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Apple iPhone vs Apple iPhone 4S

When it comes to choosing the right smartphone, the decision can be tough. That’s why we’re here to help with a comparison of the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPhone 4S. These two devices have a lot in common, but there are also some key differences that may sway your decision one way or the other.

In this comparison, we’ll take a look at the design, performance, and features of both phones. We’ll also consider the price point and overall value for money. By the end of this article, you’ll have a better understanding of which phone is the right fit for you.

So, let’s dive in and see how the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPhone 4S stack up against each other. Whether you’re considering upgrading from an older model or just want to see how these two devices compare, this is the article for you. With a thorough compare and contrast of the specs, performance, and features, we’ve got all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Comparison between the Original iPhone and the iPhone 4S

When it comes to choosing the right smartphone, it’s important to consider a range of factors. In this table, we’ve compared the Original iPhone to the iPhone 4S on a number of key features, including price, performance/processor type, display, camera, battery life, and storage. By looking at these factors side-by-side, you can get a sense of how these two phones stack up against each other and decide which one is the best fit for you.

FeatureOriginal iPhoneiPhone 4S
Price$499 (8GB)$199 (16GB)
Performance412 MHz ARM 11800 MHz ARM A5
Display3.5″ LCD3.5″ LED-backlit LCD
Battery Capacity1,400mAh1,432mAh
Storage4GB, 8GB, 16GB16GB

Overall, it’s clear that the iPhone 4S offers a number of improvements over the Original iPhone, including a faster processor, a higher-resolution camera, longer battery life, and more storage. However, it’s also worth noting that the Original iPhone is significantly cheaper, making it a good option for those on a budget. Ultimately, the right choice will depend on your specific needs and priorities.

For a full technical comparison between the Original iPhone and the iPhone 4S, check out their head-to-head full detailed technical specifications below. You can click on their individual links to view more info, including a video review of the device.


Device Type Smartphone Smart Phone
Models A1203, iPhone1,1 A1431, A1387, iPhone4,1
Announced 09 January, 2007 04 October, 2011
Released 29 June, 2007 14 October, 2011
Status Discontinued Discontinued
Predecessor Apple iPhone 4
Successor Apple iPhone 3G Apple iPhone 5
Slogan "Apple reinvents the phone." "The most amazing iPhone yet"
Generation 1st 5th


Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar Bar
Width 61 mm (millimeters)
6.1 cm (centimeters)
0.2 ft (feet)
2.402 in (inches)
58.6 mm (millimeters)
5.86 cm (centimeters)
0.192 ft (feet)
2.307 in (inches)
Height 115 mm (millimeters)
11.5 cm (centimeters)
0.377 ft (feet)
4.528 in (inches)
115.2 mm (millimeters)
11.52 cm (centimeters)
0.378 ft (feet)
4.535 in (inches)
Thickness 11.6 mm (millimeters)
1.16 cm (centimeters)
0.038 ft (feet)
0.457 in (inches)
9.3 mm (millimeters)
0.93 cm (centimeters)
0.031 ft (feet)
0.366 in (inches)
Volume 81.37 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
4.94 in³ (cubic inches)
62.78 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
3.81 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 135 g (grams)
0.3 lbs (pounds)
4.76 oz (ounces)
140 g (grams)
0.31 lbs (pounds)
4.94 oz (ounces)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating
Corning Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating
Colors Black Black


SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Standard SIM Micro SIM
Number of SIM cards 1 1
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A
UMTS (3G) UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz


Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT LED backlit IPS TFT LCD
Size 3.5" inch 3.5 inch (89 mm) diagonal
Resolution 480x320 pixel resolution 640 x 960 pixels
Display Colors <strong>Display Colors</strong> is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 18-bit (262,144 colors) 16M colors
Aspect Ratio 1.5:1, 3:2 3:2 aspect ratio widescreen
Display area 52.17 % (percent) 54.21 % (percent)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 163 pixels per inch (PPI) 330 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Multi-touch touchscreen display Capacitive touchscreen
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating
Corning Gorilla Glass
Features Capacitive
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating


Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVCTP (Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol)
AVDTP (Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol)
AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
BNEP (Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol)
GAVDP (Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profile)
HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
HID (Human Interface Profile)
PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
SPP (Serial Port Protocol)
Video File Formats H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
M4A (MPEG-4 Audio, .m4a)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
FM Radio No No
Alert Types Vibration, proprietary ringtones Vibration, ringtones
Ring Tones Yes MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm Audio jack Yes, 3.5mm jack 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Audio Features Loudspeaker
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVCTP (Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol)
AVDTP (Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol)
AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
BNEP (Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol)
GAVDP (Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profile)
HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
HID (Human Interface Profile)
PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
SPP (Serial Port Protocol)

Rear Camera

Number of cameras 1 1
Sensor type CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Main cameras 2 MP
Sony IMX145 Exmor RS
8 MP
Sensor size 4.54 x 3.42 mm (millimeters)
0.22 in (inches)
Pixel size 1.391 µm (micrometers)
0.001391 mm (millimeters)
Crop factor 7.61
ISO 64 - 800
Aperture f/2.4
Shutter speed 1/15 - 1/30000
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 4.28 mm (millimeters) 32.58 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame)
Flash type LED
Image Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels 3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Digital image stabilization
Touch focus
Face detection

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras VGA, videocalling over Wi-Fi and 3G
0.31 megapixels
Video Resolution 640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)


Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 1.0, upgradable to iOS 3.1.3 iOS 5, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. iPhone OS UI iOS UI


Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Samsung S5L8900 32-bit RISC ARM 1176JZ(F)-S v1.0 Apple A5 APL0498
SoC Process Technology 90 nm (nanometers) 45 nm (nanometers)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. 620 MHz Underclocked to 412 MHz ARM 11 1.0 GHz (Underclocked to 800 MHz) dual-core 32-bit ARM Cortex-A9
CPU bits 32 bit 32 bit
CPU cores 1 2
CPU frequency 412 MHz (megahertz) 800 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 16 KB + 16 KB (kilobytes)
32 KB + 32 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 1024 KB (kilobytes)
1 MB (megabytes)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR MBX Lite PowerVR SGX543MP2
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 128 MB 512 MB
RAM channels Double channel
RAM frequency 100 MHz (megahertz) 400 MHz (megahertz)
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 4/8/16 GB 8/16/32/64 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Proximity
Multi-touch touchscreen display
Dual microphone
3-axis gyroscope
3-axis accelerometer
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor


Bluetooth Version 2.0 Yes, v4.0
Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Headset support only
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVCTP (Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol)
AVDTP (Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol)
AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
BNEP (Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol)
GAVDP (Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profile)
HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
HID (Human Interface Profile)
PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
SPP (Serial Port Protocol)
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
Wi-Fi Hotspot
USB 2.0 Yes, v2.0
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. No GPS
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No No
Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Speed HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
Web Browser <strong>Web Browser => </strong> a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages. HTML (Safari) Yes, HTML (Safari)


SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes (threaded view) Yes (threaded view)
MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user. Yes Yes
IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. Yes Yes


Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 1400 mAh 1432 mAh
Placement Non-removable Fixed
Standby <strong>Standby Time</strong> is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery. Up to 200 hrs (2G) / Up to 200 hrs (3G)
Talk Time <strong>Talk Time</strong> is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 14 hrs (2G) / Up to 8 hrs (3G)
Music Play Up to 40 hours

Prices (Prices are estimated and varies by capacity)

Price in (USA) $ $852+ $32
Price in (Bangladesh)৳ ৳ 4,350
Price in (Canada) $649 - $849
Price in (Dubai/UAE) د.إ AED1,020
Price in (India) ₹ ₹7,999
Price in (Iraq) ع.د IQD 338,580
Price in (Nigeria) ₦ ₦90000
Price in (Tanzania) TSh TZS 531,468.00
Price in Australia AUD$799
Price in France ‎€170.00

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February 16, 2016 – Apple refuses to comply with a California judge’s order to assist the FBI in hacking the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman. A public letter signed by Cook states why the company is refusing to abide by the government’s demands.

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