Compare Apple iPhone 3GS vs Huawei Nova 4: Price, Specs, Review

Difference between the Apple iPhone 3GS smartphone and the Huawei Nova 4 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 Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor, with 8 cores, 8 threads, its initial frequency is 1,8 GHz, its maximum frequency is 2,4 GHz.


Smartphone Apple iPhone 3GS Huawei Nova 4
Model version(s) A1325 Huawei VCE-AL00
Release date Q2 2009 Q4 2018
Dimensions 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in 6.18 x 2.96 x 0.31 in
Weight 4.76 oz 6.07 oz
Body Aluminum body Front & back glass,
aluminum frame
Screen size, colours 3.5 inches, 16M colors 6.4 inches, 16M colors
Screen type TFT LTPS IPS
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 1080 x 2310 pixels
Screen ratio 3:2 19.5:9
Density 165 ppi 398 ppi
Operating system iOS 3 Android 9.0
Processor Cortex-A8 Hisilicon Kirin 970
Lithography 65 nm 10 nm FinFET+
Cores 1 8
Threads 1 8
High-performance cores 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz 4x Cortex-A73 @2.36 GHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Cortex-A53 @1.84 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX535 Mali-G72 MP12
Memory 0.256 GB RAM 6 / 8 GB RAM
Storage 8 / 32 GB 128 GB
Memory card
Camera 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8 20-48 MP, f/1.8
16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm
2 MP, f/2.4
Video 480p30 2160p30,
Front camera No 25 MP, f/2.0
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, Type-C 1.0
Battery capacity 1,220 mAh 3,750 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Po
Versatile use autonomy ~ 8 hours
Head SAR value (US) 0.26 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 0.79 W/kg
AnTuTu 209,500
Geekbench 4 single core 150 1,757
Geekbench 4 multi-core 150 6,337
Rating 3.4 / 5
Number of reviews 365
Price $45 $411
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. The Huawei Nova 4 smartphone has a bigger number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Huawei Nova 4 is higher. The Huawei Nova 4 was released after.

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Performance comparison between the Apple iPhone 3GS phone and the Huawei Nova 4. 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 – Android 64-bit & iOS 64-bit
Huawei Nova 4  1,757
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 1071%. In multi-core, the gap reaches 4125%.


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.