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how outdated is the iphone 3G?

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my blackberry is acting up (i have to replace it every 6-7 months like clockwork) and my sisters offered to give me her friends 8gb iphone 3G.

i'm not a mac person. but its tempting to try it out, how does it compare to the 3GS or 4? what kind of problems/glitches/minor inconveniences could i expect?
post #2 of 28
Slow for most newer apps but apart from that there pretty much the same
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I have the 3G, mine is slow as crap most of the time, but I do have it jailbroken so that prolly slows it down quite a bit.
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any idea how much it would cost to have my account transferred over to it?

or can i just swap the sim card?
Edited by sbeast - 1/31/11 at 6:43pm
post #5 of 28
iPhone 2G which i have is same in terms of speed as 3G. To tell the truth 90% of the times i dont care about speed. I can wait 2 seconds longer for stuff to open. Compare to my Galaxy S is a lot slower but at the end of the day you can do 90% of the stuff you can in 2G that Galaxy S can. How cares about game. Even if they need a 3GS or 4 they are all still crap.
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post #6 of 28
Just swapping sim cards should work and there is a option in the iphone where you can transfer all numbers from it.
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the only thing sucks about the 3G is the 128MB of ram and the camera.......running 3.1.3......still a good phone......did fstab file mod to 600MHz load/150MHz sb and now can run TouchDJ 2 on it without problems and that's a hella cpu taxing app......no pauses and no skips......can't run NOVA very well but most likely due to a small amount of ram.....and that VM app only makes it worse
    
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post #8 of 28
i have a 3g , only reason id get a 4g is for the camera ... everything else is the same besides the speed and if you tweak the settings in the 3g settings its easy to make it stop lagging .
    
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post #9 of 28
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ok, what settings would i have to tweak?
post #10 of 28
I've got an iPhone 4 and the thing is blazing fast even with it jailbroken. I had a 3G iPhone and it was way slower compared to my iPhone 4
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