If he is talking about the 4g, NO, heavy and the glass breaks easy on the face and back, don't know what the heck they were thinking. Of course our daughter broke her front face and we have to get it fixed. If it is a newer version I think they made changes so that wasn't so much of a problem anymore.
Personally, my husband and I stayed with our 3gs and only upgraded our daughter to the 4 since she needed a replacement and needed more gb then we had. I thought I heard 3gs still got better signals than the 4 but maybe they improved on that as well too. The camera is better on the newer ones too.
If you are leaving the iphone arena, sorry I couldn't say. Yes some of them look so cool. Christmas ads for electronics are so enticing.