1. Bashy's Avatar
    My brother bought an iphone and thought it was a 3gs...now he's not sure. how can you tell?
    10-21-2009 12:55 AM
  2. grkboy782's Avatar
    check to see if it has the compass, or click on the camera and see if it has a video option.
    10-21-2009 01:37 AM
  3. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    If it's a 3GS, then the lettering that spells "iPhone" on the back will be shiny. Checking for video option is probably easier though if he has a case on it.
    10-21-2009 01:57 AM
  4. ref1mind's Avatar
    ummm it says on the side of your box lol
    10-21-2009 02:05 AM
  5. jnewman33's Avatar
    ummm it says on the side of your box lol

    ummm maybe because he bought off another person it didn't have the original box or even better maybe he bought it off a schister who put a 3G in a 3GS box....think out of the box
    10-21-2009 06:18 AM
  6. lungho's Avatar
    The most accurate way to verify your brother has a 3Gs is by going to Settings - General - About - and then scroll down until you see a model number. Google the model number, then you will know what you have
    10-21-2009 09:18 AM
  7. ref1mind's Avatar
    ummm maybe because he bought off another person it didn't have the original box or even better maybe he bought it off a schister who put a 3G in a 3GS box....think out of the box

    think out of the box....nice...it was a clever moment lol
    10-21-2009 09:45 AM
  8. Bashy's Avatar
    yeah, it's a 3G 8GB...he's gutted.
    10-21-2009 03:05 PM
  9. lungho's Avatar
    Just curious....where did your brother buy this phone from? It'd help others avoid making the same mistake.
    10-21-2009 03:12 PM
  10. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    u dont have to answer but how much did he pay for it?
    10-21-2009 03:30 PM
  11. PHATSPEED7x's Avatar
    Only difference is the 3gs has video voice command and a compass. And larger versions. I just have a 8gb 3g model. Works great.
    10-22-2009 03:22 AM
  12. Bashy's Avatar
    My father bought 2 when he was in New york. It was an electrical shop. He got ripped off big time. was told the phone wasn't out in the UK yet and it was the new one in the states. He bought 2 and paid 400 each. Yep, he's gutted too. But he was under the impression that you couldn't get the phones unlocked in the UK. They're on Tmobile
    10-23-2009 02:30 AM
  13. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Your first clue should have been that it says 8GB on the back on the phone. The 3G S only comes in 16 and 32GB models.

    Ouch...that sucks.
    10-23-2009 03:01 AM
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