Here's a couple quick tricks that'll tell you if your old iPhone is 3G or 3GS.
- "iPhone" - On the back of the phone, look for the word "iPhone". If it's chrome like the Apple logo, the phone is 3GS. If it's in gray letters it's a 3G (sucks for you).
- Compass - Looking at the apps, if you see a "Compass", click and hold to see if it has the "Voice Control" feature. If yes, you have a 3GS (yay for reselling value).
- Camera - Open the "Camera" app. If the the camera has a square box in the middle for auto-focus, and if you see a video mode switch in the bottom right, it's a 3GS. Otherwise, it's a 3G (sucks for you).