Apple iPhone 3GS Palm Treo 680

Apple iPhone 3GS vs Palm Treo 680

Apple iPhone 3GS

Reasons to consider the iPhone 3GS

3.5G, Apple iOS 3.0
App store Includes the iPhone App Store iPhone App Store vs None Almost the same
Touchscreen type More touch sensitive screen Capacitive vs Resistive Capacitive screens are much more sensitive to the touch of your fingers
Multi-touch Suports multi-touch Yes vs No Use intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
compatibility-score Better headphone support 1.0 vs 0.8 Better headphone support
Thickness Significantly thinner 12 mm vs 20 mm Around 40% thinner
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 2.1 vs 1.2 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Size Smaller 62×116×12 mm vs 58×112×20 mm More than 30% smaller
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 64 MB 256x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 3 MP vs 0.3 MP Take photos with 10x more detail for larger prints
Processor Faster processor ARM MHz Cortex-A8, 600 MHz vs Marvell PXA270, 312 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 90% faster)
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (7.2 mbps) vs EDGE (0.384 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 19x faster)
Talk time More talk time 12 hours vs 4 hours 3x more talk time per battery charge
Weight Lighter 135 g vs 157 g More than 10% lighter
Palm Treo 680

Reasons to consider the Treo 680

2.5G, palm-os-5.4
Keyboard Has a full keyboard QWERTY keyboard vs None Almost the same
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Multitasking Neither can multitask
When you switch apps the previous app is closed
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Processor Less powerful processors than average, less snapiness and responsiveness
iPhone 3GSARM MHz Cortex-A8, 600 MHz
Treo 680Marvell PXA270, 312 MHz
Movie format Poor movies
iPhone 3GS480p @ 30fps
Treo 680352 x 288


Apple iPhone 3GS Palm Treo 680 Apple iPhone 3GS


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