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

Difference between the Apple iPhone 8 smartphone and the Apple iPhone 3GS mobile, with the technical details, but also the respective performances. The first phone is operating with the Apple A11 Bionic processor, which has 6 cores, 6 threads, an energy-efficient frequency of 1,4 GHz, a high-performance frequency of 2,4 GHz. The second is working with the Cortex-A8 processor, with 1 cores, 1 threads, its initial frequency is 0,6 GHz, its maximum frequency is 0,6 GHz.


Smartphone Apple iPhone 8 Apple iPhone 3GS
Model version(s) A1863, A1905, A1906 A1325
Release date Q3 2017 Q2 2009
Dimensions 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in
Weight 5.22 oz 4.76 oz
Body Front & back glass,
aluminum frame
Aluminum body
Screen size, colours 4.7 inches, 16M colors 3.5 inches, 16M colors
Screen type LED-backlit IPS LCD TFT
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Screen ratio 16:9 3:2
Density 326 ppi 165 ppi
Operating system iOS 11 iOS 3
Processor Apple A11 Bionic Cortex-A8
Lithography 10 nm FinFET 65 nm
Cores 6 1
Threads 6 1
High-performance cores 2x Monsoon @2.39 GHz 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Mistral @1.42 GHz
GPU Apple GPU PowerVR SGX535
Memory 2 GB RAM 0.256 GB RAM
Storage 64 / 256 GB 8 / 32 GB
Memory card
Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8
Video 2160p24/30/60,
Front camera 7 MP, f/2.2 No
Front video 1080p30 No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 2.1, A2DP
USB 2.0 2.0
Battery capacity 1,821 mAh 1,220 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 10 hours and 40 minutes ~ 8 hours
Head SAR value (US) 1.20 W/kg 0.26 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 1.13 W/kg 0.79 W/kg
DxOMark 92
AnTuTu 223,600
Geekbench 4 single core 4,070 150
Geekbench 4 multi-core 9,865 150
Rating 4.4 / 5 3.4 / 5
Number of reviews 1,139 365
Price $460 $45
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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 has a more recent release date.

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 8 phone and the Apple iPhone 3GS. 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 thus a difference of 2613%. In multi-core, the gap is 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.