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4.4
1,374 reviews
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Type:
Apple OS Smartphones
Brand:
Apple
Model:
MB702LL/A
Apple iPhone 3G (8GB)

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Apple iPhone 3G (8GB)
 
4.4

(based on 1380 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (771)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (454)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Camera (73)
  • Wifi (71)
  • App availablity (70)
  • Screen (65)
  • Operating system (60)

Cons

  • Battery life (43)
  • Camera (43)
  • Charging time (39)
  • Screen (34)
  • Button configuration (32)

Best Uses

  • Gaming (67)
  • Camera (66)
  • Social networking (53)
  • Email (51)
  • Texting (48)
    • Phone Size:
    • Compact

       

      Just Right

       

      54% 

      (55 reviews)

      Large

       
    • Battery Life:
    •  
    • Display/Screen Quality:
    •  
    • Call Quality:
    •  
    • Ease of Use:
    •  
    • Durability:
    •  
    • Design:
    •  
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (64), Feels fragile (48)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (64), Simple controls (36), Complicated controls (26)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (60), Gaming (55), Easy to use media player (54), Good speaker sound (49), Fast streaming media (42)
    • Camera:
    • Good quality (67), Easy to use (57), Camera features (55), Video recording (49), Easy sharing (47)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (41), Business professional (32), Social networker (29), Parent (24), Gadget-phobic (21)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (69), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (47)

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

Iphone

By 

from Turkye

About Me Social Networker

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):

    Excellent

    • Phone Size:
    • Large
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • 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

    The Legend of the price of an affordable

    By 

    from Saudi Arabia Riyadh Shihab bin Abdullah

    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
      • Social Networking
      • Texting
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

      The Legend of the price of an affordable-class think of it as a good Apple company can rely on in the user excellent software and store the privacy of the grandest I think that integrated I can comfortably large programs do not need to fear from viruses download you to protect Apple have not seen a phone enjoys Bhazh Al_khasail the most important is safety all a user searches for security and privacy that vailable in Apple phones

      • Phone Size:
      • Just Right
      • Phone Construction:
      • Feels Sturdy
      • Usability:
      • Simple Enough
      • Media:
      • Easy To Use Media Player
      • Camera:
      • Good Quality
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      good free nais

      By 

      from rosia

      About Me Business Professional, Gadget-phobic, good, good free good, Grandparent, Parent, Social Networker, Student, Texting Maven

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

        free nais and good

        • 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:
        • Easy To Use, Good Quality, Video Recording
        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        I love this

        By 

        from Mm.sh

        About Me Business Professional, Gadget-phobic, Gearhead, Grandparent, Parent, Social Networker, Student, Texting Maven

        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):

          I like this iPhone and I wish have this phone

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Fragile
          • Usability:
          • Complicated, Intuitive, 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
           
          5.0

          top

          By 

          from maroc

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Camera
            • Games
            • Social Networking
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

            ilove this phone

            • Phone Size:
            • Compact
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Intuitive
            • Camera:
            • Good Quality
             
            3.0

            i like this proudct

            By 

            from maroc

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • App Availablity
            • Battery Life
            • Camera
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Charging time

            Best Uses

            • Social Networking

            Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

            i love it so match but the battery it not good

            • Phone Size:
            • Just Right
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Intuitive
            • Media:
            • Fast Streaming Media
            • Camera:
            • Editing Tools
            • Affiliation:
            • I received a sample
             
            3.0

            good

            By 

            from .

            About Me Student

            Pros

            • App Availablity

            Cons

            • Button Configuration

            Best Uses

            • Texting

            Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

            very good

            • Phone Size:
            • Just Right
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough
            • Media:
            • Easy To Use Media Player
            • Camera:
            • Camera Features, Good Quality
            • Affiliation:
            • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
             
            5.0

            Telephone wonderful and I would like to buy it

            By 

            from algeria

            About Me Business Professional, Gadget-phobic, Gearhead, Grandparent, Parent, Social Networker, Student, Texting Maven

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Battery Life
            • Button Configuration
            • Camera
            • Charging time
            • Difficult To Customize
            • Screen
            • Speaker Quality
            • Web Browsing

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

            becouse is nice

            • Phone Size:
            • Just Right
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Complicated
            • 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
             
            4.0

            Phones pick

            By 

            from www.the3egyption.tk

            About Me Business Professional, Grandparent, Social Networker, Student

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Charging time

            Best Uses

            • Camera
            • Email
            • Entertainment
            • Games
            • Social Networking
            • Texting
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

            Phone is very beautiful, simple, strong and beautiful and the camera speed Internet awesome

            • Phone Size:
            • Just Right
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Intuitive
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media
            • 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
             
            3.0

            this is good phone

            By 

            from nyc.ny

            About Me Parent

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Battery Life
            • Button Configuration
            • Camera
            • Screen

            Best Uses

            • Email
            • Entertainment
            • Texting

            Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

            i think that the iphone 3 is good but there is somme problems wifi isnt good enouph to watch a youtube video screen is good battery isnt it take 4 hours for charging i can recomened for you but you have to be so smart to use it.

            • Phone Size:
            • Compact
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Fragile
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player
            • Camera:
            • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Editing Tools, Video Recording
            • Affiliation:
            • I received a sample

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