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iPhone 3GS is not for me
Apple iPhone 3GS 32 GB
Member Name: davomrmac
Apple iPhone 3GS 32 GB
Advantages: Nice screen, loads of applications and games, superb communication tool
Disadvantages: Loads of applications and games make it time consuming
I am in the lucky position to get mobile phones leant to me on occasion. I am so so glad that I did not buy an iPhone 3GS... don't get me wrong, it IS the best smartphone currently available, but let me tell you why it was not for me.
First, the good points. Superb design, absolutely stacks of features and very very useful. With the iPhone 3GS I could surf the internet, listen to my music, watch videos, play games, Tweet on Twitter, check the Wimbledon scores, play Word Scramble and so much more. I could even check my emails on the move and approve comments on my YouTube videos.
Now, that last paragraph is where the problem is. With the iPhone you can do just too much. I found myself constantly tapping at some game or application, ALL of the time. Then when it came to making a quick phone call, the battery would be finished. A lot of users I know (myself included) complain that the battery does not last a whole day, when compared to their previous Nokia, LG, Samsung or whatever. What people don't realise is that the previous generation of mobile phones were only used for telephone calls and texting. So the iPhone's many features are its own worst enemy in my opinion.
That said, it does an awesome job of keeping you in touch. The call quality is awesome, as is the full colour touch screen. Even my current HTC Magic phone does not match the quality of the iPhone screen. The battery in my HTC does last two days, and I still check my email and Twitter and text on it too. So I think Apple could definitely do better with battery life on the iPhone.
Also, this is not a cheap phone. Though that might change very soon. O2 are soon to lose their exclusivity on the iPhone. This means that it will be available on Orange sometime in October 2009 and Vodafone early 2010. This won't see massive reductions, though if it saves you just £5 per month over 18 or 24 months, that is a nice saving.
So a good phone, but don't just buy it because everyone says it is the best. Look around and see what else might do what you want your mobile phone to do, you might be pleasantly surprised by buying elsewhere.
Summary: You might be pleasantly surprised by buying elsewhere
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