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At the time of writing, the iPhone 4 is out, but i still own my iPhone 3g for the simple reason - it's brilliant. The iPhone 3g does what the iPhone 4 does. Ok, maybe it isn't quite as good as the 4, but for the price you can pick one up for now, it's fantastic.
The battery life is a bit of a let down, and in fact, the reason why i upgraded to the 4. You'll find yourself charging it about 2-3 times a day if you use it as much as i do, but if you are sitting at a computer or sitting in your car, you can charge it whilst you're busy doing other things. (Don't drive and text, guys!).
With the monsterous array of apps available on the iTunes store, you can be downloading music and games for a very small cost, however, now the iPhone 4 is out, you may find that many games aren't compatible with the 3g, so you may find that limiting.
Texts, voicecalls, everything is great. Reliability is good and overall, it's a great mobile phone. One downside is that the processing power isn't quite as good as newer iPhones, so switching it on takes a good 45secs to 1minute which, coming from an ex-android user, is annoying. But if you can look past that, it's a great device.
I got to use the Samsung Galaxy S and wasn't expecting much. Wow. Processing power makes using the phone a seemless experience. You can be reading emails then jumping over to send a text message within a matter of seconds. There is little lag between doing this. Photo quality/video quality is superb and you'll be pleased how the images look when you hook the device up to your computer and begin downloading the photos onto your machine.
The battery life isn't the best, but varies massively, depending on useage, so if you're like me and texting, calling, taking photos all day, you'll find it doesn't last long, but if you're a little more laid back and don't snap photos of yourself to post on facebook all day, you'll be finding the battery lasts a little longer.
Overall it's a great phone but comes at a price. Is the price worth it? Only you can decide.
I've owned every console from the Wonderswan to the Gameboy Classic, from the NES to the Dreamcast. I've found that the Xbox 360 does what it says on the tin. It plays games. There's no web browser to go online, so i found myself feeling slightly inadequate to the PS3 users, who also get free internet, whereas 360 users are made to pay a fee to use Xbox Live. There are those who claim that Xbox Live is superior - They are fanboys. Xbox Live, whilst good, is not worth the money you have to shell out in my humble opinion. If Sony can provide the service free of charge, surely Microsoft can!?
I'm now on my 3rd Xbox 360. Both Xbox's died suddenly. Whilst grieving, i found that this was not uncommon and that the Xbox 360 interior design is to blame, causing many millions of customers to experience the RROD (Red rings of death) whereby the console suffers 3 red lights and ceases to work properly.
Microsoft claimed to have fixed the problem and i thought they had, until my Xbox 360 Elite suffered the same fate. At this time i'm convinced the 360 is a good console despite the reliability downfalls. The controller is solid as a rock, despite dropping it a few times, it works as a good controller should. It's comfortable to use and if the console was just as solid, i'd give it a greater score.
If you're lucky, you can get hold of a BMW Z3 at a good price these days considering the age of them. I was lucky enough to pick up a 1997 BMW Z3 1.9 litre, with 65,000 miles for £2,600 in 2011. There are some people who complain about the 1.9l for not being fast enough, which i think is a stupid comment to make. Of course a 1.9l wont rival your 3.0l+ cars, but it does have alot of power if you rev it, but i find it more pleasureable to do what it was intended for and cruise.
My girlfriend lives 1 hour 30 minutes away from me and this gives me a great reason to hop in my Z3 and use it as a roadster was intended for, sitting on the rear axle and crusing down the motorway, open top (providing the weather is good!) with the wind deflector on, because, boy, does that thing make a world of difference! Tonneau cover, clipped onto the rear of the seats, really making the car stand out and look neat and tidy with the top down.
Overall it's a great car and not too expensive to run on the whole, i've only had one problem and that was the water pump that feeds the engine needed replacing. Petrol can be a little on the expensive side depending how you drive the car, but with the fun of open top driving, it all seems worth it, especially since you'll turn heads in your BMW.
Square Enix promised that Final Fantasy XIII would be the best outing since Final Fantasy VII, which was released way back in 1997, the famous PS1 era, which remains in many gamers hearts and souls. With a big promise, it wasn't long before rumours were circulating that Final Fantasy XIII was going to disappoint. And boy, did it disappoint!
The story follows Lightening, a female lead. Her name Lightening is a homage to ''Cloud'', the lead character in Final Fantasy VII. Unfortunately, the characters in FFXIII are bland and boring and it seems that the linear path they follow doesn't let you engage with the characters as much as fans of the series would hope.
If you get the game cheap, then maybe it's worth a punt, but if you're a fan of the series, don't be expecting an FFVII rival, it falls short in every single aspect, unfortunately for hardcore fans of the series, this release just isn't good enough.
I've had many mobile phones, but none quite like the iPhone. The iPhone 4 impresses with a substantial array of features which prove very valuable. Not only is the iPhone a very good mobile phone, it's a SatNav, it's a web browser, it's a facility to send/recieve emails. You can check the local weather forcast and all the while, you can be listening to your favorite music mp3's which have been sync'd using iTunes (a free program you can download from the web).
The iPhone also allows you to download ''apps'' from the App Store. So with the built in wifi, you will find yourself downloading games, social networking apps such as Facebook. With the built in camera, you can upload and share your photos immediately with friends and family.
I personally find myself using my iPhone all day, using the features i've listed above. I've found myself using the SatNav on many occassions, often helping me reach my destination in good time, rather than taking me on a trip around the world first!
I find the texting feature to be perfect. Having started out with what is now considered retro mobile phones such as the Ericsson T28, T39 and Nokia 3210, the iPhone has no physical buttons for text, but touch screen which works incredibly well. I was shocked how easy it was to use and how responsive the phone is. It makes slow texting a thing of the past and with iMessage, you can use your 3G or wifi connection to send a message to another iPhone with iMessage turned on for free. Wow. Fantastic!
This is much more than a phone, this is an iPhone and if you haven't got one, there is no excuse. Get one, now. You will not be disappointed!