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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Apple iPhone 4 - 32GB - black (AT&T)

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Price $175 to $262 at 2 stores $183 to $599 at 2 stores $99 to $499 at 3 stores $520 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 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 125 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 3.5 stars out of 391 reviews
Release date February 10, 2011 October 14, 2011 March 05, 2013 June 07, 2010
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. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. With the iPhone 4, Apple again shows that it is a powerful player in the smartphone wars. It won't be for everyone, the call quality and reception vary if you don't use a case, and AT&T's network remains a sticking point, but the handset's striking design, loaded feature set, and generally agreeable performance make it the best iPhone yet.

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) 1.18 W/Kg
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Weight 4.8 oz
4.9 oz
4.6 oz
4.8 oz
Talk time Info unavailable Up to 840 min (2G)
Up to 480 min (3G)
Info unavailable Up to 840 min (2G)
Up to 420 min (3G)
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Info unavailable Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
AT&T
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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