1. kevdogg32's Avatar
    I was going to get the iPhone4 last night, but got the $100 for trading in an old smartphone, so I got the iPhone 4s. So far it's the best smartphone i've ever owned. Coming from a Palm Pixi Plus.....
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    06-28-2013 11:02 PM
  2. c_hack's Avatar
    If I was to buy new I would get the 5, but I have hundreds of $$ worth of cases and accessories for my 4s. The 4s is also getting most of the OS upgrades even after 2 years. I'm still happy with it. No regrets.

    Now if it was a droidphone that goes obsolete in 3 months and gets no updates, I would never get last year's model. iPhones are a whole different story.
    07-02-2013 02:20 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    My Son will be getting a 4S for his Birthday. At his age, I think the 4S is a nice upgrade to my old 3GS that he has been using for some time now.
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    07-02-2013 02:42 PM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    The 4S is a awesome upgrade! Surely he will love it and use it more then he currently does on the 3GS
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    07-02-2013 03:02 PM
  5. reeneebob's Avatar
    I had the iPhone 4, and loved it to pieces. Still do. I went to the Galaxy S 3 because I'm nearsighted and even with glasses the screen was starting to be harder to read. I loved the GS3 too. Then I went to the BB Z10 because I started on BB, have a soft spot for them and loved WebOS which BB10 essentially stole from for everything and really liked that phone - until I got bitten by the bad BB hardware issue and poor customer service. With that I was looking at the HTC One or the iPhone 5. The 4S wasn't an option because I wanted a phone that will get as much support as possible for the best few years and the screen size. When I saw the OS 7 keynote it cemented the 5 for me. It's what I spent a lot of time makings gs3 look like with themes and customisations.

    Don't regret the 5 at all, but I do agree that the build of the 4/4S is gorgeous.
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    07-02-2013 03:30 PM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    The 4S is a awesome upgrade! Surely he will love it and use it more then he currently does on the 3GS
    I agree with you, John. My son being a typical gamer, lives on his iPad Mini. I was going to get him the 4, but he convinced me that the 4S would be better to play his games on when he didn't have his Mini..... I think he'll have a lot of fun with Siri too, lol.


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    07-02-2013 08:06 PM
  7. Starchild72's Avatar
    I did, but it was a question of money. Needed 2 phones, one for me and one for my wife, and we just couldn't swing the 5 right now. 4s is an excellent phone, but that doesn't mean I'm not hoping I'll be economically able to get a 6 when my contract is up next!
    Same with me. My Hubby and I both needed a phone and the 5 is just to expensive right now. So we both settled on the 4S. 3G where I live (tampa,FL) isn't that bad so Ican live with it for now. LTE would've been nice though, but when I need a faster connection, WiFi access is just about everywhere I go. And when I need a bigger screen I use my 4th Gen iPad, which was my christmas gift.
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    07-05-2013 06:13 PM
  8. brownec2's Avatar
    I have the 4s and it does everything I need so there's no need to upgrade it and also there will be constantly be updates for the Iphone and new versions coming out which makes it hard to know when to upgrade while your phone is still working. I also prefer the size of the 4s even though it is heavier that the 5!
    07-09-2013 10:08 AM
  9. WhiteSpir1t's Avatar
    Same with me. My Hubby and I both needed a phone and the 5 is just to expensive right now. So we both settled on the 4S. 3G where I live (tampa,FL) isn't that bad so Ican live with it for now. LTE would've been nice though, but when I need a faster connection, WiFi access is just about everywhere I go. And when I need a bigger screen I use my 4th Gen iPad, which was my christmas gift.
    As of now, LTE is impractical. I wonder how many are running with LTE left on. Until they can squeeze more battery life out of the chip, then would it be a practical selection.

    My 4S downloads at 8-10Mbps and my Z10 enabled LTE clocks at 17-23Mbps. In benchmarks, the lower the ping time, the faster the response web browsing is. At 48-50 ms ping time on 4S, the speed of the 3G makes up for the bulk of the LTE speed; differences are barely noticeable on devices with such small screens.

    I've said this some pages back, unless the i5 is hooked up to the PC and LTE is switched on for tethering, then it's worth it. Still, tethering with 3G is fast enough and I can leave it on the whole day and still have power left over.

    Thus, the latest is not always the greatest. It is because LTE is the hype of other phone manufacturers which is why Apple is compelled to go along with it: carrier support, Samsung, Blackberry, etc.

    It's funny how those harping LTE hasn't said anything about the iPhone 5's battery life if left on.
    07-14-2013 01:53 AM
  10. dobermansrule's Avatar
    As of now, LTE is impractical. I wonder how many are running with LTE left on. Until they can squeeze more battery life out of the chip, then would it be a practical selection.

    My 4S downloads at 8-10Mbps and my Z10 enabled LTE clocks at 17-23Mbps. In benchmarks, the lower the ping time, the faster the response web browsing is. At 48-50 ms ping time on 4S, the speed of the 3G makes up for the bulk of the LTE speed; differences are barely noticeable on devices with such small screens.

    I've said this some pages back, unless the i5 is hooked up to the PC and LTE is switched on for tethering, then it's worth it. Still, tethering with 3G is fast enough and I can leave it on the whole day and still have power left over.

    Thus, the latest is not always the greatest. It is because LTE is the hype of other phone manufacturers which is why Apple is compelled to go along with it: carrier support, Samsung, Blackberry, etc.

    It's funny how those harping LTE hasn't said anything about the iPhone 5's battery life if left on.
    My battery life on my iPhone 5 with LTE left on is better than I thought it would be...
    07-14-2013 03:45 PM
  11. WhiteSpir1t's Avatar
    My battery life on my iPhone 5 with LTE left on is better than I thought it would be...
    Now try without it and compare
    07-14-2013 03:47 PM
  12. pommie82's Avatar
    The 4s is a good device i wont be upgrading soon either i just don't see the point upgrading.I think personally the 4s is a good foundation phone in tech terms where you would be able to get by for a few years and won't really have to worry about it going out of date and think oh i need a new phone now because the phone is out of date.i think the 4s is going to be good in tech life for about 6 years.A lot of places don't even have LTE yet in the area so you wouldn't be able to take the advantage of that really and to be truthful why would anyone need 42mb per second on phone because no one would be a massive download on there handset purely the fact the handset memory wouldn't be able to cope with it either the only good side about the LTE would be if you have laptop and you want to make a hotspot then it would be handy to get on the internet but a part from that the speed is not really required all twitter or Facebook wouldn't never need 42mb per second just to look at tweets and statues

    Well i am going to be holding on to mine for a long time to come upgrading every year to me is just a complete waste of money


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    07-15-2013 03:36 AM
  13. edd's Avatar
    Love the 4s but it will be hard not to upgrade to the 5s or whatever they call it.

    The reliability of the phone has been outstanding but I worry about the home button. It just gets beat to hell with regular use. I've read Apple will phase it out at some point but I'm not sure the 5s will be that point.
    07-15-2013 06:27 AM
  14. reeneebob's Avatar
    Now try without it and compare
    I turned it off...they just flipped the switch where I am and the towers are still being tested so the coverage is iffy at times. All the switching between LTE and 3G was destroying my battery. I had good battery with LTE but I'm back to my 4's performance with it off. Huge difference.
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    07-15-2013 10:16 AM
  15. dobermansrule's Avatar
    Yeah. Whenever LTE and 3G switches back and forth a lot, it drains the battery so sometimes when I am out and know that I don't have good LTE coverage, I will just change it to 3G only.
    07-15-2013 11:27 AM
  16. WhiteSpir1t's Avatar
    Yeah. Whenever LTE and 3G switches back and forth a lot, it drains the battery so sometimes when I am out and know that I don't have good LTE coverage, I will just change it to 3G only.
    Here it is:

    http://gigaom.com/2012/02/17/why-lte...ttery-that-is/

    Not so much as switching between signals. To summarize the link above, LTE is based on MIMO. MIMO connections aren't just connected via 1 pipe, but multiple pipes at one time like a shotgun connection.

    Even of your device is asleep, LTE constantly pings the tower to stay connected like "rabbit ears". When the battery life was tested, Nokia found that it drank 5-20% more battery than previous than 3G.
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    07-15-2013 01:48 PM
  17. dobermansrule's Avatar
    Here it is:

    http://gigaom.com/2012/02/17/why-lte...ttery-that-is/

    Not so much as switching between signals. To summarize the link above, LTE is based on MIMO. MIMO connections aren't just connected via 1 pipe, but multiple pipes at one time like a shotgun connection.

    Even of your device is asleep, LTE constantly pings the tower to stay connected like "rabbit ears". When the battery life was tested, Nokia found that it drank 5-20% more battery than previous than 3G.
    Thanks for that article. It was a good read...
    WhiteSpir1t likes this.
    07-15-2013 02:14 PM
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