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Apple iPhone 4S 16GB SIM-Free - Black

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  • 16GB Internal Memory
  • 8MP Camera with HD Video Recording
  • A5 Chipset and Dual Core 1GHz processor

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  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 11.5 cm ; 141 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: A1387
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 Jan. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (381 customer reviews)
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iPhone 4S. Dual-core A5 chip. All-new 8MP camera and optics. iOS 5 and iCloud. And introducing Siri. It's the most amazing iPhone yet.

Simply ask Siri to help you send messages, set reminders or search information. It understands not only what you say, but also what you mean, so you can speak naturally. It can even use information from your iPhone – such as your locations, contacts and contact relationships – to provide intelligent, personal assistance1.

iPhone 4S is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet. The A5 chip delivers up to 2x faster performance, so it's quicker at launching apps, loading pages in Safari and taking photos. And with up to 7x faster graphics, gameplay is even more amazing2.

With a custom-lens and a new 8-megapixel sensor, iPhone 4S takes photos unlike any you've ever seen from a mobile device. You can also record 1080p HD video with image stabilisation.

iOS 5 is not only advanced, it's also incredibly easy to use. And with over 200 new features, including Notification Centre, Reminders and Twitter integration, iOS 5 makes iPhone even better.

Cloud stores your music, photos, documents and more, and wirelessly pushes them to all devices. Automatic, effortless and seamless – it just works. iCloud is the easiest way to manage your content, because now you don't have to3.

Browse more than 500,000 apps on the App Store. You'll find great apps for just about anything: games, social networking, travel, business, news, weather, sport and more. Search category or check out the Top Paid and Top Free charts4.

There are so many reasons why iPhone is the world's best-selling smartphone. It's so easy to use, you don't need a manual. The hardware and software are engineered by Apple to work together perfectly. And iPhone gives you truly long battery life. Some people settle for any smartphone. But iPhone owners love their iPhone

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USB Cable
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Personal Headphones
Manual pack with sim remover tool

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On the 25th of April I bought an IPhone 4s 16GB of this company. It was just after my birthday and I was gonna spend my birthday money from my family on this new phone. The phone was sold to me as unlocked and I couldn't wait to start using it. When it arrived it would for some reason not accept my SIM card so I suspected that the phone was in fact locked which was clearly not what I had paid for. So I called up Major Deal and spoke to a woman in The customer service department. She told me that I had two choices! - either I could try and connect my phone to iTunes, or I could go to a shop and pay for it to be unlocked myself. Great. It all ended up with me having to change provider which has been an absolute nightmare! Thinking that I would never need to speak to Major Deal again, I moved past that problem and started to use my new used phone. But it certainly does not end here!!! Last night, after 3 months of purchase, I put my phone on charge, and as I woke up the phone had turned itself off and refused to turn on again. I then gave Major Deal a call again and explained the problem. This time I spoke to a man in the customer service department who said that my two month warranty had expired and that they had no responsibility for my phone anymore. He was very rude to me an said : "we'll, it's not a big problem, I assume you have another handset lying around." He then told me to go straight to Apple and pay about £70 in repairs. I went out o my way to go to the nearest Apple store which is 10 miles away and they took a look at the phone. As far as they could see someone had been meddling inside the actual phone and that the chip which controls the phone was scratched. I can assure you that I would never attempt to open up such an expensive phone!!Read more ›
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There's no doubt that from the moment you take the Iphone 4s out of it's neat and tidy packaging that it is a quality piece of kit. My 4s was an upgrade from a HTC Desire that I'd had and been reasonably happy with for about 2 years.
However, from the moment I switched the iPhone 4s on I was staggered by the difference in quality of the hardware. I do like my technology but am generally somewhere just behind cutting edge and won't pay a premium to be the first to own something but I find it hard to see how the display on a device this small could possibly be any better.
Touch screen operation is smooth and responsive, even with a screen protector and although the phone seems too weighty to be able to survive a fall, I've dropped mine many times over the 7 months I've had it and it's barely sustained a scratch.
Also worth giving a thumbs-up to are the camera (quick, intuitive, very good quality) and the loudspeaker sound - the clarity is a huge leap from the tinny noise from my 3rd gen Ipod Touch.
My brother and my girlfriend have the Samsung Galaxy S2, which is a fantastic phone, but in my geekiest of dreams, the Iphone 4s would have an Android operating system and no link with b*!@dy iTunes.
For it is the whole restrictive Apple policy/policies that tarnish my iPhone 4s experience. I want to use my phone almost as a micro PC, swap files between devices and operating systems and also have a tinker through root folders and see what I can play around with on MY hardware (yes Apple, I own this phone and would like to do what I want with it). Blatantly, Apples restrictive practices are not designed to enhance user experiences, they are strategically designed to make our other devices obsolete and the purchase of other Apple products more desirable, even practical.
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My previous phone was the 3GS (32GB). Overall it was an excellent phone. It had its flaws - mostly the more fiddly components breaking, such as the vibrate-only button and the power on/off button failing after 2 years. It also struggled with iOS 5 - clearly an operating system designed for the latest phone. However, in comparison to the 3GS, the 4S is much faster, much more responsive and in general a superior experience. This was the phone iOS 5 was meant for.

In this regard, if you're approaching the end of your contract on the older iPhones (and you like the iPhone in general!) then I definitely recommend this phone. The camera is a LOT better (higher resolution, flash, better image quality, better autofocus). The phone has more RAM than the previous generation versions - so no more random closures of Safari or other apps. (This was a more common occurrence with iOS 5 on my 3GS - presumably because it was more resource intensive.)

Battery life seems to be perfectly good - I'm definitely not charging it as frequently as my old phone. I use the internet (both wifi and 3G) quite a lot, and also listen to a lot of music from my phone. I used to have to charge daily to keep up. You can easily stretch out usage to two days with the 4S. The only thing you should make sure is that you disable some of the location services (e.g. automatic time zone checking). These are an unnecessary burden on the battery and I imagine it's because of this some people find the battery longevity unacceptable. You should Google this to read about it.

I have the phone connected to a wireless N router, and the higher speeds make syncing over wifi more feasible - (albeit a battery drain).
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