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Comparisons of Apple iPhone Models

May 18, 2013 03:04 pm / Posted by Andrew Coffe to iOS Data Manager
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Rumor goes around that Apple's iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S will be released on the third quarter of this year. As one of the fanciers, you may hold high expectations on the coming iPhone model. Yet, with keeping an eye on the new product, many of you may get interested in the recent iPhone models which have be released, such as iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, etc. For your reference, we would like to highlight some of the key differences by making comparisons of those different models.

Main Differences of iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS

iphone 5 vs iphone 4s vs iphone 4 vs iphone 3gs

1. Weight and Dimensions

There are small differences from the dimensions, but you can still get various senses when you hold different models in hand. Here is the list of their weight and dimensions.

  iPhone 5 iPhone 4S iPhone 4 iPhone 3GS
Weight and Dimensions H: 4.87 inches
W: 2.31 inches
D: 0.30 inch
Weight: 3.95 ounces
H: 4.5 inches
W: 2.31 inches
D: 0.37 inch
Weight: 4.9 ounces
H: 4.5 inches
W: 2.31 inches
D: 0.37 inch
Weight: 4.8 ounces
H: 4.55 inches
W: 2.44 inches
D: 0.48 inch
Weight: 4.8 ounces

2. Colors

For iPhone 3GS, only black is available. For iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4, there are two colors: black and white. You can find the differences if you look at iPhone 5 in details: the back one is covered with slate in the edge and white with silver, which makes iPhone 5 model more fashionable.

3. Battery Life

Different iPhone models have various battery lives. You can refer to the following table to see the lifetime of each battery.

  iPhone 5 iPhone 4S iPhone 4 iPhone 3GS
Talk time 8 hours on 3G 8 hours on 3G 7 hours on 3G 12 hours on 2G
5 hours 3G
Browsing time 8 hours on LTE
8 hours on 3G
10 hours on Wi-Fi
6 hours on 3G
9 hours on Wi-Fi
6 hours on 3G
10 hours on Wi-Fi
9 hours on Wi-Fi
Standby time 225 hours 200 hours 300 hours 300 hours

4. New Features

Apple adds new features to each of its iPhone products.

  iPhone 5 iPhone 4S iPhone 4 iPhone 3GS
New features Larger screen, 4G LTE, lightning connector, nano-SIM, Apple EarPods Siri/beta voice assistant, GLONASS support 3-axis gyroscope, dual-microphone noise suppression, micro-SIM, rear camera LED flash Voice control, digital compass, camera tap to focus, volume controls on earphone

5. Capacity and Price

Different model has its own price with disparate capacity. Here we only show the available iPhone models: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4. Since iPhone 3GS is discontinued, it is not contained here.


iPhone 5

iPhone 4S

iPhone 4

Capacity and Price

$ 199 for 16 GB
$ 299 for 32 GB
$ 399 for 64 GB

$ 99 for 16 GB

Free for 8GB

No matter what model you like or get, you should have all-round information to take advantages of it into its potential. To be added, although the iPhone models have internal flash memory to store all data, settings and other information, you should delete some useless data or files at regular intervals. However, if you inadvertently some important data, such as contacts, text messages, photos, notes, etc. you can try iPhone Data Recovery to recover those files in Windows systems or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac on Mac OS X.

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