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I was very pleased with this phone at first but battery doesn't seem to last very long and has to be charged every day - and I rarely use internet connections. Also I have found a few issues with the keyboard. Sometimes I click on a number oir letter and it doesn't make the 'clicking' sound as normal and I think it hasn't worked. However, it usually appears. Sometimes I can't place the cursor where I want to when doing a txt or email and have to click in different places to get the cursor to finally engage so I can move it to where I want it to be, e.g. if I want to go back in the message to change something. Also when I press on a letter or function it doesn't always go straight into it and I have to press again, and sometimes again! I am worried that I've made a mistake and should have just got a contract ona new iphone rather than paying to buy one secondhand. However, I do love the way the iphone works and very happy that it was quick to pick up on how to use it and that it can interconnect with my laptop.
I've been a long-time Android user, but I've always considered going to an iPhone to see what the buzz was. And with the iPhone 4S, it's perfect. It's almost exactly the same size as my old phone, the Samsung Galaxy Ace, so there wasn't much need to adjust to the size. The iOS interface is complex at first, but once you know it, everything you normally do on a smartphone is so much easier.
However, the general iPhone design is flawed in regards to the SIM, battery and screens. It's awkward to get to the SIM, it's incredibly difficult to change battery, and the screen is extremely fragile. This means that if you live a life full of scrapes, tumbles and wear, then perhaps an iPhone is too fragile. Besides these flaws, it really does live up to its reputation.
So if you are an Android user looking to switch to Apple, then I would strongly recommend the iPhone 4S.
Great phone .... Tested , but battery life very poor .
On the whole , excellent purchase.
This phone arrived as indicated and was in very good condition, which is exactly as advertised
I bought this phone on Ebay to upgrade from the 3gs which I thought was a super phone but a little bit dated now. I found the 4S a big improvement, especially on the battery consumption. With the 3gs I used a battery pack all the time. I am of the older generation (OAP) and I find the 4S easy to use and am beginning to use it more and more to connect to the internet. One of the real differences is the Siri application which I find a novelty but not really helpful when I really need it. Possibly need to persevere with it. Like all touchscreen phones I still manage to dial numbers by mistake but all in all I am very impressed with it. The quality of the camera is excellent. Can't really find any dislikes.
The price I paid on Ebay was £245.00 which I think is a real bargain as it is in first class condition. I take extreme care when buying phones on Ebay, doing my research and only buying from someone with over 50 positive feedbacks.
I bought the iPhone 4S as replacement for a phone I'd outgrown. I always said I would never have an iPhone but as I had unwittingly over the years acquired an iPad and ipod it made sense as I can access everything between the three devices and that is incredibly useful especially for photos and music.
The iPhone 4S is smaller than 5s and 6 but it is a sturdy phone, and I have just updated to iOS 8 aswell so it has the same operating system as the 5s and iPhone 6. But doesn't cost nearly as much thanks to manufacturers pumping new models out year in and out.
Right the cons as with all apple products you cannot expand the memory so if you are going to go for any of their products always go for 16gb and over or storage will become a problem very quickly and leave you frustrated. I wouldn't recommend 8gb even for kids as they love their games and music as much as an adult.
Design wise it is a small phone but the screen has good resolution but if you don't like small screens then avoid this phone. I have just come from using the samsung galaxy note and although it is quite a size decrease I find the iPhone 4S feels better quality and although the galaxy note and iPhone 4S have the same 8 mega pixel screen I think the iPhone 4S pictures are of a much better quality, as it has a better lens. As I have learnt it is all about the quality of the camera lens not the millions of pixels all phones brag.
All in all I'm pleased with my purchase I still chuckle as I always said I would never own an iPhone. A lot of my friends and family have iPhones so it's great being able to use the handy FaceTime gadget to communicate.
If you're looking for an iPhone on a budget but with the same operating system of the pricier newer models then this is a good buy.
I will point out one important fact regarding networks. iPhones generally are not unlocked mainly because it costs between £60-£100 to unlock them. Do check with sellers of any iPhones whether they are truly unlocked. My son bought an "unlocked" iPhone and it was very misleading as it wasn't unlocked and he ended up buying nearly every sim on the market to try to get it to work, as seller didn't have decency to return his message when asked about network provider. So make sure you research first.
I bought this product on release day and can easily say its one of my best buys ever.
A lot of people were disappointed with only a 4S, and not a 5. However, the specs are the same as suspected for the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4 design is gorgeous anyway, so i am not bothered.
The device is extremely fast and zippy. One obvious area to show this is web browsing, where it smashes the iPhone 4, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Mozart.
The boot up of the device takes around 12-15 seconds, compared to the iPhone 4's 27-33 seconds.
Siri is a great feature of the iPhone 4S and works extremely well. Unfortunately, I don't use it that often.
The new camera is exceptional and beats my digital camera by a mile. The 1080p video recording is phenomenal, and it comes with auto-video stabilisation.
The death grip antenna gate issue has completely disappeared in the iPhone 4S, and i get much better signal.
Battery life was appalling at first. I then optimised the battery by running it down to 0% and then charging it all the way to 100% and it's ok. Nowhere near as good as the Samsung Galaxy S II, but better than the iPhone 4 and 3GS.