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The iPhone 3G Will Still Pleasantly Surprise You

The second-ever iPhone made by Apple, the iPhone 3G is a phone you should consider if you want an iPhone that’s handy, user-friendly, and extremely affordable. Find used iPhone 3G phones on eBay at throwaway prices.

The logic behind buying an iPhone 3G now

There are several reasons why buying a 2008 iPhone now still makes sense. The following are some of them:

  • If you have never used an iPhone before and want to try out iOS.
  • The price of a used or refurbished iPhone 3G is lower than current feature phones, and the 3G is technically a “smartphone”.
  • Despite being more than a decade old, the iPhone 3G is still solid at making calls, sending texts, clicking pictures, and browsing the web.
  • You can use it to listen to music alone, and there's a headphone jack too.
  • It can be your ideal secondary phone, particularly if you don't want to carry another large 6-inch display phone in your pocket.
Important hardware features of the iPhone 3G

The second-generation iPhone was way ahead of its time at the time of its launch, thanks to its solid hardware features.

  • Weighing 133g and being equipped with a screen that measures 3.5 inches diagonally, the iPhone 3G is an extremely lightweight and compact device.
  • The 2MP rear camera takes decent pictures and videos in good lighting conditions. Similarly-priced feature phone cameras may not perform as well.
  • The built-in storage starts at 8GB or 16GB, which should be ample space to store all your music.
How is the battery life on the iPhone 3G?

The phone comes with a 1,150 mAh battery. It lasts for six to seven hours of Wi-Fi-enabled web browsing. Talk time endurance maxes out at 10 hours. Music playback is supported for up to 24 hours. When on standby, the battery is good for 300 hours. If you’d like to extract more battery life, turn off the phone’s 3G feature. Moreover, unlike the original iPhone, the 3G’s battery isn’t soldered. This means you can replace the battery fairly easily.

Why does this iPhone have 3G in its name?

The term 3G indicates that the phone supports third-gen mobile technology. 3G, unlike its predecessor, offers much quicker data transmission. The download speeds are usually nearing 1.4Mbps, which is more than enough for web browsing, sending emails, making VoIP calls, cross-platform messaging, and even watching videos online. Also, since we are now living in the time of 4G and 5G, 3G services are now ubiquitous and more reliable than ever. Moreover, wireless mobile technologies are backwards-compatible, which means you can use your iPhone 3G with a 4G or even a 5G SIM card.