"Doesn't deliver on all the hype"3.0 starson by andiamo71
Pros: faster processor (sorely needed), more memory
Cons: what's that yellow hue on the left side of the screen? itunes is totally buggy, non-functional at times with update. Organizing into folders is a disaster with that ridiculous dragging that doesnt work. multitasking is not all its cracked up to be.
Summary: Being a big iphone fan, I was surprised at how this phone did little to 'wow' me. It's not the be all-end all it was hyped to be. Sure, it's much faster than my old 3G, but that seems to be the only bright spot. To tell you the truth, the design is not so fantastic, and now it feels more 'squarish' in my pocket, whereas my old 3G felt more natural. All of a sudden, the screen appears smaller than it should be. Yes, I realize its the same size, and the phone itself is just more streamlined, but I would have preferred they kept the same size and increased screen real estate. There's also a very slight yellowish hue that I noticed running down the left side of the screen, culminating in a yellowish dot in the lower left corner. I've heard other people have this issue also. Reception is no change. I get dropped calls in the same spots driving as I did before, even though I put the phone down upright while driving..so the new antenna seems to be more style than substance. Yes, the screen seems a bit brighter, but I don't see so much of a 'startling' difference in quality. It's definitely not like going from an analog TV to high def...put it to you that way. My friend has a Sprint EVO, and not only is the screen noticeably much larger (fits in my pocket fine also), but the detail and clarity just blew away my 4G side by side...you should do the comparison for yourself if you can. Many of my old apps are not ready for 4G yet, so I'm stuck waiting for them to be updated. I have to admit...Apple released a product that's not quite ready for prime time...along with a version of itunes that is very buggy. I'd actually consider an Android phone, which already has all of the 4G's features and then some. At&t's quality, and that ridiculous 'tiered' data pricing makes you apprehensive to use the data the way you may like, which sort of defeats the purpose of owning a smartphone when you think about it. This is my honest, first impressions of the phone. Loved my 3G...just 'like' the 4G. i could be swayed to switch, which I never thought I'd ever consider. Make your own decision, but don't do it based on hype. Weigh your options carefully, and good luck!