iPhone 3G versus iPhone 3GS


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There are currently three models of iphone to buy. Deciding which one to buy is likely to come down to the size of the memory and the price. To quickly compare the features of the pay as you go iphone handsets review the features list below.

Compare the iPhone 3G with 3GS

iPhone 3G 8GB
iPhone 3GS 16GB
iPhone 3GS 32GB
Available in black Yes Yes Yes
Available in white No Yes Yes
Screen size 3.5 inch 3.5 inch 3.5 inch
Screen pixel size 320 x 480 320 x 480 320 x 480
802.11b/g wi-fi Yes Yes Yes
Quad band GSM Yes Yes Yes
Tri band 3G Yes Yes Yes
Assisted GPS Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR Yes Yes Yes
Battery time audio 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours
Video play, 7 hour battery 7 hours 7 hours 7 hours
Talktime, 10 hour battery 10 hours 12 hours 12 hours
Standby, 300 hour battery 300 hours 300 hours 300 hours
Size 111.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm 111.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm 111.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm
Weight 133g 135g 135g
Target price

£349

£449

£549

Further thoughts

As you can see from the target price, the iPhone 3G is £100 cheaper than the 3GS. If you think you won’t be needing the extra drive capacity of the 3GS 16GB and 32GB then the iPhone 3G is still a cracking phone to own.

Your options with the iPhone 3G don’t just involve buying a new handset you could buy a second hand handset or one that has been jailbroken and is up for sale (check Amazon UK, Amazon US, Ebay UK and Ebay UK for second hand units at good discounts over a new item). The major phone operators now offer refurbished phones – so don’t forget to visit the refurb sections of their websites or ask in-store if you are heading to the high street.