Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Why should you get iphone 3G from Maxis while it is leftover stock?

I said so because Apple going to release the new iphone 3G(s) on 19 June 2009. The price of iphone 3G 8gb is now changed price from USD199 to USD99, i am wondering what is the person thinking if they just bought it yesterday...While maxis still hot selling it in the shopping mall and my friend who went to their exhibition, they sales person told her if they buy it now, Maxis would do the free upgrade to them?
Ya, right! Free upgrade from the firmware 2.2.1 to 3.0, but not the HARDWARE!
Meaning the Iphone 3G you just bought from maxis is still Iphone 3G, and I don't believe Maxis willing to spend money and do the free upgrade for you.


Anyway, what is the main different between iphone 3G and iphone 3Gs or 3G(s)
Both of them looks the same, feel the same...features not same!




























Apperance

iPhone 3gs

iPhone 3gs


The fastest, most powerful iPhone yet. Now with built-in video camera, Voice Control, longer battery life, and more.



iPhone 3gs

iPhone 3g


iPhone 3G has lots of new features. It even has a new price.



Price
USD 199 (16GB)

USD 299 (32GB)

USD 99 (8GB)

Camera

3 megapixels
Autofocus
Video recording

2 megapixels
Features

- Improved Performance x 2


- Built-in video camera with editing


- Compass


- Cut, Copy & Paste


- Messages


- Spotlight Search


- Landscape keyboard


- Voice Memos



- Messages


- Spotlight Search


- Landscape keyboard


- Voice Memos


Others

Talk time:


Up to 5 hours on 3G;


up to 12 hours on 2G




Standby time:


Up to 300 hours




Internet use:

Up to 5 hours on 3G;


up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi




Audio playback:


Up to 30 hours




Video playback:


Up to 10 hours



Talk time:


Up to 5 hours on 3G;


up to 12 hours on 2G




Standby time:


Up to 300 hours




Internet use:

Up to 5 hours on 3G;


up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi




Audio playback:


Up to 24 hours




Video playback:


Up to 7 hours




Info retrieved from Apple


Based on the different...i feel it is not really attract people to upgrade their iphone 3G to iphone 3G(s), the main different between it:


1) Iphone3G(s) come with build in compass (unless you always go for jungle trakking, or you like chinese "Feng Shui", then this would be useful for you)


2) Build-In Camera from 2megapixels to 3megapixels plus autofocus....well....frankly to say the quality of the iphone still sucks especially lack of flash-light. The upgrade might be quite useless while the picture is larger but blurry....Autofocus...still not sure how it works, due to the size of the len, you can make the assumption of what would be its best quality.



3) Improved Performance (this could be the only main key point to consider, while they changed the processor, few seconds lack is not an issue for me....).



4) The hard disk size (Unless you going to install a lot of craps into it, or put many video......). Never forget that there is a limit number of application you can install into your iphone, for the existing firmware 2.2.1, the number of app is 144. The latest firmware 3.0 will be able to support up to 176.


5) Video recording (For those who did the jailbreak, video recording was available last year through third party video recording app, if this come from official apple firmware, the video quality might be better?)


Lastly, i not sure whether they will included the "BLUETOOTH" feature since they didn't mention about it...If you, it can overcome by install the "iBluetooth"(jailbreak only)

5 comments:

pekl@y said...

价格相差很大,功能却没有好多少哦!
我觉得,还是USD99的划算。

YSLim said...

哈哈哈!
这可不是这样说,
东西还是要新的好,
不然“贪新忘旧”这词从哪儿来?

Jys said...

the new iphone 3gs is so cool, especially the one with the compass...

~ JChan。찬준偉 ~ said...

这就是为什么,我放弃了Iphone。而选择了相机的理由吧。赫赫。。

YSLim said...

Jys,
for me, the compass is useless...it is not something that i will use it in my daily life. lol!

JChan,
当你放弃了iphone而选择了相机,
同样的,新的相机也是会推出的。
如果是我,我也是会买相机的!
比较耐,哈哈!