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Apple iPhone 4S Phone Technical Specifications

Apple iPhone 4S Phone Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPhone
  • CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
  • RAM 512 MB DDR2
  • Storage 8/16/32/64 GB
  • Display LED-backlit IPS LCD, 3.5 inch
  • Camera 8 mega pixels
  • OS iOS 5, upgradable to iOS 7.1.2

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Apple iPhone 4S Review and Features

The iPhone 4S (originally styled as iPhone 4 S, retroactively stylized with a lowercase ‘s’ as iPhone 4s as of September 2013) is a smartphone that was designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the fifth generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 4 and preceding the iPhone 5.

It was announced on October 4, 2011, at Apple’s Cupertino campus, and was the final Apple product announced in the lifetime of former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs, who died the following day.

This iPhone was named “4S” where the “S” stood for Siri an iPhone 4S-exclusive intelligent personal assistant that was later included in future generations of mobile Apple products. Retaining most of the external design of the iPhone 4, the 4S hosted major internal upgrades, including an upgrade to the Apple A5 chipset, and an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording.

It debuted with iOS 5, the fifth major version of iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system, that introduced features including iCloud, iMessage, Notification Center, Reminders, and Twitter integration.

The new camera and processing speeds were significant advantages over the prior model. It was succeeded by the iPhone 5 as Apple’s flagship smartphone on September 12, 2012. The iPhone 4S remained on sale, albeit being sold with reduced storage (from 16/32/64 GB down to 8 GB).

The iPhone 4S is the last iPhone to have the original 30-pin connector as the succeeding iPhone 5 replaced it with the all-digital Lightning Connector.

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smart Phone
Models A1431, A1387, iPhone4,1
Announced 04 October, 2011
Released 14 October, 2011
Status Discontinued
Predecessor Apple iPhone 4
Successor Apple iPhone 5
Slogan "The most amazing iPhone yet"
Generation 5th

Design

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
Width 58.6 mm (millimeters)
5.86 cm (centimeters)
0.192 ft (feet)
2.307 in (inches)
Height 115.2 mm (millimeters)
11.52 cm (centimeters)
0.378 ft (feet)
4.535 in (inches)
Thickness 9.3 mm (millimeters)
0.93 cm (centimeters)
0.031 ft (feet)
0.366 in (inches)
Volume 62.78 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
3.81 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 140 g (grams)
0.31 lbs (pounds)
4.94 oz (ounces)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating
Colors Black
White

Network

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. Micro SIM
Number of SIM cards 1
GSM GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A
UMTS (3G) UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz

Display

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) LED backlit IPS TFT LCD
Size 3.5 inch (89 mm) diagonal
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. 16M colors
Aspect Ratio 3:2 aspect ratio widescreen
Display area 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. 330 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen 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
Features Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass
LED-backlit
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating

Media

Audio File Formats 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 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
Alert Types Vibration, ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Audio jack 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Audio Features 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
Sensor type CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Main cameras 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 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
Geotagging
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)

Software

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 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. iOS UI

Hardware

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. Apple A5 APL0498
SoC Process Technology 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. 1.0 GHz (Underclocked to 800 MHz) dual-core 32-bit ARM Cortex-A9
CPU bits 32 bit
CPU cores 2
CPU frequency 800 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 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 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. 512 MB
RAM Type LPDDR2 SDRAM
RAM channels Double channel
RAM frequency 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. 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
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. Multi-touch touchscreen display
Dual microphone
3-axis gyroscope
3-axis accelerometer
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 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. 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
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)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
Wi-Fi Hotspot
USB 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. GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
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

Data

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. Yes, HTML (Safari)

Messaging

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)
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
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

Battery

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-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. 1432 mAh
Placement 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) $ $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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