Apple iPhone 4 - 16GB - black (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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Apple iPhone 4 - 16GB - black (Verizon Wireless)

Apple iPhone 4 - 16GB - black (Verizon Wireless)
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Apple iPhone 4S - 16GB - black (Verizon Wireless)

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Price $162 to $179 at 2 stores $180 to $599 at 2 stores $400 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 125 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 3.5 stars out of 193 reviews 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews
Release date February 10, 2011 October 14, 2011 September 21, 2012 July 19, 2013
The Bottom Line The Verizon iPhone 4 has much in common with its AT&T counterpart, but varying features and different performance give it enough room to stand apart. It won't vastly change your iPhone experience, but we welcome the consumer choice that it brings. 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. The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) 1.18 W/Kg
Info unavailable 1.18
0.32 W/Kg
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 4.8 oz
4.9 oz
3.95 oz
5.89 oz
Service & support details type Info unavailable Info unavailable Limited warranty
Info unavailable
Talk time Info unavailable Up to 840 min (2G)
Up to 480 min (3G)
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
AT&T
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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