Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 3GS vs Apple iPhone 3G

Apple iPhone 3GS
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Apple iPhone 3G
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general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Apple
Announced June 2009 June 2008
Status Available - June 2009 Discontinued
Colors Black, White Black(8/16 GB), White (16 GB)
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm
(4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in)
115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm
(4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in)
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz) 133 g (4.69 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS SMS, MMS

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iPhone OS 3, upgradable to iOS 5 iPhone OS, upgradable to iOS 4
Processor 600 MHz Cortex-A8 [Similar] 412 MHz ARM 11 [Similar]
GPU PowerVR SGX535 [Similar] PowerVR MBX [Similar]
RAM 256 MB [Browse Similar] 128 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 8/16/32 GB storage 8 GB/ 16 GB storage
External Memory No No

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches [Similar] 3.5 inches [Similar]
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 50.75% 50.75%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels [Similar] 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels [Similar]
Flash No No
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging
Video Yes, VGA@30fps, video geo-tagging No
Front Camera No [Similar] No [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, headset support only Yes, v2.0 with A2DP, headset support only
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 8/16/32 GB storage, 256 MB RAM 8 GB/ 16 GB storage, 128 MB 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 Standard battery, Li-Ion
Stand by Up to 300 h Up to 300 h
Talk Time Up to 12 h (2G)
Up to 5 h (3G)
Up to 10 h