iPhone How is the iPhone 4S on iOS 7.1.1? Is it as laggy as the iPhone 4?

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  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    I just bought a second hand 4s for a killer price, 60$ neverlocked 32GB and I want to keep this phone on 7.1.1 and not 8. How is the experience on 7.1.1? Are there any lags? Can this iphone handle all the blur, transparency, fancy animations or live wallpapers? Do apps lag as bad as on the iphone 4? Right now I don't have the iphone so that's why I am asking you. Thanks!
     
  2. patt2k macrumors regular

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    Update to 7.1.2 jailbreak it , install few tweaks and enjoy speed on 4S.

    Did it on my mothers 4S on 7.1.1 works superb.
     
  3. white4s macrumors 65816

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    most of the reports seem to be that it does run slower

    walmart just cut the 5c price to $30 & 5s to $100 though, maybe you can get one of them instead
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm using an iPhone 4S on 7.1.1 and it runs just fine for me.
     
  5. patt2k macrumors regular

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    Why would you think every person wants phones on contracts? I hate contracts so I won't be doing them anymore.
     
  6. white4s macrumors 65816

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    was my post towards you?

    nope

    couldn't care less how you feel about contracts
     
  7. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the answers. I can't buy a phone on contract and I am not from USA. I am also planing to keep this iphone on ios 7 and not ios 8. I know it is slower than ios 6 but I just don't want it to be "iphone 4 slow"
     
  8. patt2k macrumors regular

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    OP also didn't care about contracts.

    I win.
     
  9. white4s macrumors 65816

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    can't buy a phone on contract is not the same as not caring for a contract

    you lose, have a great day
     
  10. patt2k macrumors regular

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    Since he is not from USA he can't and wouldn't care about contract.

    you lose, have a great day.
     
  11. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    I'm on a 4s on 7.1.2, and have never had any speed issues. It Runs fine. If you're keeping it on iOS 7 the 4S is a good choice. If you ever want to update to iOS 8 go with the 5c atleast .
     
  12. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No ios 8 for me, I've learnt my lesson with my iphone 4 on ios 7, plus I intend to keep the 4s only a year.
     
  13. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Then you should be fine.
     
  14. white4s macrumors 65816

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    lol right. later bro
     
  15. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    The device doesn't lag on iOS 7, at least for me. The main issue would be RAM, while multitasking, less apps will be in the background but I do not think this will be an issue for you. Also games crash a lot and again I do not think this will be an issue for you as well. It does have all the fancy animation the higher end devices have as well. As for iOS 8, from reports it seems that by GM, the device will perform no different than in iOS 8 since new animations or processor heavy features were added, though it is still hard to tell.
     
  16. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    The 4s is much more powerful than 4, it's dual core.
     

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