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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 04/11/2011 | xmum2fourx
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Pro Does the job it is intended for plus 1000 things more
Cons Scratches easily
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"Does the job it is intended for plus 1000 things more"

I Received my iPhone 3gs as an upgrade at the start of this year and I really was not looking forward to a phone that does 100-1 things as I am happy with simple phones that you can call or send messages as surely this is the use for a mobile phone.

I was surprised on how stylish the phone is simple yet looks elegant and expensive. The phone is very easy to use I was a little worried at first as it is a touch screen but it is not over sensitive like a lot of phones seem to be. The menu options are clearly laid out on the front screen of the phone with only a little slide to the side of the screen to access further applications to the phone. Then if you press the round button on thee front of the phone you get access to a larger option of menus for everything you could possibly need on the phone.

To make a phone call is easy you simply press the green phone button and that gives you access to your recent call history phonebook and voice mail you then choose to dial a number or from a contact and its done.

For messages top right Icon is a picture of a letter click on this to read or create messages and your away. A QWERTY keyboard pops up on screen for you to type the message which is great cause it makes it so much easier for me to use.

To add on applications you simply click the application logo and search for what you want there are so many you could keep yourself entertained for ever some games some useful for day to day life. You can move icons about easily by holding down 1 of the images and then just drag them to the place on the screen you want them to be this is also how you delete things you don't want on your phone just press the red cross on the top right of the box.

A major downside for me with this phone is the battery it runs out ever so quick lasting just 6-7 hours if I am lucky and actively using it. This can be a big pain while out working all day and although it charges quicker than a lot of other phones I have for the use of the phone its just silly for it to be ruined by a low running battery. I have found by pressing the on/off switch once it locks the phone in to stand

Another negative is how easy they can be scratched. Yes I know you can get cases etc to protect them but oh my even the slightest bump leaves a mark and can make your phone look very old and used and so the only thing to do is get a protective cover but out of the 3 I have tried all mess up my already rubbish reception and so I have to take them out to make calls.

I still think they are over priced to buy on pay as you go at a few hundred but as an upgrade of my contract I was quiet happy with the value I got and how many applications have now changed my life. The children love the game applications but unfortunately as it is so expensive I worry about letting them use it as they are so small.

Over all I think it is a fantastic phone the touch screen is great not over sensitive it is easy to use even for a super technical phone and comes in very handy for when out and about and needing access to the internet.

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Product Information : Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB

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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 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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