Apple iPhone 3GS

AKA: iPhone 3G S

Available at: Bell, Fido, MTS, Rogers, Telus, Virgin Mobile

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The iPhone 3GS is faster and we appreciate the new features and extended battery life, but call quality and 3G reception still need improvement. - Kent German, CNET  
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Specs summary

Screen
3.5"

The Apple iPhone 3GS's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
600MHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the iOS 3.01 (Update Available: 6.1.6) operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
8/16/32 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB or 16 GB or 32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1219mAh

The phone is powered by a 1219 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Apple's performance ratings are: 12.5 days standby time, 720 minutes talk time, 540 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

RB Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB FACTORY UNLOCKED Black Smartphone

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140

RB Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB FACTORY UNLOCKED White Smartphone

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140

Apple iPhone 3GS (Carrier Unknown)

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140

Apple iPhone 3GS - 8GB - Black (AT&T) Smartphone (MC640LL/A)

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140

Apple iPhone 3GS - 16GB - Black (AT&T) Smartphone (MC135LL/A)

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

iPhone 3GS over the past three years has been a good one

from GottaBeMobile (over 2 years ago)

My experience with the iPhone 3GS over the past three years has been a good one. It has gone progressively downhill with each software upgrade, but again, that was to be expected given the amount of features Apple packed into the software and the hardware that powers the device. Still, I don’t know... More

A welcome upgrade makes the iPhone even more formidable

from What Hi-Fi (over 4 years ago)

The integrated version 3.0 software (also available to all existing iPhone and iPod Touch users) also brings features such as text cut, copy and paste, picture messaging, the ability to buy or rent movies, a search function, landscape keyboard operation and turn-by-turn navigation.This certainly feels... More

  10/10

Comparison of Apple iPhone 3GS with Apple iPhone 3G

from Howard Chui (over 4 years ago)

Chech what are the advantagies and disadvatagies of Apple iPhone 3GS in comparison with 3G 

The same look, but new feel that certainly makes a difference

from GSMArena (over 5 years ago)

It's true that the iPhone 3GS brings over only incrementing changes, there's nothing ground breaking about it. But before everything else, the newly introduced changes on both software AND hardware level will make the new iPhone 3GS a more balanced smartphone most of all. That will give it some more... More

Sending texts is tricky, the contract costly, battery life limited – but the iPhone 3GS remains best in class

from The Guardian (over 5 years ago)

It's fabulously expensive, isn't it? Minimum £29.38 a month, and £184.98 upfront. For an 18-month contract, the cheapest totals £714.And yet the iPhone 3GS is still best in class: the simple interface, the ease of setup, all of that before you get onto the thousands of third-party apps. As a phone,... More

The 3GS version has a 600 MHz processor that puts the previous models to sleep

from Mobile Syrup (over 5 years ago)

Over the past few days the new Apple iPhone 3G S has been strapped to my hand. This new faster model is making it even more fun to have around. The 3G S version has a 600 MHz processor that puts the previous models to sleep. In addition, it comes with 256MB of RAM.There is nothing truly different about... More

The best phone out there, but power users should wait it out

from TechCrunch (over 5 years ago)

First, an anecdote: when the iPhone first launched in 2007 I took it on a tour of Central Europe, namely Budapest and Warsaw. Communism had just fallen and the dreams of these benighted nations were dashed. But as I pulled the iPhone from its protective cozy, the eyes of those present were filled with... More

A triumph for a company already at the top of its game

from The Guardian (over 5 years ago)

In short, the 3GS is triumphantly the product of a company at the absolute top of its game, their best device yet. If it were a BMW car it would be badged as the "M" version. Power and performance can be considered a luxury until you try them and realise how much more functionality, ease of use and productivity... More

The speed of the iPhone 3GS will amaze you

from Gizmodo (over 5 years ago)

Our first generation iPhone review verdict was to wait. Our iPhone 3G review gave the go-ahead to finally mount up. The only issue with the iPhone 3GS, if you already have the 3G, is that it's not all that different of an experience.Like I said in the Palm Pre review, I'm a bit bored of the iPhone look... More

The iPhone 3GS is a solid spec bump to a phone you already own

from Engadget (over 5 years ago)

There are probably two very large groups of people thinking about buying an iPhone right now. One set is current users, either those with the 3G, or those still using the original model. The other set is a group of new users -- people who've never owned an iPhone and are now faced with not one, but two... More

Overall Pretty wonderful

(over 4 years ago)

I have had my iphone for about two weeks now and I love it. There is nothing wrong with it and it works amazingly. The only downside is that the camera has no flash so you need to be in a fairly well lit setting for photos. The speakers are great and you can play music very loudly. Overall it is a great... More

  9/10

My iPhone 3G S

(over 4 years ago)

Decided to get this one after my 6 year old Treo started to wear out. What a great device. Cannot find anything I do not like. Still in the "learning" process with it & my new MacBook Pro. They sure compliment each other. Tried a Blacberry, a Samsung Instict, & this, by far, is the... More

  10/10

Iphone 3GS 16GB

(over 4 years ago)

Dazzling, Brilliant, Useful and Attractive are just few of the words that describe this phone. This phone is useful for any gender, age, and race. This is because of its app store which has apps that suit you, not apps that were put on the phone that you don't need. Its very simple to use. Would... More

  10/10

Apple iPhone 3G - I have nothing but problems

(over 4 years ago)

i don't think anyone should get this phone i have nothing but problems with this phone. there are somethings you should know before getting this phone. (1) if you go to Europe or travel anywhere even if you turn off your phone and put it on airplane mode you will get a very high bill. and they... More

  1/10

Best Ever

(over 4 years ago)

This is by far the best phone I have ever owned. Is it perfect? Of course not - but it does sooooo much and is truly an all in one device. Highly recommended and will probably continue to upgrade to more Apple devices over the years.

  10/10

iPhone 3gs 32gb

(over 4 years ago)

I have had this phone for a while now and I still haven't found anything that I don't like about it. The app store has a solution for everyhing and the updated search and voice controll has been very usefull. The keyboard has a great auto correct feature which has helped me type this review.... More

  10/10

Apple iPhone 3G - Would not buy another one

(over 4 years ago)

Overall I like my phone, things I hate is the ringer is very quiet compared to other phones and if it is in your pocket the speaker gets blocked and you can't hear calls. Limited in what you can do in setting up, is made for apple users and not PC users who are more power users. After firmware updates... More

  5/10

Man It's Nice

(over 5 years ago)

Really Nice I Love It It's Like My Baby LOL

  10/10

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