Anyone else think the iPhone 3GS looks better?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nateo200, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Anyone else think the iPhone 3GS looks better than the iPhone 4? Something about the boxy design of the iPhone 4 puts me off...ah never the less I plan on getting one. But discuss..;):apple::apple::apple:
  2. btownguy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Not me really. I can't stand the seams on the sides of the iP4 but with a nice incipio case I think the thing looks perfect. Don't really need any tweaks going forward, I like the size and form.
  3. trekkie604 macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    Nope. I'm glad I bought mine unlocked here in Canada because if the rumors hold true that the next iPhone will have a curved aluminum back I probably will stay away from it.
  4. nicastro78 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    I really like the design of the iPhone 4, probably almost as much as the original iPhone. However, I would like a 4" screen, I think that would hit the sweet spot in size.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I prefer the design of the iPhone 4 over the 3Gs.
  6. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    Not really. The 3G/3GS is also of inferior build quality. My friends and I all had 3G/3GS phones and all of our back plastic pieces cracked around the dock. In my case, my plastic pealed halfway up the back of the phone. The bezel is also very scratch prone, as is the black or white plastic backing. In all, I'd say the iPhone 4 is a 10 fold improvement in build quality - I also think its aesthetically superior, as well.
  7. rfrankl macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2006
    Look better? No, and not even close. Feel better in hand, I would agree with that.
  8. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Nope. I think the iPhone 4 is a much better looking phone. I always hated the curved back of the 3G/3GS.
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
  10. notranked macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
  11. brock2621 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2007
    Whoah.... Not even close! I think you might have just insulted Johnny Ive ;)
  12. johnfnwhiteside macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2010
    Lennon, MI
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    The iphone4 looks way better than the 3G/3GS
  13. appleguy123 macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    NO! In my eyes, the 3G/S was the worst designed Apple product since Johnny Ive came to Apple.
    I am so glad to be rid of that cheap plastic toy.
  14. remmy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    Nope, feel that the iphone 3g is starting to look dated already, too curved like allot of the android phones.
  15. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    At first, I wasn't a fan of the boxy look of the 4. But once I held it in my hand, I became a fan. iPhone 4 may likely be the most customizable iPhone ever because the models prior to last November are easier to unscrew. The back is easy to change. Same with manually replacing the battery. It was like Apple forgot the screws underneath and decided to force us to get battery replacements through them only. The biggest worry is the front and not the back glass. If iPhone 5 does go back to aluminum backing, it really is a step backwards like when iPhone 3G went plastic. I prefer manual control.

    The iPhone 4's looks will eventually grow on you if you don't like it in the beginning. And if it doesn't, you can't please everyone. Beauty is subjective.

    The 3GS has that plastic backing which scratches easily. Esp around the Apple logo while the 4's logo is underneath the glass. The chrome bezel is nice and it is more ergonomical with its shape. But aesthetics and ergonomics are two different things
  16. rndthm macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2010
  17. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
  18. Aloha-boy macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    Las Vegas
  19. Superdrive macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    The iPhone 4 is the pinnacle of iPhone design. A move from a glass sandwich would be a step backwards. I can not think of any advantage the 3G has over the 4.
  20. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    looks better? no not at all...As far as in the hand feeling, yes it is about 100x better i would say. If they can make the 3gs design much thinner and a lot more sturdy then i would be all for it. i think apple is going to follow in the ipad design, i think the whole iphone 4 thing just left a bad taste in there mouth and they want it gone after all the bad press.
  21. Annerz macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    I personally think that the 3gs looks nicer than the 4, it's girlier looking in my opinion. But I've grown to love my 4 too.
  22. GP_1 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2011
    The iPhone 4 blows the 3GS out of the water in everything including looks IMO.
  23. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    I like the feel of the 3GS, but the iP4 looks very slick. I'd probably put a nice orange bumper on it though, to soften up all those hard edges:

  24. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Durham, NC
    The iPhone 4 looks much better, but the 3GS feels better in your hand.
  25. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    I like the design better than the 3G/3GS, I think they went with flat edges to allow for more room for the internal parts.

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