4.6
668 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 668 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (438)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (191)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Wifi (32)
  • Operating system (30)
  • Screen (29)
  • App availablity (28)
  • Camera (28)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Gaming (30)
  • Camera (28)
  • Email (24)
  • Entertainment (24)
  • Web browsing (24)
    • Phone Size:
    • Compact

       

      Just Right

       

      63% 

      (25 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 (30), Feels fragile (10)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (25), Complicated controls (10), Simple controls (7)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (28), Good speaker sound (28), Gaming (23), Fast streaming media (20), Easy to use media player (18)
    • Camera:
    • Easy to use (31), Good quality (26), Camera features (21), Video recording (19), Easy sharing (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (17), Business professional (14), Social networker (11), Parent (7), Gearhead (5)
    • 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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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 Plano, Tx

        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
         
        5.0

        iphone 4s

        By 

        from ilyass

        About Me Business Professional, Gadget-phobic, Gearhead, Grandparent, Parent, Social Networker, Student, Texting Maven

        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):

        is veri code iphone 4s waw waw

        • Phone Size:
        • Compact
        • Phone Construction:
        • Feels Fragile
        • Usability:
        • Complicated
        • 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
         
        4.0

        tanks

        By 

        from nice

        About Me Student

        Pros

        • WiFi

        Cons

        • Camera

        Best Uses

        • Games

        Comments about Apple iPhone 4S (16GB):

        merci

        • Phone Size:
        • Just Right
        • Phone Construction:
        • Feels Sturdy
        • Media:
        • Games, Good Speaker Sound

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