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Apple iPhone 3GS Phone Technical Specifications

Apple iPhone 3GS Phone Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPhone
  • CPU 600 MHz ARM Cortex-A8
  • RAM 256 MB
  • Storage 8/16/32 GB
  • Display 3.5 inch (89 mm)
  • Camera 3.0 MP
  • OS iOS (iPhone OS) 3.0, up to iOS 6.1.6

The iPhone 3GS is the successor to the iPhone 3G. The S in the iPhone 3GS stands for speed. Introduced in June 2009, the iPhone 3GS included both specification and feature enhancements over its predecessor, the wildly successful iPhone 3G.

In addition to CPU, GPU, and capacity improvements, the iPhone 3GS included a higher-resolution video-capable camera, an integrated Magnetometer, and Voice Control.

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Models A1325 (China), A1303, iPhone2,1
Announced 08 June, 2009
Released 19 June, 2009
Status Discontinued
Predecessor Apple iPhone 3G
Successor Apple iPhone 4
Slogan "The fastest, smartest phone yet." (2009–2010) "More to love. Less to pay."
Generation 3rd

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 135 g (grams)
0.3 lbs (pounds)
4.76 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
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels,
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. 24-bit (16.76 million colors) LCD
Aspect Ratio 3:2 ratio
Display area (~50.9% screen-to-body ratio)
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. 165 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
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
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
Sensor type CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Main cameras 3.15 MP
Sensor size 3.2 x 2.4 mm (millimeters)
0.16 in (inches)
Pixel size 1.563 µm (micrometers)
0.001563 mm (millimeters)
Crop factor 10.82
ISO 15 - 800
Aperture f/2.8
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 3.85 mm (millimeters) 41.64 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame)
Image Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels
3.15 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Geotagging
Touch focus

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 3.0, upgradable to iOS 6.1.6
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 S5PC100
SoC Process Technology 65 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. 600 MHz ARM Cortex-A8
CPU bits 32 bit
CPU cores 1
CPU frequency 600 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 32 KB + 32 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 256 KB (kilobytes)
0.25 MB (megabytes)
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 SGX535
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. 256 MB
RAM frequency 150 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. 8/16/32 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
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Microphone
Headset controls

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 2.1+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)
Headset support only
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.
Speed HSDPA 7.2/0.384 Mbps
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) $ US$395.00
Price in (Bangladesh)৳ BDT 15,999.00
Price in (Canada) US$169.00
Price in (Dubai/UAE) د.إ AED 495
Price in (India) ₹ ₹12,950.00
Price in (Iraq) ع.د ‎IQD 196,020
Price in (Nigeria) ₦ ₦56,760.00
Price in (Tanzania) TSh TZS 307,692
Price in Australia $395
Price in France €170

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