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Apple iPhone 4s

Apple iPhone 4s

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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Apple clearly has a winner with its best iPhone to date, but if you were gunning for the iPhone 5, you'll be best continuing the wait.

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Pros
  • Great performance
  • Improved camera
  • Siri could, eventually, change the game
  • Broader carrier compatibility
Cons
  • Zero visual differentiation
  • No LTE
90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
Jakelegofilms
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
konn4
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
Rhymoore
The iPhone 4S is one hell of a small smartphone its so handy and comfortable...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
88
Average user Score
 
90
Jakelegofilms
07.11.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
konn4
05.15.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
Rhymoore
03.07.15
The iPhone 4S is one hell of a small smartphone its so handy and comfortable to use that you have to question why not every manufacturer jumps on the train... oh yeah. Apple sued them all. A Problem of the 4S was that splattering screen, you have to be careful not to crack it. but then nowadays repairs are cheap but stressful. I jumped back from using my Galaxy S4, it was too big in my handy (i know that feeling from somewhere else, too).The introduction of Siri was and still is great, be careful not to upgrade to iOS 8 though... it slows the sad little sucker down. There is too much to be handled i guess if you're still running iOS 7 and haven't managed to break the screen and your battery still works, why change the phone?
 
90
dixon02
01.30.15
I loved this phone, it never used to freeze, crash or anything and was simple to use. It had a great camera, both front and back. Thousands of apps to choose from and there was one for just about anything and plenty of music to put on there from itunes.Only reason I got rid of it was to upgrade to another iphone!
 
80
xavier0220
12.28.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
antoon
10.25.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
BNO
10.10.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
70
hackshack
10.03.14
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
90
jerryvm
09.27.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
13pillow4you
08.18.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget

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