Detailed Comparison of iPhone 4 With iPhone 3GS [iPhone 4 vs iPhone 3GS]

Written By Sam on 16 June 2010
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Apple has officially announced the iPhone 4 and started to take the pre-orders of iPhone 4. Even Apple is selling the iPhone 3GS at a reduced price. All pre-orders will be delivered for free on June 24th. It is a known fact that iPhone 4 has got much powerful features when compared with the older iPhone 3GS. But if you are still unclear whether to go for iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, then below is a small comparative guide to help you out.

The Apple iPhone 4 is priced at $199 for 16GB, with double the cost than that of Apple iPhone 3GS, for $99 for 8GB. iPhone 4 is inbuilt with its latest Apple A4 processor, whereas 3GS comes with an older version of 600 MHz Cortex-A8 architecture. Also the camera in iPhone 4 is much powerful at 5MP with flash, and 3GS with a 3 MP AF camera. Wi-Fi features in both the Apple gadgets are same, yet gyroscope is an added feature of iPhone 4. FaceTime video calling is again one of the new feature added in iPhone 4, where as it is missing in iPhone 3GS. Dimensions and weight are approximately same within iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, but the battery life is 20% more with iPhone 4 than that of 3GS.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4 iPhone 3G S
Processor Apple A4(~1GHz) 600MHz, Cortex-A8
Operating system iOS 4 iPhone OS 3
Capacity 16GB or 32GB 8GB, 16GB or 32GB
Display 3.5″ Multi-Touch display with 960×640 resolutions 3.5″ Multi-Touch display with 480×320 resolutions
Primary camera 5MP with flash 3MP with auto-focus(No Flash)
Secondary Camera VGA resolution -NA-
Video recording 720p at 30fps VGA at 30fps
Connectivity Quadband GSM, Pentaband HSPA Quadband GSM, Triband HSPA
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass and Gyroscope Accelerometer, Compass
FaceTime Video calling Yes -NA-
Battery life Up to 7 hours talk time on 3G, 14 hours on 2G

Up to 10 hours data on WiFi

Up to 40 hours audio

Up to 10 hours video

Up to 5 hours talk time/data on 3G, 12 hours on 2G

Up to 9 hours data on WiFi

Up to 30 hours audio

Up to 10 hours video

Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3mm
Weight 137 grams / 4.8 oz. 135 grams / 4.76 oz.
Available colors White and Black White and Black

All the above details clearly state that iPhone 4 has got a drastic facelift in many aspects when compared to the 3GS. So I suggest that it would be a wise decision to go for the iPhone 4 instead of the 3GS.

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