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 $173 to $184 at 2 stores $419 to $434 at 2 stores $183 to $599 at 2 stores $520 at 1 store $49 to $591 at 4 stores
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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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (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 193 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 3.5 stars out of 391 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews
Release date February 10, 2011 September 21, 2012 October 14, 2011 June 07, 2010 March 05, 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 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. 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. 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. 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.

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