Altho i am not going to buy i-phone 3g its still worth a look if it meets your requirements and your only getting omnia or xperia for showing off spec,,i went into carfone again to play with this and if your a person fed up with reflections on screen you have to try i-phone plus its so simple but does what it dos so damn well..
IF your after what i-phone was built for like web,,music,,video playback plus email and not fussed about video cam then even i reccomend this and if future i-phones incorporate what i want i.e. blutooth file transfer good auto focus cam plus good video recording and the other complaints on here then i too will be in queue next year for i-phone 3...The screen looks like its got decals stuck on it the icons are so lucid,sharp and bright (i have said this before)and colourfull its better than any other screen on a mobile..Lets hope next year things will improve yet again for the rest of us here today complaining about the lack of features we want and we too can join the i-phone revolution.
Last thing is if you want this but put off by contract ,hold on its coming on prepay at a reasonable price and if your buying touch i-pod and ready for new phone how can you go wrong with buying this or original i-phone...
Thats my input and opinion and its a splendid device,,,,brynn
This is one of the best phones I've used. I've had 6 different mobiles over the past 12 months and for my basic needs the iPhone 3g exceeds my expectations.
Although I've had other mobiles that had a lot more to offer as in programs and functionality, I do not miss what the iPhone doesn't offer me, as in no MMS/Pic messaging.
I thought no MMS would be a let down to me and I was a little hesitant in buying the iPhone 3g because of this, but in all fairness it's other uses exceed beyound this for me.
I bought the iPhone 3g because one, I love the fact that its an mobile and an ipod in one, which means one device to carry around, two, it's slim and its stylish and using the internet on it, is really an amazing experience for me.
Now I have the white 16gb iPhone 3g, in which I really didn't want as I do like black when it comes to mobile phones, but due to the fact that this iPhone 3g was hard to get when it was first released with Optus and the fact that the prices on ebay were just plain stupid to pay, I managed to get one for the reasonable RRP but only white was available.
Now that I have the white, I must admit that I do love it's colour now, it doesn't show finger prints and it looks quiet clean. I have a hard plastic cover protecting it, in which does not make the phone look chunky at all.
The iPhone 3g exceeds my expectations for my usuage of a mobile phone and provides me with the benefits and beyound in what I'd be using it for.
Now, before buying this product I read alot into to it, I worked out what it offers, what it doesn't offer, I looked at will it provide me with what I need with a mobile phone and if it did and the positives out weighed the negatives, then this phone was for me.
I think it's sad that you read this forum and theres people that have left comments before it's release and knew what it offers, only to come back into the forum after purchasing it themselfs to complain that it doesnt do this and it doesnt do that.
You know you knew this before buying it, but went out and bought it because of the hype of it, so if your not satisfied with it and think its a waste of money, then you only have yourself to blame for being sucked into it. Clearly you haven't bought it for what you want it for.
Enjoy what you have or just change to another product that suits your requirements, it's that simple.
My two bobs worth...
i dont like the white.. the back and the front contrasts too much.. it sucks..ok
Hi, everyone I am Mike and I work for Apple trust me. The iPhone 3G isn't bad at all we are trying to reform it to be a better phone by October should you have any problems please visit a near by apple store and we will workout something for you to enjoy your iPhone!!
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2008Umm... I live in Europe and I got it absolutely legally with no network restrictions for 525 euros.Hmm... at http://www.ohmac.co.uk/iphone/iphone.php
it only cost £239.00 = 303 euro
even though the apple 3G iphone doesn't do High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSCD) as the review indicates, is it capable of operating over a single CSD connection at the lower original GSM data service channel bandwidth of 9.6 kpbs? Anyone
for me iphone is new cellphone with old specification..iphone just a toy / fashion phone..it ain't worth it to carry at the business meeting..many said that iphone just suit to american people..so..don't sell outside america then..
The best UI hands down.... in a phone with 3 year old specs... tsk tsk. Talk about hubris. Apple is seeing if people will buy into an old phone model on the strength of their UI, OS alone.
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2008Hey, if you this phone is bad and as you say it is worse..So how come still today people stayi... moreUmm... I live in Europe and I got it absolutely legally with no network restrictions for 525 euros.
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2008Iphone is the most overated phone propably due to apples hype machine . Fact is this phone can... morehey could you plz tell me for sure whether this mobile has got bluetooth for the transfer of files,music..??
hey it is such an amazing mobile with many functions but the sad thing is:it don't have bluetooth!u will have difficulties in sharing pics,videos...
I hate it. Not a multimedia computer!
I love it, really nice to use!
Overall opinion- 5/10
It is hilarious to see the amount of people that do carry on about features that NOT every one uses. Would you people like to wear the same clothes as everyone, like the same colour, have the same friends, like the same movies etc as everyone else in the whole world?? If not then why is it you have so many issues accepting that people like things for different reasons. Not everyone will agree with you and you wont agree with everyone - does that mean its your god given right to put people down and carry on like a child?? Accept there is a choice for a reason. I do not have an iphone and wont buy one simply because it DOESNT SUIT me. But I am mature enough to realise it DOES suit others and theres nothing wrong with that. Id hate to see some of you if you had a real crisis if you cant even handle a phone you dont like on the market - I mean PLEASE. Grow up.
"On-Screen-Typing is faster than any physical keyboard once you figure out the keyboard set and spelling corrections formatting."
"the MAIN PEOPLE WHO CRITICIZE ANYTHING IS THAT THEY DON'T OWN IT, LOOK AT THE SPECS, AND JUDGE IT RIGHT THERE AND THEN."
That's exactly what they're criticising. The fact that it's got relatively mediocre specs and it's getting such a large amount of hype annoys the people that know better - such as myself.
"Though the phone has competition, noone really cares what other phones there are out there. PEOPLE WILL BUY THE PHONE THAT ARE MOST EASILY ATTAINABLE."
Because the 3 week or so waiting list i've been hearing about is a myth...? The fact that customers need to initiate a billed service that they don't have an iphone to use with at the time of initiation? It's not easily attainable.
"Exclusion of the MMS and copy-and-paste functions are no biggie"
No, they are a biggie.
"No other Phone beats the iPhone in terms of screen size- Size DOES matter"
Because resolution means nothing? Size means nothing if the resolution is too low. There are other handsets with higher resolutions, and therefore, clearer displays.
"and this phone brings it with the best in terms of media - music and video at its finest."
No, it doesn't. It's really, really good with music, but the rest of the media situation is a write-off. You can't capture video and you can't capture proper images. Compare it to an entry-level sony-ericsson handset with a 2 megapixel camera, and the sony-ercisson will absolutely own the iphone in that department.
Please, people, open your eyes and look at some spec sheets before either praising this phone, or bashing the competition. Everything has been done before, and in most cases, better. There's no competition when it comes to the interface - I will not deny that, nor deny that I am a big fan of it, but that is the main differentiating factor.
Have any of u guys bought the Iphone 3G
Live i Denmark where u only can buy the phone with binding.
Its a good feel to this phone. The feel to this phone, including the OS and the interactive multi-touch screen is better than anything on the market right now.
On-Screen-Typing is faster than any physical keyboard once you figure out the keyboard set and spelling corrections formatting.
So, get your hands on an iPhone, Call Quality is great and the feel of the phone is amazing. the MAIN PEOPLE WHO CRITICIZE ANYTHING IS THAT THEY DON'T OWN IT, LOOK AT THE SPECS, AND JUDGE IT RIGHT THERE AND THEN. Though the phone has competition, noone really cares what other phones there are out there. PEOPLE WILL BUY THE PHONE THAT ARE MOST EASILY ATTAINABLE.
iPhone camera works great in nice bright areas- better quality than some cameras at 2.0. though it would suck at night, unfortunately.
Exclusion of the MMS and copy-and-paste functions are no biggie and future apps/ updates may fix this and if you actually USED the iPhone, copy and paste may actually have to be a menu option instead of the on-the-spot C&P-ing.
No other Phone beats the iPhone in terms of screen size- Size DOES matter and this phone brings it with the best in terms of media - music and video at its finest.
BATTERY LIFE--> 5 hours on 3G! - they're not lying, you actually CAN TALK A LOT on this phone if you don't do anything out of the ordinary with maps and other apps (like any other phone). Battery Life is underrated! Though i have the mini charger it comes with- Very Handy and convenient!