Mon, 16 Sep 2013 iPhone 4S review: Should you buy an iPhone 4S?
Apple's iPhone 4S lives on, despite being two years old. Should you buy the iPhone 4S or opt for a newer iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s? We revist the phone to find out
- Manufacturer: Apple
- Pros: Cheaper than iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s; can run iOS 7
- Cons: Smaller display than iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s; older 30-pin connector; slower than new iPhones; camera not as good as new iPhones; poor battery life
- £349 unlocked
- From free on contract
- Star rating:
Macworld Buying Advice
If you want an iPhone but don't want to pay out the premium for the newer models, the iPhone 4S is still a great option. We know lots of people (some of the Macworld team included) that are perfectly happy with their iPhone 4S two years on. It takes good photographs, is speedy enough for most people, will be able to run iOS 7 and is really good-looking. Its downfalls are the smaller display and the poor quality front-facing camera, as well as the fact that it still uses the older 30-pin connector that's been replaced by the Lightning connector in newer models. Battery life is also a concern, but the newer iPhones don't offer much in the way of an improvement here.