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Apple iPhone 4S Apple iPhone 3GS

Apple iPhone 4S vs Apple iPhone 3GS

Apple iPhone 4S

Reasons to consider the iPhone 4S

3.5G, Apple iOS 5.0
Internal storage Much more internal storage 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Screen PPI Much higher PPI screen 329 PPI vs 164 PPI More than 2x crisper display of text, images and video
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Camera resolution Significantly higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with more than 2.5x more detail for larger prints
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 960x640 vs 480x320 4x higher resolution screen
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 12 mm More than 20% thinner
Network Faster max data speeds HSPA+ (14.4 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (2x faster)
Size Smaller 58x115x9 mm vs 62x115x12 mm Around 30% smaller
Processor Faster processor Apple A5, 800 MHz vs ARM MHz Cortex-A8, 600 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 30% faster)
Apple iPhone 3GS

Reasons to consider the iPhone 3GS

3.5G, Apple iOS 3.0
Standby time More standby time 12.5 days vs 8.3 days 50% more standby time, less frequent charging

Competitors

Apple iPhone 4S Samsung GALAXY Note iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Note
Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S II iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S II
Apple iPhone 4S Apple iPhone 4 iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Apple iPhone 4S iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5s
Samsung Galaxy Ace Apple iPhone 3GS iPhone 3GS vs Galaxy Ace
Samsung Galaxy S Apple iPhone 3GS iPhone 3GS vs Galaxy S
Placeholder Apple iPhone 3GS iPhone 3GS vs iPod touch 4th generation
Apple iPhone 3GS Apple iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS vs iPhone 3G

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
iPhone 4S:64 GB
iPhone 3GS:16 GB
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
iPhone App Store
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Thickness Thin
iPhone 4S:9 mm
iPhone 3GS:12 mm
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
FM Radio Neither have built in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
Screen type Both have LCD screens, not as bright and vivid as most
LCD screens is generally not as bright or as vivid as OLED
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard

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