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Apple iPhone 4S

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This follow-up to the popular iPhone 4 benefits from a faster processor and better camera. A new voice assistant heeds natural-language questions and commands, and takes dictation. Other features are similar to the previous model, including a high-resolution display, full web browser, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and up to 64 GB of internal memory.

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WCDMA 1 / 2 / 5 / 8
CDMA 850 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA (3G / 4G)
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 8 (VIII) / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)

CDMA (2G / 3G)
850 MHz / band 5 / BC0   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
1900 MHz / band 2 / BC1   PCS (Americas)

GSM (2G)
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
Weight 4.9 oz   (139 g)
Dimensions 4.5" x 2.31" x 0.37"   (114 x 59 x 9.4 mm)
Battery Talk: 8 hours max.   (480 minutes)
Standby: 200 hours max.   (8.3 days)
LiIon, Non-removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 640 x 960 pixels
3.5"   diagonal
Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)
OS / Platform iOS
Processor Apple A5
Memory 64 GB internal storage, raw hardware
also available in 32 and 16 GB variants (raw storage)
SIM card size Micro (3FF)
FCC ID BCG-E2430A » (approved Oct 4, 2011)

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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
supports LBS, navigation / plus compass / photo, video geo-tagging
Ruggedized -
Water-Resistant -
Adjustable Text Size Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Multiple Languages Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) Yes
External Display -
Ringer Profiles -
Vibrate Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HFP 1.6, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.4, HID, PAN
version 4.0+HS
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot software- and carrier-dependent
PC Sync iTunes
USB supports charging
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 b,g,n
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Siri voice-controlled assistant and full dictation
Changeable Body Plates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones via iTunes only
Real-Music Ringers via iTunes only
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
High-Speed Data Technology: HSPA 14.4
plus EVDO Rev. A
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Safari (WebKit-based)
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Side Keys volume on left / lock on top
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot -
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, Exchange
built-in attachment viewer (Microsoft Office, PDF)
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: iMessage
Text Messaging (SMS) View Style: Threaded
Text Messaging Templates -
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Music Player Yes
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: 8+ megapixel
auto-focus, touch-to-focus, face detection, LED flash
Front-Facing Camera Resolution: VGA
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
TV Output Yes
Video Capture Resolution: 1080p HD
with image stabilization
Fast Charging -
Wireless Charging -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) -
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Yes


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