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So, my plan is to get an iPhone through Walmart on StraightTalk. I can't afford a contract, but I can handle the cost of this plan. Bust which model should
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    So, my plan is to get an iPhone through Walmart on StraightTalk. I can't afford a contract, but I can handle the cost of this plan. Bust which model should I get...?

    The iPhone 4 (8gig) is $450
    IPhone 4s (16gig) is $550

    Link to Walmart w/ prices below.

    Tell me which one, and why it's worth the money.
    I'm kinda leaning to the 4s for the size and if I remember correctly, the camera is significantly improved. But you tell me your thoughts.

    Walmart site w/ iPhone prices

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    For $100 more, I would go with the 4s because:

    - 4s has faster processor (A5); the 4 has A4
    - 4s camera is 8MP and 1080p HD video recording; the 4 has 5MP and 720p HD recording
    - 4s supports HSPA 14.4 Mbps; the 4 has HSDPA with 7.2Mbps
    - Also, 4s is both CDMS and GSM which may have better resell value (????)

    On top of that you would have twice the storage. Now, for $100 more you could have the iPhone 5 ... 8-))
    Anyway, have you looked into used iPhone? I just bought a 4s from Craigslist with 32GB for $275. But you need to be careful and must test the device thoroughly. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcgaloi View Post
    For $100 more, I would go with the 4s because:

    - 4s has faster processor (A5); the 4 has A4
    - 4s camera is 8MP and 1080p HD video recording; the 4 has 5MP and 720p HD recording
    - 4s supports HSPA 14.4 Mbps; the 4 has HSDPA with 7.2Mbps
    - Also, 4s is both CDMS and GSM which may have better resell value (????)

    On top of that you would have twice the storage. Now, for $100 more you could have the iPhone 5 ... 8-))
    Anyway, have you looked into used iPhone? I just bought a 4s from Craigslist with 32GB for $275. But you need to be careful and must test the device thoroughly. Good luck
    thanks for the info. i don't want the 5, simply because from what i've seen, the whole phone is bigger, correct? i don't want to have a brick in my pocket. i'm a hard core otterbox fan, but the defender is just too bulky (as seen w/ my parents phone.) so i'm leaning towards the commuter. i do like your logic with everything. the biggest issue i have with craigslist.... will the 4s work on ANY platform? i can handle it being used if it does, but, i have seen some instances where a verizon phone will not work in some areas because the band is not supported where i live. straight talk works on the sim card principle though. so i'm a little hesitant either way.

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    On the iPhone 5 the length is a little longer (fit an extra row of icons on springboard) and the width is the same. However, it's thinner and lighter more than enough to offset the length... 8-))

    Regarding Craigslist, I'm with T-mobile, so I looked for an unlocked AT&T iPhone. Note that unlocked 4s from Sprint & Verizon would only work with oversea GSM carriers, but not with T-mobile in the U.S. For safety reasons, I arranged to meet the seller inside a Starbucks. Then I would:

    1. Test with my T-mobile SIM to make sure it's unlocked.
    2. Check with several IMEI unlocking websites to confirm that the phone is no longer locked to AT&T to make sure it's not
    unlocked by SAM method.
    3. Check serial number on Apple website to match the make and model.
    4. Call a friend to check speaker, loud speaker, mute/volume buttons, and proximity sensor. If a friend is not available,
    I would call Starbucks and ask some dumb questions .... 8-)) However, I would buy an extra cup to take with me when I leave to
    repay for the call... 8-))
    5. Check front and back cameras and free WiFi from Starbucks.
    6. Visually inspect front/back and metal frame for dent or scratches.
    7. Check that seller has charger, USB cable, and earplug (I usually exchange the earplug at Apple stores ... I just personally don't
    feel comfortable with a stranger's earplug... 8-))

    Good luck

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