3GS and iOS5

Dr. McKay

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Jan 20, 2010
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I currently have a Nokia E5 smartphone. Nothing fancy, but it does the job. However, I've been wanting an iPhone for a long time, but the price has been holding me back.
The iPhone 4(S) is too expensive for me, but what about the 3Gs ? It's still available to buy so is it still worth it ?
I wouldn't mind having an older model, but how does it do with iOS5 ?

I've heard mixed feedback : some people say it runs just fine, others say it's dog slow. So who's right ?
 

jj48

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Oct 15, 2011
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I currently have a Nokia E5 smartphone. Nothing fancy, but it does the job. However, I've been wanting an iPhone for a long time, but the price has been holding me back.
The iPhone 4(S) is too expensive for me, but what about the 3Gs ? It's still available to buy so is it still worth it ?
I wouldn't mind having an older model, but how does it do with iOS5 ?

I've heard mixed feedback : some people say it runs just fine, others say it's dog slow. So who's right ?
Apple are selling it with iOS 5 as standard. I really doubt they would leave the 3GS as a purchase option if they weren't sure about it's performance with iOS 5. Incidentally I had iOS 5 on my 3GS for a while, and speed wasn't an issue at all.
 

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The 3GS, runs just fine with iOS 5. I still have mine and only use it as a iPod and such. I've had no issues with it or iOS 5.

It's not as fast as my 4S, but that is to be expected.
 

sweetbrat

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Jun 17, 2009
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I had it on my 3GS before I bought the 4S, and it ran fine. Sure, it wasn't as fast as the 4 or 4S run it, but still perfectly usable. My mom has my old 3GS and is enjoying iOS5 now :)