Choosing a mid range smartphone with a modest budget can be quite a challenge. For those who are Apple fans the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 offer good value for money, according to analysts. Here is a specs and price comparison between the two.
Design and Display:
The iPhone 4S comes with a 3.5 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 960 pixels resolution. The iPhone 4 also comes with a 3.5 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 960 pixels resolution.
Both the devices come with similar body design with 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm dimensions. The iPhone 4S is slightly heavier weighing 140 grams where as the iPhone 4 weighs 137 grams.
Hardware and Operating System:
The iPhone 4S comes with a 1 GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor and Apple A5 chipset. It comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The iPhone 4 comes with a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor and Apple A4 chipset. It comes in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
Both the device run on the iOS platform and can be upgraded to the lates iOS7 operating system. Both the devices come with a modest 512MB RAM.
The iPhone 4S is equipped with an 8MP camera with features like auto focus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is a VGA camera. The iPhone 4 is equipped with a 5MP camera with similar features. The secondary camera on the device is also a similar VGA camera.
The iPhone 4S comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1432 mAh battery, allowing users a talk time of about 8 hours on 3G. The iPhone 4 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1420 mAh battery, allowing users a talk time of about 7 hours on 3G.
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Price in Australia:
The iPhone 4S 16GB variant is priced around AU $689.95 and the 32GB variant in priced at around AU $719.95. The iPhone 4 with 8GB internal memory is priced at around AU $449.95 in Australia.
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