Compare Apple iPhone XS Max vs Apple iPhone 3G: Price, Specs, Review

Difference between the Apple iPhone XS Max smartphone and the Apple iPhone 3G 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 ARM 11 processor, with 1 cores, 1 threads, its initial frequency is 0,4 GHz, its maximum frequency is 0,4 GHz.


Smartphone Apple iPhone XS Max Apple iPhone 3G
Model version(s) A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104 A1324
Release date Q3 2018 Q3 2018
Dimensions 6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 in 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in
Weight 7.34 oz 4.69 oz
Body Front & back glass,
stainless steel frame
Aluminum body
Screen size, colours 6.5 inches, 16M colors 3.5 inches, 16M colors
Screen type Super AMOLED TFT
Resolution 1242 x 2688 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Screen ratio 19.5:9 3:2
Density 458 ppi 165 ppi
Operating system iOS 12 iOS
Processor Apple A12 Bionic ARM 11
Lithography 7 nm FinFET 45 nm
Cores 6 1
Threads 6 1
High-performance cores 2x Vortex @2.49 GHz 1x ARM 11 @412 MHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Tempest @1.59 GHz
Memory 4 GB RAM 0.128 GB RAM
Storage 64 / 512 GB 8 / 16 GB
Memory card
Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm
2 MP
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 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 2.0, A2DP
USB 2.0 2.0
Battery capacity 3,174 mAh 1,400 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 13 hours and 10 minutes ~ 8 hours and 30 minutes
Head SAR value (US) 1.16 W/kg 0.52 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 1.17 W/kg 1.29 W/kg
DxOMark 105
AnTuTu 372,105
Geekbench 4 single core 4,654 135
Geekbench 4 multi-core 10,861 135
Rating 4.6 / 5 3.6 / 5
Number of reviews 263 177
Price $1,100 $45
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. The Apple iPhone XS Max smartphone has a bigger number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Apple iPhone XS Max is higher. They were produced the same year.

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 XS Max phone and the Apple iPhone 3G. 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 Max  4,654
Apple iPhone 3G  135

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 3347%. In multi-core, the gap is 7945%.


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.