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Apple iPhone 3G - 8GB - Black (China Unicom) Smartphone (No Wi-Fi capability)

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Product Information
Combining the functionalities of a mobile phone, iPod and the internet, the iPhone 3G iOS phone promises to entertain you in style. Enjoy movies, videos and exciting games with the 3.5-inch touchscreen of this Apple smartphone. With the built-in GPS capability that supports geotagging, the iPhone 3G ensures you never lose your way. What’s more? You can capture your cherished memories with the 2.0 MP camera of this Apple smartphone. Stay connected even on the go, thanks to the Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) support of this iOS phone.

Product Identifiers
BrandApple
MPN MC176CH/A
CarrierChina Unicom
Family LineApple iPhone
Model3G
TypeSmartphone

Key Features
Storage Capacity8 GB
ColorBlack
Network Generation3G
Network TechnologyGSM / EDGE / UMTS / HSDPA
BandGSM / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS / HSDPA 850/1900/2100
Camera2.0 MP

Battery
Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Capacity1150 mAh
Battery Talk TimeUp to 600 min
Battery Standby TimeUp to 300 hr

Display
Display TechnologyLCD display
Diagonal Screen Size3.5 in.
Display Resolution320 x 480 pixels
Color Depth18-bit (262000 Colors)

Other Features
Touch ScreenYes
BluetoothYes
Digital CameraYes
GPSYes
QWERTY Physical KeyboardNo
Email AccessYes
Internet BrowserYes
SpeakerphoneYes

Dimensions
Height4.5 in.
Depth0.48 in.
Width2.4 in.
Weight4.7 oz

Miscellaneous
Release Date10/30/2009

eBay Product ID: EPID102443407

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Customer Reviews

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    Created: 03/10/09

    Differences between 3G iPhone and 2G iPhone

    Today I had the pleasure of reviewing and comparing it with my own first generation iPhone. So now I’m here to give you the low down between the two, and what I like better about each.

    The Look and Feel

    My iPhone has the smooth metal finish with the black strip on the bottom. The front has a shinny metal bezel which ends around the screen. The buttons are all constructed on plastic and move very easily. The earpiece is back with a black plastic, and the bottom speakers/speakerphone is hidden behind plastic mesh. The headphone jack, is unfortunately recessed.

    The iPhone 3G has a smooth glass black finish (also available in white). This finish runs unbrokenall around the 3G, and ends in the same place as mine with the shiny metal bezel. All the buttons on the 3G are now constructed with shiny metal (except the home button). This gives them a thicker feel over the cheap feel of the iPhone’s plastic buttons. Instead of a black finish behind the ear piece, there is now a silver perforated mesh. This same mesh is used for the bottom speakers/speaker phone. A new aspect on the bottom side of the 3G is the inclusion of two screws, which could presumably be used to open the case. The second greatest difference is the new inclusion of a no-recessed headphone jack.

    The main difference between the interior and exterior of the iPhone and the iPhone 3G, is of course the backside casing. Another key difference is the shape of the back of the two phones. My iPhone is flat across the backside, with rounding near the edges. On the 3G, this rounding much more pronounced as it take on the form of a drawn out dome that tapers near the edges. The rounded back of the 3G also extends out further than that of the original iPhone. The iPhone 3G is also slightly wider than the original iPhone, though not enough to notice. The screen of the iPhone 3G is also slightly warmer than the original, as was mentioned on the news a few weeks ago.

    The Features

    The difference in features between the iPhone and the iPhone 3G are not large. The 3g does have GPS, and the capability to download data at higher speeds over the 3G network. After testing the GPS, I found it to be very accurate, finding our location within a matter of seconds. Comparing this to the cellphone tower triangulation on the original iPhone, the 3G is clearly more precise.
    The 3G network is much faster than the 2G. The 3G showed less bars, whereas my 2G showed full bars. Turning off 3G showed the same results as my iPhone on the 3G. The 3G was faster downloading App’s and browsing the internet.

    Other than the GPS and the 3G network, there is no real difference between the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G as features go.

    Overall comparison

    Comparing the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G side by side, it is obvious that the iPhone 3G wins as far as new hardware goes. The only thing that I dislike about the 3G is the black backing. I much prefer the aluminum backing on my 2G iPhone. The other thing I dislike about the 3G is it’s more expensive data plan and lack of included text messaging. I don’t want to pay $15 more dollars a month than already do, so I think for now I will be keeping my iPhone. I imagine I will wait until the next iteration of the iPhone is out to trade my 2G in.

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    Created: 08/17/09

    Nice Phone

    I like how when you travel with this phone you do not need to carry around a MP3 player, Camera, and Cell phone.... well this is all 3 in 1 it is very sleek and looks really stylish and fits great in a pocket. On this you can play games, watch videos, play songs, buy songs, go on Safari, maps, you can get GPS, take photos save them and e-mail or txt them.. It is actually like a 100 in 1 it has mostly any thing you want.. you can even get an app thats a flash light for if one of your friends drop a cellphone at the Movie Theater or something. I knew I wanted this phone since the day it came out and boy was that good money spent. If it breaks i'll defiantly buy a new one thats how awesome this little phone is.

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    Created: 07/05/09

    iPhone 3G! - Enough said.

    This is by far the best phone beside 3GS money can buy. It packs GPS, WiFi, Full Web browser, iPod, Multimedia, Gaming, all into one little package. No other phone in the market comes remotely close to what iPhone is capable of. Don't forget billions of apps that are available to extend the reach of what this little device can do. I don't think I have to go any further complimenting it as the entire world knows how revolutionary iPhone has been for this generation so far. Good job Apple!

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    Created: 08/24/09

    Apple iPhone 3G White

    I've always been a fan of Apple's products, when they first sold the iPhone 2g I bought it like 1 month after it was leached.
    It has so many good features, like gps, wifi internet, fast 3g speed, a nice outlay for the whole phone, a big screen to watch movies, and the other part that I love iPod, and it has so many great features, a huge amount of space to save up to 2000 songs, podcasts or audiobooks.
    So I just simply love iPhone :)

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    Created: 09/08/09

    I love apps

    This is a great phone, it can be whatever you want... GPS, Music player, Video Player, Game console, PDA, photo camera, mini LapTop, and with the access to internet you have unlimited uses for the iphne... I really like it

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