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Apple iPhone 3G vs Apple iPhone 3GS vs Apple iPhone 4s

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

3.5 inches
3.5 inches
3.5 inches

Resolution:

480 x 320 pixels, 165 PPI
480 x 320 pixels, 165 PPI
960 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

LCD
LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

52.35 %
52.35 %
55.27 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A5

Processor:

Single core, 412 MHz
Single core, 600 MHz
Dual-core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX 543MP2

RAM:

0.1GB
0.25GB
0.5GB DDR2

Internal storage:

16GB
32GB
64GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (4.x, 3.x, 2.x)
iOS (6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5, 4.x, 3.x)
iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5)

Battery

Capacity:

1150 mAh
1219 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

2 MP
3 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

EIS

Front:

0.3 MP VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.50 x 2.40 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm)
4.50 x 2.40 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm)
4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)

Weight:

4.70 oz (133.0 g)
4.76 oz (135.0 g)
4.94 oz (140.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Black, White
Black, White
Black, White

Cellular

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.0, EDR
2.1, EDR
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g
802.11 b, g
802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

Proprietary
Proprietary, USB 2.0
Proprietary, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging
Charging
Charging

Location:

GPS
GPS
A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync
Computer sync, OTA sync
Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 09, 2008
Jun 08, 2009
Oct 04, 2011

FCC ID value:

BCGA1241
BCGA1303A
BCG-E2430A

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.38 W/kg
1.19 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
1900 MHz
1900 MHz

Body:

0.52 W/kg
0.33 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
1900 MHz
850 MHz

Buyers information

In The Box:

Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic, Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 09, 2008
Jun 08, 2009
Oct 04, 2011
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