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Why you Should get an iPhone 4 instead of a 4S

Uploaded by on 4 Jan 2012

Is it really worth the upgrade? Should you get an iPhone 4 or 4S? What is so good about the 4S? Comparison of the iPhone 4 and 4S while taking a look at the unboxing the iPhone 4. 


So about a week ago I took a drive down to the post office to pick up my iPhone 4.

Now, there are many reasons why I chose it instead of the latest iPhone, the 4s and they all came together to make it no hard decision.

Firstly, you can’t jailbreak it, at least at the posting time of this video. This is a big one. Not only does it customize and improve the user experience dramatically but it lets you do things that Apple would never approve of.

One example is cracked apps. About 1 quarter of my app collection are cracked and with a 4s I would not be able to use them, many I rely upon daily. The GPS app Navigon MobileNavigator is $50. I can’t afford that. If you add up the price of all the cracked apps  I have installed there would be no way that I could afford that.

And then there’s SBsettings. Arguably the best cydia tweak out there. It would be so annoying to use my device without it.

And then there’s siri. Well I don’t know if you heard but there are already ports to lower generation devices and although they require effort it just shows that a working, user friendly port is just around the corner. And even if I had the 4S it would be so rare that I would ever use siri. I hear from people that got the 4S thinking that Siri would be amazing and it turns out that it requires you to speak 4 times before it recognises your voice and gets used about once a day.  

Another reason is that the 4S looks exactly the same as the 4. There are little differences but the average person ca’ tell the difference and the big marketing strategy of just about every company is to say that buying their product makes you instantly cool. But they both look exactly the same so what is the point of buying an iPhone 4S. And if you buy the 4S you set yourself up on the wrong end of Apple’s release cycle. Apple releases one iPhone a year. But every second year the model released looks exactly alike to the last. If you buy the 4 you can show that off to your friends and then when the iPhone 6 comes out you don’t have to wait a year to show that off.

Now here’s the one that was the biggest factor for me. Price.  Here in Australia the unlocked iPhone 4S 32GB costs $900 brand new. I could never afford that. But I got the iPhone 4 32G with barely and signs of wear and 4 months of warranty left for $486. Think about that. That’s a saving of $414. And I bought this right before Christmas so it would be even less now.

With my iPhone 4 I got it in it’s original packaging, Apple stickers, finger tips, manual, charger, brand new earphones with remote and mic, a brand new screen protector, sync cable and theseller was even kind enough to send it to me via registered post.

So that’s why I bought the iPhone 4 instead of the 4S. It can be jailbroken, is half the price, Siri’s pretty much a gimmick and they look exactly alike. Although if you want the latest technology, better camera, faster processor and money is no object then get the 4S if you want. A 4S jailbreak should be coming soon anyway. But for most people, I recommend the iPhone 4.

iPhone 4-

This is the iPhone 4 (GSM model). Announced on WWDC keynote in June 2010. It features a new exterior design, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, the 960x640 Retina display screen and FaceTime Video Calls. It runs iOS 4.0 and later.
1 Application Processor
2 Baseband Device
4 Specifications
5 Major Upgrades/Difference from iPhone 3GS
Application Processor

It uses the Apple A4 CPU, same as the iPad, iPod touch 4G, and Apple TV 2G. However, it ships with 512 MB of RAM, double that of the other A4-based devices. 

Baseband Device

It uses the X-Gold 618.

The iPhone 4 uses the Broadcom BCM4750 single-chip GPS receiver, like the iPad. 

Color: Black and White
Size: 115.2 mm (4.5 inches) (h), 58.6 mm (2.31 inches) (w), 9.3 mm (0.37 inches) (d) 
Weight: 135 g (4.8 oz) 
Battery: Standby up to 300 hours, talk time up to 7 hours on 3G and up to 14 hours on 2G 
Rear camera: 5MP with Autofocus and manual focus (Tap to focus), supporting HD video recording @ 30FPS 
Front camera: VGA photos and video @ 30 FPS, supporting FaceTime Video Calls
Major Upgrades/Difference from iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 4 Cameras
Retina display with 960x640 pixel at 326ppi
New design
A4 processor
RAM upgrade to 512 MB
Totally new baseband device, firmware, and bootloader
Two cameras: front (640×480 VGA) and back (5 megapixel)
Back camera also has a LED Flash.
WiFi support for 802.11n, but 2.4 GHz only

iPhone 4S-

This is the iPhone 4S introduced by Tim Cook at Apple's 'Let's talk iPhone' event on October 4th 2011. It is very similar to the iPhone 4 (CDMA model). Compared to the iPhone 4 (CDMA model), the iPhone 4S contains an updated GOBI GSM/CDMA chip, a SIM slot, and a similar (but redesigned) antenna.
1 Application Processor
2 Baseband Device
3 Location
4 Specifications
Application Processor

It uses the Apple A5 CPU found in the iPad 2 as well.
Baseband Device

Qualcomm MDM6610

The iPhone 4S has hardware support for both GPS and GLONASS signals for location determination included with the Qualcomm MDM6610. Apple's online advertising material for the 4S mentions GLONASS support, but as of October 20, 2011, no further details about this support have been publicly revealed.

Processor: Apple A5 clocked at 800 MHz
Color: Black, White
Size: 115.2 mm (4.5 inches) (h), 58.6 mm (2.31 inches) (w), 9.3 mm (0.37 inches) (d)
Weight: 140 g (4.9 oz)
Battery: Standby up to 200 hours, talk time up to 7 hours on 3G
Rear camera: 8MP with Autofocus and manual focus (Tap to focus), supporting HD 1080p video recording @ 30FPS
Front camera: VGA photos and video @ 30 FPS, supporting FaceTime Video Calls
Siri: Voice Control Feature (still beta)
RAM: 512 MB

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