Samsung Galaxy S vs iPhone 3GS: Size Comparison Pictures

Considering the amount of times people have mistaken the Samsung Galaxy S we were holding for an iPhone 3GS, we figured we might as well put the two together side-by-side.

On with the pictures.

Front View:

Samsung Galaxy S vs iPhone 3GS

Okay, so admittedly, they do look a bit similar. Especially from the front view. The Galaxy S looks like a bigger brother, thanks to it’s 4″ Super AMOLED screen (at 480 x 800 pixels) versus the 3.5″ TFT screen on the iPhone 3GS (at 320 x 480 pixels).

Samsung Galaxy S vs iPhone 3GS

The Galaxy is is quite a bit larger too, at 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm, compared to the 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm of the iPhone 3GS. It is however a bit slimmer,and lighter (Galaxy S is 119 g, iPhone 3GS is 135 g).

Back View:

Samsung Galaxy S vs iPhone 3GS

Both devices have a very plastic-y rear panel. The Galaxy S panel is removable though.

The iPhone 3GS has a 3.15 MP camera, while the Galaxy S has a 5 MP camera. Both lack a Flash unit.

Top View:

Samsung Galaxy S vs iPhone 3GS

Both devices have their 3.5mm Standard Audio Jacks here (The Galaxy S supports TV-Out through it). The iPhone also has it’s power/lock button here and it’s sim card slot. The Galaxy S has it’s microUSB port which has a sliding panel to close it off to dust.

Left View:

Samsung Galaxy S vs iPhone 3GS

On the left side the iPhone 3GS has it’s silent profile switch and volume rocker key. The Galaxy S also has it’s volume controls here, along with a small inlet for a lanyard cable.

Right View:

Samsung Galaxy S vs iPhone 3GS

The 3GS keeps it minimal with no controls here. The Galaxy S has it’s power/lock key here.

Bottom View:

Samsung Galaxy S vs iPhone 3GS

The Galaxy S has no ports here apart from a tiny mic hole, while the iPhone 3GS has it’s speaker and mic behind two small and recessed openings next to the dock connector.


Samsung Galaxy S vs iPhone 3GS

Were you thinking of getting a Samsung Galaxy S or an Apple iPhone 3GS? Have any questions about the differences between either device? Something we missed? Let us know in the comments y’all!

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  • aatifsumar

    haha i can totally see you in the front view pic. Clicking away with the N900.

  • Clinton Jeff

    Haha, yeah lol. Gotta love that N900 for it's camera atleast :P

  • Frankie Bloise

    I like the Samsung more…

  • Charlie2009boi

    which one should i get?

  • Armynynja

    The iPhone can not send or receive voice! Idk I the galaxy s can!! The iPhone can not set a custom txt message sound, you must you the ones they provide! And again idk bout the galaxy! Anyone know?

  • junonis

    galaxy s is much better… it has 720p hd camera and front facing camera. iphone 4 just got same camera as samsung galaxy s.. i would take samsung galaxy s!!

  • J D Jones1999

    samsung is the best totaly

  • reema

    my bro s seriously confusd ya . . . . .. he hs gt 20,000 ka bugt . . . . . .n confusd btwn i phne n galaxy s . . . . . 
    wat 2 do?? guyz help . . . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!