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What’s the difference between the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4?

What does the iPhone 4 have that the 3GS doesn’t?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  May. 4, 2011 at 14:02

Faster processor (CPU), faster video card, higher resolution screen and better quality construction.
Most importantly iPhone 4 provides higher self-esteem (smugness/coolness index) for it's owner. Note that it has major drawback of self-esteem going to nothing as soon as iPhone 5 announced. (_;)

3GS feels quiet slow when you use it. It's very old technology by now.

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slateralexj  May. 4, 2011 at 11:01

The iphone 4 has...

1. Twice the amount of RAM than the 3GS at 512mb
2. Retina display, three hundred and twenty something pixels per inch
3. Front facing vga camera for video chat and a rear 5 megapixel camera with LED flash (the 3GS had a 3.2mp with no flash.
4. The iphone 4 runs the A5 chip which is faster than the 3GS' chip.
5. The iphone 4 also has some slightly different software features such as wireless hotspot.
6. The iphone 4 is capable of capturing 720p video as opposed to 420p on the 3GS

Then there's the obvious difference of design change!

I'm sure there are others but can't think of them from the top of my head!

CTPAHHIK  May. 4, 2011 at 14:02

Faster processor (CPU), faster video card, higher resolution screen and better quality construction.
Most importantly iPhone 4 provides higher self-esteem (smugness/coolness index) for it's owner. Note that it has major drawback of self-esteem going to nothing as soon as iPhone 5 announced. (_;)

3GS feels quiet slow when you use it. It's very old technology by now.

jennybo  May. 4, 2011 at 14:40

iPhone 4 with built-in smugness factor! Thanks CTPAHHIK

CTPAHHIK  May. 4, 2011 at 14:54

It was a joke, there is more to it.
I highly recommend spending more and getting iPhone 4. 3GS is too old and your user experience will not be very pleasant (very slow). Considering that iPhones do not fall in price - new one right now cost slightly cheaper when it was released, I would be aiming for iPhone 5. I have a feeling that it will cost the same as iPhone 4 right now.

On the other hand, if you are getting a good price 3GS is viable option. I would say half the price of iPhone 4, at least.

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