iPhone 2G/1st gen does not feel that great..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ant131531, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. ant131531 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    So first the first time in my life, i hold a first generation iPhone and compare it with my 3G S....roflmao...

    The 1st generation feels like a toy...it does not feel like real metal at all...my 3G S feeels smoother and so much better then the hand then the 2G..

    I do not know where you guys get this "2G feels alot better". Imo, no it does not..

    Post your comments or rants here...
  2. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    The iPhone 2G definitely doesn't feel as good as the 3G/3GS. I've held both together, and the 3G is so much better.
  3. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I actually agree with you. I used the first gen for almost a year and couldn't believe that people were upset about the new design. It's just a better form factor all around. It looks better and feels better in the hand.
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
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    Disagree. I had the 2G for 2 years, and it feels a lot more solid and well built, IMO. But to each his own.
  5. JennaLDS macrumors 6502


    Jul 23, 2009
    I agree. I currently use the 2g (1st gen) and I feel that is is built much better. But a friend of mine prefers her 3g over my 2g. I think it is just a matter of opinion. :)
  6. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    I love your sig, but i have to ofc disagree on u :p....the 2G just feels wierd..like it actually feels like a cheap plastic..the 3g feels more like it will shatter on dropping contact though.
  7. The Admiral macrumors member

    The Admiral

    Mar 2, 2009
    my OG iphone definitely feels rougher than my 3G, but i credit that to the fact that the OG phone has got cracks in the glass
  8. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    2G looks and feels better than my 3GS IMO, however I would not swap the speed, camera, and that easy to clean screen of my 3GS.
  9. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    i still have my 2g sitting at home as well as my 3gs on my side at all times.. my 2g is a lot less "toy like" than my 3gs.. having a metal back and being flat on the back makes the phone edgy.. however, the 3gs fits my hand a lot better naked phone to naked phone comparison.. it was a little weird for me to get used to at first so i ran out and bout a incase slider so it felt just like my old one did. ;)
    now i am rocking a mophie juicebox air and sporting my Brick of an iphone that will run for 2 days.
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    If you never bought the 1st Gen in 2007/8 then you will never appreciate it. For me, the 1st Gen has been the best phone ever, simply because it set a standard.
  11. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
    It is true that the 1st gen did set a standard, I paid $400 for mine and enjoyed it. However its design was a bit clunky compared to what we have now and the signal was never as good as what I get on my 3G and 3GS.
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    For me its the other way around. I get great AT&T coverage here in New Orleans, but overall, voice quality is still better over my 1st Gen. Why? Well, one important factor is AT&T's 2G network is still on 850MHz where as the 3G is in 1900MHz.
  13. Cask Guest

    Jul 14, 2008
    That's correct! I bough my first gen in Feb 2008 which was a 16 gig which I then sold in July 2008 to get the new 3G. I have regretted selling that fist gen a lot! I then sold my 3G to get the 3GS but I don't care about that one as the 3GS is basically the same but better. I still drool over every time I see a first gen, it really was sexy, and had a wow factor bigger than everything before or after, at least for me.
  14. con500 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009

    Wow Did your 3gs come with those bragging rights lol and did you honestly "role on the floor & lagh your ass off" Seems a tad extreme!!;)

    my 3g wins on performance however i preffered my 2g look and feel
    just my opinion :D
  15. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    I prefer the form factor of the 3G, but The textured aluminium back of the first-gen, was definately more tougher. Plus, it meant that the device wasn't as slippery as the 3G is.
    I also liked the thinner gap, from the edge of the display(not the glass) to the the chrome bezel, on the first-gen.
    The curved back of the 3G, makes it feel a lot thinner, when in the hand and definately feels better in that regard.
  16. kelpi macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2008
    I gave the wife the 2G and I have the 3GS but prefer the style of the 2G. Now only if the guts from the 3GS could be put into the 2g housing.
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza

    I wish Apple made it happen.
  18. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    I appreciate the 1st generation. Any iPhone is of greatness, but i still think the 3G Sjust feels more elegant....I don't know..maybe because the 2G is quite old and beaten now compared to back in 2007 =)
  19. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I must chime in.

    I'm torn between the 2. I like some of the iPhone 3G design and some of the original iPhone design.

    3G: I like how the whole back is one piece
    Original: I like how it has a flat metal back
    3G: I love the louder speakers and metal mesh
    Original: I like the skinnier screen
    3G: Headphone jack is flush
    Original: Buttons feel more solid (especially the silent switch)
    3G: Easier to take front apart
    Original: I prefer the thicker chrome bezel
  20. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    While the 1st gen feels better in my hand IMO, it was very slippery and easy slipped off without a case. The 3G and 3GS backs are less slippery and nicer to hold too.
  21. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK

  22. Tres macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    In the limited time I spent playing with an iPhone 2g I loved the feel of the design over my 3g. It's bigger sure, but it also feels more solidly built. I really hope that Apple can incorporate an aluminium design into the new iPhone - something to go with the new Macbooks.

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