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The first thing you'll notice about iPhone 3GS is how quickly you can launch applications. Web pages render in a fraction of the time, and you can vie...

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published 01/05/2012 | lorddano123
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Pro Advanages of the iPhone include the ease of use, vibrance of graphics and overall style.
Cons Very few with only the loss of availability for recent updates.
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"Is an Apple iPhone worth the £400?"

After having trouble with a previous HTC (Wildfire) I made the conscious decision to splash out the £400 it takes to purchase one on pay as you go. Due to the constant freezing and slow nature of the HTC, an iPhone was a welcome breeze with its latest technology features such as a 12 mega pixel camera and ios 5 updates.

First time set up:
To do this, all that was required was to download itunes from the apple site and use the given adapter cable to plug into my computer. This download only took a few minutes and was well worth it due to the good display of media it allows. Subsequently, this synced the music and other media onto the phone so next was the sim card activiation. You are supplied with a small utensil to access the sim compartment. It is placed in a small section at the top of the phone and is completely secure from accidental removal. Then, to connect to the app store, an apple ID is required to be set up where a pre paid cash can be added or just abnk details to purchase music and apps.

Updates: There have been a few software updates for the iphone 3GS and it is worth updating to not miss out on the new features added every month or two. Especially with remote sync, it becomes even easier just to sit and connect. Not all updates need to be carried out this way though, with app updates being accessed on the move by the store.

Usability: Second to none. This was shown in my opinion by the fact that it only took a few hours to get used to it! This included, messaging, emailing, app downloading and using the internet. The only thing that has taken me a while to get to grips with is the functions like shaking to shuffle music and using the buttons on the bespoke earphones. There is a nice balance between free and paid apps which of course many free ones are smaller versions of the paid so guess which ones I use! The movement is also incredibly fluid between screens and the loading, very smooth.

Camera: Still impressed with this, however, i use a digital camera so is not particularly paramount for me.

Battery life: I have to be careful as if i leave apps running in the background it can run down the battery incredibly quickly. A good way of correcting this is restarting the phone. It usually lasts me about 2 days if I am economical and about a day if I am not.

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Product Information : Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB

Manufacturer's product description

The first thing you'll notice about iPhone 3GS is how quickly you can launch applications. Web pages render in a fraction of the time, and you can view email attachments faster. Improved performance and updated 3D graphics deliver an incredible gaming experience, too. In fact, everything you do on iPhone 3GS is up to 2x faster and more responsive than iPhone 3G. Now you can shoot video, edit it, and share it - all on your iPhone 3GS. Shoot high-quality VGA video in portrait or landscape. Trim your footage by adjusting start and end points. Then share your video in an email, post it to your MobileMe gallery, publish it on YouTube, or sync it back to your Mac or PC using iTunes. The 3-megapixel camera takes great still photos, too, thanks to built-in autofocus and a handy feature that lets you tap the display to focus on anything (or anyone) you want. Voice Control can find anybody in your contacts list. Simply say a name to make a call. Or say a phone number. iPhone repeats your voice commands to confirm them, then dials away. Voice Control knows the music in your iPod, too. Ask your iPhone what song is playing (and hear it answer). Tell it to play your favorite album. Even have it play more songs like the one you're listening to. With a built-in digital compass, iPhone 3GS can point the way. Use the Compass app, or watch as it automatically reorients maps to match the direction you're facing. Cut, copy, and paste words and photos, even between applications. Copy and paste images and content from the web, too. iPhone includes built-in Nike + iPod support. Just slip the Nike + iPod Sensor (available separately) into your Nike+ shoe and start your workout.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple iPhone 3GS - black - 3G 16 GB - GSM - smartphone, Apple iPhone 3GS - white - 3G 16 GB - GSM - smartphone

Product Type: Smartphone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Smartphone Memory: 16 GB

Service Provider: Not specified, O2, Orange

Form Factor: Touch

Protection: Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Dimensions (WxDxH): 62 mm x 12 mm x 116 mm

Weight: 135 g

Colour: Black, White

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Display: LCD display - colour - 3.5" - TFT

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

Operating System: iOS

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless , MPEG-4, H.264

Talk Time: Up to 720 minutes, Up to 600 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 300 hours

Bundled Service: Pay & Go, Pay As You Go

Cellular / Operating System: iOS

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Long Name: iPhone 3GS

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Slate

Manufacturer: Apple

Phone Design: Slate


MPN: MB715LL/A, MC131, K2718B/A, K2758B/A, K2757B/A, K2717B/A, MC132T/A

Product Type: Smartphone

Form Factor: Touch

Protection: Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Width: 62 mm

Depth: 12 mm

Height: 116 mm

Weight: 135 g

Body Colour: Black, White

Aerial: Internal


Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified, O2, Orange

Operating System: iOS

SIM Card Type: Mini SIM

Input Device(s): Multi-touch

Bundled Service: Pay & Go, Pay As You Go

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4

Messaging & Data Features: PDF support, Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support


Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, IEEE 802.11b/g

Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, voice dialing

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass

Additional Features: TTY compatible, Integrated digital compass


Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, H.264


User Memory: 16 GB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3 Megapixel

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Video Recorder Resolutions: 640 x 480 (VGA)

Digital Video Formats: H.264

Features: Video recording, Geo-tagging

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: Maps+Compass


Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Diagonal Size: 3.5"

Display Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels

Display Illumination Colour: White

Multi-language Menu: Yes


Connector Type: 1 x headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x dock connector - 30 pin dock connector


Technology: Lithium Ion

Run Time Details: Talk ( GSM ) - up to 720 min ¦ Talk ( WCDMA ) - up to 300 min ¦ Standby - up to 300 hrs ¦ Continuous browsing ( WCDMA ) - up to 5 hrs ¦ Continuous browsing ( Wi-Fi ) - up to 9 hrs ¦ Playback ( video ) - up to 10 hrs ¦ Playback ( audio ) - up to 30 hrs


Included Accessories: Stereo headset, USB cable, power adapter


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