Apple iPhone 3G - 16GB - White (Unlocked) Smartphone
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- timeattack_techOct 12, 2010by
Apple iPhone 3G - EXPERT REVIEW - the "god" phone
Apple’s release of the iPhone 3G was a response to many of the fallbacks from the first generation iPhone. Many little bugs and user requested applications have been added to the iPhone 3G making it even more functional and user-friendly than its predecessor. The new generation is only 0.7mm thicker than the old one, considering the hefty upgrades on the hardware – not to mention, it is actually 2 grams lighter.
With the new iPhone 3G, Apple managed to keep the same amazing touch screen interface that is just jaw dropping as to how accurate and easy-to-use it is. It still has the button on the top of the phone to lock the screen and the home button below the touch screen that takes you back to the iPhone’s main screen.
There are, however, two different iPhone 3G models: an 8GB version and a 16GB version. The difference, you ask? There is no difference other than the storage capacity and a little surprise Apple added – the 16GB versions come in an optional white color, if desired. If you’re willing to cough up the extra $200 for having double the capacity and the unique white color, then the 16GB was made for you if you don't mind paying the price of a laptop but for the iPhone
The main thing that makes this iPhone different than its predecessor is 3G. 3G is a high-speed internet provided by AT&T that only some phones are capable of using. It’s relatively new and allows cell phone users who have 3G capabilities to surf the internet at near broadband speeds. The iPhone 3G boasts this ability to use the 3G network provided by AT&T which has helped expand its features, making everything faster, more reliable, and more accurate. Now that you know the main difference between the first generation iPhone 2G and the second generation iPhone 3G, let’s move onto the fun part of the iPhone – the features.
3G: As stated previouisly, 3G technology allows the iPhone to access the internet at higher speeds than the previous iPhone. This allows you to surf the internet, check e-mail, get directions, and watch video – even if you’re already on the phone. The old network the first generation iPhone used is called EDGE – the 3G network is 2.4 times faster than the EDGE network.
Multi-Touch Control: iPhone multi-touch technology almost seems way beyond it’s time. There is no other touch phone out there with this functional of a touch screen. It is extremely accurate and best of all, multi-touch – this means it can respond to more than 1 contact point on the screen.
GPS: Yes, we already did talk about the GPS but let’s go in depth to the technology behind it. The regular GPS we are familiar with uses information from satellites that orbit the Earth. The iPhone receives this data and estimates the distance to the GPS satellites based on how long it takes the signal to reach it. The iPhone’s A-GPS (Assisted GPS) takes it a step further than conventional GPS systems. iPhone will actually find the closest satellite to uplink to currently in orbit which allows it to more quickly identify your position. This gives you a faster fix on your location than with a conventional GPS system.
Accelerometer: iPhone is motion responsive. When you tilt it sideways, upwards, backwards, downwards – it knows. Many application designers have used this to their advantage in making fun accelerometer games.Read full review
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- teddymeowAug 19, 2010by
Review on a Used Apple IPhone 3G White(16GB) Unlocked
I bought a used IPhone 3g, white 16GB and unlocked. It is used but there are barely any marks. If you're looking to buy a phone but on budget, you can always look at used ones. Make sure the seller provides images so you'll know what to expect. It also came with all the original stuff like earphones, wall charger and usb cable. I like that its unlocked because I can use my own sim card and can change it whenever I want. I don't like much its battery life. I always use my phone for texting, playing music, internet and games and i almost always have to charge it everyday. But I guess this is normal for IPhone 3gs.
Overall, I love IPhone among all phones, I'm really happy with my purchase plus I got it at a low price.
- crittermomtam20...Jan 24, 2015by
I bought this Iphone as a back up cell for my Husband for work.He had a regular prepaid one,and just did not care for it.So, I thought this would be the perfect thing.And I am so glad I bought it for him,as he really likes it.
THe only complaints he has right now, it the battery use.Which I understand is an over all issue with Iphones in general.This does not make him want to stop using it however.
He is still learning how to get to games and such on the device.But enjoys the challenge.
He and I both find that the Iphone is much better product for your money. Granted an Iphone 4 or above would probably be better, but being first time users-we wanted something simple to use,and get a hang of first.
- maganda615Jul 4, 2014by
It's great! It is not necessarily to cope up with the latest gadgets. Fully functional and a great help in communicating and surfing as well.