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Apple iPhone 3G

Apple iPhone 3G
3.5"
320 x 480 pixels
2 MP
front
RAM: 0.125 GB
BATTERY: 1150 mAh
MEMORY: 16 GB
Announced: Jun 9, 2008
Market status: Released
Release date: Jul 11, 2008
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

Apple iPhone 3G adds support of 3G HSDPA fast data and GPS. It has the same screen, camera, OS and memory (8 or 16GB) as the first one, and almost the same design but now will accept any 3.5mm headphones. It will run on the new software version which support third party application thanks to the official SDK.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • iOS (4.x, 3.x, 2.x)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.50 x 2.40 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.70 oz (133 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Colors:
    • Black, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 165 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 52.35 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Software Features:
      • Geo tagging

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 412 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 0.125 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (857 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 15 days (363 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 24.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 7.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Jun 2008

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 09 Jun 2008
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        BCGA1241 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.38 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.52 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPhone 3G 8GB

differences:

  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB

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