Apple iPhone 3G - 8GB - Black (AT&T) Smartphone (MB046LL/A)
About this product
|Family Line||Apple iPhone|
|Band||GSM / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS / HSDPA 850/1900/2100|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1150 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 600 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 300 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Display Resolution||320 x 480 pixels|
|Color Depth||18-bit (262000 Colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
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- kb4suaApr 8, 2009by
Apple iPhone 3G (refurbished) (AT&T)
This is without a doubt the best phone that I have ever owned. It is amazing what you can do with this phone and the thousands of apps that are available. The only drawback is the battery only last for a little over a day so you just have to charge it every night. It is full of features and the only missing ones are the camera does not have a flash and it does not offer the ability to take video. But there are so many things you can do that you could not even imagine on an ordinary cell phone. The 3G network is very fast and the device automatically seeks out wifi hot spots for even faster downloads. The touch device takes a little getting used to but you get faster and faster the more you use it. It is a great way to stay in touch. The extra $30 AT&T charges for the unlimited data seemed a little high especially since it utilizes WiFi as much as possible. It does not come with any cases, covers, nothing but a charger and data cable. You will need to purchase some type of screen cover and I decided on a rubber case to protect the unit in case it should fall. It is a little pricey but well worth it for all it can do. I would recommend it to anyone except those who are technically challenged. Apple has done a good job of updating the device and keeping it current. It took a little navigating to understand iTunes and getting your pictures, tunes, ringtones, etc downloaded to the device. Once you get the hang of it everything is pretty smooth. I wish I had the capability to change the tones used for mail and appointments but maybe that will be in the next software release.Read full review
- newbie9988Jun 11, 2010by
Apple iPhone 3G 8GB (Unlocked). (SHOULD I BUY ONE?)
To provide a reference for buyers intending to make an educated purchase on the Apple iPhone 3G 8GB (Unlocked).
In a over saturated cell phone market the Apple iPhone has seen the top of the mountain now for 3 years and there is no change in sight.
The retail history of Apple and more specifically the iPhone is astonishing! No other phone (model of phone) on the market has EVER maintained its value quite like the Apple iPhone.
For any interested Smart Phone & PDA buyer I would recommend above all the iPhone (3G, 3GS, or the up and coming iPhone 4) for the following 3 simple reasons:
1). Functionality - These phones cater to ALL needs & levels of technological skill. Whether your an occasional text or caller the iPhone will provide to you all of the necessary features to address your usage; Without being over indulgent. Or perhaps you are not very technologically savy, then the iPhone will leave your mind at ease; the bright visible display, large intuitively descriptive icons and the practically dummy proof step-by-step function details.
* Let this be know EACH AND EVERY Settings button on any iPhone comes with a thorough explanation of what that "mystery" button does. No more hitting switches or changing settings & not knowing what the heck you just pushed.
2). Value - The Apple iPhone unlike any other device on the market is guaranteed to hold its value. If cost is your key then without refute the iPhone (2, 3G, 3GS, or the soon to be released iPhone 4) will be the BEST cell phone investment you'll ever make.
The beauty of the phone is no matter if you purchase the iPhone USED or NEW the value still remains. Resale value is a comfort to buyers within itself; this adds to all of Apples success in being able to sell these devices to such a large group of individuals. No its not that over a billion people in Apples sales regions 'can' afford a relatively expensive device its that the iPhone offers a sense of investment. When choosing a cell phone device hands down the Apple iPhone offers investment qualities like no other electronic on the market.
3). Technology - The reason Apple iPhone's are so popular isn't entirely due to its brand. No other cellphone company has been able to come close enough to create reasonable competition for the iPhone; mainly due to the Apple iPhone having the "total package". The combination of application features, hardware, software and, Apple service is what propels this brand of phone beyond all others.
The iPhone is universal; it was made for YOU it will cater to your needs.
Buy with confidence, make a smart investment and let the market speak for itself; there is no denying the Apple iPhone delivers. Try one and that will be all the proof you need!
eBay Buyers!Read full review
- sevenohnineMay 30, 2010by
I have an iPhone 3G for two years and decided to buy one for my sister as an upcoming birthday present. The Ebay seller was great and the phone was also in pretty good shape. The phone arrived almost immediately (within a few days) and I replaced the SIM card with mine and it worked perfectly. I updated the OS to 3.1.3 and jailbreak'ed it to load other none Apple approved apps. Since my sister has AT&T, I don't have to unlock the iPhone for it to work. I should unlock it so that she can use it with local SIM card when she travels oversea but I was too lazy to do it last week. I drove to Los Angeles and gave it to her yesterday and she loved it.
I bought the iPhone 3G instead of the 3GS because of the price. Yes, it's a big slower than the 3GS but for the money w/o an AT&T contract is worth it. I install "cycorder" so that the 3G can record video - a function that the 3GS has that I felt is necessary for the iPhone. My sister turned off the data plan (internet blocking) on her AT&T account so that she doesn't get charge every time she surfs the net or check email on the iPhone, via Wifi. She also use Skype to call out w/o using her AT&T minutes whenever Wifi is available. She has access to Wifi at home and in her office, as well as most McDonalds and Starbucks.
Despite popular belief, she still can send and receive text messages w/o the data plan. However, she can not receive SMS/MMS pix but she has access to email so her friends can always send photo's via email.Read full review
- antiq_2005Mar 10, 2009by
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 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.
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.Read full review
- oreydiscountFeb 23, 2011by
Apple Iphone software
iPhone 3G review
By Ryan Block posted July 11th 2008 8:01AM
It's hard to think of any other device that's enjoyed the level of exposure and hype that Apple found in the launch of the first iPhone. Who could forget it? Everyone got to be a gadget nerd for a day; even those completely disinterested in technology seemed to come down with iPhone fever. But the original device was still far from perfect: its limited capabilities (especially in the 3G department), high price of entry, and the small number of countries in which it was available kept many potential buyers sidelined. Until now -- or so Apple hopes.
The wireless industry is a notoriously tough nut to crack, and it's become pretty clear that the first iPhone wasn't about total domination so much as priming the market and making a good first impression with some very dissatisfied cellphone users. With the iPhone 3G, though, Apple's playing for keeps. Not only is this iPhone's Exchange enterprise support aiming straight for the heart of the business market, but the long-awaited 3rd party application support and App Store means it's no longer just a device, but a viable computing platform. And its 3G network compatibility finally makes the iPhone welcome the world over, especially after Cupertino decided to ditch its non-traditional carrier partnerships in favor of dropping the handset price dramatically. $200? We're still a little stunned.
So now that Apple finally stands poised for an all out war on cellphone-makers everywhere, will the iPhone 3G stand up to the competition -- and higher expectations than ever? Read on for our full review.
Update: Updated with more tests from our battery, MobileMe, and enterprise supplemental.
iPhone 3G review - hardware
No one will have any trouble recognizing the new device from its face -- it's essentially identical to the original iPhone. Thankfully, the bright, high quality, high resolution 480 x 320 3.5-inch display that's just so easy to love, hasn't been changed a bit. Unfortunately, it's still every bit as much a magnet for smudges and fingerprints -- in fact, even more so now that the rear of the device has dropped its chic matte aluminum in favor of black (or white, optional on the 16GB model) plastic. Hey, at least now it's more symmetrical.
The move to plastic seemed almost inevitable now that the iPhone has so many radios, frequencies, and antenna needs (GSM, EDGE, HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS), but while we do prefer the original aluminum, the plastic does feel pretty solid and not at all flimsy, which is more than we can say for a hell of a lot of handsets. There's no doubt about the fact that we'd have preferred a matte or soft-touch finish to the glossy plastic, but that's all a matter of taste.
The body of the phone is slightly thicker at its center than its predecessor, although the edges are tapered and thinner than before, which is always a good way to make a device feel smaller than it actually is. (Palm learned this a long time ago.) There are a couple downsides to the body shape, though: first, when you're tapping off-center on a hard, flat surface, the phone wobbles (but only a little, oh well).
Second, the new shape means you won't be using it in your original device's dock. This really wouldn't be all that bad if Apple included a dock with the 3G like they did with the first iPhone, but now they want you to buy that separately. Did we mention they're asking $30 for it? Way lameRead full review