4.6
656 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 656 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (431)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (187)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Wifi (24)
  • Operating system (22)
  • Screen (22)
  • Camera (21)
  • App availablity (20)

Cons

  • Battery life (15)
  • Button configuration (11)
  • Charging time (9)
  • Screen (8)
  • Camera (7)

Best Uses

  • Gaming (22)
  • Camera (20)
  • Web browsing (19)
  • Email (17)
  • Entertainment (17)
    • Phone Size:
    • Compact

       

      Just Right

       

      68% 

      (19 reviews)

      Large

       
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    • Call Quality:
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    • Design:
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    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (21), Feels fragile (7)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (18), Complicated controls (7), Simple controls (3)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (20), Good speaker sound (19), Gaming (14), Fast streaming media (13), Easy to use media player (12)
    • Camera:
    • Easy to use (21), Good quality (18), Editing tools (14), Video recording (14), Camera features (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business professional (10), Student (10), Social networker (9), Gearhead (4), Parent (4)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (49), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (8)

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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5.0

The best iphone I bought iphone 4s

By 

from kidous Algeria

About Me Social Networker, Student

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

    iphone 4s my dreams come treu
    Think Gadgets 360 give very low rating in camera. Because iphone 6s, 6s Plus & iphone SE have same Rear Camera. Why iphone SE doesn't like ? iphone se have same A9 Chip & 2Gb Ram and More battery Compare to 6s in Usage. After Usage 5 Months It is Fastest Phone Than iphone 6s. I have used both iphone 6s and iphone SE. only Drawback iphone SE front Camera and 4 Inch. Nothing Else.But 1.2 Megapixel in Apple is Lot Better Than Android...

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

    This product is amazing and I still use it

    By 

    from Stanhope NJ

    About Me Gadget-phobic, Gearhead

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Charging time

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Entertainment
    • Games
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

    The product was a great product. I had it for a long time and it keep me entertained for hours. It has a lot of music, games, tv shows and movies all in this small device. It also has the best mobile browsers around. I recommend it

    • Phone Size:
    • Just Right
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Games, Good Speaker Sound
    • Camera:
    • Camera Features, Easy To Use
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    Pretty nice phone

    By 

    from Toledo, OH

    About Me Student

    Pros

    • Easy To Customize
    • Operating System
    • WiFi

    Cons

    • Battery Life
    • Button Configuration
    • Camera
    • Screen

    Best Uses

    • Texting

    Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

    I'm gonna use as a main phone, It's got a petty nice camera and nice quality but it's a little bit small and old

    • Phone Size:
    • Compact
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Good Speaker Sound
    • Camera:
    • Good Quality
    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    5.0

    iphone 4

    By 

    from afrziz el mers

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

        this is phone is verry good , verry funny

        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        I Love it

        By 

        from Palestinian territories

        About Me Student

        Pros

        • All excellent specifications recommend it
        • App Availablity
        • Battery Life
        • Camera
        • Easy To Customize
        • Operating System
        • Screen
        • Web Browsing
        • WiFi

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Camera
          • Games
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

          All specifications of the device is excellent I advise its ease of use to the easy navigation

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Fragile
          • Usability:
          • Intuitive
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
          • Camera:
          • Easy To Use, Good Quality, Video Recording
          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          3.0

          Good machine with fantastic shape and also streamlined

          By 

          from libya

          About Me Business Professional, Social Networker, Streamline device enjoys easy, Student, Texting Maven

          Pros

          • App Availablity
          • Bears a strong shock is characterized by good sc
          • Easy To Customize
          • Operating System
          • Screen
          • WiFi

          Cons

          • Battery Life
          • Button Configuration
          • Camera
          • can not add external memory no Bluetooth
          • Speaker Quality
          • Web Browsing

          Best Uses

          • Camera
          • Device makes life easy and communicate to world
          • Email
          • Games
          • Social Networking
          • Texting

          Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

          The nicest things simplest

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy, With a strong feel of gorgeous aluminum resistan
          • Usability:
          • Simple and easy to use and can be easily Applica, Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Access Music and images smoothly, Easy To Download Media, Fast Streaming Media, Games
          • Camera:
          • Acceptable quality images in camera, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
          • Affiliation:
          • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
           
          5.0

          I can not find any alternative for iphone 4s

          By 

          from algeria

          About Me Business Professional

          Pros

          • Battery Life
          • Operating System
          • Screen

          Cons

          • Button Configuration

          Best Uses

          • Email
          • Entertainment
          • Out-of-office Productivity
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

          Stylish phone , did not find a competitor so far and we hope that lasts marketed and always remain in service

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media
          • Camera:
          • Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Good Quality
          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          5.0

          It was so good product in the past

          By 

          from eg,cairo

          About Me Business Professional

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Camera
          • Games
          • Out-of-office Productivity
          • Social Networking

          Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

          its wonderful product i bought it 3 years ago and still use it with another phone

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Fragile
          • Usability:
          • Intuitive
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Fast Streaming Media, Good Speaker Sound
          • Camera:
          • Camera Features, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
          • Affiliation:
          • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
           
          3.0

          General description of the device

          By 

          from abogrin

          About Me Business Professional

          Pros

          • Camera
          • Easy To Customize
          • Operating System
          • Screen
          • WiFi

          Cons

          • Battery Life
          • Charging time
          • Web Browsing

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

          It is a good system in terms of the bladder with he lacks in speed Internet

          • Phone Size:
          • Compact
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Good Speaker Sound
          • Camera:
          • Easy To Use
          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          5.0

          i would buy this produce

          By 

          from tlemcen algerie

          About Me Business Professional, Social Networker, Student

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Difficult To Customize

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

          i love iphone 4s

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • External Media Controls
          • Camera:
          • Good Quality, Video Recording
          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample

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