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

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Display

Size:

3.5 inches
3.5 inches
3.5 inches

Resolution:

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

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
LCD

Screen-to-body:

55.77 %
55.27 %
52.35 %

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A4
Apple A5

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Dual-core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Single core, 600 MHz

GPU:

PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX 543MP2
PowerVR SGX535

RAM:

0.5GB
0.5GB DDR2
0.25GB

Internal storage:

32GB
64GB
32GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

1420 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:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.8; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling
EIS

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
0.3 MP VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.50 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (114.3 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
4.50 x 2.40 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm)

Weight:

4.83 oz (137.0 g)
4.94 oz (140.0 g)
4.76 oz (135.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
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), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

Micro SIM
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
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
4.0
2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Proprietary, USB 2.0
Proprietary, USB 2.0
Proprietary, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging
Charging
Charging

Location:

A-GPS
A-GPS, Glonass
GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 07, 2010
Oct 04, 2011
Jun 08, 2009

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2380A link
BCG-E2430A link
BCGA1303A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.17 W/kg
1.18 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
1900 MHz
1900 MHz

Body:

0.43 W/kg
1.15 W/kg
0.33 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
850 MHz
1900 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 07, 2010
Oct 04, 2011
Jun 08, 2009
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