iPhone 4 Apple

  • clock speed
    0.8
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.5
    GB
  • size
    3.5
    inches
  • resolution
    329
    ppi

iPhone 3GS Apple

  • clock speed
    0.6
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.25
    GB
  • size
    3.5
    inches
  • resolution
    164
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Apple iPhone 4 vs iPhone 3GS

Display

PPI, brightness and contrast ratio
8.6
8.2

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.6
5.6

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.0
9.4

Geekaphone Score

We don't have enough data yet to reach a conclusion

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
3.5"
3.5"
Resolution
960 x 640 (329 ppi)
480 x 320 (164 ppi)
Panel
IPS LCD (RGB)
LCD (RGB)
Brightness
483 cd/m²
504 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
2.016
--
Surface
Gorilla Glass
Gorilla Glass
Video out
720p (Proprietary)
None

processor

System on a chip
Apple A4 (APL0398)
Apple APL0298
CPU
0.8 GHz, ARM Cortex A8
0.6 GHz, ARM Cortex A8
Architecture
Single core
Single core
Linpack
--
--
Quadrant
--
--
GPU
250 MHz, PowerVR SGX535
150 MHz, PowerVR SGX535
Architecture
Dual core
Quad core
GL benchmark 2.5
--
--
Epic citadel
--
--
Basemark x
--
--
RAM
0.5 GB
0.25 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.0, 4 mm (31.7 mm equiv.)
f/2.0, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
Resolution
5 MP (2592 x 1936)
3.1 MP (2048 x 1536)
Sensor
1/3.2" (4.54 mm × 3.42 mm)
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
Flash
LED
None
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
None
None
Panorama
No
No
Continuous shooting
None
None
Aperture
f/2.0
f/2.0
Secondary camera
0.3 MP
None

video

Video resolution
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum bitrate
14 Mbps
10 Mbps
Video light
Yes
No

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Capacity
1,420 mA·h
1,219 mA·h
Talk time
840 min
720 min
Standby time
18,000 min
18,000 min
Tested
3G talk time
--
--
Web browsing
--
--
Video playback
--
--

music

Speaker
Mono (Bottom)
Stereo (Bottom)
Frequency response
+0.01, -0.07
+0.01, -0.05
Noise level
-90.1 dB
-92.1 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.01, -0.07
--
Noise level
-90.4 dB
--
FM radio
No
No

form factor

Size
58.6 x 114.3 x 9.3 mm
62.1 x 115.5 x 12.3 mm
Weight
137 g
135 g
Body
Slate
Plastic
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera

software

Operating system
iOS 4
iOS 3
Upgradable to
iOS 7
iOS 6.1
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
Standard (predictive)
--
Sunspider
3,559 ms
--

connectivity

Network
3.5G, HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11g/n/b (Hotspot)
802.11b/g (None)
NFC
No
No
Bluetooth
2.1
2.1
USB On-the-Go
No
--

features

Internal storage
8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
16 GB
Supported card formats
None
None
Included accessories
--
--
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Full Size
Speaker volume (Voice)
65.1 dB
69.5 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
60.3 dB
69.5 dB
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS
A-GPS
Gyroscope
Yes
No
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Compass
Yes
Yes
Thermometer
No
No
Barometer
No
No
Hygrometer
No
No