Compare Apple iPhone 3GS vs Apple iPhone 7: Price, Specs, Review

Difference between the Apple iPhone 3GS smartphone and the Apple iPhone 7 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 Apple A10 Fusion processor, with 4 cores, 4 threads, its initial frequency is 1,1 GHz, its maximum frequency is 2,3 GHz.


Smartphone Apple iPhone 3GS Apple iPhone 7
Model version(s) A1325 A1660, A1778, A1779
Release date Q2 2009 Q3 2016
Dimensions 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in
Weight 4.76 oz 4.87 oz
Body Aluminum body Front glass,
aluminum body
Screen size, colours 3.5 inches, 16M colors 4.7 inches, 16M colors
Screen type TFT LED-backlit IPS LCD
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 750 x 1334 pixels
Screen ratio 3:2 16:9
Density 165 ppi 326 ppi
Operating system iOS 3 iOS 10.0.1
Processor Cortex-A8 Apple A10 Fusion
Lithography 65 nm 16 nm FinFET
Cores 1 4
Threads 1 4
High-performance cores 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz 2x Hurricane @2.34 GHz
Energy-efficient cores 2x Zephyr @1.1 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX535 PowerVR Series7XT Plus
Memory 0.256 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Storage 8 / 32 GB 32 / 256 GB
Memory card
Camera 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm
Video 480p30 2160p30,
Front camera No 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm
Front video No 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP 4.2, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0 2.0
Battery capacity 1,220 mAh 1,960 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 8 hours ~ 10 hours and 40 minutes
Head SAR value (US) 0.26 W/kg 1.19 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 0.79 W/kg 1.20 W/kg
DxOMark 85
AnTuTu 178,300
Geekbench 4 single core 150 3,317
Geekbench 4 multi-core 150 5,612
Rating 3.4 / 5 3.9 / 5
Number of reviews 365 2,022
Price $45 $300
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. The Apple iPhone 7 smartphone has a bigger number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Apple iPhone 7 is higher. The Apple iPhone 7 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 7. 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 7  3,317
Apple iPhone 3GS  150

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 2111%. In multi-core, the gap reaches 3641%.


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.