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Apple iPhone 3GS review: specs and price

Apple iPhone 3GS
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Apple iPhone 3GS

Why is Apple iPhone 3GS better than the average?

  • Weight
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    135gvs161.58g
  • Number of microphones
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    2vs1.72
  • Height
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    115.5mmvs148.07mm
  • Width
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    62.1mmvs72.72mm
  • Body SAR (US)
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    0.79W/kgvs0.97W/kg
  • Head SAR (US)
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    0.26W/kgvs0.78W/kg
  • Head SAR (EU)
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    0.45W/kgvs0.64W/kg
  • Volume
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    88.22cm³vs93.98cm³

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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple iPhone 3GS
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weight

135g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.thickness

12.3mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.height

115.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

62.1mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

88.22cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.pixel density

163ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

480 x 640px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

3.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPhone 3GS
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
5.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.displays 3D
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The device can display 3D images without the need for wearing special glasses. The display's special construction allows viewers to get a sense of an image's depth by tailoring its position to fit the user's perspective.

Performance

1.CPU speed

1 x 0.6GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

0.3GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPhone 3GS
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

32GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.semiconductor size

45nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

3.15MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.Has a dual-tone LED flash
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A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
3.has a BSI sensor
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A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
4.has a built-in HDR mode
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It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
5.has a flash
Apple iPhone 3GS
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
6.has a serial shot mode
Apple iPhone 3GS
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.

Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPhone 3GS
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.Has a radio
Apple iPhone 3GS
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone 3GS
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

1219mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone 3GS
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has wireless charging
Apple iPhone 3GS
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
4.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone 3GS
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPhone 3GS
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.download speed

7.2MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.has NFC
Apple iPhone 3GS
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
3.is DLNA-certified
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All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
4.Bluetooth version

2.1

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
5.upload speed

5.76MBits/s

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
6.The browser has word wrap
Apple iPhone 3GS (iOS 4.2.1)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

Miscellaneous

1.Has a built-in FM transmitter
Apple iPhone 3GS
Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.
2.supports AVCHD format
Apple iPhone 3GS
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
3.has a dedicated Facebook key
Apple iPhone 3GS
Whenever the Facebook key lights up contents can be quickly shared by pressing it.

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