Apple iPhone 3G vs. iPhone 3GS vs. Palm Pre vs. HTC G1

Apple once again has taken the blogosphere by storm with their latest iteration of the iPhone and its software. The Palm Pre was released just this Saturday and the blogs were ablaze with chatter (until today) with all things Pre. Earlier this month, Google’s Android development team released the much anticipated cupcake update (Firmware 1.5). With all the news coming at breakneck speed, it’s difficult to stay abreast of all the developments and all the details. Below is an attempt to highlight the hardware differences between four devices, the iPhone 3G, the new iPhone 3GS, the Palm Pre, and the HTC G1 in a concise table. As you can see, the hardware is very closely matched.

iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS Palm Pre Google G1
Cost $100 (8GB) $150 (16GB) $200 (16GB)$300 (32GB) $200 $180
Carrier AT&T AT&T Sprint T-Mobile
Minimum Monthly Cost $70 $70 $70 $55
Processor 32-bit Samsung S5L8900 620 MHz processor Unknown but said to be about twice as fast. TI OMAP3430 600MHz (but could be higher) Qualcomm MSM7201A 528MHz
ROM 8GB 16GB / 32GB 8GB 256MB
Expandable Storage No No No Yes, MicroSD  (up to16GB)
Screen Size 3.5” (320×480) 3.5” (320×480) 3.1” (320X480) 3.2” (320×480)
Multi-Touch Yes Yes Yes Not Officially Supported, but Yes
Camera 2.0MP fixed focus 3MP autofocus with video 3MP autofocus with video 3MP autofocus with video
Battery Life Voice: 5hrs 3G, 10hrs 2G

Standby: 300hrs

Voice: 5hrs 3G, 12hrs 2G

Standby: 300hrs

Voice: 5hrs




Dimensions 2.4×4.5×0.48








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