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Apple iPhone 3G

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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iPhone 3G

CNET
29 March 2009
  • Summary: The iPhone 3G delivers on its promises by adding critical features and sharper call quality. The iTunes App Store is pretty amazing, and the 3G support is more than welcome. Critical features still are missing, and the battery depletes quickly under heavy use, but the iPhone 3G is a big improvement over the original model.
  • Pros: The Apple iPhone 3G offers critical new features including support for high-speed 3G networks, third-party applications, and expanded e-mail. Its call quality is improved and it continues to deliver an excellent music and video experience.
  • Cons: The iPhone 3G continues to lack some basic features that are available on even the simplest cell phone. Battery life was uneven, and the 3G connection tended to be shaky. Also, the e-mail syncing is not without its faults.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iPhone 3G Review

thinkdigit.com
26 March 2009
  • Summary: This is a phone that is far from perfect; For the record, there are many better phones out there which offer a lot more functionality. Where Apple scores is in adding a little human touch to their device.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iPhone 3G

PC Magazine
19 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The iPhone 3G represents the birth of a new computing platform. It's also one very cool phone. While it's not perfect, it makes other options on AT&T look tired.
  • Pros: 3G. True GPS. App Store adds hundreds of third-party programs. Voice quality is much improved from the original iPhone. No more recessed headphone jack. Surprisingly good battery life.
  • Cons: An unknown number of buggy units have been released. Still missing video recording, voice dialing, stereo Bluetooth support, picture messaging, and document editing. Earbuds are still lousy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
27 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Undeniably beautiful, with the best interface on any mobile phone ever in the history of mobiles, the iPhone 3G would be perfect save for a few notable deficiencies.
  • Pros: This is the handset the first iPhone should have been. With its innovate tap-swipe-pinch-and-stretch interface and crisp 3.5-inch touchscreen, it's always been the best phone for user-friendliness. Now it's the best for web browsing and downloading too, thanks to the better-late-than-never HSDPA for fast 3G action. Design-wise, only the metal casing round the back has gone, making way for a plastic cover. It sounds cheap, but looks the canine's cojones. It's also got ...
  • Cons: Apple may have rectified the recessing 3.5mm headphone socket with a standard jack, so you can plug in some decent cans, but they ignored our pleas for a better camera. Why change the rest then stick with the two-megapixel camera, eh Apple?
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iPhone 3G

Maclife
23 September 2008
Overall 9
8.5

Apple iPhone 3G 16GB Review

Digitaltrends
22 September 2008
  • Excerpt: The iPhone 3G is mostly what we were hoping for in the second version of the too-popular-for-itself handset. Apple addressed call quality concerns, as well as demands for a faster Web experience via 3G and corporate email support, already making it a worthwhile upgrade for many first-gen iPhone owners. And while the addition of stereo Bluetooth and Assisted-GPS are mere catch-ups to other smartphones, the new App Store boosts it way ahead.
  • Pros: Very good call quality; faster web browsing; excellent 3rd party app support; plenty of features
  • Cons: No video recording or native MMS; 3G drains battery fast; no expandable memory
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Overall 9
8.5

Apple iPhone 3G 8GB Review

Digitaltrends
3 August 2008
  • Excerpt: The iPhone 3G is mostly what we were hoping for in the second version of the too-popular-for-itself handset. Apple addressed call quality concerns, as well as demands for a faster Web experience via 3G and corporate email support, already making it a worthwhile upgrade for many first-gen iPhone owners. And while the addition of stereo Bluetooth and Assisted-GPS are mere catch-ups to other smartphones, the new App Store boosts it way ahead.
  • Pros: Very good call quality; faster web browsing; excellent 3rd party app support; plenty of features
  • Cons: No video recording or native MMS; 3G drains battery fast; no expandable memory
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iPhone 3G Review

Phone Arena
14 July 2008
  • 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? Honestly, we’d have a hard time recommending it, unless you really needed 3G or GPS.
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: iPhone 3G

Macworld
14 July 2008
  • Summary: Second-generation Apple cell phone Second-generation Apple cell phone
  • Pros: Bright, high-resolution screen, Fast cellular network, IPhone 2.0 software includes Exchange support and third-party apps, Built-in GPS, Good audio quality, No recessed headphone jack, Bright, high-resolution screen, Fast cellular network, IPhone 2.0 software includes Exchange support and third-party apps, Built-in GPS, Good audio quality, No recessed headphone jack
  • Cons: No built-in voice dialing, Low-quality camera, No video-recording support, No support for text selection, cut, copy and paste, Limited Bluetooth functionality, No built-in voice dialing, Low-quality camera, No video-recording support, No support for text selection, cut, copy and paste, Limited Bluetooth functionality
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Overall 8
8.0

iPhone 3G Review

LAPTOP Magazine
12 July 2008
  • 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.
  • Pros: Double the data speeds of iPhone, Excellent Apps Store integration, Vastly improved call quality, Microsoft Exchange support, Stellar music and video player
  • Cons: Some apps crashed, , , Touch keyboard not for everyone, , , Still no MMS support, video recorder, or stereo Bluetooth
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