  • Standby: 200 hours (3G)
  • Talktime: 8 hours (3G)
  • Apple iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 4S is an upgrade of the iPhone 4, it is a far cry from the iPhone 5 that most people expected. However, it is a good upgrade for current users of the Apple iPhone 4, so expect them to troop out in their numbers to buy one. At least it gives them a hardware that comes close to current Best Android Phones.

Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Apple iPhone 4S Review, Price, and Specs was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: February 25th, 2022
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