IPhone 2G 16GB Vs. iPhone 3G 16GB

Firstly, no need to bump a thread 3 minutes after you post it :) As for the iPhone, if you're putting it on Telecom XT you'll need the 3G. I think Vodafone still support the 2G though.

geek_suicidemonkey, Nov 2, 9:26 am

You want not need and you only wait 3 minutes?

geek_rich_mild, Nov 2, 9:26 am

Oh also, 2G doesn't have GPS, and 3G is better looking, thinner and lighter.

geek_suicidemonkey, Nov 2, 9:27 am

Ok. Well from what i've read the 3G has a performance benefit over the 2G anyway, faster to load apps. Personally i'd go with the 3G (I have one) but it's really up to you.

geek_suicidemonkey, Nov 2, 9:30 am

If you buy it from NZ there will be no problems. It's when you buy it from overseas that you have to hack it to work on our networks.

geek_suicidemonkey, Nov 2, 9:33 am

I need a wifi hotspot locator.

Would the new 3G Iphone with gps be sufficient?

geek_deus701, Nov 2, 1:05 pm

Yes. There's heaps of apps to do that.

geek_suicidemonkey, Nov 2, 1:28 pm

Its a bigger leap from 2g to 3g than from 3g to 3gs. Also, most 2g are network locked and need to jailbreak for it to work in NZ. I would say get the 3g.

geek_polignac, Nov 2, 1:33 pm

Get the 3g

geek_nakiarnie, Nov 2, 1:33 pm


Not a Kiwi Adventure that's for sure :)
Why?

geek_rich_mild, Nov 2, 1:54 pm

I wish people would stop posting sh*t they know nothing about. The 2G and 3G iPhonse use EXACTLY THE SAME CPU/GPU and have the same amount of RAM. The only way you will get apps loading faster is if you get a 3GS, which has a faster CPU and a much, much more advanced GPU core; also it has double the amount of RAM (and an electronic compass). The only difference between 2G and 3G is the 3G radio and aGPS. I wouldn't get a 2G nowadays, but that's because I got used to broadband wherever I am and couldn't go back. To get decent bb on an iPhone you need to be on the XT network as the Vodafone network is only partially compatible with iPhones, (outside of CBDs with voda you are on GPRS) so you need a 3G/GS. Even when comparing voda to XT 3g speeds, XT is much faster. Interestingly 2 degrees has EDGE (2.5G) which the 2G iPhone can use, but only where they use their own and not voda's transmitters. IIRC 2degrees lack any decent data plans.

geek_osymandias, Nov 2, 1:54 pm

I wish people would stop posting sh*t about other peoples posts without FREAKIN' READING THEM PROPERLY FIRST. Re my post about performance, I preceded it with "from what i've read". I did not back it up with any kind of fact. 'Nuff said.

geek_suicidemonkey, Nov 2, 3:11 pm

That made me lol so hard that a bit of wee came out.

geek_cybertao, Nov 2, 3:15 pm

ROTFLUALWCO

geek_rich_mild, Nov 2, 4:45 pm

/facepalm

I wouldn't get anything less than a 3GS (i.e. any new iPhone except the 8GB, which is the old 3G).There are already apps coming out that make the old ARM11/PowerVR MBX-Lite SOC go sluggish; you will need the 3GS' Cortex A8/PowerVR SGX SOC to see the full graphics effects in new apps (about original PS vs PS2 quality). Oh, and just so we can see that I'm not posting random sh*t, here is a demo: http://is.gd/4KKTiand a tech review: http://is.gd/4KKNd

geek_osymandias, Nov 2, 7:16 pm

2 Degrees have not switched on the 3g system yet

geek_merlot06, Nov 3, 2:55 pm

If you are simply gona use it as a phone, then it's a freakin rip off.

Bit of a waste of coin if you arnt gona use it to it's full potential

geek_wickywa, Nov 3, 3:00 pm

/facepalm

I wouldn't get anything less than a 3GS (i.e. any new iPhone except the 8GB, which is the old 3G).There are already apps coming out that make the old ARM11/PowerVR MBX-Lite SOC go sluggish; you will need the 3GS' Cortex A8/PowerVR SGX SOC to see the full graphics effects in new apps (about original PS vs PS2 quality). Oh, and just so we can see that I'm not posting random sh*t, here is a demo: http://is.gd/4KKTiand a tech review: http://is.gd/4KKNd

geek_osymandias, Nov 2, 7:16 pm