Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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iPhone 3GS 8GB
Member Name: drezha
iPhone 3GS 8GB
Advantages: Cheap (now), Dependable, Quick
Disadvantages: iTunes, Battery life,
Ok, so the newer iPhones are out now and so this little phone has been pushed to the sidelines as the ever present march of technology continues.
However does this phone still hold it's own against competitors? Yes! Whilst the iPhone 3GS lacks the faster processors and upgrade retina display of the 4 and 4S, it's screen quality and processing power is still ahead of some of the cheaper Android headsets being released. The benefits of Apple hardware and Apple software means that the phone is optimised incredibly well and I've noticed no slow down like I did on a previous Android phone.
iOS 5, recently released, has added some extra features to the iPhone that Android converts were quick to point out as flaws - for example, the iPhone can now set custom notification tones, something Androids been able to do for years. Battery life on the 3GS hasn't been affected, unlike reports of it affecting the 4 and 4S.
The app store is still full of apps that'll happily run on the phone, though this might potentially change over the next few years.
It's main flaw is it's battery life though this can be improved by disabling 3G and it's linking with iTunes (which can also be a huge attraction - it's just a shame that iTunes on Windows is terrible as most people will be running this)
In the meantime, the iPhone 3GS is a solid, dependable smart phone that continues to outshine alternatives.
Summary: Solid, dependable smart phone with access to thousands of apps