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This phone works, and is now a very inexpensive item (under forty bucks) that gives a lot for the money if you're willing to search through the list and find a few good apps for it. It doesn't take great photos, and the manufacturer is rather unscrupulously trying to kill it off by destroying good original apps that performed perfectly well, but it is still possible to set it up to make good live audio recordings and use it as a cheap phone on wifi connections (unfortunately they killed Skype for this phone). The maps and internet browser still work great, and its a really nice cheap ipod if you're into storing music on it. Battery life has been surprisingly good.
Positive: nice prise, easy to use interface, great screen, is excellent design, easy to install programs with appstore (there are plus and minus to use iTunes), work fine with mail, online services, the technology push is implemented perfectly, easy to use player, a lot of useful programs (mostly online services).
Negative: A little annoying slow response phone (3GS nicer in this regard), very quickly pollute the screen, small battery life especially when using WiFi, quiet speaker when playing melodies (when talking microphone and speakers work fine), it is impossible to put a call melody more than 30 seconds, it is not possible to use the phone as a flash (no special tools and progamma itunes transferred to a PC).
Conclusion: at the current price I am willing to accept the shortcomings phone, consider buying it now, right decision, but would recommend to all to acquire the model 3GS (16/32 Gb). It costs a bit more expensive, but it will save your nerves. Although in everyday use 3G is inferior.
Recommendation: For the phone iOS ideal for tablet I definitely would have chosen Android. Mobile needs a simple interface and easy operation with one hand, compatibility with other devices is not as important. Definitely 3/4/G/GS/S best in this segment(imho). I recomend to you not to install iOS 5 or later on 3G, it will work slowly, this phone can't work in multitasking mode on iOS 5... as 3GS(imho)
iPhone 3G is without a doubt the best phone that I have ever had. I can hardly name it as a phone! It's various functions put this thing in a different league than cell phones or PDAs. It is amazing what you can do with the thousands of apps available in this phone. Given it's amazing touch screen sensitivity and abundant apps assures you that once you've entered the world of "Apple", you simply can't go back.
The iPhone’s touch screen is not exactly a “touch screen” as it requires heat. A pen or any other object will not let you use it. But there's no clicking that you hear on common touch screen products.
The availability of thousands of applications and features make iPhone different from the others. Cut, copy, and paste with a tap. Send text, photos, locations, and more. Search across your iPhone.Phone, iPod, and Internet device in one, iPhone 3G offers desktop-class email, an amazing maps application, and safari - mobile web browser. What else you may need?
Another great feature is the keyboard. When phone turned sideways, keyboard lets you type a message fast and easily. It also shows the letter you are selecting in a callout above your finger to increase accuracy. However, if you have big hands you may have difficulty in selecting the letters.
One of the few issues is the battery life. It hardly lasts for a day and a half, so you just have to charge it almost every night, or you have to buy a car charger. The other one is that if you want to listen to the music and install so many programs you may go out of memory. In that case it better for you to choose the 16gb version.
If you're an avid Symbian, BlackBerry, or Windows Mobile / Exchange user, chances are you might think the iPhone 3G is Apple playing catch-up -- and you're not wrong. 3G, GPS, third party apps, enterprise messaging, these are all old hat. But even the would-be iPhone killers being churned out weekly haven't yet found a way to counter the iPhone's usability and seamless integration of service and software, desktop and mobile, and media and internet.
There are always things that could be improved, features to be added, fixes that should be applied -- but from first to second gen, from year one to year two, Apple has proven itself a relentless upstart in the mobile space, and is showing no signs of slowing down. All those new features give the iPhone even more appeal than ever, but the price is what really seals the deal.
For our money, you're going to have a hard time finding a better device for two hundred bucks -- or maybe even for any price. But that doesn't mean you ought to toss your original iPhone, either. With the release of iPhone 2.0, Apple's given early adopters every possible new feature for free, meaning the iPhone 3G's biggest roadblock to adoption in the US may be its still very worthy predecessor. But as Steve says, "If anybody is going to cannibalize us, I want it to be us." As for the rest of the world? Things are about to get interesting.
Since it lacks a physical keyboard, integrates a touch screen in both vertical and landscape orientations. The 3G iPhone has a camera of 3 megapixels and a music player (equivalent to the iPod) in addition to software to send and receive text and voice messages. It also offers Internet services such as reading email, upload web pages and Wi-Fi connectivity. First generation of phones were GSM quad-band EDGE technology, the second generation and UMTS included HSDPA.1
Apple announced the iPhone in 2007.2 after several rumors and speculations that circulated from months.3 The iPhone was initially introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007. He was named "Invention of the Year" by Time Magazine in 2009.4 On 11 July 2008, the iPhone 3G was released and is available in 22 countries5 and is expected to be 70 later this year. This version supports 3G data transmission at a speed faster and technology AGPS.
An iPhone functions as a video camera, camera phone with text messaging and visual voicemail, a portable media player, and an Internet client with e-mail, web browsing, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard rather than a physical one. Third-party as well as Apple applications are available from the App Store, which launched in mid-2008 and now has well over 300,000 "apps" approved by Apple. These apps have diverse functionalities, including games, reference, GPS na...Read full reviewvigation, social networking, security and advertising for television shows, films, and celebrities.so, I like it and I thank it is very good for you.
Pros: sexy, cool, innovative
Cons: buggy, fails to perform as a business communications tool
Summary: I have been a user of smartphones for almost 10 years. I have to say that the best one I ever had was the Palm Treo. The last one I had was the Cingular 8525 HTC TyTn and I hated it - rife with performance problems. I waited for months ...
Pros: 1. Safari is better than other phone internet browsers. Very fast.
2. Sensitive touch screen
3. The virtual keyboard helps you type faster with auto correction.
4. 3G speed
5. Many apps. Very useful.
6. A good iPod or music player.
7. Stylish Design
8. Easy to use
9. The screen is scratch-resistance
10, jailbreakable! Sim lock can be unlocked!
11. The mic on the hand-free earphone is slim.
12. push mail sservice
Cons: 1. 2.0 mega pixel camera
2. Battery life goes short when used excessively.
3. The back cover is easily scratched
4. Apps sometimes close or hang due to the lack of ram.
5. CPU is underclocked from 620MHz to 412 MHz
6. A little complicated when adding ur own ringtones to iphone
7. Jailbreaking and unlocking are a little bit complicated.
Summary: iPhone is certainly the best smartphone which keeps you in touch with the internet everywhere with the web browser Safari. Its multiple-touch screen enables a convenient use of the phone.
Also, it is supported by lots of apps which bring lots of functions to the phone.
Besides, it is an ipod.
Finally, since the day I bought the iphone, I started to love using mobile phone.
very good product. very user friendly, nice graphics, less weight than my htc, but battery life sucks big time... i had to charge several times a day...
but if i do not use 3g data i seems ok, there is lag but it's manageable.
As you should know, the 3G iPhone is the successor of the 2G or 1st Generation.
The 3G is dubbed as such, mainly because it uses 3G network data, and is otherwise the 2nd Generation iPhone.
It is a good phone, & Apple has certainly tried to fix a lot of the shortcoming of the 1st Generation in the 2nd, HOWEVER do not be fooled: the 3G in is cheaper and weaker in every sense of the words.
A little about me:
I was one of the 1st to jump on the iPhone bandwagon back in 2007. Since then, I slowly ended up in the business of iPhones, where I only deal with iPhones and know them inside out & that is why I see everything Apple tried to fix iOS & hardware-wise & it is a very interesting thing to observe.
I will tell you why the 3G is a good choice over the 1st generation:
1. It runs 4.0, so you can download Apps that are made for 4.0 & up. There is always a BUT, and it is the fact that the processor in the 3G is the same as in the 2G (speed wise) so it doesn't run iOS 4 very smoothly - you will get lag.
2. Parts a replaceable. If your LCD, digitizer, speakers, mic....if anything breaks, you can replace just that part.
IMO that is it.
The 3G is a fast attempt to fix some issues the 2G had, but overall they failed with it. IMO the iPhone 4 is actually the 2nd Generation iPhone, where the 3G & 3Gs are more like educational attempts.
Don't get me wrong, the 3G is NOT a bad phone, BUT it breaks very easily and has low quality of the parts.
Here is what I don't like about it, things that were made cheaper from the 2G to the 3G:
1. The back went from aluminum to plastic, which does not dissipate heat. cracks, breaks, chips, and overall does not work better than the aluminum - however it is much cheaper, ergo why it was chosen.
2. By separating the LCD & Digitizer, they are in turn made weaker, so very often, your LCD will go blank from one drop, or your digitizer will crack. Damage induced by daily usage happens very very easily on the 3G. The 2G due to its construction was more resilient to drops and abuse.
Because all internal components are separated to make it possible for them to be changed individually, they break much easier - and that is where the parts industry comes in - China galore!
a) Every mount is plastic.
b) the chrome bezel is cheaply mounted to the back plastic case, so as a result will often separate. The right fix involves more work than most people want to deal with.
c) All of the components are cheaper - they just break and break and break.
d) There are plenty of parts suppliers, so you can easily fall victim to faulty parts and it happens more often than you realize.
e) Most everything in the 2G (internally) is metal, and everything on the 3G (internally) is plastic, so you can imagine that when something breaks...
f) H2O or water sensibility - because of the way internal components are arranged vs the 2G, if you were to expose the phone to any amount of water/liquid, that probability that it will get damaged is significantly higher than in the 2G.
Overall, in the 3G certain things are attempted to be fixed from the 1st generation, but because Apple's aim was ultimately to make a cheaper, more affordable iPhone, the 3G fails as a real contender, and is just a beta testing device IMO.
If you have to choose between a 3G & 2G - you will be happier with the 2G for longer.
If you change your phones often, go for 3G.
If you have to choose between 3G &a
overall it's one of the best android phones of it's generation. easy to use, nice design, has all the features you'll ever need in a phone, and my favourite is the music player and sound quality which is certainly up there with the best in it's class, shame it doesn't come with a bigger battery but i'm sure if you really need it it's possible to afterinstall one. it's just a neat and slim phone.