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Good: Looks good, feels good in hand, app store is really good and so is the screen and camera.
Bad: Way too expensive, bad battery, heavy, fragile, a lot of bugs with the software.
Comment: I've had this phone for nearly a year and It's OK, at first I thought it was a great phone and I liked iOS 6, it was quite buggy but I liked the camera and screen, but not that long ago I knocked it off my kitchen worktop and it completely shattered, you can't see any writing on the phone, and tiny bits of glass keep getting stuck in my fingers. Not only that but the front camera doesn't work anymore.
Comment: Great apps
Comment: Great phone so far
Good: stylish,,, touch,,, retina display..
Bad: both audio and video - no equalizer
Comment: it will be fine ,, might be a 4 inch screen..
Bad: battery isn't long for user to use
Comment: I like it but it still complicate to add any services
Comment: It can not match with my previous W595, a 3.2 MP camera!!!!!!!
Good: only apps
Bad: No Qwerty Keyboard, Email not good. Many other things terrible
Comment: I dont like this phone. only thing good about it is the applications available in the app store. i would not recommend this phone
Good: Makes brilliant toilet paper
Bad: It turns you into a sheep and gives you aids.
Comment: Iphone 4s. Small screen, breakable, APPLE ew and it gives you aids.
Comment: Messaging on this mobile phone has been given something of a boost by the inclusion of the iMessage, which is a BBM-a-like service for iOS devices. It can be used on any device running iOS 5, which means conversations can be easily carried across on loads of Apple products without an issue. While many will expect iMessage to be a separate app in the same manner as BBM, it simply jumps in when a relevant phone is on the other end of the conversation, meaning essentially free text messaging and cool features like read receipts and being able to see when the other person is typing. However, this will be more useful for iPhone 3GS and 4 models, as it's surely only good to replace text messaging for those that need to save money and haven't got a price plan that offers thousands of messages for free each month. iPhones have always been looked at as decent messaging devices, and that's certainly true when it comes to email. There's a unified inbox for all your accounts, with multiple email addresses supported on the phone. Setting these up is as simple as you'd imagine, with only an address and password needed in most situations. As we mentioned earlier, it's so easy to keep track of your emails thanks to the new notifications system, but it's hardly anything new, so not really a unique selling point. The keyboard is another great selling point from Apple for its iPhone - some people have complained that it's a bit hit and miss in the past, but most people should have become trained in the art of tapping out a message on a touchscreen, so most will quickly be up to speed with the well-known keyboard. There's a new addition to the keyboard, and that's an option to speak out the message reply using Siri. It's almost unerring in its accuracy compared to other voice recognition systems, although you do need to say things like 'comma' or 'exclamation mark' to add in the punctuation. We sent 100 messages using Siri to see the accuracy, and found that the accuracy was around 45%, although shorter messages were obviously better. However, we were relieved to be able to head back to tapping out our messages on the keyboard, as you could make sure what you wrote was correct first go. If you're going to speak your messages, why not just call the person?
Comment: it's such a horrid phone, I use it and it never seems to work and it just isn't the phone for me
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