Straight Talk iPhones for May 2017

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Straight Talk iPhone 5 Details

The iPhone 5 surpassed its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, with flying colors. It has three microphones to make calls crystal clear. The antenna keeps the signal reception clear regardless of the way you hold the phone. The A6 processor makes the phone fly much faster than the older A5 processor. Boot-up is faster and apps load and run faster.

The iPhone 5 does not support simultaneous voice and data, so Sprint and Verizon CDMA users may want to look elsewhere if concurrent voice and data are important.

The Retina display quality is the same as the 4S but longer by 0.5 inches. The widescreen aspect ratio allows for several enhancements including another row of apps and icons displayed on the home screen, bigger keyboard and better viewing of pictures and videos.

The Lightning connector is new and expensive but features a reversible connector. This means that the connector does not fit in only one direction but can be rotated 180 degrees and still connect properly.

The battery life is actually a little less than the 4S, especially with the LTE enabled.

The camera quality remains the same as compared to the 4S but low light sensitivity is a little better. The new video stabilization vastly improves the video and the audio pickup is better.

The front-facing camera improved noticeably so that the difference between the front and back cameras is not as noticeable as on the 4S.

Straight Talk iPhone 5 Feature List

  • Unlocked!
  • 4-inch Retina display
  • Ultrafast wireless
  • A6 chip
  • 8-megapixel iSight camera with panorama
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Siri – Your intelligent assistant
  • FaceTime video calling1
  • All-new Apple EarPods
  • Over 700,000 apps on the App Store2
  • iOS 6 – The world’s most advanced mobile OS
  • iCloud – Your content on all your devices

Specifications

  • Display – 4-inch (diagonal) Multi-Touch Retina display
  • Resolution – 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • Storage – 16GB3
  • Cellular – UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)4
  • Wireless data – 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz) Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • GPS – Assisted GPS
  • Camera – 8-megapixel iSight camera for photos and 1080p HD
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • FaceTime camera for video calls
  • Battery – Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery5
  • Talk time – Up to 8 hours on 3G5
  • Standby time – Up to 205 hours5
  • Internet use – Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback – Up to 10 hours5
  • Audio playback – Up to 40 hours5
  • Dimensions – 123.8 mm by 58.6 mm by 7.6 mm6
  • Weight – 112 grams6

Straight Talk iPhone 4S Details

The iPhone 4S gave the iPhone 4 a big shot in the arm with the addition of Siri, the new voice assistant. It has a certain fun factor and streamlines tasks such as setting appointments, speech-to-text and getting the weather forecast. It is definitely convenient and easy to use.

The camera is probably the biggest improvement at 8 megapixels. The video quality is superb with 1080p videos looking smooth and crisp at 30 fps.

The faster processor is the third significant improvement. The speed difference in loading apps and web browsing is noticeable when compared to the iPhone 4.

For first time iPhone owners, the 4S is a great buy, but for iPhone 4 owners, the upgrade may not have enough reasons to justify it.

Straight Talk iPhone 4S Feature list

  • Unlocked!
  • 3.5-inch Retina display
  • FaceTime video calling1
  • 8-megapixel iSight camera
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Siri – Your intelligent assistant
  • Over 700,000 apps on the App Store2
  • iOS 6-The world’s most advanced mobile OS
  • iCloud-Your content on all your devices

Specifications

  • Display – 3.5-inch (diagonal) Multi-Touch Retina display
  • Resolution – 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • Storage – 16GB3
  • Cellular – UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A2 (800, 1900 MHz)
  • Wireless data – 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only),Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR wireless technology
  • GPS – Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Camera – 8-megapixel iSight camera for photos and 1080p HD
  • Video recording – FaceTime camera for video calls
  • Battery – Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery4
  • Talk time – Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G4 (GSM)
  • Standby time – Up to 200 hours4
  • Internet use – Up to 6 hours on 3G4
  • Video playback – Up to 10 hours4
  • Audio playback – Up to 40 hours4
  • Dimensions – 115.2 mm by 58.6 mm by 9.3 mm5
  • Weight – 140 grams5

Straight Talk iPhone 4 Details

The ground-breaking 3.5″ Retina display is crystal clear and sharp, great indoors and very usable outdoors except in direct sunlight. The high contrast and high resolution display raised the bar for mobile screens when it first came out.

The 1GHz processor zips along and offers 8GB – 32GB memory versions. The big wow factor here is the multi-tasking capability where more than one app can run at the same time.

The antenna reception was the big issue – holding the phone by covering the lower left corner caused a loss of signal but is easily addressed by putting a case on it. Aside from that, there have not been any reception issues.

The battery life is good despite the hardware improvements.

A bright LED flash has been added to the 5 megapixel camera. The video is 720p HD video, looking clean and sharp on the display.

A front-facing camera now accompanies the main rear-facing camera. The picture quality is decent but it is not going to impress you.

Straight Talk iPhone 4 Feature list

  • Unlocked!
  • 3.5-inch Retina display
  • FaceTime video calling1
  • 5-megapixel iSight camera
  • HD video recording
  • Over 700,000 apps on the App Store2
  • iOS 6-The world’s most advanced mobile OS
  • iCloud-Your content on all your devices

Specifications

  • Display – 3.5-inch (diagonal) Multi-Touch Retina display
  • Resolution – 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • Storage – 8GB3
  • Cellular – UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • Wireless data – 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only),Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology
  • GPS – Assisted GPS
  • Camera – 5-megapixel iSight camera for photos and 720p HD
  • Video recording – FaceTime camera for video calls
  • Battery – Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery4
  • Talk time – Up to 7 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G4 (GSM)
  • Standby time – Up to 300 hours4
  • Internet use – Up to 6 hours on 3G4
  • Video playback – Up to 10 hours4
  • Audio playback – Up to 40 hours4
  • Dimensions – 115.2 mm by 58.6 mm by 9.3 mm5
  • Weight – 137 grams5

Note:

  1. Requires a FaceTime-enabled device and a Wi-Fi connection. Not available in all areas.
  2. App count refers to the total number of apps worldwide.
  3. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  4. All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by an Apple service provider.
  5. Actual size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process

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on May 30, 2017
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