Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone 4s

Apple iPhone X

SCORE:
59
SCORE:
80

Highlights

  • 3.5" 640 x 960 IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 8MP f/2.4 main camera
  • 1432 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery

Highlights

  • 5.8" 1125 x 2436 Super Retina OLED screen
  • 2 rear cameras
  • 12MP f/1.8 main camera
  • HDR display
  • 2716 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery
 

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone 4s to Apple iPhone X to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. Apple iPhone X gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Apple iPhone 4s

Apple iPhone X

BODY
61
NETWORK
70
DISPLAY
56
MEMORY
2
CAMERA
61
FEATURES
60
LOCATION TECH
70
CONNECTIVITY
77
SENSORS
70
AUDIO
78
BATTERY
39
OVERALL
59
BODY
76
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
89
MEMORY
51
CAMERA
80
FEATURES
86
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
87
SENSORS
74
AUDIO
85
BATTERY
76
OVERALL
80

Advantage of Apple iPhone 4s

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone 4s over Apple iPhone X.

Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
Lighter 4.9 oz (140 g) vs 6.14 oz (174 g)
Larger Pixels on Main Camera 1.4μm vs 1.22μm
3.5mm Audio Jack vs

Advantage of Apple iPhone X

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone X over Apple iPhone 4s.

Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
Thinner 4.5" x 2.31" x 0.37"
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
vs 5.65" x 2.79" x 0.30"
143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
4G Bands vs FDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 66
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
Screen Type IPS LCD vs Super Retina OLED
Higher Screen Resolution 640 x 960 vs 1125 x 2436
Higher Screen Pixel Density 330ppi vs 458ppi
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 54.0% vs 82.9%
Hgiher Screen Brightness 500 (typical) vs 625 (typical)
Higher Contrast Ratio 800∶1 vs 1000000∶1
HDR display vs
More RAM 512MB vs 3GB
More Internal Storage 8GB vs 64GB
More Rear Cameras Wide vs Wide + Telephoto
Higher Main Camera Resolution 8MP vs 12MP
Wider Main Camera Aperture f/2.4 vs f/1.8
Larger Sensor on Main Camera 1/3.2" vs 1/3"
Telephoto Camera vs Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 52mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.4%
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Front Depth Camera vs 3D Depth Sensing
Higher Video Playback Resolution/FPS 1080p at 30fps vs 4K UHD at 30fps
Higher Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 480p at 30fps vs 1080p at 30fps
Higher Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 1080p at 30fps vs 4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera HDR vs
GALILEO vs
QZSS vs
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11 b/g/n vs 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth version v4.0 vs v5.0
NFC vs
CPU Type Dual-core vs Hexa-core
CPU Speed 1.0 GHz vs 2.3 GHz
Barometer vs
Loudspeaker Configuration Mono vs Stereo
Dolby Atmos vs
Higher Battery Capacity 1432 mAh (typical) vs 2716 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Charging vs
Wireless Charging vs Qi2.0
Longer Internet Usage Time Wi-Fi Up to 9 hours vs Up to 12 hours
Longer Audio Playback Time Up to 40 hours vs Up to 60 hours

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
CONS
👎   No 5G Bands
👎   Small RAM: 512MB and 3GB
👎   Memory Card Slot
👎   8MP and 12MP Main Camera
👎   No Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No ANT+
👎   No FM radio
👎   No Fingerprint Sensor
👎   Low Capacity Battery: 1432 and 2716 mAh

Side by Side Comparison

And in the end we display side by side all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Apple iPhone 4s and here - Apple iPhone X.

BASICS Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
BrandApplevsApple
ModeliPhone 4svsiPhone X
Version512MB/8GBvs3GB/64GB
CountryUSAvsUSA
ColorsBlack, WhitevsSpace Gray, Silver
Annouce date2011, October 04vs2017, September 12
Release Date2011, October 14vs2017, November 03
BODY Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back, aluminum framevsGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame
Weight4.9 oz (140 g)vs6.14 oz (174 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)4.5" x 2.31" x 0.37"
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
vs5.65" x 2.79" x 0.30"
143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
Number of SIMSingle SIMvsSingle SIM
SIM SizeMicro-SIMvsNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDOvsGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1900
vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
vsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
4G BandsvsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 66
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
5G Bandsvs
SCREEN Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
ScreenSize3.5"/88.9 mm (full rectangle)vs5.8"/147.3 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeIPS LCDvsSuper Retina OLED
Screen Resolution640 x 960vs1125 x 2436
Screen Pixel Density330ppivs458ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio3∶2vs19.5∶9
Screen To Body Ratio54.0%vs82.9%
Screen Brightness500 (typical)vs625 (typical)
Contrast Ratio800∶1vs1000000∶1
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
RAM512MBvs3GB
Internal Storage8GBvs64GB
Memory Card Slotvs
Card Typevs
CAMERA Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
Rear CamerasWidevsWide + Telephoto
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 8MP
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.2%
Phase-Detection Autofocus
vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 28mm
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Aperture: f/1.8
Sensor Size: 1/3"
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vs
Telephoto CameravsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 52mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.4%
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasvsTrueDepth camera
Front UltraWide Cameravs
Rear Depth Cameravs
Front Depth Cameravs 3D Depth Sensing
Macro Cameravs
Rear Flash LED flashvs Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
FEATURES Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
Video Playback Resolution/FPS1080p at 30fpsvs4K UHD at 30fps
Video Playing FormatH.264, AAC-LC, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, PCMvsHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEG
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS480p at 30fpsvs1080p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS1080p at 30fpsvs4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDRvs
Rear Camera Face Detectionvs
Dolby Vision playbackvs
Hyperscale 1080p Video Supportvs
LOCATION Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
USBUSB 2.0vsUSB 2.0
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 b/g/nvs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv4.0vsv5.0
NFCvs
ANT+vs
FM radiovs
PLATFORM Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
OSiOS 5, upgradable to iOS 9.3.5vsiOS 11.1.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2
ChipsetApple A5vsApple A11 Bionic
CPU TypeDual-corevsHexa-core
CPU Speed1.0 GHzvs2.3 GHz
GPUPowerVR SGX543MP2vsApple GPU
SENSORS Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
Gyroscopevs
Accelerometervs
Proximity sensorvs
Barometervs
Ambient light sensorvs
Face Recognitionvs
LiDAR Scannervs
Gravity Sensorvs
SARvs
Compassvs
Hall Effectvs
Camera laser focusingvs
Color Temperaturevs
Gesturevs
Color Spectrumvs
Distance Sensorvs
IR Blastervs
IR remote controlvs
HR Sensorvs
Iris Sensorvs
Fingerprint Sensorvs
Infrared Thermometryvs
Hearing Aid Compatibilityvs
AUDIO Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
Loudspeaker ConfigurationMonovsStereo
Audio Playing FormatAAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+), Apple Losseless, AIFF, WAVvsAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
BATTERY Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-PovsNon-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity1432 mAh (typical)vs2716 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Chargingvs
Wireless Chargingvs Qi2.0
Talk TimeUp to 8 hours (3G)vsUp to 21 hours (3G)
Internet Usage Time Wi-FiUp to 9 hoursvsUp to 12 hours
Audio Playback TimeUp to 40 hoursvsUp to 60 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
Operating Temperature32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)vs32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)
Nonoperating Temperature-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)vs-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensingvs5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating Altitudetested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)vstested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
OTHER Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone X
Rating for Hearing AidsM4, T4vsM3, T4
Mail Attachment Support.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)vs.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics
SupportLanguage Support, Keyboard Support, Dictionary Support (enables predictive text and autocorrect), Siri LanguagesvsLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Spell check

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