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Apple iPhone 3G Phone Technical Specifications

Apple iPhone 3G Phone Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPhone
  • CPU 620 MHz Underclocked to 412 MHz
  • RAM 128 MB
  • Storage 8/16 GB
  • Display 3.5-inch screen (diagonally) 480×320 pixel resolution
  • Camera 2.0 MP
  • OS iOS (iPhone OS) 2.0, up to iOS 4.2.1

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Apple iPhone 3G Review and Features

The iPhone 3G (also known as iPhone 2 is a smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc.; it is the second generation of the iPhone, successor to the original iPhone or iPhone 1st Gen, and was introduced on June 9, 2008, at the WWDC 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, United States.

The iPhone 3G is similar to its predecessor but included several new hardware features, such as GPS, a 3G network for data, and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. The device was preloaded with the concurrently launched iPhone OS 2.0. In addition to other features (including push email and turn-by-turn navigation), iOS 2.0 introduced the App Store—Apple’s new distribution platform for third-party applications.

In June 2009, iPhone 3G users received the iPhone OS 3.0 software update, which introduced the long-awaited MMS feature, copy and paste, landscape support for more applications, Bluetooth stereo support, and other improvements.

In June 2010, Apple released the iOS 4.0 software update. Unlike its successor models, the iPhone 3G does not support prominent features of iOS 4.0 such as multitasking, the ability to set a home screen wallpaper, or Bluetooth keyboard support. However, it does provide access to a unified mailbox feature, home screen folders to better organize apps, playlist creation, and other enhancements.

This update was widely criticized for slow performance on iPhone 3G, though September 2010’s iOS 4.1 release resolved this problem. However, unlike more modern iOS devices, this update again does not provide iPhone 3G owners with access to important features, in this case, the Game Center Application.

On November 22, 2010, the iPhone 3G received the iOS 4.2 software update (as iOS 4.2.1), which introduced features such as YouTube voting, and security fixes. However, the iPhone 3G is unable to use many features included in this update, such as AirPlay and Safari Text Search.

This is the last iOS release to support this iPhone model; iOS 4.3 and later are not compatible with this iPhone model due to hardware limitations and performance issues.

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Models A1324 (China), A1241
Announced 09 July, 2008
Released 11 July, 2008
Status Discontinued
Predecessor iPhone (1st generation)
Successor Apple iPhone 3GS
Slogan "The iPhone you have been waiting for." "The first phone to beat the iPhone." "Twice as fast, for half the price." "The most advanced mobile OS. Now even more advanced." "New features, new price."
Generation 2nd

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 62.1 mm (millimeters)
6.21 cm (centimeters)
0.204 ft (feet)
2.445 in (inches)
Height 115.5 mm (millimeters)
11.55 cm (centimeters)
0.379 ft (feet)
4.547 in (inches)
Thickness 12.3 mm (millimeters)
1.23 cm (centimeters)
0.04 ft (feet)
0.484 in (inches)
Volume 88.22 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
5.36 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 133 g (grams)
0.29 lbs (pounds)
4.69 oz (ounces)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating
Colors Black
White

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Standard SIM
Number of SIM cards 1
GSM GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTS (3G) UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz

Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT
Size 3.5-inch screen (diagonally)
Resolution 480×320 pixel resolution
Display Colors <strong>Display Colors</strong> is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 18-bit (262,144 colors) LCD
Aspect Ratio 1.5:1, 3:2
Display area 51.02 % (percent)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 163 pixels per inch (PPI)
Touch Screen Multi-touch touchscreen display
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating
Features Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating

Media

Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Video File Formats H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
MPEG-4
FM Radio No
Alert Types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Audio jack Yes, 3.5mm jack
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Earpiece

Rear Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 3.15 MP
Image Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels

Front/Selfie Camera

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 2.0, upgradable to iOS 4.2.1
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. iPhone OS UI

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Samsung S5L8900 32-bit RISC ARM 1176JZ(F)-S v1.0
SoC Process Technology 90 nm (nanometers)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. 620 MHz Underclocked to 412 MHz ARM 11
CPU bits 32
CPU cores 1
CPU frequency 412 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 16 KB + 16 KB (kilobytes)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR MBX Lite
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 128 MB
RAM frequency 103 MHz (megahertz)
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 8/16 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Multi-touch touchscreen display
3-axis accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Microphone
Headset controls

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR
Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
USB 2.0
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS
A-GPS
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No
Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Data

GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Web Browser <strong>Web Browser => </strong> a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages. HTML (Safari)

Messaging

SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes (threaded view)
MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user. Yes
IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. Yes

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 1220 mAh
Placement Non-removable

Prices (Prices are estimated and varies by capacity)

Price in (USA) $ $199
Price in (Bangladesh)৳ BDT 7,850.00
Price in (Canada) US$200.00
Price in (Dubai/UAE) د.إ AED 405
Price in (India) ₹ ₹7,400
Price in (Iraq) ع.د IQD 160,380
Price in (Nigeria) ₦ ₦46,440.00
Price in (Tanzania) TSh TZS 251,748
Price in Australia US$279.00
Price in France € 107

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