Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 3GS vs Apple iPhone 5S

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general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Apple
Announced June 2009 September 2013
Status Available - June 2009 Available - September 2013
Colors Black, White Black/Slate, White/Silver
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm
(4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in)
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
(4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in)
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz) 112 g (3.95 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network - LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iPhone OS 3, upgradable to iOS 5 iOS 7.0.1
Processor 600 MHz Cortex-A8 [Similar] Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone, Apple A7 with M7 Motion Coprocessor [Similar]
GPU PowerVR SGX535 [Similar] PowerVR G6430 [Similar]
RAM 256 MB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 8/16/32 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage
External Memory No No

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches [Similar] 4.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 50.75% 60.84%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio No No
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels [Similar] 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar]
Flash No dual-LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, 1.5 ┬Ám pixel size, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, VGA@30fps, video geo-tagging Yes, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120 fps, video stabilization
Front Camera No [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, headset support only Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, Lightning Port
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 8/16/32 GB storage, 256 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1440 mAh
Stand by Up to 300 h Up to 250 h
Talk Time Up to 12 h (2G)
Up to 5 h (3G)
Up to 10 h