Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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Apple iPhone 3G 8 GB
Member Name: colette1082
Apple iPhone 3G 8 GB
Advantages: Potential to do alot
Disadvantages: slow slow slow with rubbish battery
i inherited this phone off my husband, for the simple reason that he wanted my window htc phone that i had been sent as a upgrade. As far as phone go i tend to use them for the purpose of caling people and texting only... fancy that, so i thought that this would probably wasted on me. To an extent it is, as I have an ipod touch which functions exactlly the same as the i phone 3g but is much quicker (will get to this).
Ok so this phone, fits in your palm quite nicely and is a reasonable wieght. It is contemporary looking in a sleek black and silver design with the apple logo on the back. It is quite robust, but like most phones scratches easily when in the bottom of your bag with your keys etc, however saying that covers and cases are readily available and cheaper versions of official merchandise do exactly the same job, saying this even though mine is a hand me down its in pretty good nick considering its now two years old.
This phone is very easy to use, and it doesnt take long to set up email accounts on here either. Registering with apple/ itunes/ app store is not too complicated but i have had problems with syncing items from my phone and also from my ipod back to the main computer as it doesntseem like more than one apple product synched to one computer, not ideal if you like us each have an ipod also.
There are literally thousands of apps all rated and ranging from free to 100's of pounds, they are categorised by topic and you can also scroll through top categories for best free apps or paid apps.
Each app is probably a review category in its own right and i wouldnt do it justice if i attempted to cover any of them here, but pretty much everything you can think of has an app!!! I would rate the apple apps over the window apps available on the htc i previously had. The advantage of having an iphone over the ipod is that you can access internet dependednt apps (there are many) whilst away from wi-fi areas
Texting on the iphone stores previous messages so you can see the whole conversation you have had with any one person, a handy function.
Calls- clear with speaker phone fucntion and ability to access other areas of the phone when taking a call.
Internet - access to the internet, although i find that even in a strong wi-fi location such as my own home wherre I am the only person accessing internet, the speed is slow. Aps are also slow to open even those not requiring internet conncetion.
Camera- very poor quality, not certain of exact megagpixls (think 5) but there ae apps available that mean you can edit and improve the quality to good effect.
Battery life- poor poor poor, requires daily charging with minimum use
Price - like i said mine is a hand me down but ive seen them on ebay even now with the latest models going for in the region of £200, money which i think is better spent else where. If you get this phone on a contract, ensure you have a good internet package with it, as small allowances will get used up easily
Storage - relativly small compared to other models, i have plenty of room available on mine but probably do not use the phone to its full capacity because of having an ipod touch.
Summary: get a cheap phone and an ipod touch!!!
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