1. 6paul9's Avatar
    Personally I think the iPhone 4S was and is the best Iphone ever made no glitches ,no reboots on its own , it buy far still selling as much as a 5. Even AT&T reps say the iPhone 4S was the best Iphone ever made... Which iphone was made the best in your opnion?!!-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1382924974.862509.jpg
    Nakia Johnson1 likes this.
    10-27-2013 09:49 PM
  2. Enzetsu's Avatar
    I love my 4S! I love its premium feel and everything, i started look at the 5 and i might get that if i every stray from BlackBerry again.
    Every other iPhone before it looks ugly anyways :P except the 4... for obvious reasons...
    10-27-2013 10:13 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The 4S isn't selling for anywhere near what the iPhone 5 is on average...not even close.

    As far as "made the best", are you asking about the phone itself or the operating system ON the phone? The 4S was very well made, so I have no argument there...for a device with a full glass back (one that I thought would scratch like crazy), it was surprisingly durable. That said, I prefer the build quality of the metal iPhones, they remind me of my Macbook Pro, and to me, the materials used on both feel like a better quality build than the 4S's glass panel back...the fact that the 5 and the 5S are a more singular piece than the 4 or the 4S supports that for me as well.

    Then we have the camera...the 5's camera was amazing, the 5S's camera is phenomenal. At no point on previous iPhone's was the camera even close to this good...not even in the same ballpark. Light weight, battery life, slim form factor, LTE...I mean I could go on and on about the features.

    The OS is really nothing to be compared to be honest, in my opinion, because the 4S was running a slightly updated iOS version...it was not completely renovated, it was not upgraded as much as iOS 7 was...it was truly a more polished version of the old, vs. iOS 7, which might as well be an entirely new experience.

    And regardless, there are no issues with the iPhone 5 as far as running the OS, the bugs and glitches and what not are not a problem of hardware, they are solely within the software...as was the case with the 4S (good or bad)...so trying to decide which iPhone was the "best" should not be relevant to the OS it was using.
    pr1nce and nikkisharif like this.
    10-27-2013 10:33 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    I think the 4S is a solidly built device and has a real premium feel to it. However, I think the 5S is hard to beat with the metal back and a better build quality.
    10-27-2013 10:48 PM
  5. Brady KEITH's Avatar
    3GS
    PhamQu and Nakia Johnson1 like this.
    10-27-2013 10:50 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Which iPhone was "made the best"? I don't know. I've had the iPhone 3G, 4S and now the iPhone 5, and all of them are made well, in my opinion. I can say that out of the iPhones I've owned, the 4S is my favorite even though the 5 is superior. I like the overall design, feel and weight of it better than the others even though it feels like a brick now that I'm accustomed to the weight of the iPhone 5. Still, that doesn't mean that the 4S was "made the best."
    Rocket_Girl likes this.
    10-27-2013 11:06 PM
  7. iEd's Avatar
    I like all of the iPhone models for different reasons.

    The original was just amazing being sort of the 1st of its kind. Until then I never had mobile internet or email. I had very basic phones

    The 3's for the feel of the curved back

    The 4's for the glass back. Which I thought was a unique design and the thin design.

    The 5's for being so lightweight bigger screen and thinness. Also the repositioning of the headphone jack. The cable doesn't get in the way now.

    But the 4 and 5 series may be the best made in my opinion because of technological and design advancements.
    10-27-2013 11:32 PM
  8. jmr1015's Avatar
    I would say the iPhone 4/4S was made very well. The ease of changing the back panel, and by extension, the battery, made it one of the easiest to service. Changing the screen and home button however, is much harder than the 2G/3G/3GS and 5/5S/5C.

    I think the 2G/3G/3GS was slightly better designed in terms of screen protection. The display on the 4/4S and 5/5S/5C sticks out of the front of the device, impacting the ground first on a face down drop. The 2G/3G/3GS display was more flush with the bezel.

    The rounded metal or plastic rear of the 2G and 3G/3GS, respectively, was also more durable and felt a little more natural in-hand than the sharper edges of the 4/4S.

    The 4/4S is, visually, a stunning device. Far more "cutting edge" looking than the 2G/3G/3GS which, by the 4's release in 2010, was looking rather dated after 3 years on the market. The metal band around the phone and machined sleep/wake, volume, and mute buttons certainly look and feel great.

    Having owned an iPhone 4 for 3 years, I will say it was one of the most well made devices I've ever owned. It functioned as well the day I sold it as it did on the day I originally bought it. But I can't say it was the best made iPhone ever, as I haven't owned a 5 or 5C, and I haven't owned my 5S long enough, to really make a fair comparison.
    PhamQu likes this.
    10-27-2013 11:36 PM
  9. 6paul9's Avatar
    Yes the operating system ! The 4s is the best to me !
    10-28-2013 03:55 AM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yes the operating system ! The 4s is the best to me !
    Your question would have been better posed as "Which iPhone/iOS combo was "best" in your opinion?", it would at least make sense in relation to your responses.
    10-28-2013 07:27 AM
  11. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    The only thing I hated/disliked on the 4s was the glass back. It slid around on various surfaces and had to be in a CaseMate Barely There Aluminum most of the time. It felt great without a case. I also had this phone for 2years without looking around before upgrading to the 5s (A first for me). Comparing only these 2 and both with iOS 7, I am going to go with the 5s. Reasons are: 1) the re-distribution to make it thinner as well as longer, 2) The aluminum body, 3) the improved flash and camera, 4) iOS 7 with Control Centre. 5) Touch-ID which makes unlocking much easier/quicker in situations. Second for me was my 4s on iOS 6.
    Last edited by Lt_Solorna; 10-28-2013 at 09:35 AM.
    10-28-2013 09:24 AM
  12. xanadome's Avatar
    4S for its palm size, and a slight heft.
    10-28-2013 08:39 PM
  13. Alik Malix's Avatar
    I only had a 3GS (my first and only other iPhone), I had it since the day it released up to Mid September, 2013 when I finally replaced it with 5S. It had great battery that lasted 8 hours even after almost 5 years, got all the updates thru 6.1.3, and been fully submerged in to water twice (once 1.5 years after I got it for about 7-10 seconds) - and still worked after it dried off. Screen cracked (into tiny pieces) 3 times and didnt loose touch or function... I'd say that one (albeit without comparison) was the best built...

    We'll see how this 5S does - I'll get back to you in 5 years...
    Rocket_Girl and TwitchyPuppy like this.
    10-29-2013 01:15 AM
  14. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I like all iPhones. They all look good. But id say the 5S is the best because of the new finishings that are the gold, silver or black ring around the home button with the dual flash at the back.
    It's a subtle finishing but it makes the phone look cool.
    mrkeynes likes this.
    10-29-2013 01:47 AM
  15. boovish's Avatar
    My favorite is the 4. I've had this thing since launch day, and I have dropped it a least 3 times from my ear. There are no cracks, and this is very sturdy.
    10-29-2013 06:43 AM
  16. leslie haw's Avatar
    I've used the 3GS, 4S and 5s. I'm going for the 5s for the bigger screen, 4G surfing speed and lightness of the phone. Loving it even more since using it naked for the past week! Love the built and the feel of the metal.
    10-29-2013 07:53 AM
  17. Eileen89's Avatar
    The one I am using to post this with, my 5S.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk Pro.
    10-29-2013 08:10 AM
  18. John Yester's Avatar
    Every year Apple proves to impress more and more... But the most newest model or a mid range model from a few years back may not be the best for each person... Each has it's own +'s and -"s.. Some may not see the need for better camera and faster processor, or a larger screen, etc...
    10-29-2013 08:26 AM
  19. Mister Sir's Avatar
    I've owned the 3G, 4, 5, and now 5S. I find I like the 5S the best.
    10-29-2013 01:42 PM
  20. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Then we have the camera...the 5's camera was amazing, the 5S's camera is phenomenal. At no point on previous iPhone's was the camera even close to this good...not even in the same ballpark.
    Dude I think you've been hanging out with Sekelani Zwambila a little too much. LOL ...
    HAWK likes this.
    10-29-2013 03:51 PM
  21. thatgirl87's Avatar
    The 5S. I loved the redesign of the 5 and the new home button and dual flash are nice touches on the 5S.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10-29-2013 04:04 PM
  22. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    4S. But, all S versions of the iPhone are the best. They seem to last the most.
    10-29-2013 05:08 PM
  23. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Too bad it didn't get the full package of features like the 5 or 5S or iPod Touch 5th Generation.
    10-29-2013 05:11 PM
  24. JSHidaka's Avatar
    Too bad it didn't get the full package of features like the 5 or 5S or iPod Touch 5th Generation.
    I might agree with the OP, even that I have a 5s, If I could have everything the 5s have inside (but the screen size even that is "outside") on a 4/4s model I would get it.
    10-29-2013 09:10 PM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Dude I think you've been hanging out with Sekelani Zwambila a little too much. LOL ...
    Oh no no no...I might have been a bit dramatic with my verbiage when describing the 5S's camera, but it truly is amazing (in regards to what it is). The iPhone 4 and 4S had good cameras, but they weren't on par to these last two, especially in terms of video.
    10-29-2013 09:18 PM
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