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4.4
1,395 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 1395 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (779)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (457)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Wifi (81)
  • Camera (80)
  • App availablity (77)
  • Screen (74)
  • Operating system (69)

Cons

  • Camera (50)
  • Battery life (49)
  • Charging time (45)
  • Screen (39)
  • Button configuration (36)

Best Uses

  • Gaming (73)
  • Camera (72)
  • Email (59)
  • Texting (58)
  • Social networking (57)
    • Phone Size:
    • Compact

       

      Just Right

       

      54% 

      (62 reviews)

      Large

       
    • Battery Life:
    •  
    • Display/Screen Quality:
    •  
    • Call Quality:
    •  
    • Ease of Use:
    •  
    • Durability:
    •  
    • Design:
    •  
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (73), Feels fragile (53)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (77), Simple controls (40), Complicated controls (29)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (68), Easy to use media player (64), Gaming (63), Good speaker sound (56), Fast streaming media (50)
    • Camera:
    • Good quality (73), Camera features (64), Easy to use (64), Video recording (54), Easy sharing (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (49), Business professional (38), Social networker (31), Parent (27), Texting maven (25)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (76), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (54)

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 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
 
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
     
    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
     
    3.0

    Apple iPhone 3G (8GB)

    By 

    from Morocco

    About Me Texting Maven

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • WiFi

    Cons

    • Camera

    Best Uses

    • Texting

    Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

    The phone is a little weak but suitable for fans of communication and watching video and good phone for me poor

    • Phone Size:
    • Compact
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    5.0

    acuatlly This is best product to buy

    By 

    from Palestine

    About Me Gearhead, Social Networker

    Pros

    • Easy To Customize

    Cons

    • Battery Life
    • Screen

    Best Uses

    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

    It's very Good .But everyone wants new additions in design and screen, and added memory in the phone for 16 and want a great camera

    • 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
     
    5.0

    Nice

    By 

    from Like

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Texting

    Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

    Like

    • Phone Size:
    • Compact
    • Phone Construction:
    • Beautiful, Feels Fragile
    • Usability:
    • Complicated, Intuitive, Nice, Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound, Nice
    • Camera:
    • Camera Features, Normal
    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By 

    from san jose

    About Me Business Professional

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Difficult To Customize

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

    the's great in many things and aren't great in low things

    • Phone Size:
    • Just Right
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Games, Good Speaker Sound
    • Camera:
    • Camera Features
    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    5.0

    vere good

    By 

    from tripole libya

    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):

    i like this phone it is vere vere good

    • 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, 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

    buy it but make sure if it was clone , you most remove it

    By 

    from spain

    About Me Gearhead

    Pros

    • Easy To Customize
    • Screen

    Cons

    • Speaker Quality

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment

    Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

    good but most be better or die

    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Medium
    • Usability:
    • Simple Enough
    • Media:
    • Fast Streaming Media
    • Camera:
    • Good Quality
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample

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