1. sheets's Avatar
    My wife just bought a 3G and it's nice, but I went to load Star Watch and it only works on the 3GS. What other shortcomings does the 3G have?

    Also, the ringer has been silinced. I've been through the utilities and double checked settings. She has a song set for ring tone and the volume is set for max, but when an incoming call comes in it only vibrates.
    03-14-2010 05:03 PM
  2. sheets's Avatar
    Oops, I found the ringtone lock button.:o So back to the 3G vs. 3GS topic
    03-14-2010 05:35 PM
  3. ifarlow's Avatar
    The 3GS has a compass, so any applications that require a compass to work obviously will not work. The 3GS also has an auto-focus camera, and some applications require that to work (or at least work best with the auto-focus camera). Beyond that, however, there isn't too much difference. There is a speed boost with the 3GS, but in my opinion it's not as pronounced as some would suggest.
    03-14-2010 07:39 PM
  4. JohnH59's Avatar
    I have both and to me the GS seems clearly faster than the G, but quite a lot.
    03-14-2010 08:30 PM
  5. msm0511's Avatar
    If you take many pics w/ your phone it's definitely worth it. I have both and the camera quality is way better. I also think the S is way faster. Everything is just smoother feeling.
    03-14-2010 08:41 PM
  6. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    I do not regret moving on to the 3GS from the 3G
    03-14-2010 08:42 PM
  7. marvar11's Avatar
    i love my cam corder on my 3gS
    03-15-2010 09:29 AM
  8. easyrun99's Avatar
    The 3Gs is noticeably faster with very little to no app lag...also when syncing with iTunes, the backup process is much quicker.
    03-15-2010 09:49 AM
  9. ghostface147's Avatar
    Speed is the best part. Anything else is just progress for me...
    03-15-2010 11:50 AM
  10. Microcosmos's Avatar
    Why do you ask? Are you thinking about exchanging the one she just got? If so, yes. Do it. The S is definitely worth it. If not, are you thinking about what to get for yourself? If that is the case, I'd definitely wait until June or July when the next gen iPhone comes out! It's not that far away, and you'll be thrilled to have the latest device I'm willing to bet!!
    03-16-2010 12:53 AM
  11. spiderman001728's Avatar
    3GS is hands down a way better experience by far
    03-16-2010 02:02 AM
  12. winner's Avatar
    when you play games on 3GS , it provide higher quaility.
    and use 3GS ,you can edit your video
    03-16-2010 03:52 AM
  13. websyndicate's Avatar
    I was waiting for the "4g iphone" but my home button finally quit responding. I got the 3gs and Im very VERY happy. It is a much better experince but ehhh what will you do. Get what you can afford really and what you GF or wife is happy with. My wife is happy with her 3g 8gb me being the big nerd I like the 3gs
    03-16-2010 07:39 AM
  14. Speedv1's Avatar
    I've used both in hand and I bought the 3gs from how it feels - it's just FASTER. I mean loading apps, even the internet seemed faster. Also it's newer, and you gotta love that :P
    03-16-2010 02:58 PM
  15. jjlucsy's Avatar
    For me its not only the speed, which is critical, but the screen feels so much better. I don't have to use a screen protector to keep it clean, just wipe it on a sleeve and its good.
    03-16-2010 03:45 PM
  16. rneglia's Avatar
    I just got a replacement 3G under AppleCare. It's all nice and shiny, but still as sluggish as my old one. I've used 3GS's and they're a bit faster/better, but I'm not going to get one until the 4th gen ones come out.

    It just seems wasteful to scrap a totally brand new 3G because i want something a little bit better.
    03-16-2010 04:13 PM
  17. gdasilva's Avatar
    both of my girlfriend's sisters have the 3G and i liked them, but they didn't impress me. i just bought the 3GS 2 days ago and i'm loving it. imho, browser is much faster then the 3G.
    03-16-2010 04:37 PM
  18. JaytB's Avatar
    Hands-down the 3GS for me. Not in the least because of the 32GB instead of 16GB. I've jailbroken my phone so memory also becomes more of an issue. I'm backgrounding apps as if I'm working on a mini-laptop. And I have to disagree with the speed being only a bit faster. This thing blazes compared to my old 3G. I'd never want to go back to my old phone and am happy to have made the purchase.
    03-16-2010 05:39 PM
  19. Garz's Avatar
    It was for me because I needed 32GB to store all my media. The 3G just just did not cut it for me
    03-16-2010 06:12 PM
  20. jakej914's Avatar
    3GS is totally worth the upgrade. The increase in RAM alone make it worth the upgrade, especially post-OS 3.0.
    03-16-2010 06:23 PM
  21. chobbs1's Avatar
    I am going to add to the overwhelming response of...yes! The 3gs is definitely worth it! Much faster more memory, voice control, better speaker, compass, video, better camera and more!
    03-16-2010 07:11 PM
  22. gdasilva's Avatar
    just got the 3gs and i'm lovin it! definitely worth it.
    03-16-2010 08:09 PM
  23. neverbeabug's Avatar
    I like it's speed.
    03-16-2010 09:57 PM
  24. neverbeabug's Avatar
    I like it's speed.
    03-16-2010 10:15 PM
  25. Jindofox's Avatar
    Totally worth it. The speed is great, but for me, the video camera and larger storage has been the best -- my wife and I rationalized our upgrade by telling ourselves our toddler won't be small forever. It's great having a camcorder in your pocket.

    The extra RAM on the 3gs makes apps more stable. Big games like Gangstar would take forever to load and would often crash out on the 3g. Not so with the 3gs.

    The magnetometer and autofocus camera is neat but the main things you'll feel are the extra speed and system memory.
    03-17-2010 12:04 AM
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