Difference between iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

 

Key Difference: The Apple iPhone 4 made huge waves when it was launched in June 2012 as the successor for iPhone 3GS. It was marketed with the intention of promoting video calling.  The iPhone 4 offered a new design and incorporated an uninsulated stainless steel frame that acts as the device's antenna. The iPhone 4S was an update that was released after much anticipation in October 2011. It was the fifth generation of the iPhone and succeeded the iPhone 4. In terms of appearance, the phone resembles the iPhone 4 in many ways.

 

People are constantly changing their cell phones to keep up with new technologies and the companies release new phones to cater to the demand of the peoples. Technology is a dynamic sector that often changes and also requires people to constantly change and adapt to new and better things. People are also willing to shell out large amounts of cash to buy the latest and best phone on the market at that time. Hence, it is always best to compare different products and purchase the one that works the best according to a person’s need.

 

Though, Apple originally was assumed to have the most technologically innovative products, many other companies have stepped in to give it good competition. The Apple Company still has maintained a good standing ground in terms of innovation and technology. Apple has also successfully built a loyal fan base that is willing to purchase phones and tablets only by Apple and stand by their products a 100%. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 are two products that were launched by Apple. iPhone 5 is the successor and the latest model of the Apple’s smartphone flagship.

 

The Apple iPhone 4 made huge waves when it was launched in June 2012 as the successor for iPhone 3GS. It was marketed with the intention of promoting video calling. It also promoted other features such as consumption of media such as books and periodicals, movies, music, and games, and for general web and e-mail access. The iPhone 4 offered a new design and incorporated an uninsulated stainless steel frame that acts as the device's antenna. The iPhone 4 supports a 3.5 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with 640 x 960 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offers safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen as well as the back screen. The phone was manufactured by LG under an exclusive contract from Apple. The iPhone 4 is available with iOS4 and is upgradable to iOS6.1. It includes a 1 GHz Apple A4 processor, PowerVR SGX535 GPU and 512 MB.

 

The phone is available with non-expandable 8, 16 or 32 GB internal storage capacity. The iPhone 4 was the first phone that supported two cameras with the ability for video calling. The phone was available with 5MP rear camera and VGA (0.3MP) front camera. It allowed people to use Wi-fi for video conferencing. The phone was offered with FaceTime, an application that allowed video calling by using either the front or the rear camera with another iOS device. The phone was also given a new design and was made sleeker, thinner with a flatter back compared to the older models.

 

The iPhone 4S was an update that was released after much anticipation in October 2011. It was the fifth generation of the iPhone and succeeded the iPhone 4. In terms of appearance, the phone resembles the iPhone 4 in many ways. However, it has gained a few pounds in weight. The iPhone 4S offers improved hardware and software systems compared to its predecessors. The iPhone 4S retains the 3.5-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen along with the pixels. It weighs around 140 grams. The iPhone 4S also supported CDMA versions. The iPhone 4S was the first iOS device to offer a dual-core processor and was offered with the new iOS 5, which is now upgradeable to iOS 6.1.

 

The phone is available with non-expandable 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage capacity. It also upped the primary camera to 8 MP and bettered the video recording quality with additional features. One of the primary features that Apple launched with the 4S was Siri, Apple’s speech recognition software. It allowed users to control the phone using vocal commands and allowed the software to retain answers making it eerily human like. Siri was one of the main reasons for many people upgrading to the 4S. The 4S also offered a faster dual-core processor, more RAM and a slightly better battery. However, the faster processor sacrificed some standby time on the phone.

 

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Apple website and GSMArena.com.

 

iPhone 4

iPhone 4S

Launch Date

June 2010

October 2011

Company

Apple Corporation

Apple Corporation

Size

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

Display

3.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen,

3.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen,

Screen

640 x 960 pixels, (~330 ppi pixel density), 16M colors

640 x 960 pixels, (~330 ppi pixel density) 16M colors

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

137 g

140 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

GUI

IUI

IUI

CPU speed

1 GHz Apple A4

1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX535

PowerVR SGX543MP2

OS

iPhone OS 4, upgradable to iOS 6.1

iOS 5, upgradable to iOS 6.1

Chipset

Apple A4

Apple A5

RAM

512 MB

512 MB

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

8/16/32 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) (2.4 GHz only), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, micro-USB v2.0.

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, micro-USB v2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

micro-USB 2.0.

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

5-megapixel iSight camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

VGA, 480p@30fps

VGA, 480p@30fps, videocalling over Wi-Fi and 3G

Video

HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio

1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging

Camera Features

Tap to focus video or still images, LED flash, Photo and video geotagging

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR. Video mirroring and video out support

Sound Enhancement

No

No

Audio supported formats

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video supported formats

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile Level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 1420 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Po 1432 mAh battery (5.3 Wh)

Available Colors

Black, White

Black, White

Messaging

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML (Safari)

HTML (Safari)

Radio

No

No

GPS

A-GPS support

A-GPS support

Java

No

No

Talk time

Up to 7 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)

Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)

Standby time

Up to 300 hours

Up to 200 hours

Internet use

Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi

Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi

Video playback

Up to 10 hours

Up to 10 hours

Audio playback

Up to 40 hours

Up to 40 hours

Additional Features

  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular
  • Scratch-resistant glass back panel
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • Maps
  • Audio/video player/editor,
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo
  • TV-out
  • Document viewer
  • Predictive text input
  • Scratch-resistant glass back panel
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input

 

 

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