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4.4
1,413 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 1413 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (791)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (461)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Camera (92)
  • Wifi (91)
  • App availablity (88)
  • Screen (84)
  • Operating system (79)

Cons

  • Battery life (56)
  • Camera (54)
  • Charging time (49)
  • Screen (44)
  • Speaker quality (40)

Best Uses

  • Gaming (83)
  • Camera (80)
  • Social networking (66)
  • Email (65)
  • Texting (65)
    • Phone Size:
    • Compact

       

      Just Right

       

      55% 

      (71 reviews)

      Large

       
    • Battery Life:
    •  
    • Display/Screen Quality:
    •  
    • Call Quality:
    •  
    • Ease of Use:
    •  
    • Durability:
    •  
    • Design:
    •  
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (85), Feels fragile (56)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (88), Simple controls (41), Complicated controls (33)
    • Media:
    • Easy to download media (78), Easy to use media player (71), Gaming (71), Good speaker sound (62), Fast streaming media (54)
    • Camera:
    • Good quality (83), Easy to use (73), Camera features (68), Easy sharing (58), Video recording (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (55), Business professional (46), Social networker (32), Parent (30), Texting maven (29)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (81), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (62)

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

great

By 

from cairo

About Me Gearhead, Grandparent, Parent

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Charging time
  • Difficult To Customize
  • Screen

Best Uses

  • Entertainment
  • Games
  • Out-of-office Productivity

Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

great phone

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

I phone is great

By 

from egypt

About Me 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):

i phone is have memory (8GB) and is vary vary....greay

  • Phone Size:
  • Large
  • Phone Construction:
  • Feels Sturdy
  • Usability:
  • Simple Enough
  • Media:
  • Easy To Download Media
  • Camera:
  • Camera Features
  • Affiliation:
  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
 
4.0

Freundenstadt-germany

By 

from Freundenstadt-germany

About Me Business Professional, Parent, Student

Pros

  • Camera
  • Operating System
  • Screen

Cons

  • Battery Life
  • Speaker Quality

Best Uses

  • Camera
  • Social Networking
  • Web Browsing

Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

A good phone, easy to use and very useful, and a camera that has a very good size features. It fits all high-quality audio output, but needs some updates in the system, internet browsing and protection, but in addition to this powerful architecture and touch screen

  • Phone Size:
  • Just Right
  • Phone Construction:
  • Feels Sturdy
  • Usability:
  • Simple Enough
  • Media:
  • Easy To Download Media, External Media Controls, Good Speaker Sound
  • Camera:
  • Easy Sharing, Editing Tools, Good Quality
  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
3.0

i like it

By 

from atia11

About Me Business Professional

Pros

  • Battery Life
  • Easy To Customize
  • WiFi

Cons

  • Camera
  • Screen
  • Speaker Quality

Best Uses

  • Games
  • Texting

Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

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  • Phone Size:
  • Large
  • Phone Construction:
  • Feels Fragile
  • Usability:
  • Complicated
  • Media:
  • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Games, Good Speaker Sound
  • Camera:
  • Easy Sharing, Easy To Use
  • Affiliation:
  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
 
4.0

Review of Apple IPHONE 3 GS 8GB

By 

from Philadelphia

About Me Gearhead, Grandparent, Social Networker, Student, Texting Maven

Pros

  • App Availablity
  • Camera
  • Web Browsing

Cons

  • Battery Life
  • Charging time
  • Speaker Quality

Best Uses

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

Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

A good product even he's an old phone but still good to use even with a little problems like charging Battery .

  • Phone Size:
  • Just Right
  • Phone Construction:
  • Feels Sturdy
  • Usability:
  • Simple Enough
  • Media:
  • Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Games
  • Camera:
  • Easy To Use, Good Quality, Video Recording
  • Affiliation:
  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
 
3.0

I love it

By 

from Libya

About Me Business Professional, Grandparent

See all my reviews

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Camera
    • Social Networking
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

    The device is beautiful, elegant and easy to use

    • Phone Size:
    • Just Right
    • Phone Construction:
    • Feels Sturdy
    • Usability:
    • Complicated
    • Media:
    • Easy To Download Media
    • Camera:
    • Easy To Use, Good Quality
     
    5.0

    Wooooow

    By 

    from Lebaneas

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

        This is my dream Woooow

        • Phone Size:
        • Just Right
        • Phone Construction:
        • Feels Sturdy
         
        5.0

        wow

        By 

        from s\OMG!

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        Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

        good!

         
        5.0

        a good selphone really i want to buy it again

        By 

        from algeria

        About Me Business Professional, Student

        See all my reviews

        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 good product it's the best I sell it even the seller is nice enough I just liked the product and also his camera is really easy to use and strong and good quality I recommend buying it from now

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, External Media Controls, Games, Good Speaker Sound
          • Camera:
          • Easy Sharing, Easy To Use, Good Quality, Video Recording
          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          5.0

          nice phone

          By 

          from ca

          About Me Student

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Difficult To Customize

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Games
          • Social Networking
          • Texting

          Comments about Apple iPhone 3G (8GB):

          Very good phone, the quality is excellent. I ordered the third phone and everything is in order! One of the advantages of Apple iPhone 3G from other devices is the freedom of settings it provides to users. In addition to allowing the installation of various applications that can change important aspects of the operation of the iPhon esystem on your phone, this privileged system also allows you to access a set of hidden functions to control more on this smartphone.
          nice phone thx :)

          • Phone Size:
          • Just Right
          • Phone Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Games, Good Speaker Sound
          • Camera:
          • Easy To Use, Good Quality
          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample

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