Conclusion: The iPhone 3G is a multimedia powerhouse, with a gorgeous design and an interface that remains the standard. If you don’t already own one, the iPhone 3G is well worth the $200-300 it will set you back, but what about if you do already have one?
Pros: The design remains iconic, It’s UI still sets the mobile standard, The multimedia capabilities can’t be beat
Cons: The new software can be buggy, and lacks the normal Apple refinement, There is a lack of wow this time around, Apple simply brought the features up to par with other offerings rather than giving the customer something completely new
Summary: Yes, first-gen iPhone owners benefit from the 2.0 software upgrade, but that doesn't diminish the magnitude of the iPhone 3G's faster data speeds and improved call quality. Upgrading isn't exactly a no-brainer, however, especially since the monthly data fee is now $10 more per month.
Excerpt: It's not the groundbreaking, industry-changing event that the original iPhone was. But the iPhone 3G is a worthy upgrade to Apple's smartphone, and fixes a few flaws that kept many people from buying the first version.
Summary: Introduction Apple iPhone 3G is an enhanced version of the first generation iPhone, although it still lacks many important features. However, the low price, 3G radio and built-in GPS facility, make the device truly worth owning, especially for people who are new to the iPhone experience.
Pros: Offers excellent third party app support , Has a built-in GPS system , Provides faster web browsing experience , Has great call and audio quality , Has bright and high screen resolution
Cons: Does not have built-in voice dialing , The camera quality is quite low , Has a mediocre battery , Comes with limited Bluetooth functionality
Excerpt: The highly anticipated 2.0 iPhone brings a mixed bag of improvements and omissions. First the good stuff. The new iPhone 3G comes with a $300.00 price drop, 3G speeds, real GPS, all wrapped up in a form factor Apple fans have come to love.
Summary: The iPhone 3G improves on its predecessor, refining its strengths and eliminating some of its flaws. On the way, however, it picked up a few more flaws. Exchange and MobileMe support are appealing, but poor battery life and substandard GPS implementation will deter some people.
Pros: Multi-touch navigation, HSDPA bandwidth, Exchange and MobileMe support
Cons: Poor GPS implementation, no physical keyboard, poor battery life
Conclusion: If local iPhone pricing emulates what we saw in the US last year, we expect a price drop in two or three months. Until then, check your budget carefully before signing your life away, and make sure you have enough money left over to buy some decent headphones.
Pros: No navigation software, Dismal camera app, Disappointing battery life, Counter-intuitive menus and settings
Cons: 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS, Outstanding Safari browser and email, iPod app is great, App Store is best of its kind
Summary: Parts of the iPhone 3G are superb -- Web browsing, email, App Store, GPS -- but these are met in equal measure by elements which are either absent or mediocre. When we use the iPhone 3G, we can't ignore the vast divide between what the iPhone is and what the iPhone really should be, and when we're...
Pros: 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS, Outstanding Safari browser and email, iPod app is great, App Store is best of its kind
Cons: No navigation software, Dismal camera app, Disappointing battery life, Counter-intuitive menus and settings