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.
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.
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.