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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
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Internal storage Much more internal storage 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 329 PPI vs 164 PPI More than 2x crisper display of text, images and video
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with more than 2.5x more detail for larger prints
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 960x640 vs 480x320 4x higher resolution screen
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 12 mm More than 20% thinner
Size Smaller 59×115×9 mm vs 62×116×12 mm Around 30% smaller
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)
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

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
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
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
Thickness Thin
iPhone 4S9 mm
iPhone 3GS12 mm
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
FM Radio Neither have built-in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
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 4SApple A5, 800 MHz
iPhone 3GSARM MHz Cortex-A8, 600 MHz

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

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

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard

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