iPhone 4S Sprint

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iphone 4s sprintIf you’re an iPhone lover who is looking for a reason to dump AT&T (and many people are), you can now pre-order the new iPhone 4S, 16GB for $199.00 with a Sprint 2 year Contract. I realize that there are even a few Verizon grumblers now after the iPhone became  available to them several weeks ago. I wouldn’t touch a review of phone carriers with a 10-foot pole. It seems no matter who you talk to, they’ll tell you they love their phone but hate their service. Consider me a former Sprint grumbler. I was never happy with my phone service from Sprint, but the main reason I switched to AT&T two years ago was to get the iPhone. Whether it is bad phone service or the nature of the phone, I predict there will be an equal number of  iPhone owners between Sprint, Verizon and AT&T grumbling about how bad their phone service is. Still, a new carrier like Sprint offers the opportunity for a number of new, first-time iPhone owners and may offer  some of the grumbling, AT&T owners who are nearly two years into their contracts the chance to upgrade from an older iPhone to the new iPhone 4. So, what’s the difference between the iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4?

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S Sprint

Don’t think you have to go with Sprint to get the new iPhone 4S. On the other hand, if you are going to go with Sprint, the new iPhone 4S is the only one that will be offered – at least until the iPhone 5 becomes available.  Some of the media and tech enthusiasts thumbed their noses up at the new iPhone 4s, complaining that it was an underwhelming and unimpressive upgrade from the iPhone 4. I think this is being a little harsh. While it is true that the iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S will all be able to take advantage of the latest iPhone OS 5, there are some significant hardware advantages of the iPhone 4s vs 4.

  • Dual Core Processing (Dual Core A5 vs Single Core A4)
  • 8 Megapixel Camera vs 5 Megapixel Camera
  • Camera Image Stabilizer and Face Detection
  •  1080P Video Recording vs 720P
  • Bluetooth 4 vs Bluetooth 2.1
The new, iPhone 4S Sprint will offer a 64GB HardDrive version as well. Pricing from Sprint looks like this:
iPhone 4s Sprint iPhone Pricing with 2-Year Contract 
  • iPhone 4s 16GB: $199.00
  • iPhone 4s 32GB: $299.00
  • iPhone 4S 64GB: $399.00

I realize the differences between the iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4 might not be compelling enough advantages for some to make a switch in phones or carriers. However, if you’re an unhappy AT&T customer nearing the end of your contract, would it be so bad to upgrade to the 8MP Camera and the faster, dual-core processor? And who wouldn’t want to shoot 1080P Video. If you’re willing to take a chance on Sprint, why not take a chance on the new iPhone 4S?


  1. Becky December 11, 2011
    • Rob December 22, 2011

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