Compare Apple iPhone 3G vs Apple iPhone 3GS: Price, Specs, Review

Difference between the Apple iPhone 3G smartphone and the Apple iPhone 3GS mobile, with the technical details, but also the respective performances. The first phone is operating with the ARM 11 processor, which has 1 cores, 1 threads, an energy-efficient frequency of 0,4 GHz, a high-performance frequency of 0,4 GHz. The second is working with the Cortex-A8 processor, with 1 cores, 1 threads, its initial frequency is 0,6 GHz, its maximum frequency is 0,6 GHz.


Smartphone Apple iPhone 3G Apple iPhone 3GS
Model version(s) A1324 A1325
Release date Q3 2018 Q2 2009
Dimensions 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in
Weight 4.69 oz 4.76 oz
Body Aluminum body Aluminum body
Screen size, colours 3.5 inches, 16M colors 3.5 inches, 16M colors
Screen type TFT TFT
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Screen ratio 3:2 3:2
Density 165 ppi 165 ppi
Operating system iOS iOS 3
Processor ARM 11 Cortex-A8
Lithography 45 nm 65 nm
Cores 1 1
Threads 1 1
High-performance cores 1x ARM 11 @412 MHz 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz
Energy-efficient cores
GPU PowerVR MBX PowerVR SGX535
Memory 0.128 GB RAM 0.256 GB RAM
Storage 8 / 16 GB 8 / 32 GB
Memory card
Camera 2 MP 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8
Video No 480p30
Front camera No No
Front video No No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0, A2DP 2.1, A2DP
USB 2.0 2.0
Battery capacity 1,400 mAh 1,220 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 8 hours and 30 minutes ~ 8 hours
Head SAR value (US) 0.52 W/kg 0.26 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 1.29 W/kg 0.79 W/kg
Geekbench 4 single core 135 150
Geekbench 4 multi-core 135 150
Rating 3.6 / 5 3.4 / 5
Number of reviews 177 365
Price $45 $45
Amazon Apple iPhone 3G Apple iPhone 3GS
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. Both phones have an identical number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Apple iPhone 3GS is higher. The Apple iPhone 3G has a more recent release date.

Note: prices may change with time. They are not updated in real time. Shipping costs have not been integrated in the overall cost of the mobile devices.

Performance comparison between the Apple iPhone 3G phone and the Apple iPhone 3GS. For this purpose, we are looking at the respective scores on AnTuTu and Geekbench 4.

Geekbench 4:

Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – iOS 64-bit
Apple iPhone 3GS  150
Apple iPhone 3G  135

This graph shows us the difference in power between these two phones. For each value, it is an average based on 250 data generated in the benchmark platform.

On the single-core side, there is a difference of 11%. In multi-core, the gap reaches 11%.


Unfortunately, we can not yet display the comparison chart for the results on AnTuTu, because we lack data for at least one of these processors. Please, come back in a few days.