Apple iPhone 4S and 4: Comparison Chart

Apple announced the iPhone 4S just a few hours ago. Big deal or not? We’ll know when we see it  — but here are the specs.

Update 10/06/2011: Added Sprint to the iPhone 4 column, since Sprint will begin carrying the 8 GB iPhone 4 starting October 14.

Update 10/07/2011: I’m changing the iPhone 4S RAM to 512 MB, since my original source could have been incorrect. A confirmation will be made once a tear down is performed.

iPhone 4 image
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S image
iPhone 4S
Carrier(s)AT&T & Verizon
(Sprint 8 GB version)
AT&T, Sprint & Verizon
Price8 GB $99 | 16 GB $199 |
32 GB $299
16 GB $199 | 32 GB $299 |
64 GB $399
Display3.5″ diagonal Retina display3.5″ diagonal Retina display
Resolution960 x 640960 x 640
ProcessorA4 1 GHz single-coreA5 1 GHz dual-core
RAM512 MB512 MB
Internal Memory16 GB | 32 GB16 GB | 32 GB | 64 GB
Camera5-megapixel still camera8-megapixel 3264 x 2448Backside illumination, 73% more light
Front-Facing CameraVGAVGA
Video Recording720p HD1080p HD with video stabilization
Siri Voice CommandNoYes
World PhoneNoYes
Battery3G Talk: 7 hours2G Talk: 14 hours

3G Browsing: 6 hours

Wi-Fi Browsing: 9 hours

Video: 10 hours

Music: 40 hours

3G Talk: 8 hours2G Talk: 14 hours

3G Browsing: 6 hours

Wi-Fi Browsing: 9 hours

Video: 10 hours

Music: 40 hours

Size4.5″ x 2.31″ x 0.37″
(114 x 59 x 9.4 mm)
4.5″ x 2.31″ x 0.37″
(114 x 59 x 9.4 mm)
Weight4.8 oz (136 g)4.9 oz (140 g)


  1. Gina Smith

    October 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Excellent chart! Thanks!

  2. Eric Mack

    October 4, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Coolness. Me likey the world phone and SIRI.

  3. Jordan Austin

    October 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Good point Eric about it being a world phone. I’ve added this to the comparison chart. Thanks!


  4. Aeriel Jilliane

    October 6, 2011 at 4:29 am

    wow.iPhone 4s has an A5 dual core processor and it’s RAM has been upgraded to 1GB.

    • Jordan Austin

      October 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      Yes, for this being a newer version of the iPhone 4 I think there are some nice upgrades.

      -Jordan, groovyPost

  5. Spencer

    October 6, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I wanted 4g let but… I’ll buy it. Can’t wait.

  6. Phillip Krause

    October 6, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Jordan, great way to present a ‘Let the Consumer Decide’ article with the easy to follow comparison chart..

  7. Kai

    October 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Hey Jordan, may I ask where you got your figures from? It seems the world is guessing the amount of RAM in this new A5 processer and nobody can be sure. Just wondering if you have a reliable source.

    • Jordan Austin

      October 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      Kai, great question! I’m glad you asked because this made me take another look at this. My original source has now retracted this, therefore I’m changing the spec chart as well. We’ll update this if this proves to be something other than 512 MB.

      Thanks for your help!


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