iPhone 3GS – Full Phone Information, Tech Specs


The iPhone 3GS, released on June 19, 2009, is Apple’s third-generation iPhone model. Building on the iPhone 3G’s feature set, the 3GS introduced speed improvements, an improved camera, voice control, and other enhancements.

Here are the primary specifications and features of the iPhone 3GS:


  • Operating System: iOS 3, upgradable to iOS 6.1.6
  • CPU: 600 MHz Cortex-A8
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX535
  • Memory: 256 MB


  • Size: 3.5 inches
  • Type: TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels (~165 ppi density)


  • Internal: 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB, non-expandable


  • Rear Camera: 3.15 MP, autofocus
  • Video: 480p@30fps
  • Front Camera: No


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth: 2.1, A2DP (headset support only)
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Radio: No
  • USB: 2.0


  • Type: Non-removable Li-Ion battery
  • Stand-by: Up to 300 h
  • Talk time: Up to 12 h (2G) / Up to 5 h (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 30 h

Other Features

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Browser: HTML (Safari)

The iPhone 3GS was the first iPhone model to offer video recording capabilities. The “S” in the name stands for “Speed,” denoting the device’s performance improvements over the previous model, including faster app launch times and smoother multitasking. It also introduced Voice Control, the predecessor to Siri, which allowed for voice dialing and music control. The iPhone 3GS marked a significant step forward for the iPhone line, laying the groundwork for many of the features we now take for granted in modern smartphones.

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