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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)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 800x480 vs 480x320 2.5x higher resolution screen
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with around 70% more detail for larger prints
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Thickness Thinner 10 mm vs 12 mm Around 20% thinner
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.0" vs 3.5" More than 20% larger screen
Weight Slightly lighter 118 g vs 135 g More than 10% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 64x122x9 mm vs 62x115x12 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
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
16 GB
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
Galaxy S:10 mm
iPhone 3GS:12 mm
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Galaxy S:Android App Market
iPhone 3GS:iPhone App Store
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Galaxy S:Android App Market
iPhone 3GS: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
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard

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