Newbie joins the 21st century!
I've had upgrade status with AT&T for something like 4 years now. Still using an ancient Moto RAZR. Although I have an updated desktop PC, I have no laptop, no iPod (not even an MP3), no e-reader, not even a digital pciture frame. (I should have signed on to this forum as "pathetic luddite"!)
Finally decided I wanted to become more mobile. Got a Samsung Galaxy Captivate "on impulse" w/o much research. Have 3 days left on my 30 day return period and have decided to return it and get an iPhone. Yay!
And then I'm getting an iPad. Double Yay!
I finally got to play with both the iP4 and the iP3GS yesterday. I think I will be perfectly happy with the 8G iP3GS. That phone is so far away from the ancient RAZR, and most of the new stuff everybody loves about the iP4 - I don't care about so much. I'll put the hundred bucks that saves toward cases, chargers, apps, etc...
UNLESS somebody here convinces me otherwise! All comments welcome!
- 08-31-2010, 03:45 PM #2
I think the 8gig 3GS is going to be fine for you as well. At least at first anyway, I think that if you intend to to much music on it then you will at least want a 16gig. That's what I have and I only have like 4gigs left on it. Oh and welcome to TiPb and #teamiphone
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Don't forget that the 3gs is last year's model, and the iphone 6 will come out before you can upgrade again, so ... I'd get the 4 which has a lot of upgrades for future updates my .02$
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iP4 vs iP3GS - Sturdy? Damage resistance?
OK - You guys bring up good points about the iP4 and not getting another upgrade for 2 years. And although 100 bux difference isn't pocket change, it's pretty small in the greater scheme of things since I'll basically be buying an iPhone and an iPad (plus the necessary accessories) all at the same time.
I've got really nice camera equipment already, although not as mobile, but plenty good enough for me. So, the camera/video advantages if the iP4 don't mean a lot to me. Nor does the rear facing camera and video chat capability - since I don't know anybody else with an iP4.
The big difference - for me - is the double glass screens on the iP4. And it's a con, not a pro. Just another surface to break. For the record, I've had some sort of mobile phone since the 1st "bag phones" came out in the early 90s. I've never broken, lost, stepped on, dropped in water, etc... any phone. (Have dropped my RAZR quite a few times with no ill effect.) So, I'm not all THAT hard on cell phones, but...
I'm a horsewoman and I ride out alone, a lot. I ALWAYS carry my cell with me, on me, not the horse. Not so I can chat while I'm out in the woods, but for emergencies. (Yes, "manure" happens!) I have an arm/leg band phone holder that I usually put around the top of my boots, just below the knee. It's convenient, doesn't interfere with my riding, and isn't likely to do much bodily damage to ME if I wind up pitched in the dirt and happen to land on the phone...
I'll have to find a new sports-type case and holder for the iP as it's not going to fit the ones I have. I'm already worried about the one nice big pretty screen on the 3GS and just see the double screens in the i4 as making it even more susceptible to damage...
Maybe I am worrying for nothing?
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If you use the phone a lot, and you probably will, battery life on i4 is much better than the 3GS. That and the screen make it worth the extra $100.
As for your concern about the glass, the i4 glass is a much tougher glass than the one found on the 3GS. Some reports say it's the same aluminosilicate glass on both sides of the i4. Others say it's only on the front, and regular tempered glass on the back. Regardless, I dropped mine on cement once, the glass survived fine, only got a few scratches on the metal band. Finally, if you get an i4, you also get a free case.
Newbie sees big difference btw iPhone and iPad!
For, me there is one big difference that makes the iPad very attractive with additional function over the iPhone. SIZE. I'm not going to be happy trying to read a book, do a crossword puzzle, or do any heavy web surfing for research purposes on a 3.7" screen. I spent the last month trying to do those things on a 4" Samsung Captivate screen and decided that was not realistic for me. I was actually thinking of going the other way. Buy an iPad, and maybe I don't need so much in a phone?
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