Apple iPhone 3GS

Announced:
Jun 8, 2009
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jun 19, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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  • 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 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

3 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Software Features:

Touch to focus, Geo tagging

Video recording:

640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 (173 g)

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Black, White

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Single core, 600 MHz

GPU:

PowerVR SGX535

RAM:

0.25 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

1219 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable, Li - Ion

Talk time:

12.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time:

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Music playback:

30.00 hours

Video playback:

10.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser:

Safari

supports:

HTML

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload)

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE

Global Roaming:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

Proprietary

Charging 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

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, MobileMe

Instant Messaging:

Yes

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Music player:

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, WAV

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.264, MOV

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 08, 2009
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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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