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Apple iPhone 3GS (2009) review

iOS 3
Samsung S5PC100
PowerVR SGX535
256 MB / 8 GB
3.5 inches (320 x 480 px)
3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 px, autofocus

Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 3GS smartphone in 2009. The manufacturer is offering the Apple iPhone 3GS phone with 3.5 inches display, Samsung S5PC100 chipset, 256 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The Apple iPhone 3GS comes with iOS 3 out of the box, and a Li-Ion 1219 mAh, non-removable battery. The 3.5 inches phone comes with TFT display (320 x 480 px). A thin-film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). This type of display features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel.

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Apple iPhone 3GS specifications

BrandApple
NameiPhone 3GS
ModelIP3GS
Release date2009

Body

The weight of Apple iPhone 3GS is about 4.76 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Apple phone are average (4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 inches).

Weight4.76 oz
Dimensions4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 inches
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMini SIM

System

The Apple iPhone 3GS comes with iOS 3 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versioniOS 3
SoCSamsung S5PC100
CPU600 MHz Cortex-A8
GPUPowerVR SGX535

Display

The size of iPhone 3GS screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 3.5 inches TFT display of Apple iPhone 3GS with 320 x 480 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeTFT
Screen size3.5 inches
Resolution320 x 480 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Apple iPhone 3GS (256 MB) cannot be expanded.

RAM256 MB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotno

Camera

The camera of the iPhone 3GS is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camerano
Main camera3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 px, autofocus
Flashno

Connectivity

The Apple iPhone 3GS doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The iPhone 3GS phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetoothv2.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radiono
USB30-pin dock connector
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 1219 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of iPhone 3GS isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 1219 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Apple phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Apple iPhone 3GS, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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