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

Difference between the Apple iPhone 3GS smartphone and the Apple iPhone XS 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 A12 Bionic processor, with 6 cores, 6 threads, its initial frequency is 1,6 GHz, its maximum frequency is 2,5 GHz.


Smartphone Apple iPhone 3GS Apple iPhone XS
Model version(s) A1325 A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100
Release date Q2 2009 Q3 2018
Dimensions 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in
Weight 4.76 oz 6.24 oz
Body Aluminum body Front & back glass,
stainless steel frame
Screen size, colours 3.5 inches, 16M colors 5.8 inches, 16M colors
Screen type TFT Super AMOLED
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 1125 x 2436 pixels
Screen ratio 3:2 19.5:9
Density 165 ppi 458 ppi
Operating system iOS 3 iOS 12
Processor Cortex-A8 Apple A12 Bionic
Lithography 65 nm 7 nm FinFET
Cores 1 6
Threads 1 6
High-performance cores 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz 2x Vortex @2.49 GHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Tempest @1.59 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX535 Apple GPU
Memory 0.256 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 8 / 32 GB 64 / 512 GB
Memory card
Camera 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm
Video 480p30 2160p24/30/60,
Front camera No 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm
Front video No 1080p60
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 2,658 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 8 hours ~ 12 hours and 10 minutes
Head SAR value (US) 0.26 W/kg 1.19 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 0.79 W/kg 1.18 W/kg
AnTuTu 365,895
Geekbench 4 single core 150 4,758
Geekbench 4 multi-core 150 11,178
Rating 3.4 / 5 4.2 / 5
Number of reviews 365 270
Price $45 $999
Amazon Apple iPhone 3GS Apple iPhone XS
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. The Apple iPhone XS smartphone has a bigger number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Apple iPhone XS is higher. The Apple iPhone XS 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 XS. 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 XS  4,758
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 3072%. In multi-core, the gap reaches 7352%.


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.