Positives and negatives on Iphone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JessTheMess, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. JessTheMess macrumors newbie

    JessTheMess

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    So I'm pretty close to buying an iphone off of ebay. I was just wanting to ask yall what some of the bad things about the iphone 3g were, and some of the really good things. I know a little about it from messing around with some of my friend's phones. I'm not worried about the screen cracking since I take very good care of my electronics.

    I bought a phone near Christmas without looking at the reviews..worst decision in my life. That's why I'm getting a new phone. My current phone, Samsung Impression, freezes, doesn't send texts half the time, doesn't tell me when I recieve the messages, and the keyboard lags a lot.


    Any advice would help :]

    Thanks :]
     
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    I highly recommend you go 3GS instead of 3G. The 3G is painfully slow
     
  3. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    True. I have a 3G running 3.1.3 and i hate using it now because it is just too slow. Don't even think about running 4.0 on it.

    I suggest a 3GS or an iPhone 4.
     
  4. asleep macrumors 68040

    asleep

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    ^^^This.
     
  5. Marlon177 macrumors member

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    3g is really slow, just spend a little more for 3gs, u wont regret it.
     
  6. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I'm going to have to disagree with everyone else, and say "Get a 3GS instead of a 3G."

    Oh, wait.
    :)
     
  7. JessTheMess thread starter macrumors newbie

    JessTheMess

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    Thanks yall...I looked back at the listing, and it is a 3GS :D

    All I gotta do is wait 4 days :/ and hope no one randomly starts bidding at the end.
     
  8. ohaithar macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck with that
     
  9. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    pros:
    web browser
    media player
    apps, apps, and more apps
    smooth ui
    google maps
    itunes sync
    tons of accessories available
    touch screen keyboard is best available
    cut, copy, paste best on any platform

    meh:
    email
    battery life ok
    reception ok
    screen ok

    cons:
    call quality
    apple control
    pop up notifications
     
  10. Petronas macrumors regular

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    lol eBay is a cut throat world mate...

    Last 0.5 seconds you loose things... Back in the days of 56k you'd loose things just cause of a slow connection...
     
  11. JessTheMess thread starter macrumors newbie

    JessTheMess

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    Yeah, I've looked on Craigslist, but nothing yet.

    *sigh* this sucks. I can't find one anywhere. That I could actually own. And not lose at the last minute.
     
  12. Aucun Express macrumors regular

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    Do not buy the iPhone 3G. Seriously, don't.
    3GS is the perfect choice if you don't wanna pay too much but still have a great phone.
    At first I thought that I didn't really need multitasking, but once you use it, it's a pain to go back not having it. And if you jailbreak a 3G and add multitasking (that's what I did), your phone will be even slower than it would be with the current iOS.
    So, 3GS if you want to pay less.
     

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