Apple iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 4S

The latest Apple iPhone – the 4S does not disappoint.

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Our Rating: 96%

Best Value for Money Plan

Price Plan The One Plan
82.1%
Texts 5000
Minutes 2000 anytime/any network
Internet 1GB
Handset Cost £29
Monthly Cost £33
Contract 24 months

The One Plan

Currently, Three's most extensive price plan. The only One you are likely to need, this '3' price plan gives you 2,000 (yes 2,000!) anytime, any network minutes, 5,000 Texts, 1GB internet usage and 5,000 minutes of calls to other 3 mobiles each month.

Value for Money
The One Plan
 
iPhone 4S 16GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB £29 £33a month
 
Value for Money
The One Plan
 
iPhone 4S 16GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB £29 £33a month
 
Value for Money
The One Plan
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB £79 £36a month
 
Value for Money
The One Plan
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB £79 £36a month
 
Value for Money
The One Plan
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB £89 £39a month
 
Value for Money
The One Plan
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB £89 £39a month
 
Value for Money
The One Plan
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB £109 £42a month
 
Value for Money
The One Plan
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB £109 £42a month
 

Ultimate Internet

The ideal Three priceplan if you want to use the internet on your smartphone as much as you like, without worrying about how many megabytes you’re using. With no data limits and built-in usage alerts for calls and texts, you can relax and enjoy using your phone.

Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
iPhone 4S 16GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited £29 £29a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
iPhone 4S 16GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited £29 £29a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited £159 £31a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited £159 £31a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited £129 £32a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited £129 £32a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
iPhone 4S 16GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited £29 £33a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
iPhone 4S 16GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited £29 £33a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited £79 £34a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited £79 £34a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited £169 £34a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited £169 £34a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited £139 £35a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited £139 £35a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited £89 £37a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited £89 £37a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited £189 £37a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited £189 £37a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
iPhone 4S 16GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £38a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
iPhone 4S 16GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £38a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited £159 £38a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited £159 £38a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited £109 £40a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited £109 £40a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £44a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £44a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £49a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £49a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £54a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £54a month
 

Essential Internet

If you're not a heavy data user, the Essential Internet tariffs from Three are for you. With a fixed data allowance, Three guarantee you can’t accidentally spend more than you planned. When you reach your data limit, Three will send you a text alert. If you want more data, you can add 250MB data for £2 or all-you-can-eat data for £5 - both last for 30 days. Or just wait till your allowance refreshes next month – Three will block data usage until then so you can’t accidentally run up any extra data charges.

Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB £189 £30a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 16GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB £189 £30a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB £199 £33a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 32GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB £199 £33a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB £219 £36a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
pre-order Apple iPhone 5 64GB White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB £219 £36a month
 

Pay As You Go

Pay As You Go
 
iPhone 4S 16GB Black No Contract
Details Cost  
iPhone 4S 16GB Black | ThreePay £499.99
 
Pay As You Go
 
iPhone 4S 16GB White No Contract
Details Cost  
iPhone 4S 16GB White | ThreePay £499.99
 

Our Apple iPhone 4S Review

Apple iPhone 4S

The latest Apple iPhone – the 4S does not disappoint. The iPhone 4S is smart looking in its design with a simple sleek form and a stainless steel band with four notches. The antenna switching capability is one of the phone’s intelligent upgrades. The band accommodates a top and bottom antenna easily found by locating the stainless steel corners with notched u-shape sections. Those notched sections are one of the reasons the ‘deathgrip’ or blockage of transmission, problematic with the iPhone 4, incurred by the way the phone is held is greatly minimized.

What We Liked

There is plenty to like about the Apple iPhone 4S. You can start with the fact the vibration is smooth and almost silent. This is due to a redesigned vibration unit. When the phone vibrates, you won’t feel as if you’ve been rudely interrupted whether on a phone call or not. Intrusive phones are annoying, and if you agree with that statement, you’ll appreciate the 4S.

There is a lot more to like though than the unobtrusiveness of the vibration. One of those features is the fact the transmission antennas are designed so that the phone is able to automatically switch between the two receiving antennas described earlier so you will experience much less transmission fading. Other feature improvements in technology include faster web page load times when using the internet browsing feature; a greatly improved 8MP camera; a faster A5 processor and double the storage of the iPhone 4. The performance is remarkable and its ability to handle apps with speed is notable.

Of course, the feature so many people couldn’t seem to wait to buy was Siri or the virtual assistant you can talk to using your own voice and that will give an intelligent response back. You may not have ever had a burning desire to talk to your cell phone, but once you get used to using Siri, there will be no turning back. For those who are poor communicators, Siri can handle your needs too. It is proactive and will ask questions until it gives you the information you were really trying to find. Siri can send emails and text messages, play your favorite songs, give you directions and help you remember to pick up the kids after softball practice. What’s not to like?

What We Disliked

Some people don’t think that the iPhone 4S makes enough changes to the iPhone 4 to justify its release as a new version. It’s like Apple produced a phone just to introduce Siri. For example, the 3.5 inch screen may seem quite small if you are already loving your iPad and are used to watching videos and browsing the internet on a medium sized screen. Some users are quite disappointed that the phone looks so much like the iPhone 4. How are people supposed to know you have bought the latest greatest iPhone? The rumors of a teardrop shaped iPhone 5 didn’t help the matter.

As for Siri, even there some users finding disappointment in it. For example, Siri can’t add contacts nor can it open apps. What do you want to bet that the iPhone 5 will correct these minor deficiencies?

Our Final Verdict

If you are upgrading from an Apple 3G phone or a non-Apple phone then you will are sure to be thrilled with the iPhone 4S. If you are already an Apple 4 owner then you will be more than satisfied with the quality and performance of the 4S. You are also sure to learn how to appreciate Siri. Even if you don’t find Siri useful, all the other features and the quality make this phone worth the money.

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General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 (mm)
Talk Time 840 mins
Standby Time 200 hours
Weight 140 g
Quad Band Yes
Accelerometer Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 8.00 megapixels
Camera Flash Yes
Video Player Yes

Phone

Vibrating Alert Yes
Voice Recognition Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Smart Phone Yes
Internal Memory 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) Yes
MMS Yes
Photo Messaging Yes
Video Messaging Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Touch Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 960 x 640 pixels

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
HSDPA Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes

Music and Radio

MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

Apple iPhone 4S Full Specification

General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 (mm)
Talk Time 840 mins
Standby Time 200 hours
Weight 140 g
Quad Band Yes
Accelerometer Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 8.00 megapixels
Camera Flash Yes
Video Player Yes

Phone

Vibrating Alert Yes
Voice Recognition Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Smart Phone Yes
Internal Memory 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) Yes
MMS Yes
Photo Messaging Yes
Video Messaging Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Touch Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 960 x 640 pixels

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
HSDPA Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes

Music and Radio

MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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