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iPhone vs iPhone 3G: Specs and Video Comparison

Now let’s put two phones together and see which one comes out on top, welcome to the Apple iPhone vs Apple iPhone 3G, do you think that the 3G is well worth the buy? Well let’s see shall we.

Below we have the specifications for both Apple phones and there is also a video to compare the two side by side, plus we will say what we think of the two phones and if it is worth buying the iPhone 3G.

Let me start with the specifications for both of these highly popular devices.

First up is the Apple iPhone: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – 115 x 61 x 11.6 mm and weighs 135 grams – 3.5 inch Touchscreen (16M colors/320 x 480 pixels) – Multi-touch input method – Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate – Proximity sensor for auto turn-off — Polyphonic & MP3 Ringtones – Vibration – 3.5 mm headset jack — Photocall and near enough unlimited phonebook entries and fields — Call records (100 received, dialed and missed calls) — Up to 16GB of internal memory – GPRS – EDGE — NO 3G – WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g – Bluetooth v2.0 headset support only – USB v2.0 – Mac OS X v10.4.8 — Email & SMS Messaging — Safari HTML Browser — Downloadable Games and applications – 2 MP Camera (1600×1200 pixels) – Google Maps – iPod audio/video player – PIM including calendar – to-do list – TV output – Photo browser/editor – Voice memo – Integrated handsfree – Up to 250 hours standby time plus Up to 8 hours talk time.

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Now the iPhone 3G Specs: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm which is a little thicker – 133 grams in weight which is lighter — Same 3.5 inch Touchscreen (16M colors/320 x 480 pixels) – Multi-touch input method – Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate – Proximity sensor for auto turn-off – Ambient light sensor — Polyphonic & MP3 Ringtones – Vibration — Flush 3.5 mm headset jack – Photocall and near enough unlimited phonebook entries and fields – Call records (100 received, dialed and missed calls) — 8 or 16GB built in memory versions – GPRS – EDGE – 3G HSDPA – WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g – Bluetooth v2.0 headset support only – USB v2.0 – Mac OS X v10.4.10 — Email & SMS Messaging – Safari HTML Browser — Downloadable games and applications — Same 2 megapixel camera – Built-in GPS receiver – A-GPS function – Google Maps – iPod audio/video player – PIM including calendar – to-do list – TV output – Photo browser/editor – Voice memo – Integrated handsfree – Up to 300 hours standby time and Up to 10 hours talk time.

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Now when you sit and look at the specifications between the two phones there is not a lot of difference really, ok the new model has 3G and yes it has built in GPS, but other than that not really much in the way of major changes.

Personally I prefer the old iPhone with the brushed steel casing better than the iPhone 3G’s plastic casing, the plastic casing is supposed to give you better signal, well that is what they say anyway.

Since the latest iPhone firmware update that the old iPhone has had allows you to connect to the Apps Store so that you can download many applications which must admit is pretty cool indeed, the update also allows you to delete multiple emails amongst other things.

If you put the two phones side by side look by look spec for spec my personal choice would have to be stick with the normal iPhone unless you want 3G and GPS, other than that not much difference between the two.

Both phones have downsides and that is since the latest firmware update many devices are experiencing problems of freezing, lagging and complete shutdown. If you want the 3G you will have to wait a long time as demand is high and stock is scarce.

So what iPhone would I choose? Well that is simple because I still have the old iPhone, I am in no rush whatsoever to buy the iPhone 3G, there is one reason and one reason only why I would get the iPhone 3G and this is solely so I can review it for Phones Review for our readers to read.

Please watch the video below, and then let us know what you would choose.

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11 thoughts on “iPhone vs iPhone 3G: Specs and Video Comparison”

  1. Reply
    David Steel says:

    Quite possibly if you are an existing iPhone user, there may not be enough there for you to want to upgrade. Perhaps you should consider upgrading only for every other model update to make it worth your while as many digital SLR owners do. Oh yes, there will be an even newer iPhone at some stage with a 5Mp camera and MMS.

    For me, a new user wanting to upgrade from a Motorola and wanting better access to e-mail on the move and a better screen, the GPS and MobileMe are bonuses that make an iPhone 3G even more appealing. Of course, I can’t buy an iPhone Mk1 so the 3G is the model for me.

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    maxx says:

    i would get the iphone 3G only for the gps and 3G speed. i wouldnt use the internet (3G) on a daily basis. it uses some sencers to save power on the phone so it also has a beter headphone jack. the only thing i hate is the 3 year plan in canada. That being said exsept for the plan, the 3G would be my iphone of choice.

  3. Reply
    Liam says:

    I have recently purchased the iphone 3g and when you use the 3g the talk time is only 5 hours, but when you put it on 3g it doubles to 10 hours, so i bareley ever turn the 3g on. Also the gps said i was down a road which was a few road away and was not as accurate as my n95.

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    Steve says:

    I think that the new iphone’s HSDPA speed is huge! AT&T is the exclusive carrier of the iphone for the next 5 years and they have the best network and fastest speed available. I can move at lightning speed with my iphone 3G. This is a definite must buy for the smart techy customer. I love mine. There is nothing that I can’t do with this and the built in WiFi, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and GPS. This is all the best gadgets perfected.

  5. Reply
    George says:

    Remember that battery life is significantly worse on the 3G and its harder to buy without a contract although you can now unlock it.

    An unlocked 1st gen from ebay is still a good buy.

  6. Reply
    David Steel says:

    Rayza said:

    “I want to buy iphone 3G..
    but its so expensive..”

    Isn’t that true about all the best things in life? ;o)

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