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

Difference between the Apple iPhone XR smartphone and the Apple iPhone 3GS mobile, with the technical details, but also the respective performances. The first phone is operating with the Apple A12 Bionic processor, which has 6 cores, 6 threads, an energy-efficient frequency of 1,6 GHz, a high-performance frequency of 2,5 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 XR Apple iPhone 3GS
Model version(s) A1984, A2105, A2106, A2108 A1325
Release date Q3 2018 Q2 2009
Dimensions 5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in
Weight 6.84 oz 4.76 oz
Body Front & back glass,
aluminum frame
Aluminum body
Screen size, colours 6.1 inches, 16M colors 3.5 inches, 16M colors
Screen type IPS LCD TFT
Resolution 828 x 1792 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Screen ratio 19.5:9 3:2
Density 326 ppi 165 ppi
Operating system iOS 12 iOS 3
Processor Apple A12 Bionic Cortex-A8
Lithography 7 nm FinFET 65 nm
Cores 6 1
Threads 6 1
High-performance cores 2x Vortex @2.49 GHz 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Tempest @1.59 GHz
GPU Apple GPU PowerVR SGX535
Memory 3 GB RAM 0.256 GB RAM
Storage 64 / 256 GB 8 / 32 GB
Memory card
Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8
Video 2160p24/30/60,
Front camera 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm No
Front video 1080p60 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 2,942 mAh 1,220 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 13 hours and 20 minutes ~ 8 hours
Head SAR value (US) 1.13 W/kg 0.26 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 1.16 W/kg 0.79 W/kg
DxOMark 101
AnTuTu 368,635
Geekbench 4 single core 4,674 150
Geekbench 4 multi-core 10,918 150
Rating 4.7 / 5 3.4 / 5
Number of reviews 532 365
Price $750 $45
Amazon Apple iPhone XR Apple iPhone 3GS
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. The Apple iPhone XR smartphone has a bigger number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Apple iPhone XR is higher. The Apple iPhone XR 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 XR 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 XR  4,674
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 3016%. In multi-core, the gap is 7179%.


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.