iPhone® 4 compared to iPhone 3GS

See also the newer comparion iPhone 4 Versus iPhone 4S

Before taking out a lengthy contract, it's worth finding out what's the difference between iPhone 3g and iPhone 4? "The key differences with the new iPhone 4 are FaceTime, and a sharper detail LCD, which is obtained with a Retina display, along with all round better cameras, longer battery life, and it's thinner too."

iPhone 4 Vs. iPhone 3GS

Pocket-size guide: like for like comparison of technical features

iPhone 4 iPhone 3GS
CPU 1GHz (Apple A4) CPU 600Mhz (Cortex-A8)
Battery life: Talk time up to 14 hours. 10 hours Internet Battery life: Talk time up to 12 hours. 9 hours Internet
Height 115mm Height 115mm
Weight 137g Weight 135g
Depth 9.3mm Depth 12.3mm
LCD Retina display, max resolution 960 x 640 / 326 ppi LCD display, max resolution 480 x 320 / 163 ppi
720p HD (High Definition Compatible) video camera Standard video camera 640 * 480
5-Mega pixel camera. LED flash + additional forward facing camera: FaceTime face-to-face video calling 3-Mega pixel camera
System iOS System OSX 10.4 (free upgrade to iOS)
Number of sensors 4 Number of sensors 3
Speech: 2x Mics + noise cancelling Speech: 1x Mic
SIM: Micro Sim SIM: Standard Sim
Release date: 24/06/2010 Release date: 19/06/2009
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