Sunday, January 16, 2011

What is the difference between Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS (tech, news, report, repair, unlock, Auckland)

Apple's claiming that the iPhone 4 represents the platform's biggest advance since the original model's intro back in 2007 -- but does the argument hold water? Follow the break for a comprehensive rundown of the key differences between the newest member of the iPhone model and last year's king of the hill, the 3GS! 

Price (on contract)$199 16GB, $299 32GB$99 8GB
ProcessorApple A4600MHz, Cortex-A8 architecture
Display3.5-inch IPS 960 x 6403.5-inch 480 x 320, no IPS
Primary camera5 megapixel AF with flash3 megapixel AF
Secondary cameraVGANo
Video recording720p at 30fps, optional iMovieVGA at 30fps, basic editing capabilities built-in
CellularQuadband GSM, pentaband HSPAQuadband GSM, triband HSPA
Orientation sensingAccelerometer, compass, gyroscopeAccelerometer, compass
FaceTime video callingYesNo
SIM standardMicro SIMSIM
Battery lifeUp to 7 hours talk time on 3G, 14 hours on 2G

Up to 10 hours data on WiFi

Up to 40 hours audio

Up to 10 hours video
Up to 5 hours talk time / data on 3G, 12 hours on 2G

Up to 9 hours data on WiFi

Up to 30 hours audio

Up to 10 hours video
Weight137 grams / 4.8 oz.135 grams / 4.76 oz.
Dimensions115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3mm

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