Finally, after weeks of ebaying and craigslisting, my 2G has moved on to a good home, and the 3G is all mine. For those of you who have a 3G, cheers, but for those of you who are still on the fence about the upgrade, let me break it down for you.

It’s funny because I didn’t even sell my original iPhone on the Internet, I sold it at a Mexican drive-thru window. But that’s neither here nor there.

Unboxing the 3G was as exciting as it gets. What once was a difficult decision between the white and black models, instantly exploded into a sea of Cody-you-picked-the-right-one black.

The phone seems a bit wide, but overall has a better feel (my girlfriend complained that it was uncomfortable). I love the all plastic frame, feels less fragile than the metal backs of yester-year.

Looking through the rest of the packaging isn’t much of a surprise. Well, no surprise to me because I had already heard the bad news, there was no dock included. Those who aren’t aware, take warning.

Obviously, with this being months behind the other reviews, it would be a waste of time to relist all the features. One thing I am already enjoying is the GPS feature. This positioning system has been completely accurate for me thus far, and it works in satellite mode, so you can see yourself standing in your driveway (well, your just a purple dot, since the pictures are months, sometimes years old).

So if you’ve been thinking of upgrading to the 3G, it’s totally worth it. Especially if you sell your original iPhone to cover the cost. I sold mine for a cool $300.00, and then bought my new 8gb 3g for $199.00 (with 2 year agreement of course), so I actually made a profit on the upgrade. To some people the feature difference may not impress, but 3G isn’t even available in my area (hopefully December they said), and I’m still so happy I went for it. You just really have to speak it into existence, “I will get a 3G, I will get a 3G…”

  • That GPS was one of the first things I fell in love with on my new iPhone. I now mildly wish I’d gotten the 16 gig instead of the 8 gig model, but honestly, the initial investment was already enough for me.

  • Amzz

    so we will c more 3g tips n tricks and hack šŸ˜‰
    enjoy ur iphone

  • Yes. 3g is worth the upgrade for 3g, gps, better wi-firm and phone reception and better speaker volume. If you are really into it, I recommend keeping your 2g without a contract as a spare. Carry it too to be able to lookup something on one while staying on the page you are *working on*. The 2g is better than the new iPod touch with camera.

  • Funny, I heard people say the aluminum backing of the v1 felt more sturdy than the plastic. I prefer the plastic backing because it feels more “professional.” The aluminum reminded me of those old Boy Scout mess kits. šŸ˜€
    I got my 16GB white on iDay2 (black ran out) and the first thing I played with was the GPS. That is the key for SO MANY apps these days.

  • Like you Clay, I prefer the plastic backing. It does look more professional and sleek!

  • Cody

    oh my goodness, I can’t believe I neglected the speakers. It’s like we upgraded from Coach to first class. Yay I can hear my alarms now! Anyways, thanks for the comments guys.