Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone 3GS

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Display

Size

3.5 inches
3.5 inches

Resolution

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

Technology

IPS LCD
LCD

Screen-to-body

55.27 %
52.35 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Apple A5
 

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR SGX 543MP2
PowerVR SGX535

RAM

0.5GB DDR2
0.25GB

Internal storage

64GB
32GB

OS

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

 
1219 mAh

Type

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

EIS
 

Front

0.3 MP VGA
 

Design

Dimensions

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

4.94 oz (140.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
4.76 oz (135.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
 

Colors

Black, White
Black, White

Cellular

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

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

SIM type

Micro 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
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Proprietary, USB 2.0
Proprietary, USB 2.0

Features

Charging
Charging

Location

A-GPS, Glonass
GPS

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Compass

Other

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, Phone profiles, 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

Oct 04, 2011
Jun 08, 2009

FCC ID value: BCG-E2430A link
FCC ID value: BCGA1303A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.18 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Measured in

1900 MHz
1900 MHz

Body

1.15 W/kg
0.33 W/kg

Measured in

850 MHz
1900 MHz

Buyers information

In The Box

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