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iPhone 3GS 8GB
Member Name: SandeepNamburi
iPhone 3GS 8GB
Date: 23/11/12, updated on 28/11/12 (5 review reads)
Advantages: Great design, reliable, comes in white or black, upgradable to iOS 6, unlockable, itunes
Disadvantages: older models of the iPhone, Apple doesn't provide insurance for this device anymore
Now that the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 came out, nobody seems to care about the "old" iPhone 3GS. In my opinion, I still love this iPhone. It's not slow, it has a decent camera, it's supported to be upgraded to Apple's latest iOS 6 software, it has a great design, etc. It may lack some features that the new devices have but it could save you over a hundred Euros when you're buying a used iPhone. The iPhone 5 is approximately 619 Euros without a contract. The iPhone 3GS is approximately just 245 Euros without a contract.
Now it all comes down to perspective. If your looking for one of the latest and hottest phones on the market you probably need to stop reading this review. If your looking for a cheap smartphone that's very reliable continue reading. The iPhone 3GS is a perfect phone in my perspective. The main things/features you will miss out from the other latest iPhones is the front camera, retina display, high camera quality, and faster processors (The iPhone 3GS still is very reliable, performance wise...). If you don't mind a few differences, than the iPhone 3GS is the phone for you.
As you can see by this review, I love the iPhone 3GS. It's a simple and classic phone that's always there when you need it. Even though it's one of Apple's older phones, quality or performance doesn't lack too much. You won't be faced with any problems if you take good care of your phone. Plus there is still iTunes support so if you are faced with a software error, you will be able to fix it in less that 20 minutes.
Summary: The iPhone 3GS is a simple and reliable phone. Perfect for people who want a cheap smartphone...