iPhone 4 or iPhone X?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MarsMan, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. MarsMan macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    Hello all!
    I am using an iPhone 3G but I want to upgrade because 3G is getting old.
    I am renewing my contract with Vodafone too, so I'll get a subsidy.
    Should I buy iPhone 4 or wait for the next one on June?
    #1 in my mind: A5 and bigger screen.
    Please advised me.

    Thanx in advance!
  2. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    I would get iPhone 4. I am picking mine up from Verizon through upgrade asap.
  3. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    Wait til June/July. If your current phone is still working fine, just stick it out.
  4. akbc macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    If the A5 and screen is #1 in your mind, then wait.

    If you're using Vodafone, are you in Europe? And if so, I guess the launch date would be somewhere July~August... That's not a bad wait. iPhone 4 is great, but there are already apps that are fully utilized for the new iPad's A5 processor in the App Store, and that A5 chip looks amazingly fast.

    So.. wait if your 3G still works fine :)
  5. iLucas macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2011
  6. chestvrg macrumors 65816


    Dec 13, 2010
    Jusr wait for the newer model, I'm doing the same. It's only 3 months away :)
  7. MarsMan, Mar 11, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011

    MarsMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    I am in Europe - Greece. Here we have +1 month of delay more than the rest of the Europe. +2 months from you guys in the USA.
    iPhone 4 was available in Greece, I think, September or October from the two major carriers Vodafone and Cosmote.
    Surprisingly, iPad 2 is going to be available in Greece same date like the rest of the Europe, on 25th of March. That gives me a little more confidence that this time will have the new iPhone earlier.

    P.S. My 3G works but has the slugish behavior like all the 3Gs.

    Thanx for the replies guys!
  8. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    I would stick it out. I'm still on a 2G. You'll live and you'll be happy you did.
  9. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Wait it out for the announcement of the 5. It might be easier for those with iPhones to say, but trust us.
  10. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    I consulted with my friend, Racer X, and he stated going with the phone named after him is full of #winning.

    Here's a rare picture of him:

    So wait until June. Buy that time, you'll have all the information you need. :D
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. At this point there are only 3-4 months before the next version is introduced.
  12. Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    Hey buddy, i also have an iPhone 3G so i feel your pain, but the next iPhone will be announced in about 3 months. Trust me and wait, you won't be disappointed.
    Btw, if you're looking for a bigger screen and A5, then why are you even considering an iPhone 4?
  13. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
  14. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    Definitely wait.

    In the mean time, reinstall 3.1.3 on that 3G to speed it back up.
  15. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    Worth a shot, but I heard (from these forums somewhere) that once you update, going back does not get your speed back.
  16. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    You heard wrong. If you put 3.1.3 software back on the 3G, you will be operating at 3.1.3 speeds no matter what. It makes no difference if you had 4.x on your phone. You will not, however, be able to restore from backup. Sync eveything to your computer, then restore to 3.1.3. You will lose your text messages and user data, thats it.
  17. MarsMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; el-gr) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I like iPhone 4 but I think it starts losing against the competition. I don't know... Maybe its that race of hardware (dual cores, mind blowing screens, extreme graphics), makes the iPhone 4 a bit old but I like it a lot!
  18. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    I would wait for the new phone. Last year at this time I had an original model iPhone with a cracked screen. It was a pain to use it, but it was worth the wait.
  19. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    Thanks for clarifying. My 3GS seems to be chugging along so far on 4.2.1, but might get a bit doggy on 4.3..
  20. Mr. Incredible macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Southern California

    Bigger screen will be next years model.
  21. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

    Leet Apple

    Nov 10, 2009
    Just wait unless your iPhone 3G is strugglin to hold a charge like mine
  22. MarsMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; el-gr) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    I restored my iPhone with ios 3.1.3. Its faster than 4.2.1. My battery is ok, I think. I charge it every day thought.

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