Compare Apple iPhone 3GS vs Apple iPhone 8: Price, Specs, Review

Difference between the Apple iPhone 3GS smartphone and the Apple iPhone 8 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 A11 Bionic processor, with 6 cores, 6 threads, its initial frequency is 1,4 GHz, its maximum frequency is 2,4 GHz.


Smartphone Apple iPhone 3GS Apple iPhone 8
Model version(s) A1325 A1863, A1905, A1906
Release date Q2 2009 Q3 2017
Dimensions 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in
Weight 4.76 oz 5.22 oz
Body Aluminum body Front & back glass,
aluminum frame
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 11
Processor Cortex-A8 Apple A11 Bionic
Lithography 65 nm 10 nm FinFET
Cores 1 6
Threads 1 6
High-performance cores 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz 2x Monsoon @2.39 GHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Mistral @1.42 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX535 Apple GPU
Memory 0.256 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Storage 8 / 32 GB 64 / 256 GB
Memory card
Camera 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm
Video 480p30 2160p24/30/60,
Front camera No 7 MP, f/2.2
Front video No 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0 2.0
Battery capacity 1,220 mAh 1,821 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 1.20 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 0.79 W/kg 1.13 W/kg
DxOMark 92
AnTuTu 223,600
Geekbench 4 single core 150 4,070
Geekbench 4 multi-core 150 9,865
Rating 3.4 / 5 4.4 / 5
Number of reviews 365 1,139
Price $45 $460
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. The Apple iPhone 8 smartphone has a bigger number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Apple iPhone 8 is higher. The Apple iPhone 8 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 8. 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 8  4,070
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 2613%. In multi-core, the gap reaches 6477%.


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.