Samsung Galaxy Ace Apple iPhone 3G

Samsung Galaxy Ace vs Apple iPhone 3G

Samsung Galaxy Ace

Reasons to consider the Galaxy Ace

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
FM Radio Built in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Multi-touch Suports multi-touch Yes vs No Use intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Standby time More standby time 26.7 days vs 12.5 days More than 2x more standby time, less frequent charging
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 2 MP Take photos with 2.5x more detail for larger prints
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 800 MHz vs Apple MHz A11, 412 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 90% faster)
Weight Slightly lighter 113 g vs 133 g Around 20% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 59x112x11 mm vs 62x115x12 mm More than 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 12 mm vs 12 mm Around 10% thinner
Bluetooth Slightly newer bluetooth support 2.1 vs 2.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Apple iPhone 3G

Reasons to consider the iPhone 3G

3.5G, Apple iOS 4.3.1
Internal storage More internal storage 8 GB vs 158 MB Around 52x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Thickness Thin
12 mm
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Galaxy Ace:Android App Market
iPhone 3G:iPhone App Store
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Galaxy Ace:Android App Market
iPhone 3G:iPhone App Store
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
Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
164 PPI
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Bluetooth Not the latest bluetooth support
Galaxy Ace:2.1
iPhone 3G:2.0


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