Verizon Wireless iPhone 4S

The Good Apple's iPhone 4S has a faster processor and an upgraded camera, all the benefits of iOS 5, and a useful and immensely fun voice assistant. Call quality on the Sprint model is admirable, and the data speeds, while certainly not 4G, get the job done.

The Bad It's about time we get a larger screen.

The Bottom Line The iPhone 4S isn't the king of cell phones, but it's part of the royal family nonetheless. Even without 4G and a giant screen, this phone's smart(ass) voice assistant, Siri, the benefits of iOS 5, and its spectacular camera make it a top choice for anyone ready to upgrade.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 9.0
8.7 Overall

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Review

Verizon Wireless iPhone 4S

Oct 2011

Update, September 12, 2012: A new product in this line is now available. Read our review of the iPhone 5 here.

Editors' note: On October 21, 2011, we updated this review after performance testing on a Verizon Wireless iPhone 4S. On November 10, 2011, Apple delivered iOS 5.0.1, which promised to fix the battery life issues affecting some users. The update also fixed a security flaw that allowed third-party applications to add unapproved features.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $399
  • Brand Apple
  • Service Provider Verizon Wireless
  • Diagonal Size 3.5 in
  • Weight 4.9 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, three-axis gyro sensor, digital compass
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
  • Additional Features AirPlay wireless streaming, AirPrint wireless printing, FaceTime, adjustable volume limit, multitasking
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