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Bad: not sure yet
Comment: almost too good to be true - just about perfect!
Good: Faster than the iPhone 3g, more memory, better camera
Comment: fabulous in every way
Good: Apps, design
Bad: restrictions, iTunes lockin, no background apps
Good: spectacular interface, limitless apps, speedy processor, great engineering
Bad: being tied to a single network with a lengthy pricy contract
Comment: I was probably one of the very first people to get an iPod touch. I stuck with it and shunned the iPhone because I thought, what more could it offer and why should I buy a phone with such a terrible camera? My last phone was an LG Renoir with an 8-megapixel camera that I found terribly disappointing.
So what's great about this phone: first the App Store. You can find an app for just about everything (pardon the hackneyed apple marketing line, but it's true): there's one to manage my gym programme, access Sky news, a 'live' travel planner for the London Underground network, bloomberg for the financial professional, tons of games.
As a PDA/blackberry-type phone, the iPhone's made a great leap by including push-mail. So now you can really stay on top of your communication. Like you'd expect from a smartphone too, it can be fully synced with exchange and the syncing process is so much easier than with many other phones.
As an entertainment device, I need not say much. We all know the quality of the iPod and this is every bit an iPod too. No smartphone comes close. Using standard earphones frees you from the propriety headphones of other players like the Sony Walkman phones etc (ok, there's a tiny caveat here, you do need apple-approved headsets to control your iphone with the headset, otherwise, any ordinary set will work well with music). It has youtube and plays movies. However, for good measure I must criticize its failure to handle all movie file types.
The camera's still poor at 3mp but it does record decent SD quality movies now. Also, the phone does not have a flash or a forward-facing cam for video-calling. The lack of a forward-facing cam is a little disappointing, but I must admit my last 2 phones were capable of video calls and I never made a video call, so I appreciate Apple focusing their engineering effort on other areas. The camera of a phone should be decent at doing one thing: capturing spur-of-the-moment events and here, I find the iPhone quite decent, especially in recording short videos.
As a Navigator, it's much improved from the previous standard of the general google map. With an inbuilt compass, you can reorientate the map to help you find your bearings more easily.
A new cool addition is voice control. I find it quite easy to use and effective. There are however a few annoying aspects. Every now and then, it completely mishears what you tell it (eg: play songs by Beyonce somehow works out to call Megan Delay). This doesn't happen too often, but I've noticed it and it's a comical flaw. It would also be great iPhone came with a voice training tool, although I must admit that thus far, the phone's not had problems with my accent.
As a hand-held computer, the phone's browser combined with the interface is quite simply the best out there. Now that it supports copy-paste too and the fact that it supports most document formats, makes it a decent tool for performing quick tasks on documents while you're on the move (surely, it's too much to ask that you can create a 10,000 word dissertation from a mobile phone at the moment).
As I mentioned, it has a great interface. No one does touch as well as Apple. It is highly responsive and intuitive and smooth. typing though slightly awkward at first becomes second nature quickly and I now finding touch-typing a lot faster than key-typing on a phone. The screen is of a decent resolution (where probably 2 or 3 apples away from 'HD'). One thing I've noticed that I don't get to hear much about is the transflective properties of the screen. I've dimmed my screen significantly because I find that in bright places, light shines off the screen, so if you're outdoors for instance, you can use sunlight to see the screen clearly unlike most phones. The new screen is also, more smudge-resistant, however keeping in mind I'd like to get half the phone's value back when trade in, in 2 years time as a Grade-A, scratch-free, pristine-conditioned phone, I don't tak
Good: GUI is vibrant and sexy, APPs are all helpful, video recording is terrific.
Bad: Not much, but if i'd have to highlight something it will be the battery life and the non flash support
Comment: Its does every think and more in a very easy way.
JUST BUY IT, ITS WORTH IT.
Good: the touch interface, cool apps, 16gb memory, really easy to use most of the time
Bad: 'kin expensive, no flash in browser, lame camera, no camera flash, reliance on itunes to install music
Comment: A truly great phone but i think Apple could have done better, considering how much they bloody cost.
Good: it's a smartphone that does it's job good.
Bad: It's not spectacular!
Comment: ok, there we have an iphone 3G S. It is a very good product but a rate of 9.3 spectacular??.. That's overrated and hyped.
If Previous iphone has 8.9 rating. You can give may be a 8.9 or 9.0, but not 9.3! It 's not a HUGE upgrade from iphone 3g..besides current upgrades like cut and paste, video etc.. that's so iphone catching up with the industry.
Good: The Speed and the elegance of the 3G s
Bad: No Flash !!! or Multi Tasking !!!
Comment: Can't beat You'r Review Hats off
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