iPhone 3GS in the Test

The strikes come closer: first spread the miracle thing in the surrounding offices in the technology-enthusiastic editors, then arrived at the style-conscious graphic designers and now even my little sister has her iPhone.

  1. iPhone 3GS in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

And like the typical mobile pre-purchase question isn’t at the moment: what model should I buy? But: I should buy me an iPhone? With the new iPhone 3 G S, there are a few arguments more again. According to Apple, the S stands for speed.

It should be above all faster, a fixerer processor and improved software to make starting programs, the call from Internet sites even faster the operation still liquid. The old model was already fast compared with the competition, and has won the operation as a result of the increase in speed.

On more speed, the new iPhone version is however not limited, for Apple’s has improved according to many places. So, the manufacturer promises more stamina. The battery should last longer especially when listening to music, at the talk time on the D NET, as well as when receiving data via Wi-Fi.

Battery firmly installed in the housing

He is like in the previous set into the housing and is actually somewhat larger. The measured capacitance was the predecessor around 1180 mAh, the energy storage of the iPhone 3 G S emits around 1260 mAh. So no big jumps can be of course, but a larger battery is only half the battle.

Apple has also the power consumption despite the faster processor significantly lowered – overall by about 10 percent, once again clear in talks more. This brings a significant improvement on the one hand, on the other hand continues to apply: with really heavy use, the iPhone must be no later than after a day at the outlet. The typical operating time composed of telephone calls and Internet use is 4:15 hours of continuous use.

Who uses a “normal” phone so far and plays with the idea to buy a Smartphone with touch screen, should clear be: the cycles are on average one to three, maximum four days – for this reason, because to get to a Smartphone out of Pocket much more frequently about new emails to look times quickly to Google, the way to have or to use the display as a mini cinema.

Finally more memory

What Apple has changed nothing substantial in comparison to its predecessor: the iPhone 3 G S in the UMTS network is average in terms of transmission and reception quality. The voice quality on the phone is, however, still very good.

However, Californians in the facilities have created hand vigorously, the memory doubled once again compared to its predecessor. The large version is now 29 GB, no competitor offers this otherwise – but this is a more expensive fun. The offers from T-Mobile, the 29-GB version costs more than the 16-GB model up to 120 euros.

Also the camera has improved at the 3 G S Apple. It offers while still virtually no setting options – keep it and raise is the motto in most mobile photographers but probably already live. At one point, you can intervene anyway: with a tip on the display can be set at which point autofocus to sharpen.

Intuitive control without detours

The selected range is also optimally illuminated. So, just for images with high brightness contrast, you can ensure that the desired area is not over – or underexposed.

The control works in Apple typical: intuitively and without detours via an options menu. The speed increase is to feel significantly when shooting: the camera starts fast, the autofocus works fix and raises the optics with low delay.

In addition, Apple has now installed a 3-megapixel sensor and software side did a lot for better shots. In good light conditions, usually beautiful pictures succeed, at moderate light typical noise tarnishes the joy but also here soon. What is missing is its own light source, which helps a little in the Dustern.

Another novelty: finally that draws on iPhone 3 G S also moving images – in VGA resolution and 30 frames per second. That is reasonable to consider; customary and afterwards on the computer the camera can follow even rapid panning smoothly. Also the sound on the recording is good.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system iPhone OS
Processor / clock speed (MHz) K.a.-K.a. / 0
internal memory (MB) 29000
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch / K.a.. /.
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / / / K.a..
HSDPA / HSUPA 3.6 /.
Wi-Fi standard 802.11b / g
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch) TFT / 3.5
Resolution (pixels) 320 x 480
Number of colors 16.7 m
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection /
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert 1 /. /
Handsfree / mute /
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML / / /
SMS / MMS /
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact) 12 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac /
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting / / /
Flash / https / home / Favorites K.a.. /. / /
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 3.2
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard / /
Navi / route planner /
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm 115 x 62 x 12
Weight (grams) 134
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 7:51 am
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 10:12
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 3:45
type. Endurance (hours) 4:15
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) 0.47 / 1,100
TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) good 78
Endurance talk (35) 28
Persistence display mode (65) 50
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 90
System (15) 5
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 23
Connectivity (15) 5
Phone features (10) 7
Messaging (15) 12
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 4
Web browser (15) 8
Camera (15) 3
Music and video (10) 5
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) well 106
Ease of handling 39
User interface 48
Processing quality 19
MEASUREMENTS (90) satisfying 64
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 24
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 15
Acoustic measurements send (15) 13
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 12
tested in issue: 09/09
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points satisfying 338

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) good 78
Endurance talk (35) 28
Persistence display mode (65) 50
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 90
System (15) 5
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 23
Connectivity (15) 5
Phone features (10) 7
Messaging (15) 12
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 4
Web browser (15) 8
Camera (15) 3
Music and video (10) 5
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) well 106
Ease of handling 39
User interface 48
Processing quality 19
MEASUREMENTS (90) satisfying 64
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 24
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 15
Acoustic measurements send (15) 13
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 12
tested in issue: 09/09
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points satisfying 338