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

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

Apple iPhone 4S - 16GB - black (Verizon Wireless)
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Apple iPhone 5

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Apple iPhone 5S

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Samsung Galaxy S4

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HTC One

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Price $184 to $599 at 3 stores $443 at 1 store $199 to $589 at 4 stores $49 to $591 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
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: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 3.5 stars out of 193 reviews 3.5 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews
Release date October 14, 2011 September 21, 2012 September 20, 2013 March 05, 2013 April 19, 2013
The Bottom Line 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. The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date. 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. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.

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