Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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The iPhone 3GS 8GB is a wonderful phone
iPhone 3GS 8GB
Member Name: Kvizy
iPhone 3GS 8GB
Advantages: Easy to use, stylish, quite light
Disadvantages: intergrated battery, back tends to collect scratches
I have used this phone in the past for 1.5 years and the overall experience of that time was splendid. Lets start with the design. The iPhone is sleek and stylish and offers useful physical controls (power button, volume rockers, sound/silent switch, home button) and has a nice sized screen. Sadly the battery is integrated and therefor can't be taken out. I find this annoying, because my batteries tend to die, haha. This may not be a hassle for some.
The battery life is really good, even when you use the phone. If your listening to music, the battery lasts about 9hours tops. If your watching video, it would probably last you 6 hours, i haven't watched that long so i can't really say. If your playing games the battery lasts about 4-5 hours.
The operating system. I really love the iPhones os. It's well put together, it really works the way you want it. Everything is there where you want it. Watch some youtube videos about the iOS or just go to you local apple store or reseller and play with the iPhone a bit to get a feel if you'll like it and if you plan to use it for years.
The camera. The camera on the 3GS is pretty bad for 2011 standards. But its good if you just want to do quick snap's for facebook or for sharing them to friends via skype or something else. Anything more than that the camera is terrible.
Video frame rate is quite low, so the quality of the video isn't that good. But again, its good if you just want to share something on facebook or send it via skype.
The microphone.(The microphone is great on video clips that have been shot on this phone) I have asked my friends and family if the sound quality is good when im talking to them on the phone, they say its good, they could hear me clearly. So from other people's experience id say its good.
Overall this phone is great for any type of person, weather it be a an average person who has little interest in technology and wouldn't know how to use something so advanced. Or a business person who needs it to perform file sharing or similiar tasks.
Summary: An excellent easy to use smartphone for everyone!
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