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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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Review of "Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB"

published 17/07/2011 | nikaylaparton
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Pro Holds your music, ability to multitask, built-in GPS, unlimited app space
Cons unrealiable when downloading/uploading data, apps fail to load, exits apps without warning
somewhat helpful
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"The Rise and Fall of Apple's Most Prized Invention"

Although it's full of nifty tools and you can download tons of apps, the iPhone has more than a fair share of glitches, and is frustrating enough to make anyone wish they'd just gotten a Blackberry. Yes, it is convenient, and yes, you can store music on it, but texting is nearly a nightmare, especially when you're in a hurry because, 1) It's a touchscreen, which makes typing something quickly (and accurately) a challenge, and 2) the dictionary in the iPhone is less than exstensive; Names are turned into words you never even knew existed, and you can't type a short message with phrases like 'lol' or 'omg' or the word becomes ten more characters long and you have to stop midway through and erase the entire word, and type it again.

Although all phones experience this issue, I find it a bit frustrating that through all of the hype that Apple has endured for this phone, you can still be checking your email or searching for a restaraunt on Google and the phone just exists out of the app for no apparent reason.

I also have a feeling that even if you're paying for unlimited data/internet usage, if you go over the desired amount of time AT&T (and most other cellular companies that offer the iPhone) the pages take longer to load and sometimes the URL just outright refuses to work.

The things that Apple brags about most (wifi, multitasking, extensive memory, unlimited data) are FULL of glitches and unreliable.

The iPhone seems awesome in theory, but when it comes down to proving itself, it falls short of the glory Apple has dressed it in.

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  • nomadcelt published 17/07/2011
    This is not a complete review of the product but more an amalgamation of parts of the unit, speculation and feelings on carriers. However, there is some good stuff in there and it's worth a 'Helpful', I think. Oh, there's no way it can have 'unlimited app space' unless there is such thing as an "infinite memory card". Nice try though!!
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Product Information : Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB

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

Long Name: iPhone 3GS 8GB

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

Cellular / Technology: GPRS; EDGE; HSDPA; UMTS

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Integrated Components: 3 MP digital camera; MP3 player; GPS

Display Type: TFT

Weight: 135, 135 g

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

OS Provided / Type: iPhone OS 3

Display / Diagonal Size: 3,5

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

Battery: Li-Ion

Manufacturer: Apple

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Operating System: iOS

EAN: 0885909407798

Talk Time: Up to 720 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 300 hours

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

Display: LCD display - colour - 3.5" - TFT

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

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

Operating System: iOS, iOS 4

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

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

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

Form Factor: Touch

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3 Megapixel

Smartphone Memory: 8 GB

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Product Type: Smartphone

Product Description: Apple iPhone 3GS - black - 3G 8 GB - GSM - smartphone

Colour: Black

Service Provider: Not specified, AT&T

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Protection: Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Mobile Services: App Store, iTunes Store

Phone Features

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

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

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

Additional Features: Multitasking

Media Player

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

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

Navigation System

Navigation Software & Services: Maps+Compass

Navigation: A-GPS receiver

Environmental Parameters

Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95%

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C


Included Accessories: Stereo headset, USB cable, power adapter


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

Technology: Lithium Ion


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


Display Illumination Colour: White

Display Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels

Diagonal Size: 3.5"

Technology: TFT

Type: LCD display - colour

Display Languages: Danish, Hungarian, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, Thai, Slovak, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Brazilian Portuguese, English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Romanian, Catalan, Japanese, Korean, Malay

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3 Megapixel

Features: Video recording, Geo-tagging

Digital Video Formats: H.264

Video Recorder Resolutions: 640 x 480 (VGA)

Focus Adjustment: Automatic


User Memory: 8 GB


Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, alarm clock


Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

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

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)

Messaging & Internet

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

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Mobile Services: App Store, iTunes Store


SIM Card Type: Mini SIM

Input Device(s): Multi-touch

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Operating System: iOS, iOS 4

Service Provider: Not specified, AT&T

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

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Application Software: E-Book Reader


Weight: 135 g

Height: 116 mm

Depth: 12 mm

Width: 62 mm

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

Body Colour: Black

Aerial: Internal

Product Type: Smartphone

MPN: MC637B/A, MC637ZA/A, MB046LL/A, MC555LL/A

Form Factor: Touch

Protection: Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating


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