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Apple iPhone 4S 32GB

Now you can use your voice to use your iPhone. Just talk to Siri as you would to a person: “Remind me to call mum when I get home” or “Do I need an um...

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published 28/04/2012 | MissBookay
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Old enough to know better; young enough not to care. A believer there is still some good in the world and the people that occupy it (that belief is tested daily)
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Pro Easy to set up and use.
Cons Dire battery and basic camera
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"Iphone 4S"

I wanted an iphone when they first bought them out but just couldn't warrant the prices of them or the tariffs involved. I've watched as apple have bought out new versions, updated versions and finally when the 4S came out I decided I could wait no more. I bought direct from apple so got an unlocked one which meant I was able to stick with contract I already had therefore saving myself a huge amount of money and when I weighed up the pros and cons of buying one outright as opposed to with a contract it really does work out cheaper.

As a phone this offers everything you could possibly want. As a smart phone it goes above and beyond. I never knew I would use a phone so much. I'm not ashamed to admit it has become and extension of myself.

The touchscreen is amazingly responsive and it's easy enough to set up that even the least tech savvy among us could do it without and problems. Apps are easy to find and download. The ability to have folders on the main screen is a great update as it means you don't have to scroll through pages and pages of apps to get to the ones you may want.

Last number redial is easy and the keypad for making a call is super responsive without being overly so that you end up typing a number several times (as I experienced with an htc I had). Setting up emails is a synch as it pretty much does it for you. In short this phone was (in the nicest possible way and without offending anyone) made for idiots. Adding music, photos, videos is just a matter of popping the lead in from your phone to your computer. The video quality is stunning and the sound is crystal clear. I can confirm they bounce really well. Mine has been down the stairs several times and thankfully is still as pristine as the day I bought it.

Siri is great for those of you that don't like to text (Ive named mine Donald) and he can do about 40 words in one go before you need to let him have a breather (it's ideal for texting someone when you dont have free hands). As long as you speak clearly he picks up the words and as yet I've not had a mistake from him. If you use him to look things up for you ask him clearly. He does get a bit confused at times. If texting manually check what's written before you send as predictive text can be a bugger at times and as yet (I've had the phone 4 months ) I've not found a way to turn it off.

Don't get me wrong. It's not all perfect. The whole thing apple have about not installing flash can be a pain but I dont blame them in a way due to flash draining batteries and that is where this phone (and apple tablets as a whole) fall down. Battery life is dire. When connected to wifi I can get the battery to last 48 hours at a push (that is with pretty much constant use). Outside of wifi I'm lucky if it will last 12 hours where it will constantly search for a 3g signal. I do turn off all apps when I'm not running them too to save on battery power.

Bluetooth connection to your computer missing is a pain. I don't always want to plug the leads in and go through the whole itunes scenario. Sometimes I want to send just one photo to my desktop but there is no function to do this if running a mac. All other bluetooth bits work (car connections, other friends phones etc).

The camera while basic (you have the option of flash on or off and nothing else) does take some great pics. If you're in to your social networking uploading your photos is easy as.

If you like personal ring tones, download an app called Dring. It will allow you to cut down your favourite song or record friends via the voice notes to allow you to use them as ring tones or message alerts.

In short if you've thought about it and talked yourself out of one, then think again. It will do all you want and more. You will not be disappointed (unless you work for microsoft or google and then you'll be gutted that your company can't compete)

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  • dynamicnurse published 28/04/2012
    Thanks for sharing; my only thing for having rated you down is that in your review, the paragraphs were not separated.
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Product Information : Apple iPhone 4S 32GB

Manufacturer's product description

Now you can use your voice to use your iPhone. Just talk to Siri as you would to a person: “Remind me to call mum when I get home” or “Do I need an umbrella?” Siri not only understands what you say, it knows what you mean.1 It works out the right apps to use to find the right answer. Then, just like a personal assistant, it answers you. Siri makes phone calls, sends messages, schedules meetings, sets reminders and more. How much more? Just ask, and Siri tells you that too.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Apple

Cellular / Technology: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Communications / Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Weight: 140, 140 g

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

OS Provided / Type: iOS 5

Display (Projector) / Diagonal Size: 3.5

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Operating System: iOS

EAN: 0885909526253

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

SAR Value: 0.99 W/kg (body) / 0.99 W/kg (head)

Standby Time: Up to 200 hours

Talk Time: Up to 480 minutes, Up to 840 minutes

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Instant Messaging Services: Yes

Operating System: iOS 7, iOS 5

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

Display: LCD display - colour - 3.5" - 326 ppi - Retina Display, LCD display - colour - 3.5" - Retina Display

Wireless Interface: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Technology: CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)

Dimensions (WxDxH): 58.6 mm x 9.3 mm x 115.2 mm, 59 mm x 9 mm x 115 mm

Protection: Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, scratch resistant glass

Form Factor: Touch

Mobile Services: Video Call, YouTube, App Store, iTunes Store

Service Provider: T-Mobile, Sunrise, Not specified

Smartphone Memory: 32 GB

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Product Type: Smartphone

Product Description: Apple iPhone 4S - black - 3G 32 GB - CDMA / GSM - smartphone, Apple iPhone 4S - white - 3G 32 GB - CDMA / GSM - smartphone

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, PCM, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless, AAC-LC, HE-AAC, Audible AAX, Audible AAX+ , AVI, MOV, M-JPEG, MPEG-4, H.264, M4V

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, digital player, GPS receiver, Wi-Fi hotspot, GLONASS receiver, voice recorder

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800

Colour: Black, White

Localisation: United Kingdom, Germany

Environmental Parameters

Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95% (non-condensing)

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Stereo headset with remote control, USB cable, power adapter

Digital Camera

Features: Landscape/portrait mode, face detection, video recording, video stabilizer, tap to focus, photo and video geotagging, iSight camera

Video Recorder Resolutions: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)

Camera Light Source: LED light

White Balance: Automatic

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Lens Aperture: F/2.4

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Processor

Type: Apple A5, A5

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Communications

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Wireless Interface: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSDPA, HSUPA

General

SAR Value: 0.99 W/kg (body) / 0.99 W/kg (head)

Body Material: Stainless steel, glass

Body Colour: Black, White

Weight: 140 g

Height: 115.2 mm, 115 mm

Depth: 9.3 mm, 9 mm

Width: 58.6 mm, 59 mm

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, digital player, GPS receiver, Wi-Fi hotspot, GLONASS receiver, voice recorder

Protection: Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, scratch resistant glass

Form Factor: Touch

Product Type: Smartphone

MPN: 300007150, IPHONE4S32GB_BLK_SUNR, MD242B/A, MD245B/A, MD245, MD242D/A, MD242, MD245FD/A

Localisation: United Kingdom, Germany

Cellular

Input Device(s): Multi-touch

Application Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Twitter, FaceTime, Safari, Photos, Game Center, iTunes, Find My iPhone, Stocks, iMovie, CNN iReport, Vimeo, Newsstand, Weather, Siri, iCloud

SIM Card Type: Micro SIM

Operating System: iOS 7, iOS 5

Service Provider: T-Mobile, Sunrise, Not specified

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800

Technology: CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)

Messaging & Internet

Mobile Services: Video Call, YouTube, App Store, iTunes Store

Downloadable Content: Audio files, video files, games, iTunes music collection, iBooks

Messaging & Data Features: PDF support, Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support, Microsoft PowerPoint support

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Instant Messaging Services: Yes

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Phone Features

Additional Features: Picture editor, video editor, multitasking, FaceTime, adjustable volume limit, AirPlay wireless streaming, AirPrint wireless printing

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, three-axis gyro sensor, digital compass

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, voice dialing, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Media Player

Supported Digital Video Standards: AVI, MOV, M-JPEG, MPEG-4, H.264, M4V

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, PCM, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless, AAC-LC, HE-AAC, Audible AAX, Audible AAX+

Memory

User Memory: 32 GB

Navigation System

Navigation Software & Services: Maps+Compass

Navigation: A-GPS/GLONASS receiver, A-GPS receiver

Display

Display Languages: Danish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, Thai, Slovak, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Brazilian Portuguese, English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Romanian, Catalan, Japanese, Korean, Malay

Pixel Density: 326 ppi

Display Resolution: 960 x 640 pixels

Diagonal Size: 3.5"

Technology: Retina Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Features: Backlit, scratch resistant glass, Retina Display (326 ppi)

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Connections

Connector Type: Dock connector - 30 pin dock connector ¦ Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm

Battery

Run Time Details: Talk ( WCDMA ) - up to 480 min ¦ Standby - up to 200 hrs ¦ Continuous browsing ( WCDMA ) - up to 6 hrs ¦ Continuous browsing ( Wi-Fi ) - up to 9 hrs ¦ Playback ( video ) - up to 10 hrs ¦ Playback ( audio ) - up to 40 hrs

Technology: Lithium Ion

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

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