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Samsung Galaxy S Apple iPhone 3GS

Samsung Galaxy S vs Apple iPhone 3GS

Samsung Galaxy S

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs LCD The Galaxy S has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Standby time Significantly more standby time 31.2 days vs 12.5 days 2.5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 232 PPI vs 164 PPI More than 40% crisper display of text, images and video
Processor Faster processor Cortex Hummingbird, 1000 MHz vs ARM MHz Cortex-A8, 600 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 70% faster)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with around 70% more detail for larger prints
Thickness Thinner 10 mm vs 12 mm Around 20% thinner
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 800x480 vs 480x320 2.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Weight Slightly lighter 118 g vs 135 g More than 10% lighter
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.0"" vs 3.5"" More than 20% larger screen
Size Slightly smaller 64×122×10 mm vs 62×116×12 mm More than 10% smaller
Apple iPhone 3GS

Reasons to consider the iPhone 3GS

3.5G, Apple iOS 3.0
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)

Competitors

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
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
Galaxy S10 mm
iPhone 3GS12 mm
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

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

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Galaxy S800x480
iPhone 3GS480x320
Movie format Poor movies
Galaxy S720p @ 30fps
iPhone 3GS480p @ 30fps

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