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

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

Apple iPhone 4S - 16GB - white (Verizon Wireless)
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Samsung Galaxy S4

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Apple iPhone 5S

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

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

HTC One
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Price $289 to $299 at 2 stores $49 to $379 at 2 stores $199 to $1,020 at 3 stores $163 to $599 at 2 stores $402 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
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: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 7 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 3.5 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews
Release date October 14, 2011 March 05, 2013 September 20, 2013 October 14, 2011 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. 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. The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date. 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. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.

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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
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Weight 4.9 oz
4.6 oz
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5.04 oz
Talk time Up to 840 min (2G)
Up to 480 min (3G)
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Up to 480 min (3G)
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Wireless Interface Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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Service Provider Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
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AT&T
Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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