iPod Nano: 4G vs. 3G

Discussion in 'iPod' started by liamkp, Jul 23, 2010.


iPod Nano 3G or 4G?

Poll closed Sep 6, 2010.
  1. iPod Nano 4G

    5 vote(s)
  2. iPod Nano 3G

    2 vote(s)
  1. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    Hi, i was planning on getting a Nano at the same time i get a Touch off eBay. I will be using this mainly for exercise and biking (dont want Touch to fall out of pocket). The prices for a 4G used is usually around $75, and the prices for a 3G is around $60. I was wondering what are the advantage of the 4G over the 3G, or vice versa. One of them i know is colors. The screen size is the same and the 3G has an hour more of battery for video.
  2. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    - Screen orientation [4th gen is more wide screen in design, while the 3rd gen is full screen]
    - Battery life, the 3rd gen has a better video playback life, but it is also an older model which means the battery probably wouldn't last as long
    - I like the 3rd gen interface better in my opinion, but this is all a matter of preference.
    - Album art is larger on the 4th gen
    - Quick shortcuts available on the 4th gen, not available on the 3rd gen. You can skip straight to the album or artist by holding the center button.
    - Head phone with remote support for the 4th gen, not available for the 3rd.
    - 16GB capacity available in the 4th gen, only 8 for 3rd gen...but this probably wouldn't be a issue if you are only using it for exercise.

    I voted 4th gen, but that is simply because a) I've been accustomed to the bubble gum design since I've owned 1G, 2G, 4G. b) The color options are far more modern, the 3rd gen just makes you feel like you are in the 80s.
  3. liamkp thread starter macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    Thank you. I think im going to get a 4G, especially because of the colors.

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