bit of a girls phone and not really worth the price tag
the iphone 3gs 16gig - its good and its clever and its faily intuative.
the apps are probably the big selling point as is the clarity of the screen
but its got a sense of being a bit delicate and girly about it .... dont scratch me, dont drop me, dont misuse me cause by battery runs out, i'm multitasking but i am a bit blonde!
its very data hungry, and largely relies on a connection to the web via a phone or wifi conneciton. this is difficult to control as the settings are limited to restrict data useage.
the camera is crap, it doent have a radio and doesnt have a decent flash light on it.
even after you have had your fill of apps via itunes which is quite good fun, you have to wonder how many you will actually use regularly... 10 perhaps ?
on the up side there is a vast range of podcasts to sign up to which is really cool. and the interface for most stuff is well thought out.
the real question is.... if you pay top dollar for a top dollar phone are you really getting a good return from the product... somehow i dont think the price tag justifies the return you get. apple must be printing money, if they were 1/2 the price it would be good value but not at the moment i think.
perhaps wait for the iphone 4gs ?? and keep using your nokia 5800!!
all the best!!
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By Far The Most Flexible Phone On The Market
This device doesn't just operate as a phone, it is like carrying a fully capable computer in your pocket with style! Apple have worked hard on this and the developer side to ensure developers can make creative applications for Iphone users, these applications give the phone an endless list of features and allow the phones minimum drawbacks to become major strengths.
The Iphone has been criticized a lot with reports saying it crashes and is slow, I can assure you with the latest firmware this has never been a problem with me. And to add to that I have been running some intensive applications on the Iphone with no problems at all.
Although all this sounds a bit techy, the Iphone has amazing graphics which allow some very interesting games to be played, a recent game which I downloaded through the inbuilt Apple App store was Crash Bandicoot. This game is in 3D and resembles classic Mario Kart games it is great fun and the graphics never cease to amaze me on such a slim compact device.
The App Store contains thousands, yes, thousands of games and applications both free and paid to open up the unimaginable possibilities of the Iphone, most of the game developers have taken use of the most sensitive motion detection I have seen in any device (except from the Wii lol) and has implemented this new dimension of gaming into a multi-capable hand held device.
The Internet functionality are possibly one of the most thought out as it allow multiple methods of internet connections to be made to bring u content in the fastest possible way. Safari, the Apple web browser is very fast has a good bookmarking feature and is designed for speed as it is based on the Web Kit source which is constantly being updated.
In terms of looks, I think it does feel slightly wide but the stunning design of this makes u forget about it along with the features, it is very smooth and slim, they weight of it is just right as you can imagine it to be heavy but is perfectly balanced and feels good to hold.
In my opinion I think the Iphone is definetly worth looking into if not already done so, if you are some what like me and like to be able to do anything and everything a computer does, I would definitely recommend this product.
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I Phone 3GS
I've had one of these for quite a while now (a works phone) and am still regularly very impressed with some of the apps that come out for it.
The main differences between this and the I Phone 4 would be the lack of front camera (for video calls), the shape (Personally, I don't like the square Nokia-type shape to the 4-too bulky) The screen resolution (though side by side, you can't really tell) and the speed (again, you can't notice it)
For that reason, when my wife kept stating she wanted an I Phone, we still went for a 2nd hand 3GS from ebay at a fraction of the cost to a non contract I Phone 4. (Plus, they only make 8GB 3GS phones thesedays, so at least you can get a 16 or 32GB one this way-and trust me, you'll need it once you fill it with music and the thousands of apps it has to offer...)
Definatelty the best phone either of us have ever laid eyes on-almost as good as having a mini laptop (or mini I PAD!) in your pocket.
Slightly long-winded to initially set up- and you MUST install i-tunes to activate the phone and transfer music and media. Apart from that, once you suss the basics, an absolute pleasure to own and use on a daily basis...
If I lost mine today, I'd be looking to replace it again with a 3GS and not the 4...
Once you have an iPhone I don't think you can go back to using any other mobile. It's a whole nother experience - it's actually more like a mini computer, camera and TV which happens to have a phone attached! For me it's as big a revelation as when I got my first Psion Organiser 3A back in the day.
There are a couple of downsides - one is the battery life but that's in common with all smartphones. Once you're in a routine of charging it overnight it's not an issue. I've got a mini-usb charger lead I use at work should I ever need a top-up but it's never been an issue. The other is that it's somewhat fragile so a decent case is a must IMHO. Saying that I've owned iPhones for a couple of years with no mishaps so... I'll stop there lest I tempt Fate!
Be careful when buying a phone which is advertised as a 3GS - many people do not realise the difference and it could actually the previous model the 3G. The 3G is still very good and well worth having, but the 3GS has superior performance and is worth a fair bit more.
Incidentally [anorak alert]the 3GS 8GB was only released at the same time as the iPhone 4 (24 June 2010) - there is very little difference externally except that the lettering on the back is shiny silver and there is no sign saying 8GB, just 'iPhone' in shiny silver. The 3G 8GB *does* have the 8GB sign and the lettering is in an almost unreadable grey-brown colour.[/anorak alert]
The iPhone 4 is for sure a better phone but the 3GS is still great and considering even the 3G cost over £400 new last year there are some good bargains out there!
i Phone 3G S- Great internet phone
I love the i Phone for easy access to social networking sites and e mail accounts. The internet connection is useually very fast and the screen is a nice size for viewing Facebook, Twitter and emails.
Text messaging on these phones is still quite basic. The chat featue is very good but you cannot view any messages which you have saved on your sim card and there are no delivery reports. Also the phone doesn't have the handy LED lights to show missed call, text messages alerts etc and battery on the i Phone does run down very very quickly.