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iPhone 3G vs 3GS

The iPhone has been the most sought after mobile phone with each release. And now with the 3Gs in the market its time to compare the two. Apple says that the added ‘S’ stands for speed and the 3Gs does seem to sport a lot of speed improvements over the 3G. At first glance, there is almost nothing different about the two. Apple has decided to retain the winning iPhone look while managing to squeeze the improvements in.

The 3Gs comes equipped with a 600Mhz ARM processor which is better than the 412Mhz processor of the 3G. This added processing power allows users to run applications without any noticeable lags or freezes. The radio has also been upgraded in the 3Gs. Where the 3G can only achieve 3.6mbps, the 3Gs can reach the maximum of speed offered by the HSDPA technology which is 7.2mbps. These blazing internet speeds mean faster browsing and downloads for 3Gs users who live in areas with HSDPA.

The camera in the 3Gs is also an improvement of the old camera of the 3G. It no has a 3 megapixel sensor instead of a 2.0 megapixel. Apple also added video recording support in the 3Gs, a feature that 3G owners sorely missed since most mobile phones already support video recording at the time of the iPhone.

On the software side, Apple added extra features to keep the customers happy. The first is OpenGL ES 2.0 support which is an improvement over the 1.1 version supported by the 3G. This means that the 3Gs can draw images better which give app developers an additional tool to work with. Voice control has also been added to the 3Gs, a feature that lets you control your iPhone with the sound of your voice. There is also a compass application that is supported with an embedded magnetic compass. This allows you to use your iPhone just like a compass in case you get lost.

Summary:
1.They are more or less identical when it comes to the aesthetics
2.The 3Gs has a much faster processor than the 3G
3.The 3Gs can achieve 7.2mbps on HSDPA while the 3G can only achieve 3.6mbps
4.The 2.0 megapixel camera of the 3G has been replaced with a 3.0 megapixel camera that supports video recording in the 3Gs
5.The 3Gs can now support OpenGl ES 2.0 while the 3G can only support 1.1
6.The 3Gs has voice control and a magnetic compass which are not available in the 3G


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46 Comments

  1. good……………………………………………

  2. By studying this article, the differences b/w iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS is cleared.
    Thanks for so informative article.

    • there are things people do not know about Phones. Both 3g and 3gs have the same processor, 600mhz. But in the iPhone 3g Apple underclocked it to 412mhz and it is possible to overclock it. Very simple to do but the phone can overheat and the battery life will be short. You can avoid overheat by closing every application when not in use and it will be fine. There are not much difference between the two. the only advantage is processor, the rest, believe me pointless. You will never use your compass we have GPS these days. Mostly, the more frequent on a website the faster it loads and depending on the connection as well. bear in mind, you will not compete for the phone that browse the internet quicker. You use it at your own time. Come on give 3g some credit. It is and will still be a good phone.

    • WHO CARES ABOUT THE COMPASS!!!!!!!!!!!! SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ

      • WHO CARES ABOUT VOICE CONTROL IT SUCKS LIKE SHIT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,………………………….,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,………………………………….

  3. Informative and helpful article, keep it up good work. Thanks

  4. This is a cool article, and it clearly shows the difference between those two iPhone models. It all came clear into my mind after I read this article.

  5. Thanks for sharing information about differences of 3G, 3GS and iphone which are quite useful.

  6. Perfect!

  7. I want to know if i can use the 3g screen to replace the 3gs screen.

  8. Thank u very much 4 the info…. it was very useful!!

  9. is there any other simple option to find out whether my i phone is 3g or 3gs?
    i want to know the version
    my one is 4.0(8A293)

  10. very good article now i know the difference

  11. Its A Good Article From Iphone.

  12. thanks for your description on iphone 3gs and 3g

  13. Summary: Its better

  14. You have provide excellent differences here.
    Carry on guys……

  15. I hope you guys keep going and do one on the differences with the new 4g.

  16. so would the difference between the iphone 4 and the next one be similar to this?
    I’ve read in some sources that an iphone 4S and 5 are coming out..

  17. Yeah yeah for sure thank you for the info of the difference because as you can see at the figure in apple 3g and 3gs it has the same figure but’ the quality inside is not same” as i expected

  18. There is a new clingfilm cover that prevents the mobile phone covers being broken.

  19. Can it be possible to change 3G to 3Gs?

  20. Not to mention the digitizer connection. That mistake set me back $10!

  21. Nice article.

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