16th birthday- iphone 3g or 3gs payg

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chrisdaly1, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. chrisdaly1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    im also turning 16 soonish and im having a little bit of a problem, im debating wether i sould buy the iphone 3g (payg) for £340 ish or go premium and buy the 3gs for £440.40,,,? :)
  2. Cask Guest

    Jul 14, 2008
    How you must have a pretty good life for that to be a problem........Anyway I would get the 3GS, you're getting new hardware and not last year's model........plus you get updates for longer than on the 3G.. I guess.
  3. chrisdaly1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    ok thanks...ooh and i sold my 1g ipod touch to afford an iphone <3
  4. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    I would suggest the 3GS also, because of the video. My guess is that you would use that a fair amount...

    Game performance is better also, and soon I suspect we will have games that require the 3GS to run...
  5. jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    Most 16 year olds have no idea what direction they are going. Get the 3GS. ;)
  6. chrisdaly1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    haha...well most people say what would a sixteen year old want with an iphone they would never use it...but like i used my ipod touch 8 hrs a day everyday for 2 years :)
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  8. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  9. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2009
    Take it from someone who has had all of them.

    3GS for the win.
  10. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    You do know that they will have a new one next year. I waited, because i didn't want to pay another $500 this year to "upgrade". I will wait until next year to get whatever they come out with.

    If you dont' pay the phone bill (dunno if you have a job or not), then who cares , get the best you can
  11. Cask Guest

    Jul 14, 2008
    Well if you wait for the next big thing then you'll always be waiting hehe, just get the best one you currently can. The good thing about iPhones is that they have pretty high resale value, so it is not that expensive to upgrade every year.
  12. chrisdaly1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    hmm thats what i was thinking...i cant wait till next july for a phone/ipod...damn i cant even live like 20 days without one...and i will buy the 3gs and keep it possibly till the 5th iphone comes out in a few years time from now :)
  13. creon macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
    I second that! Save the money for a car!
  14. chrisdaly1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    why save for a car...i cant drive till im 18 here in the uk and by then im sure i will have a job :)
  15. yorkshire macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2008
    It's 17 to drive in the UK. It's only a myth that they're putting the age limit up to 18. Also, as soon as you're 16, get a job, and get saving!
  16. MacrazeR macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2009
    Well, I've 3gs is better than 3g performance wise obviously, but nothing much for a 100 Eu. so, I'd recommend 3g... I've tried both, except that 3gs is a tad faster, everything is the same.. Anyways its upto you, if you can afford, then go for 3gs..
    Zune HD an iPod touch killer?:apple: Dream on Microsoft![​IMG]
  17. chrisdaly1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    meh 17/18 im not really bothered about driving tbh...
    and thx everybody for the advice :):p(H)
  18. DaREdBaRoN macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2009
    You have to go with the 3GS. I have a 3G and its much slower and more unresponsive then my dads 3GS

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