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iPhone 3GS, Specs, features, release date and Price -Full Review

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Apple iPhone 3GS - 8GB - Black (AT&T) A1303 (GSM)








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  • Dimensions Weight 4.8 Oz Width 2.4in. Height 4.5in. Depth 0.48in.
  • Band Gsm / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Umts / Hsdpa 850/1900/2100
  • Batteries :1 Lithium ion batteries required
  • Price :$144.00
  • Screen Size: 5.5 in
  • Operating System: ios
  • Battery Standby Time: Up to 300hr.


  • Contact seller on shipment
  • Overheating on long hours
  • Might not be the best ever iphone since there are other better ones.

iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS was made available for pre-order on June 7, 2009, and released on June 19 in the United States, Canada, and 7 European countries, and on June 26 in Australia and the United Kingdom. Within the first weekend of its release, over one million iPhone 3GS units were sol.

CPU Specs:

OS          iOS 3, upgradable to iOS 6.1.6
CPU       600 MHz Cortex-A8
GPU       PowerVR SGX535

Do you Know, that…

The LCD display on the device was designed by Apple and made by LG company? Again, the iPhone 3GS is powered by the Samsung APL0298C05 chip. The chip was designed and manufactured by Samsung.

“iPhone3GS …More to love. Less to pay.” 


  • W7.2Mbit/s HSDPA for downlink, it’s 2x faster than iPhone 3G
  • Battery life indicator in percentage
  • Availability of magnetometer for measuring strength and direction of magnetic field in its surroundings.
  • Compass App to point to the direction of magnetic fields at the time of release.
  • Voice Control for phone and music
  • Voiceover, color Inversion and TextZoom
  • 3 Megapixel Camera with auto-focus,auto-white balance and auto macro as well as capturing VGA Videos.
  • The option to slide for Video and or Camera for capturing or recording.
  • Ability to rotate it vertically and also with an internal accelerometer


  • iPhone 3GS overheats.
  • Discoloration of the device due to heat. 


Release Date
June 19, 2009
Manufacturer Foxconn
Developer Apple Inc.
Form factor
Discontinued date
September 12, 2012
Successor iPhone 4



CAMERA-Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio.
-3-megapixel still camera.
-Tap to focus.
-Photo and video geotagging.
BATTERY-Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
3.7 V 1220 mAh.
-Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter.
-Apple claims the iPhone 3GS has:
-Talk time:
-Up to 5 hours on 3G.
-Up to 12 hours on 2G.
-Standby time: Up to 300 hours.
-Internet use:
-Up to 5 hours on 3G.
-Up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi.
-Video playback: Up to 10 hours.
-Audio playback: Up to 30 hours.
Storage- 8, 16 or 32 GB flash memory.
-iTunes Store.
-Microsoft Exchange Active Sync. Support
Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F
(0° to 35° C).
Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F
(-20° to 45° C).
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing.
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m) .
SOFTWARE Operating system;
Original-iPhone OS 3.
Last- iOS 6.1.6, released February 21, 2014.
System on chip- Samsung S5PC100.

CPU CPU- 600 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 .
GPU- PowerVR SGX535 .
DATA Multi-Touch touchscreen display .
3-axis accelerometer. 
Digital compass .
Proximity sensor .
Ambient light sensor .
Microphone .
Headset controls .
DESIGN Color-Black /White
Display-3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi
24-bit (16.76 million colors) LCD 
Size and weight:
Height:4.5 inches (115.5 mm)
Width:2.4 inches (62.1 mm)
Depth:0.48 inch (12.3 mm)
Weight:4.8 ounces (135 grams)
EX/IN CONNECTION Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g). 
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. 
Dock connector.
SIM card tray.

SOUNDS Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz.
User-configurable maximum volume limit.
Sound- Single loudspeaker. 
3.5 mm TRRS, 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response (internal, headset). 
Microphone :
30-pin dock connector.
3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack.
NETWORK Cellular and wireless.
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz).
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz).
802.11b/g Wi-Fi.
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology.


There is no time to waste buying it. It has most features which can be used on a normal day. Great picture quality by the camera is exceptional. Buy iPhone 3GS if you want internet speed. Don’t bother about the overheating. It only comes after long hours of usage. It is difficult to differentiate between iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G. On the market, check out the back.iPhone 3GS has a glossy plastic text written at the back and matches the Apple icon whiles 3G has a simple grey text. See the picture below.

iphone back
product image
Author Rating
Aggregate Rating
3 based on 1 votes
Brand Name
Product Name
Apple iphone 3GS
USD 479
Product Availability
Available in Stock


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