Apple iPhone 3GS

Announced:
Jun 08, 2009
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jun 19, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Apple iPhone 3GS

Announced: Jun 08, 2009
Market status: Released
Release date: Jun 19, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1219 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

3.5 inches

Resolution:

320 x 480 pixels

Pixel density:

165 ppi

Technology:

LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

52.35 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

3 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.50 x 2.40 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm)

Weight:

4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Colors:

Black, White

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Single core, 600 MHz

GPU:

PowerVR SGX535

RAM:

0.25 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

OS:

iOS (6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x, 3.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1219 mAh

Talk time:

12.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time:

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Music playback:

30.00 hours

Video playback:

10.00 hours

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

Proprietary

Location:

GPS

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 08, 2009

FCC ID value:

BCGA1303A link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.19 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.33 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

This device is also known as Apple iPhone 3G S

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

8 GB

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.48 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector
  • No front-facing camera
  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)

Description

Apple iPhone 3GS adds support for HSDPA 7.2 Mbps fast data and a digital compass. The new model from Cupertino's factory also has an improved battery life and working speed - loading is much more faster. The camera is upgraded to a 3-megapixel sensor with autofocus and tap to focus option and is capable of video recording with a VGA resolution (640x480 pixels). In the other aspects, Apple iPhone 3GS is pretty much the same as the previous version and has a 3.5" multi-touch display with resolution of 480x320 pixels, Wi-Fi, GPS and it has the same size.

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