iPhone 3GS Gets Cheaper in India

By Sidharth | Apple

Apple iPhone 3GS is no More an Expensive Cell Phone

Introduced three years ago at Rs. 29000, iPhone 3GS smartphones were probably the best devices in the market. Over a million iPhones were sold in only three days back then.

iPhone 3GS for sale

Times have changed now — we have many superior smartphones today, some cheaper and probably better than iPhones, but that shouldn’t stop you from buying iPhone 3GS. Why?

Few reasons to buy iPhone 3GS right now:

  • Huge reduction in price (read below).
  • iPhone 3GS can be updated to iOS 5.
  • You can access iTunes App Store to download millions of apps.
  • The phone just works out of the box.

Price of iPhone 3GS in India – 2012

Aircel India is offering iPhone 3GS for Rs. 9999 under one condition: pay additional Rs. 3000 as advance rental. This is valid for postpaid users only.

Here’s what you will get with the phone: free unlimited browsing for 12 months.

Every new iPhone 3GS owner will get 2GB browsing at 3.6 Mbps. Post 2GB, the speed will be up to 128 Kbps. And after 12 months, you have to pay Rs. 399 every month.

Postpaid iPhone 3GS plan:

Click to view the iPhone 3GS Postpaid Plan
3G circles 2G circles
Free minutes/month (Local+National) NA 1000 mins (L+N)
Free 3G data/month Unlimited*# NA
Free 2G data/month
NA Unlimited*
Free SMS/month NA 2500 (L+N)
Validity 12 months 6 months
Device cost Rs. 9999 Rs. 9999
Advance rental Rs. 3000 Rs. 3000
TOTAL COST Rs. 12,999 Rs. 12,999

Prepaid iPhone 3GS plan:

Click to view the iPhone 3GS Prepaid Plan
3G circles 2G circles
Free talk time value NA Rs. 3000
Free 3G data/month 2GB NA
Added benefits
NA 12 nos. of PI 98
Validity 12 months 12 months
Device cost Rs. 17000 Rs. 17000
Advance rental Rs. 2999 Rs. 2999
TOTAL COST Rs. 19,999 Rs. 19,999

Apple iPhone 3GS may seem outdated, and a few HD games may freeze once in a while, but given the price has come down to an acceptable range, the phone continues to impress us. If you are planning to buy an iPod Touch, think again, because at this price iPhone 3GS is a steal.

You can always pick up an iPhone 3GS from Aircel Stores and other leading mobile retailers.

iPhone 3GS Specs

Size and Weight

Height: 4.5 inches (115.5 mm)

Width: 2.4 inches (62.1 mm)

Depth: 0.48 inch (12.3mm)

Weight: 4.8 ounces (135 grams)

Color and Capacity

  • Black
  • 8GB flash drive

Cellular and Wireless

  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology


  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular


  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Camera, Photos, and Video

  • Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • 3-megapixel still camera
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Photo and video geotagging

External Buttons and Connectors

  • External Buttons and Controls
  • Connectors and Input/Output

Power and Battery3

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 5 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on 2G
  • Standby time: Up to 300 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 30 hours

Audio Playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

TV and Video

  • Video out support at 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


  • Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

Mail Attachment Support

Viewable Document Types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)


  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

System Requirements

  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access4
  • Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
    • Mac: OS X v10.5.8 or later
    • PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
    • iTunes 10.5 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)

Environmental Requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Specs via Apple.com

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!