iPhone 4 vs 4S | Apple iPhone 4s vs iPhone 4 Speed, Performance and Features | Full Specs, Dimensions and Price Compared | iOS 5 Updated | Siri intelligent voice assistant
Apple finally released iPhone 4S on 4 October 2011, and it will be available from 14 October 2011. The external appearance of 4S seems identical to iPhone 4. The much anticipated iPhone 5 has been delayed for 2012 release. iPhone 4S is the first dual core smartphone from Apple. Siri is a new feature in iPhone 4S; it is an intelligent assistant that enable user to manage the phone with voice. iPhone 4S will be compatible with wide range of networks. It will be available in US for all major carriers except for T-Mobile. iPhone 4S carry a price tag similar to that of iPhone 4 at release; 16 GB model is priced at $199, and 32GB and 64GB are price $299 and $399 respectively, on contract. Apple iPhone 4, after 15 months in market, is still a popular phone and Apple is continuing with the production of iPhone 4. Only recently it released White iPhone 4 to the market. Apple has brought down the prices of iPhone 4 now, as it did for iPad. Now it is available on contract for $99 (8GB) -$199 (32GB).
The much speculated iphone 4S was released on October 4th 2011. The iPhone which has bench-marked standards in the smart phone hemisphere has raised the expectations more. Will iPhone 4 deliver to the expectations? Having one look at the device one can understand that the appearance of iPhone 4S remains similar to iPhone 4; the much raved predecessor. The device is available in both black and white. The glass and stainless steel built that most find appealing remains intact.
The newly released iPhone 4S remains 4.5” of height and 2.31” of width the dimensions of iPhone 4S remains similar to its predecessor iPhone 4. The thickness of the device is 0.37” as well regardless of the improvement done to the camera. There for, iPhone 4S remains the same portable slim device everyone love. iPhone 4S weighs 140g. The slight increase of device is maybe due to the many new improvements that we will discuss later. iPhone 4S includes a 3.5” touch screen with 960 x 640 resolution. The screen also includes the usual fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating. The display marketed by Apple as ‘retina display’ has a contrast ratio of 800:1. The device comes with sensors such as an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, three-axis gyro sensor, a proximity sensor for auto turn-off and an ambient light sensor.
The processing power is one of the many improved features on iPhone 4S than its predecessor. The iPhone 4S is powered by a Dual core A5 processor. According to Apple, the processing power is increased by 2 X and enables graphics that are 7 times faster and the energy efficient processor will improve battery life as well. While the RAM on the device is still not officially listed the device is available in 3 versions of storage; 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Apple has not allowed a micro SD slot to expand the storage. In terms of connectivity, iPhone 4S has HSPA+14.4Mbps, UMTS/WCDMA, CDMA, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. At the moment, iPhone 4S is the only smart phone which can switch between two antennas to transmit and receive. Location based services are available through Assisted GPS, digital compass, Wi-Fi and GSM.
iPhone 4S is loaded with iOS 5 and usual applications one can find on an iPhone, such as FaceTime. The newest addition to the uniquely designed applications on iPhone is ‘Siri’; a voice assistant which can understand certain keywords we speak and virtually do everything on the device. ‘Siri’ is capable of scheduling meetings, checking weather, setting timer, sending & reading messages and etc. While voice search and voice command assisted applications were available in the market ‘Siri’ is quite a unique approach and sounds more user-friendly. iPhone 4S comes with iCloud as well, enabling users to manage content across multiple devices. iCloud wirelessly pushes files across multiple devices managed together. Applications for iPhone 4 S will be available on Apple App Store; however it will take some time for the number of applications supporting iOS 5 to increase.
The rear facing camera is another area improved on iPhone 4S. iPhone 4S is equipped with an improved camera with 8 mega pixels. The mega pixel value itself has taken a huge leave from its predecessor. The camera is coupled with LED flash as well. The camera comes with useful features such as autofocus, tap to focus, face detection on still images and geo tagging. The camera is capable of HD video capture at 1080P at about 30 frames per second. In cameras it is important to have a larger aperture since it allows the lens to collect more light. The aperture in the lens of camera in iPhone 4S has been increased allowing more light to come in however, harmful IR rays is filtered away. The enhanced camera is capable of capturing quality images in low light as well as bright light. The front facing camera is a VGA camera and it’s tightly coupled with FaceTime; the video conferencing application on iPhone.
iPhones are generally good on their battery life. Naturally, users will have higher expectations for this latest addition to the family. According to Apple, iPhone 4S will have up to 8 hours of continuous talk time with 3G on while on GSM only it will score a massive 14 hours. The device is rechargeable via USB as well. The standby time on iPhone 4S is up to 200 hours. In conclusion, the battery life is satisfactory on iPhone 4S.
The preorder of iPhone 4S starts from 7 October 2011, and will be available in US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, and Japan from 14 October 2011. Worldwide availability starts from 28 October 2011. iPhone 4S is available for purchase in different variants. One will be able to get their hands on an iPhone 4S device starting from $199 to $399 on contract. The price without contract (unlocked) is Canadian $649/ Pounds 499/ A$799/ Euro 629.
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Apple iPhone 4 was officially announced and released in June 2010. The device is the latest released member of the famous iPhone lineage. The phone is available in Black and White.
The device remains 4.5” tall and carries a more sophisticated look than the iPhone 3G and 3G s. Apple iPhone 4 is 0.36” thick and weighs 137g. The screen on iPhone 4 is a 3.5” LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touch screen with 640 x 960 pixels and nearly 330 PPI pixel density. Due to its high resolution and pixel density Apple markets the new display as “Retina Display”. If observed closely, one would notice that pixilation is nearly nonexistent on iPhone 4 in comparison to iPhone 3 and 3G s displays. At the time of the release, iPhone 4 was crowned as the best quality mobile display. The device also has a scratch-resistant oleo phobic surface for protection. In terms of sensors, iPhone 4 has an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, three-axis gyro sensor and a proximity sensor for auto turn-off. The device also has a scratch-resistant glass back panel.
Apple iPhone 4 runs on a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor (Apple A4 Chipset) coupled with PowerVR SGX535 GPU. It is this configuration, which enables the powerful graphics on this device. The device has 512 MB worth memory and available with 16 GB and 32 GB variants of internal storage. A micro SD card slot is not available and there for expanding storage on iPhone 4 is not an option. In terms of connectivity, the GSM model supports UMTS/ HSUPA/ HSDPA, and the CDMA model supports CDMA EV-DO Rev.A, and both have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The device is complete with USB support.
iPhone 4 is complete with Audio and video players, and was the first mobile phone released with a video editor on a mobile. iPhone 4 enables quality audio recording with active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone. The device also has an inbuilt speaker as well as 3.5 mm audio jack. The device is also complete with a TV out.
iPhone 4 comes with a 5 mega pixel rear facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, Touch focus, and geo-tagging. The camera is also capable of recording video at 720p with LED video lighting. A VGA camera is also available as the front facing camera to allow video conferencing. Though, the number of mega pixels in the rear facing camera is not the highest in the market, photos from iPhone 4 looks decent enough. These cameras are tightly coupled with “FaceTime”, video calling application provided by Apple.
Apple did not include NFC capability to iPhone 4 by the time of release. However, in Japan NFC was enabled on iPhone 4 via a sticker and by including a small NFC enabled card under the back cover of iPhone 4. These methods are not official, and don’t have the support of Apple. iPhone 4 runs on iOS 4 and comes pre loaded with Google maps, voice command, FaceTime, enhanced mail and etc. Applications for iPhone 4 can be downloaded from Apple App store.
Battery life is another department iPhone out performs its contemporaries. The device has a 300 hour standby time with up to a remarkable 14 hours talk time and up to 40 hours of music play.
An iPhone 4 can start from $199 and goes up to $299 on contracts.
What is the difference between iPhone 4S and iPhone 4?
iPhone 4S is available in the market from October 2011 while iPhone 4 was available in the market from June 2010. iPhone 4 is the predecessor of iPhone 4S. Both devices have similar outlook and available in both black and white. Both iPhone 4 and 4S have an equal height of 4.5”. The thickness of both devices also remains similar at 0.37”. While iPhone 4 is only 137g, iPhone 4S is 140 g. Among the two devices iPhone 4S has gained few grams during the upgrade. Both phones have displays with identical size and resolution. Both have displays of 3.5” touch screens with 960 x 640 resolution. Both displays are protected with Scratch-resistant oleo phobic surface as well. Both iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 have sensors such as accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, three-axis gyro sensor, a proximity sensor for auto turn-off and an ambient light sensor. iPhone 4S runs on a powerful Dual core A5 processor while iPhone 4 runs on a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor. According to Apple the processing power of iPhone 4S is twice as fast as its predecessor. According to the same source, graphics performance on iPhone 4S is 7 times faster as well. Apple iPhone 4 is available in 16GB and 32GB in terms of storage. iPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions in-terms of storage. Both devices come without micro-SD support and there for storage cannot be further extended. iPhone 4S runs on iOS 4 while iPhone 4S runs on iOS5. The well known video conferencing application FaceTime, remain same in both. Applications for both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S can be downloaded from Apple App store. The useful voice activated assistant named ‘Siri’ is only introduced via iPhone 4S and it’s not available on iPhone 4. iPhone 4 comes with a 5 mega pixel rear facing camera. It is capable of recording video at 720p with LED video lighting. iPhone 4S is equipped with an improved camera with 8 mega pixels. The camera is capable of HD video capture at 1080P. The video capturing on iPhone 4S is enhance to improve stability in video as well. Overall, the camera quality on iPhone 4S is much improved than iPhone 4. The front facing camera on both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S is a VGA colour camera. Battery life on both devices is impressive in comparison to the current smart phone market. IPhone 4 has a 300 hour standby time while iPhone 4S has only a 200 hour standby time. However, both devices have a continuous talk time of 14 hours without 3G on.The starting price on both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S is 199$ while the iPhone 4S can go up to 399$.In conclusion, the exterior of the iPhone 4S remains quite similar to iPhone 4 but the main improvements are seen on the new software and the camera quality.
A Brief Comparison of iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4
• iPhone 4S is available in the market from October 2011 while iPhone 4 was available in the market from June 2010
• iPhone 4 is the predecessor of iPhone 4S
• Both devices have similar outlook and available in both black and white
• Both iPhone 4 and 4S have an equal height of 4.5”. The thickness of both devices also remains similar at 0.37”
• While iPhone 4 is only 137g, iPhone 4S is 140 g
• Both phones have displays with identical size and resolution
• Both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have displays of 3.5” touch screens with 960 x 640 resolution
• Both displays are protected with Scratch-resistant oleo phobic surface
• Both iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 have sensors such as accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, three-axis gyro sensor, a proximity sensor for auto turn-off and an ambient light sensor
• iPhone runs on a powerful Dual core A5 processor while iPhone 4 runs on a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor
• According to Apple the processing power of iPhone 4S is twice as fast as its predecessor
• According to Apple, graphics performance on iPhone 4S is 7 times faster than iPhone 4
• In terms of storage Apple iPhone 4 is available in 16GB and 32GB and IPhone 4S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions
• Both devices come without micro-SD support and there for storage cannot be further extended
• iPhone 4 runs on iOS 4 while iPhone 4S runs on iOS5, iPhone 4 also up-gradable
• The well known video conferencing application FaceTime, remain same in both
• Applications for both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S can be downloaded from Apple App store
• The useful voice activated assistant named ‘Siri’ is only introduced via iPhone 4S and it’s not available on iPhone 4.
• iPhone 4 comes with a 5 mega pixel rear facing camera. It is capable of recording video at 720p
• iPhone 4S is equipped with an improved camera with 8 mega pixels capable of recording video at 1080P(full HD Video)
• Overall, the camera quality on iPhone 4S is much improved than iPhone 4
• The front facing camera on both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S is a VGA colour camera
• Battery life on both devices is impressive in comparison to the current smart phone market
• iPhone 4 has a 300 hour standby time while iPhone 4S has only a 200 hour standby time
• However, both devices have a continuous talk time of 14 hours without 3G switched off
• The exterior of the iPhone 4S remains quite similar to iPhone 4 but the main improvements are seen on the new software and the camera quality
|Comparison of Specifications
iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S
|Design||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Form Factor||Candy bar||Candy bar|
|Keyboard||Virtual Full QWERTY||Virtual Full QWERTY|
|Dimension||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm (4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 in)|
|Weight||137 g||140 g|
|Body Color||White, Black||White, Black|
|Display||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Size||3.5 inches||3.5 inches|
|Resolution||960 x 640||960 x 640|
|Features||16M color, Oleophobic coated, scratch resistance||16M color, Oleophobic coated, scratch resistance|
|Sensors||Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Platform||Apple iOS 4.2.1 (upgradeable to iOS 5)||Apple iOS 5|
|Processor||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Model||Apple A4||Apple A5 Dual core, PowerVR SGX540 GPU|
|Speed||1 GHz||1 GHz Dual core|
|Memory||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB|
|Included||16 GB/32 GB||16 GB/32 GB/64GB|
|Expansion||No card Slot||No card Slot|
|Camera||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Resolution||5.0 mega pixels||8.0 mega pixels|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital, tap focus||Auto, Digital, tap focus|
|Video Capture||720p HD||fullHD 1080p|
|Features||Double microphones, Geo tagging, Image stabilization||Double microphones, Geo tagging, Image stabilization|
|Secondary camera||0.3 VGA||Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Entertainment||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Audio||AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV||AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV|
|Video||H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG||H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG|
|Gaming||Game Center||Game Center|
|FM Radio||No but Tunein Internet Radio App||No, Tunein Internet Radio App available|
|Battery||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion non-removable battery; 1420 mAh||Li-ion non-removable battery|
|Talktime||up to 14 hrs (2G), up to 7 hrs (3G)||up to 14 hrs (2G), up to 8 hrs (3G)|
|Standby||max 500 hrs||200 hrs|
|Mail and Messaging||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Gmail, Email||Gmail, Email|
|Messaging||MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)||MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)|
|Connectivity||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n. n at 2.4 kHz only||802.11 b/g/n. n at 2.4 kHz only|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||GSM model with upgrade to iOS 4.3, CDMA model||Yes|
|USB||Yes, connect via 30 pin dock adapter||Yes, connect via 30 pin dock adapter|
|Location Service||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Maps|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Find my Phone||Find my Phone|
|Network Support||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|2G/3G||GSM/UMTS or CDMA||World phone, GSM/UMTS, CDMA, HSPA+14.4Mbps|
|Applications||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Apps||Apple Apps Store, iTunes||Apple Apps Store, iTunes|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, SNS||Facebook, Twitter, SNS|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber||Skype, Viber|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango, QiK||Skype, Tango, QiK|
|Featured||AirPrint, AirPlay, Find my iPhone||Siri, Face Time, iCloud, AirPrint, AirPlay, Find my iPhone|
|Business Mobility||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|Remote VPN||Yes , CISCO Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse||Yes , CISCO Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Yes, Active Sync||Yes, Active Sync|
|Video Conferencing||Yes with CISCO WebEx||Yes with CISCO WebEx|
|Other Features||Join.Me, Goto Meeting||Join.Me, Goto Meeting|
|Security||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|MobileMe, Password Protected home screen||MobileMe, Password Protected home screen|
|Additional Features||iPhone 4||iPhone 4S|
|iBook, iMovie, FaceTime, Multiple language support, Mobile hotspot - no support in GSM model, connects up to 5 devices in CDMA model||Siri, iCloud, iBook, iMovie, FaceTime, Multiple language support, Personal hotspot|