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

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


Smartphone Apple iPhone 3GS Apple iPhone 3G
Model version(s) A1325 A1324
Release date Q2 2009 Q3 2018
Dimensions 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in
Weight 4.76 oz 4.69 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 3 iOS
Processor Cortex-A8 ARM 11
Lithography 65 nm 45 nm
Cores 1 1
Threads 1 1
High-performance cores 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz 1x ARM 11 @412 MHz
Energy-efficient cores
GPU PowerVR SGX535 PowerVR MBX
Memory 0.256 GB RAM 0.128 GB RAM
Storage 8 / 32 GB 8 / 16 GB
Memory card
Camera 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8 2 MP
Video 480p30 No
Front camera No No
Front video No No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP 2.0, A2DP
USB 2.0 2.0
Battery capacity 1,220 mAh 1,400 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 8 hours ~ 8 hours and 30 minutes
Head SAR value (US) 0.26 W/kg 0.52 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 0.79 W/kg 1.29 W/kg
Geekbench 4 single core 150 135
Geekbench 4 multi-core 150 135
Rating 3.4 / 5 3.6 / 5
Number of reviews 365 177
Price $45 $45
Amazon Apple iPhone 3GS Apple iPhone 3G
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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 was released after.

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 3GS phone and the Apple iPhone 3G. 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 thus a difference of 11%. In multi-core, the gap is 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.