4.6
670 reviews
Other Smartphones:
  • Average: 4.3
  • High: 5.0
Type:
Apple OS Smartphones
Brand:
Apple
Models:
MD378LL/A, MD377LL/A, MD277LL/A, MD276LL/A, MC920LL/A, MC918LL/A
Apple iPhone 4S (16GB)

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Apple iPhone 4S (16GB)
 
4.6

(based on 670 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (439)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (192)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Wifi (33)
  • Operating system (32)
  • Screen (31)
  • App availablity (30)
  • Camera (30)

Cons

  • Battery life (19)
  • Button configuration (14)
  • Charging time (12)
  • Screen (12)
  • Camera (10)

Best Uses

  • Gaming (32)
  • Camera (30)
  • Email (26)
  • Web browsing (26)
  • Entertainment (25)
    • Phone Size:
    • Compact

       

      Just Right

       

      64% 

      (27 reviews)

      Large

       
    • Battery Life:
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    • Display/Screen Quality:
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    • Call Quality:
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    • Ease of Use:
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    • Durability:
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    • Design:
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    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (32), Feels fragile (10)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (27), Complicated controls (10), Simple controls (9)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (30), Good speaker sound (30), Gaming (25), Fast streaming media (22), Easy to use media player (20)
    • Camera:
    • Easy to use (33), Good quality (28), Camera features (23), Video recording (21), Easy sharing (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (18), Business professional (15), Social networker (13), Parent (7), Gearhead (6)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (53), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Elagent, simple, and user-friendly. A must have Apple product.

The iPhone 4s features the user-friendly operating system, iOS7. Features like iTunes, the App Store, Siri, iTunes radio, and other awesome features come preloaded on the phone. Equipped with the A5...Read complete review

The iPhone 4s features the user-friendly operating system, iOS7. Features like iTunes, the App Store, Siri, iTunes radio, and other awesome features come preloaded on the phone. Equipped with the A5 chip, the iPhone 4s can surf the web with speed and precision. An 8MP iSight camera allows you to take high quality picture and video. An interior-facing camera is equipped to allow you to FaceTime (a video call where you can see the person you are talking to). A wide variety of apps are available on the App Store and the phone also functions as an MP3 player. Equipped with Siri, you now have a personal assistant at the palm of your hands. Schedule meetings, call a cab, or ask Siri what song is playing; the highly advanced Siri will be sure to give you a reasonable answer. iMessage with fellow Apple users. iMessage is like texting, but only works between Apple devices. iPads, iPod Touches, and iPhones are all capable of iMessage. Even with all these wonderful features, the phone has its limitations. Its screen is quite fragile and prone to scuffing, scratching, and cracking. Numerous problems have been reported about the buttons not working after extended periods of use. Also, the speakers equipped with the phone are not of high quality and can be blown or damaged very easily. In short, this product features many useful features, an easy-to-use operating system and a stylish, yet fragile design. It also has a somewhat limited battery life and the avid phone user will find themselves rushing to the nearest charger with their iPhone 4s at one percent battery.

Battery Life
Takes awhile to fully charge, and a full charge only lasts three to four hours.

Display/Screen Quality
The iPhone 4s features the fabulous Retina Display and offers the highest quality of screens. Durability is sacrificed for the beautiful display as the screen is prone to scuffing, scratching, and cracking.

Call Quality
Featuring an interior-facing speaker, call quality sounds its best. The high quality microphone assures that the person on the other end of the line will hear your call with clarity.

Ease of Use
iOS7 is in my opinion, the most user-friendly operating system I have come across. It won't take long to become familiar with all of the iPhone 4s's features, but a quick look in the manual will definitely help.

Durability
The screen and backplate are prone to scuffing, scratching, and cracking. The metal bezel is prone to scuffing and shows finger prints. A case is highly recommended.

Design
The striking yet simplistic design of the iPhone 4s makes it quite appealing. The design has some durability issues, but this problem can be solved by simply putting a case on the iPhone 4s.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Short battery life

I had this phone for about 8 months before the battery did not hold its charge. I would use it for an hour and the battery would be dead. This is hard for a...Read complete review

I had this phone for about 8 months before the battery did not hold its charge. I would use it for an hour and the battery would be dead. This is hard for a cell phone because I had to leave it plugged in all day or else it would not work. I did not think to call customer service about what they could do for the phone until the one year warranty was up, so if this happens to others call customer service before one year. They would have replaced the battery if I had called. This phone had a problem with reception and had to have a cover at all times. The free cover that came with it broke, so again hard to use without spending more money on it. I did love the use of a smartphone. The apps were great and I loved having email and maps with me at all times. I did not become an iPhone lover with this phone though. I wanted to have a smaller bill, so went back to a basic phone so that I did not have to pay for data.
I did drop my phone 2 days after I got it and it shattered the back of the phone. I took it into the Apple store and they just took the back off of a water damaged phone and replaced it at no cost. I thought that was awesome customer service.

Battery Life
The battery life would last a day at the beginning, but over time it only lasted for 2 or 3 hours.

Call Quality
Dropped calls often.

Durability
The durability was good, but I had a hard time having such an expensive phone that if I dropped it, the screens would shatter. I am clumsy and drop my phone, so I was always nervous. I only dropped this phone once, but since a phone is something that you carry all the time I needed something that I didn't have to treat like a baby.

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4.0

Amazing mobile technology the best phone is iPhone 4

By 

from IRAQ BABIL

About Me Business Professional, Social Networker, Student

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Pros

  • App Availablity
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Easy To Customize
  • Operating System
  • Screen
  • Web Browsing
  • WiFi

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Email
    • Games
    • Social Networking
    • Texting
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

    iphone 4 is the best phone is thin and dont broken easily very good for photographs and browsing of wen has internet connection and personalty privacy I hint you to buy it

    • Phone Size:
    • Just Right
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Intuitive, Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound, THIN PHONE
    • Camera:
    • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
     
    5.0

    One of the greats.

    By 

    from Lake Elsinore, CA

    About Me Gearhead, Social Networker, Texting Maven

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • App Availablity
    • Battery Life
    • Camera
    • Easy To Customize
    • Operating System
    • Screen
    • Web Browsing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camera
      • Email
      • Entertainment
      • Games
      • Out-of-office Productivity
      • Social Networking
      • Texting
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

      Had it for 2 years maybe more. Was a great phone. Never did me wrong. Definitely reliable.

      • Phone Size:
      • Just Right
      • Phone Construction:
      • Feels Sturdy
      • Usability:
      • Intuitive, Simple Enough
      • Media:
      • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
      • Camera:
      • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
       
      5.0

      The best iPhone in the world. This is a very nice iPhone. I

      By 

      from Libya

      About Me Business Professional, Gadget-phobic, Grandparent, Parent

      Pros

      • App Availablity
      • Battery Life
      • Camera
      • Operating System
      • Screen
      • Web Browsing
      • WiFi

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Camera
        • Email
        • Entertainment
        • Games
        • Social Networking
        • Texting
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

        Apply the best things I love Camera very beautiful Very very very operating system Very beautiful screen Very smooth, beautiful, long, beautiful The iPhone is beautiful and very suitable for surfing the internet Wifi is very fast - it is very powerful and distinctive features of network access is remote and faster phone on me Face of the earth

        • Phone Size:
        • Just Right
        • Phone Construction:
        • Feels Sturdy
        • Usability:
        • Simple Enough
        • Media:
        • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
        • Camera:
        • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        I will buy the product again

        By 

        from Benghazi LY

        About Me Business Professional

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • App Availablity
        • Battery Life
        • Camera
        • Easy To Customize
        • Operating System
        • Screen
        • Web Browsing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Camera
          • Email
          • Entertainment
          • Games
          • Out-of-office Productivity

          Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

          This phone is a very good quality and I highly recommend it. I bought it for a period of time and advised my friends to buy it

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Good Speaker Sound
          • Camera:
          • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Good Quality
           
          5.0

          apple iphne 4s

          By 

          from egypt

          About Me Business Professional

          Pros

          • App Availablity
          • Battery Life
          • Camera
          • Easy To Customize
          • Operating System
          • Screen
          • Web Browsing
          • WiFi

          Cons

          • Battery Life
          • Button Configuration
          • Camera
          • Charging time
          • Difficult To Customize
          • Screen
          • Speaker Quality
          • Web Browsing

          Best Uses

          • Camera
          • Email
          • Entertainment
          • Games
          • Out-of-office Productivity
          • Social Networking
          • Texting
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

          it is very fantastic its camera is excelant but its system is simple

          • Phone Size:
          • Compact
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Fragile, Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Complicated, Intuitive, Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
          • Camera:
          • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
          • Affiliation:
          • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
           
          3.0

          aliali

          By 

          from Baghdad

          About Me Student

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Operating System
          • Web Browsing
          • WiFi

          Cons

          • Battery Life
          • Screen

          Best Uses

          • Camera
          • Games

          Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

          Good device

          • Phone Size:
          • Compact
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Intuitive
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Games
          • Camera:
          • Camera Features, Easy To Use
           
          4.0

          you won't regret it

          By 

          from Fes, Morocco

          About Me Student

          Pros

          • Easy To Customize
          • Screen
          • Web Browsing
          • WiFi

          Cons

          • Battery Life
          • Charging time

          Best Uses

            Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

            I bought this phone on May 2014 and I really found it very easy to use, and very satisfying at that time, very solid, if it fall on the floor it won't crash! good stamina. I would highly recommend this to a friend, who are simply want a smartphone to listen to music, take good pictures, run all the apps without worrying about getting slower. also get it in black

            • Phone Size:
            • Just Right
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media, Good Speaker Sound
            • Camera:
            • Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Good Quality
             
            5.0

            Decent

            By 

            from Texas

            About Me Parent

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • App Availablity
            • Battery Life
            • Camera
            • Easy To Customize
            • Operating System
            • Screen
            • Web Browsing

            Cons

            • Button Configuration

            Best Uses

            • Camera
            • Email
            • Entertainment
            • Games
            • Out-of-office Productivity
            • Social Networking
            • Texting
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

            Decent phone considering the newer ones but it's a sturdy device. Doesn't seem to break too easily. Great for maybe a younger child as a beginner phone.

            • Phone Size:
            • Just Right
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
            • Camera:
            • Camera Features, Easy To Use, Good Quality
             
            5.0

            Hiner xane

            By 

            from Hiner

            About Me Student

            Pros

            • App Availablity
            • Camera

            Cons

            • Screen good

            Best Uses

            • Camera

            Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

            Best phone

            • Phone Size:
            • Compact
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Fragile, Fels fragile
            • Usability:
            • Complicated, Simple enough
            • Media:
            • Games, Good games
            • Camera:
            • Easy To Use, Good Quality
            • Affiliation:
            • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
             
            4.0

            These stylish device and is used by many

            By 

            from assuyt egypt

            About Me Student

            Pros

            • App Availablity
            • Battery Life
            • Camera
            • Operating System
            • Web Browsing
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Difficult To Customize
            • Speaker Quality

            Best Uses

            • Camera
            • Entertainment
            • Social Networking
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

            Is that the machine is very stylish and The screen average size and the battery lasts for a longer period where I saw the device with more friends of my friends where he advised me to buy the machine where is that the devices strong and fast at work on the Internet's open programs and surf social media and watch videos through YouTube, as well as It has a beautiful camera to take pictures

            • Phone Size:
            • Compact
            • Usability:
            • Intuitive
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Good Speaker Sound
            • Camera:
            • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use
            • Affiliation:
            • I received a sample

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