Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 3GS vs Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 vs Huawei Honor 3C

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Samsung Huawei
Announced June 2009 Q3 2013 December 2013
Status Available - June 2009 Available - Q3 2013 Coming Soon - December 2013
Colors Black, White White Frost, Black Mist / Arctic Blue, Red Aurora White/Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm
(4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in)
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
(5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
139.5 x 71.4 x 9.2 mm
(5.49 x 2.81 x 0.36 in)
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 140 g (4.94 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA HSDPA
4G Network - LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 -
Messaging SMS, MMS SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iPhone OS 3, upgradable to iOS 5 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 600 MHz Cortex-A8 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.3 GHz, Mediatek MT6582
GPU PowerVR SGX535 Adreno 330 Mali-400
RAM 256 MB 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 8/16/32 GB storage 16/32 GB 4 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches 5.0 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 50.75% 72.15% 69.06%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash No LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection
Video Yes, VGA@30fps, video geo-tagging Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec. Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera No [Similar] Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar] Yes, 5 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSDPA, HSUPA
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, headset support only Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 8/16/32 GB storage, 256 MB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 4 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB
USB OTG - Supported -

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2600 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by Up to 300 h Up to 370 h (3G) -
Talk Time Up to 12 h (2G)
Up to 5 h (3G)
Up to 17 h (3G) -