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4.4
1,401 reviews
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Type:
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Brand:
Apple
Model:
MB702LL/A
Apple iPhone 3G (8GB)

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Apple iPhone 3G (8GB)
 
4.4

(based on 1401 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (784)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (458)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Wifi (84)
  • Camera (83)
  • App availablity (80)
  • Screen (76)
  • Operating system (71)

Cons

  • Battery life (50)
  • Camera (50)
  • Charging time (45)
  • Screen (40)
  • Button configuration (36)

Best Uses

  • Gaming (76)
  • Camera (74)
  • Email (62)
  • Texting (59)
  • Social networking (58)
    • Phone Size:
    • Compact

       

      Just Right

       

      53% 

      (63 reviews)

      Large

       
    • Battery Life:
    •  
    • Display/Screen Quality:
    •  
    • Call Quality:
    •  
    • Ease of Use:
    •  
    • Durability:
    •  
    • Design:
    •  
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (75), Feels fragile (55)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (81), Simple controls (40), Complicated controls (29)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (70), Gaming (66), Easy to use media player (65), Good speaker sound (57), Fast streaming media (53)
    • Camera:
    • Good quality (75), Camera features (66), Easy to use (66), Easy sharing (55), Video recording (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (49), Business professional (41), Social networker (31), Parent (28), Texting maven (27)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (77), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (57)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Why I switched from the Motorola Q to the Apple iPhone

 

So I finally made the plunge!  After several years of being a happy Verizon and Windows Smartphone (Motorola Q most recently) customer, I switched to the Apple...Read complete review

 

So I finally made the plunge!  After several years of being a happy Verizon and Windows Smartphone (Motorola Q most recently) customer, I switched to the Apple iPhone. I used it for several days before I ported my number from Verizon to make sure there were no fatal flaws.  Ultimately I decided that the iPhone's strengths outweighed its weaknesses .

**Top 4 iPhone Weaknesses**

1. Contacts and Calendar do not synch "over the air" like they do with Active Sync on the Smartphone.  If/when Apple and Microsoft get together to implement the "direct push" software for Exchange server that should enable this over the air syncing, I will be a very happy camper.  For now, I have to dock the iPhone, sync my calendar and contacts with Apple's iCal and Address Book and then set Entourage to sync with those.  When I dock the iPhone, it syncs with iCal and Address Book.
2. The keyboard is still not as easy for me to use as the Motorola Q keyboard was. It is just slower, less usable, and takes more effort and focus to typing an e-mail.
3. Search is weak.  I wish I could easily search my address book or e-mails for a specific word or phrase.  As far as I can tell, there is no search except when you are dialing the phone and it looks up your contacts.  I will say however, it is faster than the Motorola Q for this purpose. I have 5,000+ contacts and it sorts through them with a few second delay.
4. Reception in Chicago is not as good with AT&T as it is with Verizon. We tested side by side and I would say that quality of the AT&T network is 30 to 50% lower than Verizon.  However, the other strengths helped offset this weakness.

**Top 4 iPhone Strengths**

1. The web browsing is amazing.  The ability for the iPhone to render web pages perfectly is light years ahead of the Motorola Q and Windows Smartphone.  I can now read HTML e-mails and surf the web in a way I was totally unable to with the Q.
2. The applications. Both mapping and photos are extremely well done.  The mapping bascially eliminates the need to print out directions from Google Maps like I used to.  For me, this is a major plus.
3. Having an iPod built into my phone and always with me is very nice. I will use it more and be grateful that it is always with me.
4. And of course, as everyone has said, Apple has designed an easy to use, beautiful interface that makes the phone simple yet sophisticated.

So net/net, so far, a few weeks into my experiment, I am very happy with the iPhone. It would have been perfect if Microsoft had worked with Apple on the over the air syncing and they have struck their exclusive deal with Verizon not AT&T.  I don't know how they could have solved the keyboard issue....

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fix the bugs and iPhone 3G would be great

I purchased the iPhone 3G shortly after it came out, expecting it to be as "flawless" as everyone claims their other products are. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The...Read complete review

I purchased the iPhone 3G shortly after it came out, expecting it to be as "flawless" as everyone claims their other products are. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The browser crashes regularly. At times the browser doesn't even load until you restart the phone (so I advise you to get in the habit at turning off your phone at night at least once a week) if you've left your phone running for too long. The sensor that detects if the phone is placed horizontally or vertically doesn't work sometimes, once again if you've left the phone on for a long period of time. Their software updates totally killed my phone, and I had to reformat it, loosing several settings and preferences in the process. The only good thing about it is that it's an all-in-one device.

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5.0

Apple iPhone 3G 8GB

By 

from usa

About Me Business Professional

Pros

  • App Availablity

Cons

  • Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Entertainment

Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

Very excellent I liked it

  • Phone Size:
  • Compact
  • Phone Construction:
  • Feels Fragile
  • Usability:
  • Simple Enough
  • Media:
  • Fast Streaming Media
  • Camera:
  • Camera Features
  • Affiliation:
  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
 
5.0

this is the best phone ever

By 

from bejaia

Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

this is the best phone ever and i would to have many phone of this kind

 
5.0

great

By 

from something extra, I would not say it's wo

Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

great

 
5.0

its good phone

By 

from new york

About Me Business Professional

Pros

  • App Availablity
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Easy To Customize
  • Operating System
  • Web Browsing
  • WiFi

Cons

  • Screen

Best Uses

  • Email
  • Entertainment
  • Games
  • Social Networking
  • Texting

Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

I think this product is great, easy to use and useful in everyday life and I advise everyone to use it

  • Phone Size:
  • Just Right
  • Phone Construction:
  • Feels Sturdy
  • Usability:
  • Simple Enough
  • Media:
  • Easy To Download Media, Fast Streaming Media, Games
  • Camera:
  • Easy Sharing, Easy To Use
  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
4.0

very good

By 

from Egypt Cairo Fayoum

About Me Business Professional, Gadget-phobic, Parent, Texting Maven

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Camera
  • Screen
  • Web Browsing
  • WiFi

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Email
    • Games

    Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

    IPhone is one of the most beautiful mobile phones in the world

    • Phone Size:
    • Large
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Fragile
    • Usability:
    • Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Games
    • Camera:
    • Good Quality
    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    5.0

    Phone review

    By 

    from Tiznit

    About Me Gearhead, Texting Maven

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • App Availablity
    • Battery Life
    • Camera
    • Easy To Customize
    • Operating System
    • Screen
    • Web Browsing
    • WiFi

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camera
      • Email
      • Games
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

      This phone has no downside but it consists of several really great phone positives

      • Phone Size:
      • Compact
      • Phone Construction:
      • Feels Sturdy
      • Usability:
      • Simple Enough
      • Media:
      • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
      • Camera:
      • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
      • Affiliation:
      • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
       
      5.0

      Apple iPhone 3G (8GB)

      By 

      from USA

      About Me Student

      Pros

      • App Availablity
      • Battery Life
      • Camera
      • Operating System
      • Screen
      • Web Browsing
      • WiFi

      Cons

      • Difficult To Customize

      Best Uses

      • Email
      • Entertainment
      • Games
      • Texting

      Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

      Apple iPhone 3G (8GB)

      • Phone Size:
      • Just Right
      • Phone Construction:
      • Feels Fragile
      • Usability:
      • Simple Enough
      • Media:
      • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
      • Camera:
      • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      3.0

      I like this iPhone

      By 

      from Turlock

      About Me Student

      Pros

      • Easy To Customize
      • WiFi

      Cons

      • Camera
      • Speaker Quality

      Best Uses

      • Email
      • Texting
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

      The iphone is very sweet and easy to use

      • Phone Size:
      • Just Right
      • Phone Construction:
      • Feels Fragile
      • Usability:
      • Simple Enough
      • Media:
      • Easy To Use Media Player
      • Camera:
      • Camera Features
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The phone is amazing Suggest an edit

      By 

      from algeria in ghazaouet

      About Me Student

      Pros

      • App Availablity
      • Battery Life
      • Camera
      • Easy To Customize
      • Operating System
      • Screen
      • Web Browsing
      • WiFi

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Camera
        • Email
        • Entertainment
        • Games
        • Out-of-office Productivity
        • Social Networking
        • Texting
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

        It's a great Phone

        • Phone Size:
        • Large
        • Phone Construction:
        • Feels Sturdy
        • Usability:
        • Simple Enough
        • Media:
        • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound
        • Camera:
        • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice Phone !!

        By 

        from Mascara, Algéria

        About Me Student

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • App Availablity
        • Battery Life
        • Camera
        • Easy To Customize
        • Operating System
        • Screen
        • Web Browsing
        • WiFi

        Cons

        • Charging time

        Best Uses

        • Camera
        • Email
        • Entertainment
        • Games
        • Out-of-office Productivity
        • Social Networking
        • Texting
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

        This is a nice phone !!!

        • Phone Size:
        • Just Right
        • Phone Construction:
        • Feels Sturdy
        • Usability:
        • Simple Enough
        • Media:
        • Easy To Use Media Player, Games
        • Camera:
        • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Editing Tools, Good Quality, Video Recording
        • Affiliation:
        • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand

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