Apple iPhone 4S - 32GB - black (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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Apple iPhone 4S - 32GB - black (Verizon Wireless)

Apple iPhone 4S - 32GB - black (Verizon Wireless)
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HTC One

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Motorola Droid Maxx

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Apple iPhone 5S

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Price $309 at 1 store $433 at 1 store $425 at 1 store $199 to $650 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)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (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)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.5 stars out of 193 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews 3.5 stars out of 48 reviews
Release date October 14, 2011 September 21, 2012 April 19, 2013 July 19, 2013 September 20, 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. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone. The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable 1.18
Info unavailable 0.32 W/Kg
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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
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Weight 4.9 oz
3.95 oz
5.04 oz
5.89 oz
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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
AT&T
Verizon Wireless
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Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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