Apple iPhone 3G vs. Samsung Galaxy S

Apple iPhone 3G
Samsung Galaxy S

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Apple iPhone 3G

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Apple iPhone 3G

Samsung Galaxy S

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Samsung Galaxy S
Weight 4.7 oz (133 g) 118 g (4.2 oz) to 155 g (5.46 oz)
CPU Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM11 @ 620 MHz Samsung Hummingbird S5PC110 (ARM Cortex A8), 1 GHz
Dimensions 4.52" x 2.44" x 0.49" (115 x 62 x 12.4 mm) 122.4 mm (4.82 in) (h), 64.2 mm (2.53 in) (w), 9.9 mm (0.39 in) to 14 mm (0.55 in) (d)
Screen Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 480 x 800
Operating System (proprietary) iPhone / based on OS X core Google Android OS version 2.1/2.2
Wi-Fi support Version(s): 802.11 b/g WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory 128 MB EDRAM 512 MB RAM
Screen size 3.5" diagonal 4"
E-mail client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, Exchange built-in attachment viewer (Microsoft Office, PDF) Protocols Supported: POP3, IMAP, Attachment viewer
Memory card slot No Yes
Wireless Carrier AT&T T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T
FM Radio No Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP 1.5, PBA version 2.0 + EDR Bluetooth 3.0
Music Player Supported Formats: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV iPod Supported Formats: MP4 DivX WMV H.264 H.263 MP3 WAV eAAC+ AC3 FLAC
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes Yes
Display 3.5 Inch 320x480 at 163 PPI 4.0 in 480x800 (width x height in portrait orientation) @ 233 ppi WVGA, Super AMOLED, (0.37 Megapixels) with mDNIe
Manufacturer Apple Samsung Electronics
Predecessor Apple Iphone 2G Samsung Galaxy i-7500
Streaming Video Protocol: H.264 / MPEG-4 (MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GPP) via Safari web browser / plus dedicated YouTube client Protocol: DivX / XviD / MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264 / RV / MKV and Youtube Client
Storage capacity 16 GB (Not expandable) 8/16 GB (Flash Memory), + microSD (up to 32 GB supported)
Video Capture No Yes
GPS A-GPS supports LBS, photo geo-tagging A-GPS Supports Geo-tagging, LBS, Photo
Flashlight No No
Picture ID Yes Yes
Games Yes Yes and PlayStore.
Ruggedized No No
Picture messaging Yes Yes
Voice recorder No Yes
Release date July 11, 2008 June/July, 2010
Estimated Battery Life (Standby) Up to 7 hours. talk time for 3G mode 13 hours in 2g Mode Talk Time: Up to 13 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min(3G) Standby Time: Up to 750 h (2G) / Up to 576 h (3G)
Languages supported English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Polish English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Polish
Stereo Speakers No No
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) No No
Auto-complete suggestions for text Yes Yes
PictBridge No No
Browser Safari supports landscape mode, multi-touch zoom and pan, and multiple windows. Samsung Browser, Also supports mobile browsers as Firefox
To-Do List No Yes
Ringer ID Yes Yes
Supports enlarging text No No
Calendar Yes Yes
Push-To-Talk No Yes
Type Slate smartphone Slate smartphone
Hard Drive No No
SyncML No No
Text messaging (SMS) 2-Way: Yes threaded Yes
Ringer Profiles No Yes
Screen Colors 16.7 million (24-bit) Super Amoled 16M colors
Keyboard No No
Networks GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 WCDMA 850 / WCDMA 1900 / WCDMA 2100 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 WCDMA 1900 # WCDMA 2100 # WCDMA 900
MMS No Yes
Alarm Yes Yes
Vibrate mode Yes Yes
Side buttons volume keys, ringer switch on left / sleep key on top Volume, Sleep/On,Off key on side,
Infrared No No
Built-in memory 16 GB (internal memory available to user for storage) also available in 8 GB model 16GB Internal. Expendable to 32GB.
Speakerphone Yes Yes
Physical design Bar Internal Antenna Bar Internal Antenna
BREW No No
Calculator Yes Yes
Digital TTY/TDD Yes Yes
USB Version: 2.0 supports charging Version: 2.0 supports charging
Introduction The Iphone 3G is a Smartphone designed and released by Apple and manufactured by Foxconn. It features internal Memory of 16GB a 16.5M LCD Display with touchscreen. The processor is a Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM11 620 MHz (Underclocked to 412 Mhz) The Samsung Galaxy S is an Android smartphone that was announced by Samsung in March 2010. It features a 1 GHz "Hummingbird" processor along with 8–16 GB internal Flash memory, a 4-inch 480×800 pixel Super AMOLED (PenTile) capacitive touchscreen
Voice dialing No Yes
External Display No Yes
Data network Technology: HSDPA 3.6 HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Screen Type LCD (Color TFT/TFD) Super Amoled
Graphics PowerVR MBX Lite 3D GPU PowerVR SGX 540
Input Multi-Touch Touschreen. Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, 3-axis accelerometer, additional 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, proximity & light sensors, Swype
Camera Resolution: 2+ megapixel supports geo-tagging 5 Megapixel with Auto Focus, 720p HD Video, Self shot, Action shot, Panorama shot, Stop motion, Smile shot, Add me, Front-facing VGA camera (on select models)
Touch Screen Primary input method: Finger multi-touch Primary input method: Finger multi-touch & Swype Functionality
Live TV No No
Polyphonic Ringtones No No
Java support No No
Successor Apple Iphone 4 Samsung Infuse 4G

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Iphone 3G

The iPhone 3G is the second generation of iPhone. It was the successor to the original iPhone, and is succeeded by the iPhone 3GS. Introduced on June 9, 2008 at the WWDC 2008 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. The 3G was very similar to its predecessor, containing the same 2 MP camera and no support for video recording, and its performance was limited by the same 128 MB eDRAM memory unit. Nevertheless, the 3G featured several improvements over the original. It supported Assisted GPS, Quad-band UMTS/HSDPA and 3G data.

The iPhone 3G runs Apple’s iOS operating system, the same operating system used on previous iPhones, the iPad, and the iPod Touch. It is primarily controlled by a user’s fingertips on the multi-touch display, which is sensitive to fingertip contact. Without modification, the iPhone restricts users from running any software that is not explicitly approved by Apple and distributed via its App Store. Doing so could potentially cause issues with software functionality which may not be covered under warranty.

The iPhone 3G no longer receives software updates from Apple. It is no longer supported.

Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

The Samsung Galaxy S is an Android smartphone that was announced by Samsung in March 2010. It features a 1 GHz "Hummingbird" processor along with 8–16 GB internal Flash memory, a 4-inch 480×800 pixel Super AMOLED (PenTile) capacitive touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera and on select models, a VGA front-facing camera. The base version of the phone, the GT-I9000, was quickly followed by variant models for the US carriers, including the Epic 4G, Vibrant, Captivate, and Fascinate.

The Samsung Galaxy S has a PowerVR graphics processor yielding 90 million triangles per second, making it the fastest graphics processing unit in any Android phone to date. It was the first Android phone to be certified for DivX HD,[4] and at 9.9 mm it was the thinnest Android phone at the time of release.

As of January 2011, Samsung had sold 10 million Galaxy S phones globally. The Galaxy S was named the European Smartphone of the Year at the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards 2010-2011.


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