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Apple iPhone 3GS vs Apple iPhone 5

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

Display

Size:

3.5 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 320 pixels, 165 PPI
1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

52.35 %
60.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A6

Processor:

Single core, 600 MHz
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift, 32 nm

GPU:

PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX543MP3

RAM:

0.25GB
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

32GB
64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5, 4.x, 3.x)
iOS (10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1219 mAh
1440 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

3 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.50 x 2.40 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

4.76 oz (135.0 g)
3.95 oz (112.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, White
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 13(700 c)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot

USB:

Proprietary, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

GPS
A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 08, 2009
Sep 12, 2012

FCC ID value:

BCGA1303A
BCG-E2599A

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.19 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.33 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.18 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box:

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 08, 2009
Sep 12, 2012
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