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4.4
1,372 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 1372 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (766)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (453)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Camera (66)
  • Wifi (64)
  • App availablity (62)
  • Screen (59)
  • Operating system (54)

Cons

  • Battery life (43)
  • Camera (43)
  • Charging time (37)
  • Screen (34)
  • Button configuration (31)

Best Uses

  • Camera (60)
  • Gaming (60)
  • Email (46)
  • Social networking (46)
  • Texting (42)
    • Phone Size:
    • Compact

       

      Just Right

       

      53% 

      (50 reviews)

      Large

       
    • Battery Life:
    •  
    • Display/Screen Quality:
    •  
    • Call Quality:
    •  
    • Ease of Use:
    •  
    • Durability:
    •  
    • Design:
    •  
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (57), Feels fragile (48)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (61), Simple controls (33), Complicated controls (25)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (57), Gaming (52), Easy to use media player (50), Good speaker sound (47), Fast streaming media (39)
    • Camera:
    • Good quality (60), Easy to use (53), Camera features (51), Video recording (45), Easy sharing (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (36), Business professional (29), Social networker (25), Parent (21), Gadget-phobic (19)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (65), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (44)

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

i love it so match but the battery it not good so thes all s

By 

from germany

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

Pros

  • all it good very match and i thank you appel mkt
  • App Availablity
  • Camera
  • Easy To Customize
  • Operating System
  • Screen
  • Web Browsing
  • WiFi

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • all its good
  • Camera
  • Email
  • Entertainment
  • Out-of-office Productivity
  • Social Networking
  • Texting
  • Web Browsing

Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

i think thes mobil it good but the battery it nt good and it is speed and good and evry thing it work and thank you very match appel tecnology

  • Phone Size:
  • Just Right
  • Phone Construction:
  • Feels Fragile, Feels Sturdy
  • Usability:
  • Complicated, Intuitive, Simple Enough
  • Media:
  • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, 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
 
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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

vere bad

By 

from amman

About Me Business Professional, Gadget-phobic, Grandparent, Student

Pros

  • Web Browsing

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Email
  • Texting

Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

Systems must be improved customization tools and a good performance of the camera and the browser continues to social and exterior

  • Phone Size:
  • Compact
  • Phone Construction:
  • Feels Fragile
  • Usability:
  • Complicated
  • Media:
  • External Media Controls
  • Camera:
  • Good Quality
  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

just Wow

By 

from djelfa, algerie

About Me Student

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Games

    Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

    it's very good phone

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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    i love that

    By 

    from libya

    About Me Business Professional, Gadget-phobic, Social Networker, Texting Maven

    Pros

    • 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 love that in camera and web browsing and social networking and texting ammm and the and i like that very very like

      • Phone Size:
      • Just Right
      • Phone Construction:
      • Feels Fragile
      • Usability:
      • Intuitive
      • 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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Phone iPhone remains more phones aesthetic and effectiveness

      By 

      from bouarfa Mo

      About Me Business Professional, Social Networker, Student

      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):

      Use the phone iPhone with ease and safety

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      it is very gooooooooooooooooooood quality because his camera

      By 

      from UAE

      Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

      it is very very good for buy and i like it

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      nies

      By 

      from Jeddah

      Pros

      • Camera
      • WiFi

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

          Very nice I want to buy it

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          wow tre belle phone

          By 

          from mrc

          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

            • Texting

            Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

            wow iphone

            • Phone Size:
            • Compact
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Fragile
            • Usability:
            • Complicated, Intuitive
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media, External Media Controls, 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
             
            4.0

            is very beautiful

            By 

            from maan

            About Me Parent, Social Networker

            Pros

            • App Availablity
            • Battery Life
            • Camera
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Battery Life
            • Camera
            • Speaker Quality

            Best Uses

            • Camera
            • Email
            • Games
            • Social Networking

            Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

            it is very gooooooooooooooooooood quality because his camera is also good the speaker also it is beautiful form i love it the gmes are very good and hispeeeeeeeed it is have been not brocken it is also allright good beatiful my father use it he say thatn is very nice is speed the audio file is good i say it is not deficcult to use

            • Phone Size:
            • Just Right
            • Phone Construction:
            • Feels Fragile
            • Usability:
            • Intuitive
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Games, Good Speaker Sound
            • Camera:
            • Camera Features, Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Good Quality, Video Recording
            • Affiliation:
            • I received a sample

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