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Jun242009

iPhone 3G vs. iPhone 3GS - The S really does stand for speed.

The thing that intrigued me most about the new iPhone was the ability to take better stills and to record video.

When I found out I was eligible for the upgrade, it was a no brainer. In the past few years I had narrowed my mobile devices down to three, I thought the new iPhone would narrow it down to one.

It has.

I LOVE the video recording feature and the stills are usable enough to leave the digital still at home. You won’t believe the sound quality on the video, it’s incredible. However, the thing that blew me away the most is the SPEED of the new iPhone.

[Video by Mr. Pence]



When I started to launch apps they were noticeably snappier. The ONLY issue I have had are some intermittent Wi-Fi issues. I'm betting that it’s a power management thing and it will be updated in a firmware fix.

The thing that's exciting is the new graphics chip. This will not only improve video recording in future updates; it will also usher in a new era of mobile gaming.

If you’re eligible to upgrade and you’re on the fence... Do it.

Apple has made the ULTIMATE mobile device, now if they will just update Final Cut Pro.

 

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Reader Comments (11)

Have you been able to confirm the rumors of a second camara in the front, that is activated when one covers the rear camara?

Awesome review thanks!

June 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

spy vs spy!!!!!!!!

I LOVE IT

June 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersquarerhino

is that 3g running 3.0?

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhayden

Wait a second, how can you have Fly mode on with WiFi enabled??

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertdskate

You can enable WIFI after turning on Airplane mode. Nice video!

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYong Hwee

I would really be interested in how fast the iPod Application starts up with a 14 GB large iTunes database (about 3000 files and a lot of large "intelligent playlists") on the iPhone 3GS. On my 1st gen iPhone with OS 2.2.1 it takes about 10s and on the new OS 3.0 it is significantly faster with about 5s until I can play something.

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterludger

You could also showcase the 3G speed on the 3G vs 3Gs. its blazing fast!

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchris

John "Daring Fireball" Gruber predicted the iPhone's speed improvements, and it's definitely awesome that they became a reality.

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTyrone

> John “Daring Fireball” Gruber predicted the iPhone’s speed imp

Err... ok, I predict the next iPhone will be faster with more storage.

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterXofis

Nice video and good review i have wrote review to for EGS but i don't think before to compare with the 3G. this is very good review

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGadget Review

I think the comparison really comes down to what you're using the iPod for. It actually comes with a lot of business apps, which really wouldn't make a difference in the S.

January 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClinton Cimring

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