So I have expanded my collection with an iPhone I never actually owned, my current collection does contain an iPhone 5 and 5s so I for some odd reason figured it would be only very slightly different ... how wrong I was but before that .. the order process.
The device was ordered on Saturday 15th and arrived the following Saturday ... the 22nd, which was a bit of a surprise as the device was purchased from a local vendor. I ended up paying around $35 in total and the phone itself was advertised as
- 100% original iPhone 4s 8GB model
- Openline (factory unlock)
- Brand New
- Free apps installed (facebook, messenger, youtube, instagram, viber, etc)
What's supposed to be in the box:
- iPhone 4s (no box)
- Charging Brick
- Compatible Data / Charging Cable
- Sim ejector Tool
So in terms of how the device came to me and crossing off the phone description, the phone is openline does have the defined space and is at least so far as I can tell 100% original (it is an iPhone). Brand new I will debate to death - the side does show the metal turning black, this could just be due to age but it could also be down to handling ... in addition that home button just does not click its mushy and does always active on a soft/normal push down.
In regards to preinstalled apps, I did as I always do with any second hand/refurb phone I buy that is already setup - I checked it works, camera, flash, speakers etc then did a hard reset, so no idea if the preinstalled stuff was present/worked
The phone did as advertised come without a box.. of any kind at all, it was wrapped in bubble wrap which was a little anger inducing....
I'm not all that miffed about not getting an original box, but I have had plenty of devices come from China with boxes, in bubble wrap - this was just a phone in a fair amount of bubble wrap in a bog
The earphones are fake apple EarPods, I tend to keep this around for legacy devices but they will likely never get used - Dankpods would appreciate them I'm sure....
Charging brick is another story, looks almost legit but the plastic feels sketchy so it will be put into a box of dodgy chargers and never be spoken of again.
The data/charge cable well I had purchased an original one of these months ago in anticipation of picking up an iPhone with the 8 million pin connector ages ago, however as is the case with old iPhone cables I'm too scared to use it because they tend to fall to pieces really easily, soooo I tried the one they sent with the phone which is some third party version BUT in fairness it's built a little bulkier and probably won't have the same at connector fray issues so a win on the cable front.
And yes a sim ejector was included, I have a few but one was included tapped to the iffy charger
An undisclosed case was included which is actually of really good quality and it will probably live on the device forever!
So am I happy with this addition to my collection? Yes, it looks great, works fine little sluggish as it's running on iOS 9.3.6 I'm aware I can downgrade and install Cydia jailbreak and all that fun but this is to be collected as is not for every day use
I've decided to default my camera test to one object, Geordi La Forge! His skin tone against the white slightly textured wall coupled with the sun light coming in through the window make for a contrasting shot and one every decent phone should be able to nail
By default the phone saves the HDR and non-HDR versions, I took the photo about 15-20 centimetres from subject and tapped to focus on his face. The image attached here is a scaled jpeg so is not a PERFECT representation of quality